Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
Curious as to what others in your profession think about a certain product or tool?
AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
Leave a review yourself for others to benefit from
Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
ARU Calendar provides class types and registration links
Watch short tutorials on updating your photo, inserting a hyperlink and much more
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
Find answers to most FAQ's
Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
Get your content in front of more eyes
Search by location or type
Feel free to start your own group
Find some that are close to home and close to heart
Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
Have you invited others to the Active Rain Network? Did you show them the manual? Why not? Because there isn't one..... yet. Are you giving them instructions on what to do next or where to go for help? I have spent quite a few hours this past week helping those I've invited, get setup in Active Rain. I found myself wishing there was a manual or instructional page to help my invitees.
This is for all the New Member Professionals (I don't like the term "newbie", being one myself) to help you get up and running on the Active Rain Network. This is not an official manual, just what I have put together to help you.
GETTING STARTED: So you have joined the network, now what?
"STEP 1" What should I do before I start?
Bookmark Active Rain or your Profile page as a favorite
Write down or remember your login name and password
Always login first to leave comments, posts, and edit profile etc.
"STEP 2" Review The Guidelines Post. This is at the very bottom of the page once you login. You can also click on it now.
"Step 3" How do I setup my profile?
You should now be logged into Active Rain. You need to setup your profile page. It's simple, yet very important. Follow these simple instructions:
Next to the word Profile, Click on (Edit)
Add (Upload) your photo, just click on upload picture
Add your Address, Phones, Email, Website Etc.
In the "Description Box", add your Value - Statement (This is what people see under your photo)
Add "About Us" or "About Me" you can change by clicking on "Rename Selection" Type what it tells you
Do the Same with "Areas of Expertise" and "Testimonials" (Look at other members profiles to get ideas)
You can add photos, links, key bullet points, change fonts, spellcheck and more, just use this toolbar below. (Hover your mouse over each graphic, and it will tell you what each icon does)
There are many other groups you may want to consider depending on your profession in the industry. Once you find the groups you want to join, just click the box that says "JOIN GROUP" and you're done.
Once you have selected the groups you want to join, you can access them from the left side of your screen ( see Below )
"Step 6" What other Navigation tools are there?
You will find the following navigation tools on the left side of your screen, these are for:
Your Name appears here (Only When You Are Logged In)
My Home brings you to your home page in Active Rain
My Profile is your Active Rain Profile (Use Edit to Change or Update)
My Blog is your Active Rain Blog - Only One Blog with many posts Click on (Post) to create a new post
My Settings allows you to modify your Active Rain Account (email etc)
Groups - These are the links to the different groups you have joined
My Comments - Your comments you have made on others posts
Points Summary - This is the Breakdown of "your" Points earned
Statistics - You'll have to click on this to see for yourself (you'll likeit!)
Blog Bookmarks - There is a bookmark option under every post. You can bookmark the ones you really like, and access them from here later (You can also rate posts 1 - 5, and it is recommended that you do so)
Invite Others - Allows you to email invite other collegues and members
Link To ActiveRain - Get points when you put links back to Active Rain on websites
Associations - These are the members who have chosen to make you an associate. You can add "Associates" too. Just click on "Add Associate" above their photo on their profile page.
Here are some other valuable blog posts I have found that should help you get started. You can also do a search to find ANY TOPIC you would like. Need Help? Do a search or create a post. This is the place to be!
It will cover things like "creating posts", and where to post them. SEO, RSS Feeds, Localism.com, Points Breakdown, Intermediate HTML code and using graphics, Using Tags, Creating Links, Adding Listings, Marketing and more!
I know this is a bit long, but hopefully this will help you and others to get started. Got Questions? Give me a click! :-)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.