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
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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
Anyone with me? Sometimes, I don't care whether I receive points for a blog. Sometimes I just want to propose a question and hope to get real time feedback from a variety of folks, such as when I posted: Financial Advisement, ASAP please . I posted at 12:10. By 12:45 I was off and running with some resources I had not had before. I love getting balanced feedback and brainstorming ideas.
Purpose. If I have time, and I am researching an issue I use our Search function and may contact certain bloggers directly for clarification or specific communication. If I am on a serious quest for information I can "take to the bank" I will go through the above steps and also read profiles and maybe a few other blogs by specific people before I contact them. Some people "borrow other people's money", I tend to borrow "other people's knowledge".
Last night I spent hours researching for a blog that I didn't post. Time wasted? Hardly. I learned a lot. I now have countless references almost answering my question, but not quite. I could post them all here and maybe get more points and better feedback. Instead, I would ask that others also use the "Blog Search" feature.
My question is this: In consideration for a Blogger, if a reader rates a blog and/or bookmarks a blog instead of commenting, does it carry as much weight for the blogger of the post? I ask this because sometimes I may actually have no comment, or my comment would replicate other comments, yet I may have found the blog to be informative, timely, well written, entertaining, thought provoking--a definite "5". Okay, there are times you read a blog and can't believe they actually got points for submitting that, a 1 to 3.
Sometimes I would like to rate and go on about my business, but I want to be assured that I have rewarded the blogger. Of course I wouldn't get points for the comment, but again, points are not always the objective. As a blog reader I may sometimes find a blog that merits close reading or will make a great reference across time, that is when I bookmark. Question: a bookmarked blog obviously holds value to me as a reader. Is the blogger rewarded in anyway for bookmarks?
My most recently bookmarked: ActiveRain Community Resources - Updated 04/15/07 undoubtedly a most excellent reference tool and the ideal starting point for any new Rainers. I bookmarked it also because I don't have time to go through all the juicy references right now, but on a rainy day...
Are you excited? If you found me, you are most likely thinking of moving to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and/or starting a business. I remember the excitement, anticipation and concerns about relocating. Therefore, I try to convey "slice of life" moments with photo-blogs and single photo uploads to assist you in getting a "real feel".
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.