Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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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
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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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
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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
Social networking is a term that is being thrown around all over the internet. The reality is that social networking didn't start on the internet. It has been around for years. It is what what most of us have done all of our lives. The big deal is that for the most part we have not thought of our social connecting as social networking.
*When we go to a party we are socially networking.
*When we go to church we are socially networking.
*When we go shopping we are socaially networking.
*When we visit a friend we are socially newtorking.
*When we go to a class reunion we are socially networking.
*When we go to school we are socially networking.
*When we go to a seminar we are socially networking.
*When we connect with people on the internet we are socially networking.
I think you get picture. To network socially is to be involved with other people no matter where we are. One of the keys to social networking is being on purpose while we are networking. I am not saying to be so overbearing that you turn people off. What I am saying is to be a good listener, take good mental notes and prepare to respond.
Believe it or not once we finish being with a person or a group the conversation is not always over. If you took good mental notes you will have a reason to pick up on a previous conversation with a person or group. This is what separates the professional networker from the ones that stumble into networking situations.
People are amazed when we remember details of a previous conversation. It shows them that we cared enough to actually listen. Listening goes a long way. So the key to social networking no matter where we do it is "listening."
Another key while we are socially networking is "responding." I need to be real clear here. Responding at the appropriate time is extremely important. A response that seems like we are on the attack is a big turnoff but a response at the appropriate time can win the favor of the listener.
While listening and responding work hand in hand, it does not mean that the sequence will be one right after the other. Because the best thing to do is wait to respond at appropriate time after listening, the response may be days or even weeks later. The key is being so attentive that when we do respond the listener will be astounded that our response fits their specific situation.
It is really simple to become a better social networker. A reality that must not be over looked is that it is also simple not to be a better social networker.
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.