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
What a thrill ride my first week on Active Rain has been...a full range of ups and downs. First let me get my confession out of the way so I can clear my head space...then I'll share a valuable lesson I've learned in my first week on Active Rain.
To anyone who actually clicked on my 4th post (4 Simple Truths about Change) - I have a confession to make. It's not good...(as if you didn't already know that)...and I apologize. The good news is that I see what went wrong...
I wrote my first 3 posts on Active Rain from my heart...the 4th I wrote from my head. I get the difference it makes to you, the reader, and for me as the writer. HUGE!
This was a story, a personal experience, I was excited to write. I learned patience (for my technical incompetence)...and how to upload photos. I received generous amounts of encouragement from you. It was a pleasurable experience for me.
This was a cry for help to "the universe"...not knowing what I'd done wrong in responding to people's comments...uncertain where to find information...or even what to search for. The "AR universe" responded with practical tips and understanding in generous proportions. I was very impressed (I think I was expecting a slap on the wrist and harsh words about my IQ).
The comments I'd received from readers in response to my first two posts inspired me to write this. It is a compilation of all the characterstics I experienced through the Active Rain community. It was a spontaneous, natural expression. When I started to receive congratulations for being "featured" I had no idea what people were talking about. When Liz taught me how to review my stats I sure noticed a spike in clicks, views and comments as a result of being featured.
The koodos I received made me feel like the bar had somehow been raised...now I should strive to do a good job. I got all brainy about it. My 4th post was something to be worked on. That's why 4 Simple Truths About CHANGE is not an interesting read. The content is sound but the expression is dry.
My advise to Newbies is this -
Always write from your HEART as if you're talking and sharing with your best friend around the kitchen table...
The best way to get to know people is to visit the blogs/profiles of the people who comment on your blog. Like attracts like so the experienced bloggers will find you and draw you into conversation through their comments.
If you really want to improve your traffic and visibility - ask at least one person whose opinion your respect to give you honest feedback on your posts. Then shut up and listen!
In my first week on Active Rain I discovered WHY so many people love it here! Not only do we GET TO BE OURSELVES here...the interaction only really works when we ARE BEING OURSELVES!
Business is a vehicle to fulfill on whatever matters to you in this life. Join me in Michael E. Gerber's Dreaming Room where you will approach your business, and your life, with a "blank piece of paper and beginner's mind".
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.