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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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!
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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
I truly believe that our education is never finished. And in our rapidly evolving business landscape, opportunities for skilled virtual assistants are increasing.
Social networking and internet marketing have opened up greater possibilities than ever before to connect with potential new clients and like-minded business affiliates and to create business relationships.
These wonderful, new marketing tools bring with them an additional task list that must be tended daily in order to enjoy the benefits. There are websites to visit, accounts to set up and maintain, posts to read and comment on, blogs to manage, friends to follow, updates and so on. Then there are still other projects to get to: articles to submit, press releases to write, newsletters and autoresponders or drip campaigns to write and schedule for mailing, telephone calls and other marketing activities, website maintenance, and still more. If you don't have a virtual assistant yet, maybe you should hire one - or two!
Which brings me back to education. In my opinion, the time and money we spend on our education is an investment in ourselves, our careers, and our future. Virtual assistants who have the "in-demand" skills will be able to offer these specialized, e-commerce services to the growing numbers of small business owners and internet entrepreneurs. If you are wondering where to find training programs, you might start by looking at these two: the VAClassroom and the Hot Skills Training Program.
Social networking has brought the personal touch back into business style. This low cost method of marketing gives us the ability to make people aware of opportunities to buy products or services that they desire and to trash the idea of selling people on things they don't want.
Woody Allen said, "Eighty percent of success is showing up." When we get on the Internet to associate with others and build business relationships, simply showing up is not enough. We must bring something worthwhile to share and connect with our audience in a sincere and thoughtful way.
(I am a Graduate of the Hot Skills Training Program taught by Tina Forsyth & Cindy Greenway.)
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.