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
Why am I writing this blog? Hmmm... Life as a Realtor in Austin can be isolating and downright lonely sometimes. Which is why I joined a large firm versus a smaller boutique firm. I try to live every day with a positive attitude. I like people and I like to be helpful. So Keller Williams pretty much had me at hello. Their philosophy of helping new Realtors learn the ropes was a great thing even though it seems light years ago.
I have tried to pay it forward with the Newbie Realtors and the new to KW but experienced Realtors that also join KW. Whenever possible I pitch in to help the receptionist when she is swamped or help guide a new agent trying to "find their sea legs" at the KW-SWMC. I am on the Culture Committee and I welcome each and every new person that joins our market center.
Today I was chatting with a group in the Lennar lunch after property tour. we were discussing blogs and blog tools and buttons and widgets. I admitted I was feeling a little lost in this particular area. While I have been blogging the last year, somehow widgits had escaped me?! A little later that afternoon a long time serious blogger, Gail Tassey came to my rescue. She popped into my office and asked if I had five minutes. I said yes, of course what can I do for you. Her reply with a big smile was "No, what can I do for YOU!" She quickly showed me how to add a widget to my blog. Voila I am no longer in the dark ages. I thanked her profusely and was thrilled at my blog's widget progress. I never could have done this without her guidance.
About thirty minutes later another very experienced KW agent, Maureen Gerhke came and asked me if I had attended the class that morning with Gracy Title? I had to admit I did not, and I asked what the topic was. She said it was about making labels for farms from TCAD (Travis County Appraisal District). I told her while I missed that class, I knew exactly what to do as I had started doing it for my farm back in late 2007 when ABOR switched us from Tempo to MLXchange. Her face lit up and we went to her office. I created the search and exported the labels she needed and saved them to a file for her. Then I wrote down the steps and asked her to give it a try. She did it perfectly and was so happy the joy positively radiated out of her face.
Fate has a funny way of keeping score. I have two more people to help. The thing to remember is always pay it forward. If you don't know what I mean, please rent the movie "Pay it Forward" with Kevin Spacey. It is very uplifting and inspirational. It is simple there are only three rules to Pay It Forward.
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.