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
Personalization of your Active Rain profile is easy to do with all the handy widgets available to bloggers these days. One of the most popular (free) widgets is the My Blog Log. Signing up for this bit of technology will allow you to see who is visiting your blog. You will also be able to see which of your links are getting clicks and what blogs are sending you the most visitors.
If this is appealing to you keep reading!
First you must be a member of My Blog Log. Join here. (If you are a member already, follow these instructions skip to the Widget section.) Become a member, fill out your profile and upload your photo. Once complete go to >My Home > Get Widgets > (see illustration below)
Use the widget page to configure your widget to match your color scheme. Several style and sizes are offered by combining screen names (or not), full or half-size and number of rows. You may also personalize the title to suit your theme.
NOTE: the graphic on the right shows your choices. Once satisfied click "Preview & Get Code".
My Blog Log offers several formats for your Log Widget. Here are some samples:
Open the next window, check your work. If you don't like what you built, just go back to the previous window and start over again. Once satisfied cut and paste the code. (Highlight code "HOLD CTRL C" to paste it to the clipboard. (Next illustration shows Code)
NOTE: the code trails off the window, be sure you scroll over to get the COMPLETE code. It will begin with an opening bracket "<" sign and end with a closing bracket ">"
With your code still pasted to your clipboard, open your Active Rain Home Page.
In the upper left you will see "My Settings" click on it.
If you have filled out your profile, there will be words in the Description blog. Place your cursor at the end of your text and "PASTE" the code. Click "UPDATE."
Your Blog Log will take a few seconds to populate. Done right it should look something like mine on the right column of this page.
Good luck with making your Active Rain Blog pretty!
If you would like more Unofficial Tech Support Tips visit my profile page. At the bottom there are links to various tech topics for building your AR Blog.
If you want to be the first to know about future tips, subscribe to my blog.
Colorado Licensed Broker
ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative
CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
The Berkshire Group Realtors
3801 E. Florida Ave. Suite 400 Denver, Colorado, 80210 USA
Soapbox musings for and about Denver relocation and real estate.
Author Bio: Kristal Kraft is a Colorado Real Estate Broker specializing in relocation to and from the Denver Metro area. She is an amateur photographer, cyclist, golfer and enjoys traveling just for the fun of it!
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.