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
You should expect a lot. A well-designed and optimized blog is a powerful tool. You can use it to reach thousands of people and maintain a personal dialog with them. You can use it to generate new business, expand your market share and even essentially dominate the internet space surrounding a niche market. But quantifying the results you get can be difficult. It’s important to know what to look for. Here are a few metrics that people use to measure whether their blog is meeting their goals or not.
Income generated either directly or indirectly from blogging (ad revenues, affiliate products, sales and/or leads generated from your blog, etc)
# of comments on posts
# of feed subscriptions
There are many other things you can look at as well. So the point is, it’s important to get into blogging with a plan. Think of it as you would any other marketing tool in this regard. The leverage is fantastic, and you can use a blog to effectively reach any number of goals, but know up front what your goals are going to be.
It’s important to know before getting started that blogging is not a magic bullet. A search engine optimized blog can be the most effective tool available to you for getting solid search engine results in your business, but it’s not going to happen automatically. A lot has been written regarding how to get traffic to your blog fast. I honestly think looking for fast results may lead to disappointment. Any meaningful results take time and effort. You didn’t build your business overnight, and you won’t build a successful, meaningful readership overnight either. Consistent effort over time however, will enable you to build a powerful network and many meaningful connections with people. Embracing this technology is a way of growing your business in a way no other marketing tool allows. It allows you to keep it personal while completely leveraging your time. I honestly feel blogging represents the most effective yet highly leveraged marketing tool available to business owners today.
It requires that you think about things differently. Otherwise, you’ll end up using a blog the same way you do any other old school marketing tool. Unfortunately, when you just use your blog or facebook or any other social networking tool as a means of advertising yourself, the results you get fall entirely short. Blogging is about building a meaningful, personal network of people and maintaining a dialog with them. It’s interactive more than it is purely marketing. It’s new media. It’s highly effective, and it’s massively cost effective compared to any old media tools.
What blogging goals do you have? What specific ideas are you employing to make sure your goals are reached?
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.