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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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
As technology progresses, we're all being exposed to new ways to market out business that wouldn't even have been thought of several years ago. One of the most dynamic of these ways is Video Marketing. There's a variety of software out there that will allow you to shoot and edit video's from you old Video Camera. Most laptop computers also come with a web cam built in. They've even developed a handy little Flip Camera that is custom made for shooting quick videos (even HD videos) and easily uploading them to YouTube and other Social Media sites.
I'm probably not telling you anything you don't already know. So, are you using videos to promote your business? Video's have a huge appeal to "Visual Learners." Are you appealing to this large demographic? Hopefully you've already gotten started.
There's a lot of really creative ways to use Videos. I've seen Video Bios, Video Home Tours, Video Event Reports, Video Recommendations, Video's Highlighting Stores/Offices, Video Rehab Logs, Video Book Revies, and the list goes on and on. All of these options are great ideas to promote your business, and I'm sure there are many more.
Once you've got your video shot and ready to publish, make sure that you take the time to type out any Conversation, Description, or Monologue that appears in your video. This is the biggest mistake that I see people making with Video Marketing. Many great videos are sitting all by themselves on lonely blogs and websites. These videos are packed with helpful information and tons of "Google Juice" but because the information is only in the video format, many people searching the internet for that information will never find the video. It only takes a few minutes to type out the content of the video and give yourself the "Google Juice" we all want. An extra bonus is that folks in offices that don't have speakers attached to the computers will be able to benefit from what you have to say.
I got this idea from the guys at Yahoo. I always watch their Tech-Ticker segment videos and noticed that the content of the video is typed out to the side of it. After my own SEO research, it started to make sense why they take this extra step. Check out their format here: http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker.
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.