the chatter: Template or Pictures? - 06/30/14 02:22 AM
As always, AR is tossing around ideas to improve your blogging ease.  In addition to other improvements, we were wondering...
If you had the ability to upload a template or purchase a photo from iStockphoto directly from your blog, which one would you prefer and why?
Ability to Upload a Template

Ability to Purchase a Stock Photo


the chatter: Menu Bar Enhancement - 05/20/14 03:10 AM
If you could add one link to this menu bar, what would it be? 


the chatter: Getting Out of Your Own Way - 04/10/14 08:42 AM
In our quest for success we humans often get in our own way. We tell ourselves we can’t do something, we’re not good enough, or our idea just won’t work. Maybe we don’t make those cold calls, we just can’t get ourselves to say “no” or we continuously avoid asking for the sale. Regardless of how successful we may be, we all can get in our way. 
What do you avoid doing even though you know it’d help you? 

the chatter: Associates - 08/28/13 02:45 AM
At this time there is no way to 'Add an Associate' on ActiveRain.  With the new profile pages, it was a link we forgot.  Not sugarcoating anything here, it was an overlook on our part.
We are in discussions to either bring it back or remove the feature entirely.  We'd like to know what you think and how you use it.  If it's something we can build upon to make better that's a possibility, we may go back to way it originally was or it could get removed.
Do you use Associates?  If so, how?  If you could make it better, … (64 comments)

the chatter: What Mistakes Do You See? - 07/24/13 08:19 AM
Today's webinar discussed not being an ass on social media.  They talked about the mistakes they say real estate professionals making on the daily.  It's important and crucial as you don't want to get iced out of any group or organization by coming across the wrong way.  So the Chatter wants to know...
What is the biggest mistake you see professionals making on social media?


the chatter: App App and Away - 06/25/13 05:33 AM
The Chatter has been on vacation taking a world tour by boat, plane and camelback.  Having just journeyed around the Chatter has kept up to date with everything social via the phone apps and wants to know....
What are the top mobile apps you use and why?


the chatter: Blog Editor Additions - 02/11/13 07:36 AM
AR has been researching other blog edtor toolbars and may be revamping our current one.  Adding more tools to the already existing editor would make a few people's lives easier.  Are you wishing for the chance to easily change font styles, colors, or a word counter?  Tell me.....
If you could add 3 additions to the blog editor what would they be?

Current options include:
Bold Italic Underline Strikethrough Align Left Align Center Align Right Align Full Outdent Indent Unordered List Ordered List Insert/Edit Link Unlink     Insert/Edit Image Preview Spellcheck HTML               … (94 comments)

the chatter: Red Flags? - 02/06/13 05:56 AM
The Chatter has been receiving lots of good questions lately so let's pick one out of the hat and hear what you Rainers have to say. 
Are there buyers you would refuse to work with and why? What are YOUR buyer red flags?

*Do you have a question or poll you're interested in running?  Want to hear from others on a specific topic?  Email The Chatter and if we use your idea, you'll receive 500 bonus points.  

the chatter: Top 3 AR Tools - 01/23/13 03:32 AM
One of our members asked what happened to the Chatter and by golly he's right.  I asked him to send in a question to ask the members of ActiveRain and he did.  So here goes:
In your opinion, what are the top 3 most important activities to focus on in Activerain that provide a short term (3 months) return on investment?

*Do you have a question or poll you're interested in running?  Want to hear from others on a specific topic?  Email The Chatter and if we use your idea, you'll receive 500 bonus points.  

the chatter: Correctly Identify the Sites and Win a Kindle - 01/26/12 04:10 AM
Want bragging rights and a Kindle?  Yeah, me too!  Correctly identify 6 Websites based on Facebook recommendations and the prize could be yours. Leave a comment below with your best guess for A, B, C, D, E & F by midnight on Sunday, January 29th, Pacific Standard Time.  All correct answers will be entered into a drawing with one lucky winner getting a Kindle (not a Kindle Fire but still a very cool prize).
This is a tough one so I wish you much luck Rainers!
A                B

C     … (49 comments)

the chatter: This Year I Vow - 01/03/12 04:55 AM
Well folks, we're 3 days in and hopefully you're still pumped to make 2012 your best year yet. How are you fine tuning your life and business to ensure a successful and prosperous new year?  Whether it's personally or professionally the Chatter wants to know.....
What are your 2012 Resolutions?

Recent Chatter Questions:
Lunchtime Habits
Nervous Sweats
Spam - A Thorn in my Side

the chatter: Lunchtime Habits - 11/15/11 06:12 AM
Just before noon that little rumble in the stomach reminds us all that lunchtime is fast approaching.  Real Estate professionals keep some of the craziest hours between running appointments, showings and last minute scrambles to get the job done.
Do you order a #1 and eat in the car en route to your next gig?  Do you bring last nights leftovers with you to the office and heat them up in the crusty microwave?  Lean Cuisine anyone?  Or do you skip it all together?
Where do you eat lunch?

Recent Chatter Questions
Nervous Sweats Spam - A Thorn In … (38 comments)

the chatter: Nervous Sweats - 10/25/11 09:16 AM
Do listing appointments give you butterflies?  What about public speaking or a team meeting where you're presenting?  Did your super attractive waiter make you stutter over your lunch order?  How about flying or going to a party where you knew nobody.  We are all human and experience some form of nerves here and there.  It's a good reminder that we are alive!
When was the last time you were nervous?

Recent Chatter Questions
Spam - A Thorn In My Side Oh Ashton, You Sneaky Devil Keeping It Real … (46 comments)

the chatter: Spam - A Thorn In My Side - 10/13/11 06:55 AM
We all roll our eyes when we see another dreaded ugg boot spam message or the new $77 coffee one that is going around.  Nobody cares that your cheap knock off Fendi shades are for sale!!  No I don't want you to write an essay for me.  So we hit "Report a Concern" and eventually they disappear. Most members have gone to Settings and unchecked the "Allow non-member comments" box but it's a never-ending cycle and one we'd like to do more about.
To further prevent the spread of spam, we have some options:
1.  Make it so that every comment … (104 comments)

the chatter: Oh Ashton, You Sneaky Devil - 09/28/11 07:09 AM
A clip of last night's Two and a Half Men shows Ashton Kutcher nestled on the couch with his laptop.  The laptop is covered in stickers of companies which he is an investor for; Hipmunk, Foursquare, GroupMe and Flipboard.  CBS is saying they'll blurr out the stickers in future re-runs unless the companies pay up but last night's episode was already seen by 20 Million viewers. 
What's the most clever way you market your brand?

Recent Chatter Questions
Keeping It Real The First of Many Tasmanian Devil? Butterfly? … (51 comments)

the chatter: Keeping It Real - 09/27/11 07:00 AM
We all have that certain someone who pushes us when we think we can't trudge on any longer.  Someone who inspires, excites and amazes us in their ability to accomplish and believe.  This mentor may have changed throughout the years or it may be that same math teacher that didn't let you get away with anything less than your full potential. 
Who is your mentor?

* The Chatter has received tons of questions to ask the Community. Inquiring minds want to know all the juicy tidbits of the going-ons of a real estate related professional.  If you have something … (40 comments)

the chatter: The First of Many - 09/20/11 06:15 AM
We all dream of what we want to be when we grow up with most of us are in professions we never thought we'd be in.  When we were younger and learning the lessons of an honest's day work, it was very satisfying to get that paycheck.  The average person will have 7-10 jobs in their lifetime.
What was your very first job?

Recent Chatter Questions
Tasmanian Devil?  Butterfly? I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty The Long and Short of it … (32 comments)

the chatter: Tasmanian Devil? Butterfly? - 09/14/11 05:57 AM
Tattoos make a daily apperance on our baristas, co-workers, pirates and friends.  They're everywhere from ankles, shoulders and even on the inside of some's lips.  Seems like more people in the room have a tattoo than don't.
Do you have a tattoo?  If so, do you try to ever hide it?

Recent Chatter Questions
I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty The Long and Short of it Greener Grass … (73 comments)

the chatter: I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty - 09/03/11 06:26 AM
Time flies and with it so does our look.  In the 80's big hair, blue eyeshadow, Members Only jackets and side ponytails were all the rage.  In the 70's bell bottoms, platforms, butterfly collars and tie-dye were a hit.  Some of these looks come back again and again throughout the years. 
How old is the picture you use on your biz card or your photo online?

Recent Chatter Questions
The Long and Short of it Greener Grass Open and Shut Case … (77 comments)

the chatter: The Long and Short of it - 08/31/11 06:29 AM
Some are easier than others, some are tough as nails.  Whether the stars are aligned in your favor or against you, we still want to know.
What was the shortest length of time it took you to sell a home and what was the longest?

Recent Chatter Questions
Greener Grass Open and Shut Case Right Hand Man … (23 comments)

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