Help! I need advice I have a teach a class to my peers about Active Rain

Real Estate Agent with Exit Realty Achieve

I have been asked by my broker to hold a class on Active Rain, for the other agents in my office. My office is fairly new and many of the agents are older and less computer savvy. However, they are all great hard working people, whom I love working with. I am sure that they will be interested in learning about the site and my experience with it. I am obviously going to discuss the basics of what they site is, how to log on and sign-up. However, I would appreciate some input on what you thing I should highlight. I have about 45 to 60 minutes and the use of a conference room with large screens hooked up to a computer.

I have only utilized Active Rain for a few months myself so I could really use your input. Thanks in advance for any advice!



Daniel Olsen

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Exit Real Estate Achieve

956 West Jericho Turnpike

Smithtown, NY 11787


Comments (8)

Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
Daniel Olsen
Exit Realty Achieve - Smithtown, NY

Fernando thanks for the help, I appreciate the link.

Jun 21, 2010 03:26 PM
Karen Hurst
Rhode Island Waterfront!

Daniel, go to and use that...or check out the two top featured posts in the newbie group today for Active Rain University.

Jun 22, 2010 12:52 PM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Daniel, i'm fairly new to but if they are going to get into it successfully they need to go in and check profiles & blogs of ambassadors to get ideas.  It will help immeasurably- why re-invent something when someone already has a tried and true way of doing it.  Blogs, profiles & commenting are the 3 important items i've found as a newbie.  best

Jun 23, 2010 10:15 AM
Daniel J. Hunter
REALTORĀ® - New Port Richey, FL

make sure you invite everyone with your referral link, that way you get a percentage of their points

maybe you should show them Jason Crouch's blog post - Austin Texas Relocation package  It has had nearly 50,000 clicks and is #1 on Google.  

Show them the google juice of keywords like Mesquite Nevada Open House ranks #1 for an ActiveRain member

Jun 27, 2010 04:30 AM
Daniel Olsen
Exit Realty Achieve - Smithtown, NY

Thank you all very much for the comments. They are all great and very helpful!

Jun 28, 2010 01:20 PM
James Chai
agentlabs - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Websites

This article of ours has lots of information and will hopefully point you in the right direction

Jun 29, 2010 12:39 PM
Daniel Olsen
Exit Realty Achieve - Smithtown, NY


Thanks for the link, all the information everyone has provided has been very helpful!

Jun 29, 2010 01:15 PM