Introducing ActiveRain Orientation!

Education & Training with ActiveRain University

"What is a blog, and how is this strange-sounding four letter word going to help me grow my business?"

Squirrel sitting on a fence eating a nutBlogging means many things to many people. We're all going to find our own answers to the question above, and our job here at ActiveRain is to guide you in your quest to find your answer. For this reason, we are introducing a new class at ActiveRain University. ActiveRain Orientation is a free online course designed to help our newest members set goals and develop a social media marketing plan to meet those goals.

If you're like me you have a hunger for knowledge, a desire to be the very best at what you do, and a need to share your expertise with the world. To me that's what blogging is all about. It's about teaching while learning at the same time, growing while helping others grow, and meeting your own needs while meeting the needs of others.

Whether you are new to the business or a seasoned vet, you understand that we have reached a crossroads, and the business is moving into the digital age. Just like e-mail, fax, and cell phone technology have revolutionized the way we do business in the past, blogging and social media will change the way we as professionals will market and communicate with prospective clients now and for the foreseeable future.

Change is never easy. It may come more easily to some than it does to others, and there will always be trend setters, but if you have someone who can mentor you as you grow the growing pains can be greatly diminished. I remember some of the people who have mentored me in my life, and I thank my lucky stars every day for their help and guidance.

We would like to teach you how to use social media marketing to better yourself and your career.

ActiveRain Orientation will help you:

  • Develop a social media marketing plan
  • Build a stronger online presence
  • Grow your business using proven techniques
  • Become the online authority for your local markets
  • Learn how to use ActiveRain tools and technologies

Stop sitting on the fence while the social media revolution passes you by. You can find and Register for one of our live Orientation classes using the link below.

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ActiveRain University - Seattle, WA

Thanks Christine! We sure are trying to make it easier for new members to get started off on the right foot.

Jan 24, 2011 09:00 AM #47
Geoff Grist
Mosman Neutral Bay Realty, Sydney Australia - Sydney, AU
Author of Sold Above Market book

This sounds like just what I need to move forward with Active Rain, thank you

Mar 05, 2011 04:24 PM #48
Dawn Crawley
Dawn Crawley Realty - Pinehurst, NC
Find Pinehurst Homes

Just saw this for the first time due to a tweet. Good luck to all the Newbies.

Mar 06, 2011 09:07 AM #49
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

Thanks Geoff. I hope to see you in today's class in about one hour.

Dawn I'm glad you saw that tweet. Our newbies need all of the encouragement and training they can get.

Mar 07, 2011 06:09 AM #50
Virginia Gardner
Roy Wheeler Realty Co. - Charlottesville, VA
Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia

This is great, it's long in comng (yes?)...  great job, thanks!

Mar 09, 2011 04:34 PM #51
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

Thank you Virginia. I'm glad you like the idea. I know it has been a long time coming. A lot of our long time members have mentioned how they wish they would have had access to all this training when they first joined. I can't change the past, but I promise to do my very best to ensure the success of each and every member of AR from here on out.

Mar 10, 2011 08:17 AM #52
Jane & Garry Smith
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Portland, ME
ABR, GRI, Realtors - Portland, ME - (207) 253-3195
I've been a new member since January 2011 and enjoy reading posts and I have posted some of my listings. I am always amazed at all the comments made on all the various blogs--it's time consuming
Mar 19, 2011 09:55 AM #53
ActiveRain University
ActiveRain University - Seattle, WA

It can be very time consuming to be active in social media, but if you are using your time wisely, it can have a great impact on your real estate career.

Apr 20, 2011 06:55 AM #54
Kim Bruce
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Parker, CO

When will the next Orientation Webinar be happening?  The link at the top of the page said that this webinar is over and didn't list the next scheduled one.


May 14, 2011 02:30 PM #55
ActiveRain University
ActiveRain University - Seattle, WA

May 16th at 12 pm pacific.

May 14, 2011 03:46 PM #56
ActiveRain University
ActiveRain University - Seattle, WA

We now Offfer this class every weekday at 9am Pacific: 

ActiveRain University Training Calendar

May 16, 2011 06:05 PM #57
Suzanne Martin
Suzanne Martin, Broker - Laguna Niguel, CA
Your South Orange County/North San Diego Broker

I am so excited to take the orientation class!  However, just my luck, it won't be given for a few more weeks.  Until then, I'll just keep reading blogs and learning a bit at a time.

Jun 22, 2011 12:36 PM #58
James Locklear
Online Marketing Advertising Consultant - Seattle, WA
Social Media Training , Virtual Services, Search Engine Optimization Lattitude - SEOL

Hi Suzanne!

Left a message for you just now, tho it's after hours I wanted to personally get back to you.  Have good news, let's talk soon!



Jun 22, 2011 01:35 PM #59
Reggie Jahn
Keller Williams - Tallahassee, FL

Looking forward to Making Rain!

Jun 27, 2011 01:20 PM #60
Teresa Ramos
REMAX Infinity - Las Cruces, NM
e-PRO, CRS, GRI, SFR - The Voice of Real Estate

Sounds great.  Thanks for the info.  

Jul 12, 2011 10:36 AM #61
Jones & Co Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Looking forward to learning more about Active Rain
Aug 14, 2011 12:49 AM #62
Lisa Perry - NMLS # 276329
FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv. - Fairfax, VA
Northern VA - VHDA, 100% Loans - Jumbo Loans

I am new to active rain and have ejoyed going through ALL the getting started information.  It has given a new aspect on the digital age.  As we move into this era, I thin active rain is taking a front seat approach and I am glad to be associated with the group.  I do not know anything about blogging, but look foreward to the journey.  I look forward to more new exciting things through active rain.  I also look forward to getting some good advice from your seasoned AR's.

Sep 05, 2011 06:00 AM #63
Yvonne Ferguson
West Hills, CA
Webinar sounds very interesting. Can't wait!
Sep 11, 2011 03:39 PM #64
Michael Morgan
Remax - Altamonte Springs, FL
Serving Seminole County FL

I have been reading AR for a while now and I am so excited that I joined this past week. I hope to learn how to use all of the tools AR has to offer.

Sep 12, 2011 01:44 PM #65
Jimmy Phan
Phan real estate group in hickory

it is still a myth to me ...however i make a committment to learn all faces of it to improve my knowledge and also my business.....thank you AR

Sep 27, 2011 05:37 AM #66
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