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Education & Training with ActiveRain University

Jfk giving a speach with a megaphoneWe would like to double the size of the ActiveRain University, and we already have a few ideas in mind. There is so much awesome information to share that we can't fit it in the schedule we have now. This will mean more classes, more guest speakers, and more input from our members.

What would you like to see added to the calendar? Is there a tool or feature of the website you would like to learn more about? Maybe there is a member of ActiveRain whose brain you would just love to pick? Let me know in your comments. This is your university, so let your voice be heard!

If you have taken some classes already, I would love to hear some of your success stories. This is your chance to let us know what you think. If there is any thing we could do to improve your experience, let us know.

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John Whittinghill
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta - Marietta, GA
Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent


Your classes have been great so far!  Thanks for everything.

I would love to see classes on:

1. Effective ways to maximize Community Sponsorships

2. Effective ways to use a Fan Page or Community Page on Facebook

3. Twitter techniques / etiquette

4. Your best examples of Market Reports & ideas for making our own

And I also would love to have access to recorded past classes/webinars that you have done!

Thanks again!

Jan 23, 2011 04:22 PM #66
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

Thanks for the great suggestions John!

Jan 24, 2011 04:24 AM #67
Janet McCarthy
San Diego Homes Guide - San Diego, CA
Broker Associate

I am unable to access the activerain university from the link provided.  I have to go to the search bar, type in activerain university and still am searching for the calendar.  So, I guess what I really want is better access.

Jan 26, 2011 06:49 AM #68
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

Janet the university link above seems to be working just fine. It brings me straight to the training calender when I click on it.

Jan 26, 2011 10:34 AM #69
Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group
Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates - Amherst, NH
Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate

John said just what I was thinking about access to past classes that are recorded.  We so often plan to attend a class, business happens and we can't make it...or we suddently have some time and wish there was a class we could take...

It would be GREAT to be able to click on a subject and watch it...thanks Steven.

Feb 15, 2011 11:51 PM #70
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

Thanks for making you voice heard Rene! This is one of the most requested additions to the university, so you and John are not alone.

Feb 16, 2011 04:04 AM #71
Linda Lohman
Fonville Morisey Realty - Cary, NC
Former Teacher/Broker

Training on the outside blog.  SPecifacally how to catagorize posts to mek the blog more user friendly.

Make our own catagories.

Mar 06, 2011 07:22 AM #72
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

Linda I can show you how to do that in the class for sure.

Mar 07, 2011 06:11 AM #73
Margaret Hickman
Keller Williams Realty - Cenla Partners - Alexandria, LA

I would like to see the Webinars recorded and posted for viewing at the listener's convenience such as REBAC does.  Since you are on Pacific time and are dealing with multiple time zones, this may prove helpful.  In addition, if we forget something, the webinar is accessible. 

Mar 13, 2011 10:34 AM #74
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

This is something that has been suggested several times Margaret. We will be taking it into consideration, but with the way the search engines change their algorithms, we have to keep all of the information we put out there up to date at all times. This has made archiving classes, while keeping the content fresh and relevant a very daunting task.

Mar 14, 2011 07:39 AM #75
Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070
Golden Gate Sotheby's International - Oakland, CA
Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay

Recording past classes would be so appreciated. I'd also like to learn a better wayt to invite people to join Active Rain. I submitted a lot of emails and can't see who I invited. A lot of lenders tell me their company doesn't allow them to join Active Rain. Odd...anyway, I have noticed some AR members have a lot of invites and I just wondered how they do it...hmm...maybe I need to blog the memnbers and find out:)

Apr 28, 2011 02:26 AM #76
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Keep that suggestion box open! What a great idea!

May 03, 2011 02:39 AM #77
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

Elisa, we have discussed recording classes in the past and decided against it; however it may be worth revisiting this discussion soon. Invites can be tricky. The key is to include the URL that gives you credit for the invite. If you call us at: 1-888-643-3837 we should be able to show you how to send better invites.


Thanks for your support Barbara! We just want our members to know we are listening and taking their advice seriously.

May 03, 2011 08:38 AM #78
Katie Van Nes
Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, & Fraser Valley - Abbotsford, BC
Local Real Estate eXpert | eXp Realty

I'm not sure if this has already been suggested, I would love to see customizing our outside blog, side bar, adding a twitter feed that actually looks nice, etc... 

May 17, 2011 08:37 AM #79
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

We cover outside blogs every Wednesday Katie.

May 17, 2011 08:48 AM #80
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

I know this is way after the fact .. and after the date this was written, but I'd like to add a suggestion.  That being that there are many lenders now on AR.  A few classes or opportunities more focused on our concerns would be helpful.  We need marketing tips and assistance too.  Any possibility of this in the future?  I think some classes regarding mortgages themselves could prove very helpful to the agents as well.  With so many recent changes, the extra insight and knowledge would prove beneficial and possibility improve communications between agent and lender.

Just a suggestion and request ...


May 25, 2011 06:25 AM #81
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

BRAVO Gene!!!  I have been whining about this for as long as I've been here and continued to do so on the recent survey that was sent out.  I couldn't agree with you more that there are way too many Realtors/agents here who are absolutely clueless as to how the loan process transpires as well as the umpteen things they do that can derail a loan approval in a heartbeat.  It's actually kind of scary how really ignorant some Realtors/agents are about today lending environment.

May 25, 2011 06:32 AM #82
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

The link no longer works for the University!

Jun 22, 2011 04:40 AM #83
James Locklear
Online Marketing Advertising Consultant - Seattle, WA
Social Media Training , Virtual Services, Search Engine Optimization Lattitude - SEOL

Than, we are on it.  Appreciate your patience!

Gene, Donne, we are also on it!  Thanks for your input!

Jun 22, 2011 06:32 AM #84
Yvonne Ferguson
West Hills, CA
Presently, I am working full time and can't attend at scheduled times. I would appreciate being able to view at my convenience. Please reconsider.
Sep 11, 2011 03:45 PM #85
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