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The Active Rain Invitation - For Real Estate Industry Professionals

Education & Training with Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp Non-Licensed





Active Rain is a Free online community for Real Estate Professionals designed to help them promote and grow their business. It is the "best" place to network, meet other industry professionals, refer business, get and share resources, obtain technology and marketing ideas, and it's the very best place to start your Blog, especially if you are new to Blogging.

If you are not currently a member of the Active Rain Real Estate National Network, and you are involved in the Industry at some level or capacity, this Active Rain Invitation is for you. There are over 114,000 current members that have joined one of the fastest growing, and largest Real Estate Networks in the Country.

We have made it easy for you to join today and it's absolutely FREE! Click the graphic below to join the Active Rain Network. When the next screen loads, just click on the icon that says "JOIN US" Follow the simple instructions on your computer screen and that's it! It's that simple. Be sure to "Bookmark" this post, then you can return to it later. After joining, here are some links and posts to get you started on your way to successful networking and Blogging.


Join Active Rain


Welcome Active Rain New Members

New Members - Getting Started

Active Rain Bloggers - Startup Kit

Before You Write Your First POST!!!

"5 Principles to Creating an Effective Post"

7 Mistakes to Avoid on Active Rain


Active Rain Owner's Manual

Your Active Rain Community Resource Guide

Blogging 101 – From the Best Resources on Active rain

Points Breakdown

Post Your Listings on Active Rain

FREE Photos and Graphics for your Blog

Widgets: How to Add Them to Your Blog

20 Google Tools for Your Business

Your Blog in the REAL World

100 Links to Tools and Stuff


It's A to Z for New Members!

Target Marketing

Real Estate Technology

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There are over 3400 groups you can join on Active Rain. You can search All Groups , to find the ones that most interest you. You will meet many wonderful people here! Welcome to Active Rain, the best place for your Blog!

Good Luck to you and your business!

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Dan Forbes
Bradenton, FL
You make it so easy.  How could anyone resist?
Oct 01, 2007 11:16 AM
Maureen Maureen
Orangeburg, NY
Brad - this is the coolest looking post.  Someday I want to be as cool as you!!!
Oct 01, 2007 11:47 AM
Roberta LaRocca
Simply Vegas Real Estate - Las Vegas, NV
REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507
Brad,  What an inviting invite!  It is just great with all the information that a person needs to get started here at AR. 
Oct 01, 2007 12:03 PM
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Cool !
Oct 01, 2007 12:42 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Thanks Everyone!!  :-)  Class is this Wednesday!  Want to see something really cool?  I hope to share this with the Brokers who will be attending this week.  Does Active Rain really get you SEO with Google?  I just posted this late last night and look! :-)

Results 1 - 10 of about 1,540,000 for active rain invitation. (0.29 seconds) 

Oct 01, 2007 06:31 PM
Adam Waldman
Westcott Group Real Estate Company - Hauppauge, NY
Realtor - Long Island
BRAD:  You have packed so much great information into this blog.  I've bookmarked it so that I can go back and read some of the things that I may have missed when I first joined.  Nice job!
Oct 02, 2007 12:41 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495
Brad, what a useful resource to help us recruit new members.  Thank you!
Oct 03, 2007 12:51 AM
Chuck Dellorto
Coldwell Banker - Serving INDIANA & ILLINOIS - Highland, IN
"Talk To Chuck"
Brad - I bookmarked so I can educate myself. Even though I am not a newbie, there is so much I do not know. Thanks.
Oct 03, 2007 09:03 AM
Chris and Maria Jeantet
Shasta Living Real Estate - Redding, CA
Top Realtors in Redding CA

Brad, it's so easy to identify a good blogger vs a bad one.  You are a good blogger.  You see, I've been thinking of writing a similar post for those who are new to AR and to blogging, but I just couldn't put it in writing.  I had all these thoughts and ideas but they never came out from my mind to the post.  It's frustrating but I'm learning from the best!  Thanks for the good post.


Oct 03, 2007 04:34 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Thanks again everyone.  Todays luncheon and round table discussions went really fast.  I think I am going to get the IO award for todays sessions. IO = "Information Overload"!  It as difficult to take my last 6-7 months experience here on AR, and share it with other CRB members in 15 minutes.  I hope I was able to at least impart a small percentage of the benefits of blogging and doing it here on Active Rain.  We had approx. 50 Brokers attend todays event. Whew!!  I am exhausted! :-) Thanks for all the great comments and support.  Maria, sorry your idea ended up on my post! :-)  Just start writing, it'll get easier as you go, I Promise!!  Thanks again all! 

and Brad fades to the rear of the house where his sleep number bed awaits him!  (LOL) Signing off..... :-)

Oct 03, 2007 04:52 PM
Kristin Small
RE/MAX Southern Shores - Myrtle Beach, SC
REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate

Nice looking invitation Brad.  I wish I had all of those links when I started!

Oct 04, 2007 01:19 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Thanks David - sorry you didn't have them then, but you do have them now! LOL! Thanks for your compliment! B-)
Oct 05, 2007 06:03 AM
Paula Henry
Home to Indy Team @ HomeSmart Realty Group - Avon, IN
Realtor - Indianapolis Real Estate - 317-605-4174
This should be the offiial beginners guide to Active Rain!
Oct 05, 2007 03:46 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Paula Henry - If I had a penny for every one of your compliments, well, I'd have a lot of pennies, can't get rich with pennies, but the compliments make me feel very wealthy!!  Thanks for your very kind and generous comment! You're the best!!  :-)
Oct 05, 2007 05:13 PM
Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate
RE/MAX Suburban - Cary, IL
SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
Brad, this is great, too!  I wish I saw it before I sent out invites!  I am overwhlemed with all of your tips but will try to do a little every day:-)
Mar 21, 2008 01:38 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Debra - you can create your own custom invitations very easily or you can use the one provided by AR.  Either way, inviting people to AR is like inviting them to the "Best Party" on the planet!  Good luck with everything you do here.  Don't be overwhelmed, just have fun and use the things that you feel will benefit you, your readers, your clients, and your business.  There is so much information here provided by some of the best people in the business, it's easy to get that feeling of being over-whelmed, I understand!  :-)
Mar 21, 2008 03:35 AM
Roland Woodworth
Blue Cord Realty - Clarksville, TN
Blue Cord Realty
Brad... It is post like this that has earned you your position in the rain.. Don't Stop !  You are on a roll !!!
Mar 21, 2008 03:12 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Roland - I hope to only get better as I will be surrounded by some of the BEST people in the industry including yourself.  I couldn't ask for a better place to work, grow, build, and give of my time.  I am truly looking forward to taking my Blog from a part-time, do the best I can, to a full-time, resource of valuable information to both members and communities all across this great nation.  (sounds like I'm running for office a bit there huh?) LOL!~

Thanks for the support and heartfelt encouragement, it means a lot to me.  :-) 

BTW - Don't forget to invite others from YOUR sphere, team, and community, they will thank you in more ways than you can imagine!!  :)))))) 

Mar 22, 2008 07:13 AM
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QEC Internet Services - Long Beach, CA

I'm going to send my new folks to this blog.  I'm sure they will find a quality introduction to the site.


Jun 17, 2008 09:13 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Ntsike - This is a good start, it was really just setup to be my personal invitation post, you can see how long ago this was posted.  I have to say, the links here are still going strong though, at least some of them anyway. Thanks for sharing this with others, just make sure they sign up under you so the credit will be awarded to you and not me.  Thanks again.  :-)

Jun 18, 2008 06:23 AM