New ActiveRain University Site Launches

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ActiveRain University


February 2nd, 2016 ActiveRain Launches New ActiveRain University Site

Today, we quietly rolled out the new ActiveRain University site. Designed to make Real Estate education easily accessible, the new ActiveRain University will offer educational courses, videos, podcasts, and downloadable content and instruction from some of the best agents, trainers and teachers in the industry.


For the last few weeks, a group of 75 Rainers have been using the site and providing feedback. Today, we've pulled back the curtain and the new site is now available to everyone.

What Is ActiveRain University?

The new ActiveRain University allows you continual access to the extensive training ActiveRain has always provided-- in a new wrapper, with improved content, navigation and search. ARU is both free and advanced courses to help you grow your business. Whether you need simple  'how to insert a picture into a blog post' help or extensive training on 'How to Become A Dominant Listing Agent', our goal is for ARU to be your destination for the best training in the business.


Over the years, we've offered live training (remember RainCamps?), webinars (Blogging Bootcamp anyone?) and even extensive courses designed to make you a better online marketer (I know we have lots of IMSD graduates in the house). Expect more of the same, with a laser focus on delivering quality education.

What Will You See Today?


When you visit ARU today, you'll see

  • Courses from ActiveRain and our recent webinars.
  •  Register for upcoming webinars right from the site.
  • Miss our last webinar? You'll always be able to see recordings of the most recent webinars on ARU.
  • We've also added short tutorial videos to help learn how use ActiveRain more effectively, and we're continuing to add to this content so you have a complete library of 'how to' videos for making the most of your ActiveRain membership.
  • Discover upcoming live events by Ben Kinney, Brian Buffini with new partners added regularly, so be sure to stop in often. 
  • You can even indicate interest in courses we plan to offer in the coming months.


What Else Can You Expect In The Coming Months?

Beyond what you see today, we're hard at work with many of the top agents, trainers and educators in the industry to offer their courses on ActiveRain University. Our goal is to become the foremost non-denominational training destination in real estate.

Get Started Today

So head over and check out the site. Spend some time. Give us feedback using the contact us links or on this post.

Keep in mind, you will be asked to create an account on the site to view current content. This gives us the ability to more closely monitor what you like and, ultimately, helps us focus on creating more of the kind of content you want to see. You're also not able to log on with your current ActiveRain credentials, because we want the University to be open to everyone and anyone, even if they aren't currently an ActiveRain member.

We're glad to be able to offer you the new ActiveRain University and we hope you'll continue to visit the site as it evolves--we'll be adding new content all the time! It's just one of the many things we're investing in, to make ActiveRain the home for Real Estate Pros online!

Thank you!

Bob Stewart, Ben Kinney, David Wiggs, Dave Weldon and the rest of the AR team!



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Feb 03, 2016 09:13 AM
Mark Trask
M. L. Trask Real Estate - Grants Pass, OR
Professional real estate services buyer and seller

Thanks Guys, been looking forward to this since it was announced awhile back. Can't wait to check it out

Feb 03, 2016 09:40 AM
Kona Home Team (LUVA LLC) Lance Owens (RB-24133)
Kona Home Team (luva llc) - Kailua-Kona, HI
2024 Real Estate Expert - Hawaii Island

Thanks Bob Stewart , I have appreciated the beta testing, are we going to start seeing the migration of certain features moving from here to ARU?

Feb 03, 2016 10:05 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

So glad to see the University I started way back when I was working here with Jonathan Washburn and Bob Stewart is still going strong and in fact evolving! Makes me proud to see the growth and read all the comments of gratitude and appreciation. Way to go ActiveRain, would love to come chill with ya'll soon. :)

Feb 03, 2016 10:44 AM
Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

Okay, all signed up and ready to go!  I look forward to seeing where it takes us.

Feb 03, 2016 10:58 AM
Craig Cooper
Chase International Real Estate - Tahoe City, CA
Creating-Preserving-Growing Wealth in Real Estate

Bob Stewart, I mostly missed this opportunity my first time around a few years ago but my wife has clued me in that I will benefit greatly by my participation:>)

Feb 03, 2016 11:58 AM
Virtual Realty Consultants
Virtual Realty Consultants LLC - Wellesley, MA
Making the American Dream a Reality

Headed there now. Can't wait to check out the new content!

Feb 03, 2016 12:52 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

The site is impressive. It's easy to navigate and well organized.  What a great resource for all of us. As always, I like the fact that we can watch any of the webinars after the fact.

Feb 03, 2016 03:29 PM
Christi Farrington
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT

Set up my account ... very exciting.  You have done a terrific job with so much information, easy access and the ability to maneuver around the site!  

Thank you!

Feb 04, 2016 01:28 AM
Elva Branson-Lee
Best Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
Marketing Specialist, Atlanta Short Sale Pr

Genius. The site is good-looking and smart.  But the new logo...not so hot. An observation: ActiveRain has a vibrant, established brand already that industry insiders know and recognize. I do hope the new logo and color scheme stays with the University and does not migrate to the whole platform. 

Feb 04, 2016 03:09 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

This will be a great tool.  I can hardly wait to see how it grows. 

Feb 04, 2016 06:06 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

This is going to be very good resource for the ActiveRain members.

Feb 04, 2016 12:31 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I am now registered on AR University...look forward to all the new tools provided for AR members.

Feb 04, 2016 12:42 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

I am excited to go check this out. Can't wait to see all the enhancements and learn even more than I already have.

Feb 05, 2016 03:58 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I love that we will have scripts offered as well.  Some of us, just as written, don't want to sound fake or canned.  So understanding what worked for Ben Kinney is huge!

Feb 08, 2016 06:37 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

This is great news and I'm looking forward to all the new info!

Feb 10, 2016 01:28 PM
Michelle Rosser
Maximum One Realty - Union City, GA
Atlanta Real Estate-South Fulton & Fayette

The site looks great! Very orgainized and helpful website.

Feb 17, 2016 12:14 PM
Jon Zolsky
FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408 - Ponce Inlet, FL
your Daytona Condo Agent

That's very good news. I believe AR University was a very good source of relevant information for the members

Feb 21, 2016 10:42 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

New blogpost site stats, where are those hidden?

Sep 22, 2016 12:21 AM
Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Mesa, AZ

Andrew Mooers ,

Not 100% sure I know what you are looking for, but I'll try to answer.

Blog posts from new members - in the footer of each page

Stats for your own blog posts - in the drop down menu when you hover over your photo in the top right (about half way down).

If neither of those is what you were after, could you try to clarify for me?

Sep 22, 2016 09:14 AM