Welcome Active Rain Newbies: Read Me First

Services for Real Estate Pros with Crye-Leike, Realtors

baby elmoGuidelines for the Active Rain Newbies Group

  1. Introduce yourself.
  2. Ask your Active Rain newbie questions here.
  3. Read other newbie introduction blogs.
  4. Read instructional blogs from others that show you what to do in the Rain and how to do it.
  5. Post blogs that have instructional information for Active Rain.
  6. Do not post anything else in this group! It will be deleted from the group. (This includes meme's, listings, point & achievement stories, market reports, anything about banks, foreclosures, how to use technology and how to blog not pertaining to active rain.) More on topics included & deleted.
  7. If you are a newbie to Real Estate, join the Real Estate Rookie Group.
  8. If you are curious how posts are featured in this group read about it here.

Resources for the Active Rain Newbie

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Other Frequently Asked Questions & Discussed Topics (links not included in above articles)

Please feel free to comment here if you have found tools that were especially useful on learning about Active Rain.

Comments (94)

Angie Vandenbergh
Crye-Leike, Realtors - Memphis, TN
A Crye-Leike Blogger
Hi Melissa, I don't remember remove removing one of your posts. We have several moderators though so it was likely another one. However I just went and looked through your blog. I don't see any posts on a topic that is instructional for an active rain newbie or an introduction etc. Those are the subjects for posts included in this group. Posts about the market, events, real estate are not the same topic intended for this group. If you have a specific post that you feel should be included, please let me know the link to the post and I will check it out. Thanks.
Mar 25, 2008 12:58 AM
Dane Briggs
Firebird Realty - Phoenix, AZ
Thanks for a great start on ActiveRain... its my first day and I am already addicted!
Mar 25, 2008 11:10 AM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

I'm LEAVING THE GROUP.  I'm tired of things that I think would be helpful being deleted.  Most groups are too lenient, you guys have gone way over the top in the other direction. There is a line between being diligent and being totally ridiculous and you crossed it long ago.

I wrote a nice short post on the differences between subscribing and having associates and how it was important to remember that a subscription is not an association.  This helps newbies CONNECT.  I mentioned why I thought it was important for newbies to know. Nevertheless it was deleted.

I tried to play nice but you have made me feel as welcome as bubonic plague. So GOOD BYE!!!!

May 03, 2008 12:41 PM
Melanie James Newton
The VIP Group - Keller Williams DFW Realty - Southlake, TX

All very helpful, but also showing me that I have so much to learn!  How does everyone find the time to read and respond to everthing, and still have time to work??  Thank you for all the tips.  There are some great links in here.  I see that I need to spend more time here!

Melanie James

The VIP Group

Keller Williams DFW

May 03, 2008 06:11 PM

There is so much to learn!

Jun 13, 2008 11:47 PM
Larry Beck
PrintAgent.com / Pixel Perfect Design - Downey, CA

Thanks for the POST. Glad I came accross it, will defenitely go over it and learn as am really

new to blogging (on the net) and to AR community.



Jun 14, 2008 04:56 AM
Nancy Larson
I am a licensed referral agent in NJ - Hutchinson Island, FL

sorry, i changed the wording forf the blog, but possibly not up to par....sorry...i'm still learning...like a rap on the knuckles, i will do better the next time, sorry.

Jun 24, 2008 02:44 PM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

I just had my last post removed from this group and I'm not sure why. I'm very familiar with the rules and I thought that post held a LOT of encouraging and helpful information.

Jun 29, 2008 04:39 PM
Karen Hurst
Rhode Island Waterfront!

Lisa, just sent you an email wanting a link to the post that was removed.

Jun 29, 2008 10:58 PM

Can't become a member button...How can we become members of this illustrious group?

Jul 20, 2008 05:02 AM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Sorry, for the incorrect content.   Thanks for setting me straight.. Jane Grant

Aug 27, 2008 03:33 AM
Daisy Montano
The Saavedra Team - Phoenix, AZ

Thanks for posting this. This is very interesting information.

Aug 27, 2008 08:08 AM
Judith Cozad
NorthWest Escrow Services Corporation - Kent, WA

Please help!  Can someone point me in the direction of how to create the look for a blog??  I have not been able to find anything like this anywhere.  I have a feeling that everything will fall into place as I continue to delve into this Active Rain 'ing' but for now just want a place to start and I have noticed some blogs to be cute, pretty, colorful and some to be just like the top of this page with the Active Rain logo - how do I create mine??

Appreciate any help given!!!

Nov 03, 2008 02:17 PM
Angie Vandenbergh
Crye-Leike, Realtors - Memphis, TN
A Crye-Leike Blogger

Hi Judith - The people who have customized their blogs are most likely using a free program to do that... one that Danko Marketing created. The owner of the company also blogs here. Here is a link to the customizer - Active Rain Blog Customizer. Give it a try....

Nov 04, 2008 12:19 AM
Judith Cozad
NorthWest Escrow Services Corporation - Kent, WA

Wow!!  I can't thank you enough!!!  I will go there right now.

Nov 04, 2008 07:33 AM
Stacie Shirley
Currently Inactive - Meansville, GA

My name is Stacie Shirley and I have been in Real Estate for just over a year now and I have been on Active Rain for just 2 days.

I have read tuns of information and can not find out the answer to my very basic question. Ok here it is ......... When you click on the "my home" tab it puts you where it has a box with your messages, How do you reply back to somebody that sent you a message??????? I know you get a copy in your personal email box, but if I reply there will it just send it to their personal email????

I really hope this is posted in the right place and not EVERYWHERE. I am hesitant about posting anything at this point.

Thanks for any help I can get

Dec 31, 2008 07:03 PM
Mike Mueller
Tech and Social Media Consultant - Walnut Creek, CA

Stacie – If you click on any of those "comments" it will link back to your original post.  At the bottom of your post you can leave a reply comment (just as you did here)

BTW: Good for you on reading tons!


Friend to the Newbies

Jan 01, 2009 03:34 AM
Michael E. Walsh
Abe Lee Realty, LLC - Honolulu, HI

I just joined ActiveRain and now I joined ActiveRain Newbies. I have been in Real Estate now going on 5 years... But as far as blogging I am what I am a Newbie... I can't wait to get started...


Jan 08, 2009 05:32 PM
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

Thanks for all your work in organizing and collecting this information. I've forwarded it to some colleagues that recently signed up on AR. This is a wonderful resource and such a great help. Thank You!!

Feb 05, 2009 08:12 PM
Tim Ventura
Digital Marketing Consultant - Blaine, WA
Digital marketing & technology consultant

I just renewed my subscription to ActiveRain after a VERY long time. Missed the community - it's great to be back! I guess I'm a newbie again, but not for long!

Mar 26, 2021 12:39 AM