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ActiveRain Navigation - For New Members

If you are new to ActiveRain, first of all, we'd like to welcome you. ActiveRain is one of the best places to Network with other Real Estate Industry Professionals online, and it's a great place to start your Blog. If you have recently joined the community, but have not yet had the chance to setup your profile, create your first Blog post, or have not learned how to get around and navigate the neighborhood, this post IS for you.

This is a short 8 minute video tutorial that will take you on a journey through three main areas of the ActiveRain Online Network. These areas include: the tabs and links on the main home page, the links and navigational tools on your "My Home" page, and lastly, the hidden tools and links on AR that can get you extra points and more information about your Blog. This is a large video file, please be patient, it may take 15-20 seconds to load.

Here are some links to other pages we recommend if you're a new member here:

Inter-Active Video Tutorial - ActiveRain Navigation (8:30 min)

With Inter-Active Video, you can click on any of the links at anytime.

Disclaimer: This tutorial was created on the quiet side with the intention of not waking up the families of any "New" or existing Midnight Blogging Members. :-)

 

     

"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 175 commentsBrad Andersohn • May 16 2008 10:16PM

Comments

thank you, thank you, thank you, I learned to bookmark!!  Wish I had read this weeks ago.  Good thing about trial and error is when you see how easy it is to do things correctly it looks easy.  I am thinking I CAN DO THIS!   Note for later- lissen to the rest of the videos.  thanks again.  cheryl

Posted by Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law (RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI) about 12 years ago

Brad this is Awesome - Great Effort put forth into this video.  Love the Inter-Active links on the Video and You have Superb Video Editing Skills .  This is Top Notch, 5 Stars *****!!!  Excellent Resource for the newbies, wish I had this before but better late than never :)  BOOKMARKED!

Posted by Justin Williams, Loan Officer (Independent) about 12 years ago

Hi Brad, a beautifully done tutorial. It will help anyone that is new and I have bookmarked it for when I invite someone, I will be sure to share. A very busy week and I didn't set up the call to you about MIXPRO but I will and I thanks you again for the generous offer.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) about 12 years ago

Nicely done I wish we had it a few months ago when we started.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 12 years ago

Yea, clap, clap, clap...I've been wanting one of these for new members.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 12 years ago

Yeah!

Looks good Brad!

Active Mike

Posted by Mike Mueller (Tech and Social Media Consultant) about 12 years ago

BRAD, I have bookmarked this post so I can forward it to new members when I see them.  I don't have time to watch now but it looks like it will be something good for all of us to watch.  I know that I am constantly learning new things.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) about 12 years ago

Gonna have to check this out later whan I'm in the office as it will definitely bog down my dialup even worse.

Cant wait to see it, thanks for taking the time to do it.

Posted by Diane Sundberg, Your Southern Delaware real estate agent (Mann & Sons, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Great info.  I'm fairly new & I can always use new ways to navigate!  Thanks so much!

Yvette Smith

Williamsburg's Preferred Realtor®

Posted by Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale (LONG & FOSTER) about 12 years ago

since you obviously were reading my mind when you just 'threw' this little tutorial together can I add to the wish list of "wanta knows" or is half the fun the brain fog of figuring it out on one's own?  - cheryl   www.ozarkcastle.com

Posted by Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law (RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI) about 12 years ago

Brad, thanks for the tutorial.  I just leaned about how to contact AR.  I was trying to figure what was the best way to suggest to have an "opt out" for the spam type adds in the comments we are not getting.  Thanks AJ

Posted by Alan 'AJ' Nisen California Contra Costa Mortgage Officer (A Large Bank in America) about 12 years ago

Man, if my wife wasn't asleep next to me right now, I would definitely be watching the video to see what cool stuff you did now..but I will have to do that later. 

active Jer

So for now I will just say thanks for the cool post that i can send to the newbies!!!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 12 years ago

This is a very timely post. I've seen a lot of questions lately from obvious newbies. This is perfect for the newbs.

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) about 12 years ago

Brad - maybe AR could email a link to this to every new member as they join?

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) about 12 years ago

Brad- Great for newbies! I was left on my own to navigate. I can see how some people would be afraid to do that. Oh, thanks for the quiet side as I am one of those midnight bloggers.

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) about 12 years ago

Brad.....this is an informative post for newbies and even a refresher course.

Posted by Pam Winterbauer, "Providing Blue Ribbon Service" (Pam Winterbauer Real Estate) about 12 years ago

Emailing to my agents that are baby rainers! Awesome job putting this together!

Posted by Michelle DeRepentigny, Broker Athens, GA (Success Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad, This is sooo cool!  We need to get this on the getting started page. http://activerain.com/action/default/welcome

Posted by Jon Washburn about 12 years ago

Brad:  What a great newbie post.  For quite a long time now, whenever I have found a newbie on line, I have given them a link to one of your older newbie posts to get them going.  I will start sharing this with them, too.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 12 years ago

Brad, what an amazing job! How great for a new member! Do we have a "welcome wagon" - someone that emails every new member when they sign up? If so a link to this needs to go with the email!

Posted by Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt (HOMEFRONT Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad... well done. You're loving ScreenFlow now aren't you? ;)

Posted by Jeff Turner (RealSatisfied) about 12 years ago

Hi Brad - great video for everyone!  I watched the WHOLE thing watching for those "hidden tools and links"......   wwwaaaahhhhhh, I already knew about those....   ;-)

Any previews of next month's that you mentioned??  ;-)

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) about 12 years ago

BRAD - This is a great start for newbies.  I would also suggest that they just go back and read your catalog of posts if they are looking for helpful hints to become all that they can be.

Posted by Adam Waldman, Realtor - Long Island (Westcott Group Real Estate Company) about 12 years ago

Brad,

Now your like s big push button service on line..just push the right button and it will take them where they need to be...thanks!

Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (Brokered by eXp Realty LLC) about 12 years ago

I'll tell you although navigating AR in a dense fog through trial and error was fun, I think I can become much more productive now that I have a clue. Thanks once again, as always your tutorials are just what we need.

Posted by JoEllen Stranger-Thorsen, Lake County, FL about 12 years ago

thank you, thank you, thank you, I learned to bookmark!! Wish I had read this weeks ago. Good thing about trial and error is when you see how easy it is to do things correctly it looks easy. I am thinking I CAN DO THIS! Note for later- lissen to the rest of the videos. thanks again. cheryl

Cheryl - trial and error is a good thing and yes, you CAN DO THIS!  Enjoy!!  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad this is Awesome - Great Effort put forth into this video. Love the Inter-Active links on the Video and You have Superb Video Editing Skills . This is Top Notch, 5 Stars *****!!! Excellent Resource for the newbies, wish I had this before but better late than never :) BOOKMARKED!

Justin - thanks alot my friend. You are certainly no newbie here, I have been following your Blog here for quite some time. I loved your Myspace, Facebook, Twitter oh My post.  Your Blog looks great!!  You'll be seeing me stopping by more, I'm always looking for great new content and writers here for AR members and guests to read.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Hi Brad, a beautifully done tutorial. It will help anyone that is new and I have bookmarked it for when I invite someone, I will be sure to share. A very busy week and I didn't set up the call to you about MIXPRO but I will and I thanks you again for the generous offer.

Hey William - thanks for being so willing to share this post with new members, hopefully it will help make a difference in the community.  I even stumbled a couple times doing the video, just goes to show you, we all have a little newbie inside. haha!

Call me anytime regarding Mixpo (Now called AR Video) or for any reason whatsoever, I look forward to your call.  Thanks for taking time to comment on this post, I wasn't sure how it would be received.  I really do hope it will help new members feel more comfortable getting around in the rain.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Terry - sorry I didn't have this done sooner.  Nice thing about new members here on AR is that they are signing up everyday and some weeks by the hundreds.  I know it may be too late for us few, but hopefully it will benefit the many in the future.  Glad you're up and running and didn't need this post, but please tell a friend or fellow new member if you feel they may benefit. Thanks Terry, have a great weekend.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Missy - clap, clap, clap... I loved that!  Thank you, so I guess it's ok then,  I'll take a bow?  haha! ROFL...

Thanks for the applause, but really not necessary.  I have been thinking about these tutorials, seems like forever now, and just haven't had the means to provide them.  Thanks to Jon and Bob at AR, I now have the tools and platform to really try and help out the new members with these types of posts. 

IMO, my tutorial here has a bit to be desired, but it will get better with practice and time. This is the first one I have ever done using this application with ActiveRain Video. (formerly Mixpo)

I am doing an entire "New Member" series as a part time project in my new roll here.  Any ideas from the pro what you'd like to see next?  I am planning a "Profile Setup" and then "Creating A Blog Post" is there anything you feel would be useful to new members after those?  Thanks Missy.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Mike - thanks, it was great talking to you on the phone yesterday, I see you are doing more video on your posts, keep up the good job, don't get discouraged for any reason, video is a great tool and awesome way to communicate your message regardless of the results you may think you're getting.  :-)

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

BRAD, I have bookmarked this post so I can forward it to new members when I see them. I don't have time to watch now but it looks like it will be something good for all of us to watch. I know that I am constantly learning new things.

Marchel - thanks for sharing this with new members, I hope it will inspire more of them to dive in knowing how to navigate the neighborhood a bit better.  There's more to come in this tutorial series for new members.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Gonna have to check this out later whan I'm in the office as it will definitely bog down my dialup even worse. Cant wait to see it, thanks for taking the time to do it.

Diane - Dial up internet access can certainly pose some restrictions with any media, flash, or video.  By the same token, there is such a wide variety and range of users with everything from dial-up to High speed Optical access, we just have to try and meet the needs of ALL subscribers and viewers. It's a constant challenge trying to provide tools and posts for ALL levels of internet access.

I hope you'll enjoy this when you do get the chance to view it. It should work ok with dial up, it just may yake a few seconds to load once you click on the play arrow.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Yvette - welcome to AR, I do hope this post will help yo feel a bit more comfortable knowing your way around the community at large.  I am working on a couple more that will hopefully be helpful for you and other members.  Coming soon to a Blog near you...lol~  Thanks!!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

since you obviously were reading my mind when you just 'threw' this little tutorial together can I add to the wish list of "wanta knows" or is half the fun the brain fog of figuring it out on one's own? - cheryl

Cheryl - feel free to add any "wanta knows" you'd like. The next tutorials I am working on are "setting up profiles" and "creating Blog posts" but you are welcome to add anything to the list you'd like to see.  There is something to be said for the "Brain Fog" you are referring to, that's how most of us learned everything we know here in the rain. 

Looking forward to your ideas and suggestions. Thanks!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad...  some excellent information here. I just sent this to 3 people, 2 of whom I have invited in the last month or so.  thanks

jeff belonger

Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) about 12 years ago

Jeff - that makes this post and video "officially viral!" Thanks!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Thanks!  I still have a lot to learn!

Posted by Amy Dawson, Vancouver, WA Realtor about 12 years ago

Brad as usual this is a great post with lots of wonderful and very useful information that we can use. Thanks!

Posted by Patty Ledford, Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue (RE/MAX Town and Country) about 12 years ago

This will be great to share with my Newbies- thanks.

Posted by Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals (Keller Williams Realty Professionals) about 12 years ago

Amy - you'll learn as you go, but you'll really learn best by just doing!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Patty - thank you very much, I have to say these video tutorials take much longer than a typical post, and because I am still learning different applications and experimenting, they of course take even longer.  As long as they are helping ANY member, I am happy to try and provide them. Thanks for viewing it and for taking the time to comment.  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Kathleen - I hope this will help any new member feel more comfortable with their navigation in the rain. Thanks for helping get this out to them, that's very sweet of you. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Very good video Brad!!!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 12 years ago

Thanks Jeremy - they should get better with time and practice...

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Thank you very much! This is great:)

Posted by Kathleen Klaber, NutraLawn, LLC (NutraLawn, LLC) about 12 years ago

Brad, Thank you so much for all of the information you provided and the assistance you gave me.  It is greatly appreciated.  I am excited to be a new part of this community.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) about 12 years ago

Kathleen - you're welcome, I really hope it helps.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Christine - thank you, and we are just as excited to have you as part of this community. Let me know if you ever need any assistance here. It was really great talking with you today. Thanks again. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

I know this video may be a bit long, but the time it will save you learning all the places to navigate on AR could be days, weeks, or even months.  I have met and talked to members who have been on AR for months and didn't know some of these links were even available. Hopefully it will save YOU some time and frustration as well.  Thanks for watching and for all your comments.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad, great tutorial on how to navigate through the AR site. I did not know that the lower left portion of the site even existed. Great work...

Posted by Freddy Delgadillo, Real Estate Broker specializing Greater Eastside (Judah Realty Group) about 12 years ago

Freddy - took me a couple months to find and figure out all these locations and links and what they do. Hopefully this video will knock off a couple months for anyone who watches it.  Thanks, glad it was helpful to you, makes it all worth it.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Thanks, Brad for putting stuff like this on AR.  I'm so new to all this and it's overwhelming when you are getting started.  I'll take your advice and work through the newbie stuff.  I notice that you post a lot of stuff to help people get going - keep it up!  It's very much appreciated!

Debbie Fiskum, Perfect Transformations staging in Denver, CO

 

Posted by Debbie Fiskum about 12 years ago

Debbie - thanks for checking in and for your comment. Just FYI, you should login first before commenting or doing anything on AR.  Your comments earn you 25 points when you're logged in.  Look forward to seeing you around, don't hesitate to call me if you ever need any assistance here. :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

This was very informative. I am still somewhat new and have a lot to learn. I guess that I need to keep looking for and learning from posts like these.

What is the best way to find out how to do something without having to go through a lot of info to find it? For example, posting pictures. I've done it a few times but my pictures are usually much larger than I would like. Any instructions out there about how to make my pix smaller so I can add several instead of one gargantuan one?

Posted by Rebecca White, Real Estate Agent - San Francisco (Alain Pinel REALTORS) about 12 years ago

Rebecca - there are many members who write these types of "how-to" tutorial posts.  Use the search tool, or also the link at the bottom of this page that says "Help/FAQ" you will find many of them there. I also have categorized all the posts I have written which you or any member can access from my profile page here on AR. Please feel free to do so anytime.

To post pictures, use the little green tree icon on the toolbar above the comments or new post box. To adjust the size of the photo, either use your mouse or the appearance tab, and set your width and height parameters.  Hope that helps. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

As usual Brad, top notch information for newbies & old alike.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) about 12 years ago

Thanks!!! I am a newbee and it was very helpful

Posted by Debbie Herman about 12 years ago

Lyn - thanks, I have been able to send this to 5 different newbies this week, it has come in very handy.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Debbie - glad you found this post and video to be useful. Welcome to AR, I hope your time and efforts here will be well rewarded.  Thanks. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad:  Great Video for New members but also a great refresher for everyone.  Glad to see it featured in the daily email today.  All the new features are so cool... love the outside blog feature! Have a blessed day.

Posted by Jan Evett, Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate (The Premier Property Group LLC) about 12 years ago

Jan - thanks, I just noticed it in the news letter, very cool.  I've had a full plate getting the outside blogs launched, but didn't want you to think I didn't appreciate your comment here. I do!  Thank you, and you have a blessed day as well. 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

How did I miss this post? And how do you make an interactive video? Is There always a new tool to discover?

Richad

Posted by Richard Byron Smith, NMLS #184479, Mortgage Loan Officer (Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS #2289) about 12 years ago

Richard - welcome to the ActiveRain Firehose of information, posts get easier and easier to miss! lol~

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Thank you for the video!!!  There is alot to wrap my head around I am sure with all the help here I will be up an running in no time.  Thanks again. 

Posted by Vera Wallace, Long Realty Agent Tucson/Marana Arizona GRI,e-Pro (Long Realty) about 12 years ago

Vera - I know the video is a bit long, but this 8 minute video will save you hours weeks, maybe months of trying to learn all the places to navigate on AR.  Many of us old timers here had to learn this stuff without the use of posts and tutorial videos.  This is just one of the ways we give back to the community for all the things the community has done for us. We call it "Paying it Forward"  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Thanks for the reminders so I don't forget and can stay on track! 

Posted by Maya Thomas, Broker, Please see my client recommendations. about 12 years ago

Maya - not sure this will keep you on track, but it should help you find the track you want to be on with all the different tools and areas available on AR.  Thanks for the comment.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Thanks, Brad.

  This really helped me understand the tabs....can't wait to get all set up to BLOG!!!

Posted by Sally Haslett about 12 years ago

Sally - here if you need me. One tip: Make sure you login before you do anything on AR, you're missing out on points and your signature (name) on comments will have no link.  Just an FYI....   :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Okay, so I finally got around to reading this, now that I have been on AR for about two weeks.  Great info.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) about 12 years ago

Brad-

Awesome tutorial video- thank you for the direction in getting things rolling!

 

Posted by JB Brookman, High School Senior Portrait Photographer (JB Brookman Photography) about 12 years ago

Good basic info for how to get started with Active Rain.

Posted by Sharon Kofahl, Expert and Customized Service (Savvy Realty) about 12 years ago

Troy - welcome and I'm glad you found this. It may still shave off some time on the AR learning curve. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

JB - :-)

Jeff and Sharon - very basic but frustrating when you don't know it.  Nothing worse than getting lost in the "rain". 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Thank you Thank you! I wished I had watched this earlier. I feel like a light bulb  suddenly went on.

Posted by Sarah Zondervan (Keller Williams East Valley) about 12 years ago

Thank you for this tutorial, now I at least know where to start. I felt a little over whelmed when I open up ActiveRain for the first time. This presentation was really well done and informing.

Thank you!

Posted by Cherokee County Real Estate Agent Luke Dollar (Solid Source Realty) about 12 years ago

Sarah - you are so welcome, I'm glad you had the chance to watch this, sometimes we walk around in the dark trying to find our way, then the light goes on and has a way of "Making Our Day!"  Thanks. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Luke - your comment makes all the time and effort that went into creating this all worth it. Thank you. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad,

As a newcomer this is very helpful and I am bookmarking the page to use as a reference! Thanks

Posted by Scott Harvey about 12 years ago

Scott - Once you watch it a couple times, you'll no longer need it. You'll get to the point where you feel comfortable with where everything is on ActiveRain and how to use the network effectively.  Thanks for watching and taking the time to comment, I really do appreciate it very much.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Great Tutorial!!  Hopefully it is as easy as it sounds!!  I look forward to all the info available!

Lynda

Posted by Lynda Lopez, Personal Real Estate Consultant (Re/Max Central) about 12 years ago

Thank Brad...I'm new to ActiveRain and learning the basics.  The video got me off to a great jump start.

 

Posted by Karen Staha, CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas (Gaston & Sheehan Realty) about 12 years ago

Lynda - you'll find more stuff like this on my profile here on AR. Thanks. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Karen - that's exactly what it was intended for.   Thanks and Welcome to ActiveRain. :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Thanks for the video.  I am very new and this has been very helpful.

Posted by Carlyn Walton (Allison James Estates & Homes) about 12 years ago

Thanks for this posting, I already book,arked it and will navigate a bit easier no thanks to you!

Posted by Freddy A. Saavedra (Essential Properties) about 12 years ago

Carlyn - welcome to the rain.  Glad this helped you out, hopefully this will save you hours of trying to find this stuff on your own.  I know it took me weeks when I first started to find my way around the network. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Freddy - I had to laugh at your comment...I know what you meant, but read your comment carefully, that's funny what leaving off a "w" can do to a guys ego!  ROFL!!  haha!  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad...i can't seem to get the video to play.  It's a black screen and when i click nothing happens.  Any suggestions as I'd REALLLY like to watch it.  thanks for all of your info.

Posted by Celeste Messer, Austin Real Estate, Kyle Real Estate (Adkor Realty) almost 12 years ago

whoops..ignore my previous post...i left and came back and voila no more black screen...so i may be back in business.  thanks again.

Posted by Celeste Messer, Austin Real Estate, Kyle Real Estate (Adkor Realty) almost 12 years ago

Celeste - glad it's working for you. I do hope it helps you get around the community a bit faster and easier.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Thanks for the info, and I too have never used the bookmark and now that I know what it is, I will start using it...God Bless...Jason

Posted by Jason Roebuck almost 12 years ago

Jason - this one would be a good one to bookmark.  You can also send a link to others that you sign up here, and help to get them comfortable with how to navigate around the place. Kudos, thanks!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

well I'm sure there's lots of good info from all the posts.  Tried several times to get it to load even left it there for 15 min.  Maybe you can email me the video.

Posted by Brian Page (Century 21 Beal) almost 12 years ago

Brian - I was going to say it might be your Intenet Explorer browser, but I just watched it on both IE and Firefox, not sure why your computer isn't allowing you to view it.  You can go to my Video Console and watch it if you can't get it to work here.  My Video Console

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Brad - Great information - thanks!  I have not watched all the videos but certainly will finish them as time allows.  As a visual learner, I'm always happy to find sites such as ActiveRain where you can get video information rather than pages and pages of instructions!

Posted by Bruce & Mary Smith, REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC (Savannah Lakes Homes) almost 12 years ago

Wow, You surpased yourself again.  You are a natural teacher.  Thanks for the effort that goes into thes post.  They are very helpful.

Posted by Derenda Grubb, GRI, ABR, CRS (CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) almost 12 years ago

Bruce and Mary - some like to read, some like to listen, and some like to watch.  I endorse and promote using all 3 methods to get your message to your audience.  Who knows what they like, so you better do all three. Just my opinion.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Derenda - I am so grateful you appreciate the work that goes into these posts. Everyone here on AR knows how much time and effort we all put into these, so to get a comment like yours, well, let's just say it keeps me pressing on toward the goal.  What is the goal?  I'll let you know when I find out, and I'll do it in a post! lol~  Thanks. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Great tutorials. Thank you. I'm a newb and following the directions by reading and watching them all. Would you mind telling me what software you used for the magnification, spot light, etc.? 

 

Posted by Kenny MacCarthy (RE/MAX Advantage Beverly MA 01915) almost 12 years ago

I bookmarked this earlier and haven't had time to review it....This is one I hope to view soon.  Thanks for the info!

Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) almost 12 years ago

Kenny - there are a couple applications out there, I think I used Jing for this one.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Allen - always glad to provide helpful info if I can. Thanks.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Thanks again, Brad. I've downloaded Jing and am definitely going to be able to use it for training clips. What did you use for the magnification and cursor spotlight?

Posted by Kenny MacCarthy (RE/MAX Advantage Beverly MA 01915) almost 12 years ago

Kenny - I went back and checked the video tutorial and for this one I actually used ScreenFlow.  All the features and spotlight and zooming tools are included in their package.  I think it was around $100.00.  Jing is for the PC, but I use a MAC and ScreenFlow does a better job for what I needed.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Thank you! Wish I had seen this when I first signed in!

Posted by Samantha Nichols, Massachusetts Real Estate Specialist (ERA Belsito and Associates) almost 12 years ago

WOW!  The more I investigate this site, the more great stuff I find.  Thanks !!  Susan

Posted by Susan Birdsall (FOUR SEASONS REAL ESTATE, INC.) almost 12 years ago

Thank you so much for that tutorial Brad.  What an incredible resource.

Posted by Justin Padgett (W.W. Financial Service) almost 12 years ago

Samantha - it's part of the getting started post you should have received when you signed up and joined AR. Glad you found it now though, hope it helps.

Susan - you have no idea!  There is a ton of info, fun, business, and great people here.

Justin - you're welcome, glad you enjoyed and got some use out of it.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Brian... I am somewhat challenged by technology.  I am not able to view the video.  Any suggestions.  Is there another way for me to look at it?

Kim, Cozy Home Rental, New to Active Rain, cozyhomerental.com

Posted by Video problems almost 12 years ago

Thank you very much for the video, very helpful.  I am somewhat overwhelmed by all that ActiveRain has to offer - wonderful!  I am looking forward to getting involved.

 

Judi, NorthWest Escrow Services Corporation, New to Active Rain

Posted by Judith Cozad (NorthWest Escrow Services Corporation) almost 12 years ago

Video Problems, I just checked the link and video and thy seem to be fine. You might want to try again.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Judith - welcome to the network, I hope this little video tutorial gives you a bit better understanding of how to navigate around the AR network and community. Thanks.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Brad this is an awesome tutorial I am directing some people to it that just started on AR.  For some reason the volume is really low on this one.  Is there any way to make it louder?

Posted by Anonymous over 11 years ago

Just left above post and just saw the disclaimer--sorry!  I could hardley hear it though!

Posted by Tami over 11 years ago

How does the listing router link work and how come it didn't show up on the video? That looked like a different homepage. Is it old?

Posted by Florida Management and Consulting Group Inc., Real Estate Brokerage and Property Managers (Florida Management and Consulting Group, Inc. ) over 11 years ago

Dave - listing router just came out a couple weeks ago. This post is about 6 months old, it was not covered. There are Listing Router tutorials on my AR profile if you're interested.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Thank you Brad for an informative and engaging presentation.  This newbie is going to work hard to make rain!!

Posted by Jan Bruster (CC Herber Co. Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Jan - I hope it "POURS" for you here! Welcome to AR, I think you're gonna love this place.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Thank you Brad:  Good information

Posted by Anonymous over 11 years ago
Thank you so much for sharing with all of us - you are truly a go give person!
Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) over 11 years ago

I joined Activerain about 6 months ago and have been stumbling around the site since! This is great and I will 'Bookmark" it - now I know what bookmarking means! Thank you so much for the tutorial.

Posted by Janet Riley (Coldwell Banker Residential real Estate) over 11 years ago
 Brad,
Thanks for the great tutorial....glad I went through it....didn't know how to bookmark...will save me tons of time!

Lori Cofer Signature

Lori Cofer, Beasley Realty

Posted by Lori Cofer, REALTOR, Moscow Idaho Real Estate (Beasley Realty) over 11 years ago

Norma - thanks, it's better to give than receive right??  :-))

Janet - thanks for bookmarking this post, you will find hundreds of great members and contributions here, even after another 6 months, you'll still be learning and growing everyday.  You have struck a goldmine here, and hopefully pay dirt soon...just stick with it.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Lori - saving time and allowing you to do more valuable and more important things is what I love to do to help our members and my clients. 

As my kids like to say, "It's just how I roll!" lol~  Thanks.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Very helpful....I learned how to bookmark after all these months and I was reaquainted to the bottom left sidebar.

Posted by Robert & Jani Bielenberg, Centennial, Colorado, CRS, GRI,e-PRO (Bielenberg & Associates) over 11 years ago

Are the buttons across the top on someone else's blog not working or is it just me?

Posted by Eric McGowan over 11 years ago

Eric - can you let me know what buttons are not working?  This is the first I have heard anyone having any problems so it may just be your browser or computer giving you some problems.  Let me know, thanks. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Awesome tutorial for the beginner and intermediate ActiveRain user. Thansk for all the tips!

Posted by Brad Correll over 11 years ago

I have a lot of buttons not working.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad: As always.. another great post.. this can be useful to some of us that have been here for a year, two or three.

Posted by Roland Woodworth, eXp Realty (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Marchel - this is only happening in Internet Explorer browsers, the programmers are aware and working to get it corrected asap.  Thanks for your patience.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Roland - thanks, I hope it will do some good for the next two or three years, If not, I'll just have to do another.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad - thanks.  Make sure you login to AR before commenting, that way you'll get the linkback to your profile and you'll also get 25 points for each comment up to 10 per day.  Just fyi...

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Great info Brad, Thanks

Posted by Ken Hazelet (Realty World Davis Homes) over 11 years ago

Thanks, good information!

Posted by Barbara Brescia (Home Towne Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Brad,

Thank you for this great tutorial.  Taking the time to watch it proved very helpful to me as I flounder around trying to figure out the best way to make this work well for me.  Your time & efforts is greatly appreciated by this "newbie".

I still have an awful lot to learn, but I'm excited.  This site is very addictive!!

Vicki~

Posted by Vicki over 11 years ago

Thanks Brad!  You are so helpful to us all...I am so gratefull! 

Posted by Aron Bailey Bruser (Win-Win Home Staging & Redesign) over 11 years ago

Great Idea, Thank you for taking the time to go over the basics.  :)

Posted by Dave Van Nus, Portland House Hunters and U.S. Veteran Homes! (Realty ONE Group Prestige) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the introductory video, it was very useful.

Posted by Alastair Buchanan (A&H GMAC Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Thank You!  I appreciate the information.

Posted by Linda Brannock (Keller Williams Realty Central Delaware) over 11 years ago

I am so glad a friend told me about this.  I have been trying to learn Active Rain for a while.  Now there is hope.  However, I don't see the "bookmark" anywhere under any of the blogs I'm looking at.  Do I have a setting missing or something?

Posted by Bradley Patterson, The Bradley Patterson Team (Keller Williams ) over 11 years ago

Meg - It's in between the envelope and the red flag at the bottom of every post.  If it's not showing, it may be your browser or something with your settings.  There is a post about bookmarking and other ways to manage favorited posts and articles, I hope this will help:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/618114/3-Ways-To-Bookmark-and-Manage-Your-Favorite-Posts

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the wonderful info. Now I am not a newbie. lol

Posted by Katherine Mae Clemmons, Buy Sell Love Vegas (Clemmons Group) over 11 years ago

Katherine - you passed the test.  If you could watch this entire video, then you are no longer a newbie. :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the info. I have been a member of Active Rain for 6 months . Maybe now I will try to be a little more active 

Posted by Daniel Parr (Century21 landmark associates) over 11 years ago

Daniel - now is the time (in this market) to be planting those seeds, and then watering and fertilizing for the next big Harvest.  Your Blog on AR is a great addition to the success of your garden.  Man, I like that one.   I Better author it quickly before someone else does.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Hey Brad...thanks for the great video tour.  I have been an AR memeber for a while...but have not been as active lately for numerous reasons and therefore have fallen behind on the new tools and features.   This tutorial just brought me quickly up to speed..glad I am back :)

Posted by Palm Coast Homes, Palm Coast/Flagler County Real Estate, The Ross/Co (100 Plus Realty LLC) over 11 years ago

Hi Brad...I just watched your video tour.  Thank you so much...simple and to the point! 

Posted by Shannon DeRosby (Summerlin Asset Management, LLC) over 11 years ago

I wish I would have seen this before I fumbled my way around.  Vidoe makes it all make more sense now.  thanks!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 11 years ago

Thanks you guys (ladies) I'm sure some things have changed on the network since I created this video, but for the most part, it should still help some to know what and where to go while singing and dancing in the rain.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Great video, very informative.  Thanks for the great tools you have to learn your way around the site.

Posted by Wendy Kuhn (Webster Realty, LLC) over 11 years ago

Great video, very informative.  Thanks for the great tools you have to learn your way around the site.

Posted by Wendy Kuhn (Webster Realty, LLC) over 11 years ago

Great video, very informative.  Thanks for the great tools you have to learn your way around the site.

Posted by Wendy Kuhn (Webster Realty, LLC) over 11 years ago

Thank you for the tutorial. Great for first time bloggers, it takes you a litle further on the tools we left for later o fear to hit. Excellent introduction.

Posted by MariaAlejandra Escudero (Realty World REAL ESTATE CENTER) over 11 years ago

Thank You for this tutorial!My anxiety is lessened because of this.I will be using this on a daily basis,Iam sure..Thank You for putting this together

Posted by Meredith Fellman (Peoples Home Equity Mortgage) over 11 years ago

Thank you. Excellent video! Very informative and helpful for first timers like me. Just joined today...

Posted by Monika Kollarova - Toronto, Ontario (Homelife/Realty One Ltd.,Brokerage ) over 11 years ago

Thought this was a great video.  I had "used" Active Rain about a year ago but am now committed to really be apart of it.

Posted by Gloria Fridrich (Henderson Properties) about 11 years ago

Great and insightful Video. Thank you.  I just joined and I hope I'll be as active as I would like to be.

Posted by Abraham Baghbodorian, Helping Buyers Find their Dream Home in The Desert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CA Properties) about 11 years ago

I guess I am no longer a newbie.  I am going through my old bookmarks and deleting the ones, I no longe use.  Thanks for great info.

Posted by Tere Rottink (CoastalVa Realty Inc) about 11 years ago

Why has the video been deleted?

Posted by Claire Schwartz about 11 years ago

Claire - all fixed!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 11 years ago
Feeling pretty "green", but this helps! Thanks!
Posted by Deena Cottingham, Home Stager & Photographer (GreenApple Staging & Images, Calgary Staging & Photography) about 11 years ago
Not sure if this is the place for the question, but why don't I have my photo show up in my post? Where can I find out how to set that up?
Posted by Deena Cottingham, Home Stager & Photographer (GreenApple Staging & Images, Calgary Staging & Photography) about 11 years ago

Hi Deena - You can upgrade your ASR account to a "Rainmaker" or wit till you aquire 10,000 pts.  That's the only way your photo wil appear in the comments when you leave them on members posts.  Let me know if you need any help setting up a rainmaker account. 

BTW - Any place on my Blog is a good place for a question. :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 11 years ago

Thanks, Brad for such a speedy reply! I'm impressed by the level of support.

Posted by Deena Cottingham, Home Stager & Photographer (GreenApple Staging & Images, Calgary Staging & Photography) about 11 years ago

Thanks, Brad for such a speedy reply! I'm impressed by the level of support.

Posted by Deena Cottingham, Home Stager & Photographer (GreenApple Staging & Images, Calgary Staging & Photography) about 11 years ago

Deena, thanks for asking about the picture, I wondered same thing and couldn't find the answer.

Brad, thank you for clearing it all up for us newbies! Video is great help/

Posted by Anna Tolstoy (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 10 years ago
Thanks for the video, it was very helpful to me. I look forward to using the information to become a more active member.
Posted by John Sweeney (Crye-Leike Elite Realtors) about 10 years ago

Great Information for Newbies, big help in understanding the website

Posted by Mary Macy, Top Agents Atlanta Metro (Top Agents Atlanta Metro) about 10 years ago

Nice job Brad -- thank you very much! This was a great overview and will be helpful in getting me started. It looks like the AR interface has been changed a bit since this was posted though, any chance you'll be updating the video?

Posted by Lisa DeFrancesco, Real Estate Straight (United Real Estate Richmond) over 9 years ago

Thanks Lisa - this is definitely an outdated post and video, maybe I'll do a new one sometime later this year.  In the meantime, if you need any assistance, don't hesitate to contact me anytime. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

I joined back several years ago, but have been inactive. So, I'm really a newbie! Very informative video, I wish I had viewed several years ago, it would have answered some of my questions. Yes, it would be great to have an updated video. I'm looking forward to the Zillow class today!

Posted by Jean Marie Ragus (American Dream Realty) over 9 years ago

Jean - welcome back.  I'm on the road so I'll either be doing the webinar from a parking lot in my car, or in a hotel lobby somewhere here in San Francisco. lol~  Hope you'll enjoy it!  :-)

PS - I will do a new video soon......

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

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