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How To Join ActiveRain - A Video Tutorial

This is a 2 minute video for Real Estate Industry Professionals who would like to know how to sign up on the ActiveRain Network. Be a part of this powerful On-line Community at NO COST. If you're looking for a place to promote and grow your business while connecting with others in the Industry, this is a great place to START!

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

Comment balloon 44 commentsBrad Andersohn • May 22 2008 01:28PM

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Great video, Brad. Very cool, easy to understand. Hope it will be prominently displayed for folks who want to join. So are you going to teach us how you did all those neat things?

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) almost 12 years ago

Brad - I have a couple of team members who I believe could benefit from your video so thank you.

Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 12 years ago

This is great!   This is how I'll begin my 1 hour consultation on blogging/internet tools to serve the seller/social media in business which I gave away as a door prize today for a brokers open.  Have yet to contact the lucky winner! Bookmarking!

Posted by Natalie Langford, Winchester, VA Real Estate (Realty Negotiations) almost 12 years ago

Brad, you are becoming quite the techy guy, or should I say Video guy.  AJ

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

Brad- How cool is that! Now there is no excuse not to join. Although joining does not seem to be the issue, it is getting the newbies to blog!

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

Great video and thanks for the extra tips on personalizing blogs.

Thanks,

Posted by Jose Delgado (Opes Advisors, INC.) almost 12 years ago

I am just learning this stuff and how to do these videos, so I appreciate your patience, and support with them.  Your comments and critiques are very much appreciated, thanks.

They aren't as easy to do as they may look...but its worth the time cause there's a whole new world of Video Blogging out there, and we all will have to start somewhere sometime.  :-)

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

Jeff - thanks! It's crazy that I got this done it 2 minutes!!  Wish I could learn to do a Blog Post in 2 minutes. OLet me learn this stuff and I'd be happy to teach you whatever I know. Still going through the growing pains right now.  :-))

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

Sam - that's great. Just going through the sign up process again, I realized that it's something we all only do once, (it has been over a year for me), so it allowed me to see some areas I know we can improve on for ActiveRain newbies new members.  We can and will do better in that area now. Thanks for sharing and commenting.  :-)

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

This is great! This is how I'll begin my 1 hour consultation on blogging/internet tools to serve the seller/social media in business which I gave away as a door prize today for a brokers open. Have yet to contact the lucky winner! Bookmarking!

Natalie - thanks for using this as part of your consultation on Blogging, that's a real honor, I appreciate that, thank you. Hope the lucky winner is someone who appreciates all that you do as a blogger here in the rain, I know I do. :-)

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

Hey AJ - I'm getting there, Video really is just the next step in what's ahead for us in this industry.  This post is to help get folks here, the other stuff will be to help them once they're here. Thanks my friend, hope to meet up with you real soon. :-))

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

Katerina - I know there isn't a real need to invite members, they are already coming in droves, and you're right, out of all the new members that join each day, only 10% or so actually write a post on their Blog.  I have taken a heart of passion for these new members and wish to see those numbers change. They Will!

It's my personal mission to take new members under our wings and try to help them learn to fly.  The Blog and other videos are coming soon, this just gave me a chance to practice with ActiveRain Video and the new console.  Thanks, I'm looking forward to all your Video Blogs in the future too.  :-)

BTW - did you see the new additions with the video dashboard and console? WOW & Yeah!! 

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

Jose - you must have watched all 2 minutes, that link wasn't until the very end. Thanks man!  :-)

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

Brad I will be speaking at a event in Detroit at a KW office in June. I will use this post and video. You said it all great ! Now how do you suggest I get them to sign up under me ? I can get their cards, but I have an hour drive back home and some will log on and do it before I can get home and personally invite them.

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

Hi Missy - For that event, you could let them know you'll be sending an email invite to each of them with a "Link" to join ActiveRain.  You can also put up a "KW Join Now" graphic on your profile page, or under your photo on your Blog and direct them there.  The video instructions here will be the same, just the link will be adding them under you.

Here's one you could use, or create your own. The link on this one comes from me, just change it out so that it's coming from you. Hope that helps, and good luck with your presentation in Detroit.

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

This will surely help the newbie...for sure!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 12 years ago

Brad, I will be using this video in a few weeks too for my classes!!! Great stuff!

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

Brad , thanks for the great video, I couldn't remember what program you said you used to video the screen.  I did upload a video on how to make a video using Camtasia, but it took me a while to figure out where to save it to. 

Posted by Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections, Experience the IHI Difference (IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581) almost 12 years ago

Brad,  The information you have posted here is very helpful.

Thanks,  Karen and Ray

Posted by Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty, Homes for Sale Mount Dora Realtor (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) almost 12 years ago

Mine is broken! ;-( For some reason...the video won't play. Is this "somewhere else" that I could view it?

Posted by Sharon Young (Ivy League Mortgage Philadelphia, Pa) almost 12 years ago

Sally - I hope this creates some newbies and makes it simple for them!!  lol~  Thanks.

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

Jeremy, thanks. I'm honored you'd do that.  I'm glad this may be a useful post afterall.  :-))

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

Hi David - (or is this Bonnie) I am not familiar with camtasia, saw your video, and love how you are using the ActiveRain Video for posting. Keep up the good work.  I'll check out camsatia, I like to use jasc, screencast and screenflow, very cool tools we have now days.  :-)

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

Karen and Ray, glad you find this useful, feel free to send to any guests you'd like to invite here, you can also use the invite links on AR to get referral points if members sign up from an invite that you send them. It's on your "My Home" page at the bottom on the left, "Invite Others". Hope you will.  :-)

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

I am e-mailing a link to all I know, thanks you're the best  cheryl

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

Sharon, try again. I just checked it in both Internet Explorer 7 and Mozilla Firefox and it seems to be working fine.  As a last resort, here's a link to ActiveRain Video where I have this hosted. Let me know if either works for you. I'll be waiting to hear from you... thanks.  :-)

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

Cheryl - you are too sweet, thanks.  You should send it along with an invitation link from you, that way you get credit on AR if they sign up.  See the comment I wrote to Karen and Ray above?  It's about 3 comments above this one.  Thanks again.  :-)

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

Brad - I got it! I think it was my computer ... imagine that! (and maybe me?) Thanks!

Posted by Sharon Young (Ivy League Mortgage Philadelphia, Pa) almost 12 years ago

Brad - As always, you provide so much great and useful information.  Thanks,

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

Good job Brad. Now if you can just get them all to join as your invite....

Posted by Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience (NMLS# 335055) almost 12 years ago

Agents need directions they all think it will be so difficult thanks for the instruction.

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

Brad...your post's are always informative and make me realize how much I still have to learn to better myself AND my business!

Posted by Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale (MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living) almost 12 years ago

Brad.....well you have done it again.  Great information and it is easy like a 6 year old can do it.

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

Sharon - glad it's all better now.  :-)

Christine - thanks, it's really only useful to those who have not joined, but it did give me a chance to see if I could do it in 2 minutes, learn this video application, and see what statistics will tell me about a 2 min video versus a 5 minute video. 90% of those that viewed this watched 100% of the video.  The 5 minute video, more than 75% watched only 30% percent of it. That prooves that viewers like short videos.  A lot can b learned froma simple 2 minute video post on ActiveRain.  :-))

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

Brian - thanks for commenting even though you weren't logged in. It's worth 25 points to you if you login before commenting on a blog post.  Just FYI...  :-)

 

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

Tom - I couldn't do that....but you could!?!?  ......and should!  :-)

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

Terry - some people just need a little help and inspiration, those who have considered, but haven't joined, this might help them to see how easy it really is, and it does only take 2-5 minutes to become a member here.

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

Thom - thanks, but I think you're doing just fine here. We all have to learn, and every day, each of us do.

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

Pam - thanks.  Oh what I wouldn't give to be 6 again! lol~  well....maybe not!  :-)

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

Can't log in. 

I'm waiting for the ActiveRain system to activate. 

 

Posted by Lenn Harley almost 12 years ago

Hi Brad..Great Comparisons, at first glance Vidder seemed one on top, but after watching AR, I'm convinced AR has the best for clarity and loading. Well Done,and thanks.

Cheers, have a great day!

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Hi Lenn - we've been having some issues over the holiday weekend. I keep getting the Proxy Server error, but we're working on it....habng in there.  How's that video stuff coming?  :-)

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

Fred - this is weird, your comment on this post is one that should have shown up on the Video Comparison post, unless you meant for it to be here, very bizarrre.  Thanks, let me know if you intended to have this here or over on the video comparison post.  Want to see if maybe there was a bug in the system when you posted it. Thanks Fred  :-)

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

This video is the shortest video I think I have created on AR. 2 minutes is a record for me.  I have learned by using the AR Video Console and statistics that more people have viewed the entire 2 minute video than most videos that get posted.  Most of the time, people will only watch 1-2 minutes before they click stop or X on the page. Short video is good. Long video is only good if it has or shows something spectacular.  A great learning lesson in more ways than one.  :-)

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

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