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3 Ways to Use the "Join ActiveRain" Referral Link

Have you considered inviting others from your TEAM to ActiveRain?  How about your Lender, Loan Officer, Realtor, Stager, Title Company, Attorney or Inspector?  Don't forget your Processors, Property Managers, Financial Planners and your Insurance Broker.  Maybe you'd like to open an invitation to guests and visitors on your Blogs or Websites.

You've seen other members doing it
, and you are probably already aware that points are given not only for inviting others who join, but when they sign up and become active, you are rewarded additonal points based on their activity. 10% to be exact, which adds up quickly.  There are 3 ways you can do this.

The FIRST way is with the "Internal ActiveRain Referral Invitation."

  • Click the link    at the top of this page.
  • Next Click in the lower left corner of your screen. 

  • Now follow these 4 easy steps, and your invitation is complete.
    (with this method, you can only send one email at a time)

      



The Second way is to use the "Referral Link" that is provided on the same page as your email invite:
The referral link looks like this: http://activerain.com/action/referrals/activebrad (shown below)  This is the URL or web address you'll need to create links demonstrated ahead.

You can create a Hyperlink from any word or image by using the URL address above.  Just replace my username with yours and Bingo, you've got a text or graphic link inviting others.  This could be used in your email signature, a mailing to your email database, or even as a link on your webpage, Blog post, or Profile.  (This method allows you to send multiple invitations) NO SPAMMING, note the text disclaimer in RED above.
Here's a sample: 
Just highlight your text [You're Invided!], click on the and add the url that looks like http://activerain.com/action/referrals/YourUserNameHere - and now you'll have thisYOU'RE INVITED!



The Third way, and it seems to be the most requested lately, is to create a custom image, graphic, icon, or photo as your invitation, and then place it on your Blog, your Webpage, or your email etc.  I used this one as a sample.  I customized it using Paint Shop Pro.  You can use Picnik.com to create some pretty cool stuff.  There's also ImageChef.com, Button Maker and many other sites out there, and they're all FREE.

   You can create your own custom button or you can even use animated images and photos if you like.   Go ahead and click on them and see how they work, you don't have to join again, just check the links and see that they're functional.


Here's what you do:  Once you create and  import  an image, just link the same "Referral Link" you used on the text, but now apply it to your image or clipart instead.  To do this:
Click on your image one time, then click on the to insert your URL: it should look the same as before: http://activerain.com/action/referrals/YourUserName  Now you know how to link anything to anywhere.

To use an animated graphic like the frog as a link, you'll need to have that image hosted
on a server somewhere out on the internet.  There are plenty of FREE ones you can use, just Google Search the keywords "Free Animated .Gifs

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...is inviting you to invite others to ActiveRain.  Now that you know how, there is no excuse not to.

Hopefully this helps those who have been asking, sorry it took me longer than I expected to post.

 

     

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

Comment balloon 118 commentsBrad Andersohn • June 17 2008 09:35AM

Comments

There is however the fact that for some here, they want the entire network all to themselves, and they will never invite anyone to join. Hmmm..

Maybe they feel they've discovered some of the hidden secrets and treasures here in the rain, and they just don't want to share those jewels with anyone else. :-) I'd understand that side too.

Then there are those whom you invite and they do absolutely nothing. I better save that for another post. lol~

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

I have invited numerous people to join AR, including most recently my comrades at CB.  It continues to amaze me that no one except my BIC has signed up.  Their loss.  Most people here in my little corner of the world think I'm weird because I blog (she does that blogging thing!).

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing about 11 years ago

It is true,I have sent out multiple invitations and people for whatever reason have an excuse not to join...you would think,since it is free,they would at least give it a shot!

I have gotten 42+individuals to join though....

Posted by BLR Guy (BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc)) about 11 years ago

I need to work harder in this area, my bad.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

I just invited my first two realtors to join. I have learned so much being a part of Active Rain and with more people that means more knowledge they have to share with us as we share with them.

Posted by Teresa McDonald, ABR, Florence and Lake City SC Real Estate (EME Realty) about 11 years ago

The smarter Realtors are the easier it is for everybody to get the job done.

Posted by Greg Hampton, North Georgia Mountain Property,Blue Rid (Re/Max Around The Mountains) about 11 years ago

My experience is that most people will not join and become active. And by far most people will not even join as a result of the referral link.

AR must be shown to other face to face before they are interested. I actually saw the link on a competitors site as I was trying to get website ideas, but did not sign up through that link. I googled AR and found how to join. I really did not know any better. Sorry Mr Competitor about you missing my referral points, but thanks for having the visible link.

No one has joined because I sent them an invitation. A few have joined via the second method when I followed up on the invitation, face to face.

And then I generally signed them up using the second method above.

It takes even more follow up to help them build up their profile and to encourage commenting and blog posts.

I really will not have the time to help them with footers and customizing their blogs, etc. But the time spent encouraging their participation is really good time spent in building a professional relationship.

Thanks Brad,

Richard

 

Posted by Richard Byron Smith, NMLS #184479, Mortgage Loan Officer (Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS #2289) about 11 years ago

Brad, how can I set this up so people can join from a Keller Williams office in Metro Detroit I am speaking at next week? I'm sure some will want to sign up and I'd like it to be under me. LOL

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 11 years ago

Brad:  I've been having trouble getting my own team to join--their response, "I'm too busy beating the streets for business!"  UGH!  That's a great idea to send the links to other members of the real estate team--I'll do that for sure! 

Katerina told me about creating a button and I did get that done but, I LOVE yours--how did you do that?!  Also, how do you have all of your widgets centered on the right of your page?  That drives me nuts that mine aren't centered!!!

Debe in Charlotte

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 11 years ago

Brad you are the true widget master of Active Rain - LOL I love the custom join AR logo :)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 11 years ago

Brad - that's great information. Now I just need to decide how I want to use it. The weather in Middle Tennessee is great this week, highs in the low 80's and lows in the high 60's . When are you coming back? just kidding. I'll try to arrange something in Nashville later in the year if things go well.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) about 11 years ago

Brad~ Thanks for the tips.  I never thought to make it  as a Hyperlink

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) about 11 years ago

I have the most success emailing the link as a hyperlink to people.  That seems to be the only way I can get people to sign up...lol

Posted by Clint Miller (Real Estate Pipeline, Inc.) about 11 years ago

We have sent out many AR invites and only a few joined. The rest, well they did nothing. Maybe the Hyperlink is the ticket. thanks for showing us how and we love your Michigan J. Frog, he has always been a favorite of ours too.

Posted by Patty Carroll about 11 years ago

Thanks for pointing out some different ways to invite other members.  I was only aware of the first one.  Thanks!  JENNIFER

Posted by Jennifer Kladny (Premier Servicing Company, LLC) about 11 years ago

Thanks for sharing the info. some get it other dont

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Posted by Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team (Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com ) about 11 years ago

Brad thanks for the information, I got to agree with some people here I have sent out at least 15 invitations and only 2 have joined, their excuses yes you got it right"I am too busy,I'll get around to it when I can"

I take myself for an example, I joined close to a year ago now, and I am finally bloging in here and responding t blogs, nobody ever explained to me how this works, until I got a call from a prospect last week then I decided "hhmm maybe I gotta give this Activerain a try."

Pedro Gonzalez

www.VipTopTeam.com

Posted by Pedro Gonzalez, Home Security Systems- ADT authorized dealer. (ADT-Millennium Alarms Systems) about 11 years ago

Thanks for the tips I just started blogging.... I haven't had anyone join from the people I invited....

Posted by Frank Marta, Texas Home Loan Specialist NMLS#: 245813 (Nuhome Group, LLC NMLS#:835196 - Houston Tx | Mortgage Broker| 713-373-0345) about 11 years ago

Brad, I personally 'INVITE' peers outside my sandbox and assume they will get hooked and invite peers outside of theirs, that way everyone gets to play and I don't 'give' away the juice before I have to share.  In my little town, I invited one title gal, one lender, one insurance guy, but in non-competing areas I have invited every soul that crosses my path- theory is REFERRAL BABY!  Remember Missouri is 20 yrs behind the rest of the Union so I have a pretty good shot of knowing what I am doing before the other couple dozen real estate agents get a clue.  (I have a feeling as soon as the title chick gets started she will see the power of points and invite a couple of REALTORs)  It is all good--  cheryl

Posted by Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law (RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI) about 11 years ago

Hi Brad - I have invited quite a few people, but I have only had three who signed up, one of whom is actively posting.  I have also sent a good number of email invites, and later I have had friends tell me that they didn't get them (perhaps a spam filter?).  Anyway, this was another terrific post about how things work!

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 11 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion Brad! I have had a similar situation as Jason where people have told me they haven't gotten the auto-emailed invite. Hmmmm, sounds like I will have to try your suggestions!

Posted by Mike Slager - Holland, MI Realtor (Greenridge Realty) about 11 years ago

 Hi Brad, has anyone ever told you what a great teacher you are? Powerful info presented in a way that anyone can "get it".

 I hope the newbies appreciate how lucky they are. I love your animated frog BTW, reminds me of one of my favorite cartoons.

Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... (garaughty.com) about 11 years ago

Brad,
An easy way to invite.  I was surfing AR the other day when I asked for a referral and notice that 85% of all those who responded had not even written on post.  I thought that was interesting. AJ

Posted by Alan 'AJ' Nisen California Contra Costa Mortgage Officer (A Large Bank in America) about 11 years ago

THanks Brad, I thought about writing a post like this to show people how to add a subscribe button to their page...I guess you got it covered already though.

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 11 years ago

Brad, I have always verbally invited people, and they have joined without giving me credit. :0( I think from now on I am going to use the tools AR has given us.

Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) about 11 years ago

I sent 3 invites and 1 decided to join.

Posted by Mindy & Jay Robbins, Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate (Robbins Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Thanks Brad---still at little over my head but will bookmark page!  I must be the dumbest person on here.  ha! ha!

BUT AT LEAST I LEARNED HOW TO INSERT PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Aida Pinto, Real Estate Broker (562) 884-6196 (United Associated Brokers) about 11 years ago

    Gonna bookmark this page Brad,  Still trying to get some of my agents to blog...good luck to me with that one......

Posted by Kim Harris, Designated Broker/Owner/Sound Realty (Sound Realty) about 11 years ago

I invite people, but then they just join - three so far. The others are wondering what this is all about so, maybe next year they'll join??? Good tip for ar fun.

Posted by Dawn Maloney, 330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio (RE/MAX Trinity Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist) about 11 years ago

Ive have been trying to remember to invite all professionals I come in contact with.  You never know what loan officer or inspector will turn out to be a wealth of information.

Posted by DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones, The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick (Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.) about 11 years ago

I've used all three ways and #2 orks the best in getting conversions.

Posted by Find a Notary Public needAnotary (QEC Internet Services) about 11 years ago

I just sent another one out today and know she would be an asset with a different slant.  I also know one of the ones Brad mentioned and wonder why he does not share the wealth of experience he has with us.  I learned more in about a year and a half than most people will learn in 5 lifetimes.

Posted by L. Wayne Denton, I have a handle on your market!!! (Denton Properties, Inc.) about 11 years ago

THANK YOU again! I never know the URL paths to these things. And then I forget them. I need to save a document on my computer, with a categorized list of these things.

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) about 11 years ago

Great ideas to get more people to join active rain.  I have one active blogger and several others that have joined.  They are helping me

Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com (Real Estate One) about 11 years ago

Good information, I'm new to this site and not really sure what the point system means, but I sure like to collect them for some reason.

Posted by Robert Dawson, SEO (Top Search Result) about 11 years ago

You just never know - someone I had invited many, many months ago just accepted the invitation.  I had even sent it twice.  Now what do I do with the unaccepted invitation to the same person....is there a provision, that I've missed, for deleting duplicate invitees?

Posted by Gail MacMillan about 11 years ago

Hi Brad,

I was just wondering about #3 and here you are posting this today! Thanks :)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Brad- I am amazed at how many people ask me to do this. Now I can just tell them to come to this post;)

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) about 11 years ago

You explained this in simple terms - I will be able to follow these directions w/ no problem.

Posted by Linda Greco Rich, ABR, SRES, Harford County Specialist (Exit Preferred Realty) about 11 years ago

You did it again..Brad many thanks.... I use this ,but it's good to have a review...I'm going to bookmark this one....

Posted by Donna Paul, Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast) about 11 years ago

Brad... Once again... Great Post... This is why you are now part of Active Rain.. You always have just the right post to help others.

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) about 11 years ago

Thanks, I'll try to invite some more people, but out of about 30 invites, I've only had 3 join.  10% maybe that's not a bad percentage?

Have A Great Day

Posted by Doris Freeman, Broker/Agent, Realtor, Madison-Gibson-Crockett (RE/MAX REALTY SOURCE) about 11 years ago

Thank you!  What a great reminder.  Now I just need to make the time to make the list of people I need to make the invitations to... I'll get it done!

Posted by Cathleen OnullHannigan, Cary NC Homes Pro (Keller Williams Realty) about 11 years ago

great post.... i didnt know about #2

I NEED TO USE THIS.

 

Posted by Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience (NMLS# 335055) about 11 years ago

Brad,

Thanks for the great posts.  This is one that I had really needed more information on at this time.  It will be very usful to me.

Posted by Derenda Grubb, GRI, ABR, CRS (CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) about 11 years ago

I keep asking but not to many are taking the hook yet.  Thanks for the post and I love Michigan J Frog...

Posted by Leslie Stewart, Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker (Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals) about 11 years ago

I'm the Keith that just made the above comment. Thought I was still logged in...sigh.

-Keith

Posted by Keith Elliott Jr, Principal Broker/Owner (KEIRE Realty Group) about 11 years ago

love the #3~ so simple yet so effective :)

Posted by Cindy Lin (Staged4more Home Staging & Designs // EcoJoe) about 11 years ago

Several of our agents who originally joined don't seem to ue the AR site any more.  We are all pressed for time now but I still enjoy it.  Thanks for #3, may give it a try.

Posted by Jackie Cross (Real Living All Florida Realty) about 11 years ago

WOW!  I go golfing for an afternoon and look what happens, guess I need to play the twilight or midnight golf to keep up with ya all here.  My oldest son beat me today on a 9 hole course, 29 to 36.  It was a great day, even though I suffered the loss. lol~  I'll have to skim through here for any questions, I'll try to reposnd as quickly as I can. Thanks.  :-)

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

Brad, Please tell me you just didn't suggest people put annimated graphics on their page! haha but serisouly, good info. It's  always very telling to see how many people sign up and fail to really take advantage of AR. They don't know what they are missing!

Posted by Brad Carroll, Real Estate Web Designer (Dakno Marketing) about 11 years ago

Brad,

As you know I have brought aboard most of my office Realtors but also one home inspector and one lender. I am always inviting.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) about 11 years ago

Hey Brad! I've only invited a couple of people from my area becasue I didn't want to share with anyone else. I am now over it.

Posted by John Ford (Security National Properties) about 11 years ago

I have invited several other people.  I had problems at first with button on the activerain page as most everybody I sent it to didn't receive the invitation.  I had to use the link button and its worked much better.  I now have to get the people I invited to get active

Posted by Jeff Thornton, ABR CRB CRS CSP e-Pro GRI (Jeff Thornton ABR CRB CRS CSP e-Pro GRI) about 11 years ago

Hi: this is great. I recently wrote a blog in the newbies group addressing "What are these points?" I invite people regularly and hope to use some of the techniques you shared. Now my question still is whether or not you get points for just inviting people. I have been told that you do not and I never gotten any points for doing that.

Thanks for your thoughtful and creative presentation.

Ann Hutchens, MDIV, CRTS, Creating Divine Order: Senior Move Manager serving people in greater Orlando who want their new home to be in divine order when they move in. www.creatingdivineorder.com.

Posted by Ann Hutchens (Creating Divine Order) about 11 years ago

Awesome post! Wow- I'm not sure how long it took you to post this, but probably way less time than I think it would take me! I will be using this info asap. Thanks.

Posted by Carrie Perez, MBA about 11 years ago

MR Brad,
I missed you, in the good way eh?    How are you doing my friend? hope that everything is fine with you and family, great blog as always with great information for first time rainers, I do not remember if you helped me once with my number, I think so, LOL, I do not use it, but I will start creating my buttons.

If they want to avoid to get online always to search for animated gifs, they can buy collections and you have them on DVD's or CDS or the hard drive, anyway, good info.

Keep it good !
ray saenz

Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) about 11 years ago

Brad,

I am a new 'blogger' and still in the learning stages so I found your article very informative.  I have a feeling I could get addicted!  I look forward to checking out the rest of your real estate ideas.  Sincerely, Rose Jeffries

Rose

Posted by Rose Jeffries about 11 years ago

I like the alternate ways to create INVITATIONS! I've invited colleagues several times, and then they wanted to join & didn't save the link. I found out you can reach a max of invites to a person (2, I think), and THAT'S IT! So these set-ups are wonderful. Thanks, as always, for "manna" from the AR Heavens!! :-)

Posted by Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL (First Realty Auburn ) about 11 years ago

Thanks for the information, I didn't think of using the second way of inviting.  I'll have to try that and see if some of the folks that didn't respond to the first invitation might take a look this time.

Posted by Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate (Ventura Property Shoppe) about 11 years ago

Missy - you can add a link to your profile page and send guests and visitors there.  I have one on my profile and it works great for those situations. 

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

Debe - I opened the original logo in a program called Paint Shop Pro, and then just edited in the additional text.  You can use Picnik.com or other free web sites to do the same thing.  Need Help? Let me know. :-)

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

Larry - coming back when it gets down to 70 or 75 degrees. lol~  Seriously, I'm available to work around any schedule right now. Free to roam about the country!!  :-) 

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

Pedro - it's really clear that everyone has their own timing, and some may never join, you can only do the best you can do. On the other hand, new members are joining every day now by the hundreds. Now we need to get them active once they join. Hundreds really are joining every day. :-)

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





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Mana - I left that one out and it's probably the most effective!  Word of mouth and in person is really the best way to go. Sign em up and teach em on the spot. I've done it many times myself!  :-) 

I knew I was forgeting the 4th way!  Thanks.

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

Aida - you crack me up! You're one of the funniest for sure!  :-))

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

You just never know - someone I had invited many, many months ago just accepted the invitation. I had even sent it twice. Now what do I do with the unaccepted invitation to the same person....is there a provision, that I've missed, for deleting duplicate invitees?

Gail - that does happen sometimes, people hang on to those emails forever eh? As far as provision, there is only the notification link which tells you your invite status and that is only for those you send from AR. The limit is 4 I think and then the system stops.  You can use email with no limitations, just don't spam people. Not sure how to delete duplicate invitees in the system. I'll find out if you need me to?  :-0

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

Hi Brad, I've always enjoyed reading your posts. I think the problem with the invitation is that many people who receive it could be turned off by the verbage that states "They will be credited if you signup". I think more would sign up if that wasn't mentioned. So, is it really necessary to mention? And if so, why? Thanks for all of your hard work and effort, it is appreciated. -Keith

Keith - you may be right on that, but we are an industry of Full Disclosure right? lol~ Not sure it's a "Must Mention" item other than for those who do join, it may inspire or motive them to tell others which keeps the word spreading and viral.   I think you pose a great question, so for now I'm falling back on "Full-Disclosure!" and I'm sticking to it!  :-)

Thanks for pointing that out Keith, that's what really makes these posts valuable, it's the comments, not always the post.

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

Thanks for this one - you always come up with  good advice.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 11 years ago

Brad, you did it again.  I am having so much fun adding new things to my website.  Following your instructions above, it took me less than 5 minutes to add this referral link to my site.  Great stuff as always, and I can't wait to find more and more great things from you.  It will just take me forever to read all your blogs.

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 11 years ago

Troy - I'm following you around my blog! lol~ That's funny.  Did you doubt my instructions for a single moment?  hahaha!!  You can click on my name below and it will take you to my profile where you can have your pick of the litter. All my posts are sorted there by category. Since you're new here, you might find a couple other posts and videos that might be helpful. The invitation is yours, the door is always unlocked and open there.  :-))

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

Georgina - thank you, I actually do try very hard.  It's not easy as you know to have your next post out-do your last one.  I'm always competing against myself to keep doing better. Man I hate me sometimes, I make me work too hard! ROFLOL~

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

Thanks Brad and how are you doing.  Long time.  Well, you should be coming up on a birthday -- I know I am (Aug 2).  Its almost Leo time!!!

Well, I could not make the animation to work (of course).

Posted by Rosemary Brooks, The Mother & Daughter Realty Team (BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706) about 11 years ago

Rosemary - Us Leo's are gonna be celegrating this next month for sure!  Hope you are well, thanks for stopping by to hi and remindme that I'm getting older!  lol~  :-)

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

Great information especially for us Newbies. I subscribe to your Blogs and love and learn something from every one of them.

Thank you

Posted by Linda Mae Croom, (928) 768-3040 about 11 years ago

Linda Mae - thanks for subscribing, I'm glad you are finding my blog useful and beneficial.  Thanks you.  :-)

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

I love the animated frog.  I have invited several people.  A few have taken me up on it though most don't do much with it.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) about 11 years ago

Christine - just remember, it's not for everyone, at least not yet. Don't get disappointed if those you invite don't see the value or become involved. In time, they'll come around or figure out what it's all about. :-))

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

I think thats where my weakness is, the invitations. It is hard to invite people who will join AR.

Posted by Dominic Zendejas (KASE Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Dominic - that will be short lived in the days ahead.  Be glad you're on the forefront of all this new WEB 2.0 technology and Real Estate 2.0.  :-)

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

Hi Brad.  First, I want to thank you for all the valuable information you provide the AR community.  Your posts have been of great help to me along the way as a new member.  I'm catching on and having so much fun with the interaction of others.  

I do have a question on inviting others.  I sent the invitation link out to my sister (also a realtor).  She received the invitation and signed up two nights ago.   My page is not showing that referral to AR nor is it reflected in my points. 

Thanks for taking the time to respond.

Posted by Karen Staha, CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas (Gaston & Sheehan Realty) about 11 years ago

Karen - sometimes it takes a couple days to show and reflect your points.  Your "points summary" page will reflect all your points as it gets updated on a regular basis. The link is on your "My Home" page.  Is there a chance that she signed up directly at AR.com and bypassed your invite? This does happen quite often too.

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

Hey Brad, I'm going through all the guides to help me get started, thanks by the way, good work! Anyway, this particular post talking about the referrals... I invited someone who accepted and became a member and I cant find her? Also, where it says points received, its blank.  Is this because maybe she accepted and has not taken the time to set up her profile perhaps?

Thanks,

-Nelson

Posted by Nelson Carrillo, South San Diego, CA Homes For Sale (McMillin Realty - Phone: (619) 940-6560) almost 11 years ago

Nelson - yes, she will need to setup her profile and provide some content before she will start showing up around the rain.  You can always contact her and ask what her user name and that will at least get you to her profile if she's activated it.  Hope that helps.  :-)

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

GREAT NETWORK!!!  Just found Activerain.  In the short time of joining I have found several helpful tools interesting blogs.  Looks like a great group of people to support each other!  Look forward to learning more and meeting new people in the same industry!!

Posted by Jennifer Wolf, Home in One Mortgage, CA,WI & MN (Home In One Mortgage, WI, CA, MN, SD ) almost 11 years ago

Thanks again Brad, all your post are fantastic

mike

Posted by Mike Davis, Realtor, Selling Buying Homes Fort Gordon, Hephzibah, Augusta, Evans (Keller Williams Realty, Augusta Partners) almost 11 years ago

Brad-Thanks again for a great post.

Joe

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad: You always have the coolest information in your posts. 

Posted by Cheryl Powell - The Powell Team, Concord,Harrisburg & Charlotte NC Area Real Estate (Southern Homes of The Carolinas - The Powell Team) almost 11 years ago

Home In One Mortgage - Welcome Home!  (Love the company name by the way)  :-)

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

Mike - thank you! 

Joseph - don't mention it!

Cheryl - glad you're enjoying them, thanks. :-)

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

Hi Brad - Is it possible that my invites go directly to their spam folders?  The "not accepted" seems like it comes back automaticly -  it comes back as not accepted instantly. PS - thanks for all the great info that you post.

Posted by Magi Roth, SIMPLY3 (Simply3) almost 11 years ago

Magi - I suppose that's possible, but it doesn't sound right to me.  Let me know if it continues or if the folks you invite are not getting their invitations.  It may be something in the network, or it might be something on our email server, just not sure at this point.  I would need to get more information from you if it continues. Thanks. :-)

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

Hi Brad - thanks for getting back to me.  I checked with 3 people that I sent to who were in fact expecting the invitation - they did not get it at all (not even in their spam folder), but on my site it shows as "not accepted". The last invitation I sent came back immediately as "not accepted" and that person was not even on line at the time.

Posted by Magi Roth, SIMPLY3 (Simply3) almost 11 years ago

Magi - try sending a link from your email provider instead, see if that works any differently.  Let me know. :-)

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

Hi Brad, tending to family matters but will do so first chance I get. Thanks

Posted by Anonymous almost 11 years ago

Hope all your family matters are working out.  :-)

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

Hello Brad

Once a person joins does the person who invited them receive 10% of their points everytime they post?

Thanks

Rich

Charlotte NC

Posted by Rich Ferretti, ABR QSC Realtor/Broker, Charlotte NC Real Estate a (Rich Ferretti Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Rich - there is a post on my profile page that goes over the points.  You get that percentage of points off anything the member you invited does here.  :-))

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

Brad, thank you for your response.

Rich

Posted by Anonymous almost 11 years ago

Anytime Rich, If you need any assistance with getting setup here, there's a few tutorials on my AR profile page.  You can just click my name below if you need.  :-)

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

Brad you're amazing - My favorite thing is how direct you ware with your directions - I love it... Mucho gracias!

Posted by Marcia Kramarz, CDPE,LMC,CBR (Re/Max Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Question about Invitations vs Associates

If a friend accepts the invitation, signs up & creates a profile, are they also automatically added as an Associate?

Greg

Posted by Greg Bauman over 10 years ago

Greg - no.  If they accept the invitation, they join the network under you.  You will be awarded a % of their points based on their contributions.  Associates are a separate item.  To add an associate, there is a button above every members photo on their profile page, this is where members add associates.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Marcia - I try to be as simple as possible, sometimes it can be difficult with all this techno stuff!  Thanks for your nice comment, you made my day.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad,

I recently invited someone that for some reason couldn't sign up through my invite so he went and signed up on his own....anyway to get credit for it?  Just curious.  I am mostly glad he is here but would love to get a few points too, ya know? :o)

Posted by Cristal Drake, Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate (Prudential California Realty) over 10 years ago

If I click on MY little ActiveRain Invite like ActiveRain says:

Referral link contained a username (Columbusoh) not in our system.

 Really?  My referral link is: http://activerain.com/action/referrals/columbusoh 

I've had it for a long time but noticed the Username not in our system message a while back. I don't see why it would say that.   

Click to Join The

 

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) over 10 years ago

Try it without a CAP C.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Cristal - the portion on our console that use to allow us to assign invitees to the invitor is currently not operational.  We should be abl to help you out with that shortly, no ETA as of yet.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad.  I was wondering how to add a graphic link.  Where can we find the htlm code for the Join The Active Rain network button?  Thanks!

Posted by Aron Bailey Bruser (Win-Win Home Staging & Redesign) over 10 years ago

Aron - you just add a graphic to your post like you normally would, using the little tree Icon on the post toolbar, then once the image is loaded, click on it one time, and select the chain link icon from the toolbar to add your custom link.  Members can use any image to do this, and many are already. Hope that helps. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad you are so full of sage advice! Love the idea of putting an invite on my web page.

Posted by Barb Fischer, San Diego and La Mesa Real Estate (Big Block Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad...I did it!  I read your suggestions and picked #3.  I'm all set.

Thanks,

Kate

Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 9 years ago

Brad,

Thanks for posting the third option.  I have been wondering where I could find it.  I plan to recruit better in 2010.

Posted by Chris Walters (Edisto Realty Edisto Beach,SC DiscoverEdisto.com) over 9 years ago

Howdy there Brad

I have lost count of the folks in my area that I have invited to join the AR community, and have not joined, some have out right said theres no way they will join. The bigges reason I get, is they would have to pay to have their info to go out to the public. Then others have told me they have visited the community, and theres to many members that just go around telling others they don't do this or that right, in the comments they leave on the blog posts of new folks. So I'm sure sorry, that I have a 0 next to my invite. But I have been doing my best.

Baker Home Energy Audit and Commercial Properties Inspections

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 9 years ago

Wow, talk about a post and blast from the past.  I hadn't seen this post for days.  Looks like someone featured it, and I was surprised to be getting comments in my email a year and a half later.  Cool!  :-)

@Dale - your comment reminds me of the song "signs"  Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign? lol~  I would have to guess that the percentage of those folks blogging about what to do or what not to do is minor in comparison to some of the other great content members are posting here.  :-) 

Don't feel bad about the 0, I have invited over 5000+ since being here, and I think I only have a little over 100 who saw the light rain!

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

Howdy and Evenen Brad

Thank you kindly for your reoly back to my comment!!! I like that there song, its a real hoot. I think you may have missed understood what I use a sayen, I was not talken about blog posts, but the comments that some of the AR members leave on the blog posts of others. Some of them point out they were School Teacher at one time they feel thay. Will lets say have the right to go around with a red pencil, and grade the work of others. For those of us that have been here for sometime, we can hold our own with them. But for a new member, its a whole other story. Just like the other day, we had some new members in AZ. taken a AR blogging class there, they even said they were. And here comes along one of those red pencil totten members, getten on to them about not doing things right, like the way they were spacen in there comments. Helpping others is one thing, but to just go-en around getten on to others is another. And when a new sayes they are in a class doing their blog post, I sure feel that those so called Teacher members we have should leave then alone. Will am running out of breath, so I'll stop now. As you know I don't usually write real long comments like this. Hope you have a mighty fine week!!!

Baker Home and Commercial Properties Inspections

 

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the explanation Dale, I knew what you meant.  Sure appreciate you coming back and commenting to make sure though.

You have a great week too my friend.  :-))

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

Great information. I am  Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist and Accredited Staging Professional. I would be delighted to be a part of anyones referral network, feel free to ask.

Posted by Karen Paris, REALTOR, ASP (Keller Williams Capital Properties Fairfax) over 8 years ago

Participate