The ActiveRain Stuff You Won't Find Anywhere Else on the Web

New Members - Video Explanations - Social Media, Blogging & MORE!

There are so many things to learn once you join ActiveRain.  How to create links, add photos, use HTML, don't spam or hijack, add video etc., not to mention Channels, ReBlogging, Outside Blogs, Localism and the Referral Network just to name a few.  It's no wonder some of our new members and visitors get a bit  overwhelmed in the beginning. 

In this post, I am hoping to help YOU understand some of the concepts of what these things are, and why they are here, before you dive head first into ActiveRain's Social Networking and Blogging Forum.  Then there is all the other stuff you can learn about here.  RSS, Wiki's, Twitter, Flickr and so on.  You will frequently see and hear many of these words and terms in your Journey here on AR.

No matter where you are in the process of learning all this stuff, there will be something below that you may need or want to know more about.  I am using "Video Explanations" as a resourse to try and explain many areas of Social Media, Networking, and Blogging etc.  It's "Plain English" and in simple, easy to understand terms. 

These are some Commoncraft Videos and others created to share the following insights with you.  I hope this will help our newer members get a better understanding of why and how to use Social Networking, WEB 2.0, Activerain, and other social media platforms to their benefit.  My goal: To create the desire and reason for you to "Get Started" in your efforts here.

Social Media & Networking

  • What is Social Media - What is it really all about?  - SEE VIDEO
  • What is Social Networking - Do I need to to be doing this? - SEE VIDEO
  • What is a BLOG - What's the BIG DEAL? - SEE VIDEO
  • Over 50 Million Blogs - How Do I keep Up?  What is RSS? - SEE VIDEO
  • Web Search Strategies and Why "Keywords" are important - SEE VIDEO
  • Micro-Blogging - Real Time Updates and Marketing on Twitter - SEE VIDEO

Social Sharing & Collaboration

  • Social Bookmarking - Why not just use my browser? - SEE VIDEO
  • Using and Sharing Documents - Will this work on a Blog? - SEE VIDEO
  • My Gads - A Sharing tool For the Real Estate Industry - SEE VIDEO
  • Social Photo Sharing - What is the benefit of that? - SEE VIDEO

Tools and Tech Stuff

  • Google Maps on your Phone - Will this help my Business? - SEE VIDEO
  • Should I be Podcasting - Who is this for and why?  - SEE VIDEO
  • PR Web - Are you getting your news releases out? - SEE VIDEO 

So Why Should I be on ActiveRain?  -  SEE VIDEO

Now that you have a better idea of what type of information is available here and what the new Social Media and Marketing WEB 2.0 Platform is all about, be sure to check out the "Getting Started" link here on AR so you can jump right into the "Rain" and start getting your feet wet!

Here's Some More How -To Post's For New Members - Wishing you all the best in your WEB 2.0  Journey.

Feel free to check out my ActiveRain Outside Blog Too, You'll find more posts like this there. :-)

 

     

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

Comment balloon 97 commentsBrad Andersohn • September 27 2008 01:00AM

Comments

Hey Brad - This is so helpful.  I have emailed it to someone and am bookmarking it as well.  Thank yooooouuu.. Also how was the concert??? My husband and I are so jealous you got to see all 3 - he remembers long ago going to the US Festival in CA in the desert ( still has the raggy t shirt) Tons of bands and lot's of fun.  I hope the kiddos liked it ... also check out my post Now That is Active - Ity - you should find it amusing :-)  Ciao

Posted by Shannon Gilmore, CRS, Real Estate Sales Associate with Long and Foster (Long and Foster Real Estate) about 12 years ago

Thanks Brad, great information, I bookmarked it to get back to the things I haven't gotten to yet.

All the best!

Posted by Kevin O'Shea, White Plains, NY Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 12 years ago

Thanks Brad - I think I have my class material now. Keep sending them though, I may have to teach another one .

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) about 12 years ago

Brad, thank you. I am sending an email link to the newbies in Club Chaos. Very useful information, indeed. Enjoy your evening. Regards, C. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Brad- What about an even more beginners guide. Like a guide to making a huge impact from the start?

SEO 101

How to write an effective blog post

How to get your noob voice heard over all that noise (how beginners can still be effective bloggers)

What groups to join

How to reach a wide audience by joining groups.

Just some ideas or things I wish I would have been told.

Or STOP dont create an account just yet! Read this guide first!

Posted by Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell (Eau Claire Realty, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Shannon - concert was awesome. Kids loved it, detailed post coming soon...   :-)  BTW - I remember the US Festival, but I didn't get to go.  :-(

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

Kevin - you most likely know all this stuff by now, but it was even a good refresher for me.  After all the emails I received these past couple months from new members, I felt this would be an easy post to send to those who ask for this info on a regular basis. :-)

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

My gosh, wow, definitely going to bookmark this one!

Posted by Angela Lawrence, Broker/Owner (Noble Merit Real Estate Services) about 12 years ago

Larry - I did this just for you!!  :-)))  Actually, I really did have you in mind when I was putting this together.  It should really help others who aren't familiar with Social Networking, Blogging, and ActiveRain. :-)

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

Eau Claire - If you click on the link in the last paragraph of this post that says "GETTING STARTED" you'll see many of those topics covered.  You can also click on my name below this comment and see ALL the how to posts I have written.  Hope that helps.  :-)

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

Where were you a year ago we know we need to do these things but the time will only allow so much we are on the track but it is quite a task.

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

C - I hope this doesn't create too much Chaos for your members in "Club Chaos!" LOL~  Thanks, and you have a fantastic evening and weekend.  :-)  BTW - Loved your last video post, you are getting really good at those now.

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

Brad and Angela - you're welcome back here anytime, I hope the bookmarking does just that.  Enjoy!  :-)

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

Brad, I need a vacation just to study all of my bookmarks....Thanks for all the great stuff!

Ginger

Posted by Ginger S, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) about 12 years ago

Terry - a year ago?  I was trying to figure all this stuff out myself! LOL...  I would have saved a ton of time had I known much of this back then.  Hopefully this will save some of the new members from going through what many of us here did. "The School of "Rain Storms!"  Many of these videos answer questions I get everyday in my email, this just seemed like a great way to get it all out there at once.  :-) 

I hope it inspires some of our new members to start in and understand why they need to.

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

I guess when I first started I just wasnt sure where to go. I know many people helped me I just wonder if there is a clearer way to get them all started.

Posted by Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell (Eau Claire Realty, Inc.) about 12 years ago

WHAT IS SO MUCH FUN AND WORKS LIKE MAGIC? Active Rain and Social Networking - SEE BRAD'S BLOG

 

Posted by Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL (First Realty Auburn ) about 12 years ago

Eau Claire- there is already.... it's the "getting started" link.  Did you check it out yet?  Enjoy!  :-)

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

Mara - you are too funny, of course I clicked on your link above, and when the page loaded, I started cracking up REALLY hard.  Thanks you funny person you.  That really was some cool MAGIC!  :-))

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

 

If you really like these Video tutorials, check out my post on "10 Tips for Selecting a Great Domain Name" for your Blog or website.  :-)  It's from the CEO and FOUNDER of GoDaddy.com, Bob Parsons.

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

Thanks for the info I need it since I am a newbie!!!!!!!

Posted by Kenia Mari (ISellRent.com) about 12 years ago

Hey Brad, thanks for this reference post. I will be sure to bookmark it for future reference. Take care! 

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 12 years ago

This is worse than the Tilt a Whirl at the county fair.  Just when you think you have your feet back under you another post comes along and reminds you that you are still spinning.  Thanks Brad another great post to bookmark.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 12 years ago

Brad, once again you have provided such valuable information for newbies and veterans who need a refresher.  There's always something to be learned and especially when you stop by to your blog.  I am bookmarking and will be visiting the articles as I feel there's still so much for me to learn.  I think this will be very helpful to the newbies because I have many visit my blog or I see their questions out there and I do my best to help them out and most often direct them to Active Brad and Marti's blog as well - this is nice that they have it all in one place.  I don't even think I can attempt to read this tonight - my brain hurts and this will make it hurt more.  LOL Thanks Brad! ~ Anne Marie

Posted by Anne Marie Malf, Real Estate Marketing Consultant/Virtual Asst, Bucks County,PA (Malfi Marketing Solutions ~ for real estate professionals) about 12 years ago

Look how things change!!!  Before this post would of been all filled with links to blog posts now this post is just filled with videos, step up in the blogosphere! :)

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

Brad - what an excellent collection of educational videos. I am bookmarking this for future classes I teach in technology and real estate. Even us slightly more experienced folks can learn a few things here. You ARE the video guru.

Jeff

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

All I can say is thank goodness I started blogging now instead of next year or the year after! And also that you guys are cutting edge to bring us up to speed. I used to feel like the agents in my office who weren't email savvy were dinosaurs and now I'm realizing anyone who isn't up with web 2.0 is and that is 99.9% of the agents in my office!

Kudos to you for yet another bookmark, Brad.  Ginger, I need that vacation also and Cindy, my head has been spinning for several months now :)

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) about 12 years ago

hey Mr B, what a comprehensive resource, the "new kids" really have it good here. ;-)  Have a great weekend Brad!

Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... (garaughty.com) about 12 years ago

Brad, I absolutely love commoncraft...the way Lee makes his videos so simple is wonderful...whenever I teach on blogs, I start by showing that video.

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

Brad - I think you got it all here - are you trying to make it easy or something?  What is the sport in that?

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, I came back here this morning to watch the rest of these videos. I just love them! What a fun and easy way to learn, especially for "visual learners" like me.  I think this style of teaching could reform our whole educational system... Thanks for putting this all together. It's like watching cartoons while quickly absorbing a concept. Fun, highly effective, and f-a-s-t!

Posted by Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL (First Realty Auburn ) about 12 years ago

Useful stuff, Brad.  You need to get some sleep, though!  Posted at 1:00 a.m., and I see you're on the system now.  I hope that's just because you forgot to log out, and you're fast asleep at 4:20 PT!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 12 years ago

Brad thanks for a one stop shop choice here on active rain. If anyone needs a refresher course, including me, I know where to send them.

Posted by Scott Barr, Realtor (Pacific Sotheby's international Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad - This is a great resource!  I am bookmarking it to come back to later.  Thank you!  :)

Posted by Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate (St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors) about 12 years ago

Brad,

I am trying to get my office online with AR. It is difficult to get them moving forward - part of the reason is that it is so new and so much.

This will help, and will help me as well.

Thanks,

Richard

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

This is great, Brad. I bookmarked it to send to newbies. Why don't you start a group here, called Brad's AR TIPS. Then we could have all your posts in one spot, like hubba bubba club? Now when I read Jeff, I know where I can find them altogether?

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

Wow, all video all the time....I'm impressed!  This puts all of the past "how to's ", well, how do I say this nicely...in the dust?

Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) about 12 years ago

Way to go Brad! Send them into information overload! LOL. If they click on just one link they'll be way ahead of the game =)

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

Brad, I am so glad that you and Rich are prolific in all of the posts you write providing information that we can actually use. I have been making some great progress at Active rain and now have other agents asking to sign up and learn more. I get them started and the first thing I tell them is to subscribe to the blogs by you and Rich. Thanks again

I am also really interested in the video aspect because in school many many years ago, I studied film making, of course being fluent in Fellini and all of the other 'experimental" film makers...(which of course is why I am now a real estate broker) does not help when using video in active rain so I am looking forward to more info! Thanks -RL

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 12 years ago

The vidoes were very cute ans simple explanations, you sure have a ton of hits on Youtube, good work

Posted by Tatyana Sturm, Denver Realtor, GRI, Denver/ Aurora CO Relocation (Exit Realty DTC) about 12 years ago

Brad -   I will be watching for the post on the concert.  Not sure how much my husband remembers of the US festival but funny you remember it...  

Posted by Shannon Gilmore, CRS, Real Estate Sales Associate with Long and Foster (Long and Foster Real Estate) about 12 years ago

thanks for all the videos, i bookmarked and hope to come backto see them all.

 

chris

Posted by Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974 (Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners) about 12 years ago

Hey Brad - I love Diane's comment, and that's about what this new post of yours does.  I love the videos - they show so much better what it might take forever to put into written words.  And I've got this one bookmarked so I can learn from it, too.  Two years here and still plenty to learn!

Do you travel to teach courses on this?  That's a serious question, just so you know...

Ann

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

Brad! Thank you for taking the time to list all of these resources. I've read some of the attache posts, used some and am scratching my head and learning about others. Summer reading through Christmas break... feels just like school.  

Posted by Cat Zwicker, CRS, Down to Earth Service; Out of this World Results! (Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC) about 12 years ago

Brad-Awesome post. As a newbie this is appreciated so much. It is very overwhelming knowing where to start but this will be a HUGE help. You can get lost here in the rain if you don't find some kind of structured learning habits to maximize the benefits of this wonderful place called AR. I definitely got to work on that. Thanks to you, I learned how to bookmark a post but now need to go back thru and read all the bookmarked posts.  Thank you for all you do here on AR. You can see why I made you part of the friends post I just did. I appreciated the comment. You look great with the shades by the way . One last thing, I read your post about taking your Mom to the Petrified Forest for her birthday. That was truly a very special thing you did for her. I laughed about the part that as you were filming her she figured you were going to post it. That was so adorable. It's great that you two have such a special and close relationship.

Posted by Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner (RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va) about 12 years ago

Great videos. Now i'll be forced to watch them for the next couple hours. Btw: you can see our draft posts huh :)

Posted by Everard Korthals, Mountain Realty (---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors---) about 12 years ago

I like Missy's suggestion for a group called BRAD'S AR TIPS. Or it could be shortened to: BAT-man (you do have a cape, right?) LOL

Posted by Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL (First Realty Auburn ) about 12 years ago

Thanks Brad. Greatly appreciated and always look forward to your post. Have a good day.

Posted by Scott Mazza (Stewart Title of California) about 12 years ago

Brad, I just noticed in the comments about the US festival in San Bernadino...My brother and I attended and it was a Hunter Thompson scene the entire time...Great music and a strange plot on heavy metal day to rush Ozzy Osbourne screaming
"Remember the Alamo" that fortunately did not materialize...

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 12 years ago

Brad,

As always, very informative.  I need to take a close look at the pr post about news releases.

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

Brad,

Well done I must say.  You're really helping everyone that is stuggling to move in the right direction.  I used to take my camera everywhere and now I take my camera and flip video.  I've taught  a few tech newbies in my office and they are suprised at how easy it is..

 

Posted by Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ) about 12 years ago

Missy and Mara - How's This? 

No need to join or find another group, I put all these posts in the "Newbie Starter Kit!"  Even sorted em out for ya!  :-)))

 

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

OMG!!!!!!! Unbelieveable!!! Brad, you ARE a RAIN god!  And as always, RAIN is free! You've changed the ways of doing business forever... for every Newbie now you give them the promised land... no wandering for days on end, bumping around in circles on the blososphere,  ...WHAT A FEAST! (I bow down to you, magnificent king of RAIN...  

Posted by Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL (First Realty Auburn ) about 12 years ago

Brad - we have to get out of our comfort box and try new things. You've provided some great links.

I see that Rich is going to be at the CyberProfessionals meeting in Orlando in November - can you come, too?

Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) about 12 years ago

Mara - you are too funny, no bowing down please, I might get a complex! LOL~  Are you the one who posted the wizard?  He's squishing Sharons comment right off the page.  haha  (Sorry Sharon) :-)

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

Sharon -  I do plan on being there, I hope to make it to the CyberProfessionals meeting as well.  Really looking forward to seeing you again.  Hey wait a minute, I thought I was staying with you at the keys?!?  (Big Smile)  :-)

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

Ann Cummings - give me a ring and let's see what we can put together for you and the folks in your area. I am available to travel most weeks, just need a couple weeks advanced notice.  It would be an honor to come out your way.  I'll wait to hear from you. Thanks. :-))

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

Pat - thanks for the great comment, my Mom is a vey special lady, she really enjoyed her Birthday at the forest. I think that was obvious from the photos and video.  Next, she wants to go to the Safari in Santa Rosa.  That will have to wait till after the NAR event in Florida.  Thank you so much for your kind words and comment.  Made my night!  :-)

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

Hey Brad,

I Just wrote a post about you.  Please take the time to check it out  the link is:

ARCHIE LOGO

http://activerain.com/blogsview/714194/The-ARchie-Awards-have

Thanks,

Marlene

 

Posted by Marlene Pellegrini about 12 years ago

Marlene - what a great idea...the ARchie Awards, thanks for the great post!  I also left you a comment there.  Have a great week. :-)

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

Thanks Brad! Great info for us newbies. Trying to take in all I can and the best use of this terrific media. Still learning, and enjoying every minute of it!

Debi

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) about 12 years ago

I'm bookmarking this to go over later ... TONS of the best stuff (as always!)  pippa

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) about 12 years ago

Nice blog or refresh for all parties.  Have a great week.

Posted by Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team (Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com ) about 12 years ago

Brad - definately one of the best advantages about joining the Rain is having access to someone like you.  Being a newbie to both the Rain as well as blogging and social networking, if I ever have a question and/or concern about what I'm doing or what I'm looking for, I can always ask you and get the straight dope.

Posted by Donne Knudsen, CalState Realty Services (Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA) about 12 years ago

wonderfully helpful - many thanks - I'm about 2 weeks on AR - absolutely love it !!

Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) about 12 years ago

Donne - that was a very nice comment and appreciated more than you know.  You know my door is always open to you or any member that needs help.

.....but I have to tell you, I don't do any straight dope! hahaha!!  :-)

Steve - welcome to AR and your new on-line Journey/Adventure.  Enjoy the networking and community.

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

Hi Brad, perhaps I am jumping the gun on asking this questions since I have not been through all of the helpful videos that you have.  However, I thought you could direct me to where I need to go (since all the info is a bit overwhelming).  I purchased a neighborhood on Localism but it just doesn't look right.  My blogs are not direct to it and I would also like to have neighborhood specific blogs that simply show up on this site.  Do you have directions somewhere to make this happen or can you recommend which videos I should be watching for this?  Thanks, Angela

Posted by Angela Pernisco (Knipe Realty NW) about 12 years ago

Angela - there are no specific videos on this, but by selecting the Localism pull-down option when you post on AR, you can select State, County, City and neighborhood.  This will allow for your posts to hopefully show up in those areas.  Contact me if this does not make sense or if you need additional help. Thanks.  :-)

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

Great service oriented post. 

Segmented, bite-sized, clear. 

Liked the PRWeb bit most, its a piece I've been working on for a while.

 

Thanks.

Posted by Mick Michaud, Your Texas Lifestyle is Here! (Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107) about 12 years ago

Thanks for the great post.  Every time I read one of yours , I get some great information to help me understand more.

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

Brad, I always learn so much from you and I apprecitate all the information.  I have one problem I can't seem to figure out.  I have done a market trend report in word.  I have added color to it. I have copied and pasted and it does not down load the color in the blog.  I see where a lot of people have colored text and blocks and I don't know how to do this.  If you could help me out I would greatly apprecitate it.

Posted by Vickie Barrington, Carteret County Real Estate (Bluewater Real Estate) about 12 years ago

Brad,

Thanks for this information.  Question:  Where do the blogs we do on active rain go? 

Posted by Sheila Stevens (Prudential Georgia Realty) about 12 years ago

Vickie - to add color to text there are different ways to do this. Most use the html code which looks like this:

<font color="blue"> and the end tag would look like </font color="Blue> 

Word copy and paste can actually cause other issues as it contains code sometimes that is not compatible with the WYSIWYG or HTML format on AR.  Katerina Gassett uses a program called NVU to do some of her posts that include colored and enhanced fonts, you might want to check that out as well.  I recommend straight clean HTML for what you're trying to do.  I hope this helps.  :-)

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

Sheila - they go right here on AR.  They will show up on your "My Blog" page.  The link is located in the upper left hand side of your screen when you're on the "My Home" page.  You should take a look at the "Getting Started" link on the Main Page of ActiveRain, it will help you get up and running here. :-)

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

Thanks for your Knowledge.  I am new to Active rain and want to use video as much as possible.

Posted by Benjamin Brown (Cornerstone) almost 12 years ago

Hi Brad,

I love the logic and organization of your presentations.  You make it easy to learn and remember the information because it is lined up in sequence as to how you need to learn the information.  As a teacher in my previous career, this is a difficult concept for people to learn when making presentations.  Thank you.

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

Benjamin - let me know if you need any help at all.  :-)

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

Derenda - thank you so much. That was a very kind and complimenting comment, I really appreciate that.  :-)

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

Thanks for the info. Very helpful to gain access to these videos.

Posted by Ed Bisquera (Ed Bisquera Digital Marketing Consultant SEO (971) 266-0226) almost 12 years ago

Brad, I apperciate all your help.  Thanks and keep it up!

Posted by Ella Glover (Lubbock Homes) almost 12 years ago

Awesome info.  Thanks.

Jenny

Posted by Ervin Alston (EMA GRAPHICS) almost 12 years ago

Great Site! Do you have something on localism? I don't seem to be able to navigate to the spot that tells you how!!

Thanks,

Cindy

Posted by Cindy Hartpence (Edisto Real Estate Company) almost 12 years ago

Hi Brad,

Thanks for the incredible info.

I'd appreciate any feedback you can provide on this new tool called the Blog Comment Assistant for Real Estate:
http://www.domaindrivers.com/BlogCommentAssistant/BlogCommentAssistant.html

Posted by Dirk Johnson (DomainDrivers.com) almost 12 years ago

What an amazing post.  I'm going to need to sub-catagorize my bookmarkers (nice idea, no?)

Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) almost 12 years ago

Where WERE you last year dahling?!!  What great information for newbies Brad--all while you're living it up in New York!!  What a life!

Debe in Charlotte

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 12 years ago

Cindy - I do, there are a bunch of tutorials on my AR profile page.  You can find Localism info there.  :-)

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

Debe - I missed it last year, didn't join the staff until March this year, but sure loving it now!!!  :-)

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

Great new post for beginers.

Posted by Mike Henderson, HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848 (Your complete source for buying HUD homes) almost 12 years ago

Brad:  What a great collection of videos.  I have looked at some of them, and will try and finished the rest of them tomorrow.  Thanks for collecting them, and then sharing them.  Take care...

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

Brad - I just want Dr. Frankenstein to hook my brain up to yours and transfer all the information.  What a lot---a LOT of information.  When will you be coming to Indy?

Posted by Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE) almost 12 years ago

Brad - I wish I had seen all this information all together in one spot when I just started out.  I just goet back from your video on social bookmarking, a concept that I never really understood until now.

Posted by Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse (Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Hey Brad, There you are playing around in NYC and you still leave us with good info to absorb. OK. Can't talk. Am absorbing :~)

Posted by Marian Gregor-Ann, Arbor area Real Estate (Keller Williams) almost 12 years ago

Pat - I'm coming to Indy as soon as you send me the dates and times.  Oh...and a ticket of course.  :-))

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

Marian - absorb, that's a great way to put it.  That's all anyone can do on AR or they'll be lost in the blogging bliss forever! LOL~  :-)

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

WOW! I am learning so mych with all this great information. 

Posted by Emmaniece Gordon, PSC, CDPE, Realtors, Local Real Estate Expert, Mar (Dekka Realty) over 11 years ago

Hey Brad,

I just signed up last week because I am friends with Lenn Harley and she said it would be a beneficial community!

I loved all the helpful information. Thanks alot and I look forward to communicating with you in AR.

Happy Holidays

Posted by Trustworthy Responsive-Personal-Banking, Younullre not just a client-your a FRIEND! (HOMEPATH, USDA, VHDA, FHA, VA, CONV & JUMBO MORTGAGES) almost 10 years ago

Steve - welcome aboard, you're in a great place and Lenn will never steer you wrong. 

Happy Holidays to you as well.  :-)

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

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