– Social Networking For Real Estate Professionals

activerainThere are a ton of social networking sites on the Internet today. Most of them come and go pretty quickly. However, the ActiveRain real estate network has steadily grown over the last couple of years.

The great thing about this social networking platform is that it is targeted to, and all encompassing of a specific industry. At first glance you might think this network is primarily for real estate agents, however it is social networking for just about anyone who does business in the real estate industry. That can range from real estate agents to mortgage lenders, attorneys, web design professionals, and some others.

Another great thing about this community is that it is one of a few communities that still allows you to post customized profile links, blog links, and navigation links that don’t use the rel=”nofollow” tag on them. Hence this website is not only great for social networking but link building too.

Although you can post pro-followed links there, they will likely carry little weight unless you properly build up your network and profile reputation just like anywhere else.

Overall the ActiveRain community offers great business networking opportunity for companies offering services to real estate professionals, and real estate professional to real estate professional. The overall design of the ActiveRain network is fairly search engine friendly, which makes this my recommended community for people in the real estate industry.

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  • January 21st, 2010 at 9:49 am social network design said:

    Is that true that Social Networking For Real Estate Professionals also,its simply great.

  • February 18th, 2010 at 8:22 am Wesley LeFebvre said:

    They’ve recently added nofollow to their free profile links:

  • July 21st, 2011 at 11:05 am M.-J. Taylor said:

    I write for a client’s blog on Active Rain (linked in my name above) and we’ve been very pleased with the results, SEO wise. My client has also seen his network with agents around the country grow.

  • July 21st, 2011 at 12:41 pm Wesley LeFebvre said:

    Thanks for sharing your experience and client’s page, MJ.

    It looks great!

    I’m glad to hear you’ve also found ActiveRain advantageous for social media and SEO. I think there’s a lot of opportunity there, for anyone in the real estate industry.

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