To Rain or not to Rain..... That is the Question.....

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Real Estate Agent with Keene Company Realtors

  So I've been thinking a lot lately about all the things I'm doing for my real estate business.  Kinda going over the money that I'm spending and seeing what works and what doesn't. I am a new agent so I haven't really gotten fully off the bench as I work full time to support my wife and I.  A viscious cycle we have here as the time I need to spend on real estate so that I can produce the income I need to quit the other job is more then I can currently give. So I was wondering why Active Rain?  And thought I would ask everyone here and get the best information from the source. 

  First I was thinking that maybe I will cancel until I can attend a raincamp so that I can fully understand everything behind what Rain does. The next one that is closest to me is in Chicago and that is quite a while away. So I tryed thinking of things to stay until then and am coming up a little dry. I love blogging and the amount of information in this site is tremendous but I don't have to be a rainmaker to utilize the info.

  So what I want to know from everyone is why do you make it rain? 

  What are the benefits you get from being a rainmaker?

  What's the difference between my blog that is already set up and the outside blog that ActiveRain will set up and why should I have both?

  Let's go with the brass tax here, no need to sugar coat it, because I will see through that. :)  After all I am in sells and have been for quite some time. Just give it to me straight!  Should we or shouldn't we make it Rain in Louisville? :)

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Brian Woodring

Keene Company Realtors

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Brian, personally I am planning something like you mentioned.  I am on the free version at this time and just trying to learn all I can in a few minutes each day.  Once I reach a certain level I plan to "go live" and become a rainmaker.  But I want to make it worthwhile once I get there.

March 21, 2011 09:15 AM
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It's as if you're reading my mind Brian.....I am also a newbie, and am trying to get my real estate career going, while still working full time at another job.  It is difficult, and I'm not able or willing to spend money on many things yet that aren't required.  Real Estate is expensive enough as it is!  Between the getting your license, mls fees, mls class, broker fees, ctar class and annual fees, etc...  :) 

I've enjoyed what I've seen so far on AR, but interested to see what all the buzz is about...and whether or not it makes sense to invest in becoming a Rain Maker...  Thanks for asking such a great question!

March 21, 2011 03:43 PM
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.

I am going to take some the Active Rain University classes that are offered and hope that they will not only enhance my knowledge but my business!

March 21, 2011 09:08 PM
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Donna Malone
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Doug, let me know if you figure out a way to extend the $1. promotion!

March 22, 2011 12:46 PM
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Robert Schmalz
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West Los Angeles Real Estate Group

From one newbie to another I had the same question and spoke to my SEO guy who did research on the Rain and spent some time in the Rain b 4 I did. To put it simply Google looks at the Rain as an authoritative source on the Internet about Real Estate so they spend more time searching the Rain then someone they don't consider authoritative source. You being active in the rain and creating links back to your website will move you up in the search engine world.

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