3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BE ON ACTIVE RAIN!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty

What are the benefits of Active Rain? Let me count the ways. Here are 3 great reasons why YOU should be on -

Active Rain

1. Blog for business.

Blog for BusinessIf you take the time to find your voice and write about your area, including events, restaurants, shopping, schools, market reports, and communities, then you will attract buyers and sellers. The best part is that they will feel like they already know you, and there is a trust level gained by your information sharing that attracts like-minded buyers to you. You can pay per click or pay for a site that has SEO and attracts leads, but there is nothing, no not NOTHING like the call from someone who has been attracted to do business with you because of YOU. And don't worry, whatever your perspective, there is a buyer or seller waiting to do business with you. Just be true to yourself and the rest will take care of itself.

2. Stay cutting edge on every technology front.


Video? Social Media? SEO? Never fear. You will be so ahead of the game over Cutting edge technologyevery Realtor® in your office that it really won't be fair. But who said life is fair? What other real estate community has so much for agents at every stage of blogging, from newbie to masters who are sharing their gems of wisdom so willingly. Not only that, but Rain Camp and Active Rain University offer in-depth training to take every blogger to the next level. No matter where you are in the scheme of blogging, there is always another level. And Active Rain can take you there.

3. Expand your knowledge of real estate in other areas.

Realtor practicesYou will learn practices of Realtors® in other states that will actually help your business. When the buyer moving from New Jersey questions when they will be able to take occupancy in their new Florida home and you say "at closing" or "3 days after closing", you will understand their surprise because in New Jersey, it is customarily two weeks after settlement to take occupancy.  You will understand when your buyer from California is elated because the lots in the communities you are looking at are larger than a zero lot line patio home. You will also understand why buyers are not familiar with transaction brokerage.

There are other great reasons why you should be on Active Rain, but Alan May's post, "You Had Me at Hello" inspired me to write about the 3 best reasons I can think of to be on Active Rain! Thanks to Jeff Dowler, Rebekah Radice and Margaret Rome for their blog inspirations.

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About the Author: Sharon Alters works with her husband, Frank. They are in the top 5% real estate agents for production in the Jacksonville Florida area, specializing in Military and Corporate Relocation in the Fleming Island, Orange Park, St. Johns, St. Augustine and Beaches areas. Their local knowledge can help Relocating Buyers find the perfect lifestyle, whether it is a Castle on the Ocean, or a Cottage in the Country. 

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Rainmaker
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.

VB, thanks - can't get any better than a Feature :)

Tom, I made the post public on purpose - so anybody surfing thinking about joining Active Rain would see the value and the comments and additional reasons only enrich the topic!

Cheryl, and that was actually the inspiration for the post. Don't you find this true as well?

Sep 12, 2011 12:16 PM #28
Rainmaker
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.

Gita, that is why I made it public - hopefully it will have some Google juice and reach out to others who are considering joining.

Donald, totally agree with you. For the price, you can't beat the traiining. The best of the best are here!

Debbie, it is a business builder site for sure. Thanks!

Sep 12, 2011 12:18 PM #29
Rainmaker
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.

Lawrence, if I had to choose between Active Rain and an office meeting? Active Rain would win, hands down! It has done more for building my business than ANYTHING I have ever done in real estate, bar none.

Michael, the sky's the limit on the education you can get here. It's only having the time to implement it that is limited.

Howard and Susan, so have I. I have a first time buyer from up north whose dad is advising him. It helps so much to be able to explain the differences between there and here. All due to knowledge gained from Active Rain.

Sep 12, 2011 12:21 PM #30
Rainmaker
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.

Sherri, the list could be much longer for sure!

Margaret, and the technology is brought down to a level where I can actually understand it.

Kimberly, that's part of the great relationships we have here. Me too!

 

Sep 12, 2011 12:22 PM #31
Rainmaker
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Nathan Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Davenport, FL
Your Central Florida Real Estate Expert

That about sums up the reasons I jumped into AR and stayed here. I have just recently started getting a lot more business from it since I've just recently really dedicated myself to learning to blog the right way. It's been a great learning tool throughout the last few years and I'm very thankful for all the friends I've made. Congrats on the feature. :)

Sep 12, 2011 12:23 PM #32
Rainmaker
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.

Greg, just by being a Rainmaker, you are light years ahead of most of the agents not only in your office, but in your area.

Morris, the membership is a pittance compared to the knowledge and $$ earned. Just one referral check will more than pay for a year or two or three or more membership!

Sandy, just think of the rest of the agents who aren't members and have no idea! You are way ahead :)

Sep 12, 2011 12:25 PM #33
Rainmaker
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.

Chris Ann, I talk about Active Rain everywhere I go and my family is totally dialed into the fact that my life is a blog! lol

Richie, a day without the Rain - something would be missing for me. It's a part of my routine for over 3 years now.

Mahesh, if you just do what the successful bloggers do, you can't help but be successful!

Sep 12, 2011 12:27 PM #34
Rainmaker
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.

Dave, thanks! My assistant made them - feel free to copy them :)

Nate, thanks! And you have such mah-velous mentors :)

Sep 12, 2011 12:29 PM #35
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Frank and Sharon- There's not just one reason to be here and you certainly hit the main ones.  The last 2 are the not so obvious ones.  i learn something every day here. 

Sep 12, 2011 02:02 PM #36
Rainmaker
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Kathy Sheehan
Movement Mortgage 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Branch Manager

With family and friends across the country, I often get calls asking for recommendations.  AR gives me a great source for those referrals.

Sep 12, 2011 02:14 PM #37
Rainer
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Win Home Inspection
National Home Office - Madison, AL

I agree with all of your points. I began actively blogging on ActiveRain about a month ago, and it has hugely increased my following, not only here but on Facebook as well. It has been my #1 resource for connecting with REALTORS.

Sep 12, 2011 02:25 PM #38
Rainmaker
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Frank and Sharon, don't tell me you forgot one of the most important reasons? To network with other AR people. I couldn't be happier talking with other agents (referrals or not) from around the country! Where else can we get that?

Sep 12, 2011 11:18 PM #39
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Jerry Newman
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

WOW! Frank and Sharon. I cannot thing of a better place to be for those BIG Three Reasons that you have listed here. From Newbies to Master Bloggers, one can learn an awful lot of things to help grow their business, and build some long lasting relationships with other members too.

Sep 13, 2011 12:35 AM #40
Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

I am VERY pleased to see more property managers joining ActiveRain.  I was SO lonely for a while and NOW I have friends and there are MORE of us!

Sep 13, 2011 06:26 AM #41
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Tammie White
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN, South of Nashville

Franklin and Sharon, those are all the reasons I'm here. I especially like that I can stay ahead of the competition because of what I've learned here.

 

Sep 13, 2011 10:06 AM #42
Rainmaker
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.

Kathy, the last one especially is not thought of so often. Thanks for stopping by.

Kathy, yet another great reason to be on AR! I just gave out a referral last week to an AR member.

WIN, it is simply the BEST resource for connecting with other Realtors!

 

Sep 14, 2011 10:17 PM #43
Rainmaker
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.

Eric, it is an important reason and a BONUS that people don't realize when they join. The relationships are a huge reason to be here.

Jerry, the big 3 have a big 4th and that is the relationships!

Wallace, that is wonderful and we are so glad you are here :)

Tammie, you are indeed ahead of the competition and always will be as long as you are in the Rain!

Sep 14, 2011 10:20 PM #44
Rainmaker
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Steve and Jan Bachman
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax - Herndon, VA
Realtors - Northern Virginia

Beautifully concise and matches our experience perfectly. A deserved feaure in every way. Glad I found you guys. Subscribe!

Sep 16, 2011 01:24 PM #45
Rainmaker
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.

Steve and Jan, thank you and glad to have found you awhile ago as well :)

Sharon

Sep 16, 2011 08:02 PM #46
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Todd Clark
Keller Williams Realty - Beaverton, OR
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I've also made some great friends here in the rain. Just in the last week, I've gotten calls from friends in Florida, North Carolina and California. I love Activerain for all the reasons you have listed, but this one is one of my favorites.

Sep 26, 2011 01:22 AM #47
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