HELP!

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Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty - Naperville

I need proof Active Rain.  I need your help.  I have recently become addicted to this site.  I turn to it even before the sports page in the morning.  My problem is...

That my wife is, how do I say, somewhat skeptical of the, how do I say, financial benefit of blogging.

Sure, she is impressed with the numbers that I throw at her.  "Great Ken.  You are getting lots of clicks.  Oh wow, another comment on your post."

"But honey, I got a Featured Post", I defend myself.

"Great Ken, how are we paying our rent?"  That one always stumps me.  My point is...

I need some proof.  Yes, we all love great friends around the country, and we love having our websites get more activity.  But I need stories of MONEY!

Any listing, buyer, seller, referral, anything.  Scheduled will do.  Closed would be better.

Help me Active Rain, you're my only hope.

Desperately,

Ken

www.kensfeaturedhomes.com

 

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Rainmaker
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Hang in there, it WILL happen! Clients will begin commenting, just make sure you're writing for the right readers  (consumers) and not just for us here "in the rain". It's a fine line....
Mar 29, 2008 06:59 PM #1
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Jason Crouch
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Mar 29, 2008 06:59 PM #2
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Dick Betts
Dick Betts National Speaker - The Villages, FL
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If you are doing things right just Google your title and show her your number one.  Also just start printing the sucess stories we read every day.  Oh I expect to make 25K this year from blogging
Mar 29, 2008 07:05 PM #3
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Ken Tracy
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Naperville - Naperville, IL
Naperville Illinois Real Estate

Hi Colleen.  Thanks.  I am just enjoying blogging and trying to keep my wife happy with my "productivity".:)

Thanks Jason.  I read that.  As well as many of yours.  Keep up the great work.

Ken

Mar 29, 2008 07:06 PM #4
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Lisa Bosques
Burien, WA

Hi Ken,

So far in the 5 months or so that I've been on Active Rain, I've gotten two listings, found a great agent to refer business to, and have gotten a call from an agent in New York who has family here (who live about a mile away) who need to sell their home in the next 6 months or so. 

It does work!  

Mar 29, 2008 07:08 PM #5
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Ken Tracy
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Naperville - Naperville, IL
Naperville Illinois Real Estate

Hi Dick.  Congrats and thanks for reading.

Hi Lisa.  Congrats on your success.  Thanks to you as well.

Ken

Mar 29, 2008 07:25 PM #6
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Julie Chapman
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Hello Ken,

I have a buyer I am meeting next Sunday that is here for their house hunting trip (being transferring into area and must buy during that week) that contacted me originally through Active Rain.  Also, I have picked up other buyers from AR in the past.  My website traffic proves that a substantially portion of my traffic coming into my website comes from AR.

Mar 29, 2008 07:29 PM #7
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LaNita Cates
REMAX of Joliet - Joliet, IL

Hi Ken,

It will happen. Just give it time. I found a Florida agent on AR and she sold a referral for me. I made some money from that and all I did is read her blog and called and spoke to her.

Mar 29, 2008 08:04 PM #8
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Jim Crawford
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I sold my own home in htis market in 5 days from a post on ActiveRain.com, I have had several lists and sales, and many agent referrals that have already closed!  Activerain works!
Mar 29, 2008 08:13 PM #9
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Dane Briggs
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I work with my wife... and she feels the same way.... can't wait to show her this post!

Mar 29, 2008 08:16 PM #10
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Ken Tracy
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Naperville - Naperville, IL
Naperville Illinois Real Estate

I am sure that it does.  I am kicking myself that I did not get more involved last January when I registered my profile.  No use crying over spilt milk...

Ken

Mar 29, 2008 08:17 PM #11
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JO SOSS
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Ken, this week I sent a referral to an AR agent and I also picked up to out of area buyers from my blogging.
Mar 29, 2008 08:36 PM #12
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Ken Tracy
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Naperville - Naperville, IL
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Thanks, everyone.  My wife just said she feels much better after reading the comments:)

Ken

Mar 30, 2008 08:57 AM #13
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