Active Rain Success Story.... "The Power of Association"

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Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty - Orlando, Florida

It's been said , "You are judged by the company you keep."  

If that is true, then I am in the right place here on Active Rain.  Last week I was very fortunate to recieve a lead because of my participation on Active Rain and directly from my "ASSOCIATION" with Karla Davis, a home staging professional.Your Piece of the Puzzle

My new customer's sister, who lives in the Seattle Area was on Active Rain reading  staging blogs and clicked on Karla's associations tab and found me, she read my posts and told her brother who lives in Deltona, Florida to call me about selling his home.  The rest is history.

I've read and commented on plenty of "featured" posts about Active Rain Success, always wanting to one day be one those people who receive business through their  blog.  Now that I've had a small taste of blogging success, I'm completely exhilirated as to how social networking can bring the Power of Association to life.

In today's ever changing world of real estate, you have to move beyond "conventional" marketing and find ways to differentiate yourself from everyone else, I fully believe that blogging can be the vehicle that takes you there.

The last 10 months I have learned more about how to use social networking to build my business than I ever imagined I would the day I created my profile on Active Rain.  I've met new friends through Active Rain and I've gained a competitive edge over much of the competition, with innovative marketing ideas and techniques I've learned right here on the pages of Active Rain. 

Thank you Active Rain!  My thank you includes each an every member who has made this place... THE PLACE to be in real estate.

My new goal is to add a MEMBER TO MY ASSOCIATION ROSTER each week and really get to know them, participate in their blog and increase my power through my ASSOCIATION with them...

How about you?

Debbie Summers  

 Licensed Real Estate Professional, ALHS, e-PRO @ 407.758.1020 or Debbie@CasAndDebbie.com

Debbie is your resource for all things real estate in Central Florida, Seminole County, Lake Mary, Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Oviedo, Casselberry, Winter Springs, Detona and Orlando.

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Richard Stabile
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REMAX real estate associates

Thats great, you keep doing good things and it pays off.

Richard

September 12, 2008 08:13 PM
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Kelsey Barklow
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Evans & Evans Real Estate

Every time I read an AR Success Story I get excited (for them) and for me because I am gearing up to write my first blog. I love reading them (as many as I can) and replying to them and I look forward to having my blogs replied to as well. Now if I can just get started...  Thank you for your great blogs, Debbie.

September 17, 2008 03:53 PM
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TIM MONCRIEF #1 KW Grp '07-'12; AUSTIN-nwmc
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Keller Williams Realty/Bartlett Real Estate Group

It is pretty simple.  Hang around those whom your business will flow.  Hang around loser agents, and you flow with them.  Hang around millionaires and you will flow with them.  Hang around mobile home parks and you will flow with them...........

October 11, 2008 12:54 PM
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Alexander- Slocum
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Hello Debbie, yes indeed it is very gratifying to be able to both send referrals to great associates across the country and be on the receiving end as well!  I know in marketing we are told to fish where there are lot's of big fish.  Sometimes we know where the right place to fish is by seeing all the great fishers with their lines in the water there -- aka Active Rain!  John

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My new goal is to add a MEMBER TO MY ASSOCIATION ROSTER each week and really get to know them, participate in their blog and increase my power through my ASSOCIATION with them...

Hi Debbie,

That's an excellent goal you've set.  Thanks for posting your success story.

Cordially,

Bruce

October 12, 2008 01:37 AM
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