The ActiveRain 2009 New Year Challenge

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy

It's The Official ActiveRain - Invite a New Member Day

By now, you have probably set your goals, or are setting your goals
and resolutions for 2009.  Jon, Rich, Bob, Jeff and I have set some goals ourselves, and we hope you don't mind if we solicit your help.

On New Years Eve (and day), invite just "ONE" new member or friend to the community.  Our Goal is to get 1000 new members.  This has NEVER been done before.  300 is the most we have seen join in a single day.  We'd love if you could help us start the New Year by hitting our 1st goal.

Who should you invite? Anyone you know that can benefit from joining and contributing to our their community and industry. (not just fill out a profile) Maybe another team member, or the last person you had a transaction with? 

You could invite your sales rep, or your Lender, or Inspector, maybe even someone you used to work with in another office.  There are 28 Categories on ActiveRain to choose from, surely you can think of some"one" to invite from any one of these groups.

New Years Eve and Day are traditionally the time to go out and "Socially Network" and connect with others, this makes for a great time and opportunity to invite a guest or friend to join while you're already out. 

We'll start the "Goal Clock" at 9:00pm PST, that's 12:00 midnight EST. which will be New Years Day in New York, and 7:00pm in Hawaii.  We'll stop the clock at midnight (Hawaiian Time) New Years Day.  To get 1000 new members in just one day is most certainly a lofty goal, but it's one we believe we can reach with your help.

Join in and help us hit our goal this New Year, by doing so, you may also be helping another person possibly achieve their goals for the coming year.  People helping People is an ActiveRain spirit, paying it forward is the ActiveRain Way.  So who might you consider inviting on New Year's?


We will give 1000 points to any member who gets a friend to join during this time period.  That's a total of 1,000,000 combined points.  In addition, if we hit our goal of 1000 new members, we'll be doing something very special, but we want to be sure this is a realistic goal first?  We think it is...

 

ActiveRain's Membership Drive:

The 1000 points is limited to a (One Time Bonus) per member.

New Members must sign up under you, and must activate their profile in order for
you to receive your bonus points.  Bonus Points will be awarded upon completion. 

New Members must join AR between the hours of 7:00pm (Hawaii Time)
on New Years Eve, and 12:00 midnight
(Hawaii Time) on New Years Day.

 

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Rainer
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Marian Gregor-Ann
Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Arbor area Real Estate

Hi Brad, I read about the massive 'sign up' then we lost power & phones! Drat. We just got the phones back today. Now an ice storm is predicted for tonight. So much for my big plans. I'll still continue to invite new members. Be well.

January 03, 2009 02:37 PM #192
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224,139
Marjorie Taylor
Landon Homes - Saint Augustine, FL
New Homes in St. Augustine Florida

I'm reading your post on January 3rd, and will still invite that new member. Happy New Year!

January 03, 2009 03:48 PM #193
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150,790
Josef Katz
Education Marketing and Direct Response Marketing - Manhattan, NY
{Marketing Maestro}

As you know I gave this effort a push across my network but I agree with you the timing was off.  I think the day chosen was just a slow day when many people were offline.  We will hit the goal next time around.

 

January 03, 2009 06:16 PM #194
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1,674,572
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty - Baltimore, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Brad, How many more do we need to reach a 1000?

Why not make it New Year's week and not just the day? Just  a thought.

Looking forward to your new tasks of 2008 2009!

January 03, 2009 07:26 PM #195
Ambassador
710,115
Brad Andersohn
Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad 707.646.1876

Marian - inviting members any day is really a good day, we just wanted to start the year off with a nice little bonus for those who wanted to participate, we'll do it again.  Watch for other announcements regarding this in the near future.  :-)

Marjorie - try to find someone you already work with or do business with, it will make more cents sense later.

Josef - I agree, and next time, the challenge will be in conjunction with some other great opportunities. :-)

Margaret - that's a great idea, but they already turned the bonus point hamsters off. lol!  It's not really about the points as you'll soon find out.  It's all about building a stronger on-line team, and working closely together with that team to create great combined content, then use it to become the dominant information resource using New AR technologies to help reach your local and national markets.

Looking forward to sharing more soon.. maybe when I get back. I'm heading out to NYC on Monday.

 

January 03, 2009 08:11 PM #196
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous

We had 3 from our office on the 31st acept our invitation to AR and another one on New Year's Day!

January 03, 2009 10:06 PM #197
Rainmaker
198,163
Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
from Schweitzer to the Lake
I struck out! I invited 3 associates and they haven't pulled the trigger. I'm sure they all will join, however...which is the ultimate goal. Onward AR.
January 03, 2009 10:21 PM #198
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Brad Andersohn
Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad 707.646.1876

Patty - you are awesome. That's great and they'll have you to thank when they get active in the rain and see the benefits now and in the future. Thank you for helping us try to hit this goal.  :-)

January 04, 2009 12:03 AM #199
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Brad Andersohn
Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad 707.646.1876

Kent - that's not a strike out, that was just your first inning at bat, you still have 8 innings to go.  Yes, the ultimate goal is paying it forward and you have clearly done that.  Thanks my friend for ALL your efforts here.

January 04, 2009 12:05 AM #200
Rainmaker
243,853
Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Huntington Beach, CA
Coached By Crouch

that's a great idea, but they already turned the bonus point hamsters off.

I always wondered who, or what, was behind the curtain!  :)

January 04, 2009 01:47 AM #201
Rainmaker
1,511,155
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I sent more than thirty emails to agents in my office, and just one accepted so far. Will be curious to see if any more join during the first full week of the year.

January 04, 2009 02:11 AM #202
Rainmaker
1,620,681
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors - Austin, TX
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale

Brad,

A awesome challenge! I've been trying to get a dear friend in Tampa to join. This past year has been a tough one for her both work and personally. I'm going to keep after her because she has a lot to contribute and would fine ActiveRain a great place to be!

January 04, 2009 07:28 AM #203
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Brad Andersohn
Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad 707.646.1876

Bruce - they're not really hamsters. lol~

John - thanks for helping to support our membership drive. 

Dorie - good luck with that, if you need any support or help with her, let me know.  :-)

January 04, 2009 11:01 AM #204
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Marian Gregor-Ann
Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Arbor area Real Estate

Hi Brad, I just invited someone & she joined yesterday. She'll be awesome as she has a lot to say!  Anyway, bring us lots of good information back from New York! We'll be waiting :~)

January 04, 2009 02:48 PM #205
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Brad Andersohn
Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad 707.646.1876

I'll be reporting back as much as I can from NYC, and I'm sure there will be plenty of great stuff to report back on.  I'm still waiting to see what our total member count was over New Years, maybe I'll try and corner Bob in New York at some point.  Cheers and Ciao for now...   :-)

January 04, 2009 04:39 PM #206
Rainmaker
533,576
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON

I have invited two people who are active posters and commenters to the active rain community.

January 04, 2009 10:22 PM #207
Ambassador
1,642,639
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Brad:

I twisted the arms for 3 people to join AR on January 1st.so I can get the points promised.. .all 3 of them registered.

I got 250 points for each. .

How can I get my 1000 points?

January 05, 2009 07:09 AM #208
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Brad Andersohn
Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad 707.646.1876

Fernando - your points were awarded, check your points summary my friend, you'll see them there.  Thanks for helping us try to hit our goal. Great job, but next time, don't twist any arms, we don't want to have members here that were forced or strong-armed to be here.  :-))  They'll thank you that you invited them if you show them the benefits and value.

January 05, 2009 11:41 AM #209
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous

thanks a lot Brad, can you believe i read over 200 comments i can't believe that , i guess with the rain we are having its something to do. great job Brad.

January 05, 2009 05:14 PM #210
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Brad Andersohn
Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad 707.646.1876

Thanks for reading all these comments, we have some wonderful people here eh???   :-)

January 10, 2009 11:10 PM #211
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