social media: Social Media… Activerain now makes it easier than ever to share our posts!
- 08/15/11 11:34 AM
OK, I love the new buttons next
to our title of our posts! This
new feature is awesome and really brings Activerain to the forefront of
media and blogging. Personally, I never thought it would
have been that nice to
have them all right there until I posted one of my newest posts to
So, thank you Active rain for
your newest upgrade and I do
also have to say thanks for the stability lately, though a few couple
the downtime has been significantly less than it was just a few months
ago. (Even though
social media: Are you twittering too much to get business and referrals?
- 04/16/11 12:37 PM
twittering too much to get business and referrals? I
usually put up about 10 tweets a day other than when I responding to
when I’m on the road. But, I do see agents chatting to each other
some of the feeds go for hours!
But, when I was online and read
this on someone’s status
update, I had to wonder if these agents were doing
themselves disservices by
being online so much?
You see, I found this because I
had a search set up on
Twitter for people in Oregon who were looking
social media: Well it has been a busy week for me and my team and we are looking to grow!
- 01/19/11 02:25 AM
needed! Are you looking to take your business
to new heights in 2011? Are you a self motivator? Are you
understands social media or is willing to learn how to incorporate it
Then I may have the opportunity
for you! Over the next 2
weeks we are hiring two more buyers’ agents to join our team. If you
is something that you are interested in, give me a call and set up an
appointment for a meeting. Experience isn’t a necessity, but the
work hard, have fun, be
social media: How much is too much… Follow up to “Did you know your iPhone can help get you robbed?”
- 11/22/10 02:02 PM
Yesterday I wrote a post called “Did
you know your iPhone can help
get you robbed?”
and it brings up a good question… How
much information is too much information? I have heard the argument
that they don’t want to use Twitter
and Facebook because “Well,
someone want to know I’m going to the bathroom?”
to that is, they don’t!
But, your friends and family do want to know what you are up
to, what you are doing at work, job promotions. In
real estate, people
like to hire people they know, they
social media: Can Raincamp make you a better and more productive blogger and Realtor?
- 07/05/10 04:11 PM
Yes, I’m at the top of
Activerain, but that doesn’t mean I
can stop learning! I’m going to my first Raincamp on
Wednesday here in Portland
and why am I doing that? Well, to put it simply, though I can teach
to use Activerain, there are still people who can teach me.
I will never pretend that I know
everything. There is always
something new and exciting in business, technology, and life, and there
always be someone smarter and better at it than me. The key for me is
from them and to never forget
social media: Trekaroo, the leads just keep coming in!
- 04/22/10 09:44 AM
As many of you know just by looking at my logo, my target audience is families. I love children and the excitement I see in their eyes when they pick out their room in a home. But, finding families that are looking to buy or sell is always a challenge, so you need to find your target audience and find out where they are going.
This is where Trekaroo has been a goldmine for me. When I first wrote about Trekaroo, I was still fairly new to the site and just knew that it was a site for families to
social media: Activerain has made me so busy that I’m losing valuable social media time
- 03/27/10 11:43 PM
By Todd Clark (Broker/Sales Coach)
What? Social media time, what the
heck it that? That is the
time I used to spend on Facebook, Twitter and Activerain. Though I
plenty of leads from Activerain, the problem actually came when I had
leads from Activerain that I had to either service my clients, or enjoy
people that I was out with clients, or taking classes to make me a
Either way, something had to
give. I’ve hired a transaction
coordinator, but that only gave me more time to find clients
social media: I love to talk politics, but you don’t do it at work or in a public forum if you can’t handle the heat
- 03/22/10 09:23 AM
By Todd Clark (Broker/Sales Coach)
As many of you know I was a DJ
for 18 years one of the
things that comes with becoming a DJ is learning how to debate.
(That is if you
want to get in to talk radio.) But, you have to be willing to listen to
sides and you have to learn how to not raise your voice, the minute you
that, everyone knows you have lost your cool and really have nothing
The key to a good debate is to
keep a cool head, know
social media: Is just blogging to get business enough anymore to survive this market?
- 01/17/10 09:53 AM
blogging to get business enough anymore to survive this market?
In my opinion,
no! I blog … a lot and I get a lot of business from it, especially in
of referrals both received and sent. But, is it really enough anymore
if I want
to survive until the market recovers and sellers are happy to sell
the foreclosure or short sales are the exception to the rule rather
past couple weeks I’ve noticed since I’ve stopped posting to Twitter
Facebook my links to my blog articles,
social media: By referral is great, but I WANT MORE!
- 08/09/09 09:22 PM
love getting referrals. They
are the greatest compliment a past client can give me, but I WANT MORE!
if ever one of my clients in the past gave me even one lead per year to
would not be enough business for me, personally.
is why I blog regularly! When I started blogging I thought
it would be
more of a way to supplement my income from referrals, but in the past
two and a
half years, I can say it has surpassed my referral business and now my
social media: Ask for help now, not when it is too late!
- 08/03/09 02:25 PM
love real estate. I love
teaching and I love social media, but often when I’m asked how to use
it, it is
because someone is about to leave the business and they are really too
the game and just scratching and clawing for a way to stay.
Why not ask before that
point? Many people are volunteering to help.
the Activerain Ambassadors, these are people that want to give back to
community, but only can help those who want to be helped.
Last week I was helping
with a class put
social media: Beaverton Oregon Real Estate and more: What does it say about you when other agents link to your blog!?
- 07/22/09 02:50 AM
I am very proud of my blog on
Beaverton, Oregon, real estate and more. My blog www.LivingBeaverton.com
growing in popularity and getting more and more visitors everyday.
You see, if you go to my
outside blog www.LivingBeaverton.com
you will see it is exactly what it says it is about. Your
guide to everything
Beaverton! I post a lot about the community, real estate, and even my
But, today I think I really
hit it big! You see, social media sites such as Twitter are the best
build an online following. You need
social media: If you are using social media, remember you are trying to get business not eliminate it
- 07/16/09 10:54 AM
media isn’t new, it is
just in a new format with the internet now. You are trying
to build your
before Twitter and Blogging, social media through was done through
newspapers, door knocking, fund raisers, networking meetings such as
Toastmasters, and many other ways of getting your name out there by
Well, today, Social media
is now considered to be Facebook,
and many other blogging
sites. But, how you use it can and will affect your
business! Just like
meeting people face to face, in order to
social media: Is social media taking you away from your family time?
- 05/30/09 07:26 AM
More and more I’ve been
seeing people online constantly! I have to wonder if this
taking away from
their family time or their interaction with the world. I would
teenagers that don’t leave their mom’s basements, spending all day and
video games, is social media and what you are doing really any better?
There are times when I’ve
left to go show homes, or to go coach baseball, and when
I’ve come back and
they have been on Activerain, Facebook, or Twitter and you see that
left 125 tweets in those few hours. What? You didn’t