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Well hello there laddies!  Here we are on the eve of Saint Patrick's Day and whether you're chasing gold, points, or green beers I hope you get them all!


The AR Community averaged 5,091 comments per day this last week.  I love seeing that number in the 5's rather than the 4's and I challenge us to get it back up in the 6's.  The conversation as to why the comments have been down has sparked many posts which I hope have inspired others to get back in the mix and comment more.  I know your comment interaction can make or break a new member's experience here.  If they don't receive feedback or comment love they lose out on the magic of AR.  Remember when you first started?  Do you still get that feeling when comments come in?  Remember that feeling and pass it on.


Mad props to Bob Miller for receiving the highest pageviews this week.  He wrote a post about reducing commission which is a very hot topic with 'Rainers.  I don't blame you, if anyone messes with my gold coins I get loud and feisty too! 

Shout out to Eric Michael coming in #2 with a post on loan officers and serial killers.  He was featured and in the Daily Drop.  Want to know why?  I'm betting it's because of his title.  It was captivating and forced members to click and see what he was talking about!  Draw in the audience with a powerful title and keep them there with quality content.


From one coast to the other, just joining AR this month we have Nancy Celis and Isti Mitchell.  These two ladies are the highest point holders for new members in March.  We're just 16 days in and they're already rocking it.  Stop by and welcome them today!


Chris and Maria Jeantet said "...we just picked up a new buyer thanks to our amazing Blog here on ActiveRain. This buyer has been reading our Blog for quiet some time, he lives out of town and wants to get away from the city and relocate his whole family to this area. He called us last week and we are now in the process of finding a country home on 5+ acres around $450,0000".  Way to rock it guys!  

Donna Stott said ""After signing up and posting my first blog, I had 3 comments within hours! Thanks ActiveRain!"  See....You guys made her day by leaving comment love!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, be safe out there!


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Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

Thise are great stats for the comments, posts, etc.  Will definitely give the newbies a shoutout and welcome. Have a great weekend!

Mar 17, 2012 02:27 PM #40
Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate

Loan officers and serial killers? Now I have to make sure I read that one for sure.

Mar 17, 2012 03:13 PM #41
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Gold coins?  Wow.  I didn't wear green today, not remembering anything about why, but I did have a dollar in my pocket.  Does that count?

Mar 17, 2012 03:21 PM #42
Tammy Lankford
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)

I love the mix up here Kerrie... and I swear I do my part commenting, I do, sometimes I even miss sleep for it.

Mar 17, 2012 07:05 PM #43
Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 20 Years in Real Estate!

I am trying to do my daily 10, Kerrie.  I really am.  :)

Mar 17, 2012 08:48 PM #44
Bibi Rogers
Valore Group - Palm Beach, FL

Hold on Kerrie! Where does a rainbow end? ...and for that matter, begin? 

Oh... and I started 3 days ago and have 3038 points ... I wonder how those new ladies got 4000 in less than 3 days... but I know, I know, this is not a race :)


Have a wonderful day





Mar 18, 2012 12:03 AM #45
Jamey "Milly" Milheiser
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. - Appleton, WI

Very nice blog!  Hope your weekend was great.

Mar 19, 2012 07:43 AM #46
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Kerrie

, the last few months I've been making between 15 and 20 comments on most days. There have also been a few days which I've even made over 30 comments in one day.

But I'll actually be making fewer comments very soon, plus my blog posting on AR will also be taking a big drop.  Even though I do get a lot of contacts from my AR blog. Last week alone I got 15 calls and 50 e-mails.

The AR staff can actually thank themselves, that I'll be making fewer comments and posting less.


Mar 20, 2012 07:24 PM #47
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

I'm sorry to hear that Dale and hope you change your mind.  If you're getting business from AR you must be doing something right!

Mar 21, 2012 09:41 AM #48
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Kerrie - Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day and a wonderful year!

Mar 26, 2012 05:42 AM #49
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Good Morning and Happy Birthday, Kerrie  Hopefully you'll read this Tuesday as you spent your birthday doing something special, maybe even with your new newhew.

Mar 26, 2012 06:33 AM #50
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.

They say it's your birthday! Craig actually did! You're going to have a good time! I sure hope your day is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Happy Birthday Kerrie!

Mar 26, 2012 06:43 AM #51
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

Kerrie - wishing you the best birthday ever and may all the good feelings you've shared around AR come back to you this year ten-fold.  :)

Mar 26, 2012 07:22 AM #52
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Happy Birthday, John McCormack, Realtor, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Mar 26, 2012 09:25 AM #53
Michael Thornton
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297

Kerrie. Stopped by Craig's post and then hopped over here. Happy Birthday!!! I hope that this one is the best yet!!!

Mar 26, 2012 11:33 AM #54
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Happy Birthday!  Wishing you many more fabulous birthdays!  And, you rock!

Mar 26, 2012 03:04 PM #55
Linda K. Mayer
License # 01767321 - La Verne, CA

Kerrie - Hope your birthday is as fabulous as you are!  Enjoy!

Mar 26, 2012 04:26 PM #56
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Kerrie ~ thanks for the reminder.  I wanted to read Eric's post but simply forgot.

Mar 26, 2012 07:08 PM #57
William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - San Diego, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
Hi Kerrie, I just found out a little secret. Today is your Birthday! Wishing you a wonderful and fabulous Happy Birthday!
Mar 26, 2012 08:48 PM #58
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group - Westwood, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

This is a fascinating read Kerrie, thanks for putting this together.  I like hearing what is going on overall rather than just in the regional areas.  Hope your week is going well.

Mar 27, 2012 05:06 PM #59
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