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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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I was quite honored to be asked to participate in the 2007 year in review. 2007 is the first complete year for Active Rain. It was a wonderful year and I look forward to being part of many more with Active Rain.
Many of us find this forum to be such a terrific way of sharing knowledge with other top professionals in the real estate industry and a great way for the public to find us and check us out.
Let's start with some of the 2007 events here on Active Rain that stood out in my mind:
We also saw the addition of localism coming online: Posting To Localismhttp://www.localism.com/has proven to be a giant addition to Active Rain and to the value of the Rain for real estate agents. Many of us are gaining new clients as a direct result of our localism postings.
In the end of January mine and many members favorite addition to Active Rain - SPELL CHECK!!!
Project Blogger gained a lot of attention earlier in the year. Coaches teamed up with apprentices and had a bit of a competition to learn and grow in the blogging process. There were too many posts to count during that period of time.
Spammers and Scammers also found our forum to be exciting. The Rain Gods made some improvements to our system including new crazy graphic words. ActiveRain System Changes
One of the great things about Active Rain has been the willingness of them to continually upgrade the system to make it better and better.
This is the hardest section for me. I am struggling with which great blog posts from 2007 to list here. No matter which ones I select I will think of many others I missed. I do not want to slight anyone here. I apologize in advance if I missed one of yours that rightfully deserves to be here. I also reserve the right to add more posts later. These are in no particular order.
Jeff Turner(I thought long and hard about his posts. There are so many that have been beneficial to my blogging and my business. I could not pick a favorite. My advice is to subscribe to Jeff's posts, you will learn so much from him)
2007 was a time of much change in the real estate industry. Active Rain provided us a forum to share tips, tactics and strategies with each other. I found Active Rain to be an oasis. After a long day of balancing my business and personal life I could take a break unwind and recharge.
Active Rain also gave me a terrific forum with http://www.localism.com/ so the public could find me and the useful information I had to share.
Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®, Broker-in-Charge, ABR, AHWD, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR
Keller Williams Realty
Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers. His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.
Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors. To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.