Jump Right In! The Rain is Great!

Real Estate Agent with Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com TREC #0492321

Don’t be hesitant about writing your first post in the Rain. Jump Right In! The water is fine in the Rain. The most important thing is letting the others members know that you’re on board, and ready to begin your blogging adventure.


Active Rain ContestsRoy Kelly, our top male point contributor in the Rain, recently mentioned that he noticed that many first timers have yet to write their first post in the Rain. I would encourage each and every new member, and even those Rainers, who have been missing in Action for a while to come on back and jump right in with a post in January. You might even want to consider participating in the top contests for the month, Lynn’s Jump Start Contest for 2017, or Debbie’s Ringing and Singing in the Rain for 2017.   It’s a great way to get started and to rack up some quick points to help build that online presence. Let's not forget Praful's January Contest for Your Prediction for 2017. Just set aside one or two hours per day to devote to posting, and commenting in the Rain. I know your time will be well spent.


It doesn’t matter if you are an early riser and a night owl. Taking the time to play in the Rain has some huge benefits, as you can see that many are returning to our Active Rain Community this year. I would encourage all new members and even those who have been away from all the action for some time, to get involved in our community and share your experiences, and knowledge. After all, that’s one of the reasons that makes our community so GREAT.


Writing that first post can be as simple as just introducing yourself to our community. I guarantee you’ll get some comments and responses for other members. Share a testimony about a recent or past experience with a customer or client. Write about your favorite hobby or sports. This time of the year most are talking about all the NFL playoff picture that leads to the Super Bowl. I know I for one am cheering on my Dallas Cowboys. But, getting back to blogging, why not just write something about your area, a neighborhood, or new developments. No one expects you to be a blogging PRO to start. It takes time to find our niche and your voice in your posts.


You can’t reach your blogging goal in one day. Blogging is not a sprint or dash, but it’s a marathon. So, get started and keep on posting. Your blog will stay up until you take it down. Blogging in my opinion is the cheapest investment of your time that will give you some great rewards at the finish line. Stop by and visit my old group in the Rain, Introducing Newbies in the Rain, and check out some tips for members that are still relevant today. Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone or send an email to ask any Ambassador or seasoned Active Rain Members your questions. We are here to help guide you through the trenches. One day you’ll do the same for others.



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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Jerry Newman ,

Congratulations on the well deserved featured post! Glad to see you Singing in the rain more often..I remember  post where you said you were jumping back in and you are!

Jan 07, 2017 06:46 AM #13
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

A wonderful encouragement to all to put fingers to keyboard and get writing.

Jan 07, 2017 07:40 AM #14
Vickie Teel
Keller Williams Peace River Partners - Punta Gorda, FL
It's all about YOU!

Great post Jerry and congrats on the feature.

Jan 07, 2017 07:56 AM #15
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Where do we get the spare 2 hours Jerry?

Jan 07, 2017 08:53 AM #16
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Jerry Newman ...sounding the bugle cry!   I hear you Jerry

Jan 07, 2017 09:02 AM #17
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It is good to motivate others to do what you believe is the best internet organic marketing scheme.

Jan 07, 2017 09:24 AM #18
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Hi Jerry... what a very encouraging post for many in the Rain who have thus far only dipped one toe into the water!

Jan 07, 2017 10:10 AM #19
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
your real estate writer

Every time I speak with a new agent I encourage them to join AR - and participate!

Blogging isn't an "instant gratification" exercise, but doing it long-term leads to fantastic results.

Jan 07, 2017 11:35 AM #20
Diana White-Pettis
Exit Bennett Realty - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale


Thank you for always encouraging the AR community.  One of the things I love about blogging is that I can do it at anytime - early, midday, or late at night.  I have made a committment in 2017 to be a more active participant.  Have a blessed weekend!

Jan 07, 2017 12:00 PM #21
Kate Talarico
Kates Home Staging and Interior Design - Goshen, NY
RESA, Top Orange County Home Decorator & Stager


Great blog to motivate some of us to start posting again on a frequent basis. Here's to a great 2017 :)

Jan 07, 2017 01:07 PM #22
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Great advice for those first timers Jerry Newman !  Jumping right in and writing the first one can be hard at first, but once they do, it becomes much easier :)!  

Jan 07, 2017 01:15 PM #23
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Thanks for the shoutout about the contests. Each month there are several opportunities to interact in fun ways and contests serve that purpose. Happy New Year to you Jerry.

Jan 07, 2017 01:40 PM #24
Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Jerry Newman - a great post.  It is one step (blog) at a time ... and I'm still working toward the goal ... slow but sure.  Thanks for the encouragement.

Jan 07, 2017 04:27 PM #25
Desare Kohn-Laski Skye Louis Realty
Skye Louis Realty - Coconut Creek, FL
Residential Real Estate

Jerry Newman This one is a very great post of encouragement not only for beginners, but for everyone in the Rain. The community has nonstop rain of information where lessons are greatly learned, or at least - for some where reminders are lightened! It's also raining friends and connections here.

Jan 07, 2017 05:52 PM #26
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., MRP
525 Realty Group - Edmond, OK
Broker Associate w/ 525 Realty Group, Edmond, OK

Thank you for thinking of us newbies,, Jerry Newman.  Before I wrote my first post, I reached out to a couple of ambassadors to get some pointers.  They both advised to "Just Do It."  This is a wonderful place to come for encouragment and continue learning.

Jan 07, 2017 06:16 PM #27
Sham Reddy
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for a great post!!!

Taking the time to play in the Rain has some huge benefits, as you can see that many are returning to our Active Rain Community this year.

Jan 07, 2017 06:21 PM #28
Donna & Larry Johnson
Keller Williams Real Estate - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County

Their is so much knowledge out their why not share!

Jan 08, 2017 08:47 AM #29
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Newbie ActiveRainers, just go ahead and write. You'll be amazed by the AR support of your first blog.

Jan 08, 2017 07:45 PM #30
Sham Reddy
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

My motto!!! Let it rain, let it rain and let it rain!!!

Jan 09, 2017 04:13 AM #32
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Very good information for newbies, Jerry Newman - I am receiving comments from newbies and I go to reciprocate and they haven't posted yet.  I'm going to start reaching out to them to do so.  Thanks for the reminder to do so!

Enjoy your weekend, Jerry!

Jan 14, 2017 06:00 PM #33
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