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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
Do you know who I am? I dance alongside; inside & outside your blog, dipping into your thoughts, skirting or delving into issues, hopefully minding my manners & welcoming your visitors.
It's my job to create the secondary "first impression". The one that people view to get a more in depth view of who is writing the text. I show up in a variety of venues & search engines love to feed on my content. I'm your second chance to convince someone that your thoughts merit attention...I am your parallel blog.
Recognizing the fact that your blog readers are evaluating you from two perspectives..the blog you write & the responses/comments you make is important. Seriously interested Blog readers (and potential clients) create a perception of a blog & its author from both perspectives.
Comments are so important, that they are often indexed alongside your blog articles & websites in search engines like Google. They contribute a significant weight to your positioning on-line. Why is this so?
Well, let's re-consider what a good business blog is intended to do. An influential & persuasive blog provides information & re-frames it within the context of the blog's author. As a real estate agent, potential clients can get listing & purchasing information from any one of a million websites.
But the increasing popularity of blogs & the explosion in readership indicates that consumers have a real desire to know how the professional they hire intends to create Value! Information is plentiful & as a result distracting. This is what makes wisdom & the discernment that creates Value so extraordinarily powerful. Your Blog Comments are another way in which potential consumers examine how you respond to information to create an intelligent & valuable conversation .
TheParallel Blog continues it's commentary:
I'm rarely noticed by the casual observer or visitor. My value to the reader emerges because you've created a hunger...a hunger for more of you...more of your thoughts...more of your content...more Value. When the hunger emerges, they begin the hunt, they search for me. They can find me in a number of ways...but rest assured they will find me, whether you intend for them to do so or not is...irrelevant.
Consider this: Comments reveal the unguarded side of you...what you're like on-line when you relax a little, away from the spotlight that creating blog content invariably produces. Comments are indexed on search engines because they are indicators of an author's views & personality. Are you creating them with the care & attention you give to your blog post?
Some things to think about...
Is your blog comment an authentic voice...are you adding meaning to on on-line conversation or is it simply noise?
Do your comments reflect the level of professionalism your website, marketing materials & even your blog promise you will deliver?
Are you rude? This is where potential clients usually find out how you respond to situations you agree or disagree with. After all most transactions will have some fodder for conflict. If your comment are an indicator of the real you...would you hire yourself?
Does your response to other's comments to your blog content reflect an attention to detail? This is something which provides significant Value to a transaction with you? If you never respond when others ask you questions in writing, how can clients be sure you'll respond to their needs & questions during a transaction?
Every time you leave a comment on-line, you are leaving a Clue!Your clients are looking for clues. That's why they seek me out...Your Parallel Blog in the first place. Are you smart about the clues your are leaving or do you remain clueless?
Lola Audu, is the Designated Broker & Owner of Audu Real Estate. Our company specializes in helping people buy and sell homes in the greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan area. You can contact us via e-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 616-791-0511. Thanks for visiting our blog. Here are links to some of our most popular posts for you to enjoy!
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