Posting the 1,000,000th blog ~ Brandon Farmer | Charlotte, NC

Real Estate Agent License # 258579

WOW I won the GOLDEN TICKET...This came as a shock to me.  I thought it was a joke when everybody was commenting on my blog.  I am fairly new to ActiveRain and had no idea that the website was so close to such a huge milestone.  Congrats to ActiveRain and thanks for all the resources that the site opens to all of us.  

As I was explaining ActiveRain to a group of agents in our office, I opened my page to show them my most recent blog posting...and BAM....comments from everybody on having the 1,000,000th post.  Social media and social networks are definitely leading the way for future real estate success.  Please contact me and help me to get better at using this site.

I have been in real estate for a little over 2 years and really do love Charlotte, NC.  I moved here after graduating from the University of Virginia and jumped straight into a full-time career in real estate.  (What a slap in the face the first 6 months were).  I finally got my feet planted and I am now trying to learn as much about perfecting my website and learning how to get my business to grow through this social network.  Any tips that you can share with me would be appreciated. 

Visit my site at and give me any constructive criticism that you can.  Trust won't hurt my feelings.  This is my first site and I built it myself so I am sure that a lot of it could be made better. 

I understand that ActiveRain has been a very successful tool for many of you.  Many of you have 10 to 40 times as many points as I do (even after my 10K point bonus).  I want to hear from you and hear your success stories. 

Again, thanks to ActiveRain for the gifts I won for being the lucky one.  It wasn't the $1,000,000 that many of you commented about but hopefully the tools this site provides me will help me to earn my first million.

Again, please check out my site @ and I look forward to blogging with you. 

Brandon Farmer | Realtor® | Charlotte, NC

Comments (98)

Jerry Hill
Hill Realty - Bryant, AR


Hey, take the cudos when you can get them.  I have been a member of AR for a little over a year and I am just now beginning to learn the potential.  I am looking forward to the experience.  Congratulations!!

Mar 26, 2009 06:44 AM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Brandon, you were posting in the right place at the right time for sure! The point bonus is nice and will give you a jump start in your city's rankings. Keep blogging and they will really add up!

Mar 26, 2009 06:48 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Way to go Brandon!  Your site looks great too.  You're on the right track to success.

Mar 26, 2009 06:54 AM
Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

Great job...

Mar 26, 2009 08:18 AM
Tim Monciref - Austin, TX
Over 2,000 homes sold…..

Good move on AR to keep you pushing onward.  I am jealous, but I guess I will get over it in a month or two.


Mar 26, 2009 09:09 AM
Brandon Farmer
Charlotte, NC
Keller Williams Realty Huntersville, NC

Gosh, I am over whelmed with the amount of comments that I have received.  Bruce those are some great tips.  I am so new at this and have so much to learn.  Thanks for giving me some ideas on where to start.  I have been away from the computer all day and came back to 80 sum comments.  You all are amazing.

Mar 26, 2009 09:09 AM
Brandon Farmer
Charlotte, NC
Keller Williams Realty Huntersville, NC

Thanks for the help with my personal website.  I have had some great advice from several of you on how to make the site better.  I even got a prof. critique from  This was really cool.  Keep the tips coming

Mar 26, 2009 09:28 AM
Kristi DeFazio
RE/MAX Advantage - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Rea lEstate 719-459-5468



Conrats to you! The best way to learn is to read the wonderful info. on this website. The more time you spend here, the more you will learn!

Mar 26, 2009 11:39 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL

It was so pleasurable reading about how you were sharing about Active Rain to other agents and then..... B A M !   We are enthused with you!  CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!

Mar 26, 2009 11:55 AM
Jeff Daniel
John L. Scott Ocean Shores - Ocean Shores, WA
Managing Broker, John L. Scott 360.581.9020

Congrats Brandon. I hope the business is plentiful out there on the wrong coast. :)

Mar 26, 2009 01:21 PM
Brandon Farmer
Charlotte, NC
Keller Williams Realty Huntersville, NC

Hey Jeff, business is steady for me but I was not in Charlotte during the glory days ('01-'06) so I cannot compare it to when business was booming.  I jumped into this business at a tough time but have learned a lot along the way.  I hope this is not the wrong coast.  The Atlantic is a 3 hour drive from Charlotte but I haven't had the privilege of seeing it in about a year.  Any coast would be great at this point!

Mar 26, 2009 01:35 PM
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Hi Brandon - Congrats on post #1,000,000!  Too bad it isn't $1,000,000, but you'll get there if you keep working and keep a positive attitude.

Mar 26, 2009 04:34 PM
Brandon Farmer
Charlotte, NC
Keller Williams Realty Huntersville, NC

Thanks Susan, I sure hope so!

Mar 27, 2009 12:23 AM





Mar 27, 2009 09:17 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Brandon - Don't take this opportunity for granted.  You have no idea how famous this has made you in comparison to the over 137,000 members here on AR.  I have been reading, commenting, and blogging on AR for almost a year, and have not had the exposure you got through this.  Congratulations, and here's to a successful 2009.

Mar 27, 2009 11:09 AM
Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

Wow! Brandon - truly amazing - enjoy all the posts and friends you will make

Mar 28, 2009 08:09 AM
Deb Clifton
Coldwell Banker Advantage - Clayton, NC
Broker/Realtor, e-PRO, CNS

Wow Brandon, When I first read it I thought you had wrote that many...I was like what???? I am getting ready to take a look at your website. Good Luck in real estate!

Mar 28, 2009 12:54 PM
Brandon Farmer
Charlotte, NC
Keller Williams Realty Huntersville, NC

Debbie...thanks for the good luck

Mar 28, 2009 01:06 PM
Lance McSwain
Allen Tate Company ~ Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC

Brandon, that's awesome! I had no idea. I haven't been on AR for quite some time and I need to be! It really is a fantastic tool that we all can utilize. The trick is making the time to do just that. I Let's catch up in the office sometime soon and share ideas that might help us both. Again, CONGRATS! That is too cool.

Apr 07, 2009 04:01 AM
SarahGray Lamm
Allen Tate Realtors Chapel Hill, NC 919-819-8199 - Chapel Hill, NC
Realtor - 100K Hours of NC Real Estate Experience

Congrats to a fellow Tater!!!!! Way to go! Let's get the rest of our crowd onboard so we can OWN THIS TOWN!!!!

Apr 08, 2009 08:53 AM

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