With California having so many members I thought that just having 7 new members recognized would not give credit to the state with the most members. So, I made an executive decision to do a two part post with 7 new members in each post. I went thru over 400 pages of members to find these folks so I hope you will stop in and say hello.
This post is a result of two posts by my friend Richard Weisser down in Georgia. The first post was "How do you expect to get drenched in the rain if you don't even want to get your feet wet?" dated 5/21/09 in which he offers 6 suggestions to those of us here in Active Rain. In addition he also offers his personal guarantee "So, for those of you that want to succeed at blogging, I offer you this challenge. Before you throw in the towel, write at least one hundred quality posts before you make your value assessment. It takes that long to develop the correct skills and disciplines and also to create a body of content large enough to have a significant SEO impact on your business. Now that is some guarantee wouldn't you say? Richard then follows that post with another post titled "Achieving national celebrity status as a result of ActiveRain blogging becomes a reality! (of sorts)" where he talks about a recent interview with Realtor Magazine on line where he was interviewed about blogging for business. So, IMHO, Richard is not only a celeb but one that knows where of he speaks.
With the numerous posts talking to newbie's here in Active Rain on how to be a success in their blogging venture to improve their visibility to the public I am setting out on a quest. I am not going to suggest things to newbie's or those that are less active on AR; I am on a search for some of these folks for introduction to our AR family. Here is my 2 step plan:
- Go on a state by state search and post between 5 and 7 people each Saturday
- Then you the MEMBERSHIP will be able to see and encourage them by responding to their most recent post
The end result will be, hopefully, an increase in activity with more members becoming visible. Now there is a really BIG problem with this plan. I will not be able, my rule, to suggest those that have not done a post or even posted their picture to their profile. You see there won't be any secret agents, lenders, stagers, inspectors, etc. shown. Sorry, if you want to be considered I need to see who you are, sorta like your picture on your business card.
California has a total of 21882, it jumped another 14 members since last night, this represents the largest number of AR members in a single state as of this morning. I would say that with that many members Jeff Dowler #1 and Jeff Turner #2 could have some competition coming up behind them. So, say hello to:
Vicki Beaman with Tarbell Realtors in Lake Elsinroe, CA.
Vicki did her first post just a couple of days ago and ask a very common question and that is, Why Not Place a Lockbox on the Home to better help show the property? Come on I am sure that there are some of you that have an answer to her dilemma, care to share and help a fellow Rainer out?
Theres Martin with Vista Pacific Realty in Gardena, CA.
Theres' first post was at the first of the month and she would like some help. She would like to know which you think is better, the ActiveKey or the eKey and why. Anyone, Anyone?
Denise Calkin with Lyon Real Estate in Sacramento, CA.
Denise wrote her first and only post in February and offered a brief description on the Stimulus bill that had passed through the Senate. I am thinking that shemay need some more encouragement to do some more writing for our benefit. I am sure that there are some agents out there that may be interested in the taking on this task. Say hello to Denise Calkin
Michael Tran with Prudential California Realty in North Hollywood, CA.
Michael wrote his first post in January introducing himself and had a goodly amount of comments but, has not followed up with any other posts. Maybe he is out playing some beach volleyball and having too much fun. Hmm maybe there is someone that can take on the challenge of getting him involved once again?
Brad Stoddard with The Home Loan Group in Berkeley, CA.
Brad wrote about the changing FHA guidelines for Appraisers and how it will effect the process. He asked the question will the new guidelines make the appraiser's job harder. I am sure some of my Lender friends here in the Rain as well as my REALTOR® friends would like to make at least a comment on this post!
Paul Gonzales with Realty Executives in Santa Clarita, CA.
Paul's first blog written in January was in his own words a rant about short sale protocols and losses. I am sure some of you may agree with some of his feelings on this issue. Drop in and say hello.
Heidi Paine with GreatWest GMAC Real Estate in Sacramento, CA.
In March Heidi wrote a nice look at the Tahoe Park Neighborhood. I am sure that she has more to offer that just this first and only endeavor into blogging. I am also sure there is more than just one neighborhood in Sacramento. Drop in and say hello to Heidi.
Please stop by and encourage these guys and gals and let's see if we can improve some of the participation. Thanks for stopping in.
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- Make one comment on someone's blog post.....Just pick one of the Featured Posts and read it then comment on what you read and
- Complete your profile and then if you are looking for other suggestions
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