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The ActiveRain RainMaker - It's More Than Just A Membership!


The Real Estate Industry has had a pretty rough ride these past few years and many Industry Professionals that remain are desperately trying to find new and creative ways to survive.  Many are turning to ActiveRain because they have heard and seen that this is where they can learn how to use the Internet and Blogging to their advantage, and turn around their business.

ActiveRain is more than just a Real Estate Industry Social Networking community.  In the past 2 or so years, the network has grown from 20,000 members to well over 150,000 to date.  On average, 200 new Industry Professionals join each day.  ActiveRain get more than 2,000,000 visitors each month, with about 80% being consumers.  The community accounts for nearly 12,000 new blog posts each month, and currently hosts over 1.5 million Blog articles provided by members.  The average rainmaker post gets over 500 views per month.


What do ActiveRain members get as Rainmakers?


What are the "Benefits" of a RainMaker Membership?

Many in our community have posted articles about their success and ROI (return on investment) from their RainMaker Blogs.  We have seen countless testimonials from ActiveRain members who have experienced first hand the results and business that gets generated solely from their ActiveRain Blogs.  Members share their "Real Life" stories of how effective Blogging on AR can grow your referral business, consumer business, and relationships within the network and within your local community and neighborhoods.

Here's what some have to say:

"When I first started on AR, I got many friendly e-mails and comments.  I think this gives AR a personal touch.  AR does work. I signed up for Rainmaker last month and will be writing a contract for a buyer who contacted me through one of my posts."  Vanna Siackhasone

"I have gotten several clients and some agent referrals directly from AR and continue to learn from the posts of others, hoping that I can share whatever I can too."  Susan Neal

"I have learned so very much from these wonderful people on AR! Best real estate site on the Internet, and I am happy to be a part of AR!" Ginger Moore

"In May 2007, I started walking in the Active Rain (ok, maybe crawling) and by the end of the year we had made tens of thousands of Washingtons directly from blogging leads."  Erion Shehaj

"AR has helped my business tremendously to the tune of 11 closings to date."  David Serle

"ActiveRain has put me on the map.  I receive at least THREE calls each week, just because my name comes up on the first page of a Google Search.  These buyers already know about me before they call.  Those that want to make their business happen, will become rainmakers, and they will find the way to be successful."   Don Bradbury

Here's some Recently written Blog Post Articles:

The Points are Nice - But I Really Like The $$$$ - By: Erik Hitzelberger

ActiveRain - You're Really Bugging Me - (34 Referrals) - By: Larry Bettag

ActiveRain Brings Business Success - By: Missy Caulk

Read 1000's of ActiveRain Success Stories - By: ActiveRain Members

What kind of Support can I expect from ActiveRain?

ActiveRain provides training and support for our RainMaker members. Learning how you can use geographic and hyper-local content to optimize your Search Engine Visibility and drive more traffic to your Blog and Website is the key.  We can and will help you.  You'll learn how using tools like, inbound links, outbound links, keywords both long-tail and short, along with photos and a good post title can greatly improve your search engine rankings and help your customers find you on-line.  We provide Customer Service and Technical support via AR Webinars, Tutorial posts, and through our Community Builders and ActiveRain Ambassadors.


How Do I Become an ActiveRain RainMaker?

It's simple. You must first join ActiveRain and become a member here.  Once you have setup your profile, and reviewed the "How To Get Started On ActiveRain guide" you can either upgrade your membership from your "My Home" page by clicking on the red "RainMaker Upgrade" link, (be sure you're logged in to ActiveRain first) or you can click below to...

Become A RainMaker

 ActiveRain is the TOP Real Estate Social Network in the World  (source:
Results 1 - 10 of about 60,100,000 for Top Real Estate Social Networks

ActiveRain is the ONLY on-line Network that offers this selection and wide variety of tools, diverse services, and solutions for the Real Estate Industry Professional.  The RainMaker Membership - get value, get results.

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Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ
Weichert - Lopatcong, NJ


I'm one of those RainMakers who touted my ROI after just 7 months as a RainMaker. Without doubt,

RainMaker is the best marketing investment I have ever made. Period.

Jan 15, 2010 09:16 AM #70
Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

Brad, YOU and ActiveRain rock!!!  Great post BTW.  I love this place and absolutely hate it when I miss a day, and believe me, that hardly ever happens.

Jan 15, 2010 09:21 AM #71
Steven Beam
RE/MAX Alliance - Parker Colorado Real Estate. - Parker, CO
Parker Colorado Real Estate

Wow it's all there free for the taking. Only works if you use it.

Jan 15, 2010 09:27 AM #72
Todd & Devona Garrigus
Garrigus Real Estate - Beaumont, CA
Broker / REALTORS®

When I first heard about ActiveRain, I was not a believer. I couldn't understand what the benefits were. I understand now, and I'm a better agent for it (with more business!)

Jan 15, 2010 09:42 AM #73
Tamara Dorris
Master Your Market Real Estate Coaching - Carmichael, CA

Hi Brad,

Thanks for confirming all of this. I've made tons of great pals at The Rain, including you :-)

Tomorrow the new college semester begins, and as I've done for the past two semesters, I will have a session where I pull Active Rain up right in the classroom, showing these brand new agents the power of the rain as they venture out to make their millions!



Jan 15, 2010 09:48 AM #74
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Active Brad, woohoo, what a wonderful summary of the Rainmaker benefits. You are such a good ambassador/proponent of the network.

Jan 15, 2010 10:58 AM #75
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Am still pretty new to this but am loving it and learning from it.  I can definitely see where it's headed.  The handwriting is on the wall.  Thanks for everything!

Jan 15, 2010 11:36 AM #76
Richard Stabile
Re/Max Real Estate Limited - Oradell, NJ
Bergen County New Homes Builder Realtor


You were always helpful to me.



Jan 15, 2010 11:45 AM #77
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

500 views per month! Wow...and the 80% figure fo consumers is interesting also!

Jan 15, 2010 01:56 PM #78
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

I'm waiting...hoping there is enough action for you folks to come with Raincamp. If not....a nice little vacation for all!  In any event, my success is attributed first and my membership on ActiveRain....This has been the most productive and memorable time of my life...spent here....and there's more to come!  .....I can honestly say....because of ActiveRain...I survived the storm the Rain.

Jan 15, 2010 03:15 PM #79
Roland Woodworth
Q Realty - Clarksville, TN
Q Realty - Power In Real Estate

Brad.. Glad to see this post back on the top of the board... Great information for everyone.

Jan 15, 2010 04:00 PM #80
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Hi Brad, AR is how I start and end my day! I love it! :)

Jan 15, 2010 11:19 PM #81
Stephanie Adams
Barrie Condo Team | Hassey Realty Brokerage - Barrie, ON
Barrie Condos For Sale

Brad, you have concisely outlined the benefits of ActiveRain.  I have been using AR for over 8 months now and it has changed my approach to learning, networking and real estate marketing.

Jan 16, 2010 07:21 AM #82
Joseph Keech
Blue Atlantic Properties - Leland, NC

I know I've already learned a bunch about how to be a better agent. It's a great resource.

Jan 16, 2010 08:12 AM #83
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Sally - just fyi... your comment was the final inspiration I needed for my next post... "RainMaker Danced For RAIN!" 

Mahalo Nui Loa~

Jan 16, 2010 03:48 PM #84
Pippa Mac
Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring - The Woodlands, TX
The Woodlands TX Real Estate

Great outline of what a rainmaker gets.  I have not done this yet so I am currently researching the information.  Thanks Brad!

Apr 27, 2010 04:30 AM #85
Brandon DeVere
Force Realty - Las Vegas, NV

I am still waiting to take the plunge. But not long, I am waiting for my new website to be up and touch up a few things.

Jan 05, 2011 12:18 PM #86
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Brandon - let me know when your site is up and running, I'd love to check it out.  Thanks :-)

Jan 06, 2011 01:54 AM #87
Raine Carraway
Lenoir, NC

I just noticed the update post. Is there any way for previously grandfathered in rainmakers to get that status back? I've been out of real estate & off of AR for several months, due to having a baby and then travelling to be with my dad as he took chemo, and just got back on and noticed that I am now limited to members only posts now.

Feb 14, 2011 07:02 PM #88
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Raine - contact Steven Graham at ActiveRain and see if they can work something out for you.  You'll find his contact info at  Tell him I sent you and explain the situation, I'm sure something can be worked out. Good luck. :-)

Feb 15, 2011 06:07 AM #89
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