The Power of Active Rain is People

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The Power of Active RainThe Power of Active Rain is faster than the speed of light!  And the light that it outpaces shines brightly to focus attention on those who Blog there.  Proof point: The Power of Active Rain has made me visible to writers for several publications including the Texas REALTOR magazine where I was invited to write an article on Short Sales.  The referrals and attention from agents across Texas is the kind of publicity that would cost more than the average agent's marketing budget would allow.  That's Power!

The Power of Active Rain attracts more attention than Leonard Nimoy at a Star Trek Convention!  Proof Point: The Power of Active Rain has attracted more new clients to my business than any other single element of my marketing program.  Between my Active Rain outside blog and the Google Juice that my blogging has generated, the Power of Active Rain has helped me turn a declining market into a growth opportunity!

The Power of Active Rain keeps me more plugged in than the upcoming Chevy Volt electric Hybrid vehicle!  Proof Point: The Power of Active Rain has helped me build a network of colleagues to whom I have referred business to and who have referred business to me.  Being plugged into the powerful Active Rain community of agents allows me to offer my clients professional representation from an agent who shares my philosophies about the real estate business no matter where they are buying or selling!  The Power of Active Rain might even help me find a Grace Idaho Real Estate Agent for a relocating client!

The Power of Active Rain is more life changing than winning the lottery!  For me, the best part of the Power of Active Rain is the way it brings people together and enriches their lives!  Proof Point: When I think about the friends who I interact with on a daily basis, both nearby and across North America, so many of them are people I would have never met if I had never started blogging on Active Rain.  When I am having a bad day they support me and help me get through it and when I am having a good day, celebrating my successes with them makes them that much more memorable.  Those are real riches!

What's the common thread here?  People.  That's the Power of Active Rain!


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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

There is definitely power in the people here in the Rain.

Feb 04, 2010 03:06 PM #42
Roland Woodworth
Q Realty - Clarksville, TN
Q Realty - Power In Real Estate

The Power of Active Rain .... Now this is POWER !  Got to love the Power of Active Rain. Great Job !

Feb 04, 2010 03:53 PM #43
Frank Castaldini
Coldwell Banker - San Francisco, CA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in San Francisco

This is actually becoming a lot of fun for me.  I believe I'll get the blogging thing and the "Google Juice" thing in time.  I've benefited already by being quoted in most major newspapers over the holidays and I've received a great referral.

Where do you want to go next!

Feb 04, 2010 04:15 PM #44
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

The title of your blog made me chuckle.  "Soylent Green . . . is people!"  Sorry ;-)

Feb 04, 2010 04:18 PM #45
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I like the growth opportunity concept of your post. That's neat you have obtained writing opportunities as a result!

Feb 04, 2010 08:41 PM #46
Claudette Millette
The Buyers' Counsel - Ashland, MA
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass


This is well-stated.  I particularly like the Leonard Nimoy reference at a Star Trek convention. It's difficult to try to explain it to someone who has not experienced it. But, it is truly a community that is supportive and enriching.


Feb 04, 2010 10:33 PM #47
Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate

Nice post Steve. Now that you're all charged up go out and sell something.

Feb 04, 2010 11:14 PM #48
Anthony Stokes-Pereira
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Nanuet, NY

Great Post! The Power of Active Rain has helped me in growing my business.

Feb 05, 2010 12:20 AM #49
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Congratulations. I can spot a winner a mile away. 

Feb 05, 2010 07:30 AM #50
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Steve, I have learned so much from all the people here on Active Rain.  My website guy suggested today I move my daily blog over to our own website.  I hate the idea of leaving here or writing two different blogs.  I have the weekend to figure it out, but what I do know is that I have truly gained from the time I have been spending here and hope I have been giving as much as I am receiving, although I doubt that.  Have a great weekend.

Feb 05, 2010 09:22 AM #51
Carol Culkin
Reece & Nichols - Leawood, KS
Overland Park

Steve - Yes ...People.  People LIKE YOU ...are my pot of gold at the end of the Active Rainbow.

Feb 05, 2010 10:56 AM #52
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Steve You are so right, it is the people that makes  AR so powerful, I just can't help having fun here.

Feb 05, 2010 12:57 PM #53
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Steve, congratulations on a winning position in the Contest! Your post is very well written.

Feb 05, 2010 02:45 PM #54
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Steve, congratulations on a winning position in the Contest! Your post is very well written.

Feb 05, 2010 02:46 PM #55
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Steve, congratulations on a winning position in the Contest! Your post is very well written.

Feb 05, 2010 02:48 PM #56
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi everyone... thanks so much for all the wonderful comments.  Long after the commission dollars have been spent, I will still have the friendships and relationships that I have formed as a result of my blogging on AR.  No question in my mind which is more important!

Hi Carol... Back at ya!

Hi Larry... Please stay with us here on AR!  It would not be the same without you.  Hopefully you will be with us at RainCamp on the 16th!

Hi J. Philip... "llama-centric material"  I LOVE IT!

Hi Greg Nino... Reach for the Stars man!  Reach for the Stars!  Seriously, I was surprised this one got featured, but I'm grateful that it did.

Hi David Monsour... 3rd place... you must have psychic abilities!

Hi Debe... I can't wait to meet you at RainCamp!!! :)

Feb 05, 2010 03:52 PM #57
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Congrats, that is why you are an Ambassador in the rain!

Feb 06, 2010 10:04 PM #58
Jenna Dixon
DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate - Marietta, GA
Empowers You With a Better Real Estate Experience

What a great tribute to AR.  And I most agree with your last point: I love the open forum for sharing what works & what does not, as well as the support of people willing to celebrate with you.  Thanks!

Feb 07, 2010 02:24 AM #59
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Steve, Active Rain really is a great place to hang out.  It's even keeping me sane during my attack of snow induced cabin fever!

Feb 07, 2010 05:41 PM #60
Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes


It is a great place here on Active Rain. I have learned so much here and also met many good professionals like yourself.

Feb 10, 2010 03:22 PM #61
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