Why Active Rain is a priority in my life!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Inland Empire 77217

I stumbled upon Active Rain two years ago when I literally had no idea what blogging was. I set up a profile and kind of poked around. I started blogging, and getting comments. Since then I have become a regular here, and I want you to know why!

  • Active Rain connects me to the broad world of real estate professionals and it is truly amazing to feel connected to people all over the country!
  • Active Rain is very therapeutic.I can share my challenges and triumphs in real estate and gain insight from others as they share theirs. It is therapeutic just to write about my listings, experiences and reading what is going on in the market all over the country makes me a better Realtor!
  • Active Rain is very good for business!   I got a referral just TODAY from Active Rain! This agent said that reading my profile was very helpful, and he chose me to refer some great clients who will be relocating here soon. Yipee! My listings get quite a few views on the virtual tours I post here on Active Rain, so all around, Active Rain gives me great exposure!
  • Active Rain is very educational!There are dozens of posts that relate to pertinent issues for our industry. While I don't get " clock hours" for all of the reading I do here on Active Rain, I find a huge amount of great information here on ALL spectrum's of real estate from financing to staging!

I am truly glad that I found Active Rain one cold Januray day in 2008. It has enriched both my personal and professional life.

Blogging has become apart of my business plan, and is a priority to me because it has added alot to my life.

Thank you to all of the wonderful folks on Active Rain, and stay connected!


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BethAnn Long, REALTOR, CRS, e-PRO

RE/MAX Inland Empire

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Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Thanks for the post today. Like you, I've been a member of AR for 2 years....a little over. I enjoy the camaraderie and the knowledge I've gained through the many knowledgeable comment from other members.

I'll look for you at AR....

Patricia/Seacoast NH

Mar 01, 2010 09:18 AM #65
Gregory Bain
Mezzina Real Estate & Insurance - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
For Homes on the Jersey Shore


Mar 01, 2010 09:34 AM #66
Roland Woodworth
Q Realty - Clarksville, TN
Q Realty - Power In Real Estate

You are so right BethAnn - Active Rain can cut the learning curve. Just have to buckle up and hang on.

Mar 01, 2010 10:32 AM #67
Paul Smith, BRE# 01107845
Sierra Sotheby's International Realty - Tahoe City, CA
Servicing the Lake Tahoe area Real Estate Needs

Hi BethAnn- I also get a lot of great information from Active Rain. Have you found Active Rain helpful with the ranking of your website?


Mar 01, 2010 10:45 AM #68
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

I couldn't agree more.  You know a great thing when you stumble on something and it opens up your life.  I have made great friends here and gotten and given referrals to people I trust.  It is a great community.  Once in a while, a few bad apples, but like every family, we have to take the good with the bad.  Overall, this is one of the best networking places I have ever had the pleasure to join. 

Mar 01, 2010 12:19 PM #69
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY
Hi BethAnn- I have learned and shared more here in activerain then I have in my thirteen years in real estate!
Mar 01, 2010 12:44 PM #70
BethAnn Long
RE/MAX Inland Empire - Spokane, WA
Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate

Thanks ya'll! After a long day- it was great to come home to the GOLD STAR!

You all make my life a little brighter!

Mar 01, 2010 12:48 PM #71
Amy McAllister
Amy McAllister Realty LLC - Hood River, OR
REALTOR Hood River, Oregon

Hi BethAnn, Very well said! I have learned a lot from being on Activerain.

Mar 01, 2010 12:56 PM #72
Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi BethAnn -- I couldn't agree more.  It has helped my business and I've made some good friends as well.

Mar 01, 2010 01:01 PM #73
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

BethAnn - Dido, these are my exact thoughts about Active Rain.

Mar 01, 2010 01:32 PM #74
David Dee
RMX REALTY - Alhambra, CA
Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang

From the desk of David Dee,

BethAnn, great points about AR. Business will come eventually as long as one is committed to making it work.

Mar 01, 2010 02:12 PM #75
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Many people don't realize that AR is very good for business.  Many don't get how blogging works to build business.  Or they get it- but want it to be "easy" and just throw up blogs without much thought or reason.  If it were easy - everyone would do it, but a well thought out blog is wonderful for business.

Mar 01, 2010 07:33 PM #76
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
I like your ruby slippers. That would make a nice promo piece/Farm Mailer, too.
Mar 01, 2010 08:06 PM #77
Pam Turner, REALTOR®, e-PRO®, SFR
Century 21 Belk Realtors Dalton GA - Dalton, GA

I love the educational factor as well - I'm a training junkie anyway, and a tech junkie - plus AR keeps my mind on real estate - I work at home quite a bit and it's easy to kind of float away sometimes.

Mar 01, 2010 11:02 PM #78
Steve Bush
Maxfield Real Estate - Moultonborough, NH
603.455.7428 - NH Lakes Region

Beth Ann,

I'm right there with you. It has become a constant in my life and i appreciate the professional directions I have been sent in because of AR.

Mar 01, 2010 11:59 PM #79

I like the educational aspect of Active Rain. I've been attending some Active Rain webinars  that have been really helpful.

Mar 02, 2010 04:03 AM #80
Mary Weaver
Weaver Real Estate - Ruidoso, NM
Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate


There is a great community of support and education here at AR. I look forward to learning each day, and building new relationships. Thanks for posting.

Mar 02, 2010 09:11 AM #81
Maribeth Reece

Nice post, Beth Ann.  I have found such great information here!  Love your logo!

Mar 03, 2010 03:31 PM #82
Noah Levy
Coldwell Banker - Highland Park, IL
Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL

Beth Ann

I agree active rain is a really great platform. A friend who has been blogging for over three years suggested that I check out AR ...so I started blogging on active rain in November - I decided to make active rain a part of my business plan for 2010. I have learned a lot from others, gotten more exposure on the internet and have had several buyers reach out to me for assistance in home buying - it's really awesome!!!

Mar 05, 2010 11:17 AM #83
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks to Praful Thakkar for sharing this tonight.

All good reason why us dedicated folks keep coming back every day.

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