Did You Get The Memo?

Managing Real Estate Broker with Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS

WOW, it's been a long time since I logged into my ActiveRain account.  I am one of the privileged that was grandfathered in for a rainmaker account.  

Did You Get The Memo?

So it really wasn't a memo but an announcement by Bob Stewart that ActiveRain ?  It's important to post as soon as possible if you do not add a new public blog post in the previous 90 days you will lose your grandfathered Rain Maker Accout.

"Grandfathered Rainmakers who have contributed one blog post in the previous 90 days will keep their grandfathered Rainmaker account. Grandfathered Rainmaker members who have NOT contributed one public blog post in the previous 90 days, will lose their grandfathered Rain Maker account."  Read the full post

Although I haven't posted in sometime I did receive a lead a few weeks ago and it got me thinking.  I need to post and utilize this source to generate additional business and make more contacts. 

If you have a rainmaker account and haven't posted in some time, you may want to take a few minutes and post something.  Not sure what to post?

  • Your Listings
  • Area Information
  • Something fun you took part in in your local area
  • Events
  • A little training tip
  • Your real estate successes

Bob's post got me moving and if you blog consistently more than likely it will get someone moving in or out of your area and hopefully a commission check in hand! 

These days not much is FREE if you are fortunate enough to have a rainmaker account, be smart and use it! Thanks Bob, I know when I have a good thing, I just needed a reminder.

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Theresa Geyer of Coastal Results Realty specializes  in representing Daytona Beach buyers in the sale and purchase of single-family residences in gated developments, golf course communities, condominiums, waterfront luxury homes and income properties. 

Short Sales-I have assisted many sellers in a successful selling of a short sale and have taken additional training to better serve the community.

BPO and REO Services- Systems and teamwork is the key our success in BPO services and REO services.  Both services require efficiency and organization as well as understanding profit and loss and value in the local real estate market.

Theresa Geyer is a Certified Residential Specialist or CRS, The Graduate REALTOR® Institute or GRI, ShortSale Foreclosure Resource or SFR Certified. Contact Theresa Geyer @ 386-385-8289.

Comments (60)

J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY

Great ideas for those wondering what to blog about. I am a big mouth so I seldom lack ideas to , um, share. 

Jun 05, 2010 01:41 AM
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

It certainly is a great way to push you to blog regularly--which will only benefit you anyway.

Jun 05, 2010 02:24 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Theresa, I'm sure there are a lot of members who just signed up with a profile and forgot about it. Hopefully, this will stimulate a lot of members like yourself to blog. Thanks.

Jun 05, 2010 02:39 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Theresa,  I'm always amazed ( not really ! ) why so many sign up for AR and then go missing !

Jun 05, 2010 02:58 AM
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

Theresa ~ with a busy schedule, it is so easy to put blogging on the back burner! But I do believe blogging here on ActiveRain is a great way to ensure continued real estate success! Thanks for your tips on things to blog about.

Jun 05, 2010 03:13 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

for those who missed it, here it is.  It was a FEATURED post, that was reblogged no fewer than 9 times.

I, too, think it's a great idea to ocassionally purge AR of the deadwood, and think that 90 days is just about right.

Jun 05, 2010 03:26 AM
Lorraine or Loretta Kratz
Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions. - San Marcos, CA
Certified Negotiation Consultants

Great Reminder and definitely a call out to those that have joined and do not utilized the membership.

Jun 05, 2010 04:21 AM
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

This is a great rreminder that we should continue to be blogging on a consistent basis.

Jun 05, 2010 04:47 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Effective blog posts written on local subjects needing to be aired, broadcast with helpful links, video embeds, colorful concise copy never go out of style and the search engines, real estate buyers, sellers eat them up. Feed the 90% of folks that go on line for any goods, service.

Jun 05, 2010 05:26 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I think this is more than fair. I'm grandfathered, and appreciate it so much. I'm also very "active" so I don't think I COULD go 90 days without a public blog.

Jun 05, 2010 05:38 AM
Jody Keating
Jody Keating Connective Realty,LLC, Bryan/College Station,TX - Bryan, TX
Broker/MM/Realtor, Bryan / College Station, TX

I'm not grandfathered in (too young for that!) but I am grateful for those that are. Many of these ole grandfathers and mothers are my mentors, well the active ones at least! So paying my dues to be a part of the community is worth it!


Jun 05, 2010 05:43 AM
Ron Wickes
Keller Williams - Broker Associate - Conroe, TX

Thanks for the reminder!!

Jun 05, 2010 05:53 AM
Theresa Geyer
Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS - Ormond Beach, FL

Thank you for the gold star, it's my first.  I am out showing property today so I'll leave a quick comment.  What a nice, warm reception.  Many great ideas and thoughts that I will take into consideration.  I have officially started a blogging schedule so you should see more posts from me. 

I edited the post, when you think about it a members only blog is almost as bad as deleting an account for the purpose of marketing and selling real estate. 

Jonathan-I edited the post to reflect accurate information!  You guys really show how much you appreciate the membership. 

For the person who emailed me, I appreciate it and I am glad that I quoted Bob Stewart and Jonathan showed up to prevent confusion!

Back to showing houses!


Jun 05, 2010 08:29 AM
Diana Bakker Fahmie
Express Florida Realty, Inc. - Hollywood, FL
Dade, Broward, & Beaches

Wow, great to know - thanks for sharing. I was one of the ones who missed the announcement. . .

Jun 05, 2010 11:08 AM
Caroline Wright
The Wright Solution - Hopewell, NJ

Thanks Theresa.  I would have completely missed the memo....Hopefully it wouldn't have been an issue anyway, but its always good to know about changes in the rules

Jun 05, 2010 11:09 AM
Vanessa Calhoun
PalmerHouse Properties & Associates, LLC - Atlanta, GA
Your Greater Atlanta Marketing Guru!!

I'm grandfathered in as well. However, I would have gladly paid a monthly fee because the resources that I've found on AR are immeasurable!!!

Jun 05, 2010 12:14 PM
Lesley Wagstaff
Re/Max Results Realty in Vancouver, BC - Coquitlam, BC
For Real Estate and Mortgages

I fortunately had just started making an effort to start bloging again and found out about the memo at Rain Camp. I am finding if I can make it part of my routine I can get it done, but I do find that I spend a lot of time thinking about what to post.  Thanks for the ideas.

Jun 05, 2010 01:34 PM
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

I didn't get the announcement, must have missed it.I have no problem with people who have blogs here, and chose to move on to not be grandfathered in anymore.

They can always come back and reactivate or just do members only.


Jun 05, 2010 03:17 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I pay and stay so FREE is a nice place to be! Have you been to a Rain Camp before?

Jun 05, 2010 04:16 PM
Charlottesville Choice Homes
Keller Williams Realty - Charlottesville, VA

Glad you made it in and are using AR again.  Welcome back.

Jun 06, 2010 10:48 AM

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