Why Are We Standing in the Rain?

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Real Estate Agent with Lake and Lodge Realty LLC

My morning ritual begins about 4am with a good dose of Active Rain posts with toast and coffee. This morning's post by Justin Bowers caught me totally off guard. His post "I cannot understand why real estate professionals waste their bloggin on AR. Please help and explain." Justin questioned why we spent so much time in the rain. He went on to let us know about the benefits of posting a blog on our own site but could not understand why we would keep blogging here.

I guess the biggest reason I post here and read here is the other 185K people that do. While I can post away on my own site and make Google all googly, I would be benefiting no one but myself. Here, I can help others while I learn. I can't begin to tell you how much info I have took from the Rain so why wouldn't I want to share what I know with my Active Rain family? If your primary motive is strictly getting leads, the Rain may not be the place for you, but if you are like most of us you will find a treasure trove of info....NEW info everyday. What scares me is if I learn so much in an hour every morning, what have I missed the other 23 hours? When I first started I thought re-bloggers were just too lazy to write their own posts. Now I thank each and every one of them cause I miss some great posts first time through. I would expect sometime in the future we will see a book about the Best of AR but until then I will be tuned in every morning for my daily juice. Thanks Actvie Rain and all it's posters. Best of luck in all you do.

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As always if you think the Big Rapids area is a place you would like to live give us a call (231) 796-5253 or check out either link below and we will help you find a house so the Big Rapids area can be your home too. Thanks for reading. 

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Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty
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Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Rainmaker
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Matt Grohe
RE/MAX Concepts - Des Moines, IA
Serving the metro since 2003

Randy: The uninitiated will never be converts. Preaching to the choir here. Cheers,

Jul 27, 2010 04:59 PM #1
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Akil Walker
TriStar Realty - Bowie, MD

Randy,

 

Great post. When i started as well I looked at it more as a lead generation, but now i enjoy the sharing of information and learning from others as stated to so wisely. 

Jul 28, 2010 11:45 AM #2
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Justin Bowers
SeattleSavvy.com - Seattle, WA

now please, don't misunderstand me and take this the wrong way. i love to debate.ah yes, but Randy, you end with, "As always if you think the Big Rapids area is a place you would like to live give us a call (231) 796-5253 or check out either link below and we will help you find a house so the Big Rapids area can be your home too. Thanks for reading."

?  now i'm just pokin fun, but isn't this a perfect examply of why you use this site?  to make the plug?

 

Aug 03, 2010 04:44 PM #3
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Justin Bowers
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and what's up with this "juice" word.  that AR lingo?  it's cute.

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Randy - thanks for commenting on my blog. Over the years, I've learned a lot and made great connections in the Rain.

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