199,245... and inching toward 200,000 Members strong!

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Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607

 

 

 

Do you check the running count of ActiveRain members everyday when you log on to ActiveRain?  I DO!  Do you invite members on a regular basis?  Are you doing all you can to help build this amazing community?  I DO!

I send out invitations on a regular basis... and re-send them to those that do not respond.  I remind fellow agents each Monday in our meeting that AR is the best way to reach prospects, clients, boost your google ranking, make connections with other agents, get referrals, learn about "anything that relates to real estate", and so much more!  I offer tutoring  to other agents and newbies when I am on floor-time to help them learn about AR, get their blogs set up, get them blogging!!

I think ActiveRain is an incredible community, and opportunity for us to enhance our businesses and ourselves!  Do your part and invite others to join ActiveRain and lets get to 200,000 members strong!

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Rainmaker
479,439
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

Hi Kathy. I noticed this count as well. I love Active Rain!

 

Hi William. I hope they have a contest. That would be great LOL

Jan 13, 2011 07:25 AM #16
Ambassador
1,155,745
Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

I think we'll get to 200K in a couple of weeks.  It's still a relatively slow period.  Most agents are just ramping up their business activities.  One of our agents is doing a blogging class today so hopefully there will be a few more sign-ups from that.

Jan 13, 2011 07:41 AM #17
Rainer
161,856
Jim Poole
Tampa, FL
Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans

I sent out some more AR invites today; it won't take long to hit the 200,000 mark!

Jan 13, 2011 07:41 AM #18
Rainmaker
1,903,437
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I've invited several new members this week and told them each time you might be #200,000 and win an AR long sleeve T-shirts !!!!*L*

Jan 13, 2011 07:42 AM #19
Rainmaker
1,883,623
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

I've been thinking about that 200,000 mark, too. Thinking we should turn it over to Michael Thornton to predict when that milestone will be reached.

Jan 13, 2011 07:46 AM #20
Rainer
137,014
Brent & Deb Wells
LivingWell Properties - Prosper, TX
Prosper TX

Kathy,

It still amazes me, just the sheer volume alone is crazy...

-Brent

Jan 13, 2011 07:49 AM #21
Rainmaker
627,849
John Marshall - FORE!
LoKation Real Estate - Cherry Hills Village, CO
Specializing in Golf Course Properties

Kathy, I have been following for e few months, I actually tried to start a contest to guess the exact date and time of the 200,000 member joining but  got little response, I believe I selected January 15th at 10AM MST, so I obviously missed it by a litte bit

Jan 13, 2011 08:55 AM #22
Rainmaker
564,409
Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Kathy -- I don't monitor this that much, even though it's right in front of my eyeballs everyday! :)  That said, what I would really like to see is a more comprehensive analysis of information about the platform to really give a good sense of many different things.  Most of the data is probably already there. There is a subfield in information technology called data mining and it's amazing what one can learn by mining the right data.  For example: it would be easy enough to track with member participation on which types of posts get the most hits, greatest conversion of clients, or even closed sales, among other things.  How many of these almost 200K blog how often? (Is it a bell curve or really lopsided or ?), etc. Tracking this kind of internal data and correlating it to google seo, etc. would be interesting.  The questions posed are limitless and could greatly increase the value of the platform and it's not that hard to do.  I know, I used to write software for a living.

Jan 13, 2011 09:53 AM #23
Rainmaker
367,614
Mike Russell
Mike Russell & Associates - Overland Park, KS
Overland Park Kansas Real Estate

I smell a contest coming on. We need a name the date and time of the 200,000 member?

Jan 13, 2011 10:51 AM #24
Rainer
80,873
Brandon DeVere
Force Realty - Las Vegas, NV

I just recently started inviting people to join the community. So far it is going kinda slow. I am sitting around a 2% conversion rate ha ha. Once people get a better idea of what this is about they will hopefully stop resisting.

Jan 13, 2011 12:49 PM #25
Rainer
90,759
Maya Swamy
Funds Available - Long Beach, CA
Ph.D. Long Beach, CA - fundsavailable.com

Just wondering how many rainmakers are really activee. I seem to see pretty much the same posters from week to week. Perhaps many who are out there are more comfortable reading than writing? Of course now that membership is paid for it would give better numbers for comparing sign-ups and drop outs.

Jan 13, 2011 01:06 PM #26
Rainer
94,133
Vince McEveety
Gilleran Griffin Realty - Sherman Oaks, CA

great post with a lot of smiles

thanks for sharing this

Jan 13, 2011 01:43 PM #27
Rainmaker
1,383,359
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Hey Kathy, have you written a blog post on how to do the handwriting widget above? That's neat!

Jan 13, 2011 02:09 PM #28
Rainmaker
344,094
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Kathy, excellent post! I glance up at the count once in a while and I wonder if the 200,000th member will win a trip to Idaho or something...

Jan 13, 2011 02:54 PM #29
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1,281,927
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Kathy - I do look at the number of members each time I log on to AR.  When I started here, there were only 14,000 others!  Hard to imagine, huh?

Jan 13, 2011 03:46 PM #30
Rainer
57,664
Jose Dias
Home Sellers Help in Scottsdale-Phoenix-Peoria-Glendale - Scottsdale, AZ
Sell Your Home in Scottsdale-Phoenix-Peoria-Glendale-Goodyear

I also mention ActiveRain to a lot of people... I wonder if I can claim responsibility for maybe 3 or 4 of those 200,000 members... :O)

PS: I mention it because I believe it is a great community!

Jan 13, 2011 04:03 PM #31
Ambassador
916,201
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Thank you again for all your comments... I have had several requests asking about my signature.

You can create your own signature for free on mylivesignature.com, and make it "live" for a one-time fee of about $20. 

Keep on singing in the RAIN!

 

Jan 13, 2011 04:32 PM #32
Rainmaker
295,483
Terkel Sørensen
Real Estate Places - Temecula, CA
Realtor, 951.805.0773 , Bank owned and Short Sales

I've seen it, slowly getting there. 

Jan 13, 2011 04:58 PM #33
Ambassador
754,744
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

200,000 MEMBERS IN THE RAIN; Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lenderKathy,

And here we are!  Congrats to AR!

Mike in Tucson

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