Working on Active Rain Pays Off.

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Farmers Insurance

Two weeks ago I received a call from an HR manager for a defense contracting company headquartered in Virginia.  Her company had just been awarded a contract on Fort Sill, which is a huge military base located here in Lawton, OK.  

She was looking for group and individual employee benefits packages for all of her new employees, and needed a local agent to go and sit down with her workers and get them on a plan.  I told her I'd be happy to help her and asked her how she found me.   She said, "I did a Google search for medical insurance and Lawton, OK and you were the top search result.   I followed the link and looked at your Active Rain profile." 

Proving that AR activity pays off.    Yesterday I had the pleasure of calling the guy who referred me to look into AR and thanking him for giving me one of my most important business tools. 

Comments (25)

Daniel Sundberg
Crystal Springs Real Estate - Kentwood, MI
Its amazing who finds you on AR.  I had the same thing happen with my Short Sale series.
Sep 20, 2007 08:23 AM
Linda Reynolds
Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds - Bradenton, FL
Bradenton Real Estate
This is great!! Let's hope this is the first of many people to become customers for you.
Sep 20, 2007 12:13 PM
Sherri Elliott
INTEGRITY TEAM - eXp Realty, LLC - Flower Mound, TX
GREAT to hear. I am hoping I can build a nice referral base of people in the business who can refer me clients when they move to TEXAS, and I can refer out. Keep Posting!
Sep 20, 2007 12:39 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
indeed it does - for us too!
Sep 20, 2007 01:32 PM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hello Seth,
Congratulations and I agree it pays in many ways.  Education being one of the most important to me.

 

Sep 21, 2007 12:36 AM
Seth Callen
Farmers Insurance - Lawton, OK
Hey, for all of those that have responded with comments, thank you.   Again, knowing that piece of business came directly from AR efforts justifies my whole marketing strategy. 
Sep 21, 2007 02:03 AM
Shannon Lefevre
John R. Wood Properties - Naples, FL
Shannon Lefevre, PA Your Naples Smart Girl
Seth,  Congratulations on your success!  That's so AWESOME!
Sep 24, 2007 06:30 AM
Nancy Morrish
Stage Tucson! Professional Home Staging - Tucson, AZ
Stage Tucson!
...way to go.......I'm looking forward to the day that I can say that Active Rain has brought me plenty of business.  Partly, I also feel that if we are all active in networking and doing whatever we can to bring business......our enthusiasm with reward us.
Sep 24, 2007 08:10 AM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
Seth - It's the best feeling isn't it! I ahve gotten two listings from my blog so far - not bad. In regards to Squidoo. I would do a little work with it. Squidoo does have a lot of google juice and with some time and effort you can easily get to page one or two with it. I would give it another shot.
Sep 27, 2007 06:27 AM
Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing
wow, that's awesome.  Clearly Active Rain pays off and it also makes sense to have a clearly defined profile and niche.  Congratulations!
Sep 27, 2007 06:36 AM
Seth Callen
Farmers Insurance - Lawton, OK
Shannon, Nancy, Bill and Kate; thanks for your comments. 
Sep 27, 2007 07:28 AM
Tracy Santrock
Santrock Realty Group Inc. , - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Broker
Way to go Seth!!  Working your blog here at the Rain really helps and will also help your business! Keep up the good work.
Oct 15, 2007 08:35 AM
Ann Heitland
Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales
Absolutely! Keep on blogging!
Oct 29, 2007 03:49 AM
Seth Callen
Farmers Insurance - Lawton, OK
Tracy and Ann, thank you for your comments.   I feel like I'm barely scratching the surface. 
Oct 29, 2007 03:59 AM
Jill Wente
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene - Spring, TX
Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
Congratulations, Seth. I have been on AR blogging for 5 weeks now and no sunshine yet just rain. But with all of the success stories that I have heard I just keep at it.
Oct 29, 2007 05:35 AM
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
Seth-This is so wonderful.  I love reading these success stories.  I keep praying for my first contact from Active Rain.  I hope for you to have many more like this.  Thank you for your inspiration and sharing this great news. 
Nov 03, 2007 05:04 PM
Krista Fuchs
Prudential Fox & Roach - Exton, PA
Chester County Realtor - (484) 459-8025 - Home Buying and Selling
Wow, that's an awesome story, congratulations!
Nov 15, 2007 04:02 AM
Rey Gallegos
Supreme Lending (NMLS ID #2129) - Las Vegas, NV
FHA, VA, Home Loans Las Vegas, NV
You are correct this community has tremendous value in it will get you ranked very high on Google.  Congratulations on the success story I hope there's many more to come.
Nov 15, 2007 04:17 AM
Seth Callen
Farmers Insurance - Lawton, OK
Jill, Julie, Krista and Rey..............thank you very much for your comments.
Nov 16, 2007 02:31 AM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Big time congratulations on that and it proves that if you are on top of things here on Active Rain, it will pay off!

Congratulations,

Todd

Nov 27, 2007 04:27 PM