Focus On Giving - 300k Points & The Returns Will Come - Just Like Magic!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate

Not too long ago,Bob Timm sent me a personal email that said, "Congrats on your 300,000 points."  I thought "hmmm" - so I logged onto Active Rain and sure enough, I had a little over 300k points! Then I remembered way back when, someone on Active Rain said, "300k points is the magic number for blogging."

I enjoy blogging and don't pay much attention to points.  But when Bob mentioned it, I started thinking...and you know what?  Things seemed a little different after 300k points!

Here's what's changed -

  • I've been busy!  Just this week - two calls both started with, "I liked what you wrote about on your blog..."  I just came home today from signing both those clients up for property management.
  • A month ago, an email, "I read something on your blog about...." - right now, we are waiting on a response to an offer from that call.
  • Today, I received another phone call ... about something I wrote on my blog!

Is 300k the magic number?  Maybe. 

Way back when I had the freebie Rainmaker blog.  Then after a long while - I kept reading about how the outside blog will really boost your rankings.  So I signed up.  I did get several clients not too long after.  But then, I decided to put my money elsewhere and canceled.

A few months ago, I decided to sign up for the outside blog again.  And my phone has been ringing off the hook since.

Magic?!  Maybe - sure does seem like it!  But it's more of a combination of a few things:

#1 Blogging consistently, making comments, interacting and writing about a variety of things.

#2 An outside blog.  Sign up for one - you can cancel it at any time - but give it a try!  First of all, it helps the Active Rain community and it's worth seeing if it will work for your business! 

#3 Calling people you interact with on Active Rain!  Seriously - it's a great way to get to know someone who may just refer someone to you!

#4 Not giving up on blogging just because you haven't gotten any business.

Focus on giving, 300,000 points and the returns will come - just like magic!

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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Blogging is definitely a central part of marketing today. Anyone who isn't blogging is missing out without even knowing it.

May 20, 2011 11:37 AM #1
Lance Owens (RS)
LUVA Real Estate - Kailua-Kona, HI
Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!

Congratulations - I am half way there (146,000) and definitely know the difference, I actually quit print advertising years ago and use ActiveRain almost exclusively - actually Facebook is registering more hits than activerain on my website - but they are the best! ActiveRain I'm talking about. 

May 20, 2011 11:38 AM #2
Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc.
pha logistix inc - San Francisco, CA

Congratulations, Gabrielle, on such an important milestone!  For those of us creeping up our leaderboards, hearing about other's success, keeps us blogging on!

May 20, 2011 11:41 AM #3
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Congratulations.  I always enjoy your posts, too.  I am working my way back up....over 150K and 15th in the state.  But, I have a long way to go.

Thankfully, most of my (great) business comes from referrals from past clients.  But, I am always looking for new business.

May 20, 2011 11:55 AM #4
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

GOOD EVENING GABRIELLE! Thanks so much for the mention and the link. I know I will never catch up to you but I hope I can stay close.

May 20, 2011 12:28 PM #5
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Hi Gab...congratulations on your reaching 300k points.....I enjoy reading all of your posts....and I do read them, even when I don't're a class act.

May 20, 2011 02:12 PM #6
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Gabrielle - I like your magic wand, and your consistent activity. On my daily list. You're right about calling people.

May 20, 2011 02:53 PM #7
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


Congratulations on reaching 300K. I've been with you most of the way. Love that your new PM company is going gangbusters.


May 20, 2011 03:25 PM #8
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Sure is a good recommendation for an Outside blog Gabrielle.

May 21, 2011 03:53 AM #9
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Congraulations on achieving the 300,000 point milestone.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 21, 2011 02:13 PM #10
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