In the hour on Active Rain EARLY this Morn, what did this Real Estate Agent LEARN?

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In the hour on Active Rain EARLY this Morn, what did this Real Estate Agent LEARN?

I can see my times on my home page so lately I have become curious about my TIME return on investment for Active Rain.

I started at 6:51 and will easily have this post wrapped up in way under twenty minutes.

My one reblog a day and ten comments a day are already zapped out on my iPad.

Well, I learned that...

Meetingburner is a cool tool that is Free for online meetings.

I also learned that there are other agents who streamline their showing time once a home disqualifies itself ...I reblogged Brian Block.

I noticed Gita Bantwal wants to learn Skype in 2012 so I may call her and get her to practice Skype and Meetingburner with me to make it fun.

I took a photo trip to Phoenix and Colonial Williamsburg and virtually chatted with agents there.

I gave thought to Tammy's post about CALL rather than email to eventually get the client aboard.

I saw the Krushkas Market Reports and have reminded myself to strive for their perfect ten this coming year.

And that is just off the top of my head. Time well invested before the work day begins!  

P.S. Four minutes to go and all under an hour. Guess I'll brew some Folgers before 8 AM.

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Rainmaker
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Kristi DeFazio
RE/MAX Advantage - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Rea lEstate 719-459-5468

You make me feel bad! I didn't get up today until 8:00 am! Kids are out of school and we have been staying up way too late. Sometimes my AR power hour is at midnight though!

Dec 19, 2011 06:58 AM #44
Rainmaker
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Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt

Cheryl, looks like you have a AR System in place!  I learn so much everyday! Merry Christmas

Dec 19, 2011 07:36 AM #45
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Maggie Finegan
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Chicago, IL

Wow, this is an active post and I am glad you got featured!  I like early morning as I can get a lot done and it appears that the early birds and the late night with AR, features a lot of good information.  It all is good .. but Morning is perfect for me and why am I posting now?  Out of town ... but can't miss a step as so much to learn and gain from AR

Dec 19, 2011 07:54 AM #46
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Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

The more you do it, the easier it get's I believe.  And, if it becomes habit to you, super easy!

Dec 19, 2011 08:27 AM #47
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Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Can't believe you did all that without coffee, lol :)!  You can learn a lot here and early too!  

Dec 19, 2011 08:41 AM #48
Rainmaker
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Jon Zolsky
FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408 - Ponce Inlet, FL
your Daytona Condo Agent

Cheryl,

I also marked Meetingburner. Want to go and check it.

Looks like you get more out of your hour, or your hour is just longer (LOL)

Dec 19, 2011 10:28 AM #49
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Well now that sounds like a productive hour.  Good for you.

Dec 19, 2011 10:42 AM #50
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Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986.
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HI Cheryl,

We get to AR bright and early, and then revisit in the afternoon, and even in a very short time there is so much happening that we still mis way to much great info and summary for us to help us, thanks.

Dec 19, 2011 10:45 AM #51
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Cheryl, now that's getting things done! Congrats on the feature and I now know that I don't need to be online all day :)

Dec 19, 2011 11:10 AM #52
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Cheryl- I've got to work on my time spent on my posts!  And as someone else questioned.. how did you do all this before your coffee?  I love this post because points and SEO aside, look at what you can learn in just a few minutes reading the posts. 

Dec 19, 2011 11:41 AM #53
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Linda Holloway
Keller Williams Realty Tampa Central - Tampa, FL
REALTOR®, Your Next Home in Tampa Bay Starts Here!

Hi Cheryl!  Thank you for sharing your plan for your "Active Rain hour" with us.  I'm new here and have been attempting to figure out the best plan for me.  I hope you don't mind if I "borrow" yours.  There are days I'm not sure I will make it in an hour.. but it's a goal to work towards!

Dec 19, 2011 11:51 AM #54
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The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville - Lansdale, PA

Hi Cheryl,

I find it hard to read 10 posts and give 10 meaningful comments in one hour, much less reblog and write an original blog complete with pictures.  That is impressive.

Lisa

Dec 19, 2011 12:04 PM #55
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
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Cheryl - It sounds like it was a productive day here in the Rain for you.

Dec 19, 2011 01:35 PM #57
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Christine, I think the tech tools and educational tips alone are a good time investment on AR.

Erica, thanks for the collage compliment. Picnik is a blast.

Lisa, I guess my big mouth has some benefits.

Linda, I make it in to a fun game. Time is the challenge.

Kathy, it took a while before I realized  how value action packed the AR comment platform is for points.

Eric, I like early and late but early gets the interaction.

Phantastic comment as always!

Debbie, rock EM sock EM when you can pull it off.

Jon, my hour doubled when it got unexpectedly featured. That's what I get for bragging about my hour.

Dec 19, 2011 02:18 PM #58
Rainmaker
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Michael, my golden gets to share my Frap.

Brenda, I should have started a K Cup.

Kristin, it becomes a system.

Jo, Jingle Bells!

Kristi, whatever works is swell!

Joy, what a great name!

Maggie, even on the run you are getting the job done.

Chris, going to try it with Gita mid week.

Carla, learn to earn is great mantra!

Boy, I hope I got everyone!

Dec 19, 2011 02:25 PM #59
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Luis Iniguez
Option One Real Estate - Fontana, CA
Search Inland Empire Homes For Sale - Short Sale Agent

Great post.  I also find myself checking in on AR in the morning and then a couple of times during the day. 

Dec 19, 2011 02:40 PM #60
Rainmaker
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I tend to lay low during the day but burn the after Midnight oil quite a bit.

Dec 19, 2011 02:46 PM #61
Rainmaker
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HGNL Digital Marketing Agency
Detroit, MI
We are a full service real estate marketing agency

Hi Cheryl,
ActiveRain is a wonderful pool of Real Estate resource.
It's amazing what can be learned by simply sending a few minutes to read fellow Rainer’s blogs and comments.
Have a wonderful week!

Dec 19, 2011 03:27 PM #62
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Lisa Wetzel
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Carson City, NV
CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com

Cheryl ... great Blog!  I agree ... It may seem like wasted time but we learn so much and gain so many wonderful tips!  My activerain time is precious!

Dec 19, 2011 03:43 PM #63
Rainmaker
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Wandanna, yes, big payoff for the sixty!

Lisa, valuable not wasted time or me, too.

Dec 19, 2011 04:19 PM #64
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