We Did It!!! I can't THANK YOU enough! WHY was this so IMPORTANT to me?

Services for Real Estate Pros with Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector

We DID IT!!! I can't THANK YOU enough!!!

We Did It!

THANK YOU!!!!!   In JUST 64 days...

We made it to the NUMBER 1 Spot in the CITY and COUNTY!
Stats after 2 months
WHY was getting to the #1 spot in my city and county SO IMPORTANT to me???
I relocated to Grand Junction just recently, got a new business name, and was ABSOLUTELY INVISIBLE to the public. If you googled my business 2 months ago I was on PAGE 5! After just 1 month on ActiveRain, I CONSUMED the FIRST 2 PAGES!!!, Today...after JUST 2 months, Affordable Inspections ASAP CONSUMES the first 3 pages and is very PROMINANT on the rest of the pages!!!

Featured on Local Pages

WHY did I need my Internet Exposure to get to the top IMMEDIATELY???
Uggh! I moved at the time the PHONE BOOKS had just closed and gone to print. There was NO WAY to get my business into the Phone Books for this entire year. I was INVISIBLE to the public. :(

ALSO...I LOVE COMPETITION!!! Yes...I confess, I LOVE the points!
I Love climbing to the top! It's something I've strived for all my life. I always want to do things to the fullest. I always try to do my very best, and strive to be a leader. I found the best way to become a leader is to FOLLOW. Follow others that are successful! That's why I FOLLOW all of you!!! THANK YOU for leading the way! :)


THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH! To ALL of you that have helped me since I joined ActiveRain on Nov. 11th, 2011!

I worked really hard, and YOU helped me, by coaching, calling, emailing, commenting, suggesting, encouraging, and by being there for me! What a great bunch of folks!!!

And, Last but Not Least...I STARTED a GROUP!!!

 I'm so excited, Except it vanished from the Blog roll so fassssst hardly anyone saw it. But we did get 10 members so far! So if anyone wants to give me a little help with this, I need to find a way to get it seen!!!!! Stop by and take a look at our members bikes!

NEW GROUP! RIDERS of the RAIN! Motorcycle Group, JOIN NOW!

 Suggest...Suggest...Suggest...Suggest...You are getting sleepy now, when you wake you shall...Suggest: Riders of the Rain

Riders of the RAIN!

 I just want to say, THANK YOU!!!!! To my ActiveRain Family!


 Blog #7, Day #7 of the Challenge: 2012 BIG Jumpstart Back to Basics Blog Challenge

Day 7 - Blog #7; Second of 3 Personal - NON-Category Required Posts

"Suggested" Reading: LOL!

Aktiv Rane offurz Edjamacashun Webennarz tu Memburz!

Newbies! Listen Up! So much talent...so little time! Learn from the MASTERS!

Learning in the RAIN, C'mon' in! Get your feet wet!

Posting same CONTENT, posting same COMMENT = BORING!!!

Do to others as you would have them do to you!

I have 3 babies...How many do you have?  Cute Pics!!! Please post YOURS!

THANK YOU!!!!! Look what WE did in JUST 32 days... Goals were Reached! THANK YOU!

NEW GROUP! RIDERS of the RAIN! Motorcycle Group, JOIN NOW!

Suggest! Suggest! --BOOKMARKS-- Suggest! Suggest!

Your Home's VALUE, a matter of PERCEPTION. How do YOU see it? LOL! FUN! LOL!

I'm MOURNING THE LOSS of a VERY DEAR FRIEND I met ON THE INTERNET... Will You be NEXT??? Important Stuff!

It's a Cyber World! What IF...YOUR BUYERS bought their HOME...ONLINE??? Could Happen...Oh My!

Buyer's SPENDING SPREE! Bring em to a screeching halt! Before BLACK FRIDAY Must read for Buyers and NEW Realtors!

COMMENTS anyone????? Help! My blog's too young to die! CLICK "comment" NOW! Please? Featured!!!

What is that HORRIBLE SMELL? VACANT Home, or went on a VACATION? Phew! Uggh! Ewww!

The one that got away...from SOMEONE ELSE! My Contest Entry :)

Seller's Inspections - Move-In-Certified Home Inspection offered in Grand Junction by Affordable Inspections ASAP For Sellers...

Posted by

Cheryl Dickson
970-462-5100 Wichita Falls, TX

Staff - Wichita Falls Association  of Realtors

eMail: InspectASAP@aol.com

Retired Realtor-GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Comments (15)

Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Real Estate Advocate

Congrats, Cheryl.... keep up the great work!   Thanks for the bike riders information.... great idea!

Jan 15, 2012 05:54 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Cheryl, CONGRATULATIONS, you have done a great job with your blogging, and nice to see you on page ONE!

Jan 15, 2012 05:59 AM
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

This is awesome! All your persistence has paid off big time! 

Jan 15, 2012 06:03 AM
Vince Chinell
VICO Home Inspection - Branson, MO

Cheryl,  Great accomplishment!  You showed others it can be done and the benefits of what working hard in the Rain can do for a business.  I hope the newbies are watching so that they might learn from you.

Jan 15, 2012 06:06 AM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Thanks So Much Dan! It was alot of FUN!!!!!!!!! Hope you join our group Riders of the Rain!

Thank You Joan, It feels GREAT! It was fun reading everyone's Blogs.

Thank You Much Kristin! I've learned so much on ActiveRain!

Vince, Thank You! I appreciate ALL your help with Inspection Business and accepting my Invite to AR.

Jan 15, 2012 06:08 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

CONGRATS Cheryl.... now no slacking onward and upward my friend!

Jan 15, 2012 06:21 AM
Carlotta Remong
Berkshire Hathaway HS N.E. Prime Properties - Newport, RI

Cheryl congratulations that is quite an amazing accomplishment to make in just a couple of days over 2 months.  I hope the phone keeps ringing and brings you much success.

Jan 15, 2012 06:25 AM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

John, Thank YOU, once again, you helped me along. Much appreciation!

Carlotta, Thank you so much, I see you attended Rain Camp, I need to go too! Best Wishes!

Jan 15, 2012 07:04 AM
Ken Brandon
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC) - Jacksonville, NC
Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC

Congratulations. The fact that you are dominating Internet search results pages for several key words is great! I hope this continues to translate to your phone ringing. Continued success through 2012.

Jan 15, 2012 08:15 AM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Thanks Ken! I am 100% sure that the exposure from AR is the main thing making my phone ring so far. It is the only form of marketing I have done. I have several other PLANS for marketing my business, but was waiting till 2012 to begin putting them into place, because I was indecisive as to continuing in home inspection, or going back into real estate as a Realtor. My exposure on AR would benefit either decision, so I worked really hard on it.

Jan 15, 2012 08:58 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Cheryl - congratulations -- isn't this a nice way to land in a new city - well done.  I'm very impressed that you have invited 17 people who have joined Active Rain in two months of membership -- very nice.  

Jan 15, 2012 01:25 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
Congratulations, Cheryl! The most encouraging news is that your phone is ringing!! Tat is great. I'm not a bike rider but I have a rain friend that is! I will tell her about your new group!! :)) I have written a few biker posts though. If I write anymore, I will post them to your group! :))
Jan 15, 2012 02:56 PM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Thank so much Michael! They are all home inspectors! Now I just need to put a fire under them and help them become more involved so they too can get the google juice. So far only 3 of them have written a blog. The rest have cold feet! I'm trying to help, but they are not ready I guess.

Thank You Joni! You have been an inspiration to me ever since I started on AR. I'm looking forward to your posts! Join the group! We have several that are there just to hang out and share with us.

Jan 15, 2012 02:58 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dear Cheryl,

Love your enthusiasm!
I am glad you were so happy in the Challenge.
Everything you said was exactly my goal!

Have a happy day -

Feb 12, 2012 04:12 AM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Thank You Lynn! The challenges I did were by far the best part, and really pushed me to succeed! I'm kinda missing them, hope another one is posted soon! I'm not entering the "Presentation Challenge. " But sure am enjoying reading the entries! Some really great presentations out there!

Have a wonderful day!

Feb 12, 2012 08:05 AM