ActiveRain and Your 'Find-A-Bility' Factor

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty West Sound WA State 52404

Yesterday was yet another example of why my time spent participating on ActiveRain is a worthwhile investment....

I received a phone call from a woman currently residing out in the Chicago Illinois area. Her husband was active-duty military. They had been stationed here in Kitsap County a few years back where they had purchased a home, and converted it to a rental property when they were transferred to Chicago.

She found me initially through my ActiveRain blog, followed my comment streams, and eventually ended up at my local WordPress real estate blog and website.

She asked me to do a marketing analysis on her home here and provide her with some options regarding whether she should sell the home, or hold onto it for a few more years until home valuations hopefully improve.

Consistently contributing good, quality, local-oriented content to your ActiveRain blog will result in connections just like this one - opportunities to serve people and grow your business!

Actively participating here on the ActiveRain Network is an excellent way to improve your 'Find-A-Bility' Factor - the chances for potential clients to find you and the services your provide through their online organic searches. ActiveRain provides some of the most powerful Google juice around and enables your blog articles to rank quickly with the search engines.

So Get Busy Blogging!....


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Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional with Keller Williams West Sound, providing knowledgeable empowerment and relentless representation for his clients of residential properties and vacant land throughout all of Kitsap County WA and portions of Pierce, Mason, and Jefferson Counties. You can also find him at, SoundBiteBlog, and Crabbing in the Hood, or e-mail:

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Rich Jacobson is a REALTOR® and licensed Broker with Fathom Realty. He's a Crab Hunter, Clam Digger, and Oyster Shucker, skilffuly vanquishing anything in a shell! He is the Social Media Evangelist for Life on the Kitsap Peninsula & The Western Puget Sound in scenic WA State.

Comments (24)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Rich- now this is the classic "why you should blog" post!  At least you know that your blogging and providing good content has definitely given you the "findability" quotient.  (suggested)

(Rock Chalk!)

Apr 04, 2012 07:14 AM
Stacia Whatley
Hawkins-Poe Inc. - Gig Harbor, WA
StaciaSellsHomes Your Western WA Realtor®

Great job Rich! It's always good to be found! :)

Apr 04, 2012 07:40 AM
Kevin A. Guttman-Author, ReverseMortgageSpecialist
NMLS #384936 - Colorado Springs, CO


Love it!

Thanks for posting and congratulations!

Apr 04, 2012 07:51 AM
Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker

Richard:  No kidding!....I've been MIA for a while trying to get our new office up and running.....

Apr 04, 2012 08:03 AM
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
The great goal of beng found! We've got to stay on top of leading them to us and the rewards will be there.
Apr 04, 2012 11:08 AM
Caprice Couselle Realtor Morristown Homes For Sale
Keller Williams Realty - Morristown, NJ
First Time Home Buyers,Relocation,Horse Farms

Richard, It always amazes me. I have been on Active Rain for such a short period of time. And I have had past clients and new clients find me here. One client always emails me from Active Rain . She must have a little bed here somewhere. Caprice

Apr 04, 2012 12:08 PM
Fred Carver Real Estate Consulant
Retired BC Realtor - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Rich....People follow us, then contact when they are ready. We never really know where and who responds from our posts and comments, I do know People follow us because they like what we write about in our Blogs.

I get Business's, Artist, Home Sellers, Home Buyers  and just yesterday a New Medical Office complex asked  if I'll write about their complex...It's all Good writing and posting in the Rain!

My Mortgage Broker Bought me Lunch yesterday because she says even her co-works ask how she gets such good SEO, (she's on my AR Blog and web site). She also say she gets new business, from my Posts about her.

Apr 04, 2012 01:41 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Great success story Rich. Thanks for leading by example!

Apr 04, 2012 05:37 PM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Hope the new office is up and running for you, Mr. Rich.

I would say your "Find-A-Bility" is in pretty good shape.  A big "manly" hug from Charlotte, NC!

Apr 05, 2012 01:15 AM
Colleen McIntyre
Robinson Twp, PA

I continue to learn more and more from ActiveRain.  I've long been a "reader" but am now just beginning to venture in to the world of being a participant.  Over the past few weeks, I've been working on getting a strong presence online.  Getting it set up was not the hard part - it's now keeping it up!!  Those of you who do it on a regular basis - "hat's off"!

Apr 05, 2012 06:15 AM
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Rich,

Congrats on breaking the 500000 mark!

Quite an accomplishment...


Apr 17, 2012 10:00 PM
Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker

Thanks, Phil....very kind of you to notice!....Have a great day in real estate!

Apr 18, 2012 01:05 AM
Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team

Very catchy title - thank you for sharing your success.  I too continue to learn more and more right here at AR.  I have never logged on and not learned or felt inspired by something I read right here on AR.  Love it!

Apr 22, 2012 12:53 AM
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate


It is always good for us to read or hear examples of how important it is to maintain a serious blogging presence.

May 01, 2012 02:07 AM
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

SEO is what it is all about.

Aug 22, 2012 01:13 AM
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers,

Great story, thank you for reminding us of the value on consistancy in building recognition.


Nov 17, 2012 12:05 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Such a great success story.. Thanks for sharing it with us..

Dec 03, 2012 10:38 AM
Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500

Always good to read about what works.  Sometimes the comments do get into the strangest google searches, but I like seeing my name on the internet.

Sep 16, 2013 07:12 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Rich, I feel as though getting clients through AR is just an added bonus. I really enjoy how much I learn from other agents.

Apr 05, 2014 10:19 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Rich - great examle of how we can be found by prospects on Active Rain.

Sep 01, 2015 10:09 AM