After 5+ years of being a member on ActiveRain Real Estate Network I’ve learned that ActiveRain is a place to mingle, connect and make friends with other Real Estate Industry Professionals. We connect with other Real Estate Industry Professionals on a personal level by reading their posts, commenting and creating a pleasant conversation.
Why do we do we focus on connecting with other Real Estate Industry Leaders here on ActiveRain? ActiveRain is by far the largest real estate network referral source for all of us. It has by far been one of the greatest marketing tools for our businesses and is by far the ‘all in one place’ for information on all things real estate.
“REAL ESTATE IS EVERYTHING AROUND US”
So, when you go against the ‘grain’ of what may be the best marketing tool you have—you may as well say that the following points are How NOT to connect with other ActiveRain members :
Steal pictures, articles, videos and insert them into your post (PLAGIARISM) and pretend that it doesn’t matter that they are not YOURS. You make the excuse that you are flattering the person who actually got off their behinds to go take their own pictures and took the time to create every word they wrote. You get defensive and wonder why that person even thought to call you and remind you that you are STEALING. You continue on to say you are borrowing….. GAG.
You force your opinion on others and claim you are the expert on how to write a blog and continue on to comment on every member’s post and tell them how they should/should not write. You believe that your criticism pertains to the post that was written and don’t even care how you offend the writer or affect other people. Little do you know, is that it reflects right back on you and it only shows that you like to criticize others in public. What professional does that? ARGH.
Nag, whine and cry. Now, why would I even think to consider referring any of my clients to you when you say nothing about what you will do for your client, nag about other agents and everyone in the business, have nothing nice to say, whine about points and features and cry when you don’t get the listing because you didn’t follow up with the potential seller. There are reasons members of ActiveRain will refer you to their clients. This isn’t one of them. DUH.
Register, No Interaction and Spam So, you have your profile up. It consists of a picture, address, phone number, fax number, website and email address. Yeah, you are searched on Google but when they click on it there is ….Zilch. You Spam all the members in their comment section, email us saying we should refer our clients to you and then get offended when we ask you to please stop spamming us because we don’t know you from Adam. REALLY?
EGO, False Pride and You Ain’t $%^&*. There’s a difference between promoting yourself and flat out lying about who you are. We all self promote and it’s a given with being a small business owner, independent contractor and so on. It’s when one lies about themselves to make money off of other members is when I get really pissed upset. PLEASE research the person whom you are going to pay out money to for “help”. More often than not, you can find another member who will help without asking for a handout. Better yet go to the real source ACTIVERAIN UNIVERSITY!
Being a member of ActiveRain takes more than just writing words or slapping a profile up. We treat others with respect as if we are conversing with each other face to face. We take into consideration that ActiveRain is a wonderful referral source for real estate professionals and bottom line is it’s a place to be transparent so others can see the person who you really are.
If you want to connect with others
Be honest, true and …
Don’t do any of the above.