I'm A Believer!

Real Estate Agent with KB Home Bre # 01424127

I'm a Believer in the power of Active Rain

After a long hiatus, six months exactly, I am here to testify about the power of Active Rain. I did not realize it but those search engine trains, which I imagine look like small scrubbing bubbles from the cleanser product, continue working long after you have pushed the publish button and moved on with your life. I am by no means a techie but I did pick up a few things here and there, attending classes, webinars and reading other blogs.

orange on tree with green leavesEarly on I was very fortunate in receiving some great advice about blogging. I was told to focus on specific communities, the buyers who entered Orangecrest Riverside, in the search engines, were more likely to purchase within two - three months as opposed to buyers entering Riverside, Ca. Well because of that advice many of my blogs were about restaurants, schools, shopping in the community of Orangecrest and a couple of other farms I prefer. I even titled the segment Local Flavor.

We all know the internet is world-wide and information you publish will remain floating in the cosmos forever. But imagine my surprise when I was contacted last month by a buyer seeking a Realtor specializing in her desired neighborhood of Orangecrest Riverside. She read several of the market reports I had written and wanted to meet with me. Wow... we had our buyer consultation later that week and after strenuous competition, this is a very desirable community, they are now in escrow on their dream home.

I received a second call from a seller who had also read my blogs about her community - Victoria Riverside. Even though I had not posted new material since January she was impressed by knowledge of the community and its rich history. We are currently staging her home and will be unveiling the new listing next week.

Well as you can imagine with my last closing I immediately re-activated my rainmaker account, paying for the year and I plan to take advantage of the Active Rain muscle. 

I'm back and boy am I a believer!

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If you are considering  buying or selling new construction in the Inland Empire ~ Give me call or email me 

Cause We Like Em' New!


Kristal Wilson                                           

cell: 951- 288-7079

Shoot for the moon & if you miss you'll be among the stars



Comments (39)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Scrubbing bubbles and Monkeys song references -- I love it! :)


Love and light,


Jun 11, 2012 01:18 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Kristal - I loved the scrubbing bubbles imagery.   I loved those commercials when I was younger.

Congrats on your return to the Rain! 

Jun 11, 2012 01:22 PM
Charlie Dresen
Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty - Steamboat Springs, CO
Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro

So great to hear. Thanks for sharing - that give me some revitalized thoughts and blog ideas. 

Jun 11, 2012 01:30 PM
CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

that is a cute blog. ;) It is a fabulous, the power of our blogs here in the rain..............

Jun 11, 2012 01:35 PM
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Kristal all I got to say is Welcome back. Don't ever,ever leave me again woman-LOL. Meant to say leave us of course. I believe it was two months ago when I was just reading through one of your blogs you wrote a while back 

Door-knocking, Cold Calling and Farming I need to get back into doing all three of these more. Congratulations on the Gold star. Great post.


Jun 11, 2012 02:14 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Kristal: It's amazing which of the many blogs resonate with someone. So we keep on keeping on...

Jun 11, 2012 02:47 PM
Eric Salonga
The Salonga Brothers at Reed Realty - Ceres, CA
Your Key to the Central Valley

Kristal, congratulations on your recent success and I wish you many more.  I too am a believer in ActiveRain and am very happy to belong in such a community.

Jun 11, 2012 04:18 PM
Jackie Hillen
Melson Realty - Porterville, CA
Tulare County ~ (559) 999-8088
Welcome back Kristal. It is truly amazing when you realize the life of a blog, and focusing on the niche areas, thanks for the reminder. You've motivated me to work on some of my towns specialty areas.
Jun 11, 2012 05:10 PM
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Kristal,

I love how your header has crystals in it!

Congrats on the feature!


Jun 11, 2012 06:41 PM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Kristal, congratulations. The power of ActiveRain! There are many more good things to come from blogging. Thanks for your post today,

Jun 11, 2012 07:38 PM
Lori Cain
eXp Realty - Tulsa, OK
Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer

When I get busy with real estate (usually from internet inquiries) and I MISS two weeks of blogging, I worry about how that will affect me down the line. I wonder if anyone has any stats on this?

Jun 11, 2012 10:04 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

You were missed by your fellow Riversider....Orangecrest belongs to you kristal....

Jun 11, 2012 11:30 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Welcome back!  I love reading stories like this.  It just confirms that Active Rain and blogging DO work.  Good stuff!        

Jun 12, 2012 12:27 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Like the others have said...welcome home. I find that I get response from the very local posts as well. You are right on track with that.

Jun 12, 2012 01:35 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

It's so nice to read this post about your splish splashes in the rain!  Nothing wrong with putting your rain gear back on again!! ;-)

Jun 12, 2012 02:39 AM
Dylan Taft
Dylan Taft Broker/Owner Taft Street Realty, Inc. - Woodstock, NY
Ulster County Area Consultant

I love it when it rains!  Thanks for sharing, Krystal!

Jun 12, 2012 03:59 AM
Bob Caldwell
Fitzgerald Financial, a Division of Monarch Bank - Annapolis, MD
VA Mortgage Specialist and Military Relocation Services

Welcome back!  ActiveRain really is amazing...thanks for sharing your story and I hope you stay around!

Jun 12, 2012 04:36 AM
Kristal Wilson
KB Home - Fontana, CA
Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!

Carol ~ Thanks for the welcome

Jim ~ welcome wagon is out!

Joy ~ what a great welcome wagon

Lyn ~ I'm a true believer

Kevin ~ it's all about working your systems

Jim & Kathy ~ it's a pretty big group

Cheryl ~ it's coming

Emily ~ Thanks, I'm having fun

Joan ~ thank you

Eileen ~ they live on forever and ever

Charita ~ I'm working that mojo thing!

Mike ~ I'm here for the long haul

Kevin ~ dive right in

Heather ~ consistency is the key

Praful~ AR is a great big power horse

Jordan & Ed ~ thanks

Laura ~ you got it!

Christine, Charlie & Lauren ~ thank you

Farmer Lanre ~ okay I'm here to stay ;-)

Hella ~ it's so true

Eric ~ you can learn so much here in the rain

Carla ~ my raincoat, my rainboots and just splashing about!

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome back ;-)

Jun 12, 2012 06:05 AM
Brent Wells
The LivingWell Team - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Broker serving all of North DFW


Congrats on seeing through the Kristal ball and finding a solid way to generate business through blogging.


Jun 12, 2012 06:40 AM
Joan Congilose
New Jersey Properties - Manalapan, NJ
Helping Sellers & Buyers

Great AR success story , it encourages all of us to not give up on the influence of blogging and getting your name out there

Jun 12, 2012 09:52 PM