The Power of Activerain

By
Real Estate Agent with Highrises & Condos by The Brooks Team

          I’ll be the first to admit that I was skeptical at first when my Marketing Manager brought Activerain to my attention and advised me to sign up. Needless to say, I also hesitated when he urged me to pay the money for a Rain Maker account. I have always done the majority of my business through referrals and hard copy advertising. I didn’t see the value of Activerain and now I know that’s because I didn’t understand, at the time, what Activerain had to offer. However, all of that changed when I received an unexpected email from a long lost client.

 

            The client had found my team and I through a blog I posted on Activerain about The MGM Signature (my very first blog on AR I might add). The client had contacted me over a year ago about possibly buying a unit or two in one of the three towers that The Signature has to offer. To make a long story short, I ended up showing her multiple units and she decided not to buy at the time and contact between us fell off. That is, until she saw my blog a year later and decided to contact me again! She expressed how the blog “Re-Sparked” her interest and that she was ready to look at some units again. A month and 9 showings later, we are closing on the first of 3 units for her in The MGM Signature!

 

            It initially took me some convincing and I hesitated quite a bit, however, I can now say that I have experienced “The Power of Activerain” first hand and that I have been made a believer out of. Thanks Activerain!

 

Comments (19)

Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

super job! and that is exactly how it should work about a year of blogging is about the norm! right on the money!

Sep 26, 2012 08:37 AM
Jim Brooks
Highrises & Condos by The Brooks Team - Las Vegas, NV

Mark,

 Thanks for the kind remarks! It's definitely a great feeling when your blogging pays off.

Sep 26, 2012 08:39 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Love hearing stories like your about AR working! There are so many direct and indirect benefits! Congrats on your success!

Gretchen

Sep 26, 2012 08:46 AM
Jim Brooks
Highrises & Condos by The Brooks Team - Las Vegas, NV

Gretchen,

 Thanks! It's a great feeling and I'm happy to be able to share it with the rest of the Rain Makers!

Sep 26, 2012 09:12 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your ActiveRain success story.  

Oct 04, 2012 06:19 AM
Jim Brooks
Highrises & Condos by The Brooks Team - Las Vegas, NV

Roy,

 I'm glad I could, thanks!

Oct 04, 2012 08:14 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Jim, perfect example how blogging helps your business. It may not be immediate but the long term effects should not be under estimated! Congrats!
Oct 15, 2012 10:47 PM
Jim Brooks
Highrises & Condos by The Brooks Team - Las Vegas, NV

Thanks Silvia!

Oct 16, 2012 07:24 AM
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

Great story! Being a Rain Maker is well worth it. Not only for the special SEO juice, but for the wealth of knowledge and relationships that can be built here. Congrats!

Oct 17, 2012 10:30 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Jim -- consistent posting, commenting and interaction on Active Rain came bring even more success stories.  Congratulations!

Oct 18, 2012 02:06 AM
Jim Brooks
Highrises & Condos by The Brooks Team - Las Vegas, NV

Thanks Shannon! Thanks Michael!

I have no doubt I'll gain more success stories to share with the effort I put fourth and the lessons I learn on AR!

Oct 18, 2012 06:50 AM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

I'm happy to hear about your success on ActiveRain. I was skeptical at first too. Many agents in my office have not embraced it yet. I find it a very positive forum to discuss real estate and I have grown to respect many agents on AR who are not afraid to bring up some great issues.

I wish you continued success on AR and beyond.

Oct 22, 2012 05:03 AM
Jim Brooks
Highrises & Condos by The Brooks Team - Las Vegas, NV

Thanks Dana! I have found that many agents around my office have the same skepticism but are finally coming around.

Oct 22, 2012 08:40 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Congratulations, Jim, for making the wise decision about ActiveRain and being a Rainmaker. Or maybe I should congratulate your smart broker :)

Nov 05, 2012 09:08 PM
Jim Brooks
Highrises & Condos by The Brooks Team - Las Vegas, NV

Toni,

 Thank you! However, it wasn't my Broker who told me about Activerain and that I should become a Rainmaker. It was my Director of Marketing!

Nov 06, 2012 02:44 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Jim, don't stop now!  You need to keep on blogging consistently to keep that phone ringing with people who want to work with YOU.

Nov 15, 2012 05:00 AM
Jim Brooks
Highrises & Condos by The Brooks Team - Las Vegas, NV

Georgina,

Thanks for the encouragement! I will definitely continue to blog. :)

Nov 15, 2012 07:31 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Jim... Looks like it's been a while since you've posted.  Hope you've been so busy you haven't had time to blog.  See you soon in the Rain my friend.... Blog onward and upward :)

Dec 19, 2012 07:10 AM
Jim Brooks
Highrises & Condos by The Brooks Team - Las Vegas, NV

John,

 You hit the nail on the head my friend! Plenty of more blogs to come.

Dec 20, 2012 05:22 AM