It's not raining cats and dogs's raining Realtors!

Real Estate Agent with David Tracy Real Estate License # 0577361

Raining Realtors in PearlandI have gotten several buyers and sellers from Active Rain, and they usually find me by searching on the internet for something  specific about the areas I work in, or the neighborhoods I list and sell in most often.


But the most unusual way someone has found me on Active Rain occurred on a rainy day in Pearland.


My clients were meeting with family members at a restaurant to discuss the sale of their family home. They had not yet found a Realtor to represent them, and really didn't know how to go about finding one.


One of the family members tried to lighten up the mood by making a joke. He said, "Well, since it's raining cats and dogs outside, let's see if it's raining Realtors." He then proceeded to Google "raining Realtors in Pearland". Guess who showed up? Your's truly!


He called me right then and told me about the house, and asked if I could come and see it. Since I wasn't really busy at the time, I went right over.


I toured the home, gave them some advice about what to fix up, showed them some comps, and explained about the current market. Thirty days later, the house was ready and I put it on the market!


You never know what key words might help you show up on a Google search. In any event, I am sure glad it was raining cats and dogs -- and Realtors --  in Pearland that day!




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Rose King 

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Comments (39)

Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Rose, this is the ultimate Active Rain success story!  Blogging is a great marketing tool!

Sep 02, 2013 03:59 AM
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Broker/Owner
Travis Realty - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

haaaaaaaa - hey, get'em anyway that you can (that's ok morally & legally, of course).

Sep 02, 2013 06:21 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Funny! How many people would Google "raining Realtors?" My guess is not many! 

Sep 02, 2013 06:38 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
This is a wonderful AR story. Love it! I just tried it and came up 2nd in Baltimore
Sep 02, 2013 06:39 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Rose: I always check on the search terms used on my website, and then backtrack to find what they say. Then I realize why they clicked on me and not on them, some of the other "reigning" agents.

Sep 02, 2013 06:55 AM
Debra Hight
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - Houston, TX
Debra Hight
Great story Rose. Congratulations.
Sep 02, 2013 06:58 AM
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

That's a great testimonial about how effective AR is for our community. Great story.

Sep 02, 2013 07:18 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

That's the best kind of "rain" you could hope for!  Congrats on helping this family -- what an interesting way they found you!

Sep 02, 2013 07:39 AM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Wishing you continued success!

Sep 02, 2013 07:45 AM
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Your post is inspiring to all those waiting for a buyer or seller to contact them...

Sep 02, 2013 10:06 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

Oh that's awesome.  What a great story!  Love those keywords!

Sep 02, 2013 10:26 AM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach
That is hysterical. Raining realtors. That is a great way to google us. I bet you're so glad you had your local info posted.
Sep 02, 2013 10:57 AM
Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

That's funny!  I guess this means there are all sorts of terms someone could find us under.  Glad they found you.

Sep 02, 2013 01:51 PM
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Thanks Rose for a great story.  We tried it and ended up #1 on Google for the first time!

Sep 02, 2013 11:11 PM
Ron Aguilar
Gateway Mortgage Group - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

And don't forget the use of Negative Keywords

Sep 03, 2013 12:41 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hello Rose - I'm so glad Bob Miller re-blogged this. Fun story!! Congratulations on a job well done.

Sep 03, 2013 01:29 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

That is kind of funny.  Maybe ActiveRain is not such a bad name for a Real Estate Blog site.

Sep 03, 2013 05:27 AM
Karen Johnson, Realtor, ABR
Addison Wolfe Real Estate - Doylestown, PA
"Bucks County PA Homes"

Hi Rose, thank you for sharing such an inspiring story especially for a newer member to ActiveRain and to blogging.  I have been blogging for the last five months and I will be very excited when I get my first call.  Thanks for sharing!

Sep 08, 2013 11:38 AM
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Rose,

This is such and wonderful and very cute success story.  It's a great place to be...  here in the Rain!  Way to go Rose!!!

Sep 14, 2013 03:42 AM
MaryBeth Mills Muldowney
TradeWinds Realty Group LLC - Braintree, MA
Massachusetts Broker Owner

Hi Rose, that is a terrific story, I am always googling with whatever  comes to the top of mind when I am looking for something and YES it has proven very successful too.  I just love your story.  I am from Massachusetts - maybe my potential buyers and sellers would be thinking "snowing Realtors"  thank goodness spring is here (I think).

Mar 29, 2015 10:49 PM