Well, here I am blogging on day 2 of my active rain experience. I was thrilled to read the comments from other AR members. Their words of encouragement were greatly appreciated. One thing I am still a little confused about is how best to utilize this site. What expectations can I expect from this experience? Is this mostly for the exchange of information regarding our industry? Do we share ideas about what works for us in our markets? What benefit from someone "outside" our community get from this site? Should we be concerned about one of our clients checking out other realtors within our region and switching their allegiance?
My personal experience in this business is that some realtors are willing to share information,,,and many are very competitive and reluctant to exchange ideas.
I am a team player. My background in marketing led me to believe that collaboration in a group, helps the individual too. Although many times I have found that very often the exchange is a one-way street. What are your experiences?
During my breast cancer treatment, over 6 months, I blogged everyday. I really enjoyed the outlet and the comments that I received. Now however, I realize that I could "blog" daily, if I let myself! But I keep remembering the saying "put air between you and the chair", meaning get off your butt and go out and meet clients. OK,,,OK,,,I'm going!