The Rain Bucket - 1.3.13

Services for Real Estate Pros with ActiveRain, Community Manager

The Rain Bucket is a new series which will highlight random successes in the 'Rain.  Each week our bucket fills with exciting tales of editorial pickups, success stories, top clicks and other fantastic tidbits to share. 

There are so many reasons you blog here on ActiveRain and the Rain Bucket will be sure to point out the great exposure our community has recently had and how to begin that journey yourself. 


Fresh Meat
Many new members have rung in the new year with their very first post ever.  Be sure to check out the First Blog Posts to congratulate and welcome them to the AR fam bam.

Inman Love
We had not one but two Rainers picked up by Inman this week.  Bryan Robertson was highlighted with his post on big data.  Dick Greenberg was there this week with his post on Google Glass & iBeacon.  

This is just another benefit to your blogging on ActiveRain.  The relationship between AR and Inman has the power to get your work highlighted.  Keep those quality posts coming, each week we're sending over your posts doing our best to get you extra recognition.

If your blog post has been picked up or quoted by another source, please email me and let me know about it.  I'd like to highlight you in this series, you deserve it!

The Joan Ranger 
Congrats goes out to Joan Cox with her postage stamp price increase post getting major, major google love this week.  The highest clicked post on AR this week has Joan on top! 

Pick Me, Pick Me
There are lots of ways you can submit your blog posts to publications for a chance to get exposure.  If you have a great post on SEO, blogging, social media, marketing or the other categories listed, try getting it on  Use the form here to submit your blog.  Don't be scared, what's the worst that can happen? Don't think, just do.

Have a wonderful first weekend of 2014 Rainers!


Posted by

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comments (88)

Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

What a really cool idea Kerrie!  This is going to really enhance the AR membership :)!

Jan 04, 2014 06:49 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

This was very informative.  Thanks for doing a great job of keeping us in the loop.

Jan 04, 2014 07:28 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Bookmarking for those times in the future when I think I've been brilliant, Kerrie!!  Or if I think a fellow AR member has been ... thank you!


Jan 04, 2014 07:35 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Sounds like a great new series.

I just went to facebook to sign up for The Daily Drop....I used to receive it and for some reason haven't been getting it for awhile.

Jan 04, 2014 07:41 AM
M.C. Dwyer
Melody Russell Team at eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

Hi Kerrie - oops - you've titled your blog 1.3.13 - last year's digits, sorry to say.    Great news about some people's blogs getting picked up by Inman!

Jan 04, 2014 08:04 AM
Karen Johnson, Realtor, ABR
Addison Wolfe Real Estate - Doylestown, PA
"Bucks County PA Homes"

Hi Kerrie, what a great post!  Thanks for sharing that our blogs may be picked to be featured on Inman's site.  I am exictied to see whose else is chosen next!  Happy New Year Kerrie!

Jan 04, 2014 09:03 AM
Sharon Sanchez
Ace Home Realty - Carson, CA
Your Number "1" Source For Real Estate.

Thanks for the update.  Having the opportunity to get our blogs posted on Inman is great news and exposure.

Jan 04, 2014 10:09 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Kerrie,

This is a good group.

Jan 04, 2014 01:08 PM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Kerrie,

This is a good group.

Jan 04, 2014 01:08 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Congratulations to all; I'll be joining this Rain Bucket group!

Jan 04, 2014 03:08 PM
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Kerrie - I haven't thought about SiteProNews in ages. Thanks for the reminder. I should check it out again.

Jan 04, 2014 04:47 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Inman, other REALTOR pools worth swimming in to round out your experience on Active Rain for sure. I know it is refreshing to see one of our AR colleagues blogging, featured on other platforms and thinking... hey I know him, her. Good for them.

Jan 04, 2014 08:29 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
Kerrie: one of my goals this year is to be published in the local paper or magazine here in Carmel-by-the-Sea. And then be mentioned here, of course.
Jan 05, 2014 12:50 AM
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

Thanks for the great ideas, I will go welcome the newbies right now!


Jan 05, 2014 03:39 AM
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

I guess 2013 was the best year I just didn't want to give up on it quite yet! 2014 Rain Buckets coming your way for the rest of the year, I promise!

Jan 06, 2014 12:26 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

This is a great regular feature.  Thanks for adding it.  I look forward to seeing it every week.

Jan 06, 2014 03:30 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Kerrie, I can't wait to follow Rain Buckets! What a great idea.

Jan 06, 2014 06:10 AM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Sounds like something to strive for, Kerrie!

Jan 06, 2014 11:54 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Kerrie~ This looks to be a GREAT series. Can't wait to read more success stories!

Jan 10, 2014 09:32 AM
Parnell Jackson

Greetings Kerrie. I'm new to Rain Bucket.  I look forward to your sharing of knowledge.

Jan 17, 2014 11:30 PM