The Rain Bucket - 1.10.14

Services for Real Estate Pros with ActiveRain, Community Manager

Week 2 of the New Year and the Rain Bucket continues to fill up with success.  If you didn't catch the Rain Bucket last week, I announced a new weekly series where I'll be highlighting a few of the successes in the 'Rain.  


AR is using multiple sources to find quality content to syndicate to other real estate and local sites through our efforts.  We're also digging into Social Shares, Moz and other tools to see where Rainers are showing up through their own. If you've been highlighted, please let me know, I'd love to share it with the community.


Let's see who's making waves this week.



Girl Just Wanna Have Clicks

Shelby DiBiase wrote This is my Motto! 8 Pillars to Unleash Success in 2014! on New Years Eve.  It was one of the top clicked on posts last week.  The term was timely and with 1,719 clicks it received 15 comments.  Just another reason to never judge your post's success by comments!


Cindy Westfall wanted to know:  Do You Attend Your Client's Real Estate Signings?  231 comments, a headliner in the Daily Drop and just shy of 1,000 clicks.  



Inman Love

Tammy Emineth's SEO Strategies post was picked up by Inman and featured this week.  



Patching Through  

Margaret Goss has been highlighted by for her New Construction Homes post.  This isn't the first time either; she's been getting picked up for 6 months now.


If you haven't checked out yet, do so.  Lots of good information in there about your area and worth a shot at getting highlighted yourself.





Have an Interest in Pinterest?
Our newest millionaire is making Pinterest work for him.  Mark Taylor's post looking pretty fine on good ol' Pinterest.  



Have a wonderful week and Let it Rain!


Posted by

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comments (51)

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning, Kerrie. It is good to see that the bucket is continuing to fill. Here's wishing a very successful year to ActiveRain. Thank you for the updates.

Jan 10, 2014 05:54 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Kerrie.   We have some real super stars at AR.

Jan 10, 2014 07:17 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

You aren't going to catch much rain in that bucket.

Why, I see buckets in attic spaces bigger than that!

Once I saw a kiddie pool in the attic.  THAT is the way to catch rain!

Jan 10, 2014 07:42 PM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
Thanks for sharing those, Kerrie. It is nice to see others' successes and get ideas.
Jan 10, 2014 08:27 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

I love Jay's comments! Imagine a kiddie pool in an attic ......that would be one home NOT to put an offer on!!!

Jan 10, 2014 08:36 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

For Sale: one rain bucket in excellent condition

You just might need a rain BARREL if this keeps up...

Good Job

Jan 10, 2014 09:39 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kerrie, a lot of clicks on these posts. Good points about comments and the success of a post.

Jan 10, 2014 10:07 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Getting a lot of clicks is almost assuredly the way to getting a viable client to work with. Good work

Jan 10, 2014 10:28 PM
Nancy Pav
Century 21 Redwood Realty - Ashburn, VA
Nancy Pav, Your "GottaHave" Realtor

Thanks fo sharing these posts.  I definitely think the blogs that get lots o comments are the ones other REATLTORS relate to.

Jan 10, 2014 11:30 PM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

How do you know and where do you look to see if you've been highlighted?

Jan 10, 2014 11:45 PM
Bruce Swedal
Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate

Appreciate you sharing your favorites, I missed one of them.

Jan 11, 2014 12:32 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
Kerrie: this is a great series, it makes us pay attention to what works and what doesn't. It should elevate the quality of the blogs which helps the whole AR community.
Jan 11, 2014 12:40 AM
Bill & Cyndi Daves
Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond! - Hiawassee, GA
TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains!

Kerrie, as always thank you for sharing. Hope to write something highlight worthy myself! 


Jan 11, 2014 01:18 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I love posts like these, they highlight great posts we might have missed and also gives us great ideas.

Jan 11, 2014 03:55 AM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Did not catch it last week so thanks for telling us again.

Jan 11, 2014 08:16 AM
Rebecca Foresee
Alain Pinel Realtors - Morgan Hill, CA
Let's foresee the possibilities . and get results!

Kerrie, Thank you for sharing the successes of our community.  It's encouraging to see results that blogging does make a difference.

Jan 11, 2014 12:24 PM
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

John - If you've been picked up by an editorial site and are notified, please let me know too.  Some people set up Google Alerts of themselves as well so as to not miss out on any action.

Jan 13, 2014 12:53 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hey Kerrie-good post in directing me to other worthy ones I had missed

Jan 13, 2014 10:39 PM
Samantha Smith
214.422.0729 - Rowlett, TX
Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate

Love these Posts you're doing now ... Everything in a nut shell! THANKS!

Jan 17, 2014 05:00 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Kerrie and VB has some extra time on his hands for a short while before Vegas once again burst with Spring & Summer activities! Really enjoy your "Rain Bucket" posts ... "Keep them coming"

VB ;o)

Jan 17, 2014 11:23 PM