Activerain Featured in Fairfield County CT Newspapers

Real Estate Agent with RealtyQuest/Kinard Realty Group, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate RES.0781237

Biggest Home Seller Mistakes

Back in December Activerain conducted a survey of its members asking them to identify the top three biggest seller mistakes.  The results from 1,000 agents were tallied and an infographic was prepared by Activerain and made available to all members. 

We were advised to use it in our listing presentations to make it easier to broach some of the subjects with sellers by advising on areas that needed addressing pre-listing and backing up what we were saying with the survey results. Always helps to have stats to back up what you are recommending.

Then in January Activerain sent out another way to use the graphic -- by disseminating it to online and print news sources.  (Find out how to do this below my graphic)


I first used it in a blog post here, Biggest Seller Mistakes,  and Activerain featured it!

Then, Activerain got its turn to be featured.


I submitted that blog post to our Fairfield County local paper editor, and the article with infographic was published in the real estate supplement of at least 6 local papers AND in their online version as well.

Here's a copy of the print article.


Need some guidance in how to approach news media sources?  Activerain has formed a Media Team.  You can join the media team here and build your local presence in print and your online Google Author Authority.  If you decide to use the seller mistake infographic, you will be provided with the graphic and also a sample press release you can use to get started. It's really a no brainer and an opportunity to provide good content to your local news sources AND get your name and company in print or online.

In case you missed it, Activerain yesterday released a Hidden Gems infographic for member use.

Get on board if you have not already done so and use these resources to augment your marketing.   

Other resources to check out to get started:

Agent Media Kit

Press Coverage and PR Basics for Real Estate  


If you need any help getting started, feel free to email me anytime or call 203-520-6930.



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Barbara Altieri
RealtyQuest/Kinard Realty Group, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Thanks, Kris. I was motivated by all the material you presented and hope this motivates others to do the same.

Thanks, Kerrie! I loved that infographic!

Suzanne -- Increasing online exposure should be goal of every agent.

Debbie -- I have used others as well and will continue to do so while keeping all your great tips in mind!

Grant -- Thank you!

Lanre -- SO much to do, but we have to make time.  I try to do the best I can.

Deb -- Yes, it's very cool to see your work in print and picked up by other online sites.

Jeff -- Keep at it. Submit another till you connect with the right person or at a time when they need to fill in.  It will happen!

Mar 25, 2014 12:15 PM #12
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


Congratulations! What a great way to get your name out there in the local community...where people actually buy and sell homes.


Mar 25, 2014 08:04 PM #13
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

How nice Barbara. I thought about submitting it and then forgot about the idea. Looks like it really worked for you...Congrats!

Mar 25, 2014 08:52 PM #14
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Barbara, congratulations!, and great to see you are getting publicity through your local paper.

Mar 25, 2014 09:45 PM #15
Terry McCarley
REMAX Realty Team - Cape Coral FL - Cape Coral, FL

That is wonderful - congratulations!!!

Mar 25, 2014 10:38 PM #16
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Exercising some marketing and advertising muscle? Looks good on you. Carry on

Mar 25, 2014 11:46 PM #17
Barbara Altieri
RealtyQuest/Kinard Realty Group, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Richard -- Thank you. It got pretty good coverage across multiple papers.

Larry and Sheila -- You can still do it.... then there's another graphic that was distributed Monday.

Joan -- Thanks. Always nice to see blog posts picked up.... no matter where!

Terry -- Thank you!

Richie -- Yes.... that's exactly what I am doing!

Mar 26, 2014 03:46 AM #18
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Good Afternoon Barbara: Congratulations on two counts. Huge two counts. Can we mass produce the article with your name on it? :)

Mar 26, 2014 04:39 AM #19
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Barbara, congratulations on getting printed in the local papers! That's a great testament to what AR has been trying to teach us!

Mar 26, 2014 05:43 AM #20
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Barbara what a great testimony to Activerain and it's members, congrats on the hyper local feature.

Mar 26, 2014 07:31 AM #21
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Way to go, Barbara - yes, it shows we are at one of the best blogging platform where not only we learn....

Mar 27, 2014 12:06 PM #22
Bill and MaryAnn Wagner
Wagner Real Estate Group - Ocean City, NJ
Jersey Shore and South Jersey Real Estate

Congratulations Barbara! That's certainly a lot of space they devoted to your article. It should benefit you greatly.

Mar 28, 2014 10:53 PM #23
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Barbara, congratulations! Great job, and thanks for sharing the photo! 

Mar 29, 2014 02:48 AM #24
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330 - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

GREAT JOB! I've submitted the short version to a local paper. Need to go back and expand it as you did.


Mar 29, 2014 09:05 AM #25
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Barbara, congratulations on been featured in Fairfield County's newspaper. You Rock!

Mar 31, 2014 01:21 AM #26
Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Barbara, thanks for sharing your story.  I need to see if I can follow your example.  

Apr 04, 2014 08:15 AM #27
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Hey Barb - hope you are doing well - thinking of you today!  Congrats again on this!

Apr 06, 2014 06:08 AM #28
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Barbara, That is great that AR was featured in yur area.  That is an excellent tool to have available.  Thanks  for the information.

Apr 08, 2014 05:25 AM #29
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Barbara, This is great. I need to send mine in for the Hidden Gems and see if my paper will pick it up.

Apr 09, 2014 11:40 AM #30
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Barbara, you do such a great job getting your posts published, congratulations!

Apr 10, 2014 08:42 AM #31
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