RAIN POWER...you're profile is as good as gold

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Mortgage and Lending with Fairway Independent Mortgage Company 385907

Maybe it's better

So, I went to a meetup hosted by Kevin Tolbert of Keller Williams the other day, at PABBQ in Port St Lucie, and I got revigorated in regards to Active Rain.

The same day I wrote two articles, and posted them for the first time in a little under a year.

So what happened, you may be wondering?

Well, first of all, one of the postings "let it rain" was featured, and thank you very much for that, but something else happened that was very interesting.

Let me start with a question.

When was the last time you googled yourself?

don't you want to see what everyone else, including your clients (or perspective clients) see ,when they google your name?

do you want to know what happened when I googled "Jay Beckingham?"

I know you're just dieing to find out.

Well right there on the top of the list was

my Active Rain profile.

it had jumped Linkedin, it had jumped facebook, as a matter of fact it had jumped everything else, that had attached itself to my name.

in one day?

yup

google has been carrying on a love affair with Active Rain for as long as I can remember

the Rain pours google juice.

Beware now!

I have to ask, what does your profile look like? is it up to date?

because if you are active on the rain I don't think you can stop this from happening

so, if your profile is not up to snuff, well that's your calling card anyway, whether you like it or not.

luckily for me, someone had added a new feature, since I had last been on the Rain, and let me say, sincerely I may add

thank you, thank you, thank you

what feature? well the one that pops up and says

"your profile is incomplete", and then offers a guided tour to cure that situation

me

I took the tour, and I'm glad I did

and I have a suggestion for all the Rainers

you should too.

this active rain profile is an incredibly strong tool, it is one of your major calling cards, show it some respect. If you treat it right it will return the favor, because I'm not kidding you. If you use it right

Your profile is as good as GOLD!

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Anita Allen, PA Realtor® Pace FL Homes For Sale
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
Your Realtor for NW Florida, Pace/Milton/Pensacola

Great post.  I googled myself.  I am also checking my profile!

Aug 07, 2014 05:29 PM #16
Rainmaker
1,486,431
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Jay, thanks for the advice, I'll check and make sure mine is complete.

Aug 07, 2014 05:35 PM #17
Rainmaker
1,348,062
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I agree. Every time when you create a profile( regardless of network), you have to spend time creating a good page. It is like your business card, your online presentation.

Aug 07, 2014 05:41 PM #18
Rainmaker
275,527
Jay Beckingham
Fairway Independent Mortgage Company - Delray Beach, FL
"I love first time homebuyers"

Laura,

thanks, hope I've help you somewhat.

Tammy,

I've had a beard for the last 6 months, I'm thinking of a photo change myself

Evelyn,

there's an easy way to end that stress

Praful,

I'm always trying to learn how to use the systems better.

Carla,

in total, to a degree, it is your marketing.

Ed,

I spend some time checking out other Rainers profiles to see what I like, and don't like. Also, it's a great chance to get to know everyone, at least a little bit

Laura,

I love the work I do. I have flourished as an originator for over 30 years.

Anita,

thanks

once a month, at least i google myself to see what's out here about me.

Sybil,

you're welcome.

checking always gives me the chance to do a little tweeking, if necessary.

Inna,

if I feel that a system can be helpful to my marketing, then i want the profile to present me in the most positive light (to the world)

thanks everyone,

jay

 

Aug 07, 2014 08:19 PM #19
Rainmaker
864,101
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

I had not done that in a while. I do check my key words, but haven't done my own name in quite some time. Great to see how my name comes up!! 

Aug 07, 2014 09:34 PM #20
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1,190,650
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I try to keep our profile up to date as well.  It's very importan to make a good first impression when somebody finds you.  

Aug 07, 2014 09:42 PM #21
Rainmaker
2,158,809
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I revisit my profile periodically.  And yes, I have Googled myself, and noted that it is my ActiveRain profile that is at the top!

Aug 08, 2014 12:18 AM #22
Rainmaker
2,269,681
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes to this reminder on how we show up in cycberspace...thank you

Aug 08, 2014 12:25 AM #23
Rainmaker
182,038
Will Allen
Concept 360 Property Management - Long Beach, CA
Property Management... taking care of your assets

Jay . . .  nice to read about you coming back . . .  consistency is one of the keys of life . . . Thanks for the post!

Aug 08, 2014 02:27 AM #24
Rainmaker
1,101,523
Paula McDonald
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury - Granbury, TX
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I will most definitely go and do this.  Thanks for the heads up.  

Aug 08, 2014 06:49 AM #25
Rainer
17,458
David Rod
Scottsdale, AZ
Over 6,000 homes sold in 27 years!

I am new to Active Rain. I'm happy to find out that it can help my google search! I'm getting right on it, thank you!

Aug 08, 2014 09:25 AM #26
Rainmaker
1,734,589
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

You bring up an excellent point Jay. It's great to be found but what are they going to see?  :)

Aug 08, 2014 03:31 PM #27
Rainmaker
275,527
Jay Beckingham
Fairway Independent Mortgage Company - Delray Beach, FL
"I love first time homebuyers"

Janis,

was your AR profile at the top?

Amanda & Jared,

absolutely, you don't get a second chance to make a first impression.

Myrl,

so it's a good idea to make it look the best it can, would you agree?

Richie,

you're welcome, maybe AR could have a contest for best profile, and then we could all see what the powers that be, feel most powers the search engines, and warms the hearts of our clients

Will,

thank you and you're welcome...good to be back

Paula,

you're welcome, i hope you can easily find yourself

David,

the rain power is incredible, always has been, or so it seems

Tom,

content is important, many (potential) clients are trying to get a feel for who you are. it often influences their decision to go forward with you, or not.

thanks everyone,

jay

Aug 09, 2014 01:14 AM #28
Ambassador
1,356,207
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co. - Frisco, TX
Real Estate Agents

It's definitely encourage me to see where I'm at. My AR profile comes up before Facebook which I'm surprised but happy!

Aug 09, 2014 08:49 AM #29
Rainmaker
275,527
Jay Beckingham
Fairway Independent Mortgage Company - Delray Beach, FL
"I love first time homebuyers"

Lorenna,

AR really does have a lot of punch in regards to the search engines.

and the profile give us an opportunity for a wonderful marketing tool (intro).

jay

Aug 09, 2014 09:43 AM #30
Rainmaker
2,150,588
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

I am headed to check out mine now and see where I am in the rankings 

Aug 10, 2014 12:24 PM #31
Rainmaker
539,693
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

and you just wrote this post so you'd add to your google juice?

sly fox.

I just checked myself, and AR is #6.  Fortunately, it's not like I've got a very common name. There's the realtor in Washington DC, and then there are 2 college professors, one at University of Montreal and one at McGill.  At least, I've got all but 2 listings on the first page of google. 

Lets see if my being more active in AR helps move that up a bit.

Aug 10, 2014 02:35 PM #32
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Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL - (561) 716-7824 - CRS, ABR, GRI

Jay, I hadn't noticed this.  Thanks for the heads up!  My profile is ok.  What bothers me is that there is no way to paragraph testimonials.  I have tried and it appears to be behind the scenes, but when I click save it's back to one big paragraph.  Drives me crazy.  Congrats on the feature!

 

Aug 12, 2014 10:53 AM #33
Rainmaker
275,527
Jay Beckingham
Fairway Independent Mortgage Company - Delray Beach, FL
"I love first time homebuyers"

Charles,

So what did you find out?

Claude,

the posting din add to my google juice, and my AR profile jumped to the top.

Elyse,

thanks, the system makes me a little crazy sometimes.

thanks, everyone

jay

more on the system; i apologize for not responding sooner, but the AR communications are sometimes, but not always, put into different categories on my email account.

 

Sep 17, 2014 12:24 AM #34
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2,711,718
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 Jay Beckingham,  Meet ups are designed to invigorate and inspire. Have a great week!

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