Active Rainers Made the Big Time!

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. BRE# 01424120

Active Rainers made the Big Time!

 

I have been reading the Los Angeles Times ever since my college days in the 1990's.  To me, it always represented high quality journalism and was an authoritative source for information. If a person was quoted in the LA Times, they knew what they were talking about.

 

Even though I no longer live in Los Angeles I still have the Sunday Paper delivered to my home every week. I love reading the Arts and Travel sections and of course, the Real Estate section.

 

So imagine my surprise and delight this morning when I grabbed the Real Estate section and started reading the Feature Story, Sellers may want to Take Things that Should Stay by Lew Sichelman. The story begins by mentioning  Cindy Jones, a Real Estate Broker from Woodbridge, VA who wrote a  post on Active Rain.com, "a social network where real estate professionals hash over numerous topics". 

 

The article then goes on to mention other Active Rain members including; Lenn Harley, Tom White, Joan Whitebook and many others! Read the full article here Sellers may want to Take Things that Should Stay by Lew Sichelman.

 

Now, the whole World knows Active Rain is the "real, go-to"  place for Real Estate. 

 

If you missed Cindy's post the first time around, here it is You're Taking What with You When You Move?. It is indeed a great post with many great comments! 

 

Congratulations everyone - you've made it!

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  1. Joyce Marsh 01/07/2015 09:22 AM
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John Meussner
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That is awesome Jill, thanks for sharing!  There are a lot of outlets out there checking out the rain as a real estate resource - I've had a few articles in local papers, and was interviewed by a reporter with Bloomberg, although the story never ran - news outlets are always looking for material, if we're writing good stuff, they'll get it out there for us!

Jan 07, 2015 08:19 AM #3
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Jill Moog
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John Meussner, Congratulations to you!  Getting interviewed by Bloomberg is very impressive. You never know, maybe they will run the story later. I noticed Cindy originally wrote her post in May and LA Times ran this story in January.

Jan 07, 2015 08:24 AM #4
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Will Hamm
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Hello Jill Moog,  Wow, that is really great to have that many people listed from the rain, thanks for letting us know!!

Jan 07, 2015 08:51 AM #5
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David Spencer
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Good Show! Great post and looks like Active Rain continues to be a place to be recoognized.

Jan 07, 2015 09:45 AM #6
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Ed Silva
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Laura, ActiveRainers are  quoted often in many local papers and even publications.  It is to be expected when a writer wants some reference material and they find blogs already written on that subject

Jan 07, 2015 09:48 AM #7
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Evelyn Johnston
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That is a pretty awesome discovery! I hope everyone mentioned gets extra calls!

Jan 07, 2015 12:09 PM #8
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Will Hamm - It's great to have so many people listed, Such great exposure.

Thank you David Spencer! Looks like Active Rain is the place to be.

Ed Silva, I had no idea, but it sure make sense.

Evelyn Johnston - I hope everyone mentioned gets lots of extra calls too! 

Jan 07, 2015 12:18 PM #9
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Tammie White, Broker
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Jill, this is so cool. We had no idea. Thank you for mentioning Tom White . Hopefully this post will get featured so the other AR members will learn this great news.

Jan 07, 2015 01:17 PM #10
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RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
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That is really exciting to have your work picked up by other outlets. I've had the opportunity to contribute to some outside places and it always tickles me to be seen as an expert!

 

Jan 07, 2015 01:21 PM #11
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Inna Ivchenko
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I'm still living in Los Angeles, but I'm afraid I did not touch newspapers for a long time:(

Thanks for spreading  a word about this article!

Jan 07, 2015 03:53 PM #12
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Tom White
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Jill, WOW, I have to say that's a big surprise! I guess you just never know where things you write might show up. Thanks for putting it out there!

Jan 07, 2015 10:25 PM #13
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Tammie White - It is very cool! I wanted to name everyone mentioned but my computer was acting up and didn't want to miss anyone.

Michael Hottman - Congratulations to you! It is great to been seen as an expert.

Inna Ivchenko - Yes, I guess I'm a bit of a dinosaur, still reading the newspaper. But we really enjoy it and look what I discovered! Congratulations to you, I hope you gets lots of calls from people in your area looking for the Real Estate Expert!

Tom White - Congrats to you! What a great surprise! You must let us know if you see an increase in calls because of the article.

 

Jan 08, 2015 01:31 AM #14
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Roy Kelley
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I am impressed. Thanks for sharing this link.

Jan 08, 2015 03:16 AM #15
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Jill Moog
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Thank you Roy Kelley!

Jan 08, 2015 03:49 AM #16
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Debbie Laity
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WOW...That is some great press. All of us here really do have something to say, and we say it. 

Feb 13, 2015 02:35 PM #17
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Jill Moog 

The more time you spend here the more you will see us Rainers in the media. The media listens, and looks at posts for the word from those in the know about the real estate business.

Keep up the good work with your writing. Welcome!!

Jeff

Apr 30, 2015 02:09 PM #18
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Bob Crane
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Thanks for sharing this Jill, AR bloggers are producing a tremendous amount of copy, only a matter of time before big time media notices it.

Sep 03, 2015 02:35 PM #19
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Bob Crane
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I see Tom White has noticed this by his comment above.

I wonder if Lenn Harley Cindy Jones Joan Whitebook and others have noticed this .

Congrats to all!!

 

Sep 03, 2015 02:40 PM #20
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Cindy Jones
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Yes it's not the first time a blog post has gotten notice by a newspaper.  A reminder that you just don't know who is reading OR who might take your words and use them outside of AR.

Sep 03, 2015 09:02 PM #21
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Jill Moog
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Hi Bob Crane,  Yes it is really exciting we have stars amongst us!

Hi Cindy Jones, Congratulations to you! I hope you received lots of good calls from the LA Times article. 

Sep 04, 2015 02:33 AM #22
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