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Congrats to the ActiveRain Community as you were picked up by the Washington Post today!  

I love seeing major publications quote your valuable insights.  Tammy Lankford, wrote a post,  Does Your Agent Look at Your Housing Needs or Their Commission First? which currently has over 100 comments.  

Mike & Eve Alexander and Bill Reddington were quoted and our awesome community was mentioned!

This is yet another reminder how powerful your words are and what great exposure you can get simply by sharing them.

Let it Rain!


Posted by

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Kerrie, that is awesome and well deserved. All of the above mentioned are a huge asset to Active Rain.

May 20, 2015 11:37 PM
Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, GREEN
HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578 - La Quinta, CA
I do Real Estate like I played polo-to WIN!

I am an experienced Palm Springs, CA. realtor..and I LOVE checking in and updating myself on other areas of real estate and also other areas of the country.  Love me my AR!!

May 20, 2015 11:40 PM
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

Having information like this is very helpful when trying to make the case for participation and membership on AR, Kerrie La Guardia ... it hard proof regarding the VALUE to be found here.  The Midwest region needs to hear and see your message ... and starting blogging more!

That said, the article seems to have had a bit of a pre-agenda ... proving that somehow agents wanting to make money for their work is wrong.  I've usually found that people that write these industry articles have little real knowledge or understanding of what they write or how the industry itself works.  If they were going to use Tammy Lankford's post as a springboard to showcase their opinions ... would it have been out-of-line for them to include the link to her post?  That way their readers could have read the article in its entirety, been informed, read all the comments made, and formed their own opinions on the issue ...


May 20, 2015 11:48 PM
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Awesome, go Tammy ! 

May 20, 2015 11:58 PM
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Kerrie what is the link to the article in the Post you referred too. 

May 21, 2015 12:04 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Many realtor move on when their commission split was better.  I personally do not like the idea that brokers tell you we offer the best split and gave the most training or leads in effect they were not...

May 21, 2015 12:30 AM
Pat & Wayne Harriman
Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 - Wallingford, CT
Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate

Well, congrats to them for being mentioned, but I didn't care for the article and even less for most of the comments that followed. Not sure I'd want to be mentioned in an article like that. Oh, and I've never heard of us being called "realty agents" ever in my life. Oh well. And what Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com said, too!

May 21, 2015 12:33 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

AR is getting attention as a professional site.

May 21, 2015 12:36 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Congrats to Tammy! There have been a few times where we have been quoted. In fact 2 weeks ago a loan officer told me that one of our AR questions was quoted in the Chicago Trib having to do with short sales.

May 21, 2015 12:42 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Oh that makes me happy. Love that some of our own on in the spotlight for their contributions we get to see every day.

May 21, 2015 01:27 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Ken Harney is a terrific writer, and fortunately he is still at the Post.  Most of their experienced writers took buyouts and were replaced by very recent J-school graduates.  

Alos, getting picked up by Ken is totally cool because he is syndicated all over the country - so waty to go, Tammy!

May 21, 2015 02:13 AM
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Missy Caulk , I linked to it via Washington Post above.  Here it is.  Hope you're doing well!!

May 21, 2015 02:21 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Nice to know we are being paid attention to.  Thanks for the information.

May 21, 2015 02:32 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Very cool!  How nice for them to be featured.  It's great that you share their successes with us!

May 21, 2015 03:08 AM
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

That's great.  Congrats to Activerain and everyone who makes this community so awesome. 

May 21, 2015 06:25 AM
Geoff Grist
Mosman Neutral Bay Realty, Sydney Australia - Sydney, AU
Author of Sold Above Market book

It's refreshing to be part of a predominately US based blog although I am in Sydney Australia, I am learning from everyone all the time so thank you to all the active rainers, where ever you are

May 21, 2015 09:43 AM
Tom White
Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN

You just never know when something that you write for AR will be used by a major publication! So cool for those mentioned.

May 21, 2015 11:39 PM
Ernie Steele
Lebanon, PA

Kerrie, that's 'pretty neat' actually...Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

May 22, 2015 05:00 AM
Christi Farrington
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT

What exciting news. Thank you for sharing, Kerrie!  

I love being part of ActiveRain!!  

Oh, I forgot to mention that I don't usually notice or care about the commission split (unless it's $100) as long as the client gets the house of their dreams! 

May 23, 2015 04:31 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Kerrie - Thanks for sharing this fantastic info. That is great exposure for the AR community, as well as our members. Way to go Tammy.

May 23, 2015 07:59 AM