I forgot I was a member on Active Rain..and a Rainmaker at that!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Rush Point Realty LLC, Victoria Frieberg, broker

Coming into another Minnesota winter, watching the clouds finally break up backlit by the sun that has hidden the entire day..and I decided to look up my friend Theresa Eckholm on AR.  I know Teri stays on top of her blog and her social media with a wonderful rythym that I just cannot seem to achieve!  At some point I need to ask her if all that keypunching and researching and lovely compiling brings in clients!

I am an on again off again blogger, an on again off again contributor to the local newspapers and radio shows.  I am somewhat lackadaisical on tracking if those activities bring me business, but I seem to do ok in this conglomeration of rural communities I call my stomping grounds.

I read, I research, I most likely think too much about what is affecting real estate, my clients, my family who depends on my ability to continue to provide services to the best of my ability to a plethora of personalities needing a hugely varied skill set..divorces, estates, first time buyers..lenders overlays, county zoning regs..it's mind boggling sometimes, but only if I let it be.

I tend to be more verbose in the winter.  Probably because there are less people to talk to..the home office is warm, the dog on my toes, the clouds attract my attention a little more. A few less frantic buyers and sellers needing to see me immediately.  Winter is when I signed up to be a Rainmaker with every intention of beginning a disciplined approach to writing and attracting clients with my impeccable knowledge and wit.  Then I forgot about it.  I have been a member of AR since I believe around 2009.  I used to come to the site in it's early days excited to hear and share stories no one in the family could even comprehend. I see there are still some pretty great tales out here in the agentsphere!

I hear there is excitement here since Mr. Ben Kinney has purchased the site.  I am excited to see Localism restart, I loved that part of the old AR.  I like to take pictures.  Maybe Teri will be a good example for me and I will have someone tell me that they found me on Active Rain blogging,  and the winter will be just a little warmer!  ice

Comments (6)

Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Vicky--I am not as active as I once was either. I am active in real estate but not so much on Active Rain. I didn't realize they were making a go of Localism again. That was my forte and yes it did bring business. Sadly without it, there was more interaction with agents, which is good, but less with actual buying and selling clients. I am glad you are back and maybe I will make an effort to start regularly posting several times a week rather than once in awhlle again too.

Oct 31, 2015 12:45 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Google loves LOCALISM ! It is the tool we have for Ranking that Big Money Commerical doesn't pursue !

Oct 31, 2015 09:34 PM
Victoria Frieberg
Rush Point Realty LLC, Victoria Frieberg, broker - Rush City, MN
Realtor, Broker, Rush Point Realty LLC

I signed up for it, but do not see that it is active yet?  

Oct 31, 2015 09:42 PM
Victoria Frieberg
Rush Point Realty LLC, Victoria Frieberg, broker - Rush City, MN
Realtor, Broker, Rush Point Realty LLC

Wow..just looked back and I joined in 2006..time flies!  Still do not see where to post to Localism, but looking this morning..I used to love using that very visual site!

 

Oct 31, 2015 09:49 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I read your post in the Q&A today, looks like you have been paying in for quite a while without much return on your investment.

Hopefully that will turn around soon.

Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you get back into the blogging mode.

 

Jan 14, 2021 09:03 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Btw, love the photo, Northern Minnesota is a beautiful place, where is the lake in the photo.

 

Jan 14, 2021 09:05 AM