Biggest Social Media Success Story

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

 

©by Patricia Feager, 7/12/2016

 

My biggest Social Media Success Story started when I stepped outside my comfort zone and started my Blog on ActiveRain. I have to confess, it was scary dipping my toes out into the Universe. If memory is correct, I did it in the dark, late at night. Within minutes I received a reply. I couldn't believe my eyes! I wasn't alone! It all happened just that fast and I've been on ActiveRain ever since. 

 

The premise, of course, was to get leads, sales, buyers, and sellers while earning money in Real Estate! But the truth is, that didn't happen. I cannot tell a lie. As a result of Social Media, I didn't get anything  - zippo! Nadda! When it came to Real Estate, I got "Pie in the sky! My business continues primarily as a result of referrals. 

 

Now I would bet you're wondering by looking at the number of points gained from participating in blog entries, providing comments, going to Rain Camp, making phone calls to other ActiveRainers, and submitting entries for contests what kept you on ActiveRain if it didn't produce results in the Real Estate industry?

Well, to be honest, I've asked myself that question many times. There were times I wanted to quit. For example, once upon a time I was offended by another person's comment and lost face. I didn't think I'd continue but what I got was positive reinforcement by concerned members. It reminded me of the time I was a runner in the 1990's. Although I wasn't the fastest or best in the 5K, Half Marathon or Marathon races, strangers on the sidelines cheered me on to the finish line and so did fellow runners. Many of those cheers came from people inside my community from where I lived and ran in Chicago. We were strangers; then we became friends. That was a very healthy and worthwhile endeavor. And that's exactly how I'd compare my experience here on ActiveRain.

 

Would I like to do better in business? Absolutely!

 

Do I want success and have better tools to achieve my goals? Yes!

 

Rome wasn't built in a day. Neither was I or my business. Nor am I in ruins. I have the positive support of virtual friends on ActiveRain. I've had the pleasure of meeting many in person. Some have traveled to Dallas to visit with me and I have traveled the distance to meet others. What I have gained is knowledge, insights, new techniques and the passion for improving my writing skills and becoming more proficient taking photographs. My friends on ActiveRain have given me inspiration, motivation, and determination to succeed. Thank you, ActiveRain! You are my sunshine, hope, and joy! 

 

 

 

©by Patricia Feager 7/12/2016. This is my entry for the AR Contest. The content and the photograph are the results of my authentic self. Thank you ActiveRain!

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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Bob "RealMan" Timm - SEO is better than nothing! All it takes is one miracle! Or maybe we are getting the best after all. I'm glad we're friends on AR!

Jul 12, 2016 09:35 AM #2
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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Patricia we are the lucky ones to have you as a member!! You bring so much to the rain...and then some.  I for one know if I have the opportunity to refer a client I'd be calling you!

Jul 12, 2016 09:49 AM #3
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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Anna Banana Kruchten - happiness spreads through ActiveRain! To meet your acquaintance here on AR has been my pleasure too! I wouldn't hesitate to send referrals your way either! You are the reason for AR/AZ proud!

Jul 12, 2016 09:54 AM #4
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Patricia

Thank you for sharing your story, and your thoughts. There are many successes to be derived from participating here, and it's not all financial. And we have been blessed with a host of great content from you!!

Jeff

Jul 12, 2016 10:00 AM #5
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Patricia, you are such a great writer, I can't believe you wrote your first blog in the dark. We are blessed to have you in the rain, thank you for all you do.

Jul 12, 2016 10:09 AM #6
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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Jeff Dowler CRS - You're a breath of fresh air with a California sunshine twist yourself! 

Thank you! You made my day! And I think you're great. 

Jul 12, 2016 10:33 AM #7
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Beth Atalay - I really do credit all the support from members on AR, such as yourself for giving me the encouragement and inspiration to keep on trying to succeed. Because of this, I feel more confident and proficient in my writing skills. I have succeeded in gaining great friendship too. I count you among one of the blessings here on AR. 

Thank you Beth. 

Jul 12, 2016 10:35 AM #8
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George Souto
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Patricia there are many reasons that motivate us to continue to participate on ActiveRain, and you have highlighted one of the many.  Glad you stuck around and are here.

Jul 12, 2016 11:51 AM #9
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Patrica

Your journey into social has been a success story.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 12, 2016 11:57 AM #10
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People admire the winners of from competitive sports. However, there are just as many happy winners and participants who feel great about what they do and have something to contribute.

This is a great blog.

Sam Shueh

Jul 12, 2016 12:39 PM #11
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I credit a lot of success here that isn't "direct" as a result of "here".  I learned a lot of things that I use in various other parts of my business.  I've learned about SEO for my WP blog, had my opinion changed on forced registration, and so many other things.  I am not sure I would have a FB business page if not for AR.  

Jul 12, 2016 01:03 PM #12
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for sharing your success story. I always enjoy reading your posts.

Jul 12, 2016 09:22 PM #13
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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What a great success story my friend!  I know that I should be doing more with social media to help my business, perhaps this contest will inspire me!

Jul 13, 2016 12:42 AM #14
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Love your post and your honesty, Patricia. AR is a great place to be.

Jul 14, 2016 12:25 PM #15
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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I find it hard to believe, Patricia, that not one seller or buyer called you from something you wrote. They might not have told you, but they do check you out, even if they were referred. Reading your words, hearing about your compassion for others, your empathy for fellow agents and your deep commitment to real estate, is enough to make any buyer or seller feel ecstatic that they are working with you.

Jul 15, 2016 04:45 AM #16
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Lottie Kendall
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Oh my, that picture is a beauty, almost as beautiful as your heartfelt words.

Consistency and persistence are needed on social media, just as they are with newsletters or other direct mailings. Sure, there are some lucky shots, but your success, when it comes, is likely to be sustainable.

 

Jul 15, 2016 10:36 AM #17
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Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
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Your story is powerful. I have found I do best when I have no expectations. And I know that is difficult given the time our business demands. Keep writing Patricia Feager! I will keep reading and do more with referrals. 

Jul 17, 2016 01:04 AM #18
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Love the story on how it all happened, came together Patricia Feager !

Jul 17, 2016 06:04 AM #19
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Laura Cerrano
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We have a lot more to do in this world regarding social media but this might be a step. :)

Jul 17, 2016 04:34 PM #20
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I might want to use this as a re-blog because I haven't done one in a really long time. :)

Jul 17, 2016 04:51 PM #21
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