What do you expect from Activerain "followers"?

Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

Probably once a year, I go to those I "follow" and those who "follow" me here on Activerain just to see what's going on.


I am gratified to see that those who follow me are mainly dyed-in-the-wool Rainmakers, often with hundreds more following them than I count on mine. And most of them I recognize whose blogs I religiously read and often comment on.


Interestingly, I found quite a few who did not have many followers and I don't recognize them. In order for me to "follow" them, they must have written something interesting that caught my attention and I hoped to see more of them. But you know what? FEW of them have written anything else during the year. They must have come to Activerain all enthusiastic, but then dropped out.

And that's too bad, because I want to focus on ACTIVE ACTIVERAINERS.


So those of you who came into Activerain for just a short period of time but don't feel we are worth it to stay, well, I really don't want to keep you on my list of "following".

No, you can't just come meet us and then expect to just sit back and get referrals, for example. Those we leave for Activerainers whom we interact with here on this platform on a regular basis to a point where we actually "know" each other.


I am following just over 400 and I surprised myself that I didn't want to cut into that number.

And that's good news. I feel I know this many wonderful real estate agents and related members here from whom I learn something daily and get business from some.

I am blessed!




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Hella Rothwell at Carmel Beach during Concours WeekCarmel-by-the-Sea Beach and Pebble Beach Golf Course California

Whether buying or selling oceanfront, oceanview, commercial or any type of real estate in Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel Valley and Big Sur, I can help you. Call me and let's meet in my Carmel-by-the-Sea office in Su Vecino Court on Dolores between 5th & 6th.

Or we can just chat on the phone to discuss your real estate needs.

Are you out of the area? No problem, I often never even meet my clients. The whole transaction is handled long distance.

As an independent real estate broker licensed in California and Hawaii, I can represent you with residential real estate, commercial properties & investment opportunities.

For more information

www.HellaRothwell.com & www.RothwellRealty.com

& www.HellaHawaii.com

Member: National Association of REALTORS, California Association of REALTORS, Hawaii Association of REALTORS, Del Norte Association of REALTORS, Honolulu Board of REALTORS. Also MLS Listings in California.


Hella Mitschke Rothwell (R)

Real Estate Broker/Owner/Realtor®
Licensed in California #01772851 & Hawaii #RB-21268

Tel. 831-626-4000 

Fax 1-877-822-9332

ROTHWELL REALTY INC.: Su Vecino Court, Lincoln & Dolores between 5th & 6th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921


MAILING: P.O. Box 4554, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Email: HellaRothwell@gmail.com

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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I expect my internet presence to be better than without AR.

Jul 05, 2017 12:19 PM #1
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Hella

I really haven't looked at my list of those I follow and those who follow me for a very long time. Probably something I should do to see if aything needs to be cleaned up.


Jul 05, 2017 12:55 PM #2
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Hi Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® I liked your thoughts in your blog, so I am following you now 

Jul 05, 2017 01:02 PM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Hella- I do appreciate everyone who follows my blog and have no idea how many I follow. I'm sure there are many who came and then left and there are some who just might return. I keep hoping. But I may have to do some editing too. 


Jul 05, 2017 01:14 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jul 05, 2017 02:04 PM #5
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - I enjoy reading what you post. Thanks for sharing your blog.

Jul 05, 2017 02:12 PM #6
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Hella,  I feel the same ... blessed.  AR is a wonderful community. I've made many friends here and continue to learn daily.

Jul 05, 2017 03:13 PM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am down to about 31 regulars that I follow. Some that I have eliminated haven't been active for over two years.

Jul 06, 2017 06:42 AM #8
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

I've not been disappointed in the number of my Followers (although who wouldn't want more?), Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® ... and I remain on the lookout for new members to Follow.  Like you, I have quickly followed someone because of a singular post brilliantly written ... with the hopes that more follow in the future.  

I suppose I need to do some "cleaning" of my List, but I hate to give up on anyone too quickly ... and I remain hopeful, even if gone from AR, that they return in the future.  Are we eternal optimists??


Jul 06, 2017 11:30 AM #9
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Jesus, how can you read 400 blogs a day? That's an insane number of people to follow. LOL.

Jul 06, 2017 02:54 PM #10
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Until I read this post, I hadn't even wondered how many blogs I was following, or how many followed me.  I finally poked around long enough to find that number just a little while ago.

Jul 07, 2017 12:41 AM #11
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Hella I have no idea about how many I follow and vice versa. Some folks here in the rain think it's a bade of honor to have a gazillion followers to be on the leader board of top followers. Me?  I don't think it's about quantity. It's about quality and creating long term relationships - that takes dedication and consistency.

Jul 07, 2017 09:06 AM #12
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Hella... personally, I never expect an awful lot from my followers. I often think that many who follow us don't even really know why they do so... and of course, many drop out of Active Rain quickly. It's time for me to review those whom I follow... but somehow that always falls to the bottom of my to do list.

Jul 11, 2017 06:17 AM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hella, I know many have left and in spite of that I leave the list alone, it does not hurt anyone. Some times it is fun to see when  someone returns after months or years...it is like old  friends you lost touch with...endre

Jul 13, 2017 11:23 AM #14
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hella, I used to clean up this list, but now don't really pay attention to it.   Would be nice if more interacted here in the rain.

Jul 14, 2017 06:26 AM #15
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