Thanks A Million activerain

Real Estate Agent with Joe Manausa Real Estate 8508880888

I have been blogging now for more than 10 years on ActiveRain, and I can honestly say that it is where I learned how to transition from a traditional real estate marketer to one who dominates on the internet. As I approach a milestone here (1 Million Points on ActiveRain), it makes me remember that it was here that it all started.

When I was first exposed to ActiveRain and blogging, I had no idea that it would completely change the way that I do business. In 2007, I closed less than $25,000 in revenue from my digital marketing channels. Flash forward ten years to 2017 and that number will exceed $2M.


Any form of marketing requires a commitment and a willingness to "stay the course." Blogging is no different.

I started blogging on ActiveRain in mid July 2007. I told an associate I was going to write something every day for 30 days and then decide if it was worthwhile.

After those 30 days, I had received enough feedback from others on ActiveRain that I felt that there might be some merit to a daily real estate blog, though I really wasn't sure what it would be. So I went ahead and committed to another 30 days of writing.

Since that time I also started blogs at and other websites, and I can tell you that in 10+ years, I have NEVER missed posting an article on a weekday on my blog. Even with holidays, Christmas, Easter, etc., if it was a Monday through Friday, I posted an article. That was (and is) my commitment.

To this day, where my business is growing rapidly (up 90% this year over last), I still take the time to post a new article every morning.

My commitment is to arise early and write something from 400 to 2000 words every morning.

What I Have Learned From My Daily Blog

The most critical aspects of being an effective digital marketer is to understand WHY you are doing it and HOW you plan on accomplishing your goals.

When I started on ActiveRain, I neither understood my WHY or the HOW, and that is why this community is so important to the real estate brokerage industry.

You can just start writing, the WHY and the HOW will come to you once you are exposed to your peers from around the US.

  • WHY I Blog - This is simple. My different blogs serve to answer the questions that real estate consumers in Tallahassee need to know. Through this effort, I will gain an opportunity to demonstrate my knowledge and professionalism to prospective buyers and sellers, and those that are most interested in working with a professional will likely want to do business with me. This is the type of customer with whom I have the greatest success, as the interactions begin with a level of trust that is hard to replicate by mere advertising or personal referral.
  • HOW I Accomplish My Goals - My goals are accomplished by writing down my objectives and analyzing the data that only digital marketing can provide. Understanding keywords, bounce rates, page views, time on site, and many more metrics allows me to create a virtual sales funnel with my daily blog, and the process of driving targeted traffic to the blog is built upon an understanding of the ROI behind every lead source. Ultimately, after many years of blogging, my virtual real estate presence is a business that is scalable and has great longevity.

My Favorite Blog Posts

One of the great things about blogging on ActiveRain is the ability to review your "stats" and sort posts by different categories. I have been fortunate enough to have 171 Featured Posts, and they have attracted a lot of attention.

Here are a few of my favorite posts on ActiveRain.

Thanks A Million ActiveRain

I just wanted to take this time to thank the ownership of ActiveRain as well as the membership here too for all the support, advice, comments, likes, etc. over the years. This is a truly unique forum for real estate agents and real estate brokers and all agents wishing to grow their business should use this site as a great starting point for digital marketing education and support.




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Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Real Estate

Thanks Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling ... it took me a while but I guess persistence pays off :).

Aug 25, 2017 08:19 AM #8
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Congratulations on your success... both on ActiveRain as well as !

Aug 25, 2017 08:38 AM #9
Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Real Estate

Thank you so much Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC 

Aug 25, 2017 08:51 AM #10
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!


                             Congratulations Joe - You are a ActiveRain Millionaire!

Aug 25, 2017 09:24 AM #11
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

                                         Featured in BananaTude Group!


Aug 25, 2017 09:25 AM #12
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Sorry I missed the big day. Had I known I would have helped, not that you needed any more help.

Aug 25, 2017 10:05 AM #13
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Joe, congratulations on this huge milestone.   It does take persistence to come this far!  

Aug 25, 2017 10:22 AM #14
Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Real Estate

Thanks a lot Joe Pryor & Joan Cox ... now on to 2M???

Aug 25, 2017 10:36 AM #15
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Joe, you KNOW your WHY...that is a big part in framing for success. Congratulations on your new milestone!

Aug 26, 2017 02:38 AM #16
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Congratulations on hitting the million mark milestone.  This platform is very valuable when used consistently for hyperlocal content.

Aug 26, 2017 11:51 AM #17
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Joe, my Buyer went under contract on one of your office's listings today.  Your agents are very professional; great communication skills.   I look forward to a successful closing.

    Congrats on the 1,000,000 points!

Aug 27, 2017 03:25 PM #18
Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Real Estate

Thanks Fred (for selling our listing and the comment!)

Aug 28, 2017 04:15 AM #19
Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

Congratulations! I don't know that I will ever make it, but I love being here and learning every day.

Aug 31, 2017 07:49 PM #20
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Joe,

You deserve it. Keep showing up.

Aug 31, 2017 08:40 PM #21
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Joe.  Congrats on becoming a millionaire here on Active Rain.

Sep 01, 2017 05:19 AM #22
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Congratulations on your millionaire status!

Sep 01, 2017 07:34 AM #23
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Congrats on your AR Millionaire status Joe Manausa You have become a vlaued member of our community and we so appreciate your content, sharing and caring for all parties to the transaction

Sep 01, 2017 11:21 AM #24
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Congrats on hitting a million and the many years of blogging. -Kasey

Sep 01, 2017 01:30 PM #25
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Congratulations, Joe, on the milestone a few days ago. But really the congratulations are for the successes, the learning, and the sharing you've accomplished all these years.


Sep 01, 2017 02:30 PM #26
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Congratulations Joe!

AR is a great resource to reach out to many incredible agents who share their success and secrets, and share yours:) 

Dec 03, 2017 10:17 PM #27
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