New to ActiveRain, You Should Read This

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New to ActiveRain, This is for YOU.

Though it wasn't a few days ago and it has been a few years, I do remember being new to ActiveRain. I happened upon this site up because someone told me that I should blog and suggested ActiveRain as a good place to start. That person said to grow my business and be found on Google I had to be blogging.

So that very day, I searched it out, found it and signed up. I paid for a full year of service. I filled out my profile and wrote my first post. Whew! I was blogging and thought my job was done. I logged off, expected results and did not return for 3 months.

BloggingThree months passed and one day I wondered why I wasn't getting business from my blog. I felt like my profile would be enough to bring in new business. I could track no calls or contacts to ActiveRain. I decided to see what I had missed and logged back on. I spent quite a bit of time reading and getting familiar with the site.

I learned there were training webinars and that the posts written by others were very good. I was learning things about a variety of topics. I noticed that people were posting comments on the blog posts and they seemed to know one another.

The pieces started coming together and I decided I needed more blog posts to get the kickstart I needed for my business. I made a comments and people commented on my posts. It was like a conversation. I could tell that over time, friendships might start and maybe those I commented with could send me business.

Getting involved in routine blogging takes time and consistency. The friendships come along the way, knowledge increased. Bottom line is you have to be involved. That is why this post is for you.

Jump in and participate in ActiveRain. You may be thinking nobody will want to read what you write, but I assure you they will read. They will also comment and you need to do the same. It does take an invest of time which is an investment in your business. Are you ready to join in? I can tell you that you will be rewarded.

New to ActiveRain, This is for YOU.


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Clarksville, TN 37040

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                  it would be my pleasure to assist you!                             

Debbie Reynolds
"The Real Debbie Reynolds"

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  3. Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers 10/22/2017 05:51 AM
  4. Joan Cox 12/05/2017 06:38 AM
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Luke Acree
ReminderMedia - King of Prussia, PA
Making Agents Memorable

Finally had my first Active Rain collaboration and it went swimmingly!

Oct 12, 2017 08:32 AM #20
Ann Nguyen
eXp Realty - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale


Sounds like you jumped with both feet once you started and it paid off big time. This a great post for newbies & oldies like me 

Oct 12, 2017 11:28 AM #21
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

As a newbie sometimes it takes reminders to get on here and spend the time posting and blogging. Thanks for that and have a great day!

Oct 12, 2017 12:23 PM #22
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

A great lesson indeed Debbie Reynolds . I learned the most through the comments of those who still visit me today, the tips, links of blogs i needed to read and years of lessons have made me who i am today 

Oct 12, 2017 12:35 PM #23
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

I find I get much more out of it when I am engaged in writing posts as well as commenting and reading others.  When I started blogging in 2011, it gave me a lot more confidence in the real estate business in general.

Oct 12, 2017 05:26 PM #24
Marna Brown-Krausz
RE/MAX Greater Princeton - Princeton, NJ
Residential; first time buyers, relo, emptynesters

Thanks so much Debbie!  Great advice for the newbys like me.

Oct 12, 2017 05:57 PM #25
Laura Filip
RE/MAX UTOPIA , Serving all of Texoma - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Blogging takes time and work but worth it in the end for sure. 

Oct 12, 2017 06:14 PM #26
Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL
Providing the integrity and service you deserve.

Feature post worthy !!! Congratulatons. 

Oct 12, 2017 06:21 PM #27
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

Wise words, Debbie. And good advice no matter what stage of AR you are in.


Oct 12, 2017 08:07 PM #28
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Great advice for beginners. Just participate. Get to know people. I completely agree. Thanks for sharing. 

Oct 12, 2017 08:58 PM #29
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Debbie

Wasn't sure if I had seen this but I checked. No matter, I read it again and it really contains some excellent advice for new writers, and those who might need some encouragement, or a refresher if they have been away.

Jump in and participate!! Terrific advice!


Oct 12, 2017 10:34 PM #30
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Debbie Reynolds, this is for all newbies and those who have been an ActiveRain member for a while. Yesterday, I read a comment on a FB post that said "blogging is so yesterday". Those who make comments like that have no idea what they're missing out on.

Oct 13, 2017 05:38 AM #31
Lee Keadle
Carolina One Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Keadle Real Estate Group

Consistency is THE most important part of blogging.  It's so time-intensive, and it's easy to lose the motivation when you're busy with showings and active clients - but forget to blog for a few months, and you'll regret it later!

Oct 13, 2017 06:57 AM #32
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Debbie,  I remember the notice I received of my very first comment.  I could not believe someone actually interested enough in what I said.  It was quite a rush.  Trust you are well Debbie.  Mark

Oct 13, 2017 08:40 AM #33
Barbara Golden
Realty Executives NOLA - Mandeville, LA
The Golden Group at Realty Executives NOLA

Thanks Debbie! I haven't blogged yet as a newbie but this may have just pushed me over the edge. I'm regretting not starting already! Appreciate you!

Oct 13, 2017 08:58 AM #34
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

The voice of experience has spoken clearly. Great post for all to read.

Much is gained and grown in the Rain.

Oct 14, 2017 06:32 AM #35
Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

Consistency in can be so elusive for the time-strapped agent. This is a good reminder, even for us old-timers.

Oct 15, 2017 04:02 PM #36
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Debbie Reynolds "I made comments and people commented on my posts. It was like a conversation. I could tell that over time, friendships might start and maybe those I commented with could send me business."

Right on target - and - re-blog!

Oct 22, 2017 05:50 AM #37
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

You must dare to get wet in The Rain...great post!

Oct 24, 2017 08:33 PM #38
Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley

Getting involved is essential if you wish to benefit from Active Rain -- true with most things, right? The more you give, the more you receive.

Dec 05, 2017 07:18 AM #39
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