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Activerain Does It Again...And Hopefully I've Returned The Favor

Services for Real Estate Pros with Milestone Motoring - Auto Broker/Dealer

Lexus RX400HIt started last Saturday.  I got a call from someone who "found me on the internet."  He Googled "Auto Broker - Conejo Valley and found not my Milestone Motoring Website, but my last Activerain Blog "Top Ten Most Fuel Efficient Sedans 2008" which led him to my Activerain profile, which led him to me.

The irony was that he is a Real Estate Agent who...dare I say it...had never heard of Active Rain.  Perhaps I should have been telling him why the Lexus RX400 Hybrid was the perfect car for a busy Real Estate Agent, but instead I spent the next 20 minutes preaching the WONDERS OF ACTIVERAIN.

I told him all about blogging and SEO and the warm community of colleagues.  I told him about Localism and people like Broker Bryant, Sally Cheeseman and Neal Bloom.   I told him about the wealth of information that's available free of charge.  I implored him to join and to fully participate in the Activerain experience.  I said "give it three months of active participation and I can all but promise you'll see results." At one point he asked if I was really an Auto Broker, or PR person for Activerain???

Eventually I got around to talking about his new Lexus which I'm happy to say was delivered this morning to his office.  I know he thinks my services as an Auto Broker made his experience stress free and easy, but I hope he realizes that the information I provided him about Activerain has just as much value. 

He definitely looks successful driving his beautiful new Hybrid

If he listens to my advice and joins Activerain I know the car won't be what he thanks me for in the future.


John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

I didn't even know Lexus made an hybrid SUV.  Shows you what I know.

Jun 03, 2008 10:47 AM
Melody Young
Milestone Motoring - Auto Broker/Dealer - Westlake Village, CA
Auto Broker-Milestone Motoring

Yes John they do, and it's a beauty...thanks for stopping by.

Jun 03, 2008 10:52 AM
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Thanks for the top ten list that is great info.

Jun 03, 2008 10:56 AM
Marie Meyer
Keller Williams Realty - Central Valley, NY
Orange County New York Realtor

Hi Melody ... Interesting!  You never know who will find your blog.  It's also encouraging.  Thanks for posting it.

Jun 03, 2008 11:04 AM
Melody Young
Milestone Motoring - Auto Broker/Dealer - Westlake Village, CA
Auto Broker-Milestone Motoring

Steven, it's good to know, thanks for stopping by.

Jun 03, 2008 11:05 AM
Melody Young
Milestone Motoring - Auto Broker/Dealer - Westlake Village, CA
Auto Broker-Milestone Motoring

Marie, it never ceases to amaze me.  thanks for your comment.

Jun 03, 2008 11:06 AM
Shaun Wren

Amazing isn't it. After posting  a blog I am usually able to find it on google after a day or so.

Jun 03, 2008 11:12 AM
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Melody.... great to see you back.  Glad that you found something to keep you going....  I love the Lexus models. I had a 1998 Lexus SC400.  Loved that car....  love BMW's and the Lexus's.....   

In regards to blogging....  Marie is right and glad that you are utilizing this to your benefit.  Hope all is well and keep in touch.

jeff belonger

Jun 03, 2008 04:21 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Melody:  I have been driving my 2007 Honda CR-V for about ten months now.  It gets 28 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the open road.  I am extremely pleased with it.  Thanks for sharing your list.

Jun 03, 2008 06:01 PM
Vickie Arcuri
Coldwell Banker Realty - Fort Lauderdale, FL
South Florida Luxury Real Estate

Hi Melody, AR is definitely a great place...I hope he joins too!!!  Big congrats on your AR success!

Jun 05, 2008 02:38 PM

Wow. Nice testimonial. Every company wants to have your kind of endorsement.

Jun 13, 2008 06:08 AM
IMNJ - Internet Marketing Specialist
Internet Marketing NJ - Red Bank, NJ

Melody - great post. I really enjoy reading ActiveRain success stories. It is good to see the effort pay dividends. Best wishes!

Jun 14, 2008 03:34 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Melody, congratulations on your sale and weaving Active Rain into the story. Amazing you knew much more about this area than a Realtor.

Jun 14, 2008 03:46 PM
Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

Wow...that's a first...a car sold through AR...what will they think of next...good for you.

Jul 06, 2008 04:52 AM
Callie Thompson
Property Xchange Solutions - Frederick, MD
Property Xchange Solutions

Hi Melody- How have you been? I haven't heard from you in a while. Call me or email me sometime.

Sep 04, 2008 11:02 AM