Grateful for Active Rain: The Social Media Platform for savvy Realtors

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Grateful for Active Rain:  The Social Media Platform for savvy Realtors

www.endrebarath.com

Most of my regular followers and those who read my posts consistently know, that I have been on this platform since 2008. Initially, I started out just reading other blog posts.  I was observing, learning and most importantly watching what the platform was all about.

Then I took a leap of faith and started my own blogging. The quality of my posts well, let’s just be polite and say that it questionable at best.

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My initial goal, when I joined the platform was to get referrals. Naively I figured, that if I  put my name out there, the referrals would start flying in by the droves. Well, that did not initially happen. Instead I started to learn about SEO, then I learned about Long Tail Words and the list goes on and on. Most importantly I learned how to Blog.  I also learned about Google Algorithms and that “change” on the Internet is fast and often unexpected, so I need to keep up with the changes and not get complacent.

Next thing I knew, I started getting calls and emails from potential buyers and sellers. Now that was fun. Although no referrals but actual business from the world  wide  web.  I started getting International Buyers and Sellers. The Buyers and Sellers from Asia, the Pacific Rim and Europe started reaching  out to me. The best part is they still do!

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As in life often things change, the big players got into  Real Estate on the Internet and ultimately Active Rain was sold a few times. One thing was sure, I was addicted and at the same time I found my Voice on the platform.

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The beneficial byproduct on being on this platform, in addition of having learned how to blog productively, I developed relationships with other great bloggers. Somewhere along the way these relationships blossomed into  friendships. Ironically some of the members moved on from the platform, but our relationships and the friendships remained. I have said this before it was an unintended consequence of being on this platform.

 Interestingly the referrals continued, including from those who decided to move on. Just as the friendships continued, despite not being on the platform.

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Reflecting on eleven years I can safely say, most of my blog post were not all Real Estate Related. Many were about good to great  Wines that  Diane and I  enjoyed. Fantastic Restaurants that I thought were noteworthy to share as if I wanted to be a  Restaurant Critic. I have of course, shared recipe’s and my cooking. I have written blog posts about books that I read. Places I visited and most importantly about our ‘Animal Farm’. The trials and tribulations of being a Pet Friendly Realtor in Los Angeles can be fun read for likeminded people, not as much fun for those who are not animal friendly.

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Clients started to get to know me before they met me, they knew what my passions were and what my ethics were. So, with that said I am very grateful for this platform and for the friendships, the clients and the learning I received. At the same time, I hope and wish for many more friendships as well as clients in the future.

If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 (m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at https://www.endrebarath.com  I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Michael Jacobs  if that is what came to my  Culver City Open House yes:)) Endre

Nov 19, 2019 11:22 PM #44
Rainmaker
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Beth Atalay  this year is tight for Vegas for us:) so unless you stop  in at LAX we will have to do it another time:)Endre

Nov 19, 2019 11:23 PM #45
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  Sheila, yes I am all about the other stuff:) but take Real Estate just as serious:)))Endre

Nov 19, 2019 11:24 PM #46
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Matthew Klinowski, PA  wow what a kind comment I had no idea, thank you, Endre

Nov 19, 2019 11:26 PM #47
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Sheila Anderson  and you had a driver to boot loved it:)Endre

Nov 19, 2019 11:27 PM #48
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Foster Smith Summerville  thank you for stopping in, we never connected over all these years so I just corrected that, now I am following you in light of the fact that we are in the same class:))Endre

Nov 19, 2019 11:28 PM #49
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Charita Cadenhead  loved your comment and it has been ages since we connected.... now to your second comment I love spammers it gives me reassurance that people outside of AR are reading my posts and I said this to to Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS  a few weeks ago.... on the other hand I loved Liz and Bill Spear   clarification Endre

Nov 19, 2019 11:31 PM #50
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Richie Alan Naggar  did you ever see the Lays potato chip commercial where Larry Bird says you can not just eat one? Same thing once you bite into this burger no time to take pictures because you are too busy eating it:))Endre

Nov 19, 2019 11:48 PM #51
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Cindy Edwards
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Hi Endre,

Great content, but I especially like the pictures that help tell your story.

Nov 20, 2019 05:59 AM #52
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Liz and Bill Spear
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It sometimes amazes me how quickly time has flown in this community.  We've watched grandkids grow up enough to be in high school, pets go from puppies and kittens to full grown, phone conversations & texting beyond count, and have met many in person and it's never felt like meeting a stranger.  Some of those relationships have moved from AR to Facebook or elsewhere, but the foundations are still there.  Bill

Nov 20, 2019 07:07 AM #53
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Endre Barath, Jr. - I love one of your last points that clients got to know you before they met you.  That was certainly true of me.  I knew you long before we met in person.  This really is a great community and I am glad that this has been featured.

Nov 20, 2019 07:10 AM #54
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Cindy Edwards  I tend to get verbose and the pictures break up the monotony:))Endre

Nov 20, 2019 10:50 PM #55
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Liz and Bill Spear  you are so right, I remember when I was young and now I look in the mirror and say "who is that old guy looking back" all these years on AR are like dog years:))Endre

Nov 20, 2019 10:52 PM #56
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Grant Schneider  the longer we are on the platform and when we meet for the first time we know each other and it feels like meeting old friends again:) Endre

Nov 20, 2019 10:53 PM #57
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Endre,

The best things about our meet-ups is that we had fun and laughed a lot!  And we got to know each other.   Mimi Foster we both love people who can make you laugh and that is a gift!  A

Nov 21, 2019 06:06 AM #58
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  we did have a lot of fun, good food and good wine at the gatherings and they were quite a few, Endre

Nov 22, 2019 09:24 PM #59
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I have been hanging by a thread, Endre. Losing Charlotte after her being a part of our lives for 17 years was one of the hardest things I've ever done. It had been awhile since I lost a child (fur baby) and I had forgotten how badly it hurt. 

Ray is healing wonderfully - still a bit weak and still grieving about losing his Charlotte but, he is returning more and more to normal with each passing day. I'm SO happy to have him home and our lives be almost back to normal!

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Endre, 

I'm still waiting for those international buyers and sellers to call me...what is your secret? 

Nov 27, 2019 12:06 AM #61
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Ricardo Mello
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Great post Endre!

Dec 01, 2019 12:29 PM #62
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PERFECT POST - Congratulations on the Feature my friend!!!

Dec 04, 2019 01:24 PM #63
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