Helping Each Other in the ActiveRain Community

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Helping Each Other in the ActiveRain Community


"Write a post sharing how we are showing the positives of real estate right now, how professionals can help each other, their community, and of course, clients, including buyers and sellers." This is the April contest challenge from ActiveRain Ambassador Margaret Rome

If you follow my blog posts on a regular basis, you know that I have written hundreds of posts about many aspects of our home community, our county and our home state of Maryland.

For this post, I have decided on how to focus on helping and supporting our fellow members of ActiveRain. Many of our members are doing their best during this stressful time and some extra kindness and positive support is definitely in order. I do not know how much longer I will be an active member but will recommend some of the things that I have been doing for a number of years.

When you receive a comment on one of your posts, try to reciprocate by leaving a comment on one of the other member's posts. Set a goal of leaving 20 comments each day. When you follow this practice for a period of time, you will develop closer relationships with members with common interests. 'Like' the blog posts as you leave comments to allow those members to earn a few more points.

Make it a habit to post a daily reblog. The reblogs allow us to share the experience and advice provided by other real estate professionals. My practice is to schedule reblogs in advance as I identify interesting posts.

Follow some additional members every day. I have made it a habit to follow a minimum of five of the new members each day. I also follow those who have made comments on my posts and the posts of others that I read. When you read a first time blog post, leave a positive comment of support and offer suggestions when appropriate. 

If you have time, answer some of the questions posed in the Q&A section. And, try to resist making negative comments when you are in this section. 

Set a good example by providing positive and helpful information about your home community and the activities in your home area. I have written about many local events and about programs available in our city and county.

Take good care of yourself and your family during this pandemic. Dolores and I have been following the Stay at Home mandate and the social distancing advice that has been provided. 


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Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

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  1. Brian England 04/28/2020 10:00 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. You are indeed a very active member here in the Rain in addition to being an avid reader! Your suggestions promote participation. Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Apr 28, 2020 04:46 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - the comment by Barbara Michaluk sent me down a rabbit hole or sorts as I pondered about walking the walk and walking the talk.  The rabbit hole is a familiar place for me to visit.  

That said(and temporarily out of the way) - you certainly have demonstrated a commitment to the power of community which enhances  the ActiveRain experience.   

Apr 28, 2020 05:27 AM #5
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Within your suggestions above were the words, "I do not know how much longer I will be an active member" - are you tired of posting on AR? I've noticed a lot of people who were posting here are no longer currently active. Everything changes, doesn't it?


Apr 28, 2020 05:44 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I always enjoy your tips and suggestions, they have helped me interact more in the Rain.  I look forward to commenting on the posts that people who comment on my posts make and I try to reblog at least one post each and every day.

Apr 28, 2020 06:00 AM #7
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Great post and filled with good suggestions for all of us to support and help each other.

Apr 28, 2020 07:05 AM #9
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Roy, And this is why you have so many followers. They like the communication back and forth that you provide!

Apr 28, 2020 07:09 AM #11
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Good morning. All these suggestions are ways to help out another member out in our community.


Sam SHueh

Apr 28, 2020 07:40 AM #13
Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Waxhaw, NC
Creative Real Estate Specialist


Thank you so much for sharing.  You post great messages to us and really communicate back and forth.   I'm glad that you're part of our community

Apr 28, 2020 08:32 AM #14
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Roy Kelley,

These are great points to share with the community.  I think I have learned these things through osmosis over the years.  (Probably from you!)

I normally do not reblog much and your blog reminded me of the April Challenge.  Thank you!


Apr 28, 2020 08:46 AM #15
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Roy Kelley - you are the number one member and the number one promoter of others.

Apr 28, 2020 11:14 AM #17
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Great advice, Roy, on Active Rain "etiquette."  I'll be the first to admit that at some point if I've been regularly commenting on someone's posts and they never reciprocate, I stop commenting. I don't consider it a one for one exercise, but there still have to be some acknowledgment in the form of reciprocation. Meantime, hopefully you'll still be around in the Rain for some time to come... it wouldn't be the same place without you!

Apr 28, 2020 11:47 AM #18
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Good suggestion, Roy.  ActiveRain is indeed a community.  And, in times like these, where social distancing is mandated, ActiveRain continues on, just as it always has!

Apr 28, 2020 03:57 PM #19
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Roy Kelley This post should be mandatory reading for new members...I take that back... for all members! Barbara Todaro summed it up why you are #1 on AR !

Thank you for the entry. All the best to you and Dolores

Apr 28, 2020 05:46 PM #20
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Roy- good leaders do so by their examples. You do that every day with your daily support of the members here. Thank you!!!

Apr 28, 2020 07:20 PM #21
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy,  You lead the way here in the Rain being number one in points and great at reblogging all the time.



Apr 29, 2020 08:48 AM #23
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 702-574-8102

Roy, Thank you for you example on Active Rain and posting some of the basic forever tried and true tips that any member can do to help other members, and help themselves at the same time.  It's a wonderful reciprocal community.

Apr 29, 2020 11:08 PM #25
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Apr 30, 2020 05:50 AM #26
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

You have been a stalwart member of the Active Rain community for many years, Roy Kelley. Your contributions are many and appreciated. 


Jun 16, 2020 06:04 PM #27
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Jun 17, 2020 06:15 AM #28
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is distressing to see that many of the photographs in my blog posts have disappeared.

Jun 17, 2020 06:17 AM #29
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