What does Active rain mean to me that is the Question! How can I answer that as it is part of my daily life?. There were days that I felt as if Active Rain was the Real Estate Company I worked for because I learned more when I log into this platform than going to a Real Estate Office. The agents and people here taught me so much. How to Blog and get to the people I wanted to reach on the internet. The long tail and short tail and just how to use them in a post. I went to Rain Camps and met fascinating people that knew me and I knew from blogging. We learned even more technology and even more importantly made friends with the same interests. I met Ed Silva, Bob Stewart , Ben Kinney and Patricia Kennedy with her side kick Cindy Jones plus Brad Andersohn what a knowledgeable group
Years went by and times changed. My blogging had paid off. My phone was ringing and buyers and sellers called me from my posts . Today I still get calls from posts that I might have written on an area from years past. I am so grateful for all I have learned. Pick an area and farm it. Write about, talk about a section. Tell the people what it is like to live there. The schools in the area, where to eat and shop be the local expert. Yes of course you want to let people know about the sales and solds too. You may even want to do charts . Our friend Liz and Bill Spear showed us how to embed maps in our posts making it stand out even more. You may even want to follow up with a mailer as our friend Barbara Todaro would say also Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 in NY and my guru Jeff Dowler, CRS taught me so much
During Covid My State of Pennsylvania was shut down. Real estate was not essential from March until May we were shut down. I also could not log into AR but saw an email there was going to be a ZOOM meets. You have no idea how amazing that was. To see and talk to so many of my Active Rain friends. I was in lock down and to see and talk to my blog friends wow for a whole hour.
Zoom became a weekly session we have speakers every week All these people are so important to me. Everyone works so hard to talk with someone to speak and teach on these sessions. I cannot stress enough how much I appreciate all who attend and take part in these meetings George Souto who reminds us each Sunday and Brian England indoors or outdoors . What is the question how much does Active Rain mean well we just took a class and were certified CSI designation I will would say we have come a long way baby. It is even recognized by NAR
How can I mention everyone without leaving someone out ? I have made so many important friendships that I treasure. Like Elyse Berman, PA who, after years of friendship found out she walked her dog with my brother in law such a small world after all. Kathy Streib called me every day to see how I was after my eye surgery . Endre Barath, Jr. Who comments on all my Instagram posts. Let's not forget Debe Maxwell, CRS as we both love each others accent . Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS and Will Hamm and Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727 cannot find the giant ice cream cone photo blog Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 when you call her on the radio she will talk to right away so be prepared. I have pondered Michael Jacobs and Ron and Alexandra Seigel if I did not mention you, please forgive me oops Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker and Myrl Jeffcoat and my sista Carol Williams , Nina Hollander, Broker They are what Active Rain means always there OMG Craig Daniels
Carol Williams and me at The Three Monkeys on the Famous Road Trip
Active Rain forever friends and family plus so much more! You are so very special to me. How can I answer what does Active Rain mean to me when asked . Simple I would say business , knowledge and friendship all wrapped into one. I love all of you one and all . You are never alone friendships and business all wrapped into one you even read my weekly Philadelphia Steals & Deals now that is Friendship