ActiveRain Can Generate Leads and Referrals

Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

ActiveRain Can Generate Leads and Referrals

A well written blog with key words and good information will get noticed and if done properly can generate leads or referrals.

One can only assume that when that phone rings, or you get an email something touched a potential client and that stimulated the response.

I don't know which of my posts created the stimulus, but I got that lead from ActiveRain email and below is the content.



Being the generous guy that I am I will willingly pass it along to whomever wants to accept it, with no referral fees involved.


ActiveRain Can Generate Leads and Referrals

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Edward (Ed) Silva
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Ed. Over the years I to have been approached to offer my services in a variety of ways. Must say the number of passes is very high! Enjoy your day.

Jun 15, 2024 04:36 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Wayne Martin   We all have, I often wonder if I should have helped that Nigerian prince

Jun 15, 2024 05:07 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Ed - with or without AR membership, real estate life, can make practitioners question, how did you find me???  While some situation may be more apparent as to specifics, there are many occasions that can be downright head-scratch worthy.  Good luck with each contact who comes your way.  

Jun 15, 2024 04:51 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Michael Jacobs   When I was in the Manufactuing sales part of my career, I would ask all callers how they found our company, as it was the days of print advertising and I wanted to know which ones were being most effective

Jun 15, 2024 05:09 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Oh thank you so much for your kind offer, but, um, no!


Jun 15, 2024 04:53 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Kat Palmiotti   But, I said no referral fee!!

Jun 15, 2024 05:10 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Congrats to you!!!  That sounds like the whale you have been looking for, haha.

Jun 15, 2024 05:44 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Brian England   Yep, just call me Ishmail

Jun 15, 2024 06:00 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Thanks for sharing, make it a great Saturday and enjoy your


Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Jun 15, 2024 06:07 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Bill Salvatore - East Valley   Thanks for taking the time to stop.

Jun 15, 2024 09:28 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Ed, I have made quite a bit of money from Activerain referrals over the years. Since 2007 it has paid for my house  :)

Jun 15, 2024 07:01 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty  Where you work, that would be highly possible as it is a vacation and relocation destination.

Jun 15, 2024 09:31 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Very funny Ed. Gee, let us know if any Rainer was interested in this very sincere referral!

Jun 15, 2024 07:42 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400   I posted this with my most sincere verbiage

Jun 15, 2024 09:32 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank is definitely an interesting response to your posts.

Have a lovely weekend.

Jun 15, 2024 07:49 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Roy Kelley, most agents love a good referral, and this has no cost.

Jun 15, 2024 09:32 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

You must have taken too long to respond. She contacted me too, Ed. 😂

Jun 15, 2024 11:59 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Carol Williams    Just goes to show that if you snooze, you lose

Jun 16, 2024 10:14 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Carol Williams That means you pay if we ever get to tee them up together.

Jun 16, 2024 10:33 AM
Carol Williams

Of course, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Jun 16, 2024 10:34 AM
Carol Williams

Yep, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 
I'm gonna make millions on this one.

Jun 16, 2024 10:22 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hello Ed... I get enough of those leads without Active Rain, thank you very much. It's become such a problem that my company has put out an alert to be vigilant and not respond.

Jun 15, 2024 12:14 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Nina Hollander, Broker   I am bombarded with alerts that my payments have been rejected, my account is being closed, and others. Delete is easy as they go into spam, and I can delete without too much effort.

Jun 16, 2024 10:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 you and me both, Ed. In fact, just deleted one from Costco telling me my account is being closed!

Jun 16, 2024 11:12 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

well, gee, Ed...I think I'll take a pass!!! Now i have to go and LOL.

Jun 15, 2024 12:20 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Kathy Streib   It is an effort but I truly understand

Jun 16, 2024 10:17 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed you are one heck of a generous guy, they broke the mold when they made you.  🤣😂😆

Jun 15, 2024 03:58 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

George Souto   So often my wife will say I am generous, and she deserves it.

Jun 16, 2024 10:17 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, there are so many with WAY too much time on their hands, and I would prefer they stop filling my inbox!

Jun 15, 2024 05:45 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Joan Cox  If that is the way they generate income then they are being attentive to their thievery.

Jun 16, 2024 10:18 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I contacted her. She said that as soon as I send her my bank account number, a copy of my driver's license, my social security number, a copy of my passport, and a few other pieces of information she would wire millions to my bank account. I can hardly wait!

Jun 16, 2024 09:32 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

John Juarez   well, there you go you are in like Flynn

Jun 16, 2024 10:19 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Ed:

I appreciate your kind offer but I would hate to take away the opportunity from you.

I have had plenty of similar offers in recent months, one just the other day. I felt badly turning it down but it was not a good fit.

All that said, in truth I have had a number of legitimate AR referrals over the years, and have passed along several referrals as well.


Jun 16, 2024 04:01 PM