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Tell Me More  About ActiveRain  

 

Since 2006, when I joined this platform, I have been charmed by its blogging capabilities. Initially, I used it to write about my properties and the interesting places I visited. There were so many subjects to cover every day but so little time to write about all of them. I would use the photos from the day's outings with my camera. Do you remember when we carried those things? Each evening, I would choose a picture and post it. If I was interesting enough to capture, there was a story, and it was perfect for uploading and writing a paragraph or two.

My listings get a lot of attention, from coming soon to active to too late and sold. I would share this with my clients. That hasn't changed. If a home has a unique feature, a story to tell, an exciting showing, or maybe even someone's art collection, it gets blogged. 

 

In the early days of ActiveRain (AR), I used to write blog posts about our visits to our favorite restaurants. I would print out the write-up, laminate it, and then give a couple of copies to the owner or manager. They appreciated it and often displayed it prominently for all to see when we returned for a meal. (I wonder why I stopped doing that.)

Active Rain has always been the platform for learning, teaching, and sharing with others. We have shared this knowledge for over four years while meeting with members each week. To find out more

Join the Tuesday Zoom Calls 

What would you like to see in the weekly meetings?

Do you have a topic you want to present to the group.?

 

Rainers call my radio show to discuss real estate topics. It's a fantastic opportunity for referrals. I often receive calls after the show from listeners who appreciate the insights from other real estate professionals. Some are looking for an agent in their area and trust my referrals.

 

I extend the use of my blogs in my print media. See below.

The associate publisher has carte blanche to choose any of my five thousand articles, and they publish one each week. I love the surprise of what they choose. 

The one above is used this week.

 

ActiveRain is more than just the points.

Thinking of buying or selling your home

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Margaret Rome
HomeRome Realty
Broker/Owner/Realtor®

Baltimore, Maryland


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Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

For me, Active Rain is genuine People supporting and helping people both real estate agents and the general public.

As to a topic, possibly living off grid - what does that mean.  Off Grid is indeed not for the faint of heart.

Jun 22, 2024 07:57 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Leanne Smith, I love your comment about AR!

I think Off Grid is a great topic. Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ will be on my radio show tomorrow.

Off Grid would also be interesting for a Tuesday Zoom. Would you be willing to present? 

Jun 22, 2024 09:03 AM
Leanne Smith

Unfortunately I am booked for the next couple of weeks.  However we can connect and see about another time. Thank you for the consideration.

Jun 22, 2024 09:08 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Wow! In addition to your radio show and everything else that you do, Margaret, I'm impressed that you have a publisher choosing from your posts and printing a post each week. That's impressive! Please share your secret. 

Jun 22, 2024 08:14 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty 

What a lovely comment. Over the years, my secrets have all been shared on this platform. 

Jun 22, 2024 09:06 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Margaret,

I'm not surprised that your radio show is so successful and that a publisher is choosing from your posts and printing one each week! Active Rain is a site that is so full of good reading, learning and sharing. Thank you for being such a wonderful mentor to all!

Jun 22, 2024 08:28 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Thank you for your kind words.

Active Rain is an excellent platform for learning, sharing, mentoring, and being mentored.

Jun 22, 2024 09:14 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margret I hope members respond with some suggestions for topics for our Tuesday Zoom Meetings.  Suggestions for speakers would also be very welcomed.

Jun 22, 2024 09:48 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

Hi Margaret,
Great post. You know I've been posting links to First Time bloggers for a few months now, with encouragement to engage with the community. Very few of them do and it's a shame because they just don't get how much value there is here... on so many levels!

Jun 22, 2024 10:08 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Carol Williams

As the old saying goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink---- unless you salt the oats!

Jun 22, 2024 12:20 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

George Souto

We need more suggestions from Rainers, like Leanne Smith above.

Jun 22, 2024 12:23 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Margaret, there are a number of things I love about this community.  The fact that the core culture is self-sustaining because the members make it so is amazing.  We've been without obvious management presence for some years, yet the day to day activities continue, the community's sandbox is about 99.99% friendly for everyone, and the shared knowledge to be gained is amazing.  As long as I'm still actively practicing real estate, I've got a reason to peek in daily.

Jun 22, 2024 04:30 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Liz and Bill Spear,

You captured the essence of AR perfectly, and I appreciate how well you stated the sentiments of many of us!

 

Jun 22, 2024 05:29 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Hot enough for ya?

Wait, Wait, Wait... stop the presses!!  Active Rain is more than just points!?  Damn, ain't nobody tole me.

Jun 22, 2024 04:34 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Well, hello, Mr. Alan May. Now you are in the know! It only took you umpteen years to let it sink in. 🙃

Jun 22, 2024 05:32 PM
Alan May

I was never very good with sinks.

Jun 22, 2024 06:25 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Margaret- Through the years, there have been many changes at ActiveRain. The market has been through cycles...technology has forced us to make changes in how we work and where we work...and yet...the one constant is the community...its members. Well done!!!

Jun 22, 2024 06:44 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathy Streib 

As always, your comment is Well Done!

Jun 22, 2024 07:06 PM
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

Congratulations! You've been Featured in the BananaTUDE Group

Jun 23, 2024 08:20 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

HI Margaret there is so much good about AR that I could go on and on and on about it.  It's hard to imagine AR not being a part of my life since 2006. Is that even possible.  Nah! We've all learned and shared so much with each other and continue to do so to this day.  Love your post!  Great reading for newbies and us oldies too!

Jun 23, 2024 03:50 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Anna "Banana" Kruchten,

Thanks for being such a supportive friend since 2006. I can't imagine a day without the rain. We continue to learn, share, and are always there for each other!

Jun 23, 2024 08:56 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I'm sure the restaurants appreciated the free exposure and if they posted something similar to what you offered it got you noticed as well.

I will sometimes send an email to a client with the short link of a post so they can see something that may work for them.

Jun 24, 2024 04:07 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Good morning, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754,

It was free exposure for the restaurant, and it was much appreciated. It was truly a gift that keeps on giving. The email link is handy when we want to share one of our posts, especially if the article is about one of our buyers or sellers!.

Jun 25, 2024 07:35 AM
Doug Rogers
RE/MAX Coastal Properties - Destin, FL
Your Real Estate Resource!

I took a loooong break from ActiveRain. Came back when I started over in a new market. Love the people and the platform 

Jun 25, 2024 09:15 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Margaret:

As you personally have illustrated so well over the years, and point out in your post, AR remains a "platform for learning, teaching and sharing," as it always has. There are many who have understood this and continue to contribute to the community's on-going success and appeal.

I'm forever grateful the AR community has been part of my life for many years and I have gotten to know so many wonderful people and have learned so much.

Jeff

Jun 25, 2024 04:46 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 You're so right.  Active Rain has been a wonderful learning and sharing experience since day one.   And it's now been so many years!  This is a wonderful platform of helpful and caring people.  I love that the publisher gets to choose one of your many posts to publish each week!

Jun 30, 2024 03:08 PM