Solano County Realtors - Join The Newbies Group!

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 Brad Andersohn Blog 101 Class

 

Yesterday was our first class on BLOGGING for the Solano Association of Realtors members.  As the Technology Committee Chair, together with Mike Mueller from Patagonia Finance, we introduced BLOGGING and Active Rain to around 40 Realtors. Each Realtor paid $5.00 to attend the class. The money collected was donated to the "Teachers Wish List", a local charity that raises funds for local schools.

The Real Estate Professionals in this group just wanted to know -- What is a BLOG? 

They were not dissappointed, we covered:

  • Definition and Benefits of Blogging  
  • 5 reasons to BLOG for your (Solano County) Real Estate Business 
  • 10 things to not do when BLOGGING your clients in Solano County
  • 101 things to BLOG about - that will increase your Real Estate Referrals
  • Content is "KING" 
  • Finding Quality Real Estate Professionals on Active Rain
  • Technology Tools to invest in


We will be having follow-up training to teach each of the new Active Rain members in the Vallejo, Benicia and Solano County Areas. Future classes will include how to navigate, utilize Active Rain for BLOGGING, networking, building referrals, and understanding search engine optimization (SEO).

I am very grateful to Active Rain for all their support and guidance with these Real Estate Tools. The members are great, the support with this new technology is unbelievable, the networking is priceless, and the benefits are awesome.  All this and it's...FREE! Since I joined the Active Rain Network 3 weeks ago, I have achieved the following;

If you're new to Active Rain, don't do like I did, and miss joining the Newbie Group.  I'll save you alot of time...go there right now!!

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Lizette - A wall of words is just that. Hundreds of words in a blog post all jammed in there and hard to read. For a sample. see the cmment at the top with a link. It's the one with the gold star in it. There is an example of my first post "Wall of Words" compare it to the one above. The support staff at AR is absolutely incredible!! Thanks for your comment.
Mar 19, 2007 09:55 AM #15
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Hey Ethan, where in Solano were you? Would love to chat, send me an email or give me a call. You can also find me at www.TheEscrowGuy.com! Sorry no link...we don't do that!!
Mar 19, 2007 10:03 AM #16
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TAPCO needs to do a BLOG class. Would you like me to call them for you and make it happen? Thanks Roger for the comments, I hope your board will see the value, maybe thru the eyes of some members like yourself. Good luck to you.
Mar 19, 2007 10:15 AM #17
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Kuddos to you both - Brad for a great job on his post before and after and Colleen for her exemplary coaching skills.
Mar 22, 2007 06:47 AM #18
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Brad, The presentation of your first post had good words; the presentation  of the final post made me want to  read all that you had to say. Your use of bullets, enlarging the photo, and your links gave this such a professional appearance. Here are gold stars for you and Colleen.                                                  

What a wonderful example of mentoring. "If everyone is a mentor and if everyone has a mentor... the world would be a better place" You two exemplify  this statement!

Brad let me know if you are bringing the show to the East coast.

Mar 22, 2007 11:05 PM #19
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Thanks Robert, Colleen is an absolute angel. She took the time to help me repost in a much better format. I hope my future posts will reflect her appreciated time and efforts. She's awesome and I really do appreciate her. Thanks for your comment. Enjoy your weekend!
Mar 23, 2007 04:45 AM #20
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Thanks for the Double-Star Margaret! They both should go to Colleen for her wonderful attitude and the support she provides us members on the AR Network. If I make it to the East Coast any time soon, you'll be the first to know. With todays technology, maybe a free web-conference is in order.
Mar 23, 2007 04:47 AM #21
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Ok Brad, give both of those stars to Colleen and here's one just for you!

A free web-conference sounds good. And hoping you get to the east coast soon.

Mar 23, 2007 07:55 AM #22
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Thanks Margaret, I will Cherish my star! It means even more now.....sincerely, Thank You!
Have a great weekend and maybe we'll see you on the East Coast sometime soon.  Brad

Oh By the way, When is the National AR Conference? I hope one day we can have one!
Maybe when we hit the 50,000 member mark, we should all get together and celebrate!  :-) 

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This a great post Oh by the way i am never too busy for your notheast referrals.
Mar 28, 2007 03:25 AM #24
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Paul, thanks for your comment. Oh...By the way, I too attend the Brian Buffini Turning Point Retreats. Brian used to be a First American Customer before he hit the Big Time. So, you know I am never to busy for you or your referrals as well. It's a good life, have a blessed day!!
Mar 28, 2007 07:10 AM #25
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Brad , I continue to find you in every subject that I look into you are the best

Mike

Oct 03, 2008 10:26 AM #26
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Brad , I continue to find you in every subject that I look into you are the best

Mike

Oct 03, 2008 10:26 AM #27
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This was my very first featured post EVER on ActiveRain, funny that you brought it back to life with a double comment!  :-)

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Brad, I can see why this was featured back in March of 2007. Have you ever counted how many posts you have had featured since?

Oct 04, 2008 12:52 PM #29
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Margaret - that is so funny that you ask, I was just asked this yesterday by another member.  This was my first feature on AR and it was the one Colleen called me on a Sunday to help me with.  The original post was just a wall of words.  She walked me through creating a better looking and more readable post.  Then as a moderator, she featured it. 

She planted the seed in me about "paying it forward" which has become my passion on this network ever since. I have written 285 posts here, 103 of them have been featured and I have to give credit to Colleen for helping me.  This post represents why I have such an inspiration and passion for helping new members here. 

Having friends like Colleen and YOU are the real reasons I have stayed here in the rain! :-)

Oct 05, 2008 02:12 AM #30
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Brad, Having such a high percentage of featured posts, shows how much you are appreciated here on the Rain. Thanks for the lovely words. I look forward to reading more of your blogs.

Oct 05, 2008 12:29 PM #31
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Thanks Margaret :-)

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Yea Brad & Thanks to Colleen for the tweaking tips. Re- comparing Brads 1st version to the new & improved one. I'll definitely make use of those tips!

Nov 21, 2008 02:53 PM #33
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Marian - I think this was my first feature.  I had just joined ActiveRain, and was out promoting it like crazy.  Funny you found this post.  :-))

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