Active Rain is Setting Me Apart!!!

Real Estate Agent with The Lipman Group | Sotheby's International Realty #311723

I have been officially "blogging" on the Nashville Real Estate Market (like that tag?) since November 2007.  It has been a tremendously WONDERFUL learning situation for me!



I, like all newbies, did hours and hours of research on "how to" and "tag words" and "search engine optimization" and everything else that comes with it - I am still feeling light years away from knowing it all, but here is what I have gotten in return so far:

1.  I have had two closings so far from people who have read my blogs.  I have a third one that is going to happen in a just a matter of time. 

2.  I was offered an extra job teaching technology and the aspects of blogging to a top producing agent who has also put me on her e-lead team (more closings to happen).  She is also teaching me a MOUNTAIN of information about the real estate biz.  Not to mention has become a super close friend AND she is allowing me to co-list two properties with her. 

3.  I am speaking at our company's top two offices on "The Success of My Blogging".  Knowing how many experts out there are better than I am at this, I am thinking "what a joke!" - but blogging is making me stand out in my company!  They even put an article about me in the latest Newsletter.

4.  I give potential leads the url to my blog and perfect strangers feel like they know me and are comfortable with me from the very start of a transaction!

5.  I also entered the Makeover 2 Takeover Contest and at least made it through a few rounds - and won a Flip video camera, which I am having LOADS of fun with!  And, ahem, ahem, I feel that the only reason I didn't make it further was because I was so covered up with BUSINESS that I didn't have the TIME to dedicate to it!!!

I am even considering starting a second business just teaching real estate agents how to blog and be present on the internet!


So THANK YOU ACTIVE RAIN!!!  You are teaching me how to set myself apart from the rest of the crowd!!!                                    

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Comments (81)

Kim Sellers
Lake Arrowhead, CA Coldwell Banker - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Lake Arrowhead Realtor - BRE#01412099 - Lake Arrow

Vital success.  You are blogging and getting it done, where I would say there are the band wagon ones who get on Active Rain and do not keep up with it.  The ones who are persistant are the ones who will get deals and clients from their blogs.

Jul 23, 2008 03:30 AM
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Naoma Doriguzzi - Virginia Beach, VA

congrats on your new successes!  I always love hearing about all the great things that AR and blogging has done.  I preach it to everyone I work with as well and still no one has hopped on board yet.  Well their loss right! 

Jul 23, 2008 03:57 AM
Tammy Deviley
RE/MAX Select REALTORS LLC - Green Bay, WI

Congratulations!  I have also gotten some business from being a member of Active Rain!  It's great!

Jul 23, 2008 04:23 AM
Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Waxhaw, NC
Creative Real Estate Specialist

You have inspired me to more action with blogging about what I know and do in real estate!

Thank you.

Jul 23, 2008 04:37 AM
Sean Carroll
The Get Off Your A$$ Academy - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach

way to go!! I love your enthusiasm. I too have had 2 transactions as a direct result of my blog. I also find that even those that did not find me through the blog, have read it, and learn all about me. It warms up the lead tremendously

Jul 23, 2008 04:59 AM
Louise McCown
Coldwell Banker Reehl Properties, Inc. - Fairhope, AL

Great post Emily! I'm just getting started on AR (baby steps!) but hopefully I'll have as much success as you have had...

Jul 23, 2008 05:46 AM
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Congratulations on your blogging success. And that is awesome that you are obtaining so much business from it.

Jul 23, 2008 05:49 AM
Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Aweome Emily,

What a good job, I am going to watching you for tips. I blog a lot and I do like to write but I surfed my way through high school. So I will watching you for inspiration. On your outside blog do you use ar address or your own .com.  I recently took a hit on google and I think it was from the AR outside blog using Any thoughts

Jul 23, 2008 06:08 AM
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

Emily - You are a Star. If you are serious and do start that class....let me know! Keep up the great work. We all love hearing about AR success stories.

Jul 23, 2008 06:28 AM Georgia Real Estate Directory - Canton, GA

A great success story that every AR member loves to hear...keep up the great work...

GA Realtor Directory

Jul 23, 2008 12:58 PM
Jeffery Griffin
Jeff Griffin LLC - Wailuku, HI
Broker Owner

how cool is that aloha ha ha

Jul 23, 2008 02:34 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Congratulations on your success.  I feel like I have learned so much in just a few months and that there is so much potential here.

Jul 23, 2008 05:56 PM
Mike Miller

Emily,  Congratulations on your success with AR!  I hope to follow.  Mike

Jul 24, 2008 07:51 AM
Olan Carder
Fairway Independent Mortgage - Charlotte, NC

I am really getting into blogging.  ActiveRain is a great platform to start and learn blogging.  I have been really impressed with all the AR pro's that have taken time to help me.

Olan Carder


Jul 24, 2008 04:37 PM
Pippa Mac
Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring - The Woodlands, TX
The Woodlands TX Real Estate

Thank you for sharing your successes with blogging!

Jul 26, 2008 01:26 AM
Thomas Hargreaves
TriStar Financial Services - Eugene, OR

Emily, that is awesome.  I love hearing success stories like that..

Jul 28, 2008 07:31 PM
Erelopro Out of Business
erelopro - Encinitas, CA
Relocation Professionals are out of business

ActiveRain is a great way to connect realtors to realtors, realtors to buyers, realtor to advertising companies... the whole idea of social networking via like minded individuals is a great idea. It takes the simple idea of Myspace/Facebook.. and brings it into the adult business world.

Jul 31, 2008 09:14 AM
Mark Organek
And the United States of America - Mesa, AZ
It's not a game, it's your life.

Emily, congratulations on your well-deserved successes!  It is great to hear about accelerated success stories that are built on the right foundation.

Aug 12, 2008 06:39 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Emily, I have heard a little bit about you from one of your raving fans.  Congratulations on your featured post! Wishing you much continued success.

Sep 02, 2008 05:52 AM
Jennifer Mallory
Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty - Nyack, NY
Nyack NY Real Estate Broker Associate

I love it! Emily, you may be thinking "what a joke!" of yourself, but from where I sit, your success is something to aspire to. Congratulations on your success!

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