What do you gain on Active Rain?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAXPrestige

I have been looking at this site and blogging a little over the last few months.

I have often wondered what are the benefits of spending time here.

I have read of agents that have received business and referrals. That is wonderful and I hope that it happens to me soon.

I have found that this site is valuable for the amount of information that can be gained. It is useful to see what other people are experiencing, gain some insight on a situation and to know that you are not the only one dealing with the same issues.

So, what do you gain on Active Rain. Why is it worth your valuable time to spend time in the rain?



Posted by

Sue Riley Realtor, GRI

Prudential Texas Properties

Serving Collin and Grayson Counties and surrounding area.

Offering great customer service for all of your real estate needs

Comments (14)

Travis Newton
Salem and Bend Oregon FHA, VA & USDA 503.931.4490 - Salem, OR

I gain Motivation....that's one of the keys for me.

Aug 09, 2008 10:31 AM
Ann-Marie Clements
Candidate for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Saint John, NB
Ed.D. candidate, Innovative Proactive Principa

I gain perspective from the "experienced" agents, due to my "newness"...  It wonderful to read all the varieties of blogs and then create a group of your own, like I did yesterday.  The "Saint John ENERGIZERS".  I love learning new techniques on the internet, blogging and just applying new technology to my business.


Aug 09, 2008 10:40 AM
Damon Botticelli
Silver State Realty & Investments - Las Vegas, NV
Realtor - Las Vegas Real Estate

I've had 2 clients tell me they saw something I wrote on the internet and wanted to work with me.  I also like learning through other agents' experiences.

Aug 09, 2008 10:51 AM
Desiree Daniels
RE/MAX Tri County - Robbinsville, NJ

ya know there are alot of reasons to be here and stay here.   For me its knowledge, technology, networking and the friendships.

Enjoy it ............. 

Aug 09, 2008 10:57 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTORĀ®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

When I started I was looking for referral knowledge. I would read doing slow times at open houses and instead of watching re-runs on TV. I never had blogged before and was content just reading. One day, I read something and wanted to comment, so I did. The agent e-mailed me and said I should post that comment it was better than my post... I now have friends from all over the country and they're always helping me. I still get referrals, and I am happy

Aug 09, 2008 11:29 AM

you gain credit for what you know best and you become a source for getting that certain something you got to offer ... you also get found a lot easier by Google and other "search engine" ...

Aug 09, 2008 11:38 AM
Paul LeMay
Caretaker Property Services - Tulsa, OK

When I first started is was all about gaining knowledge from others in the business.  I always liked learning as much as I can in any field of endeavor.  What better way than via the pro's who have been around the block more than I.  But what I enjoy the most, is getting to know other people,  making new acquaintances and hopefully friends along the way.  In the process, I have within three weeks or so on the site picked up my first client from AR. 

Aug 09, 2008 11:45 AM
The Somers Team
The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Delivering Real Estate Happiness


Good question - already a lot of good responses.  The main goal for us is to increase our online exposure in conjunction with our main site - Philadelphia Real Estate . 

We have already started to receive from positive feedback from clients after only 2 months or so but we believe it will take a lot of time to continue to build our brand name.  However, the other benefit that we are experiencing now, which was unexpected, is the vast amount of resources and info that can be found.  I have learned so much in the matter of just 2 months or so, especially on the tech side, it is amazing.  And then there is the positive karma of all the people - is amazing.

I believe the wildcard will be the www.localism.com site and how that grows.  We already have a coupled featured posts on articles we wrote about our neighborhood - see Northern Liberties and Fishtown .  Because it is such a wildcard, we decided to also sponsor 6 neighborhoods - not exactly sure what will happen with that but it could be something big.

So, in a nutshell, that is some of our reasons : )

Philadelphia Real Estate

Aug 09, 2008 11:59 AM
Bill Parecki
Elite Pacific Properties - Hilo, HI
RS, ABR, RDCPro, SFR, E-Pro, SRS, AHWD, Green

I've only been a member for a couple weeks and I have had two clients who saw me on this site and contacted me.

Aug 09, 2008 12:11 PM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

No leads yet but lots of information.....

Aug 09, 2008 12:12 PM

Thank you everyone for your responses. It is interesting to get your perspectives. I think that we all agree that this is a great sharing community and we can all learn so much from each other.


Aug 09, 2008 02:23 PM
Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"

well, I have to say I found out about the best reo group here on AR, and now I am getting listings....joining AR was the best thing I have ever done...

Aug 09, 2008 02:53 PM
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Hi Sue, I came by your blog to say hi, get to know you.  Thanks for visiting mine.  I wish you well in the Rain, I have met some really REALLY great people here!

Aug 10, 2008 03:28 AM

Konnie Glad to hear that you are getting business from being here.

April Thanks for stopping by, it is good to meet you.

Aug 10, 2008 07:21 AM