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Calling for entries - NW Indiana Real Estate Professionals

Home Builder with 219-465-8352

I've been here on Active Rain, and writing on my own site, for a couple years now.  I watched when the market will still racing and all the talk was "when will the bubble burst."  And then I watched and learned as the markets went into turmoil and real estate professionals lost their minds.

But, the good news is that there are some survivors who still care about home buyers and borrowers in NW Indiana.  I'd like to feature the top 20 New Media-Social Media Real Estate Professionals here in NW Indiana on Friday.  I'll feature the list and links to their online locations here on this blog, and on my own personal blogs.

Between now and then I'd like nominations, don't be shy nominate yourself, make your case.  If may not know you if you're new to Active Rain or the industry.  Entries will be ranked by:

  • Actual levels of social marketing, connecting, conversation ... not just broadcasting listings
  • SEO power
  • Traffic - where applicable and available
  • Committment to the industry beyond one's own listings and clients, committment to NW Indiana
  • Actual dollar volume of production - it still matters it's just not first

All pretty subjective, I know, but it's important that customers get a chance to see who's really interacting and involved in the community, not just listing tons of bank properties and getting volume numbers. 

Depending on the number of entries, I may run a separate list for lenders and "other" catagories.  Come on help me out with some nominations. 

Comments (3)

Dave Woodson
Dave Woodson - Chesterton, IN
Not the Average Agent

Well, Steve, I am all about it.  I am learning a lot of this as I go along.


so, I am going to nominate myself.  I am doing it ever day from the Radio show, to blogging, video and so on. 

Well, the radio show went byy-bye, podcasting here i come


Oct 28, 2008 05:48 AM
James K Barath, CMPS
Canopy Mortgage, LLC - Crown Point, IN
FICO Pro, Certified Military Housing Specialist

Hey Steve, I know you are running multiple blogs on a variety of topics and obviously have internet presence. I would like to recommend myself as I am committed to my profession and the region. You can find me on the following social networks:

NW Indiana reCONNECT (nwireconnect.ning.com) - Founder

LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/jamesbarath)

My Linking Power Forum (mylinkingpowerforum.ning.com/profile/jamesbarath)

Plaxo Pulse, Twitter (@myCMPS), along with a variety of others.

You can subscribe to My Mortgage Blog at www.JamesBarath.com. By the way, I don't hold anything against you and your affiliation with Snyder. Ha! Ha! Besides, I know his brother very well. Besides, Matt's wife is our office assistant. Look forward to the list. James K Barath, CMPS

Oct 28, 2008 01:09 PM
Scott Swinford
Hancock Mortgage Partners - Crown Point, IN


Guess I'll nominate myself...  I have several blogs and websites, but the "important" ones are listed here on my AR homepage.

I like the idea of folks here in NWI being able to get together and network. Keep up the good work.


Oct 30, 2008 08:34 AM