The "Active Rain Invitation"

By
Education & Training with Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty

Do you invite others from our industry, and from your area to join Active Rain?  I just did a post
celebrating my 100th guest signing up.  Sometimes I use the "Invite Others" link on "My Home" profile. 
Other times, I have sent out email invitations just like the one below.  I was asked by another member
how I twisted peoples arms to get them to join.  I don't, I just used my Active Rain Email Invitation
Please, feel free to utilize and modify it's contents to work for you. 

If each one of you, (26,461 members) had just 1 person sign up, that would be over 50,000 members
over night!!  I hope this post triggers such an unprecidented event.  Tell a friend, invite your lender,
tell the co-op agent on the other end of your transaction.  Stagers, real estate attorneys etc., they are
all welcome.  If you don't invite them, someone else will.  

Are you up for a challenge? I'd love to see your invite, or even the "Official Active Rain Invitation".  
Here is my challenge to you, get one person signed up before Tuesday at Noon! (no time zone), and see
if we can't help Brad win Kelli's New Member Rum Cake Contest!!

Membership has its priveledges!   :-)

                                                  SAMPLE EMAIL INVITATION TO ACTIVERAIN

     

Don't forget,  to put "your link" in the email invitations and on your email signatures.  That way, you get credit
for inviting new members and having them join under you.  I know points don't really matter, but they do move
you up to the "Featured Agent" spot at the top.

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Comments (42)

Jacque Howard
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Hudson, WI
Team Howard
Nice letter. Thanks for sharing!
Apr 23, 2007 03:43 PM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

You're welcome, thanks for receiving!!  :-) 

Apr 23, 2007 03:54 PM
Steven Shewell
Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. - Ephrata, PA
The Mortgage Maverick

Funny thing, Brad.  I sent an email to every Realtor in my database (several hundred names)  I got exactly three agents contact me for more information.

 

If only they knew the power of the 'Rain!

Apr 24, 2007 01:08 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
I have to admit, I did send out hundreds too, I just kept doing it for 3 -4 weeks. First was an announcement, then a reminder, then a follow-up, then a final notice.  That's really all we can do. Shame on us if we don't share, shame on them if like a neutered dog, they don't get it.  :-)
Apr 24, 2007 02:27 AM
Eddy Martinez
Nationwide Funding Group - Highland Park, CA

Thanks for the compliment Brad. I think having a positive attitude no matter what is a key to success in this business.............

Good Luck

Eddy

Apr 26, 2007 08:24 AM
Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

Brad,

I had to stop by just to say hello because your posts are getting too complicated for me.

Maybe I need a drink first...yes that is what I will do.

Apr 27, 2007 10:38 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Eddy - Couldn't agree with you more. The power is in the positive.... thanks!!

Hey Neal, I guess I'm just a complicated guy, but with a simple mission. Maybe I can be a simple guy with a complicated mission.  Nah, I'll keep the mission simple and stay a complicated guy.  Is this a complicated comment? LOL  Oh, by the way.... hello back! There, that was simple...       :-)

Apr 30, 2007 04:29 AM
Eddy Martinez
Nationwide Funding Group - Highland Park, CA

You are welcome Brad. You wrote this blog on April 22 and today is May 4 how successful invitations have you had accepted due to this letter since?

Eddy

May 03, 2007 02:03 PM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Eddy - I have not sent this invitation out since this post. I had 100 sign-ups in 8 weeks. My goal was to get 100 clients or potential clients signed up, and then to show them the value of AR and bogging.  Lot's of training and support now. This was a sample of what I was sending to my clients within my database and territory. My spare time is now spent teaching and educating others how AR can benefit their business. Just curious, why do you ask? You are the Top Dog out here, I should be asking you the same question. Looking forward to your reply comment.  Thanks Eddy, respectfully, Brad!   :-)
May 03, 2007 05:22 PM
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
Brad, Great post! You have put in a lot of hard work. I'm fairly new but still working on blogging and comments. Only one associate to join so far.
May 09, 2007 09:49 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Lizette - it has been alot of work, but I feel I owe that effort to my clients. For me to have knowledge of this network and not share, well, shame on me.  I will admit, not everyone I invite joins, at least not right away. Then they see or hear about it from another members successes, and they can't get signed up quick enough. Since I joined almost 3 months ago, 14,000 new members have come on board. Incredible!!  :-)

Keep inviting your associates, affiliates and co-op agents, the ones that join will always be thankful and remember you, and the one's that don't, is out of your control. Great success to you and your business, I look forward to seeing you around on the rain.   Going to check out your blog right now.

May 10, 2007 02:23 AM
Eddie Bigness
Keller Williams Realty - Walnut Creek, CA
Thanks for the idea. I will add try it out. I have invited 30 other people so far.
Sep 28, 2007 08:58 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Great Job Eddie - keep up the great work. Shame on tem if they don't come, shame on you if you don't invite them.  I have slowed down on invitations, I have 110 that I need to go back and coach how to use AR and blogging to benefit their business and their community.  Thanks for your comment, let me know how this works for you!  :-)
Sep 28, 2007 10:41 AM
Don Diltz
Coldwell Banker - Menlo Park, CA
DRE:01204965

I've sent out a bunch of invitations...but only a few people have responded.  Hopefully more will respond in the future.

Sep 28, 2007 11:02 AM
Ilyce N. Powell
Financial Revitalize - Baltimore, MD
CMPS- Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist
That's a great email, Brad. I'm going to go back and send personalized invitations to those who have not joined.
Sep 28, 2007 02:53 PM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Don - don't get disappointed, I had the same experience as you. By the third time you send them out, you'll get a much better response! 
Sep 28, 2007 07:01 PM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Good call Ilyce, and good luck with that. Let us know how it goes!  Thanks!!  :-)
Sep 28, 2007 07:02 PM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Inviting members to AR will benefit them more than it will you!  But you will get points and they'll be forever grateful that you got them in before AR becomes the #1 Real Estate Social Network in the Country!!  :-)

Sep 28, 2007 07:05 PM
Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales
Brad,    50,000 members "And you helped!"  What a great invitation you have here, mind if I copy the idea?
Sep 30, 2007 07:28 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Pat - help yourself, but I have a better one coming out tonight or tomorrow. Watch my next Blog post to see some of my best work ever! hahaha.It's the ultimate AR invitation, you might want to copy that one instead! :-)
Sep 30, 2007 08:14 AM