Long Timer Here on Active Rain is Asked to Speak

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792

Riede Real EstateWhat a surprise to have been asked by our Sacramento Association of Realtor MLS system, Metrolist to take part in a seminar about social networks. 

Active Rain was obviously one of the major social networks discussed and since I have been a member here on Active Rain since August 2006, I was the likely choice to have been asked to participate on the panel for the seminar. Linkedin, facebook, Trulia and Twitter will also be the focus of this February training seminar in Sacramento at the Sacramento Association of Realtors.

My guess is that due to my Google rank on the Internet for Sacramento Real Estate Voice and being #1 for Sacramento on Active Rain since 2006 as well as being active on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Trulia  and others, was why I was asked.

This is a seminar geared for the newer members or members who are unaware of the importance of social networking and how it will impact the future of Real Estate.

Graciously, I had to decline due to a previous engagement that takes precedence. Hard to believe that I am considered to have been on all these social networks the longest here in Sacramento...oh well it was nice to have been asked.

Comments (15)

Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

I am not surprised you were asked at all. I bet it would have been a good seminar

Jan 26, 2009 01:05 PM
Roberta Murphy
San Diego Previews Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes

Gena:

I'm not in the least surprised that the #1 Google and Active Rain ranked Realtor for Sacramento would be asked to advise other Sacramento agents on intenet and social networking.   I recall all the fun we had when Trulia Voices first got off the ground. It was quite the social network:-)  And your articles here are a must-follow.

I wish we all had more time to spend on the keyboard, but clients take precedence--especially in this market.

 

 

 

 

Jan 26, 2009 01:19 PM
Catherine Myers
Windermere Bay Area Properties - Walnut Creek, CA
Walnut Creek, CA Real Estate

Wow Gena, and to think.. I knew you when...  remember us little people :)

 

Jan 26, 2009 01:26 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Bill, duty calls. I have a relo client coming in that just happens to be a referral from Roberta Murphy. Clients come first!

Jan 26, 2009 02:00 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Roberta, speak of the devil...aren't you in the Carolina's? Can't believe you popped on over to comment. Hope you are having a great time at your son's graduation.

I was just saying to Bill that the referral you sent me will take precedence over this speaking engagement.  I do hope they chose the Sacramento area over the Bay Area.  I will do my very best to show them around.

Thank you so much for thinking of me and selecting me for this very special client of yours.

And yes, I do remember when a group of us here on Active Rain helped Trulia get off the ground.  We were the only ones over there and had a great time.  Now, it seems work calls and duty to write our blogs...as you said so well, "clients take precedence."

Jan 26, 2009 02:06 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Catherine, you will NEVER be "little people." How in the world are you? We must set some time to talk...it's been way too long!

Jan 26, 2009 02:08 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hey Ms. Riede,

Asking you???  No big suprise to me, not for one minute. Gena your knowlege and wisdom shines through in all that you do. No doubt you are the go-to person for the best of Sacramento when it comes to real estate.

 

Jan 26, 2009 02:19 PM
Catherine Myers
Windermere Bay Area Properties - Walnut Creek, CA
Walnut Creek, CA Real Estate

Gena, we will talk this week!  And, hey, who invited you to Active Rain ?  I was just thinking of those days gone by... wow, has time flown by!

(is that a symptom of aging?  hope not!)

Jan 26, 2009 02:24 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Lynda, you are too kind. I wish it were not the same week as my new client but sometimes we have to make choices in life and my clients do come first, always.

Jan 26, 2009 02:24 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Catherine, I think YOU dear friend was the culprit that invited me to Active Rain. Remember the days when we didn't even know what a blog was? I thought you had lost your mind and wondered what this whole thing was about.  Hard to believe so much time has gone by in such little time...little play on words there.

Thank you Catherine for inviting me to Active Rain back in August 2006...look at us now! :)

Jan 26, 2009 02:31 PM
Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Above & Beyond - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Gena, What an honor for you to be asked and it does not surprise me one bit. I'm sure you would have done a great job, but good luck with your relo client.

Jan 26, 2009 11:28 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Barb, thank you. I am looking forward to helping this family and hope they decide to move to the Sacramento area. We have quite a schedule while they are here.

Jan 27, 2009 03:49 PM
Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com - Dallas, TX

Bravo girl, great way to list in why choose you as their realtor !... you go girl. have a great week.

Jan 28, 2009 04:46 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Lynn, Thanks. Appreciate your comment.

Feb 01, 2009 07:42 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

Gena, this is exciting news. You would make an excellent speaker on the subject and I am glad that you have been recognized for your expertise! Maybe you will get another chance in the future!

Feb 02, 2009 01:04 AM