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Bill Dandridge
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU - Durham, NC
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

The greatest benefit that I receive is the education I receive from other agents throughout the country.

Feb 23, 2015 04:52 AM
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Chris Webb
Nova Home Loans - Tucson, AZ
Tucson's Social Media Expert

Talking to other industry professionals from across the nation. I have found local professionals to keep ideas close to the vest, where as people outside of our market more open to share idea.

Feb 23, 2015 02:06 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

The incredible vault of knowledge and experience of the members and their willingness to share. Also the exposure for me and my blog posts is what brought me here. The network of agents to send a referral too cannot be overlooked either.  There are many facets to the Rain.

Feb 23, 2015 07:30 AM
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Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker
http://www.CapeGroup.com & http://www.REindex.com - Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA

So far, I have used it for the exceptional seo for my blogging. Now that this is recently owned by the big Z (by way of buying the big T who bought this site not long ago.)

I have been here for years and have lots of "points", and thus have few expenses here.  The seo is easy with a blog, and I have often achieved first page search results within 24 hours for the terms I targeted.

Feb 22, 2015 11:15 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Leaning ( how to blog, market, just general information) and connecting to like minded people.

Hopefully, more business and exposure to your business.

Feb 23, 2015 04:52 PM
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Raymond Denton
Homesmart / Evergreen Realty - Irvine, CA
Shady Canyon Specialist

Learning how different Agents handle problem situations.

Feb 23, 2015 08:21 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I have learned how to blog on here, and that has been huge for my biz...it's about 1/3 of my biz now.  I have also gotten wonderful marketing ideas and met several local realtors that have referred biz to me.  Also, several amazingly wonderful friendships.

Feb 23, 2015 08:17 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The ability to check out agents from all over the country before you hand over a referral to someone you know NOTHING about.  Also, the internet presence without paying for it.

Feb 23, 2015 12:59 AM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Business!

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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Just keep blogging and you'll see the benefits.

Feb 19, 2018 08:47 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Visibility and education.

Feb 19, 2018 05:20 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

So many great answers here.

Feb 16, 2018 11:16 PM
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Marilyn O'Donoghue
Long & Foster Avalon - Avalon, NJ

The interesting blog posts, the willingness of others to share their knowledge and the reality that I am not alone in my successes and failures.

Feb 23, 2015 09:39 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Active Rain is the best and cheapest education you can get for Real Estate Professionals.

Feb 23, 2015 11:46 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

 Oh My Gary, this is a loaded question! For me, some of the reasons are the education yo, relationships with Agents all over the country, a huge conglomerate of a website that causes you to rank higher in searches, and did I mention the awesome people here just waiting to help you out?

Feb 23, 2015 10:21 AM
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Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

The learning, the experience of the other great realtors on Active Rain, the links, and of course the possibility of clients finding me from what I have wrote.

Feb 23, 2015 09:14 AM