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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I've told a lot of real estate professionals, lenders and others about AR. Most claim they don't have the time and if you search my county, you can see I'm the only active member. I've given up on trying to help others in this business see a good thing. I'm keeping it all to myself, and AR works for me. Recently I've gotten some really nice leads. Also it makes sending out referrals pretty darn easy. I should have a nice check in early April because of a referral I did and I used an AR member to refer to. AR is the first place I look when I need an agent outside of my market. 

Mar 24, 2015 02:19 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I have invited MANY people.  Only a few have stuck with it.  I think I have a bit over 150,000 invite points.

Mar 24, 2015 10:36 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I've invited others, but have found it difficult to get them to be efficient.  I've had many other people create profiles and that's all they've done.

Mar 24, 2015 08:02 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debbie,

I have invited several people,(10) and some did some posting and commenting.  The majority of our clients are focused on personal relationships in their marketplaces and their spheres.  They practice the fundamentals of real estate, and use the Internet for easing their tasks and communications.  

They use FB for family and they keep it private.  They never put client info on FB as to who they sold a home to, or who bought.  Some can be found on Linked In where they feel leads for luxury homes may come to fruition.  They all have Twitter handles to protect their brand, but don't use it.

Some do write market reports on their websites, and some local info.  The majority have mid to high 6 figure incomes and above.  They don't see the value of spending time on AR,  They feel they are very busy, and would rather spend time with their families and friends face to face.

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Mar 24, 2015 07:20 AM
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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

I have given up.  So few are willing to join.

Jul 06, 2018 05:29 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I have pretty good success with INVITES, Debbie.

Jun 24, 2018 06:27 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No, I do not invite others to join AR.

I do not believe introducing others to opportunities to fail is a good policy. Such action then creates guilt in the failed opportunity and the eventual drifting away of the one you wanted to inspire.  If others have interest in blogging and engaging with online communities they will already be doing so.  They have not started because it is not their interest.

Now, it is entirely different should an agent ask, "Where can I engage in agents. lenders, and others from across the country who will share what is working for them?" .....now that is the perfect setup. AR is still not the correct environment for actionable instruction.

The REAL benefit derived from AR is very narrow, seldom actionable, and applies to the few active members you currently see. 

Mar 25, 2015 10:59 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I too have invited many. I offer to help get them started, give them a tour of the website and they say that would be great but never seem to take me up on it. They just don't get it. I understand that. I didn't get it for several months either but at least I committed to it and came back.

Mar 25, 2015 10:55 PM
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Ray Wilson
Meticulous Home Inspection Corporation - Bohemia, NY
NYS Licensed Home and Building Inspector

Hi Debbie

I have mentioned AR to many agents over the years, and few have joined from what I see. C U on Huliq! 

Mar 25, 2015 10:51 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Debbie, I did recently have a mortgage broker sign up but still waiting for her first blog as I have offered to help several times.

Mar 25, 2015 09:15 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

We try to tell everyoneabout AR, that is in the Industry that we encounter.

Mar 24, 2015 01:25 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I've invited some agents I think would enjoy it. A few have stayed active.

Mar 24, 2015 10:09 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have had many join under me, and some are still posting, but most do not stay.

Mar 24, 2015 07:47 AM