Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA (Winston Realty, Inc.)

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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

In addition to actually generating business, I feel that the time we spend on AR is an investment. We learn a lot from other members and have become better realtors because of them.

Oct 09, 2015 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Winston Heverly For the points of course!

Oct 10, 2015 01:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

brand reinforcement. networking, and learning.

Oct 10, 2015 01:00 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It took several years for my first lead, but the person told me thy had followed me for more than 2 years.

Oct 10, 2015 12:11 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As there is always something new happening it is a great place to learn.

It is also nice to see how my area compares to others.

And the camaraderie is great.

Oct 09, 2015 10:52 PM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
Basking Ridge, Warren, Bridgewater Market Expert

I consider participating on A/R as my daily warm-up for the day - an opportunity to give and take to inspire a more productive day. 

Oct 09, 2015 10:48 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Remember Cheers?

A place where 'Everybody knows your name."

The answer to your question is COMMUNITY.

Real estate agents actually live isolated lives behind those smiley faces compared to most of society. 

Oct 09, 2015 10:45 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

People are on AR for different reasons. Some may not even know that they got the business from AR. Consumers often tell us they see our name all over the internet . There are retired members who blog on AR too. It has become a social networking site like facebook for people.

Oct 09, 2015 10:40 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

well, it has generated business plus recognition from readers regarding my blog posts....and my online marketing complements my offline marketing.... so, the bottom line would be to improve how you present your blog posts....

Oct 09, 2015 10:39 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

the one Real Estate transaction I received from AR paid enough for the next ten years. I still get business from my other endeavor as well. Add fun to it and how can you lose?

Oct 10, 2015 04:07 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

First, it definitely has produced biz for me.  Secondly, it strengthens the links to my site which in turn brings me a TON of business.  Third, I learn a lot here and get wonderful marketing ideas which also helps my biz.  Fourth, it is fun and a nice break for the day.

Oct 10, 2015 01:59 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 get several transactions per year due to my presence here on AR.

Oct 09, 2015 11:30 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Winston Heverly ActiveRain gives the visibility other sites can't.

Oct 09, 2015 11:25 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I get a lot of leads and clients from this site.

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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

What did Dusty Springfield say "Wishing and hoping..."

Oct 12, 2015 12:47 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I do it for the relationships and the fun of it.

Oct 12, 2015 06:31 AM
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Maureen Fukumoto
Help-U-Sell Realty Pro - Mililani, HI
Maureen

I have not been consisant enough to expect to generate business yet. I do enjoy the comraderie and I frequently learn something new. Reading your blog tonight introduced me to a new term "Rec Lease"

Oct 10, 2015 06:22 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

It's work's in my market. This week alone, recieve two calls. Both state they found me on the Internet. I have placed post in Spanish. One caller was Spanish, go figure....

Oct 10, 2015 06:15 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

It is a long term payoff, it may take years to get one lead but someone you write now can still get you a lead years down the road. Also it is a great branding tool until those leads start flowing in.

The learning is also great, you can avoid some costly mistakes by learning from others or get new ideas.

Oct 10, 2015 04:26 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There has been business for me from AR but I'm sure there are more than a few who enjoy this format for the FUN and EDUCATION that can be found here on a daily basis.  

Oct 10, 2015 02:09 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Winston, this is very good question.

Oct 10, 2015 02:04 AM