Today, ActiveRain owner Ben Kinney finalized and announced the purchase of BlueRoof360, a bleeding edge IDX website platform that left me speechless and nodding my head the first time I saw the technology.(ok, that's not entirely true. I am rarely speechless. But watching BlueRoof360 CEO Jarad Hu...
  I originally posted much of what you will read below in January of 2016, a year ago. However, last week at the Inman Connect Conference in NYC, I had the pleasure of sitting in the session that was presented by Rand Fishkin, the SEO 'Wizard of Moz' (Founder of SEOMoz, which is now just Moz) and...
  We've had a number of people ask about the featured image and what is the main purpose of including this image on your blog posts.What Happens Today?Today, when you add a featured image to your blog post, it shows in one location right away, at the top of the post itself. This is an effort to g...
At some point in your real estate career, you'll come to the realization that your database is really important. I hope you've already come to that point and you are looking for ways each day to add new people to that database.I'd like to share with you a story of one agent (or a small team reall...
Just letting everyone know that commenting and your ability to post a blog have been restored!!Big thanks to our developers for jumping in and fixing things as quick as possible!
 Each week, we have been interviewing people in the real estate industry and getting them to share their secrets for success for our Insights For Success Podcast. When we do an interview with a real estate agent (a real life practicing agent, who is out in the trenches just like many of you) we u...
Depending on the day, ActiveRain will see as few as 500 blog posts written and as many as 2000+. On any given day, we will feature between 8 and 16 blog posts.This means we most likely miss many great posts that should have, could have been featured.Now is you chance to give that one post, (the o...
My mom just finished her first full week in real estate. She has three buyers and 3 listing appointments scheduled in the next two weeks. Prior to last week, she knew zero of these clients.My mother is ridiculously smart. She has a brain like an elephant. Never forgets anything. Ever. She's been ...
What is an interstitial? Until a few months ago, I'd never digested this word. An interstitial is the act of occupying a very small space between two things. Why should you care?  Because, if used properly, an interstitial can help you generate more leads when you share content on social media. A...
One of the awesome things about Ben Kinney buying ActiveRain, is I get to once again be really close to a successful real estate operation (those that have been around for a long time know that prior to launching ActiveRain back in 2006, we owned our own brokerage in WA, Brio Realty).Today, I wan...

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