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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Rich -- consistent commenting and posting.  It's not overnight...it takes time in my opinion.

May 03, 2015 01:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Work it, blog, respond, and post comments thanking those who take the time to comment on your posts.

May 03, 2015 02:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Rich,

I agree with Michael Jacobs and write interesting posts.  And when you comment, be sure you have read the post.  A

May 03, 2015 02:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

By reading others blogs and leaving comments

May 03, 2015 03:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Write good blogs and comment like crazy. I will comment on about 30 blogs a day if I have time. Do it little by little and you will get a following. Like Michael Jacobs it does not happen over night, and Rome was not built in a day. Do not give up, it is give and take.

I am going to read one of you blogs right now.

May 03, 2015 07:15 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Rich,

Relationships you form with people here in the rain will get them to follow you here. You build those relationships by commenting on the blogs of others while consistently blogging here yourself. You should also reciprocate with a comment of those who leave a comment on your own posts. I literally have hundreds of friends I made here.  Over 100 of them I have met in real life at least once. I also meet and brainstorm with a group of friends I met here annually. It's a great place to learn and make friends with folks in the real estate industry.

May 03, 2015 03:25 AM
Rainmaker
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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 too think writing interesting posts will attract more followers.   Return the comments that you get and interact. 

May 03, 2015 10:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Rich Levin, Michael Jacobs summed it up nicely. Consistency is the key.

May 03, 2015 01:50 AM
Rainer
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S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

Regularly read & comment (genuine comments, not copied & pasted) on a variety of bloggers. Follow them and if you write compelling blog posts, they may follow you, too.  Reciprocate comments whenever possible.

May 03, 2015 12:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Great question Rich. You need to comment on posts done by folks you have an interest in following. I am very strategic in those that I follow, I follow each for a reason, but really have no interest in the numbers.

May 03, 2015 08:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

write interesting content that they have use for within their business.... newbies are prime .... 

May 03, 2015 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
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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

By leaving comments on their blogs.  Absolutely the best thing to do.

May 03, 2015 06:00 AM
Rainer
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Blogging & answering questions in a concise way.

May 03, 2015 05:54 AM
Rainer
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Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA
Builder

That's a good question and one I don't have the answer to at this point.

May 03, 2015 02:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Just follow them. They will.

Aug 03, 2018 11:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Scott nailed this one!

 

Oct 27, 2017 05:05 AM
Rainer
147,707
Green Forest Properties
Golden, CO
Your Local Golden, CO Real Estate Professional

Lots of comments and follows for other people :) 

May 05, 2015 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Write something someone wants to read.

And when I polled both of my followers, my Mom and Sister agreed.

 

May 03, 2015 11:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,762
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Continue to comment on teir blogs and follow them.

May 03, 2015 02:11 PM
Rainmaker
2,443,200
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

It's not the ActiveRain Members I am after, although I do enjoy the friendships.

May 03, 2015 02:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I agree with content and commenting has help to gain followers. 

May 03, 2015 01:45 PM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Write interesting content; comment on the posts of others; respond to the comments of those who comment on your post.

May 03, 2015 12:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

When you follow someone they will generally follow you. Another way is to write a post and ask for followers. It actually works.

May 03, 2015 11:49 AM
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Rich..I have found that if I follow someone that I find interesting, they usually reciprocate.

May 03, 2015 11:11 AM
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Rich Levin
Real Estate Grad School - Atlanta, GA

Thank you all for the helpful and ranging comments.  I have been on activerain for years but only recently gotten back into it as we've rebranded.  It's exciting to see everything that has come to be!

May 03, 2015 10:34 AM
Rainmaker
634,482
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Post comments and Follow other people.

May 03, 2015 10:33 AM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Be consistent in your posting. Do it everyday for a while. Also make a lot of comments and do it regularly. Comment on the people you subscribe to everyday. 

May 03, 2015 10:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Delivering insanely useful content regularly! 

And

Following up actively. I see a lot of blog posts where the blogger does not acknowledge comments or respond in any way.

May 03, 2015 09:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Rich, I don't have any formula to increase followers.  Just be yourself and always take time to engage anyone who comments on your post, and then be sure to go over and leave a comment on their blog.  A mixture of sincerity and humor works for me, because that is who I am.

I have noticed a lot more people following one another since AR stayed with the 20 comments.   It would appear people are looking for more options to comment on.

May 03, 2015 05:36 AM