Roy Kelley (Retired)

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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Roy... can't say I've ever invited anyone to join. I have encouraged people I know who joined and then stay dormant to get active (no pun intended). But I don't see that happening any more than you see your invitations accepted.

Sep 26, 2015 10:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Don't try anymore. They all thought blogging was a waste of time...HA!

Sep 26, 2015 07:09 PM
Rainmaker
928,570
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Roy - I haven't really put much effort into this. I would imagine it would work best to have a personal conversation with people you want to join, and then send them the invitation.

Most people probably don't know or understand what AR is, unless they are already members.

Sep 26, 2015 04:09 PM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I wish I had an answer to that one Roy, I am notoriously horrible at getting people to sign up for Active Rain.

Sep 26, 2015 02:18 PM
Rainer
231,174
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

goes something like this.. "HEY Adrian , this is guido... if ya wanna see ya next paycheck..get with this AR thing"  that usually does the trick :)

Sep 26, 2015 01:40 PM
Rainmaker
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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

It seems that they all have an excuse.  Mostly, they don't have time to blog.

Sep 26, 2015 01:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Roy, I have invited a few people at Active Rain, at least 5 band all of them have failed to participate. I do not even try any more.

Sep 26, 2015 12:18 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Well I wish I did. I have good success getting people to sign up but I don't have good success in making it stick and them becoming involved.

Sep 26, 2015 10:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Roy,  I really do not 'invite' anyone to join.  I do express the great opportunity within AR and what it is about.  Let them look for themselves and decide whether something they want to participate in.  I do not want them thinking I am trying to "sell" them AR.  Mark

Sep 26, 2015 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roy,

I have invited a few of our clients, and I do explain the value we have received from our participation on AR.  A

Sep 26, 2015 05:55 AM
Rainer
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Scott Mack
Mack Inspections - Buffalo, NY
Certified Master Inspector Serving Western New Yor

Hello,

 

     Please add me to your network.  I am a Home Inspector in the Buffalo, NY are and am also a veterans advocate.  Thank You!

 

Regards,

 

Scott Mack

Sep 28, 2015 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Not anything in particular Roy.  Not much seems to work if you want  to know the truth.

Sep 27, 2015 03:32 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Roy Kelley A very good question - I have invited a few members to ActiveRain and they always have an objection - I do not know what to blog about and yes, WIIFM?

And if they don't get it....you can't do much about it!

Sep 27, 2015 02:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There is so much being touted today as the must go to that it cheapens all invitations to do so...

Sep 27, 2015 01:02 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Absolutely and I pull the internet and show them

Sep 27, 2015 12:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We've invited dozens and only a few have responded. Even fewer have become active members. We tell them how Active Rain has helped us - both in boosting search engine results and in direct and indirect referrals. 

You can lead a horse to water.....

Sep 26, 2015 11:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Roy,

I've heard this sentiment expressed by every marketer on the planet. Each embraces a core value that they've got the greatest thing since sliced bread. "So why aren't the coming?"

Like @Debbie Gartner suggested, the first message must be about them. "What's in it for ME?" The mistake commonly made will be to offer common responses suggesting the benefits of social media. That is a mistake.

If you are inviting someone, that should imply you know them. 

Here is an example: 

TO your Coldwell BANKER friends - "What do think about the reference to your franchise in the DANGER Report as discussed on Active Rain. You can add your observation to the conversation. You will find AR to be a dynamic group of professionals who seek to learn through engagement.'

What would you do if a friend sent such a message relevant to your situation?

Now here is the problem. You can do your job is superior fashion and folks can come and peek under the hood. However, AR must do their side also.

This is where the wheels come of the wagon. AR is dropping the ball regarding newbie engagement. Unfortunately, this undermines the effort of those who are advocates of the platform.

I recommend you wait until AR leadership asks how to improve newbie engagement. By then you will actually have a response. 

What do you think the probability of being asked by AR leadership?

Sep 26, 2015 11:11 PM
Ambassador
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I've only suggested it to one guy.  He joined never blogged.  

Sep 26, 2015 11:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Roy. There is no simple answer. When folks talk to me about social media, that is the time I bring up AR.

Sep 26, 2015 07:38 PM
Rainer
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Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

I only bring it up during normal conversation and never send out actual invite

Sep 26, 2015 03:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I talk to them extensively before I ever send out an invite.

Sep 26, 2015 12:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

The msg doesn't matter...the key is to explain the benefit BEFORE you send the message.  Ideal to send it to them while you are together and have them accept right there.  Then, get them started/show them around.

Sep 26, 2015 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

We have the same problem.

Mar 07, 2019 09:58 PM