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Rainmaker
5,571,310
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I tend to have 2 to 5 new followers every day.... the best practice is to interact with new bloggers....and I mean interact not post a  cut and paste response.... read the post and comment on it as in making conversation.... relating to the post....

Apr 30, 2016 08:47 AM
Ambassador
1,771,405
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Barbara Todaro is right if you help new people they will become your followers.

Apr 30, 2016 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
915,773
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't really seek out followers but I will follow anyone that follows me.

I primarily blog on my website when I blog - writers block now for quite awhile :(

Apr 30, 2016 09:52 PM
Ambassador
5,357,799
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I did not know that that was an objective, who is attracting so many followers?

Apr 30, 2016 06:43 PM
Ambassador
4,557,551
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

One strategy is to reach out and follow, and interact - many will reciprocate!

Apr 30, 2016 04:09 PM
Rainmaker
955,761
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I just let the chips fall where they may...

Apr 30, 2016 02:08 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I just let it happen

Apr 30, 2016 01:02 PM
Rainmaker
2,634,037
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Place your bets...Chips down, and may all win constantly

Apr 30, 2016 10:26 AM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I try to get over to welcome the new members and especially on their first posts. Lately it has been very difficult timewise. I do not have a proactive plan in place to get followers. Some members are very good about making the newer members feel welcome. Kudos ot them.

Apr 30, 2016 10:22 AM
Ambassador
1,813,240
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Beware.... falling chips zone.

Apr 30, 2016 09:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,635,442
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We let the 'chips fall' and we are fine with that. It is not a race and we appreciate all who have elected to join us on this journey

Apr 30, 2016 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I don't proactively do that.  I let the chips fall where they may.

Those trying to do it are just proactively following people, esp new people hoping they will be followed back.  Some of them send emails to them, too.  And, some of them do copy/paste comments on their first articles. 

Waste of time, IMO.

Apr 30, 2016 09:01 AM
Rainmaker
887,643
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Really! I didn't know there was a need to attract them except to just attract them. I guess you do get points for them, though.

Apr 30, 2016 08:52 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

and no - I'm not talking about us!

Apr 30, 2016 08:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,380,323
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I pick up a couple per week, usually people who I comment on their blogs or who like an answer I post.  I don't seek people out.

May 01, 2016 03:55 AM
Rainmaker
795,232
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

If I like what I read, I follow them and I have had new followers since I returned to blogging on ActiveRain. Why would it be important to check to see how many followers someone is getting?

May 01, 2016 12:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,054,053
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I seek out no-one... they just sort of show up and I'm grateful.

Apr 30, 2016 11:58 PM
Rainmaker
4,059,133
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't have a "follower" or "following" strategy although there are many members here I read to be informed, to be entertained and/or to ponder.  

Apr 30, 2016 11:17 PM
Rainmaker
6,540,829
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I welcome and follow new members every day. Some of them will follow me in return.

Apr 30, 2016 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It would be nice to be able attract local home buyers and sellers  as followers. 

Apr 30, 2016 09:38 PM
Rainmaker
2,436,111
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers. I don't add many followers, usually keep the number between 100 and 110, can't follow any more.

 

Apr 30, 2016 07:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,514,305
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm not doing anything special. If you are here consistently, thank for comments and answers, post and actively participate in the life of this community, you are noticed:) 

Apr 30, 2016 04:58 PM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - follow them and they will follow you!

I am about to reach 1000 follower mark soon...

Apr 30, 2016 04:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,987,878
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I let the chips fall where they may

Apr 30, 2016 10:23 AM
Rainmaker
2,020,150
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I always suggest to my invities that they Follow me

Apr 30, 2016 09:28 AM
Ambassador
4,200,609
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I let the chips fall where they may - I do get new subscribers and reciprocate as well.

May 27, 2017 09:21 PM
Rainer
502,292
Noel Mayer
Upper Montclair Weichert Realtors - Montclair, NJ
YOU WILL BE RIGHT AT HOME WITH NOEL

I stopped by.

May 18, 2017 01:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I let the chips fall as they may.

May 13, 2017 05:15 AM