Alexa Collins (HomeLight)

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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Do not limit the members you follow. This is just an easy way to pay it forward. Follow at least five new members each day to earn the available points. I hope you will follow and comment on my blogs.

Dec 13, 2016 03:29 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's a good question and definitely something you should do, and you're in the right place. Follow those who are writing regularly and whose writing you enjoy, and can learn from. This can include writers' whose posts are featured, too.

Dec 13, 2016 03:18 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, Alexa


Are you on Twitter?  

  List of Real Estate Tweeters

  List of Mortgage and Title Tweeters


   Are you on LinkedIn?

      Kyle Hiscock's Top 20 Real Estate Pros on LinkedIn



     Bill Gassett's "Best Pinterest Group Boards for Real Estate Agents"





Dec 13, 2016 04:08 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

There are many you should follow. As Roy Kelley said, don't limit yourself, add many to your following list when you like what they are writing.

Dec 13, 2016 03:46 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

you should follow anyone who writes posts that interest you.... 

Dec 13, 2016 03:46 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good question, Alexa --- this is an amazing forum filled with many talented and successful members who openly share their knowledge, talent and ocassionally a laugh or two.   

What might be a good match(or inspiration) for you(or anyone) can and will vary.    

You can take a no obligation test drive at any time with any member.

You can follow those who are the "most followed" by the entire site or by state.     

You can check Featured Posts.

Read the ActiveRain Daily Drop.

Check out Groups to see if you have any common interests.  Groups can be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page under the heading Important Links.  Note:  some Groups are more active than others and the overall importance may not be as important as they once were(my opinion).  

Good luck.  Have fun.  Learn lots.  Explore.

Be warned this place can be addictive.  


Dec 13, 2016 03:36 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Anyone that would interest you.

Dec 13, 2016 03:34 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I would suggest start reading different posts by different members and those that appeal to your style press the follow button, and those who do not appeal to your style but have knowledge that you might benefit from follow them as well, Endre

Dec 13, 2016 11:58 PM
Toronto, ON

There are many thoughts on this issue.  Some follow anyone who interacts with them.  Some follow those who have content they are interested in.  Some follow those who are in the local area to check out the competition.  Some follow their actual friends.  Some do a combination of these and /or others.

Dec 13, 2016 09:39 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Me, Me, Me.  Kidding.  No, everyone who answered your question.  Jk.

Michael Jacobs had a good suggestion on some of the top followed bloggers here.  Also, I would read Pat Kennedy's and Kathy Streib's weekly top picks and follow bloggers on there that interest you.

You can also go to the leaderboard and sort by category so that you get some inspectors, mortage people, etc.

In general, follow people that interest you and are helpful and interact w/ real comments.


Dec 13, 2016 05:37 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

The more you read, the more you interact, the more you comment...the more members you will get to know and  decide who to follow!

Dec 13, 2016 05:34 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Google '[what interests you] active rain'
and see who comes up.
Like for instance, 'waterfront real estate San Francisco California active rain'

Dec 13, 2016 05:34 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

You want to follow the people who interest you with what they share.  We all have faves and you will find yours too.

Dec 13, 2016 04:00 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Follow those who resonate with you.  The ones you can relate to and understand.  Don't take our advice, listen to your inner voice and look for that resonance.  A

Dec 13, 2016 03:51 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Good question Alexa Collins - definitely those members who appear on Daily Drop regularly - and those who follow you - just as a courtesy.

Dec 13, 2016 03:19 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

It would be impossible to mention them all, but I will mention 2.  Barbara Todaro for great marketing advise and Greg Nino because he is so damn funny.

Dec 14, 2016 05:25 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Everyone you enjoy reading, Alexa Collins. And people who comment on your blogs or questions.

Dec 14, 2016 01:09 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Find someone who 's blogs interest you, or who you can learn from. Start reading blogs and you will kno what peaks your interest.

Dec 13, 2016 09:37 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

This is a great question and I'm gaining some insight also.  There are so many wonderful writers at AR.  

Dec 13, 2016 09:26 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Read the topics you like and follow those whose ideas you respect.

Dec 13, 2016 09:01 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Anyone you like, my dear:) You are in the right place to learn and connect to like minded people. 

p.s. Thanks for following me!

Dec 13, 2016 08:22 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If it looks helpful then follow.

Dec 13, 2016 06:13 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

You need to read blogs and when you find people who put out information that is useful then that sis when I follow them

Dec 13, 2016 06:00 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Read posts and decide for yourself who you should follow.  Lead the way to your own greatness.  Who I follow may not be of interest to you. 

Dec 13, 2016 05:46 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Happy to see that you ae following me, hopefully I will write something that will be of value to you .

Dec 13, 2016 04:53 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Look around and choose up to five a day. There are too many to name in this comment!

Dec 13, 2016 04:23 PM
Vanessa Aparicio
Realty Empire Inc. - Miami Lakes, FL

Hi Alexa,


I'm pretty new myself. I follow anyone that I blog, ask, or answer relatable questions... You'll notice familiar faces that are always participating. Chances are anything you are curious about are being asked or already answered.  If not, you get answers fairly quickly and they have yet to fail in being helpful.


Welcome to Active Rain. I will follow you now :-)

Best, V

Dec 13, 2016 04:16 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

There is such a wide variety here in the Rain, Alexa Collins - follow who your heart tells you to!  There are those who write often on a variety of topics, some who only post market reports and some who post jokes and recipes - all are good to follow if you like those topics!  The good thing - it's totally up to you!

Dec 13, 2016 04:01 PM
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

It's a personal decision - You can select based on your own criteria parameters - or broaden your parameters and perhaps be delightfully surprised at the wide array of informative posts - !

Welcome to the Rain Alexa Collins !!  

Dec 13, 2016 03:53 PM
Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

For shere breadth of real estate knowledge:  Elizabeth Weintraub

For amusing anecdotal and educational real estate:  Alan May

For well-written blogs on issues,  some seldom tackled elsewhere:  Kathleen Daniels

For understanding of AR community and niche writing:  Bill and Liz Spears.

For excellent understanding of new construction and health managment :  Barbara Todaro

For interesting discussions of branding issues:  Alexandra and Ron Seigel

For stellar market reports:  Dick Greenberg

For top flight mortgage stuff:  John Meussner

For real estate and the grammarian:   Marty Cliff

For INCREDIBLE writing:  Mimi Foster

For the green friendly Realtor:   Deb Janes

For best examples of featured blogs:  Mike Cooper, Karen Fiddler

There's tons of good writers in many more categories, but these authors craft consistently well written blogs....but this list is not close to exhaustion.


Dec 14, 2016 01:23 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Besides me? I would follow everyone that peaks your interest when you read their blog. 

Dec 14, 2016 05:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Whomever you would like to follow. 

Dec 14, 2016 03:56 AM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Alexa - Look for bloggers that you feel a connection with by their writing... and keep you mind open to listen to opinions that you might not initially be in love with, just to see the other side of the conversation.  Over time I am confident that you will find more than enough mentors here on ActiveRain.

Dec 13, 2016 05:27 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 Thank you for following me today !!

Dec 13, 2016 04:46 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

You have come to the right place. Read, comment and share.

Dec 13, 2016 04:05 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Why limit who you follow?

Dec 15, 2016 04:07 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We are very thankful that you chose to follow us!

Dec 14, 2016 03:39 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I like Roy's answer but there are some really great bloggers who you don't want to water down . The more you add the more it will water down your feed on the right side in the follow area. 

Dec 14, 2016 03:02 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

The "Follow" function's main purpose is to help you to easily find the bloggers you like to read.  And I wouldn't follow someone just because they follow me (although I will check out their blog) or because they send you an email or a comment asking you to follow them. 

Dec 14, 2016 02:12 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'd say "Me" but you already do.    Thank you for the follow.


I'd say look at the blogs and the Q&A section and follow people who produce content you like.  Check the blog roll on Sunday, there are usually two "week in review" blogs that get written.  They start with "Best of" and "What I learned", those are good people to start following and a great blog series as well as they highlight their favorite posts and why.  Saves a lot of time looking through the content for the gems.

Dec 14, 2016 11:05 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Alexa,
I suggest watching the Featured blogs each day.  These tend to be the ones that focus on helping each other become better at what we do. You may find some favorites from that over time.   Interact here in Q&A and you may find people you want to follow.

Dec 14, 2016 08:46 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


it really does depend on how you process information. You stated, " I would love to follow some amazing writers who can teach me about selling homes and what homeowners can do to increase property value.

Such information is readily available on nearly ANY real estate related website. Much of it is sheet music shared by agents who are members of the choir.  These are skills taught and learned easily.

What I would imagine you should consider of even GREATER importance is how you can exploit thess learned skills to your strategic advantage.

This converts an 'in your business' activity to a 'on your business' growth platform. On Your Business activities are those that you do not hire out but create, implement and feed until they have matured. They are important.

Who you follow must create for you an environment that stretches your brain, has a voice of clarity, exhibits sufficient courage to risk making you uncomfortable and has a history of innovative solutions that will provide for you the ability to create a message that separates you from the vast sea of smiley faces.

Those voices, those writers, those bloggers are rare. Since ones profession as a real estate agent compels exceptional marketing knowledge and skills, which embraces a well developed understanding of human behavior, you may want to look outside the kingdom of real estate for those voices of vision. 

In the meantime, you should plunder and pillage the archives of Active Rain and Hubspot. (it would be malpractice to leave out the 'darkside)


Dec 14, 2016 07:36 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I would follow everyone you can - it can't hurt and you get points for it.

You can always remove those you have little interest in - just keep asking questions as you need

Welcome btw

Dec 14, 2016 07:03 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Thanks for following me. I've done the same for you. 

When it comes to following people, you should start out by reading different member posts. When you find someone that has a style or writes information that is useful to you, then follow them. 

Dec 14, 2016 06:34 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
Avant Garde Residential Management Services - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I wlll put my name into the hat

Dec 14, 2016 05:14 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Roy Kelley nailed this one!

Dec 14, 2016 02:08 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Alexa Collins You can fallow people interest with you.

Dec 13, 2016 05:30 PM