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1,116,178
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes

Jun 22, 2017 05:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,384,427
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Peak It is one of the tools.

Jun 22, 2017 06:06 AM
Rainer
23,950
Shanelle Cahill
The Wyman Group - Kokomo, IN
Full Service Real Estate

I find it very useful to get the input of agents with all kinds of specialties and experience, and ideas to implement into my business plan, but I haven't necessarily been expecting huge leads from being here, but I guess time will tell.

Jun 22, 2017 05:44 AM
Ambassador
1,656,621
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I guess I spend a lot of time here.

Jun 22, 2017 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,368,359
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It is the only site I presently use.

Jun 22, 2017 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
569,460
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Yes, but I'm still an amateur trying to figure it out.

Jun 22, 2017 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
941,585
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

It's one of the cornerstones to my networking/marketing/education.

Jun 22, 2017 05:52 AM
Ambassador
3,447,245
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

My primary business plan is working my SOI. Farming, my websites, networking, social media and ActiveRain all play a part of my plan too, though.

Jun 22, 2017 05:47 AM
Rainmaker
574,663
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I use it daily so I guess so!

Jun 22, 2017 05:47 AM
Rainmaker
418,337
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I enjoy the discussions and advice received.  It is now part of my day.

Jun 22, 2017 09:24 AM
Rainmaker
777,642
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Not major, but it is becoming more and more important as I learn to blog quaility content.-Kasey

Jun 22, 2017 07:25 AM
Rainmaker
5,123,799
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

yes... and it's worth every minute I spend here.... I get great google juice....

Jun 22, 2017 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
815,661
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I have found when I have used it that I have had calls, when I drifted away in the past and focused on other things those internet leads were not as common. So now I aim to come every day as I find the knowledge here to be some of the best and most positive.

Jun 22, 2017 06:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,222,467
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

#1 on my social media list

Jun 22, 2017 06:39 AM
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1,500,942
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, just a supplement to all my marketing. Major is personal prospecting. 

Jun 22, 2017 10:58 AM
Ambassador
2,364,210
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Yes.  

Jun 22, 2017 10:24 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It is a part, but I wouldn't say major.  It does take a good amount of time though, but it's enjoyable.

Jun 22, 2017 09:55 AM
Rainmaker
142,536
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Yes.

Jun 22, 2017 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
2,827,176
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Not so much these days however there was a time when it was. 

Jun 22, 2017 09:02 AM
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4,071,452
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes it is one of a number of strategies

Jun 22, 2017 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
459,059
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

yes

Jun 22, 2017 07:10 AM
Ambassador
4,374,347
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, it is a huge part of it.

Jun 22, 2017 07:08 AM
Rainmaker
4,577,318
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes

Jun 22, 2017 07:07 AM
Rainmaker
705,151
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Nope, Nada, Zilch. Non.

Jun 22, 2017 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,052,933
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It sure is. After referrals, my Active Rain blog is my leading source for new listings and buyers. 

Jun 22, 2017 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,054,229
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Michael Setunsky nailed this one!

Jun 23, 2017 05:22 AM
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480,037
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Absolutely!  I have had a few weeks where I was not able to participate.  But for the most part I try to read a few blogs a day, make some comments and do a few Q&A.  Really depends on my day.

Jun 22, 2017 10:32 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,763
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

At over 3 million points...Yes, I would say so.

Jun 22, 2017 08:24 PM
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1,614,090
Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

here and forever

Jun 22, 2017 07:24 PM
Ambassador
3,983,767
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Yes it is and has been for several years. It takes other things too so I don't rely on it entirely.

Jun 22, 2017 07:12 PM
Ambassador
2,913,338
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

My A list is my primary source of business. And ActiveRain has been great for knowledge, great people and referrals both coming and going.

Jun 22, 2017 05:35 PM
Rainmaker
759,047
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. More of a minor part.

Jun 22, 2017 02:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,560,175
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not necessarily a major part, but a part.

Jun 22, 2017 12:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,035,948
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Something extra to boost Google searchability. I think it helped about 20%....

Jun 22, 2017 08:16 AM
Rainmaker
2,485,707
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This site plays a important part for my personal and professional planning

Jun 22, 2017 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
5,509,183
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Jun 22, 2017 05:21 AM
Rainmaker
3,244,982
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

No but I am learning lots from others here.

 

Jun 24, 2017 03:48 PM
Rainmaker
4,162,409
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My web site first, AR and other social sites.

Jun 24, 2017 07:18 AM
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854,716
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope - I'm here for the points LOL

Jun 23, 2017 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
3,129,575
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

One of many

Jun 23, 2017 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,467
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Jun 23, 2017 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,872
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It is a part.

Jun 23, 2017 05:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,215,533
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not sure what you mean by "major." It is a part of my real estate strategy, but not one that generates a ton of identifiable direct business.

Jun 23, 2017 05:03 AM
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4,301,228
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Peak - indeed it is!

Jun 22, 2017 10:45 PM