Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)

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3,209,722
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Can't say that it is.... outside of maybe providing some "street cred." And even that I'm not totally sure about.

Nov 07, 2017 03:42 AM
Rainmaker
748,282
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

One never knows, actually.

Nov 07, 2017 02:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,109,028
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Helping the SEO on my website.

Nov 07, 2017 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
940,685
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

1 referral (closed escrow this year). My AR business has always been direct Realtor to Realtor referrals. I've only received one closed lead lead off a blog post I can track absolutely. No leads from blogs that I can track, but the internet is funny that way; folks can't remember the source of how they found you online often.

Maybe post a blog on your strategy Bob, as I'd love to learn how to increase lead traffic from blogs. ActiveRain has never been a source of leads business for me. It's all (but one) been Realtor to Realtor referrals...which have been great and appreciated.

I blog here to exercise my author, learn and network; leads would be a perk.

Nov 07, 2017 05:50 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

So far this year a short sale closing worth $20K - does that count?! 

Nov 07, 2017 03:46 AM
Rainmaker
503,956
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Bob, nothing, but I love the impute and the crew on the AR.

Nov 07, 2017 02:51 AM
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3,440,881
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Same for me, Bob. I'm busy and if it wasn't working, I wouldn't be spending valuable time here!

Nov 06, 2017 09:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,366,500
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

I have received a few clients through AR but I consider the greatest benefit is the camaraderie with other members.  I pretty much feel I have friends all over the country.  Priceless!

Nov 07, 2017 07:05 AM
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4,797,822
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It helps me get noticed.

Nov 07, 2017 06:05 AM
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569,160
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I don't think I've received a single business referral from AR. I know I'm not using it to it's potential but sales are not my bread and butter so it's hard to focus on it like a full-time sales agent.

Nov 07, 2017 05:41 AM
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1,557,374
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No, the ROI is low & getting lower year after year. 

That's the honest truth behind the whole thing. Not being up the other day doesn't help matters.

Nov 07, 2017 05:31 AM
Ambassador
1,655,476
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It is not a lead generator for me.

Nov 07, 2017 04:55 AM
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1,034,843
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Frankly, nada.

Nov 06, 2017 09:33 PM
Rainmaker
747,439
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Paid consulting and computer work by a couple AR members. Zero business expected directly from AR, not targeting prospects through referral by AR members (I'm in a different industry).

Nov 06, 2017 09:26 PM
Rainmaker
387,454
Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

It has not resulted in anything (yet) for me. I've had a phone call a few months ago, this gentleman found my blog and planning to purchase a home. But then when time comes he never replies back.

Nov 07, 2017 04:18 PM
Ambassador
902,551
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I haven't had as many SEO leads that I can convert, but the phone still rings from several blogs I've written over the years.

 

More importantly, I work with some great folks i've met in the rain over the years.

Nov 07, 2017 10:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,262,862
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm waiting to see.  I know it helped mine during the spring and summer!

Nov 07, 2017 10:05 AM
Rainmaker
5,500,853
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I expect no help and am never disappointed.

Nov 07, 2017 07:26 AM
Rainmaker
540,838
Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

I guess that remains to be seen, but I am glad things are working well for you!

Nov 07, 2017 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,040,855
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

So far this fall primarily through information and resources shared by AR members. 

Nov 07, 2017 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
3,362,529
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not expecting much, but excellent source for referrals and getting quality service.

Nov 07, 2017 04:57 AM
Rainmaker
5,117,657
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

ActiveRain helps tremendously with my marketing.... I get great google juice from AR....

Nov 07, 2017 04:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,500,532
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I have faith that if anyone in the Rain needs help in Los Angeles or S.F. Valley, they know who to call:) 

Nov 06, 2017 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
780,393
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Real Estate business - nada.

Rewards - it is exactly what I make it. I appreciate every like, upvote, follow and comment.

Nov 07, 2017 09:08 AM
Rainmaker
854,516
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I'm with Nina Hollander - I don't see any direct help myself

Nov 07, 2017 08:49 AM
Rainmaker
2,826,031
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I believe it may be area specific. My value add for my business is referrals - sending and receiving. 

Nov 07, 2017 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,467
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know.

Nov 07, 2017 07:24 AM
Rainmaker
2,484,023
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

AR gives me access to the Internet world

Nov 07, 2017 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
3,126,607
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would say it help me all 4 seasons.

Nov 07, 2017 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
4,570,606
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Research, Education and Visibility. 

Nov 06, 2017 09:32 PM
Ambassador
2,363,740
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 ActiveRain is my Brain Trust.

Nov 07, 2017 06:12 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,689
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

AR keeps me on the front page of Google and other search engines

Nov 07, 2017 02:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,559,000
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not by any appreciable measure

Nov 07, 2017 02:46 PM
Rainmaker
1,689,756
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Yes, a lot.

Nov 14, 2018 03:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,250,313
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Wow, that is great.

Nov 14, 2018 02:57 AM
Ambassador
3,983,643
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It is bringing in the business for me too, Bob. I have a new buyer coming in this weekend for my posts.

Nov 07, 2017 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
122,730
Denise Copeland
Mirsky Realty Group - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

I haven't received any leads from AR, but I'm fairly new to the game. My SEO is improving though.

Nov 07, 2017 08:46 PM
Ambassador
4,301,228
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

It always does - in any season, Bob.

Aug 26, 2018 09:47 PM
Rainmaker
3,240,065
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I learn from so many on a weekly bases like from Barbara Todaro.

Nov 11, 2017 12:14 PM
Rainmaker
4,160,131
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

SEO is way down from previous years, but have posts from 2012 & 2013 still ranking high.  

Nov 10, 2017 08:06 AM