Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA   Relo Specialist (KW Elite )

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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

ActiveRain is magnification for us.  While the SEO may grow and wane, it fits into our overall strategy.  We're known to more agents across the country than would ever happen with just our own independent website.  All those blog posts we've written here are digital breadcrumbs.  Sometimes consumers find us here, sometimes they find the similar page on our WP site.  But if they find us here, we're probably pointing them to WP.  They find us for what we're trying to be found for.  win-win.  Bill

Jan 21, 2018 08:49 AM
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1,162,717
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

A networking, educational and niche growing/content marketing differentiation TOOL

Jan 21, 2018 10:27 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My greatest marketing tool, I work it and it pays.

Jan 21, 2018 11:18 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It gets me to the Internet primary one. Many secondary benefits follow

Jan 21, 2018 10:04 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the most url clicks I've had was on a post from 2014 and I have 599 clicks....  24 hours for that number is unbelievable...

Jan 21, 2018 09:18 AM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Awesome!!!! That is a lot of clicks for a listing! 

We use ActiveRain to grow our businesses,  to get sellers, and to get the awesome high domain authority link from AR to our website! 

We also use it as part of our vertical SEO strategy. 

Jan 24, 2018 07:04 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I view it as a niche growing/content marketing differentiation tool. 

Jan 22, 2018 06:51 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael J. Perry - it is a great marketing tool. The listings blog posts of AR show up on Google in no time!

Jan 21, 2018 09:30 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

286 has to be some kind of record.  WTG!

Jan 21, 2018 03:16 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

That is fantastic, Michael.

Jan 21, 2018 12:47 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Very nice!  I use it to market my listings, but I prefer to send people to my website, so that's the short URL I share out.

Jan 21, 2018 12:03 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

It's the icing on the cake for me - I concentrate on my website but, love the interaction here and do share my posts (that are relevant) to social media.

I also enjoy seeing those short URL clicks too, Michael!

Jan 21, 2018 12:00 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good for you, never got close to that number.

Jan 21, 2018 10:52 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have not seen that kind of activity but I congratulate YOU!

Jan 21, 2018 09:43 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

My focus today and moving forward is to build my own brand on my WordPress sites.  AR used to generate leads. Not so much anymore which is why I am focused on my WP sites.  AR is more social for me today. It's a great platform for meeting top professionals, learning, referrals, and more. 

Jan 21, 2018 09:04 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have never had that many short url clicks on any post. I post first on my website, in any event, as that is where I want to drive traffic to capture leads. AR is part of my social media profile, but not a true lead generator.

Jan 21, 2018 08:58 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Active Rain is a tool. One that i can promote my listings, tell a story and fish for consumer leads, learn something new, be entertained and attract new clients

Jan 22, 2018 06:29 AM
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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 marketing platform.

Jan 22, 2018 05:26 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

It makes rain for us!

Jan 22, 2018 05:06 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coastal Living

Congratulations that is very impressive. I have never reached that many in such a short time 

Jan 22, 2018 12:16 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

As a suplement to marketing. 

Jan 21, 2018 09:46 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

It is an enhancement to other marketing efforts. 

Jan 21, 2018 06:47 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

AR is a big part of my marketing

Jan 21, 2018 01:49 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I believe it’s a good website with benefits...

Jan 21, 2018 12:01 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Pretty much a fun place to be most of the time.

Jan 21, 2018 10:57 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Active Rain is one more item in ones marketing tool kit.

Jan 21, 2018 09:56 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Best wishes for a speedy transaction.

Jan 21, 2018 08:39 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Any tool that works should be used but don't overlook the Pareto principle focus on your 20% Max results

Jan 24, 2018 07:46 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It use to have stronger SEO in years past, but on occasion my posts get strong traffic by the public.

Jan 24, 2018 05:17 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations 

Jan 22, 2018 04:48 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

absolutely as a tool to grow my business.

Jan 27, 2018 07:45 PM