Ande Breunig, I am a Realtor serving Chicago's North Shore (Coldwell Banker)

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Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Everyone here.

Jul 22, 2018 06:18 PM
Ambassador
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Do lots of reading (e.g., featured posts) and follow those you like and want to learn from. And of course you will want to write posts, too, and can select pople who comment to follow. I would follow bloggers from around the country.

Jul 22, 2018 05:55 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Start with this Question Board.  Look for "the regulars".  Follow them.

  Next, surf the Featured Posts on the home page of AR.  Look for great bloggers there.

  Finally, look at the left column of your own home page.  Who is following you?  Click on their profile, see who they are, then consider following back.

Jul 22, 2018 05:51 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!

You're off to a great start, Ande! Participating in Q&A and following those on the feature board that you enjoy reading is another way. When people comment on your posts, follow them. As time goes on, your followers will grow - don't expect immediate results - just keep the momentum going and you'll be fine!

Welcome to the Rain!

Jul 22, 2018 06:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Aida Pinto
Independent Real Estate Broker - Los Angeles, CA
Real Estate Broker (562) 884-6196

I'm not new but I feel like a newbie.  I was gone for a while and  This "following thing" is new to me and I don't have many followers nor am I following many yet...I've been reading the Q & A and putting in my 2 cents...and trying to find my way around all these new changes.  Good luck to you and happy blogging. 

Jul 22, 2018 06:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

It takes time to develop a real following, Following others is easy, just read the posts and follow as you see fit.

Jul 22, 2018 05:39 PM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Start by clicking that little follow button by my picture if you havent already.

Welcome to Active Rain, it will do great things for your business, if you participate.

Looks like you work with Noah Seidenberg , follow him too, he has a lot to share.

Jul 22, 2018 05:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Try on some for size.  Read and comment until you find the right fit.

Jul 22, 2018 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
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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

Coming into Q&A each day is a great place to get acquainted with some of the most active members. We get a little goofy sometimes but, mostly, we're a pretty bright bunch of experienced professionals. 

Jul 22, 2018 06:32 PM
Ambassador
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Check the feature blogs and find people you like their style and follow. As you read other posts and connect, follow those people too. There is no limit to the number of people you can follow.

Jul 22, 2018 05:52 PM
Rainmaker
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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

Follow who you like, learn from or are entertained by.

Also, follow who you admire, or let's face it: idolize, for example: 

https://activerain.com/blogs/thomasjnelson 

Jul 22, 2018 07:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Lots of great advice here.  Most of the people I follow, I met through the Q&A section.  Others I've stumbled across their posts and enjoyed them.

 

One word of warning, while it might seem polite to follow back someone who follows you, you could end up with what I had, 700 people I followed.  I spent SEVERAL hours a few months back clearing up that mess and getting it down to those I really wanted to follow.

Jul 22, 2018 09:41 PM
Rainer
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

I picked from people who made thoughtful answers or comments.

Jul 22, 2018 08:13 PM
Ambassador
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

As you find your way through Active Rain, you'll read, you'll comment, and you'll have people comment on your blog.

As you run across those blogs, and commentors... you'll recognize those whose posts you enjoy reading, and those commentors who's comments you enjoy... and you'll figure it out.

Jul 22, 2018 07:07 PM
Rainmaker
3,765,740
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Read a lot of posts and see who/what resonates with you in terms of their topics, their writing style, whether you learn something, etc.

Jul 23, 2018 04:19 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Hi Ande

 

I found the people I follow just by checking in, reading the featured posts, and learning who the 'regulars' were.  If I see a great post, I follow the person for a while to see if they keep the good stuff coming.

 

Welcome to the rain : )

Jul 22, 2018 10:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, you have to follow those you like, or choose those who post the most relevant and useful contest for you.

Jul 22, 2018 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You may search for Evanston realtors to introduce yourself. There are two frequent bloggers here all millionaire pointers. 

Jul 22, 2018 07:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Read posts. Read Questions. Read Answers.  For me, it is like a knee-jerk reaction ... when I read something I like that resonates with me, or even feel a WOW response of - this person has guts to hold nothing back. Just have fun!!! 

Jul 23, 2018 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

We're all worth following ;)

Jul 23, 2018 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Follow the members who comment on my blog posts. They are some of the best!

Jul 23, 2018 07:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I disagree with those that said read the Q&A and the featured posts to find people to follow. I would read the blog roll - there are lots of thoughtful and insightful blog posts by people who aren't active on Q&A and who don't get featured for whatever mysterious reason.

Jul 23, 2018 06:55 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Actually, it's not that easy.  It requires you to spend some time looking at their posts and picking the ones you want to follow.  Alternately, you can also follow those that comment on your posts regularly.

Jul 23, 2018 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many great answers here Ande.

Jul 23, 2018 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

read blog posts and follow those who write what you're interested in reading....

Jul 23, 2018 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Read blogs and follow those you like. 

Jul 23, 2018 05:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"...best and easiest way to find bloggers to follow..."

GREAT QUESTION.

That is the answer. Ask great questions and follow those who have something of value to add.

Plowing through a sea of debris to find something worthwhile may not be the best use of your time.

Jul 23, 2018 05:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Start with these 3:

Barbara Todaro Jason Crouch and Greg Nino 

Unfortunately Greg does not participate as often as he use to.

Jul 23, 2018 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Candice A. Donofrio nailed this one!

Jul 23, 2018 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Go to the leader board and you can do it by state as well as what they, i.e. a broker.

Jul 23, 2018 05:06 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Good question. The best thing is read as many posts as you can Dollowbmembers you find interesting and/ or informative!

Jul 23, 2018 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

For me I started with those that were most active. I soon learned that when commenting they would comment back. read my blog and there was quite a few with the most help full comment to get me blogging, improve my blogs and teach me more about what this family was all about. I know have my favorites i start every morning with reading and commenting on. Another tip is typically those most active here in Q and A are the ones whose blogs i want to read every day

Jul 23, 2018 04:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,998,541
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Look at your State and City to see if you want to follow  someone locally 

Jul 23, 2018 04:39 AM
Ambassador
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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)

Another option in addition to all the other good suggestions you have is to explore the most followed blogger list.  Take the list with a grain of salt, take a look at the last posted date with each person and you'll find many have moved on to other blogging pastures, so not much point in following them.  Find those that produce useful information, entertain you, etc.

https://activerain.com/topbloggers

Jul 23, 2018 04:23 AM
Rainmaker
3,435,978
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I would start by following each one who makes a comment on your blogs.  You'll find out soon enough on those you want to follow once you read what they write about.  

Jul 23, 2018 03:00 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ande Breunig - read the featured posts daily - and you'd know who to follow.

Ambassadors are good candidates for following, too.

Jul 22, 2018 10:40 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Ande Breunig you can fallow members suitable to your business.

Jul 22, 2018 08:36 PM
Rainmaker
754,847
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

1) The blogger writes informative content.

2) Blogger follows you (I like to keep up with those who follow me.)

Jul 23, 2018 03:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,102,614
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

When I started on here I began following those who left comments on my posts, I also tried to follow different people around the country. I looked at the featured posts and followed those writers as well. Some no longer write on AR, others have unfortunately passed away, but I found many friends around the country over the years.

Jul 23, 2018 12:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,043,619
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

See who asks and also answers questions here, read some of their blogs if they write frequently and don't just post Listings or Just Sold but also post other content either with them or in addition to that type of post probably a good place to start. Ande Breunig 

Jul 29, 2018 03:46 PM
Rainer
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KAREN FUNK
1st Choice Realty & Associates - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor Elk Grove Sacramento Seller Buyer Investor

Question and answer forum. If I like someones question or answer, I follow them, and their blogs( if they write any!)

Jul 27, 2018 08:32 PM
Rainmaker
614,890
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Read their Blog and follow someone that is interesting.

Jul 26, 2018 05:03 PM
Rainmaker
4,599,353
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I watch the blog roll every once in a while, and follow those (including you) that have interesting posts.

Jul 26, 2018 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,753
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Start reading blogs and commenting on them.  Subscribe to some also

Jul 25, 2018 07:38 PM
Ambassador
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

my method was to not only read posts, but the comment thread and when someone posted a witty or thoughtful reply I liked I'd think... what else have they said and go "follow" them.  reading their posts and comment threads have lead to dozens of true friendships and hundreds of people I read.

Jul 23, 2018 11:03 PM
Ambassador
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Present!

Jul 23, 2018 09:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

You have some good advice already. Good luck

Jul 23, 2018 02:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We agree with Candice A. Donofrio 

Jul 23, 2018 09:05 AM