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You can lead an agent to ActiveRain but you can't make them blog.  That's what I learned this week.  I bumped into an agent who reads my blog and asked him if he had signed up at ActiveRain.  He said "Yeah, I did.  I put in my contact information, uploaded my picture, and added my testimonials, j...
About three weeks ago, I posted Strategy: Who's Marketing Your Listing? to warn brokers and agents about Zillow's "Reported for Sale" scheme.  To summarize, Zillow encourages anyone to post listings on their site, including members of the public and agents from other brokerages, who Zillow refers...
Obviously the question in the title is rhetorical, but as a former computer support rep, I can't tell you how many times I called on agents to help them with their computers and discovered that they were playing solitaire.Last week, I posted step-by-step instructions for signing up at
What browser are you using to read this post? Odds are good that you are still using Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. Internet Explorer has dominated browser market share for the past eight years, but to the dismay of Microsoft management, IE7 has yet to achieve widespread adoption despite being "p...
When I got started with blogging a couple of months ago, one of the first "tips" I read said that one sign of a dying blog was a lack of comments.  I've been wrestling with that notion ever since.  My public blog (aimed at real estate professionals in my local area) gets very few comments and som...
Last month I mentioned 4-1-9 or "Nigerian" scams (Info: Email Scams) that promised millions of dollars for my KINDLY intervention.  Well, today I received my first scam using ActiveRain's contact form.  If I'm getting them, odds are many of you reading this will be getting them, too.The great thi...
One need only look up at the right corner of ActiveRain and see 60,488 - 1,007 Online Now to start wondering if real estate blogging was just a fad, a benevolent MLM where the people at the top didn't get rich and the people at the bottom didn't lose their money and friends.I started blogging sev...
The end of the year is a popular time to reflect on where you are, where you want to be, and what you need to do to get there. With that in mind, here are my suggestions on what we all need to do to get what we want out of life!GET Inspired!Ideas and goals are the source of inspiration. Your goal...
One of the best ways for real estate professionals to develop a strong internet presence is by signing up for a FREE account at ActiveRain is a social networking site specifically for real estate and related industries. You will find thousands of useful tips on ActiveRain covering...
In 2008, you have to be "found" on the internet. With ActiveRain, you've got that covered, but you can establish a wider presence on the internet with "no money down" by signing up with a few FREE social netorking sites. All it takes is a few minutes to create an account, enter your contact infor...

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