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Rainmaker
894,375
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

You might as well just Google different types of alcohol to see what the feature fairies have been drinking!

Jan 18, 2019 09:04 AM
Rainmaker
2,404,044
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Producing quality content that educates, motivates, or teaches seem to get featured quite a bit in my opinion (as they should). However, I see many posts that are really good that do not get featured though so who knows to be honest. 

Jan 18, 2019 02:30 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,848
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

 I think the AR Gods feature a variety of posts but they must provide quality content .... 

Jan 18, 2019 08:31 AM
Ambassador
5,407,022
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have heard the criteria many times, but the results that I see seldom match up.  I dont worry about getting a feature and once in a blue moon one shows up.

Jan 18, 2019 07:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,735,612
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

 Not that I know of but you can go to the main Feature page and scroll down through them and get a sense of what is Featured.  They are generally on topics that are universally beneficial or interesting to the whole membership.

That said, if you see something you believe deserves to be Featured but isn't, tag me in the post for inclusion in the next edition of Second Chance Saturday.  Edition 100 is coming up tomorrow!

Jan 18, 2019 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,596,586
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great answers.

Feb 16, 2019 02:36 PM
Rainmaker
2,062,514
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Great answers!

Feb 16, 2019 02:20 PM
Rainmaker
563,429
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I think the feature gods keep that with the recipe for the secret sauce...

Jan 18, 2019 07:46 AM
Ambassador
2,604,162
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Have not heard of a way to do that Peter. It is a wonderful surprise when it does happen!

Jan 18, 2019 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,769
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, many I am sure have tried.

Jan 18, 2019 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,153,400
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

AR God is on vacation. It is most likely a robot doing it....

Jan 18, 2019 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,216,464
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Quality content that Is well written is what I think they are looking for. I have read many posts that had excellent content that I felt deserved to be featured, but they also had both grammatical and spelling errors which probably got them rejected. In my opinion they are also looking for new topics that haven’t been written about over and over again. Originality, well written and well constructed with great photos.  

Jan 18, 2019 06:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,898,810
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I sincerely believe they truly look for good content coupled with good/clever pictures Peter Mohylsky, Bucket List .

Jan 18, 2019 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,114,132
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Like many others I do not write to be featured,. Sometimes it seems those who write regularly get featured, but it may be quantity produces quality. Sometimes it seems ambassadors get featured more often, but again it may be because it is a universal post.

Jan 18, 2019 11:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,386,873
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I think it's one of the filters, maybe the third one.  But figuring out what makes something featurable is an exercise in frustration.  My featured blogs were about searching AR, finding out where TinyURL links go to and why I chose to buy a paid AR membership.  Numbers 1 & 3 benefit AR.  #2 was a good security related one.

 

I recall some complaints here that some spammy blogs had also gotten featured, so who knows.  When the bangalore prosis get featured, then you know it's time to give up.

Jan 18, 2019 09:26 AM
Ambassador
3,054,860
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Not that I know of.  Quality content is a good start.  

Jan 18, 2019 09:20 AM
Rainmaker
6,604,383
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not follow them.

Jan 18, 2019 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
4,207,124
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never gave it a second thought. Never head a good explanation athough many have tried.

Jan 18, 2019 08:31 AM
Rainer
133,194
Mike Baltierra
Rise Realty - Eastvale, CA
Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Eastvale CA

I gave up thinking about this along time ago.

Jan 18, 2019 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know of any.

Jan 18, 2019 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
4,936,642
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It isn't important Peter, write blogs to attract the public to call you.  Features don't put dollars in your checkbook.

Jan 21, 2019 04:49 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,855
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

There is no guessing what the God's like

Jan 20, 2019 05:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,229,123
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

They are a fickle bitch. I've had Featured streaks and then cold streaks. 

I never write to be featured though, I'm often taken by surprise when I am.

Jan 19, 2019 08:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,385,224
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

There was a time when I studied which posts got featured and tried to emulate them with absolutely no success. Now I write for my readers, not for the AR gods. Much more successful :)

Jan 19, 2019 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,011,222
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good question, but think it is a secret club that decides features.

 

Jan 18, 2019 03:52 PM
Rainmaker
4,114,520
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I doubt it... and it's not something that would tell you much if you follow featured blogs... they are all over the place.

Jan 18, 2019 03:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,655
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes, blogs then find the pull down for featured. That's what I do.

Jan 18, 2019 10:38 AM