Alabama Are YOU on a quest to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Get Recognized?
This post is a result of two posts by my friend Richard Weisser down in Georgia. The first post was "How do you expect to get drenched in the rain if you don't even want to get your feet wet?" dated 5/21/09 in which he offers 6 suggestions to those of us here in Active Rain. In addition he also offers his personal guarantee "So, for those of you that want to succeed at blogging, I offer you this challenge. Before you throw in the towel, write at least one hundred quality posts before you make your value assessment. It takes that long to develop the correct skills and disciplines and also to create a body of content large enough to have a significant SEO impact on your business. Now that is some guarantee wouldn't you say? Richard then follows that post with another post titled "Achieving national celebrity status as a result of ActiveRain blogging becomes a reality! (of sorts)" where he talks about a recent interview with Realtor Magazine on line where he was interviewed about blogging for business. So, IMHO, Richard is not only a celeb but one that knows where of he speaks.
With the numerous posts talking to newbie's here in Active Rain on how to be a success in their blogging venture to improve their visibility to the public I am setting out on a quest. I am not going to suggest things to newbie's or those that are less active on AR; I am on a search for some of these folks for introduction the our AR family. Here is my 2 step plan:
- Go on a state by state search and post between 5 and 7 people each Saturday
- Then you the MEMBERSHIP will be able to see and encourage them by responding to their most recent post
The end result will be, hopefully, an increase in activity with more members becoming visible. Now there is a really BIG problem with this plan. I will not be able, my rule, to suggest those that have not done a post or even posted their picture. You see there won't be any secret agents, lenders, stagers, inspectors, etc. shown. Sorry, if you want to be considered I need to see who you are, sorta like your picture on your business card.
This week I am looking at the state of Alabama, where we have a total of 1635 AR members as of this morning. So, say hello to:
Helga James with Barr Group Mortgage in Gulf Shores, AL.
Helga has written only one post and talks about Condo lending. There is much to be learned from our affiliate members and we should be encouraging them to impart their knowledge to us so we will be better able to do our jobs.
Vicki Lynn with RE/MAX in Orange Beach, AL.
Vicki wrote her first and only post in February talking about foreclosures in her area. A REALTOR® since 1992 Vicki says "Working on the beach has been a dream come true for me." Stop in and welcome her to the Rain.
Misty Sandlin with RE/MAX Paradise in Orange Beac, AL.
In Misty's first post, just a couple of days ago, she gave us an overview of the Gulf Coast Market. Drop in and pass along some AR love and encouragement.
Shane Gros with Hometown Mortgage Services, Inc. in Mobile, AL.
Shane says the he is "Providing home loan financing on the Alabama Gulf Coast, including No Money Down Home Loans, FHA financing, FHA Streamlined Refinancing, lot loans, construction loans, and credit counseling." In his first post he asked the question "What are the benefits of financing through the USDA Rural Development Program?" and then moves on to answer the question. He may have more financing knowledge that he is willing to share with the RAINERS if asked.
Clifton Henderson with Executive Real Estate Ventures, LLC in Mobile, AL.
Clifton sez that short sales are taking over Mobile, AL. and I bet he could give us more information than this simple statement. Anyone gotta prod?
Richard Garza with Billy Isom GMAC Realtyin South Jacksonville, AL.
Call it a hunch but I think that this guy is a real sleeper and is just waiting to break out of his shell. BTW, I am thinking that he is bi-lingual too. Maybe there is someone that would be willing help his wife find some training to become a stager.
Be looking for your state coming soon to a post near you. Next week will be Arkansas; if you know of someone celebrating a birthday in Arkansas next week just email their name to me and I will acknowledge one person.
Please stop by and encourage these guys and gals and let's see if we can improve some of the participation. Thanks for stopping in.
Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri. I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993. If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.