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Florida, Are YOU on a quest to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Get Recognized?

Florida, Are YOU on a quest to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?  Get Recognized? 

Gold BarsThis 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 to 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 Florida, where we have a total of 16856 AR members as of this morning.  I would say that with that many members Broker Bryant #1 and Nestor & Katerina Gasset #2 could have some competition coming up behind them.  So, say hello to:

Deborah SmithDeborah Smith with Stirling Sotheby's International Realty in Lake Mary, FL.

Deborah wrote 2 posts in May and hasn't been back since.  She gave credit to the original authors of her 2 posts one which talked about the home sales in her area and the other was talking about 121 cuts the President will be making to save $17B.  I am thinking that there may be a couple of politicos out there that would enjoy talking with Deborah.

Bob WoodBob Wood with Local Ad Link in Orlando, FL.

Bob either owns or works for a company called Local Ad Link and sells local advertising for about $2 per day.  This could be something that companies could use.  Stop by and encourage Bob to continue to write.

Bryan StorkBryan Stork with Cypress Realty, GMAC/Real Estate in Fort Myers, FL.

Being new to it all in January Bryan was just trying to figure all of this blogging stuff out.  Unfortunately he did not have any response to his post and I am thinking that we have plenty of folks out there that could build him up after his disappointing start.

Shaun JonesShaun Jones with Keller Williams First Coast Realty in Jacksonville, FL.

Shaun is/was interested in growing his REO business and was seeking advice in June when he wrote his first post.  For those of you that know how to build a productive REO business drop by and offer some helpful suggestions.

Bob HonakerBob Honaker with Rhema Realty, Inc. in Homosassa, FL.

Bob stopped in back in March and was checking the RAIN out.  Like many of us on our first post Bob didn't get a comment and may be just a little bit discouraged and in the need of some encouragement.

Maria Lilly FernandezMaria Lilly Fernandez with GMAC Real Estate Homes & Condominium Realty in Hollywood, FL.

In February Maria was looking for an agent to refer someone to.  Since that time Maria hasn't been back.  Drop in and say hello to Maria.

Mike HarisMike Haris with Raine White Realty in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Mike joined Active Rain in February and soon afterwards did two posts and hasn't done anything since.  Maybe he is busy, which is not a bad thing or he just needs to be encouraged to drop back in again.  Care to help in that task?

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.

If you are looking for a very simple way to move up in your standings for the state that you live in, here are two small suggestions:

  1. Make one comment on someone's blog post.....Just pick one of the Featured Posts and read it then comment on what you read and
  2. Complete your profile and then if you are looking for other suggestions,
  3. Click here and here and here for more help.

Thanks to Active Brad AndersohnBrad Andersohn and Jeremy BlantonJeremy Blanton for their contributions. 

BTW, don't let these guys scare you they are really docile. 

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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.


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Florida, Are YOU on a quest to find the pot of gold at the end of the…
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