Idaho, 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 to our AR family. Here is my 2 step plan:
- Go on a state by state search and post between 5 and 7 people
- 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 this year or even posted their picture to their profile. 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.
Today I am looking at the state of Idaho, where Active Rain has a total of 974 AR members as of this morning. I would say that George Tallabas #1 and Brian Brumpton #2 could have some competition coming up behind them. So, say hello to:
Daniel Cannon with KW Commercial in Boise, ID.
A commercial REALTOR® who wrote three posts at the end of July talking about different topics relating to his niche. I am sure he has a lot to offer. Drop in on Daniel and say hello.
Liz Ghafarshad with CBH Homes in Meridian, ID.
Liz wrote her first blog in March and was announcing a tax free homebuilder sale. Either she is busy or may need some encouragement to come back and do another post
Robert Santangelo with Spectra Funding in Eagle, ID.
Robert became an Active Rain member in August 2008 and came out with 3 posts in May of this year talking about the $8,000 tax credit.
Chalmers Haas with WinStar Realty in Idaho Falls, ID.
Chalmers says this about himself, "I have been a real estate professional since 2005. I got my broker's license in 2008. I service all of Eastern Idaho, but primarily the residential market in Idaho Falls." And in his first post talks about preparing a seller for a lowball offer. It is an interesting position and one that you may like. Say hello to Chalmers.
Shelley Phillips with BridgeTower Real Estate in Meridian, ID.
Shelley became an Active Rain member in February of this year and wrote her first post a short while later. Drop in on Shelley and welcome her.
Roxanna Cline with SelEquity Real Estate in New Plymouth, ID.
Roxanna wrote her first post in February about short sales and foreclosures in her local area. Stop by and say hello and offer a little encouragement.
Helen LeBoeuf-Binninger with Zions Bank in Lewiston, ID.
Helen, a loan officer with Zions Bank became a member in February and came out with her first and only post soon after. Helen lets it be know in her post just what many of us are saying, and have said, about all real estate being local. In her post it sounds as though in February her area of the country of doing better than most.
Be looking for your state coming soon to a post near you. I will be off to Illinois next; if you know of someone celebrating a birthday in Illinois 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.
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:
- 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
- Complete your profile and then if you are looking for other suggestions,
- Click here and here and here for more help.
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.