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

Massachusetts, 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 3 step plan:

  1. Go on a state by state search and post between 5 and 7 people each Saturday
  2. Then you the MEMBERSHIP will be able to see and encourage them by responding to their most recent post
  3. A NEW qualification, the post must be done since January of this year.

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.

Today I am looking at the state of Massachusetts, where Active Rain has a total of 3159 AR members as of this morning.  I would say that Bill Gassett Bill Gassett #1 and Maureen Staccato Maureen Staccato #2 could have some competition coming up behind them.  So, say hello to:

Len FerrariLen Ferrari with Albano Realty Group in Somerville, MA.

Len wrote his first post in January introducing himself.  It appears that he has lost his way back.  Maybe he is extremely busy and I hope he is but in case he isn't maybe we will be able to encourage him to come back and play in the rain.

Brian HurleyBrian Hurley with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Waltham, MA.

Brian has written two posts this year and it is about time for him to return and say hello again.  Drop by and say hello to Brian.

Daniel MeeganDaniel Meegan with Exit Reliance Realty in Beverly, MA.

Daniel wrote his first post in May talking about appraisers and how they were under appraising homes.  It seems that he had two homes that appraised for exactly $5,000 under agreed upon price.  Hmmm, is there anyone else that may be experiencing this same thing?

Catherine DauphiniasCatherine Dauphinias with Bayside Realty Consultants in Barnstable, MA.

Drop in on Catherine and see what she had to say about the housing market back in March.

Brenda BinczewskiBrenda Binczewski with Realty World Cold Spring in Belchertown, MA.

I am not to sure how many of you know about this but in March Brenda introduce a non-profit organization know as the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA). N I have just recently heard of this non profit and you may want to check it out too.  Drop in and see what Brenda has to say. 

Thomas RheaultThomas Rheault with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Worcester, MA.

Thomas dropped in back in February and talked about the $8,000 tax credit.  It would be nice to see what he has to say about other areas of real estate and how it is moving in his area of the country.  Stop by and say hello.

Lauren ConsolazioLauren Consolazio with Keller Williams in Beverly, MA.

Lauren wrote her first post in April about a "Green" panel discussion that she was taking part in.  Just one problem, she didn't come back and tell us how it went.  Let's hope that she will return and fill us in on the results.

Be looking for your state coming soon to a post near you.  Next I will be off to  Maryland; if you know of someone celebrating a birthday in Maryland 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.

Thanks to Active Brad Andersohn Brad Andersohn and Jeremy Blanton Jeremy Blanton for their contributions.  BTW, don't let these guys scare you they are really docile.

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