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

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

GoldThis 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:

  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

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 Georgia, where we have a total of 6386 AR members as of this morning.  I would say that with that many members Jim Crawford #1 and Lane Bailey #2 could have some competition coming up behind them.  So, say hello to:

Lisa DeLongLisa DeLong with Keller Williams Atlanta Partners in Buford, GA.

Lisa wrote her first post in January after hearing a story on Fox News about Realtors using YouTube for videos.  Her question to the group was on the line of, Do you use video and not flyers in front of your listings.  Drop in and let her know what you think about video vs. flyers.

Suzy CushenberrySuzy Cushenberry with Renee Kunkler Realty in Atlanta, GA..

"Anybody bought into Ameraco and had results?" is the name of Suzy's first post and after reading it I am sure there are those of you that may want to go back and offer some advice to her.

Brandon DarlingBrandon Darling with Metro Brokers/GMAC in Morrow, GA.

Brandon has this to say about himself, "I am originally from Brooklyn, NY and am an Alum of CCNY in New York, New York. I am a self-educated Real Estate Investor turned Realtor and have relocated to the Atlanta Georgia area and became a licensed agent 08/2008."  His first post was in January and he was asking for help in acquiring some Supra lockboxes and then his second post was about a new listing of his.  Drop in and say hello to Brandon.

Susan ZandersSusan Zanders with Killer Williams in Suwanee, GA.

Susan joined AR in January and soon afterwards wrote her first post wanting information on network groups.  She hasn't been back since and maybe she would enjoy hearing from some of us just to let her know that someone has read her blog or maybe she is really busy and hasn't had time to drop back by.  Let's see if we might be able to encourage her to pay us another visit.

Jeff RamseyJeff Ramsey with Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty in Greensboro, GA.

Say hello to Jeff as he brings his thoughts, ideas, and insights to grow on to us.

A golden nugget to all who have really read down this far...........GA. has some really talented folks/ writers and I would suggest that you drop by and, if you haven't already, subscribe to several of them that are on the first page.  I have been reading and responding to several of them for over a year now and there is a lot of GOLD in them thar posts.  If you are looking to grow, not only your AR standing BUT yourGold Bars business drop in on #1 - #32 and check them out.

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

  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 ActiveBradActive Brad 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.

 

Comment balloon 23 commentsDon Rogers • July 30 2009 09:16PM

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Don...OUr friend Richard has made this a very competative and very informative site coming out of the Great state of Georgia.  Newcomers and verterans alike should watch these 3 and learn a lot.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 10 years ago

Hi Don, thanks for doing this! I've been on Active Rain since last September and am at #23 in GA, for now. It's been lots of blogging and commenting on others posts.  It's amazing what I've learned from other Active Rainers. I had a closing today with a Buyer who read my post about down payment assistance. Last month I had a closing with another Buyer who read my post about an HGTV show I did. Consumers are looking for information, we just need to try to provide the best for them.

Posted by Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL (Keller Williams on the Water) about 10 years ago

Thank you for this information. Sounds like fun!

Posted by Brenda Swigert, CRS, e-PRO, SRES (Keller Williams Seven Hills Realty) about 10 years ago

I just went through the states and looked a some of the talent. Lots of great additions to the Blogging family. Thanks for highlighting some of them.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 10 years ago

ToulaRosebrock,com

Hi Don:

You're moving rather quickly through the states!

Hello to our Georgia friends here on AR.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) about 10 years ago

Morning Don, I see one AR member very near me...off to say howdy!  You're officially a Georgia Peach for doing this Don.        

                                                    peach

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) about 10 years ago

William,

One thing for sure GA. has a lot of fine people to learn from and everyone should be reading a couple of these fine folks.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Good morning Jen,

It is more about relationship building and the education that one can receive here in the Rain.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Molly,

I must say I do like your little doggie and his mohawk.  You are right it is something that takes a little time and effort but well worth it.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Good afternoon Brenda,

it is fun and a real learning experience.  Jump in and enjoy it, there are loads of knowledgeable folks here and they are very willing to share with others.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Terry,

I still have a number of states the the Provinces of Canada.  I hope that you will hang in there with me.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Toula,

I am moving right along and still have a number of states left to visit before I am through.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Cynthia,

I am proud to be a true Georgia Peach and thank you for honoring me with the title.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

We can't help these people Don, they are Richard's competition. I always enjoy discovering who you have found from around the country in these posts.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 10 years ago

JL,

You should be nice to the newbies and try to help them along.  Remember they are already scared because the enforcer is #3 in the state.......  LOL

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Hi Don!  I just went by and visited all these folks.

Have a great weekend!

Ann

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) about 10 years ago

Ann,

Thanks for paying these folks a visit and I hope that they will return the love.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Hi Don!  You are amazing!  I am so glad that you're doing this series and think it's incredibly beneficial to, not only Active Rain but, these members are getting SO much out of this.

GREAT job!

Debe in Charlotte

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 10 years ago

Good morning Debe,

I thank you ma'am and hope that others, newbies and seasoned Rainers alike, are getting something out of it.  My feeling is that we all stand to benefit from each others participation/knowledge.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

You are absolutely CORRECT!  Have a wonderful Sunday!

Debe in Charlotte

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 10 years ago

Debe,

I hope you have an ablsoute GREAT day and a very prosperous week ahead.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Don - thanks for recognizing GA. There are a lot of quality bloggers from here. Looking forward to the rest of your series.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) about 10 years ago

Mike,

You are so right, there are plenty of them and it is very difficult to say that one stands out above the other.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

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