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

Maine, 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:

  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 Maine, where Active Rain has a total of 680 AR members as of this morning.  I would say that Andrew Mooers Andrew Mooers #1 and Jon Whitney Jon Whitney #2 could have some competition coming up behind them.  So, say hello to:

John GuptillJohn Guptill with Allen & Sleig Realty in Portland, ME.

Megan BrackettMegan Brackett with Weichert Realty Waterglen Group in Portland, ME.

James W. AdamsJames W. Adams with ERA Worden Realty in Auburn, ME.

Kate LowryKate Lowry with Kate Lowry Designs in Portland, ME.

Craig SchneiderCraig Schneider with Schneider Property Management, LLC in Portland, ME.

Kristin McMullen OrrKristin McMullen Orr with McMullen Real Estate Agency, Inc. in Eliot, ME.

Brian KurlychekBrian Kurlychek with Prudential Prime Properties in Kennebunk, ME.

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

Gold

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 Andersohn Brad Andersohn and Jermy Blanton Jeremy 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 12 commentsDon Rogers • September 19 2009 08:48PM

Comments

Don...Some great Oldies and some great up and coming newbies from this great state.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 9 years ago

Hi Don!  First of all, I didn't recognize you on my blogroll and missed a couple of your posts, I think!  GREAT new photo!

You know I'm a big fan of this series of yours.  Have you seen some good results with this?  In Maine, I know Andrew and have seen a couple of the others but, need to make an effort to get to meet some of these fine members!

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 9 years ago

Good morning William,

There are a couple of good oldies here and for sure some good newbies if we can get them to participate.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

Morning Ms. Debe,

I wish that I could report an outstanding report but alas there have been just a couple that have responded to me personally.  I just hope that this will get out there some how some way.  The sad part is the top two in each have not even acknowledged the posts.  Hmmmmmm........  Oh well I am not going to loose heart and I will continue on to the end. 

I hope that you are have a FAB weekend!!!

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

ToulaRosebrock,com

Hi Don:

HELLO to our friends in Maine!

Outstanding posts my friend.

I look forward to each and every state.

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) about 9 years ago

Good morning Toula,

Thanks for stopping in this morning it is always a pleasure to hear from you.  I hope that you are having a very prosperous weekend and enjoying it to the fullest.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

I have seen a couple of these before, but as always you have some new people for me to take a look at my friend.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 9 years ago

Good morning Sir JL,

Thank you for stopping in this morning.  I hope that you will find these folks interesting.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

Don...

Boy oh boy do you look dapper. Love it :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) about 9 years ago

TLW,

Thank you ma'am I try but there is one thing that you MUST know------------ You may be able to dress me up BUT you can't take me anywhere......:-))

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

Greetings from Maine Don! I was searching through AR to see what the Maine-ah's have been up to lately and stumbled upon your post. I was happily surprised to see someone from MO giving Maine a shout out! I sing the praises of Active Rain to each new client I work with and give a huge high five to Brad Andersohn for writing such great information for me to help the Maine newbies with! Nice post and you have a new subscriber!

Posted by Angela Pierce Houghton (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Masiello Group) about 9 years ago

Good evening Angela,

Thank you for dropping in and taking the time to read AND comment on my post.  I am working my way trough the states and am just about half way thru them.  I am trying to encourage the AR newbies to get more involved and I hope that you may be willing to help too.

BTW, thank you for subscribing too.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

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