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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Go to the leader board. Look for those who are still active.

Nov 22, 2015 12:42 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I look here first. 

Nov 21, 2015 10:59 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Nov 21, 2015 10:57 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I use the leaderboard to find potential agents for referrals. It works well!

Nov 21, 2015 07:48 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jack Gerbehy Leader borad had options to pick up the industry.


Nov 22, 2015 01:58 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

I look first at members who follow me and then at the ones I follow but have not yet followed me.  If that fails, I go to the leader-board -- but I look to see who is actively blogging and answering questions so I can get a feel for their personality.  If they only post listings -- I probably will not select them.

Nov 22, 2015 07:52 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Best to follow people who are blogging and commenting here on a daily basis.

Nov 22, 2015 03:13 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jack Gerbehy I believe attending face-to-face networking works best.

Nov 22, 2015 01:30 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Start interacting with others on their posts in the Cities you want to have connections.

Nov 22, 2015 12:01 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The leader board is full of dead wood.

That means you would need to do a lot of individual sorting.

One can assume you are looking for engaged ACTIVE professionals who can provide solutions to a challenge you face. 

Your challenge is, "Build a bigger network." That means you want to identify those who understand network and are open to opportunities outside their sandbox.

Blog and log who responds.

Example: If you want to build your investor aware network. Write a blog directed to "unintentional" home owners. Those who respond intelligently, are the ones you want to connect to build your network.

Compose multiple variants directed to the same theme and you are on your way to a unique database of those who may be in possession of equivalent vision. Your database will be comprised of those who DEMONSTRATED awareness of that which you seek.

If however, your need is merely referral opportunities, or this is just too much work, then dialing for dollars will prove to be the solution.

Nov 21, 2015 10:24 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Join my network and follow the members who comment on my blogs.

Nov 21, 2015 09:34 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think you got your answer - Leaderboard! Trust Wayne Martin and Debbie Gartner 

Nov 21, 2015 09:18 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Within ActiveRain, you can go to the leaderboard (link is on home page on right side).  Then, select your "industry" - in this case real estate services.  From there, you can follow others and/or read their blogs.

Nov 21, 2015 06:52 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Sunday morning. I typically do mixers or other activities for potential clients will be present. Then too, depends upon what industry you are talking about.

Nov 21, 2015 05:08 PM