Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)

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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

For me it is not the communities but the topics/sections. Q & A is one that I enjoy.

Jun 22, 2016 05:56 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Welcome back!  Q&A is the place for me!

Jun 23, 2016 09:19 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I used to post to groups but have pretty much stopped doing that now.

Jun 23, 2016 06:44 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Many are not active but Bananatude is one groupd that will get your posts seen.

Jun 23, 2016 04:34 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I didn't realize we had any communities here in Active Rain!

Jun 23, 2016 04:07 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Welcome back.   I don't participate in "communities" per se.  My goal is to have a post scheduled each day.    The Q&A section is typically by first stop -- it's quick and can give you exposure to members if you participate.  I then comment on other posts typically with those I follow and who reciprocate on my posts.  

The great thing about this forum -- is you can do whatever you like -- have fun.    

Jun 23, 2016 01:59 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I like property management myself.

Jun 23, 2016 01:46 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What's more important is writing regularly about your business, your community/localism, and real estate issues buyers and sellers should be aware of; commenting on others' posts and following those you really like; and participating in this forum, if you enjoy it. You'll quickly get back in the groove, as others have done

Jun 23, 2016 12:43 AM
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Thank you all for the answers! It's sad to know communities are more or less dead, but happy to hear The Art of Marketing You is still alive. It's used to be one of my favorite communities! I suppose it will take a little while to get reacquainted but I'll figure it all out in time. =)

Jun 23, 2016 12:07 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Posts to localism or educational ones get a good deal of attention. For your own edification, select the topics that interest you.

Jun 22, 2016 11:41 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

One group that is focused on home improvement or decorating ideas is "Feather Nesters."

Jun 22, 2016 11:21 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would concentrate on blogging each and every day, write about what you know, share a local event, share a story from real estate. Then read at least 10 blogs and leave comments. You already found q and a so keep coming back. 

Jun 22, 2016 10:50 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I'm focused on more LOCALISM this year

Jun 22, 2016 10:37 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Welcome back and where have you been?

I participate in no communities.

Q & A, blopgging and reading featured and first timers.

Jun 22, 2016 10:16 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Melissa Marro ....welcome back! I'd start reading some posts in general and find your rhythm again!

Jun 22, 2016 10:00 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Jun 22, 2016 09:59 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my two favorite communities are "the art of marketing you" marti garaughty is the moderator...

"old farts club" moderator is Myrl Jeffcoat 


Jun 22, 2016 09:51 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Melissa,
Welcome back.  I came back last summer after a long hiatus.  Lots of inactive groups, so that's a tough call.

I'd say follow Q&A to get to know some current "regulars" and follow the Leaderboard and Featured blogs.  You'll soon find some bloggers you wish to follow and interact with.  

Jun 22, 2016 09:46 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

We don't have comm (G+) we have groups & not that many are currently active. I'd just follow the leaderboard everyday.

Jun 22, 2016 09:43 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not follow goups any more.

Jun 22, 2016 09:08 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I just read blogs, q&a and follow people - groups don't do much for me these days

Jun 22, 2016 08:36 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Comment on lots of blogs and do not limit the members you follow to build your network.

Jun 22, 2016 08:36 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Hi Melissa and welcome back.  I don't pay much attention to groups.  I generally just follow people I enjoy to read.  And, you are still on my list.

Jun 22, 2016 07:22 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I would not say communities inside of this community. But contests can be fun for you to try. 

Jun 22, 2016 04:49 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Melissa Marro - welcome back - hope to see you here in Q&A section often - along with your blogs.

Jun 22, 2016 03:42 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Welcome back!  The peace and harmony community is my favorite.


...I'm just making that up, anyways, I don't think that community exists. 

Jun 22, 2016 02:50 PM
Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

I suggest you start by reading about 50 featured posts (I'm mostly serious) and see whose work you like, then follow those people.  There have been changes over the last year that make AR differently organized.

You can also follow the question threads, see who is posting interesting questions, or for those questions that interest you, who is posting interesting answers.  I think you'll just have to get to know us, one way or another, lol.  Welcome back!  I look forward to seeing your contributions.

Jun 22, 2016 02:36 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Melissa Marro 

There are just a handful of die hard bloggers.  Just do what you did post on A&R and Blog. The communities are kind dormant.

Jun 22, 2016 02:28 PM
Keith Pitsch
Pitsch Mortgage Team - Seattle, WA

I am right here with you Melissa!  How is the consumer blog going for everyone?

Jun 22, 2016 02:04 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Welcome back, it is all great.

Jun 22, 2016 01:58 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Melissa...just jump right in and start writing. I don't think the groups are very active anymore. 

Jun 22, 2016 01:52 PM