Luke Acree, Making Agents Memorable (ReminderMedia)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Reciprocation, participation, and consistent blogging.

Aug 23, 2017 10:48 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

It's really simple.... really it is.

Writing quality content will bring readers... readers will comment on your posts and want to "follow you".  When you see who your readers are you can visit their blogs, and comment on their pages. Participation is key.

Once people, learn who you are, they'll start following.

Good luck, and welcome.

Aug 23, 2017 10:34 AM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I've found interaction, or the "active" part of AR to be the best way to get something out of it.  The more quality content you write, the more people will notice.  The more you engage with others, the more reciprocation you'll see.

Aug 23, 2017 10:20 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Write good material that I am interested in. I like humor so if it's funny I also read it.

Aug 23, 2017 10:19 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

become social!!!  comment on the posts of others and they will reciprocate....if you share information they like or need, they will follow you.... it doesn't just happen on its own.... it's EARNED.... just saying...

Aug 23, 2017 12:10 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I follow the members who follow me or comment on my blogs. 

Post ten blogs each week, a reblog every day, follow five additional members each day and comment on at least twenty blogs each day and you will gain followers on a regular basis.

Aug 23, 2017 10:30 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

FOLLOW Others and comment on a lot of posts . Also be active on the Q & A section , which is more social !

Aug 23, 2017 12:24 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Luke  it is more about relationship building and connecting by leaving comments and getting to know folks. I see you all over the place in the rain so you're doing GREAT! I appreciate your thoughtful comments on my stuff.

Aug 23, 2017 11:50 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I "commented" here for about 3 years before I ever wrote the first blog post and by the time I did write that first post, I had a bunch of people commenting and subsequently following me - why?  Because I became "active" in the community before I ever posted.

I certainly would not suggest that as a way to start - LOL - but just as an illustration to say interaction with others, commenting on their posts, following them, will lead to more involvement.  Writing quality posts will gain you loyal followers, both here in the Rain as well as from the public. 

Aug 23, 2017 03:15 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Be involved and active to other's posts. I think the Q & A is a great way to get to find people of like minds.

Aug 23, 2017 01:37 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

You write good quality posts that intrigue people to read, who will then follow you. You comment on other people's posts and follow them.

Aug 23, 2017 10:44 AM
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

 Luke Acree ... Yes as long as you like the material of who you follow.  When I see that some body has decided to "follow" my blog, I check theirs out.  If it's interesting and thoughtful, I'll subscribe.  I have unsubscribed to blogs that are difficult to follow or read.  I don't get much out of recipes (although some I have enjoyed).  I go other places for that.  

If your blog is written in 8pt font, or every line is centered (vs. left index) I find those too difficult to read, and unsubscribe.  BTW I like your Starbucks post but it could use a larger font!

Like everybody else says before me... It comes down to content.

Aug 23, 2017 01:59 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

The more you follow the more will follow you back.

Aug 23, 2017 01:59 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Interact with others --

thoughtfully comment on the posts of others, answer their questions.

Unlike some members, I don't just follow those who follow me but that's a strategy that must work for others.  It's difficult for me to reciprocate with those who already follow me.

Members who have interesting content and are consistently engaged in this forum will typically get my attention eventually.  

Aug 23, 2017 01:57 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

quality content with consistency

Aug 23, 2017 01:56 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Follow other and they will repay you.

Aug 23, 2017 12:49 PM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Follow members that amuse you or provide useful information.  Once you follow someone, they are notified and receive points.  Most folks will run over and follow you in return.  Getting involved with the community is the best way.  To get points, follow 5 new members a day.  This will also broaden your horizons emmensely.  

 

Aug 23, 2017 12:47 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Follow others and make unique comments on their posts (not "Nice listing and presentation I hope you get an offer soon"). Write interesting posts and answer everyone who comments on your posts and questions.

Aug 23, 2017 11:43 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I can't top Bob Crane's answer!

Aug 23, 2017 09:45 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

If you follow others and comment and write good posts, then they will likely follow you, too.

Aug 23, 2017 07:51 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

You have to spend some time and start interacting and become social. Probably participating in the Q&A will get you noticed fast. Offer some insightful and good material in blogs. Some newbies have come on strong and that didn't sit well. Just have a good time with it.

Aug 23, 2017 07:41 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Become active, find other members you enjoy reading their material and answers then follow them, most will follow you back.

Aug 23, 2017 07:39 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Comment, write good posts, and follow.  A

Aug 23, 2017 03:02 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Pay it forward. 

Comment on other rainers' blogs.  

They will start to reciprocate. 

Call at least 1 rainer each week, get to know them, 

go to meet-ups. 

Think of ways to get more referrals sent to your friends you make here in the rain. 

Aug 23, 2017 08:49 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I agree that you have to write good content, interact with and follow others.

Aug 23, 2017 06:28 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

You will get more followers by consistently writing great content, commenting on others' posts, responding to comments, and following others who interest you.

Aug 23, 2017 05:47 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Everyone below has the best answers Luke Acree.  Writing Blogs and asking questions in the Q & A Section and finally replying back to other's comments, either on your Blog or on your Question.  That way you get to know others, and they get to know you!  You will find many professional, knowledgeable people on AR, who are willing to share and help.  I'm no longer a Newbie here, even though I still am to real estate, and not only learn from fellow AR'ers, but enjoy them alot, too!  Good Luck. 

Aug 23, 2017 03:32 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Luke Acree Posting good content, and fallowing other Rainers.

Aug 23, 2017 02:11 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Works for me. A plethora of knowledge here

Aug 23, 2017 11:52 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Follow, contributte and reciprocate! Very easy

Aug 24, 2017 05:40 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Bob Crane nailed this one!

Aug 24, 2017 05:39 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hey Luke like all the others before me said. Interaction is the best way, people will start reciprocating.

Aug 24, 2017 05:16 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Luke Acree One easy option is to follow as many people as possible. When they get the message you are following them, many of them will follow you back. Scroll to the bottom of any page and look on the right-hand side for "Membership" roster. Start following a page of people a day or as many as you'd like.

The other option is to interact with people on their blogs or Q&A. Every time you make a comment, be sure to follow them. A lot of them will follow you back. I have about a 30% success rate.

Aug 24, 2017 04:42 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

You already received plenty of great responses here. The more you interact with others, and the more posts you write, the more followers you will have!

Aug 24, 2017 04:12 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Like any social media site... stay active, talk to people, reciprocate, post meaningful stuff, be there for people!

Aug 24, 2017 02:36 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Luke Acree - consistent blogging and follow at least 5 members every day! (You also get points for that!)

Aug 23, 2017 11:08 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You follow them first.

Aug 23, 2017 08:41 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Write good blogs and comment on others.

Aug 23, 2017 08:13 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Simple. Share high-value information. 

Aug 23, 2017 05:38 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Wow them with your wisdom, wit, vision and sincerity and they will come.

Aug 23, 2017 03:03 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Luke,

I reviewed your last two Active Rain blogs. These blogs had NO CONTENT. The video perhaps did but your opportunity to get me to click was an opportunity you lost because you did not provide the proper inspiration.

At the very least provide three bullet points about what I will learn if I click.

Your real question, "How to get followers?"

Make folks smarter as the result of reading. You have a great advantage by being 'unencumbered' with the real estate agent mindset. There is hope you can actually bring fresh thought into the environment. 

So, stop riding the last horse and choose to be controversial.

What I mean is engage in the conversation folks are already having.  Getting into their conversation and adding your perspective and why your perspective matters.

Folks are drawn to the clear sound of the tolling bell, but not to the bell that rings every day at noon. Get my point?

DO not get into the I'll follow you if you follow me tail chase.

So what happens when you you get 2,000 followers and are following 2000 agents? Nobody reads anybody blog.  

Let me prove what I say. I follow four. How many followers on AR could you guess I have and yes, if you want I can exclude Mom, Sister and my cat in the total.

Aug 23, 2017 11:38 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Consistency, honesty in your posts, don't robo-post and be positive with your comments.

Aug 24, 2017 07:55 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Engagement ... 

Aug 24, 2017 07:23 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Luke Acree Write a lot of interesting posts and leave a lot of comments. People will start following you.

Aug 24, 2017 07:00 AM
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Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

All very good answers here! 

Aug 24, 2017 01:56 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

The more you give, the more you receive.

Aug 23, 2017 06:28 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Love drives the bus as in passion...activate that

Aug 23, 2017 02:38 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Follow others and they will follow you,  it's kind of the golden rule of ActiveRain

Aug 24, 2017 04:36 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, it's being active and commenting.

Aug 24, 2017 03:46 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Post often, post great content, follow others, comment on their entries, create relationship with this community and public. 

Aug 24, 2017 02:22 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Give people a reason to follow.  Content, being an active participant here.  Most of my follows came from being active here and people liking what I had to say.

Aug 24, 2017 10:51 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think there are those that have no idea we did follow them, as you don't see them.    Reciprocation helps, and hopefully they will follow.

Aug 26, 2017 10:08 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Building a following takes time. Write a lot. Comment on lots of other posts - people will often return comments which means they'll be exposed to what you write and hopefully will like what they see. Follow people whose writing you like - I always check out the blogs of my new followers.

Aug 25, 2017 05:09 AM