Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

All of the above and ENGAGEMENT with and in the community. Engagement connects us with other members, we make friends and get referrals. If members are not connecting and engaging ... it's more like a one-way door.

Mar 09, 2018 09:51 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

what I say is... welcome to ActiveRain... it's a great place to learn, share, market and network....and I hope you enjoy it and benefit from all of it as much as I have over my ast 9 years here....

that's what I say!!

Mar 09, 2018 09:44 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

This is a very good question, Free and some excellent responses to consider.

Mar 09, 2018 12:30 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

All of the above!  And be sure to post a picture ... we like to put a face to a name here in the Rain!

Mar 09, 2018 10:15 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Mainly, become a Rainmaker so they can enjoy the benefits of getting their posts indexed to the public. Keep on blogging.

Mar 09, 2018 09:54 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Realize that commenting is part of what makes a social network viable.  Take time to read posts and comment on them.  Engage in conversation. Don't resort to drive-by comments or bland comments, such as "thank you for sharing this information".  Keep up the good work,  A

Mar 09, 2018 09:36 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

All of the above + play nice

   Friends

Mar 09, 2018 11:32 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

My advice would be to respond to all comments made to your post and tag those people. The same advice applies to questions you post. Thanks Fred Griffin 

Mar 09, 2018 11:23 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I think it would make an excellent multi-part series in the following parts:

  1. Setting up one's profile and an introduction to the profile screen - picture, signature, bio, notifications, daily drop,...
  2. How to write a blog - saving, word count, different types of blogs, public v. private (touch on rainmaker there), categories, groups, not featuring the listing, source code editing, commenting, responding to comments,
  3. The Q&A section - searching via google, public v. private questions, the approved uses for anonymous questions, categories
  4. Miscellaneous stuff such as the point system, how to maximixe your points, ettiquete, etc.
Mar 09, 2018 02:50 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Write blogs that will appeal to local home buyers and home sellers.

Mar 09, 2018 01:59 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

All of the above... and to think about what they are writing, why they are writing it, and their title. Read others' posts and engage with them,

Mar 09, 2018 01:23 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Be nice and have fun.  There are some great people here including Fred Griffin .

Mar 09, 2018 10:43 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Kathleen Daniels has a great response.

Mar 09, 2018 10:14 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

At this time I would advise newbie's to engage.

I would advise newbie to not be reactionary but to be 'fruit' inspectors.

Because none of us know the future designs for Active Rain, I would advise those who will blog to make sure their brand and contact data appears within the text, not limited to the signature line.

Lastly, well structured question get meaningful responses. Don't react but simply ignore the bad fruit.

Mar 09, 2018 10:03 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Looks like you have a good start Fred, remember to keep it short so that it will get read.

Mar 09, 2018 07:38 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

All of the above you mentioned Fred Griffin 

Mar 09, 2018 03:59 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Just be original. I get bored easily.

Mar 09, 2018 06:38 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

yes, consistency is a big one. I believe, many of us struggle with that.

Mar 09, 2018 04:57 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

How about actually finishing your profile! Say something that sellers or buyers would want to read. Then #2 step would be signature line.

Mar 09, 2018 03:54 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

Consistency.

Mar 10, 2018 06:03 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

Highlight the points path to a free Rainmaker account...

Mar 10, 2018 05:53 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

"Write from the heart".

Mar 10, 2018 05:30 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Do as much as you can and personally meet as many members as you can. So much talent here!

Mar 10, 2018 05:24 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Kathleen has a good answer.

Mar 10, 2018 03:38 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - calling the new member? (Sometimes they are afraid to even talk).

Mar 09, 2018 11:30 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Consistency, focus and relationships.

Mar 09, 2018 08:32 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Get Active; stay active...

Mar 09, 2018 08:30 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Make sure you call everyone you know!

Mar 09, 2018 08:07 PM
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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!

READ the posts and no drive-by commenting! Thoughtful comments garner FAR more appreciation and respect than those copy & paste ones.

Playing nice in the sandbox is another big one.

Lastly, tell them about Q&A - we need more fresh faces/ideas in this area!!

Mar 09, 2018 07:40 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

You named pretty much all the good points. I would also tell them to check spelling and be genuine, find their voice and don't violate copyright laws.

Mar 09, 2018 05:42 PM
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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

All of them Fred, and many post, and never come back again, let alone reciprocate a comment.

Mar 13, 2018 09:05 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

You get out what you put in and share your success, help for help in areas you are weak. 

Mar 11, 2018 07:19 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Write something future generations would like to read, is relavant to them and gives them something new to learn.

Mar 10, 2018 03:25 PM