John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852 (Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV )

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

These days I am proud if I post anything ... just getting a post done feels like a major accomplishment. Congratulations to you on your proudest blogging moment. 

Mar 09, 2018 02:41 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

There's not one moment to point to, but the reaction I get when I take on a client that found me from my blog is that I am exactly like what they thought I would be from reading my posts.

Mar 09, 2018 03:13 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

several years ago I wrote a few blog posts focused on new construction, and Inman called me to ask if sections of my posts could be used in an article ..... sections of two posts were used....

Mar 09, 2018 02:46 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

John, Love that your post is out there protecting vets.

No one proudest moment for me, but perhaps a collection of the same moment repeated over the last few years.  It's become fairly common for me to get a call from a potential patio home buyer and they'll say something to the effect of "I found you EVERYWHERE!".

Yes, the Google juice from AR is still out there working well for us.

Mar 09, 2018 03:24 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Actually when I hit the launch button....I'm soaring

Mar 09, 2018 03:08 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No proud moments. I have experienced personal satisfaction with some results.

Mar 09, 2018 02:05 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Good to know!  Thanks for this.  Seems like a paid link directory full of junk (like most of them out there).

Mar 09, 2018 03:28 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Proudest moment so far was first time I had a post featured on AR.

Mar 09, 2018 03:16 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Hmm, not one in particular, but I have had students comment that they have seen my posts everywhere.

Mar 09, 2018 02:55 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John, 

I love it when people call to inquire about our services and quote our blog to us.  A

Mar 09, 2018 02:50 PM
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Not sure of the exact article that did it but I did a short segment on a local tv station because their producer found some of my subdivision articles online. 

Mar 09, 2018 05:09 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Everytime I run into someone who tells me that they enjoy reading my blog.

Mar 09, 2018 07:03 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

They might not mention ActiveRain but when I can determine that AR is the source I am glad(not sure proud describes it for me)I have devoted the time over the years. 

Mar 09, 2018 06:18 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!

Good for you, John - that HAS to beat any proud moment any of us could have!

Mine would be (from the customer side) - I landed a $2M listing that they found me here and told everyone how thankful THEY were for 'AcidRain' and finding me! We still laugh about it and that was 9 or 10 years ago!

From the agent side - I wrote a tongue-n-cheek blog during the recession about agents who were working at the mall, trying and failing to represent clients in real estate. It was featured on the big screen at NAR on the big screen a few weeks later!

Mar 09, 2018 06:18 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

I wrote a post several years ago about the real truth about why real estate agents are in the business to counteract Motley Fool. It felt good to own up to the fact that the money is a big part of why we are in this profession.

Mar 09, 2018 05:34 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Every time when someone mentions anything good about my blogs or any media post, I feel proud. Today two people called to say hello and thank you for my posts. It felt really good. I truly appreciate those who reach out and leave feedback, even if it is something I have to work on. 

Mar 09, 2018 04:51 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Great that you've had traction on that. It's a 'feel good' story for sure.

Blogging is funny - the ones that you think are total hits turn out to be duds. The ones you could care less about are featured. 

One of my posts has like 89,000 hits & I can't tell you how that happened.

Mar 09, 2018 04:15 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Can't really say I had one proudest moment. I've had wonderful responses to numerous posts and they are all totally appreciated. From a business perspective last year I linked a neighborhood update post to LinkedIn and got a $500K listing from that. That listing led to another one of over $400K and then a purchase of about $200K.

Mar 10, 2018 04:25 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My first featured post...

Mar 09, 2018 08:21 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It would have been my first gold star

Mar 09, 2018 08:12 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

The first time my post was featured was absolutely incredible.

Mar 09, 2018 08:08 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Hitting the million mark John Meussner . My next goal is to break into the top 100 AR Leaderboard. (I'm 180 today)

Mar 09, 2018 06:01 PM
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Denise Copeland
Home Sales Palm Beach - Jupiter, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

I posted a video / blog on AR about a beach cleanup event that I participate in. It's still getting tons of SEO clicks and it was an AR featured article!

Mar 10, 2018 06:31 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

When one of my blog posts united a Father and Daughter that were separated shortly after birth.  The daughter saw my post and called me.  The rest is history in the making.  

That first AR Feature Post was pretty exciting too, but nothing compared to the Father / Daughter story. 

Mar 10, 2018 06:09 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!

Mar 10, 2018 05:47 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Interesting way to get us back to your post. My proudest blogging moment was when I completed the 30-day challenge of posting every day.

Mar 10, 2018 05:34 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I can not point to just 1 moment, but perhaps to mnetion just last year after not being featured for over 6 months, i wrote a blog about not being featured. Got a call from one of the most famous AR bloggers that told me what to do, what to change and how to feel. It made sense. I made an edit to my thought, buried the anger towards AR and my next days blog was featured. 

Mar 10, 2018 05:29 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Meussner - when I became the Ambassador.

Mar 09, 2018 11:39 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

My proudest blogging moment...hmmmmmm........

When I know I've edited well have used the right "there," supported the right disruption and left behind the need to know more. 

However, it is community information that gets the most visits.

Mar 09, 2018 06:10 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I don't have any particular one that stands out but when I go on appointments with buyers and sellers its always nice to find out they've been reading my post for year, especially my marketing reports!

Mar 10, 2018 06:40 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Participating in the Rain is all I need!

Mar 10, 2018 05:19 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Can't think of any.

Mar 10, 2018 03:36 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

Congratulations John, and I would feel equally proud.

Mar 13, 2018 09:01 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

It always an accomplishment when I can write and post anything.. but when I have on of my blogs Featured here in AR . it a great moment!

Mar 11, 2018 10:57 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Several years ago, a young lady contacted me via Facebook about a blog post I had written about her grandparents' long established business.

     It had been a Tallahassee "institution" that had succumbed to progress.   I won't copy her FB message here, suffice to say it was very moving.

Mar 10, 2018 07:31 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Those who devote on cold calls gets the joice.

Mar 10, 2018 07:02 PM
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Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I would have to say that when people tell me they see me all over the internet.

Mar 10, 2018 11:01 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Meussner I had a client who told me I was all over the Internet.

Mar 10, 2018 06:51 AM
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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

Excellent, thanks.

Mar 10, 2018 06:06 AM