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Ambassador
2,959,619
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Right place.  Right time.  Right topic.  Right writing.  And a drunk feature fairy adds randomness to the process.

Mar 21, 2018 09:48 AM
Rainmaker
893,775
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Nah you don't want to sleep with any of those guys. Trust me! LOL

Seriously, dead chicken, cigar, rum, cauldron, full moon all contribute to a successful featured post.

Okay okay. There's no metric.

Write stuff of value.
That way, whether it's featured or not, people will enjoy it.

Mar 21, 2018 09:49 AM
Rainmaker
6,597,738
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not recall an Anonymous person being featured.

Mar 21, 2018 09:46 AM
Ambassador
3,313,008
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Write something the community values.

Mar 21, 2018 10:55 AM
Ambassador
1,820,186
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

How to get "featured" is a perennial question asked by lots of non-blue-men people.

The special sauce has never been well determined.  I have written posts that I've spent hours on, that I think are freakin' brilliant with graphs, charts, clipart and deserve a feature, and they are ignored and find their way to basement storage quickly.  

And then I've had casual 1-paragraph posts that I've written as I run out the door, as a lark, and suddenly my AR account blows-up with comments and a featured star.  Go figure.

I think Bill Spear's conjecture about Drunk Feature Faeries is about as close as any.

Mar 21, 2018 10:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,884,019
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

You have to write interesting content that happens to get in front of the feature fairies at the right moment. There is no way to guarantee a featured post, but if you continuously write information that will help other real estate professionals, that highlights something new or something old in a unique way, or that is otherwise of interest, you might get one.

You might want to start by writing for some of the contests.

And of course, you can't post anonymously to be considered. Well, actually, I don't know if that's true. What I can say, is I've never seen an anonymous writer get featured.

Mar 21, 2018 09:49 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,804
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's an easy question to answer.... show your face and state your name.... 

Mar 21, 2018 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,914,219
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Liz and Bill Spear have your answer.

Mar 21, 2018 03:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,731,614
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

As far as I can tell, for the most part, you have the best chance of getting Featured if you write something that is of benefit to the general membership. Something that is educational and may help the members work more effectively and increase their business... or improve life in some way.  Writing about listings or your area isn't going to do it. 

I started the Second Chance Saturday series to let members nominate blogposts that maybe should have been Featured, but weren't.  If you want your blog or someone else's Featured, let me know.  I don't Feature political posts of any kind or listings or general information about a specific area. Otherwise I'm pretty liberal.  

"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right.  You just got overlooked."  -Carol Williams

Mar 21, 2018 10:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,114,132
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Ni idea, but I do get them sometimes. However sometimes you miss and a simlar post gets featured. Just be consistent in your posting and try to post things which are useful for everyone on AR, or educational, or part of a contest.

Mar 21, 2018 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,216,064
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Valuable content and not be anonymous 

Oct 23, 2018 10:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,596,586
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Good answers are here. I hope you find the best one. 

Oct 19, 2018 09:00 PM
Rainmaker
2,062,514
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Great question and asnwers. Good luck. 

Oct 19, 2018 09:00 PM
Rainmaker
527,095
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Keep it relevant to the times and answer questions that people are wondering about.

 

In a sellers market, write about how buyers can win multiple offers.

In a buyers market, write how sellers can make their home stand out and sell faster.

Those are just two examples. Whatever the hot topic of the day is, be the one with the solution.

Keep the writing style easy to read. We're not going for the Pulitzer Prize. 

300 to 400 words suffice, sometimes 500.

May 27, 2018 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
4,007,466
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Lucky,  I only have 25 in 5 years.

 

Mar 26, 2018 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
4,933,131
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have only seen the Ambassadors get featured mostly lately.

Mar 24, 2018 08:13 AM
Ambassador
3,038,280
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

post consistent good content and participate in the community to increase chances... although not anonymously

Mar 22, 2018 07:49 PM
Rainmaker
909,221
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

It is like voting. Should be done early and often.

Mar 22, 2018 04:27 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

First, don't be anonymous.

Mar 22, 2018 04:52 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Liz and Bill Spear nailed this one!

Mar 22, 2018 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,518,356
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Content and being an active part of this community.

Mar 21, 2018 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
3,715,452
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hope & Pray that by accident some one Features your post:))) or just interact with the community on a regular basis and write great content... for every one hundred great content post you write... if you are lucky one might get Featured:)) Endre

Mar 21, 2018 10:13 PM
Ambassador
5,401,094
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Always a pleasant surprise when one shows up, I long ago stopped trying to get one and just accept what comes.

Mar 21, 2018 09:27 PM
Ambassador
4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Just write a good post that generates more discussion I guess.

Mar 21, 2018 08:38 PM
Rainmaker
3,460,602
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Many good responses.

Mar 21, 2018 06:45 PM
Ambassador
2,569,932
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Post regularly.   Post relevant information.   Make sure your posts are in a clean format (easy to read, good font size/font colors and layout), with photos or images.

    You will get featured, in time.

Mar 21, 2018 06:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,386,168
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It has to be content that AR's staff finds feature worthy.  My features were mostly about AR itself.

Mar 21, 2018 04:46 PM
Rainmaker
2,640,732
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Is there a doctor in the house?

Mar 21, 2018 02:05 PM
Rainmaker
4,202,677
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

One, you can't be anonymous, secondly have something interesting to say and third you need a little luck!

Mar 21, 2018 12:03 PM
Rainmaker
4,036,774
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Try not being Anonymous

Mar 21, 2018 11:54 AM
Ambassador
3,051,660
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I can assure you that it would never happen with an Anonymous post. 

Mar 21, 2018 11:53 AM
Rainmaker
195,615
Denise Copeland
Home Sales Palm Beach - Jupiter, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

The moderators picked one of my posts on a local event which included a linked youtube video I had embedded into the blog. Not sure if that had anything to do with being chosen, but it might!

Mar 21, 2018 11:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,669,429
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Good quality content that makes the membership better at their jobs, better people and better bloggers.  Beyond that, I'm clueless. 

Mar 21, 2018 11:32 AM
Rainmaker
821,117
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

The proverbial quest... Quality and usefulness rule; good grammar and spelling highly appreciated too.

Mar 21, 2018 11:30 AM
Rainmaker
5,578,436
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I love what Bill Liz and Bill Spear said...A

Mar 21, 2018 11:24 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,683
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

BLiz have a great  answer.

Mar 21, 2018 10:53 AM
Ambassador
970,386
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

Write a quality blog and have enough eyes see it, or the right eyes see it.  

 

But mostly the drunken feature fairy.  

Mar 21, 2018 10:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,722,050
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Not be an anonymous blue head!

Mar 21, 2018 10:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,855
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Good material and luck

Mar 21, 2018 10:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,044,339
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I am not sure I have had a featured post in a few groups but not on the whole site. I do assume that being more VISIBLE would help 

Mar 21, 2018 10:25 AM
Rainmaker
4,107,196
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not be anonymous? But why even worry about it. What does it get you except 100 points? Glory is not everlasting!

Mar 21, 2018 10:10 AM
Rainmaker
149,484
Esther Preston
Heartland Realty - Redmond, OR

Following this one for the answer!

Mar 21, 2018 09:37 AM