Kerrie's Blog: May You Always Find Your Success at the End of the Rainbow

May You Always Find Your Success at the End of the Rainbow

Well hello there laddies!  Here we are on the eve of Saint Patrick's Day and whether you're chasing gold, points, or green beers I hope you get them all!


The AR Community averaged 5,091 comments per day this last week.  I love seeing that number in the 5's rather than the 4's and I challenge us to get it back up in the 6's.  The conversation as to why the comments have been down has sparked many posts which I hope have inspired others to get back in the mix and comment more.  I know your comment interaction can make or break a new member's experience here.  If they don't receive feedback or comment love they lose out on the magic of AR.  Remember when you first started?  Do you still get that feeling when comments come in?  Remember that feeling and pass it on.


Mad props to Bob Miller for receiving the highest pageviews this week.  He wrote a post about reducing commission which is a very hot topic with 'Rainers.  I don't blame you, if anyone messes with my gold coins I get loud and feisty too! 

Shout out to Eric Michael coming in #2 with a post on loan officers and serial killers.  He was featured and in the Daily Drop.  Want to know why?  I'm betting it's because of his title.  It was captivating and forced members to click and see what he was talking about!  Draw in the audience with a powerful title and keep them there with quality content.


From one coast to the other, just joining AR this month we have Nancy Celis and Isti Mitchell.  These two ladies are the highest point holders for new members in March.  We're just 16 days in and they're already rocking it.  Stop by and welcome them today!


Chris and Maria Jeantet said "...we just picked up a new buyer thanks to our amazing Blog here on ActiveRain. This buyer has been reading our Blog for quiet some time, he lives out of town and wants to get away from the city and relocate his whole family to this area. He called us last week and we are now in the process of finding a country home on 5+ acres around $450,0000".  Way to rock it guys!  

Donna Stott said ""After signing up and posting my first blog, I had 3 comments within hours! Thanks ActiveRain!"  See....You guys made her day by leaving comment love!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, be safe out there!


Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 58 commentsKerrie La Guardia • March 16 2012 04:01PM


Great blog, great info, thanks for the great reminder, I will take your advice!

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) over 7 years ago

I love this ...what far as commenting...i know I have been lagging....seems like my days are shrinking!!!   But I am trying!!!  LOL  happy Weekend and green beer to you!

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) over 7 years ago


Hope you have a fabulous St. Patrick's day green beer, green dollars and fun!

Have had two AR contacts this week.  Meeting with one next week for the listing.  


Alll the best, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

Two contacts this week Michelle?  Get it girl!!!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

I love more inner action the more the better and St. Patt'y day is an easy way to get things rolling! Happy Green Weekend!

Posted by Kim Carlson 480-993-9384, Valley of the Sun Realtor, Seller Specialist ( over 7 years ago

Let's always make conversations raining thoroughly. And hope we learn good things from each other's posts.

Posted by Bruno & Noel Tarquinii, over 7 years ago

It is good to see the activity climbing on this site.  For a while i wondered if we were burning out.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - Ar is keeping us so busy it's hard to find time to comment, but I'm trying to keep all the balls in the air.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - you just reminded me about a post that's been in draft about supporting new members. However I was linking it to my first post and something went haywire. I think I post it tomorrow once I've link it. I DO REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO GET NO COMMENTS and supporting a newbie can be the difference between them not continuing to blog or going on to become an AR rock star as so many have.

That said I do believe the general consensus is AR helped us all get new business and were so busy working, we have less time to spend in the Rain. But that ebbs and flows and I'm sure the comments will be back up soon! Have a great weekend GF - been thinking of you!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) over 7 years ago


I settled an Active Rain referral today. Haven't written up a post yet.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hey, Kerrie!  Just don't drink too much green beer tomorrow! 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Get yer hands auf me lucky charms! LOL!


Happy Green Beer Day a few hours early!


Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 7 years ago

Good evening Kerrie,

Comments are up..people are trying to make an is great thanks to AR!! We are rocking in Austin..hard to fine time but I'm not forgetting who helped me gain my market share :). Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 7 years ago

Hi Kerrie - Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day.  It'll be a blast!

Posted by FN LN over 7 years ago

Kerrie, Good to see all the conversations going and the success :)  We just drafted out 1000th post tonight, going live in the morning :)

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 over 7 years ago

Kerrie -- you are the "green" or "gold" here on Ative Rain.  Your positive attitude and encouragement make us all better rainers.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, I just love it when you write these posts telling us the stats and pointing us to the most read of the week. Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 7 years ago

Hi Kerrie...Have a Great St' Patrick's Day, try not to turn Green from having a wee too many...ha

Happy St Patrick's Day-Fred Carver

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) over 7 years ago
Happy Saint Patrick's Day Kerrie, And Congratulations to the members mentioned in the shout out for all that these great members are accomplishing here in the Rain.
Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 7 years ago
Kerrie - Happy Saint Patricks Day weekend to you and yours my friend. You guys rock in the Rain!
Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Kerrie- I love seeing this information each week!  I'm heading to the Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and watching basketball the rest of the time.  Enjoy your weekend!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 7 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

Hope you find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow tomorrow. Have a great weekend.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 7 years ago
Now that I see your bright green clip art, I cannot stop thinking of making a Crock Pot St. Patrick's Day Dinner.
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge over 7 years ago

Hi Kerri

I had recently written about comments, and encouraging others. So I strongly agree, feedback is important. As for AR filling the pipline...absolutely! 

Posted by Allison Stewart, St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904 (St.Cloud Homes ) over 7 years ago

It is nice to read the statistics of page veiws and comments on Active Rain. Have a great St Patrick's day.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 7 years ago

Thanks for the inspiration, Kerrie! Hope you have/ had a Great St. Patrick's Day!


Posted by Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale (C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100) over 7 years ago

I am out showing beach front condos today...I will gladly take a big dose of the Irish luck, please!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, looks like the comments are picking up. Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 7 years ago

That's a lot of traffic!  Thanks for sharing Kerrie.  :)                                                                                

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) over 7 years ago

ActiveRain continues to satisfy and make its way to toward being the top place to go for in the know Real Estate professionals..My best to all that help to make this so...thank you

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 7 years ago

Hi Kerrie! Happy St Patrick's Day! I got an AR referral this week and had a new buyer last week from my blog!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 7 years ago

I just became #1 blogger in Arizona after blogging for three straight years. Here to stay

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) over 7 years ago

Happy St Patricks day Kerrie. Have a fun weekend have a green drink in the emerald city of Seattle!

Posted by Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Oh dear, I seem to have fallen down in the blogosphere! Time to get back up and chase some rainbows. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Posted by Judy Jennings, Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA (The Green Company) over 7 years ago

Kerrie this post is very important becuase I missed all of the posts you referenced. And as someone who is in the know I will now click and comment on each one. This post that you did maybe a good weekly feature. You can call it kerries picks or what ever . but i think folks would appreciate seeing some quality posts they may have otherwise missed

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( over 7 years ago

That's a lot of good green news. It's the color of moolah too. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) over 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing the latest news on blogs, bloggers and new members.  It's always nice to see what's going on. Happy St. Paddy's day!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, thanks for the shout out, ma'am. I appreciate it. You really think that talking about loan officers and serial killers in the title of a blog made people read it more than normal? :)

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) over 7 years ago

Nice little recap of what's been going on in the AR community, with all of the most important items brought to light.

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) over 7 years ago

Thise are great stats for the comments, posts, etc.  Will definitely give the newbies a shoutout and welcome. Have a great weekend!

Posted by Jennifer Chiongbian, Real Estate Broker - NYC (Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses) over 7 years ago

Gold coins?  Wow.  I didn't wear green today, not remembering anything about why, but I did have a dollar in my pocket.  Does that count?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 7 years ago

I love the mix up here Kerrie... and I swear I do my part commenting, I do, sometimes I even miss sleep for it.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 7 years ago

I am trying to do my daily 10, Kerrie.  I really am.  :)

Posted by Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate! (Pino Agency) over 7 years ago

Hold on Kerrie! Where does a rainbow end? ...and for that matter, begin? 

Oh... and I started 3 days ago and have 3038 points ... I wonder how those new ladies got 4000 in less than 3 days... but I know, I know, this is not a race :)


Have a wonderful day





Posted by Bibi Rogers (Valore Group) over 7 years ago

Very nice blog!  Hope your weekend was great.

Posted by Jamey "Milly" Milheiser (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.) over 7 years ago

Howdy Kerrie

, the last few months I've been making between 15 and 20 comments on most days. There have also been a few days which I've even made over 30 comments in one day.

But I'll actually be making fewer comments very soon, plus my blog posting on AR will also be taking a big drop.  Even though I do get a lot of contacts from my AR blog. Last week alone I got 15 calls and 50 e-mails.

The AR staff can actually thank themselves, that I'll be making fewer comments and posting less.


Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 7 years ago

I'm sorry to hear that Dale and hope you change your mind.  If you're getting business from AR you must be doing something right!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day and a wonderful year!

Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) over 7 years ago

Good Morning and Happy Birthday, Kerrie  Hopefully you'll read this Tuesday as you spent your birthday doing something special, maybe even with your new newhew.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 7 years ago

They say it's your birthday! Craig actually did! You're going to have a good time! I sure hope your day is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Happy Birthday Kerrie!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - wishing you the best birthday ever and may all the good feelings you've shared around AR come back to you this year ten-fold.  :)

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) over 7 years ago

Happy Birthday, John McCormack, Realtor, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 7 years ago

Kerrie. Stopped by Craig's post and then hopped over here. Happy Birthday!!! I hope that this one is the best yet!!!

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Happy Birthday!  Wishing you many more fabulous birthdays!  And, you rock!

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - Hope your birthday is as fabulous as you are!  Enjoy!

Posted by Linda K. Mayer, Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST (License # 01767321) over 7 years ago

Kerrie ~ thanks for the reminder.  I wanted to read Eric's post but simply forgot.

Posted by Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) over 7 years ago
Hi Kerrie, I just found out a little secret. Today is your Birthday! Wishing you a wonderful and fabulous Happy Birthday!
Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 7 years ago

This is a fascinating read Kerrie, thanks for putting this together.  I like hearing what is going on overall rather than just in the regional areas.  Hope your week is going well.

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®) over 7 years ago