Kerrie's Blog: Most Read Posts of 2012

Most Read Posts of 2012

You read 'em, you loved 'em, you +1'd 'em....Ladies and Gentlemen, Yankee lovers or not, young and seasoned - let's countdown the Top 10 Most Read Posts of 2012.  These posts were written in 2012 and had the pageviews verified through our Google Analytic research.  Not many comments which shows us the consumer traffic is there.  They're finding your posts, reading them, lurking.  

Do you include your AR posts in your monthly newsletter?  Do you Tweet, +1 and Facebook your posts?  How do you market your insightful information out to the masses?  As you'll see, one member made the list 3 times with his posts.  That's a ton of traffic!  



Rainers, your 2012 Most Read Posts


Dana Basiliere - Home Owner Tips by Dana, Keeping Water Out of Your Basement
Dana hasn't written that many posts on AR but he should!  This post here on tips to keep water out of the basement had the 10th most pageviews of any post written in 2012.  That kind of exposure is huge and Dana knows his stuff.  A tip many homeowners far and wide can benefit from.  Don'tcha just love AR....sigh....



Sharon Tara - A Dated Front Door is Like Gray Hair on Your House
Wow, one small change for man...wait that isn't right.  One small change in your door's color can completely update the home.  We all know Sharon and love her staging tips, this time she takes us to the front door and compares old and new side by side.  She even lets us know not to be afraid to paint over wood.  So go for it!



Marte Cliff - Scam Alert, Did you Get this Today Too?
Scams are everywhere and something we all must be careful of.  I appreciate a heads up just as Marte chose to let her AR fam bam know too.  Hey folks, sometimes if it sounds too good to be true... Marte's short notice received a ton of traffic so it goes to show consumers too are searching for scam warnings.



Jerry Newman - Facebook Fridays, Are You Using Facebook Business Pages
If you're not using a Facebook Biz page it's about time to get to it!  Jerry, being the awesome Ambassador that he is takes us through a few do's and dont's when it comes to it.  He also shows us his top 5 candidates of the week.  This series of posts are highly ranking but this one for some reason took the cake.  Mmmmm...cake.



Brian Skaar - Californa Conforming Loan Limits for 2012
The title is something many, many Californians would type into Google. Brian lets his readers in on the new loan limits, LTVs and Debt Ratios as he is proving himself as the mortgage expert.  He chose to disable comments on this post but obviously the consumers are finding it as Google Analytics show.    



James A Browning - Hoarder House Nightmare! What Would You Do?
Have you seen the show? I can't watch it but it affects many people around our nation.  James tells a story about Ed,the real estate professional. He describes a nightmare situation, including pictures and all.  Ever heard of "goat walk?" Yeah, I hadn't either but read James' post and you'll see a story about a team, professionalism and helping people get out from under that mess.



James A Browning - REO Listings!  Increase Your Income
Well hello James, here you are again coming in at #4.  A catchy title that many would find appealing and click worthy for sure. A short post about a designation class in June of this year brought in the clicks.  



Janet Jones - 10 Reasons Not to Stage Your Home
Janet's top 10 post made the most commented on top 10 list of 2012 as well.  A great title and twist on why you really should stage your home has brought her much action.  The post is aesthetically appealing too.  Short numbered paragraphs keep the readers engaged through the end.  Besides, you can't stop at #5 or #6, you must keep reading to see the ultimate #1 reason!



Jeanna Martinez - Seven Must Do's if You Want to Capture that Lead
You don't need a net but Jeanna does give 7 insightful ways to capture leads.  And who doesn't want to do that?  The #2 most read post of 2012 shows her system to getting that lead and asks for your route too.  A great post that has most likely helped many, many readers.

And now the top tamale, the big banana, the #1 most read post of 2012...

James Browning!! 

BPO REO Simplified

3rd times a charm isn't it!  I had to do my own Google search of BPO REO Simplified and sure enough, James' post hits the front better spot than the 1st page of Google!  A simple post about a book helping to learn the basics of such subject.  He includes links and pictures which we know Google loves.  Congrats James, you have the most read post of 2012 on ActiveRain!!



Congratulations to all the members who have successfully reeled in the traffic.  If you want tips and techniques on getting your blog posts to rank, catch the next Boot Camp class starting January 17th.  We'll help take your blogs to the moon! 

If you're interested in visiting our Top 10 Commented on Posts, please check it out.


Happy New Year Rainers!!  2013 is going to ROCK!!

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 21 commentsKerrie La Guardia • December 28 2012 12:17PM


Great shares a great 2013 for all here!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 6 years ago
Kerrie, Hope you have a great and Happy New Year.
Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 6 years ago

Wow!  These must have had some big numbers.  I had one back in January with 8639 clicks - still not enough to make the list.

Posted by Bryan Robertson over 6 years ago

What a great list of blog wonder they were the creme-of-the-crop in 2012.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 6 years ago

WOW! Kerrie, I can't believe I made the Top 10 on this list. Facebook Fridays was one of my most favorite posts to write every week. There was and still is a lot on interest in Facebook.

Thanks for the recognition.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, over 6 years ago

Congrats to all on the list, great writing!

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 6 years ago

Another great list Kerrie.  I'll have to go back and see if I remember reading these posts!  There's so much to see and read, some times things get by you!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Hello Kerrie,

Thanks for letting me know. I am very pleased with making the list. I wrote this blog just after an AR class. I will have to revisit my basics I learned.

Congratulations to the other folks who placed even higher!

Also thanks Jerry (Newman) for your encouragement when I was starting out.

Posted by Dana Basiliere, Making deals "Happen" (Rossi & Riina Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Wow!  How exciting!  I had no idea this post was even in the running...clueless!  What a great way to end the year!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 6 years ago

I am very grateful for the Activerain Community to support my posts. I am really surprised that my posts made the top ten, number one is a complete surprise!!! I wish everyone on Activerain a fantastic New Year!!

Again, thank you, I am a bit stunned!

Posted by James A. Browning, MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified (Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute) over 6 years ago


Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque over 6 years ago

Congratulations to all who made the Top 10 List........................

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 6 years ago

Now this should generate some additional traffic:)) since many of us did not see these posts or should I say some of us did not see them and now will!

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

This must have been a job for you to compile. Happy Holidays to you and all the top bloggers. Quite a honor for the top 10 or should I say 8.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

That's some great posting by Active Rain Members. 2012 has been a banner year for us here at

Desert Sun Home inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico

But there is a lot more we can do to generate more and more business. This will be Number one priority when January 2013 is here.

Have a great day and a very good New Years Eve celebration.

All my best, Clint McKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) over 6 years ago

Another Great list Kerrie... Thank you for putting it together and congratulations to all...

Posted by Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) over 6 years ago

Morning Kerrie  !


Love the year end summary.  Here's to good selling for all our  AR friends !!!

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 6 years ago

 Hi Kerrie

Very interesting

 just wanted to wish you a


Happy and Healthy New Year

That is the long short tail if it

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 6 years ago


There is a wonderful opportunity for real estate people on Active Rain.. You guys teach us how to blog, highlight our blogs, encourage us, brag us on us.. just like an elementary school..  I don't ever want to graduate from Active Rain though.  

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 6 years ago

Hey maybe for 2013 I will make the list with something lol :)!  Congrats to the top read posts of 2012...they were indeed some good ones!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 6 years ago

Kudos to most read post writers.  Love Jerry Newman's Facebook Friday series.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 6 years ago