Kerrie's Blog: The Rain Bucket - 3.6.14

The Rain Bucket - 3.6.14

It's March and this weekend we're springing our clocks ahead so life is good!  More rays of sunshine (hopefully) are soon upon us.

I am quite impressed with the high domain authority sites that have picked you guys up this past week. Not to mention the submissions we've gotten for the new Trulia contributor program.  Today they're taking a look over those and syndicating the chosen posts to their high ranking sites.  This means more exposure for YOU!  We have Hidden Gems and Tax Breaks coming up so if you have past or present posts on either of these subjects, do yourself and your business a favor and submit your link today.  

Take a look at this week's Rain Bucket Rockstars! 

Audrey June-Forshey is quite the determined lady.  This week the Huff post wrote an article about her turning her personal fears into a mission to help others.  She devoted her time and her efforts greatly paid off for many in need.

Bitcoin has been a hot topic as of late and Michael Haltman's post was featuren on Inman News this week.  Another reminder how timely posts are like gold to news outlets.  More than ever they're looking to Rainers to share their expertise.

Ron Tissier and his Beverly Hills of the South was voiced in the Business Insider's Richest Urban Neighborhoods in America piece.  


Congrats to Julia Maher for sharing her insights on staging historic homes. fit you in nicely right on top of a New York Times article!


If you ever see your name mentioned or an AR post picked up, be sure to send me the details so I can highlight you in the coming week's Rain Buckets.


Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 42 commentsKerrie La Guardia • March 06 2014 10:04AM


Kerrie- this is great to hear!  And, I'm glad that NAR included an article by Julia Maher, one of the most creative and professional stagers I now. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 5 years ago

Thanks a lot Kerrie.


Posted by Michael Haltman, At HAS The Title Is Always Cleared! (Hallmark Abstract Service LLC) over 5 years ago

Keep spreading the word(s) of AR members--nice job.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 5 years ago

Oh my!  I'd like to thank the Academy...

Note that this post was from August 2010!  Our work here on AR certainly has a looooooooong shelf life!

Thanks for letting me know, Kerrie!

Posted by Julia Maher, Connecticut Home Stager (Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes) over 5 years ago

Nice so these posts are submitted rather than chosen?

Hmm I guess I need to find out more about that

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) over 5 years ago

A hearty shout out to the Rainers that are making the National syndicates

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 5 years ago

Don't remember my name getting out there like that, but if it does...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, Another great edition and fantastic to see the Rainers getting so much press!

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 over 5 years ago

Way to go to my good friend, Julia.  Wow, that it was from 2010. - Debbie

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) over 5 years ago

Love seeing rainers get this great recognition nationally.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 5 years ago

Wow -- it certainly is raining in some wonderful publications.  This is great news.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 5 years ago

Hello Kerrie,

Great work - We want our rain bucket overflowing! 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 5 years ago

Let's keep reminding everyone as there is sure to be one or two that forget. 

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) over 5 years ago


Very cool to see all the AR folks getting noticed by prominent new websites. I bet this will expand even further with Trulia.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 5 years ago

I can say, first I met these National Starts on ActiveRain! Love it when I read all about them in the bucket.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 5 years ago
Let the rain bring new flowers to AR! It seems like it will be a pretty good in New York and hopefully elsewhere all around this blog and the country! Love and light, Laura
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 5 years ago

It is nice that Trulia stepped in and decided to bring AR bloggers in.

This is a win/win situation for all.

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 5 years ago

Kerrie ... So much in the library of blog posts on the topics to draw from and sometimes it seems like daily start from scratch. Where your oldie goldies hidden in the bowels of the AR blog basement have so much heart, soul, value to tap tap into... ever scout out those tag cloud gems to ooh and ahh and put into the blog stream?

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 5 years ago

BTW, the TopBloggers page doesn't seem to be working/doesn't seem to exist anymore.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 5 years ago


Thanks for sharing about the high domain authority sites picking up some blog posts from Active Rainers.  Hidden Gems and Tax Breaks also is a very helpful topic for this time of year!


Posted by Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~, Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green (Coach House Realty) over 5 years ago

Kerrie - Thanks for sharing these great posts with us, it is nice to be able to see the fruits of great blogging.

Posted by AJ Heidmann ~ CRS, YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert (McEnearney Associates, Inc.) over 5 years ago

Very impressive list. There is really a quality pool of experts contributing to the Active Rain success.

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 5 years ago

Good stuff. See you soon at the Meetup!

Posted by Paul McFadden, Pest Control, Seattle, WA. (Paratex) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, glad to hear ActiveRain post are getting this exposure.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 5 years ago

Good stuff Kerrie!  I'm looking forward to seeing which articles Trulia chose for their contest.  Thanks for the updates.

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) over 5 years ago

I can actually hear....Singing in the rain...

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, thank you for bringing these "published" AR posts to our attention.  Not only do they attract a wide audience which is bound to help the writer's business, but also they motivate Rainers to write interesting content.

Posted by Lloyd Binen, Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411 (Certified Realty Services) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, This is all good stuff ... so glad Rainers are getting this level of exposure.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 5 years ago

How cool is that?

I'm inspired.

I want to be a rock star too!

The Ralphster

Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) over 5 years ago

That's awesome! Congrats to all those AR members who've been featured on those top tier sites. Kudos!!

Posted by Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990! (RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker) over 5 years ago

Thanks for the reminder Kerrie... I'll get right on it...

Posted by Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) over 5 years ago

Congrats to everyone in their respective publications.  How cool is that.  Time to get cracking!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 5 years ago

Congratulations to everyone on your featured post!

Posted by Sharon Sanchez, Your Number "1" Source For Real Estate. (Ace Home Realty) over 5 years ago

I wrote a hidden gem post. I'll have to go back to have another look to see if it's worthy to submit!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 5 years ago

Congratulations to the members that were recognized in these articles.  Keep up the good work. 

Posted by Laura Andersen, A HomeSOLD Name (678)462-1191 Woodstock, Georgia (Keller Williams Realty Partners ~ 678.462.1191 over 5 years ago

I've enjoyed the bitcoin discussion going on here. Liked the Historic post as well.

Posted by Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker, email: / cell: 334-494-7846 (iXL Real Estate-Wiregrasss\) over 5 years ago

Congratulations to the members that have written featured posts. 

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 5 years ago

I've enjoyed. ongratulations to the members that were recognized

Posted by sasa gare over 5 years ago

I am so proud of everyone .There is so much opportunity here in the rain

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 5 years ago

Hello Kerrie ... I know this is a older post but stopped by to take a look! I wonder when one of these networks, newspapers, etc, are going to recognize VB ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 5 years ago

Happy Spring Kerrie... looking forward to green grass and warm weather

Posted by Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty) over 5 years ago

Congrats all around! I'm so happy for everyone. I love the rain!

Posted by Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.) over 5 years ago