Kerrie's Blog: The Rain Bucket - 3.28.14

The Rain Bucket - 3.28.14

Researching the information to be shared in these Rain Buckets is a highlight of my week.  If I'm getting excited seeing your names in lights I can only imagine how you must feel.  It's a big deal, and we are very proud.  

Keep submitting your content to the Trulia Contributor Program (this week it's all about Spring Selling Season) or use the media kit Kris made for you.  Write about the topic at hand and submit your post for your chance at getting syndicated.  But don't just rely on us, use your connections too.  



Barbara Altieri's efforts paid off big time!  She took advantage of AR's infographic and was quite successful in her local area.  She says "I submitted that blog post to our Fairfield County local paper editor, and the article with infographic was published in the real estate supplement of at least 6 locals papers AND in their online version as well."   Way to go Barbara!!

Mark Edward's post from June 2011 was featured on NAR's site.  Their Field Guide to Selling New Homes has many great articles and Mark's was one of them, congrats!

Cory Barbee's post made it in this week too.   NAR's Field Guide to Writing a Business Plan found Cory's 2010 article worthy and informative, nice one!

Shout out to Belinda Spillman and Richard and Pamela Graham for making it onto Trulia's Tips this week.  You were asked to write about tax breaks, you did it and your face, website and backlinks from a high authority site are yours!  Congrats!

Let's end the week with a hug, a lion cub hug that is!  Susan Neal shared with us a video about Cub Hugs and the Huffington Post did too.  In their "Around the Web" section, they've linked to Susan's blog!  Way to rock it Susan and thank for continuing to make AR a place of fun and not just all business!


Have a fabulous weekend Rainers!!


Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 33 commentsKerrie La Guardia • March 28 2014 10:46AM


Kerri~ what a great concerted effort by all, AR is the best online RE community from top to bottom  

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) almost 6 years ago

Wow! That's really cool!  It's very helpful to see how they've been used.

Posted by Christine Pappas - REALTOR®, eXp Realty - Because Experience Matters (eXp Realty) almost 6 years ago

There are so many ways to get noticed.  Having the know how and working it helps.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, Another great week for the Rain community!  Excellent news :)

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 almost 6 years ago

Hats off to all these superstar rainers.  Thanks for keeping us in the Loop.   - Debbie

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) almost 6 years ago

Love the expanded reach and members getting added exposure!


Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) almost 6 years ago

Thanks for the mention, Kerrie. Hopefully other members will utilize the same tools and direction I did, as provided by AR, to achieve the same success.

Posted by Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale (Kinard Realty Group Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

The number of potential venues for blogs and their subject is amazing.

Posted by Jeff Jensen (The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states) almost 6 years ago

Wow, thanks. I did not know my blog post made the NAR website. THANKS for mentioning it!



Posted by Mark Edwards, East West Realty (East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia) almost 6 years ago

Lots of impressive Rainers.....

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

That is awesome.  Thanks so much Kerrie!!!

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 6 years ago

Love reading names of folks I know and the opportunity to get to know some new folks as well.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 6 years ago

Congratulations to our talented rainers.  This is so exciting to read about.  Continued success to all.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie~ This is great inspiration for the rest of us. We are after all, fairly competitive!

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

Lots of good press for rainers.  Keep spreading the gospel  

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) almost 6 years ago

Talk about some quality material from the rainers...

Have a great weekend!

Regards, Paul ...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington) almost 6 years ago

Thanks for the alert, Kerrie. I confess that I haven't been blogging as regularly as I should lately. Instead of averaging 20-30 posts a month, I've been engaged in other things. I should know better, and I will soon be back to the constant AR blogger. My blog posts have also been quoted in a number of publications in the country, which I have discovered by accident

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) almost 6 years ago
The Huffington Post is getting quite the review on here and I think that's good for them, yet I also find it a little interesting how much coverage they are getting. Love and light, Laura
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 6 years ago

Thank you for the inspirational post. I hope one of my posts will be featured some day.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 6 years ago

I love seeing these every week Kerrie.  Thanks for putting these together and sharing them with us.  

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) almost 6 years ago

Hey Kerrie-I am going to have to check out that infographic after reading this

Posted by Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) almost 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing Kerrie - It's always good to see those getting their rewards for their work completed.  Again, thanks for taking the time to share this information to us all.

Have an awesome weekend.

Posted by Graziella Bruner, Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County (NCS Premier Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, it's nice to see people you recognize getting published in the media.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA almost 6 years ago

Good...Real Estate speak continues to be a hot topic. Yes to this all

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) almost 6 years ago

Thanks Kerrie!  Maybe their success will spur on the rest of us to greater things!

Posted by Don Taber, REALTOR / BROKER / CRS / GRI (Our Town Properties, Inc., Wilson, NC) almost 6 years ago

Keep on encouraging us with your weekly Rain Bucket recaps, Kerrie, and congrats to those who are taking action!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 6 years ago

I must try this.  I forget when I post about how tos for buyer or sellers to consider Trulia.  I need to check Kerrie's media kit for more information.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, glad to see some AR members getting some much deserved recognition. 

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 almost 6 years ago

Good job in getting the word out on these things and helping us to promote.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, Thanks for passing on this information and as Adrian said above it is wonderful to see AR members get recognition. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) almost 6 years ago


  Thanks for the information. Glad to see the AR members involved and recognized

Posted by Dan Spencer, Your Colorado Home Source (Aspen Lane Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, nice to get recognized, and love the Rain Bucket!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 6 years ago

Congrats to all that were recognized... I have to figure this one out... Thanks Kerrie

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