Kerrie's Blog: The Rain Bucket - 4.10.14

The Rain Bucket - 4.10.14

Wow....what a week!  I am ecstatic with the response our community has had to our domain migration announcement.  The benefits are vast and I am hopeful for a strong boost for all my angelic Rainers!!

Check out some rockstars who've written some pretty amazing pieces of content.  Congratulate them and keep pumping out good posts for us to share with the world too!

Let it Rain!


Three Rainers were featured on Inman this past week!!  Congrats to Jimmy Chickey for getting picked up twice, Rebekah Radice and Greg Nino!  Way to go you three!


Karen Fiddler was highlighted in Real Trend's newsletter.  Her post on Internet Leads was great and she goes on to say " Just because a lead didn't turn out to be an instant connection doesn't mean it's not a real buyer/seller on the other end".  


Curtis Van Carter or CVC as some of you know him, was featured on the NAR's site this week.  His post on taxes was written 2 years ago but very timely this April as well.   


John Meussner used AR's Seller Mistakes infographic and got picked up by Chester County Real Estate.  Go John!


Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 45 commentsKerrie La Guardia • April 03 2014 09:34AM


Another excellent week for the Rainers!  Great to see this platform helping members get even more recognition :)

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 ActiveRainers ! Let it Rain!

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

Good afternoon Kerrie,

Thank you so much for hi-lighting these Active Rainers! We really do appreciate all that you do......its exciting to see the extra recognition of members!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 5 years ago

woo goo way to go Rainers.  And I think the over all response has been fabulous too.  Looking forward to the SEO boost I think will happen.

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

Kerrie ...I see us going way beyond the RAIN!


Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing the success of the members with us Kerrie, it's great to see what can be done.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 5 years ago

I always appreciate seeing others get featured and highlighted. I also appreciate all the AR does to help boost everyones exposure and increase their chances for success!


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

I love hearing about the success of our members in the Rain. Thanks for sharing all the good news!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 5 years ago

There is at least one of these that I may find interesting.  I will check it out tomorrow.

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

Thanks Kerrie - always thinking inclusion! You know all the right buttons to press. Inspiring us members with thought provoking ideas to blog about and introduce us to newbies, seasoned professionals and who obtain the desired results/bonus

Posted by Eileen Burns, FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist (Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach) over 5 years ago

Kerrie~ All we need to do is write about the stuff we know that's useful to the public and we've got a great opportunity to get picked up by the news media.

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

THanks for the info.  I could not link those 4 blogs from the post.  Sound interesting.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 5 years ago

I also had trouble with the links. I did see Greg Nino's Open Letter on Inman News on twitter. Way to go, Greg. 

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, Greg Nino went  viral at Evers & Company with his open letter to anyone wanting to get into this business!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 5 years ago

I read a couple of those Ingram posts and just saw another that I'm going to read.


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

Thanks for the mention Kerrie. We couldn't do it without you guys. Thank you!!!

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) over 5 years ago

Hiw exciting to see all the recognition of our AR family.

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

Glad to hear that folks are enthusiastic about the changes. AR is such a progressive place to hang out!


Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) over 5 years ago
I guess I'm i aspiring rockstar LOL! Love and light to all.
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 5 years ago

WOW that's amazing

Posted by Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate (Crown Key Realty, Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Congrats to all the Rainers that made it big this week.  That is awesome.

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

I hadn't see the other two postings, just Greg Nino's. Thanks for the tip. Congrats to those for the recognition!

Posted by Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL) over 5 years ago

Rain really IS the fertilizer for making business grow.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 5 years ago

It's awesome to see so many Rainers getting national attention for articles they've written.  Thanks for sharing!

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

Congrats to all the Rainers who received local, state, and national accolades this past week...way to go!

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 5 years ago

That definitely shows that good content can get noticed, not only on ActiveRain but also by consumers and news outlets looking for that well written word on real estate

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

Kerrie, I missed most of these. I will catch up on them this morning. Thanks for highlighting them.

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

It is amazing.  At first I was concerned with the content sharing being a new blogger afraid for anyone to judge me....But clearly it is well thought out and tested like everything you folks accomplish! Congratulations and glad to be a small part of it. I will check out our blogger community content you shared as well!

Posted by Allison Bernard, Real Estate & Relocation Services 401-533-6916 (Keller Williams Central Rhode Island) over 5 years ago

Advance notice of changes is always good - it keeps us up to date and lets us check for any issues so they can be resolved. Congrats to all of those who were featured by outside sources.

Posted by Gerard Gilbers, Your Marketing Master (Higher Authority Markeing) over 5 years ago

The stars are out and shinning bright...Thank you

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

Thanks for the recap.  There a few I am going to check out right now.  Great update.

Posted by Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate" (HomeXpress Realty) over 5 years ago


Thanks for the summary showing the favorable press coverage to posts made by AR members. Very cool.. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 5 years ago

Give us backlinks and we will all be very happy:) Spread the wealth. This week I will write a post on what rel="follow" means for an agents SEO and what sites like AR can do for its loyal angelic bloggers:)


Posted by Jeffrey Hogue, Berks County Real Estate Pro (Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One) over 5 years ago

Kerrie- thanks for keeping us posted on our ActiveRain members! Cheers to them!!!

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

Congratulations to the AR members who have seized the opportunity to leverage the new combination to provide for greater exposure.

Posted by John Juarez, ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN (The Medford Real Estate Team) over 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie... Thanks for the update. I'm loving the responsiveness and I'm also noticing more Google Juice on recent posts!

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) over 5 years ago

Please link with the "open in new tab" feature.  It's real easy . . . "Target" and just click "New window."  Also, could you link to the articles that your discussing.  I would like to know what article Greg Nino and others  wrote.  Thanks.

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 5 years ago

I am very excited to see what the future holds for us all here.  Keep up the great work Kerrie!!!!

Posted by Scott Larson, Park City, Utah Real Estate News (BHHS/Utah Properties) over 5 years ago

Seems there are a lot of changes will come with this new move joining Trulia. I'd like to see what those changes and their consequences for members.

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

Kerrie, I think it's great that so many ActiveRain bloggers are getting additional exposure and recognition!  Way to go!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 5 years ago

It is an exciting development and I hope that this will be a win win for all.

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

This is nice that ActiveRainers are getting recognized each week. We should have started this sooner.

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) over 5 years ago
I'm adding that level of venturing to my bucket list. :)
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, this is fantastic exposure for Active Rainers. I hope to see even more exposure from our experts in the future.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate over 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing what's been written..  We did get through the domain change in wonderful shape.. thankful to the AR staff!

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 5 years ago