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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE the best way to make your blog work for you is to make it all about your community. Use the name of your community and neighborhoods often (very often) so Google picks up on it and you become "The Expert" on your community. Now this only works if you are a paying member because you won't be indexed unless you are.

Sep 08, 2019 06:50 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I would be happy to, it may take more than what this little box can contain.

Things that earn points are generally good things for your blogging success.

Perhaps the most important tip of all though is to be consistent, post daily, comment daily, and you will see results.

Sep 08, 2019 07:48 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

First of all, welcome to the Rain ☔️ Krystin! 

Getting Started on ActiveRain has some great tips and explanations about the point system here. 

Personally, I would recommend posting blogs about your local area of expertise, engage with others here in the Rain and learn everything you can. There are some brilliant minds here and you will learn more than you ever imagined here!

Good luck and don't hesitate to ask any questions here - we're here for you! 

Sep 08, 2019 08:23 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Be genuine. 

Be aware.  Be kind.  Be considerate. 

Become knowledgeable and never stop learning

Sep 08, 2019 07:55 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I love your hair! :D

There are so many tutorials!

Go to the bottom of this page, on the right hand side "Important Links" and you will be on the move!

Sep 08, 2019 05:56 PM
Peter Mohylsky. The Santa Rosa Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Welcome to Active Rain.  Block time each day to watch and learn how others use this platform.

Sep 09, 2019 03:24 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Welcome to Active Rain Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE ... join in conversation daily and write blogs (consistently) ... I am still working toward the goal. Set goals and ask questions. We are all here to help one another.

Sep 08, 2019 08:28 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Establish relationships, participate, learn.

Sep 09, 2019 04:10 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You have great suggestions, so far.  Welcome.  A

Sep 08, 2019 07:01 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Read and comment on 20 blogs each day.

Follow additional members every day to build your network.

Post at least 10 blogs each week.

Sep 08, 2019 06:06 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I'd say - read blogs of AR members

Sep 08, 2019 06:04 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 305-931-6931

Bob Crane , Bob "RealMan" Timm covered it.

Sep 09, 2019 06:20 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


Active Rain is 95% about real estate agent and brokerage issues.

The specific market you are in, as suggested in CPA and CFE , are not aligned with the real estate agent, brokerage or home buyer or sellers, UNLESS you make it so.

You will find little help here in making the services you provide relevant to home buyer and sellers or in the value added potential for agents and brokers. What that actually means is you are on the road less traveled. The potential for you is exceptional.

My recommendations are:
1. Have more than one blog. Make sure the AR blog is a members blog meaning it is indexed and searchable via search engines. (exception: if your target audience is Real Estate Professionals, an AR public blog is not necessary.)

2. Make your service relevant. What real life problems do you solve and how can that be beneficial to the reading audience. This is all about meaningful content. Identify a problem, make it worse, suggest a solution, make the problem even worse, then offer your service.

3. Get to the point.

4. Create your own voice. No one wants to wade through text that sounds so much like everyone else. That is the pablum that permeates so much of the real estate agent writing and it is mind numbing.

5. Don't take yourself too seriously. That means, if you are not having fun doing your blogging, be aware, no one is having fun reading it. So make sure you are having fun. It can simply be research, testing ideas or conveying information....have fun doing it.

Even those without need of benfit from a CPA or CFE will come  to your blog for refreshment.

You can focus on the SEO tricks when you have something to talk about.

Sep 09, 2019 05:54 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

You've gotten lots of good suggestions and I have nothing new to add to this list.

Sep 09, 2019 05:12 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

the best way to begin is to be "social" and comment on others' blogs.... follow those who have a blog with posts you enjoy reading.... when you comment, other will comment on yours.... be sure to have content on your blog....

Sep 09, 2019 04:52 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Follow members who post blogs that interest you and comment on their blogs daily. Write one blog of your own each day! Good luck here in the Rain.

Sep 09, 2019 04:33 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

"Engage!"  Respond to blogs and questions and you will get responses.

Sep 08, 2019 09:17 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Need to be a premier membership before WWW can view your blogs.

Sep 08, 2019 07:56 PM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

The Q&A section is primarily for learning from what other agents have to say about various situations in the biz and often in life.

Blogging is what can help your biz the most. Not every time but often I can write blogs about a listing or an aspect of real estate and it will get ranked on page one of google for a search phrase that relates to the title and content of the blog post. That's how AR has helped my biz the most. I should make time to blog more but I fool around here in the Q&A section too much.

Sep 09, 2019 07:04 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Your first impression statement is working. Thats your part. Now to the results of it....

Sep 09, 2019 06:41 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Find your voice, teach about your local area, learn from the best and blog on!

Sep 09, 2019 06:39 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Welcome to AR Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE 

Be consistent and provide a variety of of topics that would be of interest to your primary market...AND have FUN

Sep 09, 2019 08:11 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Yes first become a RAIN MAKER, next get active. write a daily blog on topics you know, you like and or about your area. Write about events in your area. Next read others blogs and comment on them. Get active in q and a. DO not make your blogs about self promotion. and lastly do it daily, blogging is not instant, but can grow an audience and attract new business. 

Sep 09, 2019 07:00 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Write about what you know with a vein of originality

Sep 09, 2019 08:22 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Consistency and interaction.

Sep 09, 2019 07:47 AM
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Welcome to Active Rain.  This is a great place to learn and to share - I look forward to hearing your thoughts - 

Sep 09, 2019 07:06 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Welcome to AR  Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE  My tip would be to post engaging, relevant content regularly & interract with others on here. You'll learn so much reading other's blog posts & participating here. 

Sep 09, 2019 10:30 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

You have some great comments here.  I cannot think of anything to add. Personally, I prefer genuine and authentic posts written in the author's voice.  Welcome.  All the best to you!

Sep 09, 2019 09:50 AM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Welcome Krystin! I see that you have been given great tips and I have nothing to add but I wanted to welcome you to AR. 

Sep 09, 2019 08:22 AM
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Get engaged! Talk to people - follow blogs, comment on their blogs, engage in conversations on the Q&A. Post a lot of your own content. 

Sep 09, 2019 01:33 PM
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Read - Learn - Question - Participate. And most of all, Make some friends.

Sep 09, 2019 12:22 PM
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Write blogs about people, events and businesses in your community. Feature them, include photos. Write articles for your local newspaper and add them to your blog as well.


Sep 10, 2019 07:37 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Just be yourself and write about something relevant and have fun doing i.

Sep 10, 2019 06:31 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Be or get consistent blogging and commenting...

Sep 09, 2019 10:49 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Blog often, share your knowledge, and interact with others.

Sep 24, 2019 07:02 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Make lots of friends on here and what area you cover.  You never know when someone has a referral for you.


Sep 15, 2019 08:25 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Consistent participation and an open mind. Be willing to share.

Sep 13, 2019 10:26 PM