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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It depends on the subject.  Sometimes, I post an article intended for member-to-member interaction and not for the general public. That said, I wouldn't post anything that you NEVER want the general public to see. You never know where and when it might show up.

Jan 08, 2023 05:38 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Not everything you post is designed to be consumer-facing.  You can make that decision to keep some posts private (limited to within Active Rain), but even those are never truly private.

I make all of my posts public, but that's entirely up to you.

Jan 08, 2023 06:12 AM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"

No need to wait to become a Rainmaker, even as a Rainer, most of y'all post should be geared towards the Public!

Jan 08, 2023 05:32 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Subjective as to what to do and why however, I like sharing with everyone whether I know them or not. How? My subjects are of mutual interest

Jan 08, 2023 05:28 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I select the public option. You have a choice depending upon the topic and the content.

Jan 08, 2023 04:44 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I believe that all of my blogs are public since that is the goal of the blog for the public to see it and utilize our services.

Jan 08, 2023 04:27 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Bob Crane said it well!

Jan 08, 2023 04:00 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I cant remember the last time I posted something that was not public.

If you are planning to post something that you do not want the public to see it may be best to not post it since once on the internet it is never really private.

Jan 08, 2023 03:35 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

That is your call. I make 99% public, but sometimes there's either a contest or a topic I feel is Active Rain Only. But, again that is my decision based on the hamster on the wheel in my head - and based on the same logic as Carol Williams answer 😉.

Jan 08, 2023 06:37 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

Definitely, Why not?   I don't know of any down side since we serve the public and want to be top of mind.  

Jan 08, 2023 06:00 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I do.  That's the beauty of becoming a Rainmaker.

Jan 08, 2023 06:56 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

It depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you're publishing something meant for members only, it may add more "noise" for clients or the public to sift through.

Jan 08, 2023 06:51 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Not necessarily.  Only post public if that is who your audience is. 

If it is for AR members, post members only. 

Keep in mind, that the PUBLIC still has access to AR content.  The only difference being Google won't be indexing Members Only posts. 

Jan 08, 2023 07:46 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would think so, depending on the subject of your posts.

Jan 08, 2023 06:47 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes I would say that is a good idea. I have posted members only for agent related posts.

Jan 08, 2023 06:43 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I can not imagine posting something that I would not want the public to see. Once it's out there, you never know where it may go. Therefore, all my posts are public.

Jan 08, 2023 07:55 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I agree with Carol Williams 

Jan 08, 2023 04:35 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I will let you know what I think in 3 or 4 more years when I get there.

Jan 08, 2023 01:05 PM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I think Carol Williams answered so effectively that I am in total agreement with it and Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist includes a very important point.

Jan 09, 2023 10:01 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I generally do, but I don't post anything I  wouldn't want a potential client or my mama to read.

Jan 08, 2023 12:59 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

If they are public facing, yes. If not, no.

Jan 08, 2023 12:23 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on how many blogs you have and their subject.  Things like recepies and non-business related stuff like that, shouldn't even be on this site in the first place (IMHO), but definitely shouldn't be public.

Ask yourself "If someone finds this, will it make them think I know real estate and make them want to call me?"  If the answer is no, then don't make it public.

Jan 08, 2023 09:30 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would say yes, get your name out there.

Jan 08, 2023 09:30 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I have always made all of my Blog Posts public.  The only things I keep between agents are some questions on Q & A that are only for insiders.

Jan 09, 2023 12:20 PM