The ActiveRain Stuff You Won't Find Anywhere Else on the Web

ActiveBlogs - Link Love and SEO

Many AR members have been creating and setting up their outside ActiveBlogs on ActiveRain.  I've had the pleasure of helping some, but also know that there have been a ton of these created that I and others have missed.  Driving visitors and traffic to your new Blogs is essential in getting them Active and all over the search engines.  Here's a great chance and way to do that.

Please take a moment to visit these members Blogs, see what they've done, and drive them some SEO love.  It would be great if you could leave them a comment too.  I'm sure they will all do the same for you.

There's a wide variety of styles and Blog types from our various Industry Professionals, everything from REALTORS®, Stagers, Lenders etc.  I'd love to have some examples from every AR Category below.

[ Real Estate Agents ] [ Loan Officers ] [ Mortgage Companies ] [ Inspectors ] [ Appraisers ][ Title Companies ] [ Escrow Companies ] [ Real Estate Attorneys ] [ Real Estate Auctioneers ][ Virtual Assistants ] [ Home Stagers ] [ Real Estate - Others ] [ Account Execs ] [ Mortgage Processors ][ Real Estate Brokerages ] [ Builder-Contractors ] [ Real Estate Medias ] [ Real Estate Trainers ] [ Notaries ][ Commercial Real Estate Agents ] [ Environmental Services ] [ Commercial Lenders ] [ Business Brokers ][ Property Managers ] [ Real Estate Sales People ] [ Architectural Designs ] [ Financial Planners ][ Insurance Broker or Agents ]

Be sure to take a second and leave us a link to YOUR ActiveBlog in the comments so we can add you to this list.  There are probably 700 - 1000 of them out there right now, and soon there will be thousands more.  Let us know about yours, or add a link here when you get one setup, I'll try and help pay it forward.

We're also looking for some ActiveBlog examples to feature on our AR landing page.  This is for when other members are interested in finding out more about creating their ActiveBlogs and want to see what you have done with yours.  If you're interested in being on that page, again, just leave your link below.

Disclaimer: This post is exempt from the AR terms of service and community guidelines regarding spam or hijacking by leaving your links in the comments of another members Blog post.  I'm soliciting them.  :-)

                        ActiveRainTeam                                                         ActiveRainGuide.com

 

     

"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 194 commentsBrad Andersohn • February 21 2009 04:00PM

Comments

With Brad's help I set up, swMOrealestatevoice.com

I have not moved all of my posts/content over yet but I was able to change my title and my description so I'm on my way!

Posted by Debbie DiFonzo, Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate (Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for sharing the outside blog links... lots of neet stuff...

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

I just commented and included  my link as you asked and got a message that my comment was identified as possible spam.  Wooooo hoooooo!  It's about time AR added that feature.  No more worrying about folks spamming our posts anymore.  Thank you!  Thank you!

Posted by Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873), GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay | (eXp Realty LLC) almost 11 years ago

Brad thanks for the link love my friend. Love the new time stamp too. I am off the check out the other blogs:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

I love the outside blog.  I setup www.BocaRatonHomesBlog.com

I have had pretty good success in this forum.  Thanks Brad.

Posted by Highland Beach Condos David Serle, Boca Raton Agent David Serle (RE/MAX Services) almost 11 years ago

My outside blog is DiscoverColumbusOH.com  waiting to see if I get the message that Maggie got!

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 11 years ago

Awesome - I'll update this when I get back....

Thanks!!  Gotta run, I think I have a bite, or maybe even a fish on my pole...  LOL~

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Since you were such a huge help to me in getting my header image problem fixed (thank you thank you!) here is my ActiveRain outside blog  MacombBuyers.com that I am dedicating exclusively for 1st time home buyers in my local area.

Posted by Kris Wales, Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI (Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center) almost 11 years ago

Brad I visited all the blogs...they look great! I meant to mention to you the other day that I think it would be better if the drop downs under the categories were in alphabetical order and not by the number of posts. If you go look at mine you will see what I mean. It makes it a lot more difficult for a consumer to find what they are looking for. I think being alphabatized makes it much easier.

My blog is PR3 already:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Way to go Brad - well done - good advice.

 

:)

Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) almost 11 years ago

Brad,

My link is simple: http://www.billarchambault.com

What's happening with the photos on our comments? They seem to be disappearing as fast as they appeared.

Bill

 

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) almost 11 years ago

ClubChaosAgents.com

We would love to be featured on your landing page and anywhere else Active Rain would like to park us. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

www.cheesemanhomes.com

 

 

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 11 years ago

Brad - Thank you for the examples to check out.  I am still learning.  My AR outside blog is www.destinrealestate-sells.com

 

 

Posted by Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!" (Rulnick Realty, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

It's great to check out all the outside blogs, and I'm glad to see the header has been extended.  Still wishing for the outside blogs to have skins set up the way we do our custom AR blogs.  They are so much more appealing to the eye, in my opinion.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

DiscoverColumbusOH.com

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for the great post. I needed to see what some folks are doing. This is a big help.

Tony

Posted by Tony Grego, 317-663-4173 #1 Trade Association for Alternative Inv (REISA - 317-663-4173) almost 11 years ago

www.saltspringli.com

is my "outside blog".

 

I have to make it sing, though, and will be reading through how to get a header photo up there.  

 

Thank you!

 

Li

 

 

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) almost 11 years ago

Brad --- not sure I am ready for an Outside Blog yet --- I'm still discovering all the great "stuff" withing AR.

Mama Liz's Signature

Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) almost 11 years ago

Brad, I still have a ways to go on our outside blog.  I have not been able to get the banner to stick and need to improve my tags, but I must say it has been a great tool.

Posted by Tim and Pam Cash, Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN (Crye-Leike (Sango)) almost 11 years ago

Liz, the outside blogs are mad cool. You'd be racking up parallel Google juice. Get a domain and go play. :-)

Li, just got finished peeking at your blog. ;-)

Tony, you should come out and play in cyberspace with an OB. You can do a lot with it. I'm having mad fun with my OB and Team Blog. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

I'm still super confused and am surprised I can't figure this out. I'm normally pretty savvy (am I allowed to say that about myself?) but pages aren't loading, banners aren't uploading, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

 

Posted by Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990! (RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker) almost 11 years ago

Brad,

Normally pretty good at setting up new sites I have been stumped by the outside blog setup. Perhaps I will give you a call just to clear up a couple of things.

Really I did start doing it. Just did not look like your instructions that I had read on a previous post. So I probably need to be talked through it while editing. I am not an idiot and am fairly quick study so wouldn't take more tha 2-4 minutes.

Posted by Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland (RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors) almost 11 years ago

I have to go and see if I can pretty mine up a little now that I see everyone elses.  Mine is a little boring, lol.  Here it is LethbridgeRealEstateBlog.com

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

My outside blog is http://www.blogeauclaire.com/ I noticed that this page http://www.blogeauclaire.com/about seems to outrank the actual home page. Is there a canonical issue with the links here? I don't know that I need that page and I have a toolbar PR2 for both of those pages. I personally wouldnt mind condensing the PR.

Does that make any sense?

Posted by Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell (Eau Claire Realty, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Brad....this is cool. I still have to get my banner going and more. Love all of the new changes..;-) BUT, just one thought I have? I like more options for color. ;-)

Pepper

Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad - thanks for the link to my outside blog.  I just checked out a few on your list, they are lookin' good - I will look at all of them when I get home from fishing previewing some homes.

I noticed that I had to login on each one to make a comment if I want my profile link in it.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) almost 11 years ago

Brad - thank you for referencing our blog! I wasn't on ActiveRain yet this morning but your post showed up in my Google Alerts. I'll check out the other blogs as well. Have a great weekend!

Monica Ray

Posted by Monica Bourgeau, Business Coaching (New Phase Business Coaching) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for giving us some great tips. Business has really picked up and I'm trying to keep up with the Active Rain..Help..it's a good thing but there are only so many hours in a day!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) almost 11 years ago

Brad... I just haven't had time to work on mine... busy and to many projects on my plate. I was hoping this weekend, but maybe during the week.  thanks for sharing this..

Jeff Belonger

Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) almost 11 years ago

Brad - Great idea!  Mine can be found right here: www.austinscoolestblog.com.  Have a great weekend, buddy.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad, My outside blog is http:www.szabosellsbroadviewheights.com. Slowly but surely it is moving up on the google page but I will take all the help I can get!

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) almost 11 years ago

Brad - Here's the link to my outside blog....www.connecticutshorelineblog.com  I've seen many of the outside blogs you mentioned but will be checking out the ones that I haven't.  Would love to be featured on the landing page to help other members. 

Posted by Julie Dumaine-Russell (RE/MAX Alliance) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad, here's mine http://janiec.activerain.com/

 

one thing I would love to see on outside blogs under the geotags is counties.   At least in mine it does not show counties and many of my posts cover a whole county.  If I put them in a city, they might not be read and if I leave them in a county, which works in Localism, they just get put in my overall state.  Not helpful for having readers find all of my content.  And one other thing, there needs to be a place to put interesting content that is not necesarily real estate related, but stil want to be in a category, right now ALL of the options are real estate related (ie selling, buying, mortgate, etc.) plenty of my posts are general but helpful and I would like a place, even an "everything else" for lack of a better word, heading in channels.


But great job guys, really looking great!

Posted by Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives (First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty) almost 11 years ago

Mine is set up and is at www.greatnevadahomes.net :-) Thanks!

Posted by Christianne O'Malley, Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno! (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) almost 11 years ago

Mine is messed up beyond repair. Lenn

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Brad - you da man!  Thanks for all of your help getting www.gotham-realestate.com up and running!

Posted by Rich Bouchner, New York City Real Estate (Bouchner & Co. Real Estate (Rich Bouchner)) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad - These Blogs look awesome!

Ours is @ www.NorthWestIndianaRealEstateBlog.Com should you have any suggestions.

Alot of work in progress yet to go back to old posts and re-catgorize & include outside :0

Question- when you did the revamp, our outside Blog lost it's welcome message under the top photo (we already made sure size of the photo was smaller than recommended:)

any reason we can't get it to show up? it is still there & saved in the Information section ( when we are in edit mode)but does not show up live?

thanks

Sincerely,

Grace

Posted by Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM (F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad, I have had my outside blog for awhile but some of these you've posted show some great additions and upgradeable features so I want to improve on my very soon.

http://thegoodlifeinaustintexas.com/

I plan to check in for more hints to improve the look and efficiency! Thanks!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for all that you do. I am certainly feeling the link love at http://SRVUSDhomes.com as my phone is ringing!

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Brad, thanks for the love and referencing my blog!  You were a tremendous help when I was setting up my outside blog and I'm so thankful you are very patient!  I'm enjoying looking at the other blogs you mentioned...thanks for sharing!

Posted by Terri Adams-Scott, Realtor, Walnut Creek CA Real Estate (J. Rockcliff, REALTORS) almost 11 years ago

Wow...I had no idea that many people have signed up -- I bet your servers are extra busy these days!

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) almost 11 years ago

I clicked on them all,  Missy Caulk's would not come up on the link you provided.  The others all look really good.   I like Carolyn's because it has all of the recent visitors and stuff....   mine is :  www.janegrant.net.   Note to Lenn Harley:  I felt the same way but mine got fixed too!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) almost 11 years ago

Great idea

will leave love note for everybody

here is my outsite blog

http://southbeachesflorida.com/

 

Posted by Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island (South Beaches Real Estate Professionals) almost 11 years ago

Keep up the good work! All you do for us is so appreciated! Thank you to all involved!

My outside blog is:   http://blogaustinrealestate.com/

Posted by Sherry Scales, Realtor, for Austin, TX and surrounding areas (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) almost 11 years ago

OK, just started it though!  http://RealEstateBuyMe.com/

Northwest Suburban Chicago IL Areas

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) almost 11 years ago

Hey Brad - you always have the best ideas - Here's mine however it's still pretty much like it was when we started them - need to get in and see what bells and whistles you guys have added.

It's http://clearwaterhomescondosrealestate.com/

Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 11 years ago

You are starting to make a believer of me in creating an outside blog here on AR. Need to study some of the others that are listed here and then make a decision. Looks pretty enticing, though.

Posted by Esko Kiuru almost 11 years ago

Thanks for the post. I am using my active rain blog as my outside blog. http://activerain.com/blogs/kathleenkelly72

Posted by Hickory Green Homes almost 11 years ago

Brad, can I assume you mean an Outside Blog created here on AR? I have done so, but without some of the pizazz that I guess requires an Upgrade? I do have other blogs that I have created with WordPress hosted by Network Solutions which hosts my domains. I use the services of a Virtual Assistant that I found here on AF to help me customize themes and install plugins, etc. Then all I have to do is Blog away.

Is AR moving to a hosting model that is intended to compete with companies like Network Solutions or even Word Press? I am struggling with the "where to blog" more than the "whether to blog". Each WordPress blog requires its own username and password; I would love a Blog host that would let me manage my different blog sites from one single dashboard. Is this where AR is going?

Posted by Kathy Sperl-Bell (Active Adults Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad,  We've set up our outside blog, www.LifeinNewtown.com.  For us, setting up our blog was easy and we have a whole list of subjects to blog about.  Thanks!  Bob & Richelle Ward

Posted by The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

The "Welcome to the Club" picture of a blog looks a bit different.  Is there a link to that one as I like more pictures and options in the right column.  I have the free blog with my own domain and haven't upgraded yet because I have this question.  If I post the same content to the activerain regular blog and click on individual blog to include it there - wouldn't that bring the same "google juice" since they are duplicate posts or do I gain something additional by having the upgraded blog - when I post the same content on both.  I hope this is clear.

Posted by Cathy Tishhouse, Royal Oak Real Estate (RE/MAX Showcase Homes) almost 11 years ago

Thanks Brad,

Great advice and thanks for all the great advice.

You can view my outside blog at 

http://scottmauirealtor.activerain.com/

Posted by Scott Innes, Maui Living Team - eXp Realty (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago
Great ideas and thank you. www.NoteQueen.com
Posted by Dawn Rickabaugh - Note Queen almost 11 years ago

Brad,

Here is my link http://donsmusings.com/ let me know what else can be done to improve it.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 11 years ago

Brad,

If you set up an ActiveBlog, do you also have to participate in the listing router?  If you don't participate in listing router, is the Find Homes button sold to another party?

Posted by Carol Fox almost 11 years ago

Hey can I customize my blog, I was given one for a year (spanks fellas ) but I don't see where I can make it my own..or can i?  or shut up Konnie and be grateful for the bog :)

Posted by Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!" (MacNificent Properties, LLC) almost 11 years ago

Hey Brad, Thanks for all you do.  My outside blog is

http://hudsonvalleyhappeningswithpaddypizappi.com/

Tomorrow is my one year annuiversary.  Look for a special post from me.

 

Posted by Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) almost 11 years ago

Brad - Here's my new blog (thanks for giving me the push to move towards it): www.sanantoniorealestaterockstar.com.  I'll probably change the theme soon as I just realized that there was slightly more customization available with the Legacy theme.  I may eventually change the domain name as well as it seems long to me.

Also - do you think you could convince the coders to make it so that "www." appears in the URL bar?  I know it seems insignificant (and is for the most part absolutely useless), but I like the look of the balance in a URL with www. in it.

Posted by Matt Stigliano (Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME) almost 11 years ago

Brad - This is a great idea, thanks for helping all of us technologically challenged get some google juice. here is my outside blog www.williamsoncountysrealestate.com

 

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) almost 11 years ago

We are www.philadelphiarealestatevoice.com  .  We would still like to tweek ours a little bit.  Also, with our layout, similar to others you mentioned, it is difficult to see and click on the top menu as it gets cut off.  Would love to be added to your post !  ~ Chris and Stephanie Somers

Posted by The Somers Team, Delivering Real Estate Happiness (The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia) almost 11 years ago

Brad, I have done a lot of work on this blog. www.RealEstateWrapup.com

 

Posted by Adam Brett, The Adam and Eric Group, Fullerton's Finest (The Adam and Eric Group) almost 11 years ago

Brad - Thanks for the link love.  

FYI - I went to each of those listed in your post just to see the variety and WOW!  I'm so impressed.

Kathy

Posted by Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager (http://atlantahomestaging.net) almost 11 years ago

I am here BeyondBremertonRealEstate It has been so easy once I figured out that I needed to keep it simple.  I will be off to check out the others. Some of the franchise set ups are really cool. 

Posted by Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt (HOMEFRONT Realty) almost 11 years ago

Don't forget www.JasonOpland.com and www.columbusrealestatenews.featuredblog.com

Posted by Jason Opland almost 11 years ago

I looked through eight different AR Outside blogs and didn't see a single one with the EHO logo that's required by HUD. Not a one....

Posted by Jay Thompson (Zillow) almost 11 years ago

Thanks Brad.  This is great to see these.  Yes - the name is too long, but I'll point a shorter name all in due course:

Currently: http://www.SuburbanPhiladelphiaRealEstateNews.com

Still want to make some changes - but I guess that's a permanent thing...

Posted by David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc) almost 11 years ago

Awesome idea, thanks Brad. 

Tom Schlotter

Connecticut Home Inspector
Connecticut Water Testing
Connecticut Radon Testing
Connecticut Mold Testing
Connecticut Infrared Thermography

Posted by Tom Schlotter almost 11 years ago

OK, Brad, I must have a glitch here.

I have to log in on each outside blog to make a comment and be identified.  Or just type in my name.

I have had several comments on my outside blog - Anyone who comments on my outside blog is anonymous.

Did my credit card bounce?

Am I 86'd? 

 

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for your help, Brad, for my blog at http://www.realestatestpetefl.com

I really like the addition of photos with the comments and also the date and time. I'm still not sure about the badges.

Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad! Looks like my blog post got in your example from Club Chaos. The Link to my outside blog is www.lizettefitzpatrick.com Hope you're having some fun this weekend!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago

I guess the big question I have would be did this upgrade my original outside blog, or do I need to start over?  I have GwinnettGarageGuy.com that has been my outsode blog for quite a while. 

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) almost 11 years ago

Brad, reviewing some of the sites, I noticed that there were no widgets on the right side bar.  I'm assuming that you can still add widgets to the outside blog (oh, what would you do :-) ).  At least, there's no widget overload on them, yet.

I also noticed a "search for homes" button at the top right of all the blogs.  Could you explain how that's going to work for those of us still considering the outside blog?

On another matter, I noticed in the new format for comments that the rain drip covers the first letter or two of the person's name making the comment.  Makes it difficult to see who's posting sometimes, epecially with a short first name.

Posted by Roger Johnson, Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate (Hickory Real Estate Group) almost 11 years ago

Brad, these are the blogs that are 19 bucks a month that you are highlighting and linking too? I've heard that when your content appears on multiple blogs (same content) that Google penalizes you for that. Any insights on that phenomenon?

Posted by Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh (KW Kauai) almost 11 years ago

Ronnie, less than 10 is fine.

Posted by Anonymous almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad,

I was trying to set up my outside blog, but the input information does not accept Canadian provincial and postal code information. Is this feature available to Canadian AR members?

Posted by Anne Lok almost 11 years ago

Brad...thanks for sending some love my way! I am never tired of receiving it! ....I have to say that I love AR and Rainers...WE JUST SIMPLY ROCK!!! Oh, BTW this pic of mine with the stamp looks like I have a halo - I guess I am worth it! LOL...

With smiles,

Bo

PS. Date stamp really looks cool!

Posted by Bo Kociuba, Realtor - Mustang, Yukon & OKC Metro 405-812-1572 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties ) almost 11 years ago

I run a group blog which of course is an outside blog.  I'm still working on the group interaction but soon enough I'll have a few others sharing marketing related advice for Realtors.  Anyways, thanks for the ability to plug the blog and anyone interested in reading every now and then is more than welcome.

 

Posted by John Jones almost 11 years ago

I've got my outside blog at www.LasVegasNeighborhoodNews.com 

One thing I've been a little confused about is if I should be posting the same post to outside blog & localism?  Someting about the localism post getting the google hit???  Any advice?

 

Posted by Damon Botticelli, Realtor - Las Vegas Real Estate (Silver State Realty & Investments) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad,  For me, the link to Missy Caulk's blog did not function.

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) almost 11 years ago

I'm still working on mine, but so far am happy with it!

www.LivingLancaster.com

Would love some suggestions on improving it ~ thanks!

 

Posted by Jeannie Kontis almost 11 years ago

Hey Brad:  Please add me to your list!!  (And BRAD did help me get my stuff together for my OUTSIDE BLOG)

www.gainesvilleflrealestateblog.com

Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) almost 11 years ago

Brad, I've been SO busy with my Mom being sick AND work AND family AND blah blah blah :)  I'll call you Monday and torture you for some help.  Take a stiff drink and prepare yourself, lol.  I'm working on a fun header for my blog! 

Posted by Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS (Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group)) almost 11 years ago

Brad,

I'm just gettin the hang of this blogging stuff. I'll check out these outside blogs. Been on AR for about 2 months and LOVE IT!

Posted by Harold "Hal" Benz, Helping Home Sellers Preserve Their Home Equity (Local Impact Real Estate Network) almost 11 years ago

Well I hope this is working for you and for them.  I've been working on it too, one of these days it'll be done...huh!!!  The one thing I know for sure is that it's never done.  It's always a work in progress.

Thanks for the inspiration or push...

Posted by Terrylynn Fisher, HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc. (Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com) almost 11 years ago

My blog is at:  www.short_sale_expert.activerain.com

 

I am pleased to recieve comments and referrals nationwide from my AR blog!

Posted by Joseph Alfe (Short Sale Processing Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Brad: As always, you've provided us with ideas!!! I looked at quite a few Outside Bloggers sites... Mine is a work in progress, but I like it.  Check it out www.katsaleslakearrowhead.com    

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc) almost 11 years ago

Brad this is something that I am going to set up very soon. I keep saying that I am going to do it but never do. Also I am going to do my listing router as well. Have a great weekend. Great post.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) almost 11 years ago

Brad, I am a bit confused about Outside Blogs.  Do you have to choose one of the categories that are suggested?  Also, from an SEO standpoint, how do they differ from posting a blog in Localism?  Thank you for any information you may time to provide to distinguish the Outside Blogging program from regular blogging.

http://www.PoconoLandAndHomes.com

Posted by R.E. Renée Hoover, Salesperson, Poconos, Pike, Wayne, Monroe Counties, PA; PA/NYS (Century 21 Geba Realty, Milford, PA; Licensed in PA & NYS) almost 11 years ago

What a nice way to recognize some folks for their work, Brad. And thank YOU for your help when I was having a problem a few weeks ago. Mine is CarlsbadRealEstateNews.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) almost 11 years ago

I am in the process of making A/R my default blog. Have not been too creative with it but I have a pending sale as a result of a buyer reading one of my posts.

http:///.treasurecoastresource.com

Posted by Eric Slifkin, PA (Keller Williams Realty of the Treasure Coast) almost 11 years ago

Oops, typo in the URL: http://www.treasurecoastresource.com

 

Posted by Eric Slifkin, PA (Keller Williams Realty of the Treasure Coast) almost 11 years ago

Brad: Thank You for the heads up and the sample outside blogs.. I will give you a call on Monday as I have a couple questions and get mine set up.

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) almost 11 years ago

How much to get added to your list Brad. we can offer you 2 homes for the price of one ;)

http://www.buyahomeinlancasterpa.com

Posted by Everard Korthals, Mountain Realty (---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors---) almost 11 years ago

Brad...

I would love to spread to the love to the AR friends I love on their outside blogs...they have come up with some great ones.

heart full of love

Brad you truly are great at what you do!  Loving you too, Liz

Posted by Liz Carter, Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston) (Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life!) almost 11 years ago

Brad,

Thanks for the list of current outside blogs that have been set up by AR members.  I will peruse over them and glean some ideas for my own as well.  Take care and happy blogging!

Posted by Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com (Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.) almost 11 years ago

Thanks and my outside blog is www.TahoeHomesBlog.com .  I love AR, trying to learn something new each day too.

Posted by Bruce & Sandy Soli, Tahoe Lifestyle Experts (Sierra Sotheby's International Realty) almost 11 years ago

I be feeling the love!

Thanks,

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com

www.LivingBeaverton.com

 

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 11 years ago

Is there a link to a posting that explains how setting up these outside blogs differs from the outside blog I already have (see http://mmegowan.activerain.com/ )? It looks to me the only difference is a unique URL address and the ability to categorize the posts. Do these new outside blogs cost money on a monthly basis, and what are the advantages over the current free outside blog?

Posted by Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog (Remax Estate Properties - ) almost 11 years ago

www.JustRealEstateTalk.com

I would like more information on Blog Template designs. Mine needs more sprucing up. Too plain.
I would like to be able to add more widgets.

Bob Stewart was a geat help in getting me started with the new Outside Blog, but I need more assistance. It is difficult finding time to read all the different blog posts to figure out what I don't know and how to make the Blog more appealing when viewing it.

I have many posts ready to go, but I am spending too much time trying to learn/understand what I need to do to get a look I am pleased with for the Blog.

David Fialk, REALTOR

Posted by David Fialk almost 11 years ago

So far I'm loving my Active Blog!  My blog is about pertinent topics in property management and the rental market.   www.thrivingrentals.com  I haven't had many comments (although I'm starting to get some!), but I've had a good deal of hits. 

When I google "luxury rental market", "Seattle rental market", and even "rental market trends", my blog comes up in the first five.  I don't know how many people actually research rental market trends (I might be the only geek who does!).  It might only be the media when it's time to do a piece on the topic-- which is fine because I would love to be the go-to authority for quotes and opinions on the topic. 

I would love to know how I can use this blog to drive SEO for my company website though.  Can it be embedded or anything like that??

Posted by Eleanor Trainor (Ready-Set-List!) almost 11 years ago

http://www.lauraslexingtonsc.com/Its ranking pretty well already. I agree I need some widgets and design options. I still need to do some more to it. But happy so far its doing well on SEO. Page 2 on most for keywords.

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) almost 11 years ago

With Brad's help (and I really needed it!) I was able to set up my outside blog with little problem. I have moved most of my posts over to the outside blog now. Brad suggested that I resize my photos to create interest and  variety in my posts. I always thought that consistency in look or format was key but according to Brad, you have to shake up the look to keep people interested in your posts.

Here is my link

michellefinnamore.com

If you need advice on how to get started, please go to Brad's posts and tutorials as they are priceless.

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) almost 11 years ago

http://www.judygreenberg.com.  Thank you for the link love!    I wasn't going to upgrade from my free outside blog, to the one that you minimally charge for, but I am so glad I did it.   The work that you are putting into this new blog is unbelievable!  For those of you who have a free blog already, you don't have to change your url.  You can keep your old one! 

 

Posted by Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes (Coldwell Banker Long Grove) almost 11 years ago

I haven't started the outside blog thing yet.  I'm still trying to understand all the other new changes that happen.  Thank you for the information

Posted by Mark Watterson, Utah Real Estate almost 11 years ago

Thanks for the help you gave me to setup my individual/outside blog as well Brad! I still have a ways to go, but it's fun being a "work in progress."

Posted by AMBER NOBLE GARLAND - Top Real Estate Expert, Property Tax Appeal Specialist & Author, - The Agent You Can Trust To Deliver REAL Results! (Strategic Marketing Expert & Relocation Specialist Serving New Jersey and nationwide!) almost 11 years ago

Brad - This is a great idea, and hopfully i ca help someone get a little better google ranking. here is my outside blog www.franklinrealestatenews,com.

Posted by The Brewer Team - Benchmark Realty (Benchmark Realty) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for your help, Brad, in setting up my outside blog www.VenturaRealEstate-Blog.com

It turned out that I was attempting to get a .org URL and it needed to be a .com!

Posted by Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate (Ventura Property Shoppe) almost 11 years ago

Brad, I'll just say Bob and Rich have been extremely helpful with Taunya's Bozeman Real Estate Blog...

Posted by Brett Fagan Bozeman Montana Real Estate, Boutique Luxury @ ESTATE House, Bozeman, Montana (Taunya Fagan Bozeman Montana Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

www.lakenormanhomesbysandy.com --I know it's a little long but I am going for the keywords that I want. I am not sure what I am going to post differently though...I only have soo much content!!! I'll have to be full of it soon!

Posted by Sandy McAlpine, Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC (RE/MAX EXECUTIVE) almost 11 years ago

I need help, as I can not add my header/banner to the outside blog..thanks!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hey Brad~ I love my AR outside blog! Getting some good results and still moving up:) So I'll add mine to the Virtual Assistant Category  www.RealEstateVirtualAssistantPro.com

Posted by Laura Monroe, Dir. of Industry Engagement & Social Media (Inman News ) almost 11 years ago

Brad...

I almost set up my outside blog but to be honest I'm scared to go out of the Rain. I don't think cyberspace is ready for me :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Brad -

I'm trying to find time to set up my outside blog.  I'm actually busy with real estate right now...unbelievable.  I'll keep you posted.

Posted by Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake (Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for putting this together Brad, I have a ton of examples of what to do on my blog now.  You guys are all so creative!  my outside blog is http://www.tahoetruckeehomesales.com/blog/ thanks so much for including me!

Kappy Mann - North Lake Tahoe, Truckee, CA

Posted by Kappy Mann almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad,

As always what you publish is helpful.  Thanks     www.sandymyrtlebeachblog.com

Posted by Tanya Connie, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Sun Rise Real Estate ) almost 11 years ago

Hey Brad I'll take some link love for http://macombcountyrealestatenotes.com Already starting to move up the SEO ladder I LOVE IT

Posted by Ed & Cindy Knight (Rooms Realty) almost 11 years ago

I have a so-called outside blog and need to get with you guys to super size it now that I have been annointed with the AR blessings.  Anyway, it's at www.mymauiblog.com in the meantime. 

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 11 years ago

Here's mine: Los AngelesRealEstateStaging.com . Thanks for the link love:o))

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) almost 11 years ago

Brad, here is mine:  lisaborders.net 

I still can't get my picture to upload on it.  I must being doing something wrong, still learning.  I love Ar

Posted by Lisa Borders - REALTOR, RE/MAX Crossroads (RE/MAX Crossroads) almost 11 years ago

Brad, Igive up. I just tried to use my old A./R blog, thought it would be easier. NO PICTURE, Only 3 of my blogs are archived, I,m still on A/R Blog. (I Think). I'm at http://saltlakecityhomesonlineblog.com/

Any help would be appreciated. Even a pat on the head!

Posted by Corie almost 11 years ago

Thanks Brad,

Always looking to improve. Here is a sample from the Commercial Real Estate category

http://iodicecommercialmichigan.activerain.com/

Posted by James Iodice, Associate Broker, Selling Homes and Offices (Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel) almost 11 years ago

Brad is there a site that has all of this good information in one place or a number I can call.  I need some hand holding here:) 

Posted by Gina Zimmerman, Fort Wayne Real Estate (North Eastern Group Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hello Brad - Great post! I must say there are some great Outside Blogs here.

I thought I would throw mine in the mix http://www.welcomecoloradosprings.com

 

 

Posted by Ken Asher (Cherry Creek Properties (719) 930-7817) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

HI Brad, A late entry....My other Blog on AR is http://www.TheFengShuiVoice.com

Thank you for the link!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad,

Thanks for all your invaluable help. My new blog address is: http://www.crescentcityrealestatenews.com/

 

 

Posted by Fran Gatti, Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity (RE/MAX Integrity) almost 11 years ago

Brad, you are so good at helping people like myself who are still learning something new about AR everyday !! Would appreciate if you could give my outside blog a shout out too- http://www.WindemerenewHomes.info

 

Posted by Rama Mehra, TOP 1% REALTOR IN THE TRI-VALLEY (Keller Williams Danville) almost 11 years ago

Thanks you guys for adding all your ActiveBlogs to this post.

 

I will be going through them all this week.  My goal is to try and add them here, or possibly create a new post altogether time permitting.

Also, Missy Caulks link has been fixed for those of you who wanted to comment on her Blog.

Lastly, I forgot to include mine in the list if you want to check it out:  ActiveBradsBlog.com

Gotta go help some folks get theirs setup today, y'all know where to find me if you need me.  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Brad

You are awesome!........wish I had discovered you a while back. Thanks for all you do.

Posted by Beau almost 11 years ago

A work in progress, but check it out if you like: www.myletbridgerealestate.ca

Posted by Liz Toles, Lethbridge Real Estate (MyLethbridgeRealty.com) almost 11 years ago

Hey Brad, Of the 1st 6 blogs on your list Bill's opened but proxy error when trying a link. Jodi's opened as did Richards, tho his links didn't work. Bo's opened & 2 links (that I tried) did work.  The others- proxy errors -darn. Just FYI. They are probably working on these issues.

Posted by Marian Gregor-Ann, Arbor area Real Estate (Keller Williams) almost 11 years ago

I fiddled with mine today, but it's just too difficult to add links to old posts, into my new posts. I don't have them bookmarked! My AR posts are all categorized and bookmarked. I don't even want to think about going back through all the posts on the outside blog, and creating another group of categories in my bookmarks.

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) almost 11 years ago

How-to new home marketing blog for new home sales: newhomemarketing.com

 

 

Posted by Lance Sonka (New Home Marketing) almost 11 years ago

Brad--My outside blog is www.MNRealEstateUpdate.com I almost hesitate to post it for the list because it still has the ugly header I put up when playing around with it months ago. Now everytime I try to upload a new one, I get this message:

  • There was a problem uploading your custom header image; please try again later
  • Getting a bit frustrated trying again later with new graphics etc as it has been over two weeks. Doesn't seem like anyone else is having this trouble from the comments...Would love some assistance on this. Please! :)

    Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) almost 11 years ago

    Brad, Thanks for all of the tips, I'll take any help or suggestions with mine too.  I appreciate my new outside blog  http://www.my-lynchburg-home.com/

     

     

     

     

     

    Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) almost 11 years ago

    :-)... and THANKS, Brad, for the umbrella!

    Posted by Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL (First Realty Auburn ) almost 11 years ago

    We just started our outside blog it was so easy. Thanks Brad for your help http://grandrapidsmichiganblog.com I'm looking forward to all the activity.

    Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 11 years ago

    Brad, here is my link for my outside blog....

    http://westvirginiahomesblog.com/

     

     

     

    Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 11 years ago

    Brad, Thank you so much for the link love.  It was picked up right away.  I will look at all of these blogs now.  I am sorry I did not do this the day it was received but thankfully I have been really busy with real estate business!!! Yeah!  I am looking very forward to these blogs evolving, growing and getting more and more powerful.  I appreciate Active Rain and all that you are doing to help Realtors grow our businesses.

    Posted by Jodi Bakst, Team Jodi - Chapel Hill Real Estate, Durham Real E (Team Jodi Realty) almost 11 years ago

    Hi Brad ~ Thank you again for helping set up my outside blog! It was such a pleasure speaking with you. You can find my outside blog at www.sellingrenoandsparks.com.  Thanks again.

    Terrie

    Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 11 years ago

    Thanks for assisting me in setting up my new Outside Blog - truly appreciate all you do for the community.  I tweaked the banner and got it working.  Here is my link:  http://metrodetroit-homes.com/

    Cathy

    Posted by Cathy Tishhouse, Royal Oak Real Estate (RE/MAX Showcase Homes) almost 11 years ago

    Thanks for the Link Love! Here's my blog link: http://www.southfloridaluxuryrealestateblog.com/ I would like to add my name below my header and am having a challenge doing so...can you please tell me how to.

    Thanx-a-mill,

    -Tiffany

    Posted by Tiffany L. Young, GRI, CDPE - Broward County Florida Real Estate (Young Real Estate Group) almost 11 years ago

    Tiffany - you can upload a custom header or banner using the "customize" link on the toolbar of your outside blog.  There isn't a space for text below the header currently.  Maybe add your name to the banner?  You can also experiment with different themes.

    Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

    Thanks for the list, Brad. I am more than happy to share comments.  These are some great blogs!

    Posted by Marzena Melby, Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty) almost 11 years ago

    Many thanks Brad for all of your help in setting up my new outside blog, www.metrowestareablog.com

    I am looking forward to continuing to use this site and contributing more and more :)

    Posted by Randi Steckler (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

    Hi Brad!  After getting several other members' going on their new outside blog, I finally was able to get my own tweaked like I wanted to!  FINALLY!  I just didn't have time to focus on my own and as it turned out, it was as simple as I was telling everyone else!!  LOL

    Anyway, mine is www.WeBlogCharlotte.com

    And, I am WIDE open to suggestions!!  Have a wonderful weekend...

    Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 11 years ago

    Mine is up- but a little disorganized as I have not had time yet to tidy up the categories...or to really do anything different with it -Good to be busy but there is just not enough time in a day sometimes!   it is www.BelfairWaRealEstate.com

    Posted by Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal-Local Expertise! (Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA) almost 11 years ago

    OH MY Gosh, I just reread your post and realized you referenced ME, little ol me, in this post!  Thank you so much! 

    Posted by Connie Betz, Top Omaha Realtor - Omaha Homes for Sale (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

    I've got my domain set at http://www.lancasterpahomes.info/.  Haven't seen any movement on google for it yet.

     

    Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

    Here's the Prudential Ambassador Team Blog:  http://www.BloggingOmaha.com

    And thank you, Brad, for your help with this!

    Posted by Connie Betz, Top Omaha Realtor - Omaha Homes for Sale (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

    Thanks Brad, I have been working diligently to get my blog up the ladder in google.  This is really fascinating stuff!  I'm at http://www.rosevillecahomesforsaleblog.com/.  

    Posted by Doug Stalker almost 11 years ago

    http://www.buyahomeinlancasterpa.com

    Posted by Everard Korthals, Mountain Realty (---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors---) almost 11 years ago

    Here ya go, Brad:  http://BloggingArizonaRealEstate.com/

    I have lots of work yet to do, but the little bugger is at least up and running now.

    Any chance of getting a big fat Contact Me button or Email Me link at the top of the side bar?

    Thank you!

    Posted by Randy Hooker, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek (Dreamcatcher Realty / Greater Phoenix Area) almost 11 years ago

    Randy -I like the idea of a contact or "email me" on the outside blogs, I'm sure it's coming or something similar. Thanks for including a link to your Blog as well, we are getting quite a few responses here, looks like I'm gonna have my work cut out for me...  like I don't already!!  lol~  :-))

    Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

    here is my link - thank - http://searchcharlestonfollybeachschomes.com/

     

    Posted by Randall Sandin, 843-209-9667 - Search for Charleston SC Real Estate (Carolina One Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

    Here is my link --

    http://www.orlandorealtynotepad.com/

     

    Posted by Judy Chapman (Referral Network of Illinois LLC) almost 11 years ago

    Here is my link, Brad. And I can't wait for the CONTACT ME button. :)

    http://landparkblog.com

    Sacramento short sale agent elizabeth weintraub

    Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) almost 11 years ago

    Thank you for the link love to our Groups Premiere Blog, Brad .......... So far so good...but some of the invited contributors just do not seem to get it....... they are not contributing......

    I think a group e-mail will do the trick.......

    =-)

    Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) almost 11 years ago

    Brad - The Activerain Network is not letting me make comments to members blogs 3-3-2009

    Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz almost 11 years ago

    Here's the link to my new outside blog, Brad: http://patstarnessnippets.com Thanks for your help today!

    Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

    Hi Brad - Thanks for all your help and here's my link:

    www.Titusville-FL-Real-Estate.com

    Posted by Gail MacMillan almost 11 years ago

    I took the plunge, Brad.  Thanks for all of your time this morning.

    www.scottsdalehousepeddler.com

    Posted by Paul Slaybaugh, Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate (Realty Executives) almost 11 years ago

    Paul - it was awesome finally getting to talk to you in person.  You're really not such a bad guy after-all!  ROFL!~ 

    Your Blog is stellar my friend, and I'm looking forward to any and all your success stories that come out of it.  Remember those hyper-links and the google talk we discussed, I think you'll find them to be most valuable..... if you know what I mean!!  (wink wink) 

    Luv ya man!  Thanks for linking it up here.  :-)

    Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

    Hi Brad - thanks for your continuing help to all of us in AR.  Here is my outside blog = http://real-estate-blogonline.com/  -- and thanks so much from all of us.  Bob

    Posted by Robert Foust, North Orange County | Fullerton Real Estate | Brea (Foust Team Real Estate Sales, Master Certified Negotiation Expert) almost 11 years ago

    Thank you so much Brad - I enjoyed talking with you today. I learned so much in such a short time!!! I finally decided on the outside blog name... and... it is... http://www.realestateinnorthwestarkansas.com/

     

    Posted by Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas (Keller Williams Market Pro Realty) almost 11 years ago

    Super awesome new feature! 

    Posted by Maya Thomas, Broker, Please see my client recommendations. almost 11 years ago

    Hi Brad...Thanks for you Help today on the Phone.

    Here's my outside Blog  www.victoriarealestatevoice.com

    Cheers, thanks again :O))

    Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

    http://www.LosAngelesRealEstateStaging.com

    Posted by Michelle, Moving Mountains Design Home Staging almost 11 years ago

    OK, Lets try this again: LosAngelesRealEstateStaging.com

    Posted by Michelle Minch, Moving Mountains Design Home Staging almost 11 years ago

    Brad,

    How about some link-love to www.OmahaHomesforSaleBlog.com?

     

    Posted by Troy Trumm - Omaha NE almost 11 years ago

    Hi Brad!
    I am so impressed with the creativity of the Rain members!  Here's my creation:
    www.thoughtsideasandgiggles.com

     

    Posted by Paula Swayne almost 11 years ago

    Brad, thanks for helping me through the process.  I am young again.  A big hug to you and the AR team!  How about a little love to www.fortwaynestoprealtor.com  I can even remember that one:-) 

    Posted by Gina Zimmerman, Fort Wayne Real Estate (North Eastern Group Realty) almost 11 years ago

    Thanks Brad - As always, great info.

    Here's a link to my outside blog:

    http://www.colorado-rain.com/

    Posted by Mike Hendren almost 11 years ago

    Brad - As usual a little late getting here but here's our team site :http://www.pascackvalleyrealestateblogs.com/

    Very cool. I'm still learning. Bob{Robert} H. here.....

    Posted by Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) almost 11 years ago

    Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

    I have 2 to share:

    www.vancouver-wa-realestate.com

    www.green-go.info

    Thanks for a great post!

    Posted by Mark Hall, Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington (Realty One Group Cascadia) almost 11 years ago

    Here you go:

     

    www.EastContraCostaCountyHomes.com

     

     

    Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

    "Overwhelmed" is the word that comes to mind. Dropping down the rabbit also comes to mind. There are so many links--and GREATones, at that--that I am turning into a packrat of links/blogs/ and other assorted helps. Just call me Alice (in Wonderland).

    Posted by Sherry Siegel, Managing Broker, EcoBroker, ABR (BrokersGroup, serving Sequim and Port Angeles) almost 11 years ago

    www.jbrefinance.com

     

     

    Posted by JB Brookman, High School Senior Portrait Photographer (JB Brookman Photography) almost 11 years ago

    Sherry - just keep following the yellow brick road!  :-))

    Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

    Brad I think I'm starting to get this stuff...but have so much to learn. I'm sorry I heard about this too late.  When is the next one? 

    My outsdie blog is at least up www.TrustedREALTORinPhoenix.com 

    I've asked how to set up my name etc in comments but nobody seems to know how.  Please advise!

    Active Rain Rocks......and so do all you guys!

    PS  I got my first client yesterday from AR!!!!!!!

    Anna Banana, Phoenix,AZ

     

    Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe) almost 11 years ago

    Anna - By George I think you are getting this stuff now...   lol~  That's great!  Why don't you give me a call on Monday and I can help walk you thru any issues and answer any questions that you may have.  Have a great weekend. :-)

    Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

    Hi Brad, Thanks for the help and I am doing the webinar this evening and tomorrow in case I need it twice, LOL.  My link: www.TheVoiceOfSanDiegoRealEstate.com  but then you already knew that right?  :)

    Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) almost 11 years ago

    Brad,

    Great stuff !  This came up on our Google Alerts this morning.  Our outside blog www.philadelphiarealestatevoice.com has been doing quite well since we added the Google analytics to it (thanks to another great Active Brad post ! )  You guys rock !  ~ Chris

    Posted by The Somers Team, Delivering Real Estate Happiness (The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia) almost 11 years ago
    William - great talking to you the other day, thanks for adding your OB here, it's looking great. Chris and Steph - No... you guys rock!! :-)
    Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

    Am about to make changes based on today's great guidance on Categories and Topics but I already love having an OB.  And I'd welcome any constructive criticism others offer - AR staff & members are great guides!

    www.RealtorIrene.com

    Now I'm off to visit the other OBs you listed.

    Posted by Irene Kennedy over 10 years ago

    Brad, Thank you for all this information. I have two outside blogs: http://hoodriverrealestateupdate.activerain.com/  and   http://columbiagorgerealestateblog.activerain.com/ I would love to have extra linking to my sites. I learn something new everyday on Activerain.

    Posted by Amy McAllister over 10 years ago

    Love it.  Here is one of our outside blogs  http://www.alexandria-virginia-information.com

    We use several for different areas and marketing ideas.

     

    Posted by Alexandria Virginia, Real Estate Editor (Featuring Susan Craft, CRS, REALTOR® - McEnearney Associates) over 10 years ago

    Hi Alexandria - nice blog.  I think you'd like the AR Outside Blogs better, call me if you're interested, and let me know... I can show and tell you why??  :-O

    Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

    Hi Brad, My Active Rain outside blog is GeorgiaRealEstateVoice.com. I love that it was so easy to set up, thanks to AR.

    Posted by Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL (Keller Williams on the Water) about 10 years ago

    Hi Brad,

    Again Good post. Thanks for sharing outside blog links. Keep posting.

     

    Best -Sash

    Posted by Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate (RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd.) about 10 years ago

    Great post! My outside blog www.walktombta.com will be focusing on real estate that is walking distance to the T (the subway system in Boston). I decided to make my blog about this becuase my customers constantly ask them to find listings that are walking distance to the T. 

    Posted by David Laven (Keller Williams Realty Boston Metro) over 8 years ago

    Thanks David - I'll head over and check out your ActiveRain outside blog later today, I'm sure it's awesome! :-)

    Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 8 years ago

    Participate