Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: The Power of Active Rain

The Power of Active Rain

The Power of Active Rain is a very strong power, indeed.  What do I mean by Active Rain having a Power?  I mean that blog posts that I've written over the years get ranked high in searches as Google juice loves Active Rain.

I'm not exactly sure what the Power of Active Rain formula is, as it's a well-hidden secret to some, but the basic formula is known by many.  An example of the Power of Active Rain is after only 3 weeks of blogging, back in the summer of 2006, I had a listing appointment. I asked how they found me and what keywords they used.  I duplicated their results when I got home that day!

The Power of Active Rain also brings in buyers, not just sellers.  I've received calls and emails over the years from people reading anything from a market report to a trip to the zoo.  You never know what people are interested in, so I write about lots of different topics, and the Power of Active Rain has taught me to write about hyper-local events and places, so I make sure to incorporate those aspects.

I received a free dinner at a restaurant here in Bee Cave TX because of a blog post I wrote about receiving bad service at this restaurant. The COO contacted me saying he saw my post, was concerned, and could he make it up to me.  The Power of Active Rain got me and my family a free meal!!

Bottom line is that because of the Power of Active Rain, I have closed 20 transactions and put about $150k in my pockets!  I have learned to utilize the Power of Active Rain and not just let it work in the background.  Active Rain is a huge part of my prospecting day in and day out, and as long as the Power of Active Rain continues, I will continue as well.

Even smaller cities across the country can benefit just as much as larger cities, like this Grace Idaho Real Estate Agent who is just learning about the Power of Active Rain and will probably grow her business exponentially this year.

My husband thinks I spend too much time here on Active Rain, but he sure doesn't mind when the money hits the bank. My priorities are in place, and utilizing the Power of Active Rain is high up on the list!

**Are You Packed Yet?** 

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Donna Harris, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Austin Skyline
www.DonnaHomes.com
Donna@DonnaHomes.com

Austin TX Real Estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate and beyond. Whether you're buying or selling an Austin home, I'll be with you every step of the way. 

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* The Power of Active Rain * was first published on donnahomesblog.com

Comment balloon 14 commentsDonna Harris • February 02 2010 10:17AM

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Great post..thanks..

Gary D in Denver

Posted by GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC (THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279)) over 8 years ago

Wow...just from Active Rain? That is a great success story. I have not made that much from AR but agree that it's a great SEO tool.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 8 years ago

Great Success Story Donna, unfortunately I have been a bit lazy when it has come to activerain and hence have had no results, however thats my fault and not AR, I have committed myself to activerain this year and hope to see some great results, great post! hope all is well

Posted by Jesse Vasquez, "APPROVED” (Graystone Mortgage LLC) over 8 years ago

Gary, You're welcome.

Karen, Yep, just from AR.

Jesse, I've been pushing AR on you for years...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 8 years ago

Donna, I got my 1st call because of my AR blog today!  I am not licensed in his area, so I got him a referral, and my referral agent told me she may have a referral for me also, she has someone looking at one of my service areas.  AR does work, and it is POWERFUL!

Posted by Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale (RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 ) over 8 years ago

I'm ranking #4 currently with the Power of Active Rain!!

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Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 8 years ago

Rita, That's awesome!!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 8 years ago

Hi Donna! 

Wow, 150k!!! That's awesome, and tell your husband to hush up! lol~ Loved the blog, and it looks like you know what you're doing when it comes to rankings, best of luck! :)

Posted by Lisa Udy, Logan Utah Realtor ( Platinum Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Donna - it is extremely encouraging to hear the success you have had with AR. Obviously AR is getting you the exposure but is your message that is getting them to call!

Posted by Cara Pearlman, Realtor - ABR, SFR (Frankly Real Estate, Inc) over 8 years ago

My husband thought the same thing too. Now, he caught the AR bug and realized he's got a ladder to climb. That in itself has kept him busy and excited... I guess when our lives are so radically changed by the Power of Active Rain, you can't not be a convert.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.) over 8 years ago

powerful indeed, and the closings keep on coming.

Posted by Mike Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate (Mike Russell & Associates) over 8 years ago

Donna - Those are great numbers. So true that if worded correctly, you can certainly rank higher on Google and be found.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 8 years ago

Lisa, I try!!

Cara, Exactly!

Loreena, It's addictive!

Michael, THat's right!

John, It's all about learning the manipulation.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 8 years ago

Definitely love the AR traffic!  Because of AR we've closed roughly $20,000 in commissions. 

Posted by Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com (The Good Home Team with Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

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