Blogging About Loans: A renter tracked me down through AR!!!

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A renter tracked me down through AR!!!

I couldn't believe this! I had a rental property that I placed on a website on Monday night. By Tuesday at noon I had about a dozen emails in response to the ad. But you can imagine my surprise when I noticed an email with the "Sent via Active Rain" return address notification and subject was my rental property. Of course I had not posted my rental on AR, so it obviously peaked my curiosity.

I immediately responsded to her telling her the property had already been rented, but inquired as to how in the world she found me on Active Rain. Here was her response:

"Actually I don't know what Active Rain is. Is that your website? Because I saw your name at the bottom of the ad and I googled it and it pulled it up. Hope that was ok."

***eyebrows raised***  Ok? I'd say!!!

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Comment balloon 10 commentsRuth Vogt • November 06 2009 12:23AM


Hi, Ruth,  keep on blogging. the power of AR. have a productive winter. Lupe

Posted by Lupe Soto-Realtor, Listing, Selling, Feng Shui in San Fernando Valle (Colonial Realty Group ) over 9 years ago

Great example of what Active Rain can do for us.  Keep blogging and I am sure you will see more of this.

Posted by Charles Perkins (Charles G. Perkins, CPA) over 9 years ago

Maybe not Google-Juice, but it sounds like "mystery juice" to me.


Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (800) 591-6121 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) over 9 years ago

Great report. Glad to know it works.

Posted by Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue) over 9 years ago

I recently had a friend track me down and email me via active rain. I am sure she would have found me otherwise but active rain was at the top of the google search.

Posted by Robert Savage, Bakersfield Short Sales, Property Management, Cash (Bakersfield Property Solutions) over 9 years ago

Hey .. you never know where a lead will come from -- keep blogging.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 9 years ago

Blogging works, I have received several large commercial contracts - they googled and found me thru an AR blog.

Posted by Ed Newman (Alamo Infrared, LLC) over 9 years ago

Fascinating how people will find you sometimes. Not everyone would go through this exercise.

Posted by Theodora Wu (TJ Investments) over 9 years ago

Ruth, looks like the Google Juice you're getting from ActiveRain is starting to pay off.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 9 years ago

Ralph - I'll take "mystery" juice, any day of the week! Hopefully Lupe is right - with AR help we will have a VERY productive winter!

(Ed - glad to hear you're even gettting commericial contracts through AR blogs! Wow!)

Thoedora & Robert... I'm thinking more and more are starting to go through this exercise (and they say timing is everything, so I'm just glad I'm in on the front end of the movement!!) And appreciate the boost that AR is giving me.

Charles and Michael and Bob/Caroline- I WILL continue to blog... mostly because I love it, but I have to admit I love the resulting surprise connections, too.

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 9 years ago