SWDesertHomes in Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Vail & More!: ActiveRain Networking & The Power of the Internet

ActiveRain Networking & The Power of the Internet

 I wanted to share the most amazing experience with ActiveRain and the referral system/networking opportunity that we have here in this community.

I love blogging - but often struggle to keep the ACTIVE in the rain part -- we get caught up.  But, any time the subject comes up at work, I'm quick to jump on the bandwagon on the plusses and perks of blogging on a regular basis - if that is your skill set!  ( I firmly believe that if you are not a person who enjoys writing or a photographer, or have online social media a part of your routine -- then ActiveRain may not be for you)

Search Engine Optimization and the Internet

But...on to the point of my story here.  I received a call in April, later in the evening, that hung up before I could answer.

Perhaps an hour later, a referral alert went out for my area.  I quickly responded (except the system wasn't working and so I had to do a bit of creative responding)  I received an email response:

Hi Cara, Thanks for the quick response. To be honest, I found you yesterday and was going to pass your name along but then thought I would give my family a few options. So, your responsiveness certainly earned you the spot at the top of the list! [The sellers} have worked very hard to get the house show ready. ..  I will pass your name along to them tomorrow. I would like to provide them with two additional names just for reference so I will not award you with the referral in AR until they choose. Thanks! Good luck. Mike Reyman

With a little profile surfing, I'd found that Mike was the number that had called that previous late evening.  Long story short, I listed the home on April 26. Received and accepted an offer by May 1, and closed on May 25.  Whew!  So that's the way to sell a horse property!

Horse Property for Sale in Marana with Pool

And the benefits are amazing...

1.  I earned a commission I'd have otherwise never received.

2.  I got to blog about the horse property for sale on ActiveRain and all of my other social media sites.

3.  I got to strengthen my networking community on ActiveRain.

4.  I increased my "google power" for keywords, expressly Horse Properties for Sale, Marana, Cara Mancuso.  For some reason, I get regular calls for folks wanting to buy or needing to sell horse properties in Marana.  They find me on Google through Cara Mancuso and Long Realty.

I know...that's the real power of ActiveRain.

And blogging helps my future clients, and fellow real estate professionals, know me just a little bit better.

Shaking Hands

Thank you Mike Reyman, and thank you ActiveRain!  600,000 blogging points and growing, even if I can't get to posting on a daily basis, I still average 14 blogs a month over the 7 years I've been on here.

That's a lot of online presence over time.  Like to write?  Blogging - it may work for your business plan.

If I can assist you in your home buying or selling in Marana, Tucson, Oro Valley, or Vail, please don't hesitate to call me!  Email at swdeserthomes@aol.com

Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Long Realty,


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Comment balloon 4 commentsCara Marcelle Mancuso • June 01 2017 05:41PM


Love reading success stories like this.  I just hooked up a buyer,  looking in four different parts of Florida, with four different AR agents.  He raved about all of them.  

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 2 years ago

I believe you can get a good grasp of how an agent runs their business through their blogging posts in most cases.  It's easy to see passion, and love for their careers.  Then there's things like attention to detail, spelling, accuracy, education and experience that one can glean as well!  I've used Active Rain to find agents for my clients on several occasions myself.  Such a great resource.

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) almost 2 years ago

Cara Marcelle Mancuso Bloggin' be good.

Posted by Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes (Casual Uncluttering LLC) almost 2 years ago

What a great success story!   The power of ActiveRain.   Everybody wins.

Posted by Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) almost 2 years ago