Kyle Volenik, Director of Marketing at Truepad (Truepad)

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Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Success has different definitions for different purposes.  Each social network is used for success in different ways.

Apr 19, 2016 10:18 AM
Ambassador
6,364,089
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Active Rain is at the root of all of my success in social networking.

Apr 19, 2016 11:56 AM
Rainmaker
679,104
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Facebook is #1 and I am starting to see some extra activity on Twitter and LinkedIn in the past few months.  Goes without saying, ActiveRain is there too!

Apr 19, 2016 10:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,619,916
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Success for business? Probably this one, AR. I try to push Instagram now to add some results from there too. 

Apr 19, 2016 10:13 AM
Rainer
150,416
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Facebook #1, Twitter #2 both have brought me buyers and sellers. LinkedIn # 3, I get a lot of inquiries through it, but nothing closed yet. Instagram I just picked up a client from recently. 

I guess I should just answer "all". In marketing you have to be where your clients like to hang out!

Apr 19, 2016 10:08 AM
Ambassador
2,680,399
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

ActiveRain!

Apr 19, 2016 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
2,776,891
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I appreciate and use GOOGLE more than anything. Long may it live

Apr 19, 2016 09:27 AM
Rainmaker
987,752
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Different strokes for different folks - in the past I would have said FB - but now that it is flooded with ads and agents, I find it less relative and helpful.  Same applies with G+ - LinkedIn I get a lot of requests to be added but very little if any business.

Yelp works very well for reviews and has sent me several customers due to the reviews.

Otherwise, social media and sites I find to be a large waste of time and money for me.

However, AR has through the years and continues to be very beneficial to my referral business for which I am very grateful.

So there it is - Yay AR ;)

Apr 19, 2016 11:08 PM
Rainmaker
2,352,880
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

is Yelp a social network?

Apr 19, 2016 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Active Rain works great for me. 

Apr 19, 2016 11:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

AR and FB

Apr 19, 2016 11:13 AM
Rainmaker
564,720
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I guess FB.  But, I do nothing to get that.  My customers have been recommending me in several FB Moms groups.

Apr 19, 2016 10:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,088,937
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

LinkedIn and AR!

 

Apr 19, 2016 10:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Youtube.com.

Apr 19, 2016 09:20 AM
Rainmaker
554,590
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

ActiveRain is, has been and will continue to be my NUMBER ONE platform for business visibility and responses from unknown persons needing Mortgages and Refinances in Virginia.   Tumblr rates a distant second for visibility of my business. 

Apr 20, 2016 12:03 AM
Rainmaker
898,552
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Up until recently I would have said Facebook. I have received leads from agents and communities from FB. It is now flooded with agents. There are several issues with FB including it can waste your time. Most recently, I've had success with people calling me from my LinkedIn profile. I haven't done anything different so I cannot say what is driving this. I'd also like to figure out how to get leads from Pinterest. 

Apr 19, 2016 09:31 PM
Rainmaker
878,368
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Facebook is good for business...  but Active Rain is good for the unlimited knowledge that is shared here by true professionals in our industry. Phenomenal group of people who share an extraordinary amount of good information!

Apr 19, 2016 04:45 PM
Rainmaker
71,315
Mitch Valmer
Private Money Lender & Real Estate Backed Investments - Newport Beach, CA
Nationwide Private Money Balance Sheet Lender

Great Question! Activerain of course along with LinkedIn.

Apr 19, 2016 03:32 PM
Ambassador
3,036,694
Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!

1. ActiveRain 

2. Facebook - major business on Facebook! Love Fb! 

3. Twitter 

4. YouTube 

5. Pinterest

Moving into livestreaming: Periscope, Blab and FB livestream. 

 

Apr 19, 2016 12:37 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I see teh most from AR and also some from Twitter and FB.

Apr 19, 2016 12:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Active Rain

Apr 19, 2016 12:26 PM
Rainer
321,564
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Facebook is the only one I use regularly.

Apr 19, 2016 12:20 PM
Rainmaker
2,707,721
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Right here on Active Rain...

Apr 19, 2016 11:24 AM
Rainer
253,837
Cathy Hertler
Burns & Egan Realty Group, LLC - Billerica, MA

Facebook with out a doubt

May 04, 2016 02:37 AM
Rainer
373,746
Scott Hoen
Carson City, NV
Carson City Clerk Recorder / Public Administrator

My own sphere of influence with direct connections followed by Facebook - Instagram for your Millenials.

Apr 25, 2016 11:07 PM
Rainmaker
4,909,672
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

facebook.

Apr 22, 2016 12:04 AM
Rainer
160,111
Cesar Bautista
Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach - Santa Maria, CA
Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646

Facebook business page and Linkin and building AR momentum.  :)

Apr 21, 2016 04:18 PM
Rainer
36,345
Peter Di Eduardo
West End Residential - Morristown, NJ

LinkedIn and Facebook. Amazing how things have changed over the years.

Apr 21, 2016 06:15 AM
Rainmaker
5,852,593
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Activerain - as I have been here since 2007, and have closed many transactions due to my blogs.

Apr 20, 2016 11:43 PM
Rainmaker
31,159
Supreme Air Duct Svc
Supreme Air Duct Services 888-784-0746 - Riverside, CA
Serving ALL of So CA! Air Duct Cleaning Experts

Facebook and Twitter are just okay

Active rain is good so far as a new member

1. Vflyer.com  is excellent great google placement

2. wordpress.org is good

3. Geebo has excellent google placement

4. Postfastr is good

Apr 20, 2016 08:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,499,518
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I get the most views from posts on Facebook.  None of the networks have given me any business or helped me sell a listing.

Apr 20, 2016 07:39 AM
Rainmaker
728,551
Tracy Lee Parker
RE/MAX DFW Associates - Royse City, TX
Buy*Sell*Rent

Active Rain....many people find me on the web...... and FB .....but I don't blow up my news feed with listings as I think that turns people off...rather subtle hints..."It was so hot showing homes today!!!"  I just started a FB Business page to put my listings. 

Apr 20, 2016 07:05 AM
Rainer
129,371
Evan Ryan
The Evan Ryan Team - Springfield, MO

Facebook and AR

Apr 20, 2016 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
44,808
Scarlett Chan
BWG REALTY - Jupiter, FL
SERVICE YOU DESERVE- EXPERTISE YOU NEED

Facebook

Apr 20, 2016 04:17 AM
Rainmaker
723,234
MaryKay Shumway
The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948) - Sister Bay, WI
Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert

1.    LinkedIn

2.    Active Rain (and some months this is #1)

3.     Facebook

4.     Twitter

Just starting to get comfortable with Instagram and I like it.

Apr 20, 2016 03:19 AM
Rainer
435,918
Doyle Davison
Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii - 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
30 years as your Concierge services listing broker

my facebook account is my best lead generator for social media.  all the best kyle.

Apr 20, 2016 02:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,859,376
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Since I mainly use FaceBook I would say FaceBook.

Apr 20, 2016 01:36 AM
Ambassador
3,340,780
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

ActiveRain 

Apr 20, 2016 12:59 AM
Rainer
232,019
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

AR seems to work the best these days from an ROI and time perspective

Apr 20, 2016 12:17 AM
Rainmaker
461,963
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Good morning Kyle,

I would definitely say ActiveRain:)

Apr 19, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Successful therapy - Active Rain.

Success in business - Facebook

Apr 19, 2016 11:33 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Active Rain!

Apr 19, 2016 11:15 PM
Rainmaker
763,057
John Marshall - FORE!
LoKation Real Estate - Cherry Hills Village, CO
Specializing in Golf Course Properties

Facebook has been best for me for my personal business although I never pay for ads or push real estate their, I just connect and meet with old friends and business happens, AR is a close second

Activerain and Linkedin are best for me in meeting with other agents and growing my brokerage

Apr 19, 2016 11:08 PM
Rainmaker
823,379
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I have always thought ActiveRain is a good way to get on the first page of Google. I am enjoying Instagram and finding more ways to make it useful, along with my business FB page.

Apr 19, 2016 11:02 PM
Rainmaker
977,386
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Facebook and Active Rain.  They somewhat go hand in hand since I share my posts on Facebook.  Do the same with Twitter and beginning to see more from there.

Apr 19, 2016 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
4,558,684
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I consider ActiveRain a social network and when it comes to business, networking, knowledge and yes - even having fun, the one I have found the most success.

Apr 19, 2016 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
2,461,258
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

It depends on how success is measured I suppose.

For generating new clients my WP blog, AR, YouTube, and FB top the list.

For driving traffic to my WP site it would be YouTube, Pinterest, Infographics, Slideshare, and content curation sites (i.e. Bundlr, Co-Promote, VCB, Triberr, etc.)

For professional networking, G+ and LinkedIn are at the top of my list.

For sharing (and getting my content shared) by others it is G+, Twitter, and AR.

The list could go on and on depending on the need/purpose.

 

Apr 19, 2016 10:08 PM
Rainmaker
5,197,759
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

AR is the only one I really use consistently!

Apr 19, 2016 10:03 PM
Rainmaker
2,234,795
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

You Tube is the cat's meow for results and ease of show and tell.

Apr 19, 2016 10:03 PM
Rainer
252,300
Macy Babb ... North Georgia Realtor
Re/Max Around Atlanta Realtor - 404-234-6166 - Cartersville, GA
Realtor, SFR, HUD/REO Certified

Face Book

Apr 19, 2016 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,209,215
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Facebook for sure.  It's been a huge part of our success.  

Apr 19, 2016 09:42 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Active rain.

Apr 19, 2016 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,340,393
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

mm....DIfferent places and spaces....many times you get the "found you on the internet" answer and it is likely to be from more than one source.

Apr 19, 2016 09:31 PM
Rainmaker
582,106
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

If you exclude Active Rain, Facebook would be my most successful social networking source.

Apr 19, 2016 08:32 PM
Rainer
192,775
Carrie Hughes
TEAM Hughes Real Estate School - Pensacola, FL
REI and Lic. RE Broker

My blogs appear on our Facebook business page as well as Activerain.  Because we are a school, our target audience is the unlicensed individual who has a dream of practicing real estate.  I repost the blogs here because we want our school to be the premier real estate school in our area.  I am not directly looking for students through Activerain, but I do enjoy having the blogs appear here as well.

Apr 19, 2016 08:24 PM
Rainmaker
7,802,414
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Facebook.

Apr 19, 2016 08:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,723,576
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Activerain

Apr 19, 2016 08:12 PM
Rainer
84,578
Fathom Realty Group Inc.
Fathom Realty Group Inc - Orange, CA
Get Paid what your WORTH!

Facebook.  A latest statistic says people are on FB 90 minutes a day!

Apr 19, 2016 04:45 PM
Rainmaker
3,265,556
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It's probably this one and my website feedback and maybe some art on Instagram to inspire me

Apr 19, 2016 03:24 PM
Ambassador
3,160,989
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

facebook

Apr 19, 2016 02:40 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It depends on where you are focusing and the marketplace you are in.  A

Apr 19, 2016 02:25 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kyle Volenik - ActiveRain - my social network of Real Estate Professionals.

Apr 19, 2016 02:10 PM
Rainmaker
715,949
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

For me, the most successful social network that actually generates interest and business is LinkedIn. 

Apr 19, 2016 02:03 PM
Ambassador
3,727,581
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

ActiveRain.

Apr 19, 2016 01:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,237,945
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

right now nada. 

FB may be?

Apr 19, 2016 12:59 PM