Jack Lewitz (Exit Strategy Realty)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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There is no magic formula.  There seems to be no rhyme or reason for some featured posts. I write sometimes and thing "this is really good" ... "it should be featured" and it gets a lot of comments but no feature. Other times, I wonder "why did this post get featured?"  

I just focus on having fun and enjoying the interaction with the members.

May 11, 2016 07:38 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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That is the million dollar question that everyone has been asking for many years.

May 11, 2016 07:46 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Have no clue!

May 11, 2016 12:51 PM
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Jack,

I have no idea, you just go with the flow and don't worry about it.  A

May 11, 2016 12:20 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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$64,000 question.

 

But supposedly content

May 11, 2016 09:49 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

It needs to be interesting to many, intriguing or inspiring, revolutionary or reactionary, written with an odd amount of change in your left pocket on a day you didn't wash your hair and that your dog enjoyed playing Frisbee instead of ball, in the rain not sunshine . . .

May 11, 2016 09:10 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sometimes you have to sleep with the Gold Star Fairy.

May 11, 2016 04:22 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Just keep writing blogs that are informative.  Eventually, you will get featured.

May 11, 2016 01:56 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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The powers that be here in the Rain choose...

May 11, 2016 01:39 PM
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Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker - York, PA
Realtor specializing in south central PA

its kind of like the lottery.  Cross your fingers and say a little prayer. I don't think there is a real answer

May 11, 2016 01:24 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Just write the best you can and if the stars align it may get featured. There is no magic formula. Some of the best posts I have read in the Rain were not featured.

May 11, 2016 09:03 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      I have seen Blogs that were educational and informative.  They were written in style comparable to Shakespeare or Hemingway, yet were not featured.

     Then someone writes a Blog post titled, "Look at the Silly Kitty" and it gets featured.

    Go figure.

 

May 11, 2016 08:04 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is the secret everyone wants to know. Outside of being on the short list with a couple of features a week, you have to write a blog that has people talking, gets them interested, attracts comments. SOme of th egreatest blogs i have written get missed while ones i throw together on emotion make it. I write to attract new clients, to teach, to entertain or share a story. I will take 1 new client over a feature any day.

May 11, 2016 10:30 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I have had only a few featured and some were totally stream of consciousness which surprised me to have then featured. I think the suggestion of writing material that is universally useful is a good one

May 11, 2016 10:07 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
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By writing a well throughout blog that helps educate the readers or it helps to peak readers interest. Who knows...

It is one of those questions that has no scientific answer. 

May 11, 2016 09:52 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Write something good usually works.  It's a mysterious thing.

May 11, 2016 09:46 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Think out of the box, come up with current solutions to problems plaguing all of us. Original content. Then roll the dice!

May 11, 2016 11:02 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Why do you care?

May 11, 2016 10:41 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

One of the great mysteries of the world and for the ages, Jack!

May 11, 2016 10:37 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No one knows the secret ingredient.

May 11, 2016 10:27 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There is no formula for getting featured, although the interesting and useful content that will appeal to a broad range of readers is probably more likely to get featured. Just keep writing

May 11, 2016 09:59 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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I don't worry about being featured - I focus on content and let the chips fall where they will

May 11, 2016 09:58 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
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Often there are lots of responses and the post is not featured and other times no responses and it is featured. I would like to see more of a variety of members featured instead of the usual ones. It is odd that there are members with 100s of features and others with 1 or 2 featured posts but who have a lot of points. 

May 11, 2016 09:47 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jack Lewitz well, you got to be lucky - and the post must be really really good.

May 11, 2016 04:47 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

No clue...it's an AR mystery!

 

May 11, 2016 02:45 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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No clue. Who decides these days? Is there a way to suggest? Used to be.

May 11, 2016 12:02 PM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

After reading responses to this question I am thinking why not make features  a peer decision .

May 11, 2016 10:32 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

The posts that seem to get featured are agent/industry centric, not consumer centric.  As far as I can tell, writing about something that will help agents be more efficient and make more money has the best chance of getting featured. I think wanting to get featured is great but writing consumer centered content is, ultimately, going to benefit you more.    

May 11, 2016 09:36 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Wait patiently for a person who has that authority to feature your post.

May 11, 2016 07:51 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I do not know,  only 25 features in 5 years.

May 15, 2016 02:48 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Write what you know, good content, and hope for the best.   No one can write a post to get Featured.  

May 14, 2016 12:28 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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It has to be deemed feature worthy by an ambassador.  Usually content of interest to the general masses, if memory serves.

May 12, 2016 05:11 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Keep trying!

May 12, 2016 02:13 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if it's a topic that strikes the right cord on the right person, you got it....

May 12, 2016 12:25 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading!!

May 12, 2016 12:18 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Become an insider.

May 11, 2016 11:26 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I used to wonder about the people who select the programming for cable. They keep showing the same thing over & over while the good stuff is no where to be found...Maybe its an app doing it?

May 11, 2016 11:24 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Write stuff like Barbara Todaro does.

May 11, 2016 11:15 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Send check for $50.

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I'll get you featured somewhere. 

Review those blogs that have been featured. They share a broad appeal aspect and have been commented on by an identifiable group of members. It must be understood to be a very fluid process where the rules are vague and predictability low. 

How to and lists are highly favored.

May 11, 2016 11:00 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
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i believe there is a small group of ambassadors who pick the featured ones.

May 11, 2016 01:14 PM