ActiveRain Tutorials: ActiveRain Voices - Members Speak Out

ActiveRain Voices - Members Speak Out

When I returned home from Inman's Real Estate Connect in San Francisco last week, I searched through my notes, videos, photos and handouts looking for something to post about that might be unique. There were so many things that I learned this year, some really great topics and technologies, wonderful panels with experienced speakers, it was fantastic. I was a bit challenged on what to post and share today.

Looking back, the one thing I came away with more than anything else this year, was the impact of the people and all the friendships I have made. Socializing, Networking and Connecting with People.

There are so many reasons why people in the Real Estate Industry join and stay on ActiveRain. You'll find many here that have written about their personal rewards, benefits, and successes on their Blogs. There is a common thread and purpose behind each and every reason people love ActiveRain. As I walked the halls and meeting rooms in San Francisco, I had one question for other ActiveRain members...

To see the full length 5 min video on youtube, CLICK HERE.



"What is the Biggest Benefit or Value you get out of the ActiveRain Community?"
I was very fortunate to catch these members friends comments on video. They shared their voices, and their experiences publically and I am so grateful to be able to share that. It's an honor and privilege to be a part of this video, the three day event, and most of all, a part of their lives.

Thank you to: Rich, Desiree, Cindy, Kristal, Richard, Jeff, Missy, Gena, Kim, Tracy, Ginger, AJ, Brian, Jeff, Mara, Tom, Nick, Tisza, Mary, Teresa and Mike, each one of you for sharing your thoughts and for helping make this idea and video possible. Your voices will be heard and I hope viewers will come away with a greater understanding and idea of what Social Networking and ActiveRain is really all about.


 

     

"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 124 commentsBrad Andersohn • July 29 2008 02:19AM

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Brad, that was so cool.  It was almost like being back at Inman.  I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AJ

Posted by Alan 'AJ' Nisen California Contra Costa Mortgage Officer (A Large Bank in America) about 10 years ago

Thanks for being a part of it AJ, I really enjoyed finally meeting you in person. Can't wait to meet with you again soon. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Brad- Fabulous! Can't wait til NAR! The video was fun and very clear too.

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) about 10 years ago

Katerina - I shot this with the Flip video camera and no tripod!  Probably the ONLY times I really stood still during the entire 3 day event! lol~  See you at NAR in a few months.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

AMAZING video.  Really good quality, especially for a flip.  You should get a raise with that!

Posted by Ginger Wilcox (Sindeo) about 10 years ago

Awesome job on the video Brad, it's stunning how professional it looks, especially considering what you shot it from.

Posted by Matt Heaton (Timu Corp - CEO, ActiveRain - Co-founder) about 10 years ago

Brad, great video.  What a thrill to be a part of this project!

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) about 10 years ago

Ginger - thanks, it was great seeing you again. Thanks for taking the time to share.  Regarding your comment, do you need Jon's email address? lol~  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Matt - thanks.  You mean considering I shot it!  haha.  It's never the camera, always the operator!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Brian - I got to see you in action first hand, you're a natural.  Congrats again on winning the M2T contest, I was going to post about that, but many others already have. As I said, I wanted to put up something different that most likely had not been posted yet.  Thanks for being part of this project, for the good times and memories, and for all you do in our community and in yours. 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Loved seeing everyone!  Great video.  I'm still pouting that I had to cancel at the last minute. 

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing about 10 years ago

Susie - sorry you had to cancel, I hope everything is ok???  We'll get you to the next one either in NY, or at NAR.  Have a great week.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Brad --- this was so much fun to see this compiled together of so many great AR members...I am sorry I missed a great time, next time...I am going to be there!  Fun, fun video...Thank you!

Posted by Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker (MR Realty) about 10 years ago

Brad that was such a great video.  I felt like I was attending an Active Rain Gathering.  Thanks for sharing that with those of us who did not make the trip.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Brad what a wonderful way to share and allow others to roast ACTIVE RAIN!  I love it!

Posted by Nannette Turner, Online Marketing Home Ownership Advocate Specialis (Keller Williams Lynchburg) about 10 years ago

Brad,

Sums up my experience since becoming a member.  Looks like everybody had a GREAT time.

Don R.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Brad, what a good summary of how we all feel here. It is a community like no other. Since you YouTubed this I may use it on my outside blog, to let Ann Arbor people know why I blog here.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 10 years ago

Nicely put together. Really decent production quality for $150 camera. Looking forward to that editor. Am out from noon on today. Lets try to hook up tomorrow... or thereafter at your convenience.

Posted by Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information (McCall Realty) about 10 years ago

Brad that was a great video!!

Posted by Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate (CondoDomain.com) about 10 years ago

Good Job Brad and  CHEERS For Active Rain !

Thanks,

Tom Davis

World Class Delaware Realtor

Posted by Tom Davis, FREE Delaware Homes Search!, $$ Save $$ - Find Homes! Delaware Realtor (Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today !) about 10 years ago
Brad, Sorry I missed out...hope to see you in Orlando for NAR.
Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago
Brad, That's a great video----for everyone that was fortunate to attend the San Francisco conference, I'm sure they came away with a wealth of new knowledge.
Posted by Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton (Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC) about 10 years ago

Brad,

Really enjoyed the video and the conference updates. Thanks. Seeing and hearing the people you have read and commented is pretty neat.

It makes for an even stronger connection.

Thanks,

Richard

Posted by Richard Byron Smith, NMLS #184479, Mortgage Loan Officer (Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS #2289) about 10 years ago

Brad what a gread video! This is such a great testimonial for Active Rain.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 10 years ago

Morning Brad,

Excellent video, I can't believe the quality that lil trinket produces. ActiveRain is the place to be, no doubt about it, The members are just outstanding in every way.

Posted by Harold "Hal" Place (A1 Connection Realty, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Hi Brad,
Thanks for the video.  For those of us who could not attend the conference, it was a great way to connect.

Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) about 10 years ago

Nice Job on the video Brad.... Really illustrates the up close and personal feel you get from attending functions.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Brad as always - another winning idea! And one that will stay in the history books for AR - good stuff to all who participated!

Pamela St. Peter

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) about 10 years ago

Brad- That was a great idea.  It's funny how some of their voices were nothing like what I expected them to be.  Rich J has the coolest voice, was he ever on the radio?  After all he has the face for it..LOL....just a joke!!

Posted by Matt Moxhay, Moorestown Real Estate (Prudential Fox & Roach) about 10 years ago
Brad- I enjoyed the video. It was great seeing and hearing from some of the bloggers we read. Cool!! As I was writing this, I just spotted my pic, on your background graphic. I stopped to see how many other faces I could recognize. There are an awful lot of people, yet to meet. Thanks for always promoting "Us."
Posted by Marilyn Katz, ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) about 10 years ago

Wow Brad!  What a tremendous video - and a true testament to the benefits of AR! 

The relationships forged in this cyber-world are incredible.  And when the opportunity arises that you can meet those people face to face ... it's beyond words.

Thanks for sharing - as always.  I'm glad the conference went well and that everyone that was there brought back lots of info to share!

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) about 10 years ago

That is a great video, you guys did a great job and din no time. Thank you for creating AR, It is a great source of information

Anne

Posted by Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island (South Beaches Real Estate Professionals) about 10 years ago

Terrif video, Brad. It was fun to do and fun to see what others had to say. Thank you for sharing this.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 10 years ago
Brad - Great Job on the video - It was great hearing what others had to say about AR.
Posted by Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale (Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.) about 10 years ago
Brad... Once again, you do an amazing job in sharing information. I should have added that one of my very favorite things about Active Rain is... Brad Andersohn! :-) Thanks for all you do. I had a blast in San Fran last week! Looking forward to an AR Connect, some day. :-)
Posted by Nick Bastian, Real Estate Agent - Tempe (Realty Executives) about 10 years ago

Brad~ What agreat start to my morning...I LOVE seeing all those faces, and hearing those voices. Great job on the video once again!

Posted by Laura Monroe, Dir. of Industry Engagement & Social Media (Inman News ) about 10 years ago

Brad, Awesome video. I am so happy to be a member of this fantastic and fast growing network.

Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) about 10 years ago

What a treat, Brad!  Thanks!

Posted by Elaine Hanson, REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent (Partners Trust Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Brad: This was GREAT ! Good to see so many Active Rainers there together

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) about 10 years ago

Brad as always,thanks for another wonderful video...I love the fact that I was able to get to know a little bit more about so many wonderful people on here by just listening & watching the video.  Good Stuff!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 10 years ago

Hi Brad,

Very cute video.  Getting into the video segment of the business is something that I have been trying to coax Bob to do but with so many things to do in this business it can be mind boggling.  I really enjoyed your video.  Hope you and your family are doing well!

 

Lisa

Posted by Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) about 10 years ago

Great Video Brad..very professional! Will add to my calendar for next year.

Posted by Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results" (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors ) about 10 years ago

Brad - Thanks!  It was fun hearing those Active Rain Voices out loud.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) about 10 years ago

Brad,

Lots of heavy hitters in your video. I am curious though why you edited with YouTube instead of Activerain video?

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) about 10 years ago

Brad...you know what was cool for me?  I knew just about every one of the members you interviewed and many of them are friends...how amazing!

Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) about 10 years ago

Mike - your question about youtube?  Youtube only hosts video, they do not allow you to edit. I tried out Windows Movie Maker for editing this one, wanted to see how it looked in general with youtube as the host. Also testing SEO to see the difference and comparison of ActiveRain video. 

I am working on the AR Video editing for this same video to be used in a different location and for a different purpose.  One must explore all the different options to determine what drives the best results.  AR Video rocks, we all know that, now that AR Video automatically uploads to youtube for you, I wanted to see the comparison of SEO for when I upload it and when AR does it automatically. 

I'll let you know what I discover after I post this video using AR Video.  Great question, thanks for asking. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

I'm hoping that my video skills and content editing will continue to get better with time and experience.  This has been one of my challenges since the beginning.  I still need to work on getting the length of my videos down to the desired 1 - 2 minutes.  Man that's hard.  To me, that's like writing a post in 100 words or less!  lol~

I am learning to hold very still when not using a tripod.  I have found that by using two hands to hold the camera, I get a much more stable and motionless video.  Learning to do video with motion or movement is truly an art and must be practiced to get good.  Panning, walking, subject movement, and timing are all key elements to producing a decent video.

Thanks for all your great responses, it makes me feel like I might be on the right track with my video endeavors.  It's great to have the support and encouragment I get from all of you, thanks!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago
Very good clip! I agree with Missy Caulk:) Nice to know many of those faces that you have captured It's a Good Life! Fran
Posted by Frances C. Rokicki, Broker-Mentor,CRS (Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC) about 10 years ago

I Google searched "ActiveRain Voices" and here were the results.

AR post comes up #1 in less than 24 hours, Youtube comes up #2 on page 2.  I'm testing the AR Video platform to see where it gets placement in this same search.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Brad- The video skills you got down...and you followed the 5 keys I gave to being effective the other day!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 10 years ago

Hey Brad, how cool is that! AR Video placement, eh? I shall definitely start taking the digital hi8 out on some of my runs and do a few tiny experiments as well. Enjoyed your Inman SF presentation. Looking forward to seeing you guys in NYC.   ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 10 years ago

How fun!!!!  Love the video Brad!!!

Posted by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena CA Real Estate (Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Truly, the best part of this video is the fact it will help me remember what a great time I had with such wonderful people. I wish I could have gotten all of them on this video. The photos will help too.  lol~

As we ripen mature get seasoned, OK...get older, video and pictures is all we'll have to reflect on people, places, events and memories.  I'll be counting on all these videos and photos one day for sure...hopefully later than sooner!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Hi Brad... definitely looked like an awesome event! Sounds like you are really getting the hang of the video thing.  It has truly become a strong marketing tool in addition to the preservation of people, places and fond memories!!  Happy videoing!

Posted by Laura Clay (RE/MAX Preferred Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Brad

Thank you for everything you do.

Did you attend the NY conference and if so which was better? I plan to attend next year but can't do both.

Rich

Posted by Rich Ferretti, ABR QSC Realtor/Broker, Charlotte NC Real Estate a (Rich Ferretti Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Consider this my leap out from under a rock... I have never heard of AR Video.  WOW... I'm glad I ran across this post.  I'm going to do a search to see what else I can find out about it.

Posted by Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama (Exit Leon Crawford Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Brad - The video sum up what Active Rain is all about. Thanks so much for putting this video together and sharing with the members of this network.

Posted by James Wong Vancouver Richmond, Chinese Realtor, Vancouver > Richmond about 10 years ago

Hi Brad-that was awesome!  I really enjoyed it and I love your background! :)  I admit it...I love Activerain!

Posted by Midori Miller, Digital Marketing Director (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) about 10 years ago

Brad, I downloaded the new flip software tonight and it screwed up all my saved movie mixes. Then it won't let me save titles to the new one I was doing from the conference with all the AR people eating.

But I am bummed, have you downloaded the new update yet?

Yes, I have a ticket into support.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 10 years ago
Brad, Loved your video. Miss seeing you and the gang. I have learned so much from you.
Posted by Anonymous about 10 years ago

Brad, I am still learning....haven't tried writing from an email and didn't know I needed to enter my name for you to know who was writing. :-)

Posted by Susan Kingsley Empire Realty Associates Walnut Creek, CA about 10 years ago

Brad, love the video and seeing all of my AR Friends "in person".  Thanks for sharing.  :)

Posted by Judi Morgan, San Antonio, TX Real Estate (RETIRED) about 10 years ago

Great getting to hear the voices of so many online friends. Hoping to meet a lot of them at REBlogWorld in September.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) about 10 years ago

Brad that was a great video, well done!  Looks like some great networking and also getting together with AR friends and cultivating those relationships.  Looks like fun!

Posted by Sandy Noll, Real Estate Team From Mill Creek to Mercer Island ((RSVP Real Estate) 425.890.0878) about 10 years ago

Great video - thanks for sharing - looks like a lot of fun!

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) about 10 years ago

Brad - what is the name of your flip camera?  It does have good picture quality!

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) about 10 years ago

Brad great job with the video.  It made wish I had gone to Inman this year.  I really liked the conference in the past

Posted by Jeff Thornton, ABR CRB CRS CSP e-Pro GRI (Jeff Thornton ABR CRB CRS CSP e-Pro GRI) about 10 years ago

 I wondered why you didn't use mixpo.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 10 years ago

For those of us who couldn't attend, this was a huge contribution.  Thanks so much.

Posted by Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton (Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC) about 10 years ago

Missy - I finally got the edits done with Mixpo/AR Video last night, and I got it down to the "Viral" under 3 minutes!  YEAH!!!  That was quite a challenge since I had 25 minutes of video to go through.  The video is available on youtube, but this one has links to everyones Blogs. (huge benefit of Mixpo IMO) Thanks again for being a part of it!  :-))

Regarding the Flip software, no I haven't and now probably won't!  I'll look into it when I get back home.  I am going to be at the CRS annual meeting in Monterey this year, be gone the rest of the week, but I'll check it out when I get a chance.  You can call me if you need some help getting that resolved or figured out. I'll be leaving around 10:00 this morning.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Jeff - thanks for taking the time in the hallway, glad you enjoyed it.  Was really nice to see you again.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Nick - you were a star in the movie my friend, thanks for taking the time, looking forward to coming to Tempe and seeing you someday soon.  Thanks for everything, it was gret getting to know you in person.  Keep me posted on what's happening with Rail Life.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

I was forced to when I plugged it in. I'll wait to see what they suggest on the support ticket. God knows your busy. Thanks Brad, talk to you soon.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 10 years ago

Gary - I'm going to be gone for a couple days, speaking at the CRS meeting in Monterey this week, my Secretary will call you and get us on the calendar today or tomorrow. I'll be back in a couple days, but available via cell and email. 

It was a blast getting to finally meet the Bolen Brothers, tell Richard I said hi.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Gary - I'm going to be gone for a couple days, speaking at the CRS meeting in Monterey this week, my Secretary will call you and get us on the calendar today or tomorrow. I'll be back in a couple days, but available via cell and email. 

It was a blast getting to finally meet the Bolen Brothers, tell Richard I said hi.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Rich - I did not attend the NYC Connect so I'm not the right guy to ask to compare. I'm sure they are both equally excellent and offer great value to anyone who attends.  Trust me, there is so much information and connecting with people, you'll leave these events like a bobble-head doll.  I suggest attending both if it's in the cards.  (credit cards that is .. lol~)  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Susan - that just means your weren't logged in to ActiveRain. You won't need to enter your name when logged in.  You'll also automatically have a link to your page from your name when you are logged in, not to mention you only get points for commenting when you're logged in. The long and short of it is...Login first! :-)) 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Thanks Brad! I really do hope you get to Tempe soon. Next time, I get to interview you! :-)

Posted by Nick Bastian, Real Estate Agent - Tempe (Realty Executives) about 10 years ago

I love being a part of active rain too! I always feel that I can come here and get honest advice, not "my competitors" advice, but more like a room full of mentors!!  There are many time that I just read the different Blogs and never even comment.  I just try to absorb what I learned and take notes on what everyone says!

Krista

Posted by Krista Abshure (Fathom Realty) about 10 years ago

Spokane Washington Real Estate Expert Nice video Brad, too bad I couldn't make it.

Posted by Ross Quintana, Real E Smarter Real Estate Coach - 509-362-1966 (Real E Smarter) about 10 years ago

Brad, awesome video, not only was it nice to see and hear the voices of our family members but to hear their thoughts and praises of such a great Network!

Nice ThemThem to the members and our great meeting place, called Active Rain!

Great job and thank you to the entire AR Team!

Featured post in the ThemThem Group.

PS: I like AJ & Jeff's hair cut, Tom's getting close to joining us baldies....

Posted by * Rate A Home (Rate A Home) about 10 years ago

I wanted to see the comparison of SEO for when I upload it and when AR does it automatically. 

I'll let you know what I discover after I post this video using AR Video.  Great question, thanks for asking.

 

Brad, What did you find out about the SEO?

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) about 10 years ago

Once again - great post! I always look forward to what you are going to share with us next.

I am all over Inman next year.

Posted by Heather Tawes Nelson, Associate Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS - Scottsdale, AZ (Realty ONE Group) about 10 years ago

Oh I love hearing from all these folks that I only know by reading their posts.  Thank you for bringing them to us.  Best to you

Posted by Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Holliston, Massachusetts (Realty Executives Boston West) about 10 years ago

Brad,

     Awesome post, thanks for sharing.  It is cool to hear from real people here at the Rain. 

Posted by Joshua & Kathy Schmidt (ERA Henley Real Estate) about 10 years ago

OH NO!!  My stats are going to be off the charts on this one for sure.  I keep watching this video everyday and that's going to mess up all the analytics and tracking.  lol~  I just love watching these guys, it's like I get to see them all again. Makes me smile and get warm and fuzzy all over.  aahhhhh  :-)  Mike just cracks me up at the end.

I should create a video platform or web conferencing room on AR.  hmmm...  Maybe have monthly or quarterly online gatherings and brainstorming sessions???  I'd love to even do an AR Bootcamp or Webinar online, maybe a focus group or something like that.  Nah, we'd all just want to socialize anyway!  Do you have a webcam????  

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Mike - still #1 spot, Youtube moved to page 1 #5 position now.  You can google "Activerain Voices" and track it for yourself.  I have both the Youtube and Mixpo versions out there, let's see what happens?

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

So what was the best part about the Innman Conference?

Posted by Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196 (Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196) about 10 years ago

Brad-What a great video blog, I wish I was able to be there.

Joe

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) about 10 years ago

Brad,

I looked and you are right. Mixpo version #1 and YouTube#5  both on page one. Not sure why Activerain(mixpo) would be ahead of YouTube?

 

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) about 10 years ago

Love the video.....    It was a pleasure meeting you guys at Inman...   You do make this "world" a pleasant place to work and play

Posted by Desiree Daniels (RE/MAX Tri County) about 10 years ago

Brad:  Great video.  Loved seeing so many of the members that I follow almost daily.

Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) about 10 years ago

Brad ...... great job and it looks as if everyone had a great time.

Posted by Pam Winterbauer, "Providing Blue Ribbon Service" (Pam Winterbauer Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Mike Frazier - Your Comment:

"Brad, I looked and you are right. Mixpo version #1 and YouTube#5 both on page one. Not sure why Activerain(mixpo) would be ahead of YouTube?"

Just goes to show you how powerful the ActiveRain/Mixpo Video really is.  I didb't post the Mixpo video until 48 hours later and it passed youtube within hours.  THIS IS GREAT SEO NEWS FOR AR VIDEO my friend! 

It sure is passing my taste test!  :-)))))))))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Brad,

Didn't you make a wrong move? Maybe you should have join Hollywood. Very nicely done, terrific sense of time, pleasure to watch.

And a good ending.

Dynamic video.

BTW, my grandson is promising me the first Flash video for me. So far it is kept ways from my eyes, but I hope to get knowcked out tomorrow.

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) about 10 years ago

Dez - MWA!!   :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Pam - I got to show this video at the CRS meeting in Monterey on Friday. Your name was mentioned as the reason I was there so I played this video for the group in your honor. Thanks for hooking me up at that event and with Mike Kelly.  Wish I had the time to do a post about it, maybe later, anyway, thanks again for the referral and for connecting me up with that chapter of the CRS.  Excellent contacts and BIG things are gonna be happening with the "NEW" CRS Blog!!   Yeah!  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Jon - thank you so much for your compliment.  I worked hard on that video, editing can be so consuming and difficult at times, but I try to make each video better then the last.  I do hope you'll let me know as soon as that Flash is ready and you're sporting it somewhere...  I can't wait to see it.  Thanks my friend.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

I see a few of the folks in this video haven't been by yet, or maybe they have and didn't comment, either way, this video is really all about them.  They are the makeup and voice of what makes ActiveRain such a great place to work and play! 

Without YOU, there is no voice!!  :-)  Here's A toast to ALL YOU AR ActiveMembers.

Cheers!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

I just made a couple size adjustments and figured out a new trick with AR Video. This will come in handy for all you AR Video/Mixpo subscribers.  Notibe the (I) now shows up over the Black side bar in the video and not over the toip of it?  Also notice the video looks HD and widescreen?  Very cool trick with the new video console and player.  I love when I discover something new by accident!  lol~ ROFL! :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Brad - What fun seeing people I've been communicationg with live! - well, kind of - at least taped live - in person...!!  seems to me we need a national event - or more regional events..

Anyway, well done!

Posted by Eva Armstrong, Environmental Visions (Environmental Visions) about 10 years ago

Brad:

It great seeing so many people comment on your blog and it was a treat to watch and listen to your interviews.

Posted by Lorraine or Loretta Kratz, Certified Negotiation Consultants (Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions.) about 10 years ago

Brad,

This is great SEO news for Activerain video. YouTube is very prominant and for Activerain video to rank higher is just impressive to say the least!

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) about 10 years ago

Eva - we do need a National AR Event.  Maybe I'll take that one on someday soon if Jon will let me.  I think he'd go for it in the future...  I always wanted to head up an AR BootCamp at a Big National AR Conf. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Lorraine and Loretta (BTW - which one am I talking to)  the comments on the blog are great, the ones in the video are priceless, so glad I got to meet these folks and get their testimonies on video.  Very fortunate I am. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Mike - this is AWESOME news!!  Did you see what I did to the video player in this post? I like it better. Click play on it and see wat happens.  It turned out way better than I thought and it all happened by mistake. Let me know what you think of the widescreen playback with menus and options to the sides.  Thanks buddy!!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Brad,

I love the widescreen and the menus on the side!

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) about 10 years ago

Mike - all you have to do is adjust the width in the HTML code once you've added it to your AR Blog post.  You may have to experiment with it to get it just right, but I'll be doing all my videos this way from now on. I think it just looks better and the video isn't interferred with by all the great tools that the video player offers.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

This video was just featured by NikNik over at MTO.  (MyTechOpinion.com)  She is the BOMB!  Go check out their site, I'm a subscriber.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Brad - Great site, I subscribed too, thanks, I need all the tech help I can get!

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) about 10 years ago

Virginia - if it's techy you want, there's plenty of that on my Blog for sure!!  LOL~  enJOY!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Brad,

I will see if I can master the wide screen video! Thanks for the advice.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) about 10 years ago

Mike - you can view the settings I used for this one, just write it down and then apply it to your player, I have mine set at 480 width X 280 Height.  Gives it that wide screen effect and keeps the player tools from appearing over the video, places them on the sides instead. Try it, let me know how it works for you.

This is one of my better Flip Videos, not because of anything I did, but because of the voices that made it possible. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Brad that was a great video and awesome testimony to active rain. 

Brenda Edmontson

Posted by Brenda Edmontson (Send Out Cards) about 10 years ago

What an inspiring video to those that are new to AR!

Posted by Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker (ERA Joyner Realty) about 10 years ago

Brenda - I love these guys and all that they represent here on AR.  They are good people, with great testimonies and now, really great friends! 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Jan - thanks. This video was worth every second of effort it took to create it....and that was a lot of seconds!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Man I just love this video. It has to be one of my favorites ever produced. 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

That was SOOOOOOO Cool to watch,  I'm a newbie to AR and I have a Flip.  Cant wait to learn more.  I'll subscribe to this blog..    THANKS BRAD

Posted by Antoinette Mason, Live & Loving Hartville,Ohio As My Home! (Stouffer Realty ) about 10 years ago

Brad,

That was good. As most of the members said on the tape it's the community feel we have here and the education you get by being active and sharing information. GO AR.

Posted by Esko Kiuru about 10 years ago

Antoinette - thanks for subscribing, you sure you want to do that? lol!~ 
You're A newbie with a flip???    ...uh oh!  :-)   Have fun and enjoy!!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

Esko - thanks.  Don't forget the ones who mentioned that they get business from their efforts and relationships here, we wouldn't want to miss that one!!  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

I enjoy the spirit of the community of Realtors nationwide, the educational value, and search engine placement.

Posted by Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC (Carolina One Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Michael - wish I could have added you to the video, that's a great testimony of the power of the "rain" Thanks

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) about 10 years ago

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