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Google Local - Register Your Business and Blog

Last week, Jon Washburn published a great post about 7 SEO Secrets to Dominate Your Local Market
I'll start with the first one, registering your ActiveBlogs and Businesses on Google Local.  There are many benefits to doing this, an important one is just being found and getting some of that additional SEO.

It only takes a couple minutes and it's FREE.

You can create and upload your Office and Blog or Website information individually, or if you have a Company or Office with multiple addresses, you can upload an excel spreadsheet with all the locations and watch Google Local work it's magic.  You'll find both of these options really easy to use.

Enter your business information as shown below.  Your listing will appear to the right. This is just a first step. After this has been completed, you will be able to upload photos and videos, specify categories, payment options and business hours and much more.

       

Next you can add multiple categories, office hours, payment options, photos, video, and additional details you may want consumers to know.  You can include up to 5 different videos. Final step is the validation which can be completed over the phone or by postcard.  I used the phone verification method below.

The process is completed and you'll show up on Google Maps within one business day.

Why not take a couple minutes, register your Business and site on Google Local, and see what benefit it brings to your business?  Provide all you can to the traffic, visitors, and those searching Google by the millions every day.  You have nothing to lose except the 5 minutes it will take to complete these steps. 


The next step is to get your clients and business associates to write a quick review.
  Here's a link to our ActiveRain Business Office on Google Local.  If you have an extra moment while you're here, we'd love your review.

 

     

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

Comment balloon 119 commentsBrad Andersohn • February 09 2009 01:25PM

Comments

I wrote a post a while back on how to expand on Google local. If you serve multiple neighborhoods or markets why not list yourself more than once? You can list 3 times with easy confirmation, more than that requires some more work.

Posted by Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell (Eau Claire Realty, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

As usual...great advice/tips!     What would I do without you sharing your expertise!     Thank you.

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) almost 10 years ago

Brad, I signed up last week for my business website, I didn't even think about signing up my blog.  Thanks for the idea!  I'm headed there now.

Posted by Troy Batson, Bend Oregon Real Estate (The Lowes Group) almost 10 years ago

Brad... damn, some awesome information, once again...  I guess I will work on this tonight. Thanks for the tips and suggestions. 

jeff belonger

Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) almost 10 years ago

Brad - Excellent tips here, as always!  I had done this for my company, but I never thought about doing it for my blog separately.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) almost 10 years ago

I can't believe I actually did this before you told me to!  It was easy (I didn't even have to bug you!)

Posted by Lesley Lambert, Real Estate Agent - Realtor - Westfield, MA - 413- (Park Square Realty serving Western MA) almost 10 years ago

Great advice thanks for sharing.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) almost 10 years ago

That was easy. I'm always looking for additional ways for people to access my services!

Thanks!

Posted by Calvin Cowles (Cowles Home Inspection Services Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Always great advice, thank you...always look forward to your tips and advice.

Portsmouth NH Real Estate

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Thank you Brad. Great advice and I just completed it.  Piece of cake.   Keep the great blogs coming, I love to read your advice.

Posted by Sonya Leonard, Lake Norman/Statesville NC Real Estate Resource (Keller Williams Lake Norman-Mooresville) almost 10 years ago

Great idea. Never knew you could do all that. Keep up the good work and keep passing it on.

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN) almost 10 years ago

Brad:  Thank you I will do it today!  I need all of the exposure I can get being an independent broker.

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) almost 10 years ago

Brad:

Wow, how did I miss Jonathon's post on SEO. This is a great tip. Off to take care of things.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Brad - Thanks for that great information!  I'm going to go check it out...  :)

Posted by Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate (St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Bookmarked, will take care of bizness tonight !

Cheers !

Sheldon :o)

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) almost 10 years ago

Simple.  5 minutes.  Thanks for the tip.

Posted by Linsey Ehle (M Realty) almost 10 years ago

Brad ok I just did this and it was easy ...now if I can do this anyone can because you all know I'm computer illiterate thanks for the post.....peace zane

Posted by Zane Coffin, (Geneva Ohio Real Estate Agent) (Century-21 Homestar) almost 10 years ago

I have mine registered in the maximum amount of towns you are allowed. I wish it was more. This is a great tip Brad.

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

Brad- Glad you wrote this.  I apparently set mine up during the summer, but never validated it.  It's valid now :-)

Posted by Anonymous almost 10 years ago

Brad- Comment above is mine.  Firewall doesn't let my laptop "remember me."  Forgot to sign in first.

Posted by Marilyn Katz, ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 10 years ago

Brad - Thanks for the tip. I will definitely take care of that today!

Posted by Maria Mastrolonardo, Realtor, Naperville, IL Real Estate (RE/MAX of Naperville) almost 10 years ago

Brad - Thank you for the tip!  I am going to do that for both of my businesses!!

Posted by Emily Lowe, Nashville TN Realtor (The Lipman Group | Sotheby's International Realty) almost 10 years ago

Thanks, Brad.  I just did this a few weeks ago, but, had not signed up my blog.  Great idea!

Posted by JB Brookman, High School Senior Portrait Photographer (JB Brookman Photography) almost 10 years ago

Brad, thank you.  I did not know about this --- will be registering my company and my blog. 

Momma Liz

Liz Loadholt

Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) almost 10 years ago

I never heard of this, but I'll try it.

Thanks for the info!

Brian Madigan

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) almost 10 years ago

Can we do this even if we are not an owner of the brokerage firm? Just register the name of my website and blog?

Posted by Hawaii Agent almost 10 years ago

Brad,

I read Jonathan's post and did most of his suggestions, but couldn't figure out one or two. I will be reading all your posts on his suggestions.  Thanks,

Posted by Fran Gatti, Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity (RE/MAX Integrity) almost 10 years ago

Brad, I didn't see Jonathan's blog so thanks for the link. I'll get started with this this afternoon. We've been working on several computer projects this afternoon.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 10 years ago

I can't begin to tell you how happy I am that you post these tips. Because of ActiveRain and the advice you give, I have successfully achieved first page Google Search. Now to get to the number one position - with all the pointers you give me, I am sure I will achieve this goal as well.

Thank you!

Posted by Catherine C Capasso, Cottage or Castle, What's Your Dream! (Catherine Cornelia Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Brad- Awesome tip! Thanks for passing this along. This is going to be really helpful to a lot of people.

Posted by Ilyce Glink, Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host. (Think Glink Media) almost 10 years ago

When you put in your company name do you also put your name after the company name or company name only? Does your broker care?

Posted by Tony Anderson, Realtor - Serving Habersham Banks, White & Hall Co (Century 21 Community Realty) almost 10 years ago

More good tips and work to do.  I did try this some time ago, but was unsure about some things. But, I'll try again.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) almost 10 years ago

I just did this post for the points! lol~  ;-)

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

I just noticed the 3 reviews over on the AR Google Maps page, thanks you guys, those were GREAT!  :-)

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

As always "Great Tips"    Keep them coming...

Posted by Jim Miller, Realtor, Southern NH Real Estate (Bean Group - Southern NH Adult Communities) almost 10 years ago

Thanks again Brad for the great information!

Posted by Suzanne Hinton (ReMax Premier Realty) almost 10 years ago

Just left a review. 

Posted by Everard Korthals, Mountain Realty (---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors---) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brad -- I ran across this (can't remember how) a month or so ago, did it, and the process was easy and very fun to watch my business pop up!  I didn't know about registering a blog, so thanks for that tip.

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) almost 10 years ago

Am I ever glad that Katie Van Nes from Abbotsford, B.C. invited me to play in the 'Rain!   I owe her (and you) BIG time.  Guess I'd better buy her a drink at Family Reunion.  I'll have to send you one, Brad! This AR is community is great!

Posted by Rick Sergison, Durham Region Real Estate Blog (RE/MAX West Realty Inc. - Durham Region & East Metro Toronto) almost 10 years ago

thank you for all the help.  I will move forward on this. again thank s

Posted by Tom Ski, Social Media Marketing, Online Radio (BeFirst Media Group) almost 10 years ago

We are a national service so I will have to look at how we can make this work for us.

Posted by Sharon Wilson (Free Real Estate Ads Online) almost 10 years ago

You mean folks had not done this or didn't know about it. It is awesome.

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

Brad, Thanks to Active Rain, we are all ahead of the curve.  I wonder HOW much money Active Rain has brought to it's members?  Hummm... I may have to write a post and ask just that question!  Now, if I only understood all of this technical stuff, rotfl. 

Posted by Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS (Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group)) almost 10 years ago

brad

you are so smart ..i did this ..received the return call from google ..i do love ActiveRain..you are the wiz..

thank you for sharing

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 10 years ago

This is quite amazing -- Google has so many tools available.  Thanks for the heads up -- I'm registered.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 10 years ago

Brad -  You "do" come up with them! Awesome! I had done this a while back and it's a very cool tip! You did it again! Bob H 

Posted by Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brad, I took care of this a while back. It's good to get the word out:~)

Posted by Marian Gregor-Ann, Arbor area Real Estate (Keller Williams) almost 10 years ago

Thank you so much for the information, it is so great when people share these great ideas!

Posted by Rita Sinclair, Your Scottish Realtor (Alain Pinel Realtors) almost 10 years ago

I did this a while back and received a few calls. I see they've added some more features- thanks for pointing us in the right direction!

Posted by Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me, Utah Homes (Utah Homes) almost 10 years ago

Ok I did my review - I need you to visit me now and give your glowing review - LOL

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

Hey I just signed up for it, so quick and easy, thank you!

Posted by Rita Sinclair, Your Scottish Realtor (Alain Pinel Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Brad - Rock on !  Thanks for the homework assignment.  Will add this to my list for the week - is a great idea !

Posted by The Somers Team, Real People. Real Dreams. Real Estate. (The Somers Team at RE/MAX Access) almost 10 years ago

Brad,

Wrote a review for AR.  My favorite network on the WWW!  Hope you will visit my blog about my new website.  I would really like your advice, if you get a moment. 

After all, you were my first.  I'm talking about contact, first Active Rain contact!  A little humor to capture your attention.  I'm learning. ;-) 

Judy

Posted by Judy Jennings, Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA (The Green Company) almost 10 years ago

Great idea, Brad. This reminded me that I needed to change from RE/MAX Metro to ALVA International, so I just went in and editted my account. thanks.

Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) almost 10 years ago

Great information Brad!  Thanks for explaining this so in depth.  I think I can do it now!

Posted by Cindy Crutcher, Real Estate Broker - Exit Realty Crutcher Lawrenceburg KY (Lawrenceburg KY Foreclosures & Government Owned Properties) almost 10 years ago

Brad Andersohn ~ Community Builder-Brad I know about registering your business. But I didn't know that you can register your blog. Thanks for sharing. I am going to do so this week. Great post Brad.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brad!  I was taught to register via a different site and there was minimal info that you could input.  This looks FAR more detailed and I am definitely going to get this done ASAP!  Thanks SO much for sharing.

Debe in Charlotte

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 10 years ago

boy, that was easy. took about a minute and half

Posted by Mike Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate (Mike Russell & Associates) almost 10 years ago

Hey Brad,

It was so easy even I could do it!  It took all but 15 minutes.  Now I'm going to look for some people to create some coupons.

Thanks for the tip! 

Posted by Karen Monsour, REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert! (Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach) almost 10 years ago

Fantastic tips. I did this a while ago... although it was a minor pain in the a$$ having them calling me to verify... But all sort out now!

Posted by Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Consider that taken care of.  Thanks for the info man!

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

Thanks for the tip on this -- appreciate all you guys offer and do.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) almost 10 years ago

Brad, sometimes the little things in life bring us the most joy! Thank you for this. Fun and easy.

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

I didn't know about this one...thanks for sharing...unbelievable info!

Posted by Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros" (Redesign Etc. Home Staging) almost 10 years ago

I will check it out.

Posted by Tony Anderson, Realtor - Serving Habersham Banks, White & Hall Co (Century 21 Community Realty) almost 10 years ago

That was easy.  Thanks for the tip.  How do you find this stuff?

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) almost 10 years ago

Huh. I'd never heard of "Google Local". I'll have to do this right away. Thanks for the info and the link.

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brad

How are you? I have tried to get aphot or banner on my outside blog and it will not happen. Who can I call for help?

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brad, thanks again for the great post!  I finally decided on a website provider and can't wait to put your tips into action.

Posted by Zilkia Olmeda-Martins, GRI, Realtor, San Antonio Texas Luxury Homes (RE/MAX North - San Antonio) almost 10 years ago

Great tip - I love your posts - but you do create a bit of work for me.

Posted by Ryan Shaughnessy, Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner (PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brad!
See? I just "shows to go ya"...you never know what you don't know until you know it! I went on immediately and signed up both of our offices. I will embellish them as soon as possible!

Posted by Paula Swayne, Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga (Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715) almost 10 years ago

Hello Brad!  I created one of these a couple of weeks back and I am pleased with the outcome thus far. I can see where it has increased traffic through my website which is always a good thing!  Thanks for your posts as always and happy blogging!

Posted by Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com (Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.) almost 10 years ago

Thanks for the reminder. I had registered long back but did not have anyone write reviews.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Great info. I didn't know about Google local. I am off to register now. This is why I love active rain, it keeps me active!

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) almost 10 years ago

Tom - my feelings are hurt that you don't already know who you should call?  C'mon man, get it together!  My number is on my profile page and if it weren't 4 in the morning, I'd be calling you!  :-))

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

Google Local is "the place" to post your business, but in the spot where it says enter your website, this is where I recommend entering in your ActiveBlogs.  This will drive traffic to your Blog, and with the mapped directions to your office, hopefully traffic to your front door. 

Yes, you should register your Blog when you are setting up your offices or businesses.  :-)

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

Thanks for the info....been there and did it...it was so easy

Posted by Keith Pound, Realtor, Auctioneer - Louisville, KY - 502-645-5950 (EXIT REALTY CRUTCHER) almost 10 years ago

Brad,

Thank you for sharing all your tips and advice! You are the best!!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) almost 10 years ago

Excellent tip - Google has so many tools available to help promote your website.  Google is my friend...Google is my friend...!!!

Posted by Chris Duke (Anna's Gourmet Goodies, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Brad great infomation will try to get that done today. Love all the great posts.

Posted by Mike Manns, Jackson Madison Co. Home Inspector (B4 U Close Home Inspections) almost 10 years ago

Brad -- I hadn't heard about this one!  I specialize in a few select neighborhoods, so this is fantabulous. 

Thanks so much for the information -- just yesterday I referred to one of your old posts and it helped me add some fun widgets to m right nav.

Posted by Kerry Lucasse, Your Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant (eXp Realty - Nest Atlanta Team) almost 10 years ago

Thank you for sharing!  I will definitely add myself onto Google's Local Business Center!

Posted by Myrick Tantiado (Alain Pinel Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Another great post Brad.....I love all these tips you keep sharing.

Posted by Shuki Haiminis (Lofts.com) almost 10 years ago

As always, you have very clear and informative posts.  Love the visual illustrations, not just words.  Thanks for keeping us on top of our business opportunities! 

Posted by Connie Goodrich, CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas (Keller Williams Realty) almost 10 years ago

Thanks Brad!!  It was painless and took only a few minutes.  I added a couple of coupons...Free Home Evaluation and a Free FSBO consultation...one never knows! 

Posted by Terri Adams-Scott, Realtor, Walnut Creek CA Real Estate (J. Rockcliff, REALTORS) almost 10 years ago

Terri - you're one sharp cookie!!  I was wondering how many would notice that, I purposely left it out of this post to see who would catch it?  I was waiting for a comment like yours and Karens, Nice!!  :-) 

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

What a great tip; I registered mine. The free coupons and consultation are a great touch; I'm going back and add them.

Posted by Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH (RE/MAX Shoreline) almost 10 years ago

WooHoo!! - I just ran a search on the office and blog I used to create this post on Google Local, and it came up in less that 24 hours.  Sweet!!   (GLG)  Gotta Love Google...

The ActiveRain Mobile Satellite Office

Be sure to check out the video I added, very cool!!

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

As a new member to AR thank you for this information.

Posted by Vanessa V. Simmons, Realtor (Real Living HER) almost 10 years ago
Thanks so much - I'm working on this now!
Posted by Christianne O'Malley, Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno! (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) almost 10 years ago

Thanks, Brad.  I'm on it.  I'll let you know how it all works out.

Posted by Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake (Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho) almost 10 years ago

Brad,

What would we do without you. You just keep pouring it on, with no end in sight. Thanks.

Posted by Esko Kiuru almost 10 years ago

Awesome, thanks, Brad!

Posted by Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!" (Rulnick Realty, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Thanks Brad.  Once again, great useful info.   I just added myself and my company.

Posted by Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent (Re/Max Realty Group) almost 10 years ago

Brad,

Wrote a review for AR.  My favorite network on the WWW!  Hope you will visit my blog about my new website.  I would really like your advice, if you get a moment. 

After all, you were my first.  I'm talking about contact, first Active Rain contact!  A little humor to capture your attention.  I'm learning. ;-)

Judy - I'll be over, I promise.  I have to head out early to Seattle but I'll check you out when I get there.  :-)
BTW - you did get my attention!!  lol~

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

Brad, Thanks to Active Rain, we are all ahead of the curve.  I wonder HOW much money Active Rain has brought to it's members?  Hummm... I may have to write a post and ask just that question!  Now, if I only understood all of this technical stuff, rotfl.

Elizabeth - I have often wondered that myself.  How much $$$$$   I'll be watching for your post... (big smile)

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

Brad, how cool is that, Thank you again!

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 10 years ago

I ran across this a year or so ago & I claimed my name,number,address etc...This does help! and it is simple to do~ PattyLuther

Posted by Patty Luther, Lewiston ID Real Estate, Idaho-Washington (RE/MAX Rock-n-Roll Realty) almost 10 years ago

That was easy. Thanks!

Posted by Terri Visser, CRS - 12 Years Selling Central Oregon Real Estate (Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brad - once in awhile there is something to be said for coming in late to the party - I get the tips on the coupons, etc.  ;-)

Thanks for the reminder to do this on some new things I've been working on.  I had done it on other sites, probably at your prompting some time ago when this was first mentioned.  Your tips do rock!

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) almost 10 years ago

thanks for the great tips especially the google ones

Posted by Randall Sandin, 843-209-9667 - Search for Charleston SC Real Estate (Carolina One Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

As always, great tips, Brad. If only I could keep up with them all! We will definitely check out Google Local. Congrats on your almost one year anniversary, too!

Posted by Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL (RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest) almost 10 years ago

Wow, thank you so much for the helpful information and the thoroughness with which you deliver it.

Posted by Georgia Endiott, Sold on City Living - Working and Living in Saint Louis (PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignature.com) almost 10 years ago

Thanks for the tip - going to do it right now.  deb

Posted by Debbie Kent, FSBO Marketer - GOTOFSBO.com (For Sale By Owner - GOTOFSBO.com) almost 10 years ago

I think that before I check out ANY blog, I should simply go on auto pilot and check yours. I could have saved myself a lot of time just looking at all the wonderful tips you give us. Working on those coupons now.

Thanks again.

Posted by Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA (Alain Pinel) almost 10 years ago

Pacita - just subscribe via my email widget under my photo on the sidebar, and you'll never miss another post.  Always great to hear from you, let me know when you or your office want me to come back out.  Much has changed since I was last there and I'd love to come share and see you all again soon.  :-)

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

Brad - I'd forgotten all about google local when I moved and started my own real estate company. That's first on tomorrow's list. Thanks so much.

Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) almost 10 years ago

Great info Brad. I am off to check it out and see if I am already registered.  It's so great to go back and read the posts I have missed due to the whole freezing computer thing.

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

Thanks for sharing this information with us.  I love this site so much!!!!

Posted by Heather Fitzgerald, REALTOR Greenwood Indiana Real Estate (REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

I just got done doing it, Brad.WOW...I already did this in yahoo local.....

=-)

 

Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) almost 10 years ago

You are so generous.  Thank you sounds so flat when I'm so grateful.  Wish I could give something back for all you do for us.

Posted by Maya Thomas LLC, Broker, Key West FL Historic Old Town Estates, Bungalows (Key West, Key Haven, Geiger, Sugarloaf, Cudjoe, Summerland) almost 10 years ago

Maya - thank you. The best way to give something back is to "Pay It Forward" to another member somehow.  Only you can decide "how" that will be.  I sure appreciate your comment, thanks again.  :-)

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

Just one more reason to the millions of why I love this site.

Posted by Malisa Spivey, My Opinions are Free and I Freely give them. (Key Real Estate Services & Property Management) almost 10 years ago

Thank you Brad! I just registered and it took about 3 minutes.  How cool is that!

Posted by Tiffany L. Young, GRI, CDPE - Broward County Florida Real Estate (Young Real Estate Group) almost 10 years ago

Albert Byrd, Broker, Investor, Partner for RE InvestmentThere seems to be a lot to learn to be proficient at this blogging/marketing. You guys really help a lot and should know how much we "newbies" appreciate it. Thank you.

 

Posted by Albert Byrd (Albert Byrd RE Investment Ft Lauderdale, FL Great Condos Inc) almost 10 years ago

Thanks so much frm another "newbie". There truly is so much to learn for us not so savvy folks out here. All info is appreciated.

Posted by Kim Lenz (EXIT Realty In Touch) over 9 years ago

Very cool. I had no idea that was possible though I had seen it on some of the businesses I call on. Thank you. I'm a newbie to ActiveRain as well.

Posted by Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809 (203kOnLine.com, covering the USA) over 9 years ago

Brad-  Thank you.  It was quick and easy and the best thing of all it was FREE I love those!  I learn something new everyday on Active Rain thanks to people like you.

Posted by Yuri Blanco (RE/MAX Advantage) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad Andersohn.  Thank you so much for the post!  I'm just starting out, and this information is great.  I'm going to google local right now!

Posted by Dana Tapia, Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals (Re/Max of Orange Beach) almost 3 years ago

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