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RE/MAX Reads My Active Rain Blog

Just another sign that you never know who is reading your blog.

Apparently some of the powers that be at RE/MAX are reading mine -- right here on Active Rain.

Yesterday morning, I was surprised and pleased when I got an e-mail from my broker (and from several other people in my brokerage) congratulating me on appearing in the RE/MAX Mid-Atlantic July 2008 Newsletter.

Wow!  I had no idea.  Nobody contacted me for the article.  That's right.  I had no idea.

Here's the article:

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

They even included a link to my Active Rain post Racing for the Cure with RE/MAX.

Here's the front page of the newsletter:

RE/MAX July Newsletter

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Comment balloon 32 commentsBrian Block • July 10 2008 06:49AM


Blogging brings untold benefits....nice that you "got told"'s like our own personal AR motto..."it's the best thing we never paid for".....

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 10 years ago

I've emailed RE/MAX before about why they were paying NO attention whatsover to the blogging world and the fact that quite a few RE/MAX agents were participating.


I never heard back from them.  Not even an automated "we received your email" message.


Guess who gave up contacting them? 


Brian, I am thrilled that you were able to get their attention.  Keep it up!

Posted by Kris Wales, Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI (Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center) about 10 years ago

So, they took your photo without asking you...where is Lenn Harley??

Seriously, glad for the exposure and it's nice to be noticed for doing a great job!! Go Brian!!

It' true - you NEVER know who is reading...

Posted by Dawn Maloney, 330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio (RE/MAX Haven - Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist) about 10 years ago


Nice job...I wouldn't know if they ever posted anything I wrote but hey who knows!

Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Good for you!!! Making waves!

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

Brian, it's always good to get some recognition from the powers to be. Your blog was noteworthy and for a good cause. Blogging can give you exposure where you least expect it. Way to go!

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA about 10 years ago

Awesome stuff Brian...just goes to show, ya never know who might find you!  

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

Some surprises are pleasant indeed!  Nice job.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) about 10 years ago

Very nicely done.  Blogging can do soooo much more than any of us can guess....

Posted by Greg Fox, Techy Broker in Wichita Kansas (Realty World Wichita) about 10 years ago

Re/Max is like Big Brother............... everywhere.   Congrats on the great press!!

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

Congrats!  They featured me last month on Mainstreet from a Blog I wrote.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) about 10 years ago

Very cool !  That is a great success story.  We just started our blog and are really starting to get into it.

Posted by Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access) about 10 years ago

Brian that is excellent. A nice little bit of PR for you and you didn't even know it :)

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

The power of the blog continues to amaze me

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 10 years ago

Brian, that is awesome! Good for you and well deserved. You NEVER know who is ready about you so congrats!

Posted by LaNita Cates (REMAX of Joliet) about 10 years ago

They are watching us.... they are everywhere....  Lurking around the net --- I love it!


Posted by James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes, When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move (Real Living | At Home) about 10 years ago

Brian, I like that information about you got picked up and you got wider exposure. Good for you.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 10 years ago

EVERYONE:  Thanks for your comments and congratulations.  This was very cool and totally unexpected!

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


Congrat's.  It is nice to be noticed and given the credit that you deserved.

Posted by Laura Forty-Garcia, Your Central Florida Connection to Real Estate (RE/MAX CENTRAL REALTY - GRI, CDPE, SFR, CREO) about 10 years ago


Congrat's.  It is nice to be noticed and given the credit that you deserved.

Posted by Laura Forty-Garcia, Your Central Florida Connection to Real Estate (RE/MAX CENTRAL REALTY - GRI, CDPE, SFR, CREO) about 10 years ago

Congratulations . You never know who is reading your blogs. Good luck.

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

That is great!  It is definitely helping you stand out from the other realtors! 

Posted by n d (Naoma Doriguzzi) about 10 years ago

Brian - Congratulations! That is so cool! Shows that all your hard work pays off!!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 10 years ago

Brian, Congratulations!  I love how blogging levels the playing field and how it gives a voice to the little guy.

Posted by David Matney, Omaha, NE Real Estate | Omaha, NE Homes For Sale (BHHS - Ambassador Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Brian - You are 100% right they are reading.  Wonder if we will see mention of your Makeover to Takeover in the RE/MAX Times soon....

Posted by Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate (Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers) almost 10 years ago

congrats - funny that they never contacted you... copywrite? ummm they should know better :o)

Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) almost 10 years ago

Congratulations and keep up the good work...looks like ReMax is helping you set up a great referral base of other ReMax agents!

Posted by Palm Properties (Palm Properties) almost 10 years ago

Wow...That is awesome. Got to love RE/MAX!

Posted by Billie Chubb (Chubb Realty Group) almost 10 years ago

Congrats on your surprise!  Gosh we don't have such a nice newsletter for my region of Northern Illinois - we have a balloon?  Just kidding!

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) almost 10 years ago

Congratulations for the well deserved recognition.  Remax understands the power of the net!

Posted by Debbie Summers (Charles Rutenberg Realty ) almost 10 years ago

hey dude you need to change your photo for the one on this particular post....I won't get into a why and whatfor......but.....for reasons of a more challenging nature I'm going to do a post Profile Photos........

Off topic sorry - how exciting to get picked up by remax.......was it on mainstreet?  you've officially been published!  :-)

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor almost 10 years ago

Brian, congratulations!  RE/MAX is watching.  Don't be surprised if they call you up and want you to do a speaking tour.  Ever been to Branson Missouri?

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions) almost 10 years ago