Best Profiles on Activerain? What Are Your Favorites?

love the rainI am trying to show some examples of BEST Practices in 2011... and I've ALWAYS thought that having a well written Profile (resume in some places) is the KEY to your online presence.

I can't tell you HOW MANY PEOPLE I've pointed to Jeff Dowler's Profile.  When you read it... you know exactly what his next 30 or 40 blog posts need to be about.  You know he's going to write about his area, about what that "life style" is like, and you know WHY all of those designations are important!  I love his profile (like the way he writes too).  I like Renee Burrows profile for the same reason.

I also point people to Amy Hahn's Profile and Ruth Marie Hick's profile (who knew she was a scientist?)... and others who might not be well known like Mark Stornetta, and Ginny Gorman (love her shiny red shoes!)

There are a TON Of people who still have the ORIGINAL Activerain information on their Profiles... I STRONGLY suggest that if you're reading this - you take a minute to be sure you're not one of them!!

Activerain NOT best Practices

So, as you are looking around the Rain in the next few days - could you leave me a link to the PROFILEs you think are great, and maybe tell me what you liked about them? I'm going to re-work mine too... so I appreciate everyone's suggestions!

Happy New Year!

Comment balloon 14 commentsEleanor Thorne • December 26 2010 11:44AM


Writing profiles is one of my weaknesses. I get bored with it. I'm going to check out the ones you've linked to, maybe I'll get inspired!

Posted by Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder (The DiGiorgio Group) about 9 years ago

There are lots of great ones.  Lenn Harley has the best geographical one.  A few seconds on her profile & you know definately where & what's available in her area.  Renee's is good because you can search by particular towns which I want to add.  Cindy from Indy just redid her's & I think she did a great job.  Not many people add enough graphics or color I think.  Just lines & lines of type makes for a boring read.

I personally like mine.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) about 9 years ago

Wow.  Thanks for pointing me to Jeff's profile.  It is very impressive and gave me more than a couple of ideas.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 9 years ago

Thanks for the heads up guys!  I agree Lenn and Cindy from Indy have both done a great job!  It's HARD... and straight keyword text does not give anyone any clue about who you are!

Posted by Eleanor Thorne, Equity Resources 919-649-5058 (Equity Resources) about 9 years ago

There are some really great profiles on here. Thanks for sharing Eleanor. Working on mine with a looong way to go.

Posted by Deborah Bly, RE/MAX Realtor (RE/MAX Space Center) about 9 years ago

Personally, I kind of like Crazy Shark Dude's :)

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) about 9 years ago

What a nice compliment! I am honored that you think it worthy of others' review. I think there is a great numch of profiles here, and then some that are, sadly, pretty disappointing since they have little there to entice readers.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) about 9 years ago

Thanks for such a compliment...Now, I need to run over and update my profile (a few of my things are not current).  There are so many wonderful folks here and so many wonderful profiles, it is a true honor to be mentioned in your post! 

Hope you are staying warm this winter (it's been a cold one for all of us) and Thanks Again!

Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) about 9 years ago

Thanks for posting this, gave me some great ideas. Thought mine covered it all but not nearly as colorful or graphic... in a good way that is! ;-)

Posted by Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer (Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing) about 9 years ago

Thanks! you inspired me to be more creative with my Profile!

Posted by Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer (Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing) about 9 years ago

Tammy!  Nice job! 

Posted by Joshua Harley, CEO, Tech Geek, Innovator, Disruptor, US Marine (Fathom Realty) about 9 years ago

It's always a good idea to brush up with new links and info on your profiles once or twice a year!  Always spend several hours on it when I do!

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) about 9 years ago

Eleanor, you hit some of my very favorite people!  You're so right about updating profiles.  I'm off to do just that... 

Here's to a fabulous New Year my friend!  May it exceed your wildest wishes!

Here's to a fabulous New Year!

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) about 9 years ago

At the risk of being a downer... When you update your profile, you could lose Activerain profile points.  'Seems completely contradictory to me, but it can happen even if you go back in to correct a typo or add new testimonials. Be sure to take note of your profile points before and after the improvements, and contact if you lose some.  They will probably give you bonus points equal to the amount lost during your edit.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) about 9 years ago