Well, that wasn’t the results I was expecting!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024

On Friday evening I wrote a post, “Why and how I think the $8,000 tax credit could be better spent. This post came about because of a footer that I was putting on a post that I put up tonight called, “Beaverton First Time Home Buyers can realize a $8,000 tax credit if they buy before December 1, 2009

Now, when I wrote that, I certainly didn’t expect to get it featured. It was just my opinion that I wanted to put as a footer… that turned into a post of all its own by the time I was down with it.

But, here is what happened on Saturday that I didn’t expect from that article. I got many comments from agents saying how they loved the “1st time home buyer credit” as it was getting people off the fence and buying. I wasn’t getting this from my buyers, I wasn’t sure why, but I wasn’t.

Then I posted that article last night and “BAM!” I got thirteen leads in one day for first time home buyers because of that post. Thirteen off an idea that was saying it was a bad idea and that I thought it should change.

Now, I specialize in first time home buyers, and first time buyer properties, but I guess I wasn’t telling them enough about the $8,000 tax credit, because it was like I opened the flood gates once I mentioned that I thought it should go away.

So, sometimes, even when you write something for one reason, it can benefit you in others. So if you have an idea for a post, even if you don’t think it is intended for the public, post it and you may see some amazing results from it as well.
 



Todd Clark - Broker / Sales Coach
Palazzo Realty Group
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)622-8739



©2009 Todd Clark - Well, that wasn’t the results I was expecting!

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Richard - Dang, I was hoping it was the power of the message.

Paul - Never thought about that, but if that is it, I'll be happy with that.

Apr 09, 2009 09:56 PM #70
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Patricia - Looks like it will, had my first of those 13 pre-approved today.

Lane - I was amazed at such a negative post getting so much response.

Apr 09, 2009 09:57 PM #71
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Tom - I'm working on it!

Rebecca - Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed and I hope it does even as half as good for you!

Apr 09, 2009 09:59 PM #72
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Maggie - I don't know what I'm doing differently, but I'm glad I'm reaching people including customers.

Vickie - Good luck and I hope it works for you!

Apr 09, 2009 10:00 PM #73
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Vickie - I have never done a re-blog either, but I'm grateful that you thought my article was good enough to be your first.

Robin - I was told that when I first started in the business, but I thought it was for bad and not for good.

Apr 09, 2009 10:02 PM #74
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Fran - What is luck?

Nicky - I sent you an e-mail with a link to the program I use.

Apr 10, 2009 09:35 PM #75
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Eric - Thank you, it means a lot to me that someone outside the field that specializes in article writing was impressive to you!

Mark - I do enjoy everyday I wake up on this side of the dirt!

Apr 10, 2009 09:38 PM #76
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Amber - That is what I thought to, I had a hard time getting back in touch with them all.

Larry - I don't know what people were reading, but I have to figure out how to duplicate it!

Apr 10, 2009 09:39 PM #77
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Sandra - But, this was telling them that I thought they shouldn't have it available to them.

Jean - I'm up to three pre-approved now and I'm taking two of them out tomorrow!

Apr 10, 2009 09:41 PM #78
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Chris - I've had great results from Activerain over the past two years, but nothing like this!

Christine - That certainly was what this caused and I guess it got buyers to move as well!

Apr 10, 2009 09:43 PM #79
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Katerina - I promise it wasn't intentional. (ROFL)

Jason - If I could just figure out what the trigger point was to get them to call, I would love to repeat it.

Apr 10, 2009 09:44 PM #80
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Harrison - I'll keep sharing as long as you keep learning!

Kerry - Still 3 is pretty darn good. I would have been happy with one, but 13 really made my day.

Apr 10, 2009 09:48 PM #81
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Sabrina - Make your own, don't use others! If you make your own stats, it will be different and Google won't see it as a copy and paste.

Venancio - I think Liz wants me to move to where she is and I'm not ready to do that. (LOL)

Apr 10, 2009 09:50 PM #82
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Lonn - If this is how it works then I have a new way of thinking.  Swedish bikini team, Swedish bikini team, Swedish bikini team!

Laura - I did get the most re-blogs I have ever received on this one!

Apr 12, 2009 11:33 PM #83
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Yvette or Dennis - Promise not hard to find my posts, I only have a few out there. (LOL)

Bruce or Mary - I was happy, especially when it was just an idea post, not a targeted post.

Apr 12, 2009 11:36 PM #84
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Bettina - No, I guess you don't!

Jeannette - I still dislike that phrase... I like being calculated and knowing what is about to happen.

Apr 12, 2009 11:37 PM #85
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Norma - Yes, we are very different over here... I'm not sure if that is a good thing or not yet... Jury is still out.

Christine - I wouldn't, that is just asking for trouble.

Apr 12, 2009 11:38 PM #86
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Bruce - Ok, that sounds better than "Expect the Unexpected" I don't why because it means the same thing!

Winston - Good, can't wait to see how many leads you get from them.

Apr 12, 2009 11:38 PM #87
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Mark - I didn't think that article did that, but who am I argue with those results.

Mike - Thanks and thanks for the platform that help me get them!

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Roland - That was just that first day, I think it was 8 the next day.

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