Active Rain is About Building Relationships through Blogging!!! I think of a relationship as being between two or more people. When I write a blog post - especially on Active Rain - I know I have an audience including other real estate professionals, buyers, sellers, or just blog readers.
Yesterday, I received a call from an agent that I knew six plus year's ago. He noticed that I had started my own company, and had lately been wondering why he was writing a check to the brokerage for whom he worked. He was thinking about going out on his own. I gave him an overview of my experience, filing an LLC, etc., etc., and then asked him. Do you post on Active Rain? He responded that he did. He then went on to say that he had a blog, a website, etc., and it sounded like he was on his way.
Later on - I checked on Active Rain for his name and his blogging since I'd not seen any of his posts, and as you all know, I'm here a LOT!! I thought I'd comment to one of his posts and welcome him to Active Rain! Yes, he had blogged a few times sporadically over the past two years, and received "maybe" five comments to his blogs - total. I looked to see if he had responded to the comments - he had not. He only had 25 points for commenting elsewhere.
My opinion and observation: he had not put in the time and effort involved in developing relationships with his readers.
Sheldon Neal, Randy Hooker, and Lisa Udy who only recently joined Active Rain in comparison to many of us have jumped on board, started to post blogs and to comment and to reciprocate, and communicate with other bloggers - and consequently rise to the top!! They are prime examples of those who are building relationships with their readers and potential clients. We all know that cream rises to the top... There are others here on the Rain - too many to mention - but I think I make my point.
I get a sense of who the person is when I read their blog. Are they knowledgeable? Are they really "saying" anything to me? Are they playful (that's important to me - but not a requirement necessarily, but since I am – you get the idea)? Do I "get" them? Do they "get" me? Since I'm an "out there" kinda gal....well, I kinda relate to those that are as well. I don't take myself too seriously, and LOVE to blog on Active Rain! I've learned HOW on Active Rain as well meeting fabulous individuals who I consider to be friends!
Are they someone with whom I feel "connected" in "some" way?
Connecting with someone who will be your real estate professional is HUGE!
As we Rainers connect with each other, then our buyer and seller readers, as well as those looking for a referral will know and see who we are. -- bringing us full circle....
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate. Call me at: 480.216-3334 for information on purchasing or selling a home in Mesa, Arizona or surrounding towns. OR email me: Teri@TeriEllis.com. Feel free to visit one of my websites: HomesAzRE.com, ServingMesaArizona, MoveToMesaAz.com or MoveToSunnyAz.com. Or stop by my blogs at: MesaAzRealEstateVoice; or Phoenix Valley Real Estate Blog