Enhancing my Existing Business with my Blog!

Real Estate Agent with Pine Knoll Shores Realty NCRE# 242843

Amy Hahn

Enhancing my Existing Business by reaching out to clients, Past, Present & Future, through my blog!

Since becoming an active blogger on Activerain, I have been posting my blogs everywhere I can think of .  Of course, if it weren't for Activerain, I would not know how add my blog everywhere. My email signature contains a link to my blog, I’ve added my blog to my business cards, website and newsletter.  Sometimes I use my blogs IN my newsletter. Believe it or not,  I still send out an old fashioned newsletter to everyone in my neighborhood!  It still works for me!

Amy Hahn




I post a lot of blogs regarding special events in our area.  I then,  add them into an email that goes out to all of my clients…Past, Present and Future.  They all appreciate the update on what's happening in the area.


I also write a lot of blogs about special days or holidays.  Those also get added into an email and sent to my email database of clients... Past, Present & future.  What better way to say Happy Earth Day than with a blog post titled “ It Ain't Easy being Green, or is it”?  Packed with ideas about living green and saving money at the same time.  It’s also a great way to say, "Hey, I haven’t forgotten about you".


Amy Hahn


My blog is linked to my facebook profile, my twitter profile, my linkedin profile, and my naymz profile.  As soon as I figure out the procedure, it will be linked to my amazon profile. A lot of my clients, past present & future are friends or contacts on all of my profiles so it is a very easy way to remind them that I am here.  I get a lot of replies from my blog posts on Facebook.


My most recent way of reaching out to clients is through a series of Localism Posts I wrote about specific communities in my area (Thank You Bob Stewart).  Now, on the home page of our website, you will see a link to relocation information.  That link takes you to my blog.  In regards to buyers that haven’t quite made up their minds…They are receiving my new Localism Blog Series of Communities in the Area via email, in hopes of helping them decide which neighborhood is right for them.

Amy Hahn


I have also used the skills I have learned from other bloggers to enhance my website, marketing tools, etc.  I can't wait to learn more from my friends here on Activerain as I know they have some amazing ways of using their blogs to enhance their exhisting business. 


Amy Hahn





Inspired by a challenge from Bob Stewart: Using Your Blog To Enhance Existing Relationships



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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Very good job. . .seems that you have the right method to use AR on your community .. congrats

Oct 29, 2009 10:26 PM #1
Dick and Dixie Sells
Sells Real Estate, LLC - Trinity, FL
Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale

Excellent ideas- I too have written about our communities and love seeing how others use them. Thanks for some additional ways!


Oct 29, 2009 10:27 PM #2
Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

There are so many ways we can use blogs to enhance our business and our skills. This is a great example of how to do both!

Oct 29, 2009 10:35 PM #3
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (800) 591-6121

Sounds like you've got it going on with your blog.

I've also recently started to promote my blog more with existing clients and prospects.

Oct 29, 2009 10:36 PM #4
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate


Looks like you are doing a great job of utilizing your skills and using your blog to enhance your business. Congrats on a good post!

Oct 29, 2009 10:59 PM #5
Dennis Puckett
Adams,Cameron & Co. - Deland, FL

Good post. The more presence we have the better.. 

Oct 29, 2009 11:02 PM #6
The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville - Lansdale, PA


You have obviously learned a lot and are using your blogging skills to the max.  This is a great post from which I learned a few very useable, helpful tips.

I think you should win the contest.

- Scott

Oct 29, 2009 11:38 PM #7
Craig Richardson
National Realty - McLean, VA

Wow, thanks!  A lot of great tips for enhancing the coverage of your blog.  I'm going to start implenting.

Oct 29, 2009 11:49 PM #8
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

It's amazing to watch, not only the evolution of ActiveRain, but the evolution of everyone's blog posts. Yours have come so far Amy! Beautiful job! I know my first posts were so lame and visually unappealing that even I wouldn't read them!

Oct 30, 2009 12:35 AM #9
Chris Minion
O'Brien Realty - Lexington Park, MD

Hello Amy,

Great post on how you utilize your AR!  Terrfic job!  Thank you for sharing!  Have a great weekend!



Oct 30, 2009 12:42 AM #10
Marian Goetzinger
Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000 - Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Crystal Coast Real Estate NC

Amy,  Just when I think I'm evolving you do something like this that shows me how much farther I need to grow.  Great job. Maybe in about 10 years I'll catch up.

Oct 30, 2009 01:07 AM #11
Nevin Williams
Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Mortgage Pro

Amy - Nice work.  Your blog inspired me to get off of my a#$ and link my FB, Linked in to my blog.  I'll get working on it now.  Soon, you Craig Rutman and I will rule the state!  LOL

Oct 30, 2009 01:20 AM #12
Kathryn Gorham
Green Key Realty - Emerald Isle, NC
Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast

Amy, Good post. Love all the interlinking with other social networking. However the best one that I am going to steal mimick - is your links to communities on your website. Duh! I missed that obvious one - thanks for the idea.

P.S. -- I'll be looking for your little black box soon.

Oct 30, 2009 01:22 AM #13
Gerry Michaels
Glasswork Media Arts - Gettysburg, PA
GettysburgGerry Social Meida

great info and post Amy. thanks i will get on it today

Oct 30, 2009 01:25 AM #14
Paula Stadiem
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Pine Knoll Shores, NC

You are awesome.  Specially when you stoop so low as to help me.  I just have not been able to get totally immersed as you, Marian Goetzinger and Kathryn Gorham.

Oct 30, 2009 02:05 AM #15
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,


Hi Amy:

Great job on your blog!

Wonderful ideas and examples that you've shared here.

Well done!!!

Oct 30, 2009 02:48 AM #16
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