Too busy to blog? Try this little trick...

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Intero Real Estate CA BRE #01191946

We all hit that point where time is so short we can't take the time to sit down and write something.  Perhaps we just need to put something out there so our readers know we're still writing.  Here's a tip:  Just talk about why you're so busy!  People like to know you're busy and they'll be curious about what's got you losing sleep at night.

Right now I'm busy with...

  • A new listing in Menlo Park
  • An offer one of my vacant lot lsitings in Los Altos Hills
  • A pre-emptive offer (just got accepted!)
  • A buyer with urgency
  • A commercial lease

The most interesting thing out of all that stuff that makes me too busy to blog is the pre-emptive offer.  I've had to educate my buyer on the success with getting into one of our really tight local markets.  Instead of competing against 30+ offers (which is what would have happened) I was able to get him to make an offer at the market rate while avoiding the stress of a multiple offer situation.  The seller gets their price and my client gets less stress.  It's a win-win!  BLOGGING IDEA:  See, I'm writing about working on an offer

My listing in Menlo Park is also exciting as it's in an area with high demand and low inventory.  The broker tour had a lot of people attend which bodes well for a successful open house.  BLOGGING IDEA:  So here I am writing about being in the middle of Facebook Territory with a listing that will hopefully sell after the first weekend on the market!

The old saying in professional writing is "Write what you know".  So, write about what's keeping you too busy and people will indeed find it interesting.



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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Great blog UPdate Bryan....I'm busy blogging about my NEW rental listings and how I am getting them ready to RENT!  Busy is as busy does!


May 16, 2012 12:43 AM #1
David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Nice blogging idea - it caught my attention. May right a blog about reading your blog!!

May 16, 2012 01:04 AM #2
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Excellent suggestions and excellent points Bryan............write about your every day stuff.  Cool!

May 16, 2012 01:11 AM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bryan- I think this is excellent info to put out to not only Newbies but any of us who sometimes feel as if we don't have time to blog or our minds get in a rut.  Glad to see that you're busy!

May 16, 2012 01:49 AM #4
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Sometimes it can be hard to get a blog out... but it helps keep things fresh.

May 16, 2012 02:03 AM #5
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

Sometimes I use a response to an email question and use it as a post. . there is always something to write about on the go. .

May 16, 2012 03:14 AM #6
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

You got it Bryan write about what you know and what's going on. We could be making lists all day long on that!

May 16, 2012 04:00 AM #7
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease


Definitely challenging finding time to write. Great suggestions!  It's amazing how the market has done a u-turn.

All the best, Michelle

May 16, 2012 04:32 AM #8
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Bryan, The posts drawn from "happening right now" experiences flow the easiest for me.  A quote by a buyer or seller may be all that is needed to trigger a post.

May 16, 2012 04:34 AM #9
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Bryan -

You're right writing about what we know works best.  I think we're all staying busy with real estate clients!  I say thank you and bring it on!

May 16, 2012 05:11 AM #10
Andrew Capelli
Hill Elementary - Troy, MI

Bryan: Nice post with useful tips- For me, lately when I get stuck I like to write about events I've attended and pass on something I've observed or learned.  Thanks for sharing!

May 16, 2012 05:13 AM #11
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Bryan - Great suggestion, I'm going to put it to work right now!

May 16, 2012 05:44 AM #12
Linda Urbick
RealtyOne Group - San Ramon, CA
Selling San Ramon Valley - 925-786-5132

Bryan - that certainly makes it easier to come up with something to write about.

May 16, 2012 05:59 AM #13
Karen Feltman
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Lepic-Kroeger REALTORS - Cedar Rapids, IA
Relocation Specialist

I put blogging onto the to do list, but it is usually one of the last things I do.  I should put it higher on the priority list.  Thank you for sharing your tip, it is easier to write about what is going on!

May 16, 2012 06:26 AM #14
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

Great idea, Bryan.  Actualy, if we weren't busy we would have nothing to write about.  Hmmm.

May 16, 2012 09:57 AM #15
John M. Scott
BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties - San Francisco, CA
Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area

Bryan, I know you're right, Everyday things are the easiest to write about. Right now I'm working with 3 different buyers, in three different areas. Keeps me pretty busy, especially with the lack of available homes on market.

May 16, 2012 12:39 PM #16
Caprice Couselle Realtor Morristown Homes For Sale
Keller Williams Realty - Morristown, NJ
First Time Home Buyers,Relocation,Horse Farms

Bryan, You are absolutely right. When you are extremely busy ,usually very interesting things are happening. Blogging is one way to share and maybe even get some workable solutions to your current challenges. Caprice

May 16, 2012 06:33 PM #17
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Writing blogs like that would at least getyour thought in order, like a game plan... nice two tasks one time segment...

May 16, 2012 10:47 PM #18
Marilyn Boudreaux
Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s - Lake Charles, LA
Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor

good tip Bryan, I have been absent from commenting and posting as regularly as I should and am used to because I am so busy!!  I have just been doing some Instagram posts in the meantime but need to get back to basics and blog and video

May 18, 2012 02:44 PM #19
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