Time and time again, I will meet with fellow agents or have a transaction with another agent and I will invite them to join activerain. Many do not join or simply do not find the "value" in blogging. I try to point out how it can help with search engine optimization and how it allows direct connection with the consumer. I explain how the amount of education available and other small "tips" out there in the blogoshere. Perhaps they feel there is no value in "free" or maybe their firm does not allow blogging?
One of my members of my listing team is Tori Lynn Ross of Ross Designs. A few weeks ago we got together and went over a few of the basics on Activerain. I explained how valuable blogging is and how it can be used to help grow your business. The result - she is now blogging regularly and now owns "Google" for "Omaha Home Staging." There is value in blogging, it is fun and a great way to network with other real estate professionals. As with anything there is a learning curve. Be patient with yourself and it is OK to give it a try. Will your first post be perfect - no. Will you learn and will it help you grow - absolutely yes! Meanwhile stop by and say, "Hello" to Tori Ross, Omaha's Premier Home Stager!
David Matney, CRS,GRI
Alliance Real Estate