Has Active Rain turned into a waste of time?

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Real Estate Agent with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394
http://actvra.in/4Wkk

As I sat here working on my blog, a buyer agent from another company walks in. She looks at my screen and blurts out "So happy to see you wasting time on your computer." Wasting time I reply, I am on Active Rain. "You play your computer games" and that leaves more customers for me" she replies and chuckles. 

 

As I sat here with my mouth part open, hand on head and foot thumping away. Was it worth a comment? As I pondered that, I should say she was coming in to pick up a counter offer from my seller. Now with this attitude, do I want to work with her the next 45 days?

 

SO... as you wonder what my reply was, I kept it brief and cordial. "Active Rain" is a Real Estate platform, where I publish my blog, interact with other agents and attract new customers. "What ever" she replies. "Still a waste of time" as she walks back out the door.

 

Why would I share this some ask? Well Real Estate is a mix of taking care of your current customers and searching for new ones. I have found there is no better way to reach the public that with my blog. I get to share stories, teach, give tips, educate, inform and even entertain some. It also allows me to market my listings to a target audience to attract more buyers. It also reminds those who i do know, what i do and how much I can help them with their NH real estate needs. 

 

 

The most Critical part of Buying or Selling a home is the Agent/Broker you choose.
 

You have a choice of agents. Use your choice to hire the BEST agent in your area.

 

YOU deserve the BEST service when Buying or Selling a home

      

 

LEARN THIS ONE FACT:

 

One should know that

 

All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest Agent or Company. 

 

 

 

It does not take magic to turn your "For Sale" sign into a "Sold" sign. It takes a full time Local Agent who specializes in Listing homes like yours.

 

 To CONTACT Scott Godzyk please call 603.661.2121 or EMAIL: Sctprop@aol.com .

 

 

 

 

About the Author: Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services in Manchester NH. Proud to be locally owned and operated with 30 years of experience, Scott is a leading Agent for Listing and Selling Homes in this area.We are Full Time Agents ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs with an infamous philosophy, which is simple: To provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. 

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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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Scott, I can honestly say, I have never thought AR was a waste of time. It has always taught me, encouraged me and inspired me. 

Sep 29, 2016 10:05 AM #109
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Praful Thakkar
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Scott Godzyk it's the way people look at it! If they don't like what you do to grow your business, they'll be critical about it.

And that's fine - she is leaving clients for you by not blogging, isn't it?

Sep 29, 2016 03:35 PM #110
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Marco Giancola
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All I can say is very "old school"agent. I like how she calls you out for wasting time but she is driving around picking up counter offers in person. Who does that anymore?

Sep 29, 2016 08:43 PM #111
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Michael J. Perry
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Almost the whole real estate world knows that being found online is EVERYTHING these days ! Yet , when they see that it will take Daily Discipline over several years , they immediately reject blogging and continue their search for the Magic Pill !!!

Sep 30, 2016 01:24 AM #112
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Chris Lima
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Who died and made her the VP in charge of your time? Sometimes, all that I can muster is to shake my head and roll my eyes.  Never, have I thought of this page as a waste of time.  I have learned, laughed, cried etc.  Some days it's just nice to see that I am not alone in the situations that we deal with.  Keep on "wasting" time Scott Godzyk!

Sep 30, 2016 07:10 AM #113
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Paul McFadden
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I would argue nothing that a person diligently does is a waste of time including AR.

Sep 30, 2016 07:19 AM #114
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Ginny Gorman
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Good for you Scott Godzyk and my associate so appreciated the referral & hope your nephew is happy...so many agents do not get the message about blogging in their sphere of country...that is fine with me!!

Sep 30, 2016 09:20 AM #115
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BethAnn Long
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Scott, glad you are here.  As Realtors we are inundated with all kinds of things we can do, should do, forgot to do, ect... Blogging is enjoyable,  and ACTIVE RAIN is like being in a big room of people who know exactly how you feel and what you are facing, and it is a wealth of knowledge and experience. 

Sep 30, 2016 10:22 AM #116
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
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So she CAME TO YOUR OFFICE TO PICK UP A COUNTER OFFER? Now that's a waste of time. First she is rude. Second she is a little dumb.

Sep 30, 2016 11:00 AM #117
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

So many people that I've talked to think it's a waste of time too. Not sure how to overcome that. I'm meeting with a lender in the next few weeks and I want to introduce her to blogging. Let's see what she says!

Oct 01, 2016 07:42 AM #118
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Scott!  Waste away... I'm putting my money on YOU!  

Oct 02, 2016 12:41 AM #119
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Theresa Akin
CORPUS CHRISTI REALTY GROUP - Corpus Christi, TX

I'm on the computer alot through the different devices, table and smartphone checking emails and texts and using the various apps to show property. Hardly a waste of time.

Oct 03, 2016 01:55 AM #120
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Paula McDaniel
Real Estate Partners Chattanooga, LLC - Chattanooga, TN
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I have a few blog pages and this one is by far the one that I enjoy the most! Not a waste at all. 

Oct 04, 2016 02:14 AM #121
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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I am new to Active Rain, but am thoroughly enjoying the back and forth from other real estate professionals.  I find the forum very rewarding!

Oct 04, 2016 01:44 PM #122
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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Excellent response!  No need to put any emotion into it - just honesty!

Oct 04, 2016 01:45 PM #123
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
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Scott Godzyk Now if I told you the number of times Sandy has said those encouraging words to me regarding AR...

Oct 12, 2016 11:27 PM #124
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Scott W. Johnson
Marindependent Insurance Services LLC - Mill Valley, CA
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Some people don't understand the value of blogging, SEO, and the like...

Oct 28, 2016 01:42 AM #125
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Sam Shueh
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Blogging from cyberspace is relatively new. Unfortunately many busy realtors wish to talk or call person in person to get leads. If it works for you it is a plus.

No buyers or sellers will go to AR for finding who the best blogger is.

Oct 28, 2016 03:49 AM #126
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I have been told so many times in real estate either you shouldn't do that or why are you wasting time with investors, you can't do that. Success is always the best answer(revenge).

Oct 28, 2016 06:47 AM #127
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Devona Garrigus
Garrigus Real Estate - Redlands, CA
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Closed-minded agents typically go out of business. You have to change with the times and technology, and blogging on AR and reaching out to consumers online is keeping up with the times and technology!

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