For those of you who wonder about the value of blogging, here on Active Rain, and elsewhere... lemee regale you with a little story.
A few years back, I was contacted by a fellow rainer... she'd read my blogs, and liked what she saw.. so when she had a client relocating to the Chicago area, she called me and set me up as their agent. We looked around a bit, narrowed it down, and I sold them a lovely single family home.
Can't be much easier than that, can it?
Well, this week I got a call from that same rainer. She's not even in the rain anymore. She hasn't posted anything here for several years. But her daughter and son-in-law live in the Chicago area, and are looking to buy... she thought of me. I contacted them, they already had a place in mind, went to the open house, and asked me to write an offer.
We met, wrote up the offer, and it's been submitted. Now we wait.
I haven't even set foot in the property. Assuming that our offer is accepted, I guess it COULD be easier. (update: we did NOT get it)
Active Rain has legs. I get comments on blogs I wrote years ago... (and no...not JUST from those spammers)... and people remember you.
I get far more referrals from other rainers, than I do contacts from the public. But I get some of those too.