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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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I really loved Darren Rowse's (ProBlogger.net) recent post entitled "What Thomas Edison Can Teach You About Blogging", in which he recounts 11 notable Edison quotes that can inspire blogging success. With potential influence in many different areas of life, these sayings got me thinking about how they could be applied to Real Estate and marketing one's business or oneself (which is my area of interest and, coincidentally, my profession). So I've decided to write a short series on the top 5 Edison quotes that I think can help professionals market themselves, their listings, and their business.
The quotes that Rowse referenced are quite inspiring in and of themselves, but even moreso because of the person who originally said them. Thomas Edison overcame arguably the toughest kind of adversity; people telling him that he could never do what he set out to do. In addition, he failed several times in all of his ventures before ever producing something that was popularly accepted. The harsh combination of nay-sayers and actual failures should have crushed him - but it did not. One of my favorite Edison quotes really exposes his persistent spirit and unwillingness to give up or give in:
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
What a great perspective - so simple, and still, so profound. This quote will be the topic of my first post in the mini-series entitled, "The Difference Between Permanent Failure and a Bump in the Road."
I will be discussing the tools that are offered at ClassifiedFlyerAds.com, as well as basic inspiration, that can motivate and help real estate professionals think outside the box and try new things. I'm excited to get going, and the first post will be this Friday, with the rest following each Friday for the next 5 weeks. Hope to talk to you there!
I work in marketing and communications for ClassifiedFlyerAds.com, focusing on tools and internet technology for real estate professionals. Our most popular tools offer competitive search engine placement and online listing distribution to over 30 real estate directories. We also offer blog profile syndication, widgets, and virtual tours - free to all subscribed members.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.