How do you blog

By
Real Estate Agent with Andrew Rosenblatt Realty

I really am getting re-interested in Active Rain and bloggin and hopefully setting up referrals...

 

So my question to ost of you is this...

How do you Blog?

 

thanks,

Andrew Rosenblatt

www.RosenblattFinancial.com

Comments (15)

William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hello Andrew Rosenblatt, Save for about a minimum of 20 more words, you just did blog. At least to get credit for writing a post with our AR ( ActiveRain) point system. You had a good thought in asking that question but if you detailed it just a little bit more, I would say that was a good blog. Not to mention that it is an excellent question. I think my response to you was longer than than your post, LOL.

I wrote all that and didn't even answer your question clearly. Think of it as a web journal about your real estate practice for real estate in Las Vegas. Think of what Las Vegas Buyers or Sellers of Las Vegas Real Estate might like to know and then answer it before they ask. A bit simple but I promise it will work well if you add good tags.

My Tags were: Andrew Rosenblatt, ActiveRain, Las Vegas Real Estate Blog, Las Vegas Real Estate, Las Vegas Buyers, Las Vegas. Those words to be associated with you will have to become yours by using them in the articles you write.

May 15, 2009 12:06 PM
Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552

Andrew, write about the things that interest you and the things you know.  You will develop relationships over time.

May 15, 2009 12:09 PM
Brian Brumpton
Keller Williams Boise - Boise, ID
Boise Idaho Real Estate

Andrew,

Search AR for tips.  There's a ton of information here on the very question you asked.  Keep it consistent and be persistent it takes time to develop a good blog.

May 15, 2009 12:34 PM
Andrew Rosenblatt
Andrew Rosenblatt Realty - Tarzana, CA
Local Expert Real Estate Broker

Thank you both so much for your kind and helpful hints!!!  I will definitely write much more in my blogs and be 100% mindful of what people would like to hear or know...I knew from the very start I required some advice on how to appropriately write a blog.  I am new to this, but some would say I'm an expert in mortgage lending as such I had before the crash and now will be back to rein over my prospeective areas and refer as much business out as possible...

More Advice will be greatly appreciated and helpful and would like to have someone to refer all types of business to in all states covering all areas of Real Estate & Home Mortgages..

Thanks again and William, I will use those tags next time...

Andrew Rosenblatt

www.RosenblattFinancial.com

May 15, 2009 12:40 PM
Peggy Edwards
Future Home Realty - Westchase, FL
REALTOR - Green Designation, e-PRO, Tampa Bay, FL

Hi Andrew,

My only advice is to know your audience.  Who are you writing to?  Potential customers? ActiveRainers?  Just keep the audience in mind when you write.  Good luck!

May 15, 2009 12:42 PM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

My buyers/sellers LOVE my market reports.  The thing is (as Peggy mentioned,) find your audience, write to your audience, be one with your audience.  Close your eyes and imagine the niche or market you want to attract and then run with it ;)

Has anyone ever told you that you look like Matt Damon? (I am sure they have!)

May 15, 2009 01:45 PM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

Oh and I highly recommend that you connect your blog to twitter and then send your twitter feeds into facebook if you have a sizeable database in facebook w/ sphere.  I am getting one new escrow every month from my sphere from the above strategy!

May 15, 2009 01:47 PM
George & Arlene Paukert
Road to Wealth, Inc. - West Palm Beach, FL

Blogging for some it is as simple as taking your thoughts and putting them down for the world to see. For others it is only answers to questions their clients have and and some only put their listings on line with thei blog.

Basically a blog can be as simple as reporting the score of a game or it can be as overwhelemig as a speach in front of 100 stranges. You make it what every you want it to be and be yourself.

May 16, 2009 12:06 AM
William Spells
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY HOOVER - Birmingham, AL

Andrew, that was a great question. I am sort of new to this blogging stuff and joined this group so that I could ask the same exact question. I also want to thank everyone who answered because it cleared up some things for me as well.

May 16, 2009 03:07 AM
Keith & Shannon French
www.KeithandShannonFrench.com - Catonsville, MD
Baltimore's Best for Rent To Own Homes

Just joined AR myself and am finding these blogs very helpful.

Renee...you said "I highly recommend that you connect your blog to twitter and then send your twitter feeds into facebook if you have a sizeable database in facebook w/ sphere.  I am getting one new escrow every month from my sphere from the above strategy!"

I'm just building my Twitter & Facebook accounts, but this is the first I've heard of "facebook w/sphere".  What is sphere?  Are you just referring to your built-up network of friends/followers for those sites?  Thanks!

May 16, 2009 07:24 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

Sphere of Influence to me means people that I know IRL (In Real Life) and that I have actual relationships with IRL.

May 17, 2009 01:08 PM
Matt Listro
National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro - Vernon, CT
Your Credit Repair Expert

Hi Andrew: My advice is to blog in 3 parts.  33% of your posts should be about your area and market, 33% about your area of expertise, and 33% lighthearted posts about anything that comes into your head.

:)

May 17, 2009 05:25 PM
Tere Rottink
CoastalVa Realty Inc - Virginia Beach, VA

Matt,

Like you I was clueless  when I joined AR.  If you read my first blog, you will see.

I agree with all the comments above.  Matt's formula is great, and I would add to that the 20% of personal stuff. Things you do, who you are.  This is for people who are looking for an agent to do business with.  Do as many Non-member blogs as you can.  Comment at least the 10 minimum comments that will give you points per day, and that will help you rack up points.  Comments also give you google juice.   Like Peggy says know your audience, if you want listings write information that will be of interest for people trying to sell a home.  I have heard contradictory advice on the market reports, so next I will go check out Renne's blog, as she says she gets great response for them.  Mine do just ok.  Make sure that all your links take people back to your website where you have a good capture system. I am redoing my website thanks to all the information that I have read in AR.

In a post I complained on not getting referrals from AR, and I got alot of feed back and even some personal emails.  What I learned from that is that some people who have been here for over a year have never had a referral, but they great local business, and others get both.  I have started to make my blog more local, and my intention is to  become the local expert for my city.  There is so much more for me to learn yet, that I read posts on my areas of interest on a daily basis.  And last, I look at my statistics and see what posts get the most traffic, that way I can target better what I will write about next.

May 18, 2009 12:10 AM
c m
Colorado Springs, CO

All great advice, above, but most importantly, dive in!  Get started, there is lots of encouragement here in AR!  You will develop friendships, people you always want to read, people who will always read you!

May 18, 2009 01:49 AM
Andrew Rosenblatt
Andrew Rosenblatt Realty - Tarzana, CA
Local Expert Real Estate Broker

All great ideas and techniques to learn how to write a blog...Thank you so much all of my co-workers...

 

More ideas anyone?

May 18, 2009 09:08 AM