Newbies, Find Your Umbrella, 'Cause It's Gonna Rain on You!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Charlemagne International Properties BRE# 01147470

How well I remember those first few months when I was a novice blogger.  It requires a leap of faith to post regularly when your comments are few and consumer contacts are but a glint in your hopeful eyes.

I spoke a with new member who joined in July.  She told me she is not getting many hits.  I'm sure a smile crossed my face when she told me she just added the fourth post to her blog.  Remember, it takes time to build a great blog.  Sometimes we get lucky and receive a call from a consumer on our first post, but a body of pertinent content will encourage consumers to return time after time.  Give them something of value and they will be back!

As I approach my 600th post my best advice is to post often (fresh and current content is important), keep it interesting with a variety of topics and every once in awhile go back and read through your blog--you may discover ways to improve it as you become more experienced in the art of blogging. Kids in the rain


My parting advice is to build a blog that defines your professionalism, dedication and expertise. This allows prospective clients to get acquainted with your brand and how you conduct your real estate business.  It may not be a downpour, but business is sure to follow.


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Eric Bracht
Bracht Realty Group - Boise, ID
Idaho Luxury Home Sales


Great advice, thank you. I've been on AR less than a month. I like the points system and contest here on AR. They keep me motivated to get in the blogging habit. 

Here's to success!


Aug 12, 2009 02:18 PM #1
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Eric - Welcome and I'm sure you will reap many benefits!

Aug 13, 2009 07:26 AM #2
Kaye Thomas
Real Estate West - Manhattan Beach, CA
e-PRO, Manhattan Beach CA

Norma- Great advice for all new bloggers... those of us who have been at this for awhile well know the benefits that come from blogging.. both social and business.

Aug 15, 2009 11:14 AM #3
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Norma - and it does rain on you! This is such a great post of encouragement for newbies, and one thing that really helped me was to continue to read and comment, read and comment, read more and comment :-)

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