Using my blog to manage my existing relationships; my next client is reading this!

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker

Blog; the mere word I would have never been able to tell you what it meant just a few years ago. By accident I stumbled upon an article in a NAR publication about the impact of social networking. Something Isn't it time to know what your Waukesha County home is worth on-line? Visit www.myhomevaluesource.comclicked that day, and clicked in a big way. Prior to this I was your type of Waukesha County real estate agent that thought he was pro-active. Pro-active being set by a standard of opening my check book to enormous amounts of expenses to keep my website moving along, and letting people tell me it was all under control. It did not take long to realize that pro-active became synonymous with taking the bull by the horns and aiming and setting my goals in a linear fashion that would take me, my clients, and my business into a whole new direction in a light year fashion; make that warp drive fashion. My grandmother was always reminding me by saying "Tombo people can make their own misery, or they can make theirIsn't it time to know what your Waukesha County home is worth on-line? Visit www.myhomevaluesource.com own destiny". She also reminded me "to be careful of what I put out there in life because it just may come back to help me one day."It really hit home one day when I received an email from a man that had read one of my first posts I did on an American classic; that being Harley Davidson. It did not dawn on me right away that the post was "old" but more importantly the man that contacted me was one of the head guys from Harley. This was before I learned that I even had such a tool as a spell checker. Harley Davidson motorcycles: A Milwaukee product, and a World class product! Well, it turned out this the guy! It took me awhile when I received a call from a man from reading one of my posts that said he wanted to look at Waukesha County Lake homes . I thought how nice; when I asked his wife why they wanted a million dollars home for a summer place, and I needed to qualify them to make sure they could afford it his charming wife said that her husband worked for Miller brewery in Milwaukee. She said that before that he was head of "Big time soda cpmany in Atlanta" North America. These people were the greatest, and I mean some of the greatest people I have ever met. Down to Earth; and I hope his new adventure of heading up South African breweries in Bogota, Columbia is very well.  You, I will never forget in the lesson of blogging, and it's effectiveness. It really hit home when I thought I had arrived and when I learned I could connect all these dots with linking my blog everywhere, and becoming part of social networks I never knew existed. I still pride myself on keeping my same recommendations from people I had started with on ActiveRain. We can really hold the world in the palm of our hands if we want.

finding a Waukesha County real estate agent  Waukesha County Real Estate ,Waukesha County Lake homes,

A good example would be looking at Tom Clare Braatz I manage my existing relationships well by networking with Facebook, and many other social sites that lots of my clients follow us on. The funniest thing I have come to laugh at myself about is not how my name has been used in my existing relationships in Waukesha County real estate, but the larger question would be : Are you friends with my dog Lars? My dog has small cities of people following him, and I am the first to step up to the plate and say "Good boy Lars!" I can take my blog and use it to promote ares, markets in areas, finding a waukesha county real estate agent, or even finding a Waukesha County agent. To find my post is to find my business, my want to know what your home is worth in Waukesha Countycontacts, and more important has allowed me to connect my listings, my business, my clients, and just as important allow a vehicle for my"See you at closing." Waukesha County real estate agent Tom Braatzfuture clients to follow to get to know how hard I will work for them. I can always generate interest by letting people know what is selling in Waukesha County Hey Tom Braatz, What went on in The Waukesha County Real estate market in the last week?  . When they needed help at finding a Waukesha County Real estate agent they could read Finding a Waukesha County Real Estate agent in the Waukesha County real estate market just got a lot easier. People now know that it is not my face that is what people recognize in Waukesha County homes sold but more importantly my branding with my buddy  My Best Business Branding Ever: The Notorious Happy Go Lucky Lars. Blogging allowed the public to know I was proud to be a past Wisconsin farmer, a Wisconsin bee keeper, and a parent that is very proud of the light of his life, my son and friend Spencer.farming: I only pray the fields would be as dry and productive as when Lars,Spencer, and I took this picture You see, it is not so much the cultivating I do with my existing clients that I thank God for every day, but it is the sense I have learned from blogging and ActiveRain that allows me to plant the seed to be sowed down the road with my new clients that I will meet and one day be able to say "See you at closing."

 

Tom Braatz   finding a Waukesha County real estate agent         

 Looking at finding a Waukesha County real estate agent? Like to know what your  Real Estate in Waukesha County or Waukesha County Real Estate ,Waukesha County Lake homes, or what your homes for sale in Waukesha County are worth on-line? If you want to know what your home is worth in Waukesha County get your on-line value  Market Analysis Want to find that right home?  Dream Home Finder

www.waukeshacountylife.com      www.twitter.com/tombraatz  www.facebook.com/tombraatz            www.linkedin.com/in/tombraatz  

Find the home you want at  www.buyingvip.com or www.myhomevaluesource.com

 Subscribe in a reader 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Real Estate Market Trends
Location:
Wisconsin Waukesha County Hartland
Groups:
Realtors®
The Lounge at Active Rain
Everthing About Midwest Living & the Great Lakes
Almost Anything Goes
Midwest Rainers
Tags:
waukesha county real estate
waukesha county lake homes
finding a waukesha county real estate agent
tom braatz real estate activerain

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Ambassador
2,313,809
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Tom - Great post with some very informant in formation and many URLs!

VB ;o)

Oct 30, 2009 03:37 PM #1
Rainmaker
1,928,270
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

VB

Just a guy and his dog out there hustling for their clients. How is the weather in Las Vegas? Man, is it cold in Wisconsin.

Oct 30, 2009 04:21 PM #2
Ambassador
1,509,742
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

You know I am a huge fan of Lars (that's why I had to include him in my post yesterday!)  When I think Waukesha I think Tom Braatz and his marketing assistant (for inspiration) LARS!

Oct 31, 2009 04:02 AM #3
Rainmaker
1,928,270
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Renee

Lars picked up on that; he thinks he one day would like to run around the park with Sal and Vitto. It will always be a true statement that Lars is, and will alwsys be one of Renee Burrows biggest fans. He has me read your blog everyday. he says it's pretty nice to see that great lady comforting that little puppy in the picture. I do have to remind him he is a 120 pound puppy.

Oct 31, 2009 07:06 AM #4
Rainmaker
720,487
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Tom--I feel much the same way as blogging has made a huge difference in my business and many of my clients have come to me from reading my posts. Glad it is working so well for you too!

Oct 31, 2009 07:09 AM #5
Rainmaker
1,928,270
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Teri

Who would have known you could give a guy holding a burrito supreme in one hand and a computer in the other, and tell him "say something".

Oct 31, 2009 07:30 AM #6
Ambassador
3,680,834
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Tom, sounds like you've got this blogging thing figured out!  And I enjoy reading your posts, so please keep it up!

Oct 31, 2009 08:07 AM #7
Ambassador
1,723,236
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Tom,

We are figuring our way in the 21st century Real Estate. The pace of change is astounding. Look at real estate 25 years ago, and pretty much all you can see in common is the title.

I also think that your Lars is the only one who gets his points converted to something he can eat (LOL). Ans with your number of points he should be well fed, as, I am sure, he is.

Oct 31, 2009 09:15 AM #8
Rainmaker
1,928,270
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Pat

Everytime I think I get a little knowledge someone throws a curve at me.

Oct 31, 2009 09:18 AM #9
Rainmaker
1,928,270
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Jon

Lars is the only guy I know that goes to work because he knows there is attention, and treats waiting for him.

Oct 31, 2009 09:19 AM #10
Rainmaker
218,087
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Hi Tombo...you have fine tuned this art of Blogging into a well oiled machine that is getting you (and lars) front and center! I admire your persistance!

Oct 31, 2009 12:28 PM #11
Rainmaker
1,928,270
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Joan you can tell we have really worked at it?

Oct 31, 2009 12:37 PM #12
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
1,928,270

Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459

Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information