Rebut to "No Time for Blogging"...

Reblogger Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Property Manager with Gibson Management Group, Ltd.


How great is this?  It makes perfect sense * as in NASCAR, trying to explain slowing down to go FASTER!!!


Original content by Donna Harris 0480809

Why stop blogging when you're busy?  This morning, I read a post by Amy Hahn that was featured and discussed how she has to stop blogging because the blogging worked to grow her business.

real estate prospectingDoes that make sense?  Something is working, so let's stop doing it?  What amazed me even more is that all the comments were just about congratulating her on getting the new leads and referrals.  Not a single person, until my comment, pointed out that if she stops doing what she's doing, the leads and referrals are going to stop coming in too.

Doesn't that make more sense?

Here's her logic, paraphrased:  I've been blogging and with my efforts, I got two buyer leads and a referral. I'm so busy with my three new potential clients, that I can't find the time to continue my efforts to pick up new buyers, sellers, or referrals.

real estate multi-taskingDo you see the flaws in that logic?  From day one, aren't you told about the peaks and valleys of real estate?  The average agent gets a client and gets so wrapped up in that client that they forget about their business that they're running.  That one client closes and there are no other clients waiting for that agent, so the agent has to start all over again trying to get one client.

If you can't multi-task in this business, it's not for you. You can't work with just one or three people at a time.  You need to be consistently and constantly prospecting to avoid peaks and valleys!  And if this logic doesn't make sense to you, I would be happy to work your database and pass on a referral fee. Having multiple balls in the air is the art of true Real Estate.

Stopping the blogging because it's working is one of the "silliest" things I've heard...

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LLoyd Nichols
Premier Florida Realty of SWFL - Fort Myers, FL
Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea

Wallace: if it works don't change it! Thanks for sharing. 

Jan 30, 2010 01:53 PM #1
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Lloyd * It's the same argument agents use to stop the expense of farming!!!

Jan 30, 2010 01:56 PM #2
Ross Quintana
Real E Smarter - Spokane, WA
Real E Smarter Real Estate Coach - 509-362-1966

Most agents go in that cycle of lead generation then facilitating then starting over. I agree you want to be consistent.

Jan 30, 2010 02:17 PM #3
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I myself have been caught in that cycle.  I was to busy to blog and then things stopped.  I am trying to keep a balance now...

Jan 30, 2010 03:46 PM #4
Jean-Paul Peron
The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany - Corolla, NC
Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive

It is a challenge trying to do everything you need to do to keep your pipeline filled while at the same time working with the clients who are ready to do something now. It is an art that I am still trying to master myself.

Jan 30, 2010 09:17 PM #5
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I must admit, AR has made it much easier to blog and look professional which goes a long way in making the process less time consuming * NOW it's FUN

Jan 30, 2010 09:23 PM #6
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