Why Blog and Why Social Media?

Real Estate Agent with Prudential Connectictu Realty

I am a new Active Rain participant, a newbee as we say in the real estate business and wanted to express my sentiments about all of this Social Media if you are on the fence about it.  My adult children (early 20's) nearly died when I informed them they could Facebook me, you could feel the pain.  I also informed them that I have a Linkedin page, they stated they didn't need it, of course not...not yet...and then I received an invitation to Rain Camp in New York City this past January and I decided I needed to attend and see what this was all about.

When I arrived at Rain Camp w/notebook in hand I was blown away with the technology, technical advisement, the great communication available amoungst members across the internet and states, and the outstanding networking that was going to be available...and prior to going had set up my Active Rain account and began my profile.  What a relief to have another avenue to obtain clients. 

Once you write a blog post it just adds to your inventory of items out in Cyber Space.  Whenever you are googled by potential clients your name comes up as current as long as you are an active member of your real estate community....it is amazing. 

I now have a sale under contract, and two more buyers who have "found" me on the interent as I come up when they are cruising for a realtor in my area of expertise.  I also have my own Fan Page on my Facebook called "Patricias World" that my fans will see whenever I post anything to my Facebook account that I want to keep at a professional level.  My personal Facebook Page I do have to tell you I keep professional too, no Farming or Mafia Wars for me. 

Give yourself a chance and try it, I truly believe that is not an upcoming wave of the future but it has already arrived...the sooner you get blogging the sooner you will suceed.



Comments (3)

Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Patricia, welcome to the Rain & you are exactly right! For this first quarter, 50% of my income has been directly from clients who found me on the Internet! It's been amazing & it's great to see my blogging and keyword placement labor work out in the results!

Best of Blogging & Selling!

Apr 02, 2010 11:52 AM
Tamara Camden Vacation Rental Agent
All Rentals 2 Remember, inc. - Key West, FL

I think that internet clients may search for information that legitimizes our practice.  That's why these social medias help as potential references.  I am glad you have experienced success with the social media, and I hope that continues for you.  Best of luck.

Apr 02, 2010 12:04 PM
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Congratulations to you Patricia. I am glad that you are finding success with Social Media and the Internet. Looking forward to a Rain camp coming to my area. Have a great weekend. 2010 is going to be our best year ever-CLAIM IT.

Apr 02, 2010 12:39 PM