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Looking for exception Clearwater real estate agent to help us buy a home or condoThings they are a changing in the Clearwater Real Estate Market..Are they changing in your area too?

Experience shows that consumers used to read "static" Real Estate Agent resumes or profiles on your web-page or corporate web sites when looking to choose a real estate agent and that seemed to suffice.

I'm not seeing that as much today. Have you considered that the bar's been raised since we now live in the electronic multimedia world of Youtube, Blogs,Email, Automated MLS?

Our Consumers are demanding up-to-date info and agents that are thinking out of the box for today's "dynamic" Clearwater FL real estate market.    

Have you considered thatyour real estate BLOG is now your "dynamic" resume? Are you sharing:

  • Your negotiating successes;
  • Your effective marketing strategies;
  • Your neighborhood expertise;
  • Your niche expertise;
  • Your values and your business philosophy;
  • Your client testimonials and more here or on-line somewhere?

Are you giving consumers and fellow Realtors the information they need to be comfortable choosing YOU! We have over 9,000 Realtors in my county so...

  • Do you stand out as a Top Real Estate Resource in your area? 
  • Does your Real Estate BLOG make consumers want to choose you?
  • Does your Real Estate BLOG make other Real Estate agents comfortable referring their clients to you?

We have found that our real estate BLOGS are a great way for people to meet us and get to know how we approach real estate and how we treat our clients. We have been honored to be selected by many consumers and Realtors alike as their Top Choice of all Clearwater Real Estate Agents (and the Tampa Bay area).

Looking for the best real estate agents in Tampa Bay FL Today I got a call from a fellow Florida Real Estate Agent that was choosing between several Top Pinellas County Real Estate Agents. She planned to interview us all and then decide who would be the best real estate agent to serve her long time valued client. These are clients who wants to buy three homes in the Tampa Bay area over the next year 

When we spoke I answered all her questions - but we all know "talk can be cheap" so I also encouraged her to visit our Active Rain blogs to learn more about us. She actually logged on to look while we were on the phone. Are you wondering why that be helpful? 

Here are just some of the things I believe your blog can tell people about YOU?

  • They can see the quality and care be put into our articles;
  • They can learn about your areas of knowledge and expertise;
  • They can see your professional style - are you kind, caring, helpful, responsive?
  • They can how we approach our business;
  • They can learn about your ethics and values - not only in what you write but do you copy other's work, do you take short cuts, do you give credit where credit is do.
  • They can see how your peers view you - do they respect you;
  • They can experience your raving fans through client video testimonials and written ones too.
  • They can see if you are approachable - do you respond to comments in a way they would want to be treated; 
  • They can see if you are "listener" who will help them meet their goals or is your style to "TELL" them how it's going to be;  

After looking at our profiles and blogs on Active Rain she actually surprised me and said. "I don't need to talk to anyone else, I've decided I'm very comfortable moving forward with you and your team". - I believe her comfort came from more than my words on the phone - she got to see and experience what we are like as Realtors.

To me, this is the ultimate compliment and the purpose of our business- that everyone we come in contact with will feel comfortable referring those they care about to us - not out of obligation, but because the believe they will truly benefit from having us be their Realtor.   

So If your BLOG is your new RESUME -  is it doing you PROUD?  What else do you think your blog tells about us?


Are you looking to buy a Home or Condo in the Tampa Bay area? Here's what some of our past clients have to say about how we helped them....

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Buyers tell us that selecting a Tampa Bay Real Estate Agent,especially on-line or from a distance, can be a challenge. Some of our past clients agreed to share their experiences and tell you why they think you should work with us. 

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*The above information and images are Copyright © 2007 Cyndee & Jack Haydon, Clearwater Beach Real Estate Agents and may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed or published.  All rights reserved.  Plagiarism will be detected and is punishable by law.   Reprinted with Tampa Bay Real Estate Resource - Sandbars to Sunsets - We Cover it all!    

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Comments (58)

Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
Lisa - feel free to use any ideas here that are helpful! Thanks for stopping by
Aug 05, 2007 05:54 PM
Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
Cathy - thank  you for the kind words and finding the info helpful - hope you'll visit again soon!
Aug 05, 2007 05:55 PM
Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
Kim - thank you for that endorsement - it means a lot coming from you! You know we love what we do and hope it shows!
Aug 05, 2007 05:57 PM
David A. Podgursky PA
THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct - Boynton Beach, FL
THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move!

Good info Cyndee

I do believe that interactivity is essential on your pages to give a better engagement to your potential clients...

Aug 06, 2007 02:48 AM
Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
David - thanks for the compliment and stopping by.
Aug 06, 2007 02:51 AM
Angie Vandenbergh
Crye-Leike, Realtors - Memphis, TN
A Crye-Leike Blogger
Hi! Just in case you didn't see it. Your post was featured in Active Rain's Week in Review 7/29/07-8/5/07, written by Desiree Daniels. Congratulations!
Aug 07, 2007 01:01 AM
Melissa Olson
HOPE Lending LLC - Bellevue, WA
HOPE Lending LLC
What a fantastic job you've done pulling this all together!  I couldn't agree with you more and hope more people utilize these resources.
Aug 07, 2007 07:33 AM
Fran Gatti
RE/MAX Integrity - Medford, OR
Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity

A good reminder to put our best foot forward when composing a post.


Aug 07, 2007 10:44 AM
Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
Angie - thanks for the heads up - I did see it and Desiree did an amazing job with her Shrek themed post - she's very clever.
Aug 07, 2007 12:37 PM
Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
Melissa - thank you for your kind words, :-)
Aug 07, 2007 12:37 PM
Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
Fran - I've always enjoyed your blogs and feel you do this well - the things I've added to try and help home buyers and sellers is to offer an easy way for them to get info via links and buttons on the bottom.  
Aug 07, 2007 12:40 PM
Susie Roscoe
Signature Realty Associates - Brandon, FL
Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL

Cyndee - this is incredibly true!!  I'm always amazed at how much information we can supply just by blogging.  YOUR YOUTUBE interviews speak for themselves...AMAZINGLY!!  You've taught me so much, guided me on the things you didn't quite get yourself-at the time, and shared more than I could ever have hoped for!!  EXCELLENT POST!!

Aug 07, 2007 02:22 PM
Linda Bourgault
lulugraphix-creative photography & fine art - Flower Mound, TX
I'm a newbie and lucked upon your blog. It's precisely what I need to jump start my own blog and grow with the activerain community. Thank you for sharing your ideas and expertise. I just subscribed so I'll "be back!"
Aug 08, 2007 06:54 AM
Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
Linda - Welcome and please subscribe to my blog and visit often - we're a friendly bunch and helping each other is how we all WIN! Thanks for your kind words - feel free to email me if I can ever help!
Aug 08, 2007 06:57 AM
Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
As always, you have written a wonderful blog! They are always informative and make good points! Our blogs say so much about us!
Aug 08, 2007 11:12 AM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
Wow! What a fantastic post. Very imformative for your clients and great for SEO.
Aug 08, 2007 11:53 AM
Karen Rice
Keller Williams Real Estate - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales

Another excellent blog.  One of the big things that bothers me is when I read blogs of others that are full of typos.  It makes the author look uneducated and ignorant.  I blogged about it a month or two ago and received mostly agreeable comments, but a few said "It doesn't matter.  Blogging is not formal and it's forgiving."

I disagree.  Blogging is business.  If you want informal, go to MySpace.  If you're blogging for real estate, you need to be professional, IMHO. 

Aug 08, 2007 11:50 PM
Hey from the  china Good luck !
Aug 28, 2007 01:50 PM
Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
Thank you for your comment gmttzy - hope to see you again soon
Aug 28, 2007 01:51 PM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Hi Cyndee,this blog is really put together,well presented.It really shows how professional you're as clearwater beach short sale agent.I'm enjoying watching the video.Excellent job!

Jun 18, 2012 04:31 AM