The Real Living website is showing my page. Should I be flattered?

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Real Living website is showing my page. Should I be flattered?

Here is a page on my NEW company (Real Living HER) website... a work in progress:


The Open House page on my Real Living HER site (Real Living in Central Ohio) on

THE Real Living website is showing my page....

Notice how similar this page is on the Real Living (the brand... not our local brokerage) website:

Real Living Real Estate with the Real Living HER Open House list (my page) on it


It kind of shocked me the first time I saw it... It's been a few weeks since I found my page with a Real Living header.  I found it on Google. I've changed my page a bit... (my name on the page without being obnoxious about it...)  The links in the body are to me.  The links across the top are to Real Living (not Real Living HER the Central Ohio Real Living franchise... )

  • Property Search
  • Local Information
  • Agents and Offices
  • Etc.

If you built a page for your website would you be flattered to see your content on your brokerages site?  Your brands?

I keep trying to think about it from the point of view of content on ActiveRain or elsewhere...  Maybe Localism is a good example.  Or is it?

It's not a Google thing... the link for that page is:

Not linked on purpose.  My content on the brands page... should I be flattered? Or concerned?



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Chris Mayr
D3 Interactive Marketing - Orlando, FL

I would say be flattered.  Always better to start the day out with a smile.

Feb 10, 2011 01:30 AM #1
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I am thinking that flattered is a good response. Any PR is usually good pr, especially if the links all go to you.

Feb 10, 2011 04:08 AM #2
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Oh but the links  at the top for

Local Information...

Find an Agent

Property Search

go to the Brand..

It would be Century 21... not your local brokerage or office but the BIG Century 21.

If searches for Real Living HER or Real Living HER or Open Houses take them to that page the leads and the route for the consumer are through the brand.

Feb 10, 2011 04:28 AM #3
Miriam Bernstein, CRS
Rochester, NY

  The property search leads go to the company if I understand correctly.  I have a page on the REMAX national site but all of the links go to me including property search and since all the links go to me I would be trilled to be on their first page but that's not going to happen. So, what do you gain by having your contact information on their page.

Feb 10, 2011 06:10 AM #4
Maureen McCabe not signed in

I guess it is their page. Their url but it is my content. They've duplicated my content on a page on their site.  The blue line  link is to a local search, which is me.  I added that a few days after I found this.  The black links across the top are their links.   

I don't think I gain anything.  Their page for my content outranks mine. It comes up first in the search engines.

Myself and someone else tested asking for more information (as in a lead) using the Property Search and Agent & Office Search to see where the lead would go... they did not come to me and neither of us heard from someone else either.

Feb 10, 2011 11:01 AM #5
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Maureen, the world of websites and brands and content and business is changing every second. Given my ongoing experience with our merger the transformation of my online presence within the company has been all about testing and learning. I am finding my blogging here and real time activity on Twitter keeps me in front of my niche markets more. Everything it seems is a new experience. Hang in there!

Feb 10, 2011 11:45 PM #6
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Our website changed...  but we are still the same brand, no change locally for Real Living HER, formerly HER Realtors.... 

We have new tools.  Our old websites were very, very, very old.

We have had MLS changes too.  We have a great new online MLS access.  They took away our MLS areas.  

I have to believe the brand showing up for my content is a mistake.

Feb 11, 2011 12:26 AM #7
Karen Canfield
Geek Girl PC, LLC - Sarasota, FL

Definitely be flattered! :)

Feb 18, 2011 11:05 PM #8
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Be flattered that they are using my content to direct traffic to other agents?


Feb 18, 2011 11:11 PM #9
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

I think I'm leaning toward flattered on this one. How about posting a comment to that site?

Feb 22, 2011 04:08 PM #10
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

It's not a blog.  There is not  a place for comments.

Feb 22, 2011 10:16 PM #11
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