We got a lead from HGTV.com - Find out how

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Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

This was exciting.  I went to go see a customer today to Refinish her hardwood floors and she found us on HGTV.com.  I was pleasantly surprised (especially since I hadn't registered on their site...at least as far as I know).  Apparently, they now have an option where you can find contractors (or all types) near your zip code.

...And, you can sort the ratings and reviews (which is what this customer did).  She told me that even though I was further away, she specifically wanted to meet with me.  Here's what she found.

Floor Coverings International Reviews - Westchester NY

Now, how did this happen?  Well apparently all my reviews from Kudzu.com are feeding into this site.  How cool is that?  It pays to have customers who like you...and give you good reviews.  And, it can help you online in more places than one.

This is not the first time that I've seen reviews from one site feed into another.  So make sure your customers give you reviews.  It can really help.  I need to do more of this.

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Some past flooring posts that may interest you:

Hardwood Flooring

What types of hardwood are best for pets?

I have hardwood underneath my carpets. Should I refinish the hardwood or recarpet?

Bamboo & Cork Flooring

Bamboo flooring - is it hard or soft?

Cork Flooring - Why is it green? How is it made?

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Rainer
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Stephanie L. Solano
J. Philip Real Estate LLC Westchester County NY - Pleasantville, NY
Licensed Real Estate Agent

Debbie- that's awesome, going to create an account now.

Jun 02, 2011 03:53 AM #5
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Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Now there's a success story well worth talking about! Congratulations on a job well done!

Jun 02, 2011 03:54 AM #6
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debbie- Good for you... you have definitely worked hard with your blogs and it is paying off.

Jun 02, 2011 05:59 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Larry - Thx.  I never would have expected it either.  But, I'm so glad since HGTV is a great place with great info for customers.

Deborah - Yes, it is amazing.  I now need to figure how to leverage more.

Sheldon - Thx so much.  i really appreciate that.

Christine - Oh, I'll need to look into that too.  So many opportunities out there.

Stephanie - Excellent.

Craig - Thx so much.  Hopefully, the first of many to come...actually, I think this may be at \least the 2nd one.  Plus, people keep telling me they've seen my reviews on line, but not sure where.  Maybe this is one of those places.

Kathy - Thx so much.  This is just based on reviews though.  So, it's incremental to my blogging.

Jun 02, 2011 08:00 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Congrats Debbie!  Good advice as well...getting clients to leave a review can make the difference when folks are doing their online searches.

Jun 02, 2011 09:58 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Great News Debbie, your marketing background shows everyday as you know your business and how to promote it!

Jun 02, 2011 10:08 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Anita - Thx so much, and yes, it is so important.

Ellen - Thx a bunch.  Yes, I feel like things keep building on themselves.

Jun 02, 2011 12:40 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Wow.....that is cool! An HGTV referral....gotta love it. Congratulations.

Jun 02, 2011 03:22 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Shar - Thx so much.  yes, it's almost like a 3rd party endorsement.

Jun 02, 2011 03:43 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Sandy Fenton
Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker - Mount Kisco, NY
ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes

Debbie - you are the best!  That's why they call you.  ;-)

See you tomorrow!  :-)

Jun 02, 2011 04:54 PM #14
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Stacey Smith
Keller Williams Realty - Aliso Viejo, CA
Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor

That is to awesome... Don't forget it is because your awesome work ethic that got you those great reviews... You are good at what you do and those that work with you know that.. :)

Jun 02, 2011 05:51 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Sandy - Thx.  Looking forward to it, but I will prob. be a bit late.

Stacey - I guess that's true, too.  Nice how things sometimes work out.

Jun 02, 2011 11:33 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Debbie, what great info to share again and where do you feel is the best place to put on line recommendations for realtors...i've been having my clients do Zillow.. google places perhaps a couple too...curious

Jun 03, 2011 12:29 AM #17
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Debbie - that's great and not surprising you have a perfect 5 star rating and all wonderful reviews. Youoffer a superior product, with knowledgeable sales people and deliver what you promise - your company earned their 5 stars! Way to go!

Jun 03, 2011 12:38 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Ginny - Good q.  I don't know for realtors; realtors would know better than I do.  It seems to be though that Zillow would be a priority and google places.

maybe do a google search on "realtor reviews" or something similar and see what pops up.

Kristine - thx.  You are so sweet.

Jun 03, 2011 04:44 AM #19
Rainer
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Debbie--that's fantastic.  It is great when clients take the time to write reviews and it does seem that you deserve them. 

Jun 03, 2011 08:09 AM #20
Rainmaker
2,688,659
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Janet - Thx a bunch.  Yes, it really helps and I think we need to leverage this more.

Jun 03, 2011 08:51 AM #21
Rainmaker
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DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
Debbie, that is so cool! Congrats to you on a lead like that! Have a great weekend!!!
Jun 03, 2011 04:55 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

DeeDee - thank you ao much and same to you.

Jun 03, 2011 10:06 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Valerie - Yes, exactly, exactly.

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