You are so busy...how do you have time to blog?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
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  You are so busy...how do you have time to blog?  My answer: "maybe I am so busy because I make time to blog."

 

"ActiveRain is a place where real estate professionals can network with their peers and discuss industry insider topics. It is also a public forum where consumers can pull back the curtain and see what the real estate industry is really about."

 

Last year I sold one of my listings and the represented buyers started following my blog.  They came to one of my open houses and invited me to their open house..all through ActiveRain. Again  We tried to get their agent involved in ActiveRain. I talked about the benefits, about the business opportunity and offered to get her set up with some private sessions. I encouraged her to post her clients home for sale.

Being a dual career agent, her time was limited and she did not want to engage and never took me up on my invitation to join.

Her clients  continued following my daily posts and frequently commented. They tried to convince her to blog. It one of the first times that I've seen the public encourage blogging.  

After seven months, I received  an email through my ActiveRain  account. These same people had already  terminated the listing and asked me if I would consider representing them. They knew I would not discuss their home while still listed with their friend and agent.

  You are so busy...how do you have time to blog?  My answer: "maybe I am so busy because I make time to blog."

                                                              

                                                            

                                                     

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Rainmaker
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Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease

Margaret, 

Love this post.  You are busy because you blog. It's a balancing act.  I do wonder about some folks who seem to write 24/7, but showing that you make things happen and blogging is key. 

All the best, Michelle

Jan 30, 2012 01:24 PM #110
Anonymous
Anonymous

Good afternoon Margaret

did send you an email for advise.

jimmy phan

Jan 30, 2012 02:14 PM #111
Rainer
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Jimmy Phan
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY IN MOORESVILLES, NC - Hickory, NC
Phan real estate group in hickory

Good afternoon Margaret

did send you an email for advise.

jimmy phan

Jan 30, 2012 03:27 PM #112
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Great blog post.  I know I need to make more time of it, but sometimes I feel so overwhelmed by what I already have going.  I think I'm doing better, but I need to work out a system, and have a bunch in the hopper for these days when I am just unable to fit it in for the day.  It's great that these clients respected you and your blog so well! You are an inspiration. -Kasey

Jan 30, 2012 04:56 PM #113
Rainer
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Anne M. Costello
Weidel Realtors - Yardley, PA

Margaret: Blogging and commenting are a planned part of my day.  BTW, yuo posted this twice and have comments on both posts. LOL

Jan 30, 2012 09:28 PM #114
Anonymous
Jimmy Waites

Margaret,

All the blogging you have done has inspired so many people and it's a pleasure to read all these wonderful comments each day.

The energy you gave, in less than a week, to an old listing is just magical. 

The passion you have shown along with the speed in which you got our home under contract, at asking price, makes me somewhat speechless. And trust me that's a miracle in it's self.

Trust me when I say that if I ever hear of anyone looking to sell or buy a home the name Margaret Rome is the only name coming out of my mouth.

My next post will be the top 10 reasons you should sell your home the Rome way. :)

 

Jan 30, 2012 10:37 PM #115
Rainmaker
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Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA
570-242-1891

Way to go Margaret! Blog for Business is the winning phrase!

Jan 30, 2012 11:07 PM #116
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Margaret - Thanks for the reminder about the importance of blogging.  I do way more commenting than I do blogging, but I need to pick up the latter.  Have a great day!

Jan 30, 2012 11:26 PM #117
Rainmaker
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Lisa Dunham
Alexandria, VA
Associate Broker, Alexandria Virginia Real Estate

Great post Margaret!  While it is often difficult to find time to blog, it is definitely worth the trouble of doing so.  I have been struggling with finding the time lately but I am certain not to give up on blogging any time soon.

Jan 30, 2012 11:52 PM #119
Anonymous
Gaétane Ferkland

Hi Margaret,

It is very true, we donTt want to take the time to do it,

because we don't think that we Can do it !  We always have excuses. 

Jan 31, 2012 01:05 AM #120
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Jimmy, #115..received the ratified contract and answers to your questions. I have forwarded the contract to the buyer's agent and to the lender. Home imspection will be scheduled this week. Settlement will be in less than 30 days..2/29/2012. 

Can't wait to read your blog. 

Thank you!!

Jan 31, 2012 04:23 AM #121
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Sue Kuphal
Re/Max Executive Realty - Millis, MA

Margaret,

 

Thanks for the kick in the pants! I am sitting in my office with the intent of blogging. I always manage to find something else that is more important (so I think)  Time to clear off the desk and focus.

Jan 31, 2012 04:39 AM #122
Anonymous
Anonymous

Thanks for the kick in the behind. It was my New Years Resolution to blog alteast every week and here it is the 1st of Feb. and I have not followed through. Maybe with this kind of remender it will motivate me to get going, thanks!

Jan 31, 2012 06:37 AM #123
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Sylvie Stuart
Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765 - Flagstaff, AZ
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta

It's so true! This is a fantastic testimony! No matter how busy I get, I make time to blog because I do believe that helps keep me busy!

Feb 01, 2012 12:48 AM #124
Rainmaker
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Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Hi Barbara, Congratualtions on you success on using your "busy" time to blog.  BTW, where in Baltimore?  I spent 28 years in Linthicum - different occupation?

Feb 01, 2012 12:29 PM #125
Rainmaker
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Liane Thomas -Top Listing Agent
BROKER Allison James Estates & Homes BRE 01885684 - Corona, CA
Bringing you Home!

You are absolutely right! For me, blogging is part of my lead generation time, and has a spot built into my daily schedule.

Feb 11, 2012 02:59 AM #126
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Sue, Hope the intent turns into action.

Bob, Linthicum is about 20 minutes away. What was your previous career?


Liane, You make time just like anything that is important.

Feb 11, 2012 03:34 AM #127
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Jairo Arreola #SOLDBYVETERAN
PRG Real Estate - San Jose, CA
VA Home Loan Specialist - SF Bay Area

Margaret, Great Advice. We definitely have to make time for blogging and everything else. Thanks for the great read.

Mar 06, 2012 07:59 AM #128
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Jairo, Thanks for stopping by.

 

Mar 06, 2012 10:23 AM #129
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I am honored that Jimmy Waites will be on my radio show live Sunday July 14, 2013

Jul 13, 2013 12:32 PM #130
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