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

Reblogger Ron Cooks
Real Estate Agent with The Real Estate Marketplace TX# 584631

I love Margarets answer when asked "how do you have time to blog?" - Her response - "maybe I am so busy because I make time to blog."

There was a time when I thought like the person that asked that question.  But now, I can't see doing business any other way.  Besides the potential for gaining new customers, I've learned so much from AR, I can't imagine real estate without it.  Margaret does a great job explaining the benefits in blogging.

Original content by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 311291

 

 

  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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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
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Ron, Margaret is an agent who really knows her way around Active Rain and the internet in general. You can't go far wrong by reading her blog. I can't believe that so many agents don't make the effort to blog. It's really not that difficult once yopu have made up your mind to do it.

Jan 30, 2012 03:07 AM #1
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Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
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Ron, glad you did a reblog on Margaret's post.  I agree what a great answer. I tried to get some agents who joined AR, but some most have not written one post....and never will.

Jan 30, 2012 03:10 AM #2
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Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
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Hi Ron, saw and commented on Margaret's post.  This is a terrific post to reblog.  Blogging is so important to getting your name out there in front of the masses.  With the market and so many really good agents, you need something to set yourself a part of the crowd, and blogging is definitely the way.  You would be amazed at how many people DON'T blog...it's astounding. 

Jan 30, 2012 03:17 AM #3
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

If I don't make time for blogging...I may not take time for doing the important things like showing house yesterday, negotiating today and waiting for a ratified contract tonight. 

 Thanks for the reblog.

Margaret

Jan 30, 2012 03:23 PM #4
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Lisa Dunham
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It is often difficult to find time to blog, but it is definitely worth it.  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 11:51 PM #5
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Blogging is part of my morning and part of my evening..........it is just another part of the day!

Feb 02, 2012 12:26 AM #6
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Tracey R. Wrisper
American Dream Real Estate, LLC of LA - Leesville, LA
"RealtorTraceyW" - Homes for Sale in Leesville LA

Great Post Ron. I'm a newbie and I already feel the benefits of AR. The support alone has made a huge difference in my confidence. I don't have to push myself. I have such a positive outlook.

I am winning business with AR. I am also winning connections with other business people in my community because they have seen my BLOG. I know this is my breakout year.

Feb 03, 2012 03:11 PM #7
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Ron Cooks
The Real Estate Marketplace - Killeen, TX
Texas Real Estate, Ft Hood/Killeen Homes for Sale

PSSST, I have a secret! if you want to lead in sales... just BLOG! Besides the wealth of knowledge garnered on AR.  The public will see you as a (SME) Subject Matter Expert.  It's a WIN-WIN!!!

Feb 03, 2012 06:42 PM #8
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Ron, The client referred to in this post will be my guest on live radio tomorrow Sunday July 14, 2013

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