Real Estate Agent with Phyllis Browning Company

Every since meeting Bruce Hiatt ( in Santa Fe at the Leaders in Luxury conference, I have been really trying to wrap my mind around this exceptional opportunity for Realtors he shared called "blogging".  I furiously took notes and asked as many questions as I could get in during his informative presentation...which I must admit I would have never attended (what is blogging, anyway?) if it had not been for having sat at his table for dinner the night before - hearing the words "blogging accounted for over 30% of my new business this year" will certainly get your attention! 

 Then I came home and bought a book on blogging and still, not quite knowing where to start - being the knight in shining armor he is, there is a message from Bruce in my IN box inviting me to join ActiveRain.  This was it, my answer - Bruce even follows up with an encouraging email when I tell him I've joined - WHAT A GUY!  Yet here it is a week later and I'm finally taking the plunge!  My husband just walked by and asked my what I was doing and I have never answered more honestly "I don't know".  But, I'm doing it and that's what counts right now, right Bruce?  Bruce?

Brittanca defines IMPRINTING as "in psychobiology, a form of learning in which a very young animal fixes its attention on the first object with which it has visual, auditory, or tactile experience and thereafter follows that object. In nature the object is almost invariably a parent; in experiments, other animals and inanimate objects have been used." 

Bruce, you were the first object I had a visual, auditory and tactile experience with concerning blogging, and thank you for your patience as I have "followed" you.  Your encouragement is appreciated and I sincerely your hope your willingness to share your good fortune with other agents is returned ten-fold!



Comments (8)

Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker

Welcome to the Rain, Karen!  This is a fabulous place to learn.  Read as much as you can, comment when you are ready and make sure you have fun.

Be sure to join the Newbies group...there are some really helpful post in the left sidebar of the group page that will help you get started.  Enjoy!

Dec 01, 2007 01:45 PM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes
All the best in your blogging. Keep at it. Enjoy it. All the best.
Dec 01, 2007 01:46 PM
Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island
Karen, I was sorry to have missed the "Leaders in Luxury" conference.  I heard it was a fabulous event!
Dec 01, 2007 01:53 PM
Karen Mathison
Phyllis Browning Company - Boerne, TX
Oh my goodness, thanks, guys!  I have COMMENTS on my first blog - this is VERY exciting!  Thank you for making me feel welcome!
Dec 01, 2007 01:54 PM
Karen Mathison
Phyllis Browning Company - Boerne, TX

Hi Eric, it was an amazing educational and networking opportunity!  I met agents who have never missed a LIL event since Lori started them.  I plan on making them a habit myself- definitely and investment and not an expense.  Do you have the CLHMS designation?  It is one of the most worthwhile endeavors I have pursued and it has already opened doors!

Dec 01, 2007 02:05 PM
Steve Lizik
Weichert Realtors of Ashburn, Virginia - Leesburg, VA

This blogging is a new concept for my business, too. I'm glad my friend Kae invited me. I'm learning new tips and tricks by reading active rain blogs every day--and when I don't hear something new, the positive support is great to hear, too.

~~ Steve Lizik,

Dec 01, 2007 02:11 PM
Karen Webster...Grand Rapids, MI Realtor
5 Star Real Estate, Grand Rapids MI - Grand Rapids, MI
Welcome from another Karen.  We've all learned by doing and by reading other blogs. 
Dec 01, 2007 02:21 PM
Bruce Hiatt
Luxury Realty Group - Las Vegas, NV
Your Luxury Real Estate Consultant for Life®

Hi Karen

The Blogging baby steps are always the hardest.  Was a pleasure meeting you at LIL in Santa Fe and I hope to see many more posts on ActiveRain from you.  Once you get started, you will discover a whole new world of Blogging and the topics will be endless.  That's what makes the phone ring with prospects.

Dec 03, 2007 04:03 AM