What Makes a Good Real Estate Blogger?

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I’m not even sure how I would answer “What Makes a Good Real Estate Blogger”. However, I do know that when I write without slamming other REALTORS® (or anyone for that matter) I’m surely attracting the kind of readers that I want to ‘associate’ with.

The same goes for the articles (and people) that I read. Negativity breed negativity and I tend to either give a more positive feedback on a negative post rather than buy into the negative comment stream that usually follows.  Why?  Think of this:  Why would I want to associate with negative people who are just cutting people down? Would I refer clients to them?

True colors shine through with negative written words.

Bottom line is that WE ALL started at the beginning in real estate, blogging and even our websites.  Instead of slamming others and their experience (or not) in a public platform, why not instead help others to gain as much in this areas that we may be proficient? 

We get what we hand out.

It could mean the difference…..

Between connections and clients…..

Or NOTHING.

 

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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  1. Charita Cadenhead 05/31/2012 11:04 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Sally, a good Realtor should make a good Real Estate Blogger - because they care for others, they also will care for the readers of their posts.

About negativity - so true. 

May 31, 2012 04:21 PM #38
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Charita Cadenhead
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Sally I guess this post could be directed at me (dfinitely not saying that it is).  I wrote a negative members only post and based on reading your post, I'd fall into the negative blogger category (on occassion).  I'm just admitting to a side of me that could probably stand some improvement (that's something I certainly take pride in.......being able to admit my faults and acknowledge that there is room for improvement).  I am totally guilty of an occassional vent. Worthy of a reblog.  We need you to keep our heads on straight and to remember why we're here.

May 31, 2012 08:12 PM #39
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Richard Weisser
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Sally...

You've hit upon one of my pet peeves. We don't make ourselves better but tearing others down in a destructive manner.

May 31, 2012 09:42 PM #40
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Most of the time I don't even comment at all if there is too much controversy in a topic.. I just want to steer clear and do my job. HA.. It helps keep me out of a lot of pickles. :)

May 31, 2012 10:52 PM #41
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Sally, you are absolutely right. What goes around comes around. You are characterized by the people you associate with.

May 31, 2012 10:59 PM #42
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This is the best post I have read in a long time! Subscribed! 

May 31, 2012 10:59 PM #43
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Good post Sally.  I've been guilty of that in the past, but I try to stay positive now.  Congrats on the feature.                      

May 31, 2012 10:59 PM #44
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Doug Dawes
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Hmmm... There is a place for negative and a place for positive. It is all in how they are used. We have a choice to make in their use. In this world positive and negative work together. I guess a way to describe it is... a river without boundries is a swamp

May 31, 2012 11:09 PM #45
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I believe we have a morale obligation to hold our profession at the highest of standards at all times. Period. This is the mark of a true professional.

May 31, 2012 11:17 PM #46
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Positive writers make much more of an impact. No matter what life throws at us, we must smile, carry on and be happy, because everything we do makes an impression, even if we don't know it.

Jun 01, 2012 01:13 AM #47
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Charita:  I think we all have wanted to vent. Ironically, TLW was the one who taught me that I need to leave a negative rant post on the back burner overnight....wake up and see if I want to make changed. More often than not....by the next morning...I deleted it...or changed it around to an actually positive post....like this lol

 

This is the biggest gift you can give self.... awareness.... you said...

I'm just admitting to a side of me that could probably stand some improvement (that's something I certainly take pride in.......being able to admit my faults and acknowledge that there is room for improvement). 

Jun 01, 2012 03:14 AM #48
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Sally when I read your post this morning I got so tickled at myself because I had just written that semi-rant post on yesterday.  I didn't realy think that I was the subject of your post, but I just made myself one of the subjects of your post so that I could remain mindful of your message when I'm writing.  Trust me, I love 'DRAFT' mode.  

Jun 01, 2012 03:35 AM #49
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I must not read enough blogs...I see more incorrect information written than slams...or may my skin is too thick to recognize it.

Eve in Orlando

Jun 01, 2012 04:47 AM #50
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Charita: I know that....just commending you on your awareness! (thought maybe it would help some others lol)

Jun 01, 2012 04:25 PM #51
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Great advice, Sally.  There is so much in-fighting going on on public forums you wonder what the consumer thinks.  It certainly wouldn't attract me.....

Jun 02, 2012 05:14 AM #52
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Great advice. You can't put negative in and get positive out.  Or as they say in IT. GIGO (Garbage in, Garbage out)

Jun 02, 2012 06:53 AM #53
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Celeste - This is very true. It's always a good idea to act with professionalism. Have a great day!

Jun 03, 2012 03:25 AM #54
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The trick is to turn it around and look at the positive side 


Jun 04, 2012 04:05 PM #55
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So true.  You can't put negative in and get positive out.  Accentuate the positive.

Jun 05, 2012 12:21 PM #56
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They say you are the average of the 5 people you hang around with the most...so taking out all the negative people in your life is probably a good thing...

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