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LinkedIn Got Me a Real Estate Writing Job!


 There are a myriad of ways to increase internet awareness and direct contact with clients and other business associates about your service as a real estate professional without having to do double the work.

Here’s Just One Way


I happened upon a publisher, Tracey Hicks of a very targeted Portland newspaper, called All Things Real Estate by getting my business connections flourishing on LinkedIn. It’s been a new platform that I hadn’t done much with until just the last few months. It helps that ActiveRain has a Share button (top right of your blog, along with Facebook, G+1(Google) and Twitter, just click on each everytime you post).


We connected and through a short series of messages back and forth I got a writing job!  I mentioned to Tracey Hicks, the founder of All Things Real Estate that I am blogging almost daily on ActiveRain and that I also write for our local paper in Vernonia, The Vernonia’s Voice. She was excited to have me write for her paper with an audience directed at real estate offices and related businesses as well as online to other business associates. And what is so easy is that I am already writing these posts and articles. So, in essence, the repetition literally gets the word out in front of more people, in different worlds and I’ve only written it ONCE. Out of one article, I can get, at the very least, five times the benefit.





In less than an hour, you can quadruple your reach to a wide variety of people, both in your business AND in your neighborhood. And you can also barter for advertising by writing the article for free.







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Courtney Cooper
Ben Kinney Brokerages Leadership at our Keller Williams North Seattle Office - Seattle, WA

Gayle, that is absolutely fabulous!  Great job and congrats!  Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Jan 26, 2013 12:50 AM #1
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

Very well said.  I want to wish you a great and prosperous 2013.

Jan 26, 2013 12:51 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Gayle and congratulations on the new job. You make a great point and since you write so well, I am not surprised. Enjoy the day.

Jan 26, 2013 12:56 AM #3
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle-That is awesome. It is wise to get the word out in all the places you can


Jan 26, 2013 02:03 AM #4
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

What an honor to write for All Things Real estate for the Portland area. However, she saw your talent and passion for writing and I think they are very lucky to have you on board! Congratulations GF - another avenue to make even more money! Also, thanks for the tip on LinkedIn - something I need to put more effort into. You've truly inspired me! suggested! 

Jan 26, 2013 03:11 AM #5
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Courtney, thank you for that positive response. Layering your marketing efforts without doubling your time is key.

Thank you, Elite Home Sales Team. Prosperity to you as well.

Sheila~It's been a busy day, showing a new client lots of properties along with his son and father. They've fallen in love with one of my listings--here's hopin'!! (He's trying to reclaim his Adirondack experience of a year ago...I think we can make that happen).

Sharon, I've been pretty ecstatic!  After my first article in her publication went online, we got several comments and she said she's NEVER gotten comments on her own articles, so she was pleased.

Kris, since you inspire so many, it's wonderful to be able to pay you back in kind. Getting endorsements, too on LinkedIn gives you more credence in our business world, also. As a result, I've had many Portland business people ask to connect with me...those whom I would never get to meet face-to-face, otherwise. My first endorsement actually came from one of my past buyers, so I was THRILLED!

Jan 26, 2013 06:59 AM #6
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Gayle I have been on LinkedIn since day one from my corporate days but have not sent my blog posts over there, but may have to reconsider. I thought perhaps the audience, more diverse than just real estate, may not care. I have just started to do it with Facebook and Google+ so will see. Great on the new gig.

Jan 26, 2013 07:06 AM #7
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Gayle,

I'sd say you grabbed the brass ring and caught a firm grip!! Way to go! What an honor to write for All Things Real estate for the Portland area! rock girl..well deserved for sure! 

Jan 26, 2013 09:02 AM #8
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Congratulations Gayle! (And thanks for the reminder that I shouldn't ignore LinkedIn.)

Jan 26, 2013 04:10 PM #9
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great advice to get those blogs to do double, triple or more through other social media sites. And it is so nice when we can get the mainline media interested.

It may be time to start forwarding some of my blogs to the dozen or so media contacts that I have on linkedin.


Feb 15, 2013 01:04 AM #10
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