Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-When Your Buyer Knows Your Blogs It’s a Good Sign

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When Your Buyer Knows Your Blogs It’s a Good Sign

I was with a new client and part of his family yesterday showing cabins and homes at Fishhawk Lake. As we did the tour, I would point out items of interest or talk about the local wildlife. I pointed out  the creek where the salmon spawn yearly and some of the photos I’d taken in years past. Oh, yes, he’d seen those. Salmon Spawning Fishhawk Lake-Gayle Rich-Boxman 2006 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved


I talked about the bald eagle swooping down recently to try to capture something in the water. Yup, he’d seen those pictures, too and read my blog. And his family chimed in saying, wouldn’t it be fun to see a bald eagle?!

 Bald Eagle Fishhawk Lake-Gayle Rich-Boxman 2012-Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

As we went along, I realized as he talked, how many blogs he had read of mine! He had a good working knowledge of Fishhawk Lake from his reading online and recognized areas from photos I had taken. The very first lakefront cabin we looked at was exactly the setting he’s been searching for. It has a beautiful expansive view of  Fishhawk Lake and he’s bringing his wife back again in a couple of weeks. His son, who brought his favorite stuffed bear, was thrilled with all of the bear memorabilia inside and outside the cabin. And it was built the year the buyer was born!

With his facts in place from reading my blogs; his emotional connection with Fishhawk Lake and this sweet little cabin on the lake, it just might be a good sign!


Fishhawk Lake from dock-Gayle Rich-Boxman-copyrighted All Rights Reserved


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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Anyone who is smart should read your blogs!  You have probably one of the best writing abilities I have "seen" :-)

Jan 26, 2013 11:31 PM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Gayle.... buyers and sellers are going online before they make that important phone call to the agent for the first meeting.... and by the time they meet, the buyer/seller knows alot of information about the area and the agent.

Jan 26, 2013 11:54 PM #2
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Blogs are the windows of the soul of the real estate agent and his or her spark, passion show through. Or not. Don't be afraid to have color that shines through in the way you do the real estate dog and pony. In your list, market, sold (repeat) to have fun, more success all the way around in life.

Jan 26, 2013 11:54 PM #3
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Well, Kristin, then you are one smart cookie! (But I knew that before now).

Barbara, so very true. This is why, during the slower part of the year, I've decided to put my money where my mouth is and get that new website going. Any agent worth their salt needs to EMBRACE the new buyer--who IS internet savvy.

Andrew--this sounds like it could be another blogpost! (I might need to do that soon).

Jan 27, 2013 12:27 AM #4
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Gayle, people ARE reading and those wonderful photos you post, STICK in their minds, and it sells LIFESTYLE.

Jan 27, 2013 01:07 AM #5
Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
DPR Realty LLC - Gilbert, AZ
Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona

Gayle -- I think your blog is one of the very best when it comes to a particular target market -- both in terms of the quality of the writing and the photography.  Good to know that it produces results too!  have a great Sunday, Eric

Jan 27, 2013 01:35 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


How fun to meet people that read your blog, and what a great compliment that is to you.  Sounds like you have a deal brewing here and a lot of alignment for this family.  A

Jan 27, 2013 02:51 AM #7
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

You take some great pictures and your blog certainly seems to be paying off with this buyer! Congrats!

Jan 27, 2013 05:10 AM #8
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

GF - between you're well written Fishhawk Lake blogs and beautiful photos, I'm not surprise you're getting found on the Internet. You've done a remarkable job of demonstrating your extensive knowledge of your market area and branding yourself as THE expert on all things Fishhawk Lake! This just goes to show how important it is to blog regularly -something I'm just getting back into after a 3 week reprieve.

Jan 27, 2013 08:36 AM #9
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi's not a good's a GREAT sign and something we hope for when we write our blog posts. Obviously they knew so much of the area from you and that's what drew them in even more. Kudos!

Jan 27, 2013 12:02 PM #10
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905


Eric, you made me blush...thank you....!

Alexandra~they're coming back in the 2ns weekend of February!  AND, I'm going to be writing an offer for my horse property people--woohoo!

Than, I sure love doing this part of my don't have to force me, it's fun!

Kris, I am SO glad to have you back....and my new website will only increase my traffic. Can't wait!

Cindy, that was so funny--I was JUST putting a comment on your blog when I saw the e-mail that I had a new comment and it was from you! We are connected, girlfriend!!


Jan 27, 2013 12:10 PM #11
Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Hi Gayle, that buyers comments must have made you feel that all of the time that you have spent, even on the posts that didn't get as many comments as your prefered, was well worth while. 

I'm still on cloud nine from a really nice comment that I received last week on a post that was written 5 years ago.  It was about a park in my hometown.    

Keep up the GREAT work. 

Jan 27, 2013 01:49 PM #12
John G. Johnston
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC - Westcliffe, CO
An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO

Gayle  I frequently re-post my blogs to Google+ and FB.  I get more comments from FB than anywhere.  This only shows what a GREAT blogger you have become and how well you serve your community.  You are a one person Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Center...not to mention a professional photographer!

Jan 27, 2013 01:57 PM #13
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You make all of us wish for a home at Fishhawk Lake!

Thanks for sharing this story.

Jan 28, 2013 06:04 AM #14
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