I'm too busy selling to blog....

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with RMS Realty, St Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach Counties

Lately, I have been wondering if blogging is worth the effort?

 

Years ago, my husband, an expert in all things online from design to SEO to E-commerce told me about the power of blogging.  At the time I totally ignored him, How powerful could a blog be?  Who cares what I have to say? What would I write about anyway?  So I went about my day the usual way, updating my website regularly (without his help by the way, he was too busy with national clients to help me grow my little business), talking to those I meet at my kids school, social functions, grocery stores, libraries.  My job as a Realtor is like most, I work 24/7. As soon as someone asks me what I do for a living and I tell them I am a Realtor/Broker, I am all of a sudden working.  I was selling, not blogging, selling...isn't that what we do? Sell? 

Well, during some down time about 8 months ago, I decided to blog.  Write about homes available, my community, happenings, kids stuff (we have a local online magazine that encourages kids to write and be creative). I blogged at night before I went to bed and I blogged on my down time. I wrote about things that I thought might be interesting to global or local readers and things that interested me. 

So here I am 8 months later thinking, "Is blogging really what will drive my business to the next level?"  I love talking to people. I work 7 days a week until the wee hours each day. I get my leads from friends, family, people I meet when I am out and about.  When I have some time to hang out with my family, I think, should I blog about this event?  should I inform the global readers?  You may not agree with me, but I decided NO, I should not.  Spending time with my family is more important and is so precious and it is so rare.  I know my family and friends are interested in every facet of my life and I them. So why not concentrate on that.   There is so much blogging out there I am wondering if anyone is reading this stuff besides other bloggers.  Not a bad thing, but is that what I really want?  And honestly, what can't you find online these days.  It's all out there!

I will continue to blog here and there, but the really good stuff I will continue to get outside of my blog. We are taking a much needed 4 night vacation on a Disney ship in a few weeks and I know I will still be working since I am sure to be asked what I do for a living, but I can guarantee you, I will not be blogging unless something crazy happens.

 

You can chime in if you like!  Happy Saturday.

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Real Estate services in Port St Lucie, St. Lucie West, Jensen Beach, Fort Pierce, Palm City, Stuart, Hobe Sound, Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens.

 

 

Owe more on your home than the market value and want to sell?    Call me, I can help.  I am available 7 days a week at 772-924-0430 or you can email me at tonia.rahming@gmail.com

If you are a buyer looking to purchase a home or an investment property or a seller that needs to sell fast, you can reach me at 772-924-0430 or here. Search the MLS on my website. 

 

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Tonia Rahming

Your Florida Realtor

RMS Realty

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Comments (5)

Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Tonia: I would encourage you to sign up for the upcoming AR Blogging Bootcamp.  If after completing the 3-part series you still feel the same way, cut the chord on your blogging efforts.  

I believe the series will motivate you to get focused on niche marketing and using SEO techniques that will get your content found by local real estate buyers and sellers who will want to use your services.  

Having too much business is always a good problem to have.

Mar 30, 2013 12:57 PM
Tonia Rahming
RMS Realty, St Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach Counties - Saint Lucie West, FL
Relocation Specialist

Thanks Anita. Already completed it, this post is actually not about HOW to blog, but I do appreciate you chiming in!

Mar 30, 2013 01:06 PM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I fully understand wanting to spend more time with family...the business/personal balance is what many of us seek.  My comment wasn't meant as a HOW to blog, more of a WHY to blog (for more buyers and sellers).

Best of luck.

Mar 30, 2013 01:34 PM
Rob Lyszczarz
RE/MAX Properties Unlimited - Westfield, NJ

Tonia, Mastery in this business, requires motivation, creativity discipline and balance.  Good luck

Mar 30, 2013 01:40 PM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

I find that you can schedule yourself right out of the business if you are not careful. Prioritize and make the money you want while enjoying your family more.

Mar 30, 2013 02:23 PM