It happened again, a lady called me from out of town and wanted to know where to stay during their vacation here in Crescent City, California. She wanted somewhere quiet and nice. She knew I was a real estate broker, but hoped that I would recommend a hotel.
SO WHAT MADE HER THINK I COULD HELP HER?
When I first came to Crescent City, California and started in real estate, my marketing plan included putting up several websites and these included:
On them I listed all the hotels and motels in the area.
THE ONLY Realtor® ON THIS WEBSITE IS ME.
Nowadays, I still get between 400 and 600 UNIQUE VISITORS to the websites every month. Obviously they don't all call me, they click through to the hotel(s) that appeal to them, but they still become aware of me. And some of them do call me.
REMEMBER, THIS WAS BEFORE BLOGGING BECAME POPULAR
But it still works. When you GOOGLE for "crescent city ca hotels", my website www.crescentcitylighthouseinn.com is on the 1st page. It may not be at the top of the page like TRIPADVISOR or EXPEDIA, and there follow a few of the hotels,
but it is also the only one that will give you an overview of ALL the hotels here.
Message to the traveling public:
Keep calling me. I will give you insightful information about the hotels and the area. And, no, it's no bother at all, I love to talk to you and hear about your trip. Please keep me in mind if you decide to move here. THEN I CAN REALLY HELP YOU AS YOUR BROKER/Realtor®