Hey, Great Article in the East Bay Newspaper They Said.

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Hey, Great Article in the East Bay Newspaper They Said.


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Two weeks ago I received a phone call from someone from our local area newspaper The East Bay News. She asked me if I had gotten her email yesterday. To which I replied "What email?" Which sent me off looking in my spam folders, trash, unopened emails etc. She began telling me why she emailed me.

She said "I read your blog (actually several of them) on Google, and I love what you have to say about the local area real estate market. By now I had found her email which basically said the same thing. I asked her where she found me on Google. She responded "Your ActiveRain blog", to which I responded "SWEET!!" as I did a happy dance in my chair.

She asked me if I would help her out. You see, her regular real estate writer didn't submit a article for the 4th of July week, and she was on a deadline to find something to put in the column. She had 2 hours in which to make the deadline cut off. She asked if she could use one of my blogs from the past month or so. I would get my first by-line article in a local newspaper (which I know tons of people read), possibly my picture, but definitely my name, company name, phone, website address & email information. I asked her which blog had caught her attention (I wanted to be able to possibly expand upon that blog if it was that good). She said she'd send me the blog link if I would send her my head shot and information.

Once I got her email she had 5 of my blogs from the last few months listed. Any of these would be great she said. I chose one that I felt touched more on the local market and how I work for my clients.


The newspaper comes out in print on Wednesdays and online on Tuesdays. Friends were posting on Facebook that they saw my article in the paper. My daughter's friends were telling her that her Mom wrote an article that was published. Today, I went to church and quite a few members came up to me and congratulated me on my article in the paper. "Hey, great article in the East Bay Newspaper they said."

As it turns out my ActiveRain blog postings are truly read by people. The timing of her reading my blog and needing someone to "fill in" as a contributing writer was perfect. The East Bay Newspaper goes out to 5 communities around Rhode Island (Barrington, Warren, Bristol, East Providence,Tiverton-Little Compton.

Great opportunities present themselves at unexpected times. This one surely did.

I've asked if I could occasionally get more blogs in the real estate section...her answer was "absolutely"

I'll agree with what the readers have told me- It's a great article in the East Bay Newspaper, and one that I am proud of thanks to ActiveRain.


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Jay & Michelle Lieberman
Keller Williams World Class - Agoura Hills, CA
Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos

Really great news for you.  What a great way to get your name out there.

Jul 07, 2013 05:15 AM #4
Dondra Parsons
Southern Premier Living Realty powered by eXp Realty - Pinehurst, NC
Realtor®, ​ABR®,​ MRP®

Great opportunity though ActiveRain!! May lead to many wonderful things!!

Jul 07, 2013 05:19 AM #5
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Heidi.... wow....what a great opportunity....keep it going.... add that article to your listing presentation brochure.... ask her if you could provide a column every week and give it a name.... what a great opportunity.... I do it and people read it....I write an article and then I blog about that article before it's published.... it's free.... congratulations...

Jul 07, 2013 05:22 AM #6
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Heidi, this was very cool. This is your excellent marketing tool. Congratulations

Jul 07, 2013 05:45 AM #7
Jennifer Green
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Gilbert, AZ

Congradulations! What a compliment it is to be reguarded by others as respected authority on your area. 

Jul 07, 2013 06:04 AM #8
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Yes AR posts truly do get read and have juice with google and other search engines!

Congrats and keep on blogging

Jul 07, 2013 06:08 AM #9
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


Fantastic! Blogging pays off...as evidenced in so many ways. This is just too cool for a blogger.


Jul 07, 2013 06:08 AM #10
Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate
RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales - Anacortes, WA
Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties

Well done heidi. What a stroke of luck to get that opportunity. Hope you get many more blogs in that paper.

Jul 07, 2013 09:17 AM #12
Scott Fogleman
New Home Team 804-573-9592 - Richmond, VA
New Home Team

Heidi- Great job wirting and getting found!

Jul 07, 2013 10:02 AM #13
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

Congratulations! What a fantastic opportunity to help someone else while helping yourself as well. Looks like you will have a lot more exposure for your business in the future from this partnership as well.

Jul 07, 2013 10:19 AM #14
Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

Way to go. Now that is a great phone call and tells me that Active Rain is the place to be. Your professionalism is what got you the call and I am proud to be part of the same Active Rain as you.

Jul 07, 2013 10:46 AM #15
Heidi Kelley
Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge - East Providence, RI
Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
Kathleen I'm glad I made you smile. Thank You- Jay & Michelle, Dondra, Jon, David, Rich and Jennifer Barbara thanks for the advice. I'll ask her.
Jul 07, 2013 11:13 AM #16
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Heidi,

Great story and so glad you are published. I am sure this will bring you some business. Congratulations and I bet you had a great 4th.

Jul 07, 2013 12:02 PM #17
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Heidi -- another wonderful story about the importance of blogging on Active Rain.  Congratulations to you on your new found fame!  :)

Jul 07, 2013 12:13 PM #18
Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Congratulations on the article, Should be boost for you. Certainly gives you credibility.

Jul 07, 2013 01:28 PM #19
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Congratulations on how your real estate blogging resulted in a printed newspaper article.

Jul 07, 2013 04:45 PM #20
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Heidi - The local papers do read our ActiveRain blogs.  Congratulations on your first article.

Jul 07, 2013 04:53 PM #21
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Heidi - That is awesome.  Congrats. If they have an online version, you should definitely ask for a link back.

Jul 07, 2013 08:43 PM #22
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

It's great to have your name in the newspaper and recognized by your friends.

Jul 07, 2013 11:48 PM #23
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

That's great Heidi. It's always nice to know that someone is actually reading our blog posts.

Jul 08, 2013 09:38 AM #24
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