Finally All This Blogging Pays Off

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group S-96414

Finally All This  Blogging Pays Off

With the urging of some very influential people in my personal and professional life, I began blogging more than 2 years ago.  

I read blogs that touted how others got business and made the best of something called SEO.   Listening to motivational speaker, Tom Ferry, made me think that there was something to this idea of  "social media".     Hey, I've been in the real estate business for 25 years.     It's a big learning curve!  happy dance carol ann palmieri

Just jumping in was fun.   Talking real estate, reading about real estate, meeting and learning from real estate professionals all over the country  but, I never saw the results that other people said they got.  

Oh, scratch that.   I did get a few calls off community posts that I wrote.  People calling me to ask what the hours were for a restaurant or consignment shop, or where the Medway Santa Parade was being held.     

Oh yes, and how could I forget that I did get a call for someone asking where they might find some live, (yes LIVE) chickens citing a post I had entitled The Chicken and The Egg.  (another lesson learned)

But, I never got a new business call.    I knew it was beneficial and people must have been googling me, saw my ramblings and that added to my experience and credibility, but I never saw an actual lead from it.   

Until this week that is.   And, as luck will have it, I received two in this one week!    A referral from a Realtor in another state and a lead from someone in the school administration in the area, who called me after reading a neighborhood post I had written.  

As much as the slacker in me said give up, I kept going.    The two new leads have fueled a new fire, and made me really believe that done properly this  can fuel my business as well.  

Some will say I am slow on the take.   I know who you are and might have to agree!     Having said that, I have new thoughts, ideas and direction.  

AND, HapPy DaNcE!!!   Two new customers!   

 

 

Looking to Buy, Sell, Rent or Invest?  
If you want to really know what's happening in your market area, consult your local Realtor!
 
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Carol Ann Palmieri
About the Author

Carol-Ann Palmieri is a full time Real Estate professional in Massachusetts for the past 25 years along with her partner Al Mussi have helped literally hundreds of families find, sell or purchase new places to live.
Carol Ann Palmieri

A former US Marine, she grew up in Walpole, MA...  is committed to the serving the community through various volunteer opportunities.   She attended MA Bay Community and Suffolk University and is committed to constantly updating her Real Estate education.

Licensed in MA and RI...

Al and Cal's primary areas of service Franklin, Bellingham, Medway, Millis, Medfield, Norfolk, Wrentham, Plainville, Blackstone, Walpole, Milford, Holliston, Hopkinton, Mansfield, and Foxboro, North Attleboro, Norwood, Hopedale, Mendon, Millville but have resourses to help anyone, anywhere....

 Their mission....  To exceed your expectations!
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Tammy Lankford,
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I'm super excited for you.  I remember that first blog business call.  But the fact is many clients have told me after the fact that they called me because they'd been reading my blog.  They didn't tell me that when we were working together, they told me later after we became friends after they bought.

Jul 29, 2013 02:31 PM #28
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Praful Thakkar
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Carol Ann, it had to happen! Hard work always pays off.

Just curious - going to be at Summer Meetup. correct? On Aug 19 - will write a post soon.

 

Jul 29, 2013 04:10 PM #29
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Gerard Gilbers
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Great job! When you start you are building a foundation and much of that is unseen for sometime. 

Jul 29, 2013 04:32 PM #30
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Congratulations!

And thank you for inspiration:)

It is a beautiful blog about serving your community. Good luck with your deal and I'm sure: many more will come!

Jul 29, 2013 06:42 PM #31
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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I'm glad you've gotten some calls.  Our phones have been ringing off the hook.  The key is to blog about what you want people to call you about.

Jul 29, 2013 08:12 PM #32
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi All.    Appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.    It was pretty exciting for sure!   Wish you all great success!  

Jul 29, 2013 08:48 PM #33
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Congratulations. I am sure you will receive many more calls . Good luck.

Jul 29, 2013 09:12 PM #34
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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Congratulations on the new clients, and thank you for the inspiration to keep plugging away!  It hasn't happened for us yet, but we're content to live vicariously through the rest of you until it does!

Jul 29, 2013 09:47 PM #35
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Carol Ann, your persistence is paying off. Congratulations, two in a row. Good luck with your new clients.

Jul 29, 2013 10:29 PM #36
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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Awesome, Carol Ann!! Congratulations!! The Happy Dance is my favorite form of exercise! Cheers to that re-fueled fire.  Go get 'em!!

Jul 29, 2013 10:34 PM #37
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Than Maynard
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Glad to hear you are getting some return on your time invested. Good luck.

Jul 29, 2013 10:50 PM #38
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Kelly Barbus
Keller Williams Buffalo Northtowns - Buffalo, NY
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Congrats! I look forward to the day that I can say the same thing. Even though the leads haven't come in for me yet, I have learned so much already from other AR blog posts. Good luck!
Jul 29, 2013 10:55 PM #39
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Brien Berard
Remax Professionals Laurel MD - Laurel, MD
Maryland Real Estate Agents - Laurel Real Estate

Congratulations on your two new clients.  Hopefully you will get many more.  I have rec'd similar phone calls about restaurants I blogged about.  I am not starting to make most of my blogs more real estate focused because those are the calls I want.

Jul 30, 2013 12:30 AM #40
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Phil Stevenson, CRMP
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Carol Ann,

Congradulations! It's great to see how motivation and dedication pay off in the long run, never give up!

Jul 30, 2013 12:39 AM #41
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
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IT does take time, but eventually buyers and sellers will find you from AR.  Great source.

Jul 30, 2013 01:58 AM #42
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Bend, OR
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Carol Ann ~ We're doing the Happy Dance with ya girlfriend... keep on doing whatever works for you ;-)

Jul 30, 2013 02:58 AM #43
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Carol Ann,  Blogging does generate business. It is not an over-night sensation. It does take time to build ... but it works. I'm happy for you and that you have a renewed inspiration to continue blogging.  

Jul 30, 2013 04:53 AM #44
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Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
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Cal, Real happy dance and congrats on the new potential clients. It makes you feel like all this work finally paid off. You write really excellent blogs and I happy for you. 

Jul 31, 2013 07:44 AM #45
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Eric Fischer
Coldwell Banker Pioneer Real Estate - Moreno Valley, CA
Moreno Valley, CA Realtor

Congrats. I'm just getting on the blogging train now. Fingers crossed for some business.

Jul 31, 2013 02:54 PM #46
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

That's great news. I had the same experience with people looking for hrs, directions or a job in response to something hyperlocal I wrote. Finally, an actual listing!

Sep 10, 2013 11:49 PM #47
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