Conversation Starts Because of BLOGGING But Not Necessarily About Real Estate

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Conversation Starts Because of BLOGGING But Not Necessarily About Real Estate

How have you used blogging to start a conversation?







 Yesterday we decided to have a bite to eat after a wonderfully busy Sunday. First there was my live radio show at noon and an open house in the same afternoon.

We were near my new listing in Hampden and close to one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. 

Trying to figure out what to order... I  remembered  a post written about  

McCabes in Baltimore  showing some tasteful dishes.

Always having my iPad available, I pulled up the blog and shared it with the delightful owner. I had also linked McCabes restaurant to  my new  Historic Hampden listing.

Business owners may know people who want to move into the neighborhood. What a perfect opportunity to show off my property. 

How have you used blogging to start a conversation?


Conversation Starts Because of BLOGGING But Not Necessarily About Real Estate


Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

Comments (35)

Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

You are right on.  You must get their attention first in order for them to read the blog.

Jul 30, 2013 03:32 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Margaret, localism posts do work! Aside from making good business sense, they're fun. I think about Dorie Dillard's Firday posts promoting local restaurants in Austin TX. If and when those business owners decide to sell or buy a home, I'm pretty sure Dorie will be their Realtor!

Same with yours, owner of McCabes will most likely contact you for his Real Estate needs in Baltimore MD.

Jul 30, 2013 03:59 AM
Marilyn Wier
RE/MAX Space Center - League City, TX
Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!

I have received calls for posts about activities in my area. It reminds me to always remember what I blog about so when the questions come about dates and events I can answer.

Jul 30, 2013 03:59 AM
Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

An Ipad can be a very useful tool for work. In this case it was a tool to decide what to order for lunch! You must have some big pockets if your Ipad fits in one. LOL


Jul 30, 2013 05:34 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

You don't miss a beat Margaret! You think of every angle there is.  Good for you!

Jul 30, 2013 08:57 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I now take my iPad with me almost everywhere I go. Pretty soon, I'll have to put a rope around my waist and tug a wagon along behind me. I hate carrying stuff, but it is useful if you want to start up a conversation and show somebody your blog to have the thing right there with you. Before you know it, they're passing around the link to other friends . . .

Jul 30, 2013 09:57 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Yes but not as creatively as you have.  Another lesson from the Rome way of successful real estate.

Jul 30, 2013 10:55 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Margaret, Real estate is funny that way.  You just never know where it will start, or end, or anything in between.

Jul 30, 2013 10:57 AM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
I would have been busy chomping on that good looking burger instead;)
Jul 30, 2013 11:20 AM
Mitch Muller - Charlotte NC Real Estate
ProStead Realty Charlotte, NC CRS SRES - Charlotte, NC
Certified Residential Specialist

Margaret, I had just mentioned to Barbara in another post how I have gotten referrals from posting about businesses in my area!

Jul 30, 2013 11:38 AM
Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

Local posts are really interesting especially if you live in an area that has so much to offer. St. Augustine has a lot to offer me and I am looking forward to doing my localism in bloging.

Jul 30, 2013 12:00 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Margaret, it would be that way when I pulled out the camera and started to take pictures for a blog. Haven't been carrying the camera very much lately, time to start again

Jul 30, 2013 12:31 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Blogging is a wonderful way to create or enhance those business relationships. I think most business owners are flattered to have the publicity and who knows where it could lead.


Jul 30, 2013 12:52 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

You know I adore getting comments. It has been a wonderfully busy day showing properties and celebrating with  a birthday dinner with good friends. Don't worry I have taken photos at the restaurant and will be posting in a future blog.

SInce it is after 11PM and I have to go write today's way I can get to your comments. So if you want something to read in the meantime....check out...

Anyone Complaining About Being Featured Would Also Complain If They Were Hung With A Brand New Rope!! 

Jul 30, 2013 01:20 PM
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Margaret...I love it when others mention one of my blogs and yes, there are times that I have mentioned one of mine that I feel someone might find helpful.

Good feature. Congratulations!


Jul 30, 2013 01:33 PM
Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Being on a health kick would really one of those Burgers. Just not in the cards now. I like the local info. Have traveled a lot and you just never know where you will end up.

Jul 30, 2013 02:11 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Margaret, I love this business for one simple reason - as much as we can talk about real estate, we can talk about anything else - and best part is ... we are still who we are! We can strike conversation with any topic (and eventually, it ends up being Real Estate only!)

Jul 30, 2013 02:50 PM
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

I've heard that photos of food are the number one favorite on social media.

Jul 30, 2013 03:04 PM
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

Creativity can really pay-off! You are absolutely correct... conversations can start about anything anytime, which can lead who knows where.

Jul 30, 2013 03:58 PM
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

Hi Margaret. I have and it helps. Thank you so much for calling me the other day. I really appreciate it :)

Jul 31, 2013 04:03 PM