Real Estate Business...Do You Have to Work for It? Oh yeah.

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Properties

I follow Mona's blog posts and have seen her rise to the top in ActiveRain and congratulate her on her success.  Her smile and professionalism has resulted in friends across the nation as well as making money.  

Original content by Mona Gersky NC# 218097
Ahhh real estate success. Do you have to work for it? Yeah, you really do. When I first started MoonDancer Realty logo copyright 2010blogging I wondered if all this work would ever pay off in the form of real estate success referrals. I remember talking to Tammy Lankford very early on about this and she told me that it took her around two years of consistent and relevant blogging before she really started seeing an impact on her business. She was right. The real blessing in this effort is that MoonDancer Realty's clients are direct beneficiaries of this blogging investment. People in real estate learn early on that significant business doesn't just drop into your lap. Do you have to work for success in real estate? Yeah, plan on it.
This doesn't mean that there isn't a benefit to blogging long before two years have whizzed by. There is. You are honing crazy technical skills that would have taken far longer than a couple of years. You are becoming a known entitity in your community. You are stockpiling lots and lots of articles that have great value as attachments to your email campaign with prospective clients and your established clients. Once that stockpile is available to you to tap into, you will save a tremendous amount of time and energy answering frequently asked questions.
This past month has been a revelation of what I've been working so hard over the last two years. There are two new listings coming in from two different people. How did they find us? One googled "real estate Cane Creek Ridge", the other googled "Dillsboro real estate" and shazaam, just like magic there we were! One man even quoted to me from the article he discovered. I'd blogged about going out with the HOA administrator to look at a lot. Then later I posted a whimsy article and photo from the development of mushrooms growing on the tree. He said that reading those blogs made him realize that I actually would have boots on the ground when vacant lots are concerned!
We made a phone call to a current seller asking for a meeting to talk about their listing. It's a great house, decent price, good location but for whatever reason we still don't have a contract on it. They're happy to meet with us but during the conversation, the seller told me that whenever he googles anything related to his house...Dillsboro, current events, the Tuckasegee River, etc...up pops his house! He doesn't think there is room on the internet for anyone elses' listing since we seem to have captured all of the attention for his house! He also mentioned that when he does look at other listings hiding behind his own, the overwhelming MoonDancer Realty presence makes it appear that we are the listing agents for everything, at the very least we appear to be the real estate authority in the area.
That's good because I'm working hard to be in that position.
Do we have to continue to work for this marketing? Yes. Do we have to work hard for it? Yes. Is it worth it? Big time yes. Don't give up. Be consistent and relevant. Attend the ActiveRain University webinars. Check out the IMSDesignation (Internet Marketing Specialist Designation). It's much easier to work hard when it starts to make sense!

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Comments (7)

Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Barbara, you are a doll and I'm so glad you've gotten back to AR!  Thank you for the re-post. I'd chat longer but I've got to work for it :-)

Aug 18, 2013 10:27 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, matter what method of marketing one decides to use, he/she needs to work it consistently for a period of time before it all falls into place.... direct mail marketing works best for me since I focus on listings.... but my online marketing complements it.

Aug 18, 2013 10:29 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Thanks for the spotlight on Mona, she seems to be doing the right things!

Aug 18, 2013 11:28 PM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Mona, has been a rising star, always consistent and professional. 

Aug 19, 2013 12:56 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Barbara.  The harder you work the luckier you get.

Aug 19, 2013 08:37 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a great choice for a re-blog. Working hard pays dividends but working hard and smart leads to riches.

Aug 20, 2013 05:37 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Barbara, Thank you for reblogging the post. I agree with you. Mona is a professional.

Aug 22, 2013 09:28 PM

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