Ask An Ambassador: Thoughts About Blogitude
The last 24 hours was one of my more "sucky" days in real estate. I got totally blindsided yesterday morning by a friend/seller asking for a listing release to hire a local, big name agent. Ooomph. And the "it's not you, it's me" bit didn't help an iota. Then an afternoon inspection, and I'm thinking it may make perfect sense for my buyers to opt out and have us look for another good fit. Then past buyers of ours chose the previous listing agents for the home to sell it now (that hurt, and for some reasons I can't even begin to cover in public). Scheduled for a closing today for more of our sellers, but STILL waiting on the buyer's loan approval, and that's after a 3 week postponement. Will it happen today? Honestly I still don't know.
Now any one of those "events" could have provided me a host of blog topics for weeks, but you know how many I'll write about those events? Zero. That little paragraph at the start will be the last of it. Now I'm not saying there isn't the place for the occasional rant, but they're not my choice for prime blogging for building our business. Sure, I can get plenty of agents to commiserate with us, but does that bring the listing back? Nope. Does it remove the radon and mold from my buyer's home-to-be and now probably not home? Nope there too. Didn't get the listing? As some of my friends have said, get over it cupcake! Real estate is NOT the avocation for those with thin skin. I guarantee that you'll get the occasional virtual kick right in the crotch. It smarts, and then you get up and get back in the game before your competition passes you!
And that's where my choice for blog topics originates on a daily basis. How do we improve the odds of TODAY being another good day in real estate? What is the consumer looking for and can we provide it? What engages our fellow Rainers? Can we get both the consumers and Rainers to remember where we live and work, and make us their FIRST call when they need help? So the answers to those questions leads to Tuesday Ask An Ambassador posts, early month market reports, local events and subdivision coverage, and a healthy coverage of our niche, because THAT is what makes the phone ring for us! Because frankly, I don't want our posts to be an area of bringing folks down, but building up. It's our choice and it's an easy one.
Keep on Blogging!
Liz and Bill aka BLiz