Yes, this is another real estate blog... kinda. I see the question being tossed around a lot amongst other real estate bloggers, as to whether blogging actually works or not.
Yesterday, I wrote a quick post to this blog, about the 3 new real estate listings I had just taken. But I neglected to mention one thing. The lead that brought those listings came directly through my Active Rain real estate blog. A man who is trying to help his parents get their investment properties sold, after having a bad experience with another local REALTOR®, did an internet search and found my real estate blogs. He sent me a message, asking me to contact them right away. That was on Tuesday night. I listed 3 of their houses yesterday (Wednesday), and posted the information here last night.
I've also received 2 very good buyer leads in the last few weeks, once again, directly through Active Rain. We'll see how those turn out. One of them has been e-mailing me every day, asking questions and having me send different listings. Since I'm in Florida, I'm accustomed to working with potential buyers and sellers who are planning to move to Daytona, or one of the surrounding cities, from other areas. Sometimes it takes a while for them to get their financial affairs in order, before they're ready to start scheduling appointments to see the listed houses or condos. And sometimes, their plans change. You never know how things will turn out. That's just part of the excitement of this job, right?
So this post is to encourage anyone might be feeling discouraged. For many REALTORS® and sellers, the last couple of years may seem like an eternity. But as I've mentioned in many of my posts, so far this year, I've had a lot more phone calls from interested buyers and renters of real estate. I'm not in property management, but I've been renting the units in the condo-conversion project I have listed, on behalf of the seller. So I'm sticking to my slogan for this year. "Real Estate is Great in 2008"! Or you could always remind yourself that "Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude".
None of us are always "Up" in our attitudes. We all get discouraged at times. It's in those times that we look to others to help encourage us. Then when we're up, we have a responsibility to encourage those who are down. "Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You."
If you're a buyer or seller of real estate in the Daytona Beach area, make a Smart Choice and contact Lisa C Hill with Adams Cameron & Co.