Blogging for Real Estate. Does it work?

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lisa hill real estate agent and realtor with adams cameron
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 Adams Cameron Realtorslistings. 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

www.DaytonaBeachRealEstateSales.com  

Lisa Hill the Smart Choice for all your real estate needs

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Congratulations Lisa!  Active Rain DOES do more for us than gain a few points here and there!!  It is so nice to see the system work and WOW, in a BIG way!  

        

Mar 27, 2008 03:15 PM #1
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Jim Albano
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Lisa, this certainly is encouraging news! Congratulations to you on your new business generated through AR and continued success to you.
Mar 27, 2008 03:24 PM #2
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Maria Mastrolonardo, IL Probate Specialist
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Congrats Lisa! Like all kinds of marketing it's all about consistency, thanks for the encouragement!
Mar 27, 2008 03:54 PM #3
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Deb Brooks
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Lisa, it's working for me too. Over and over. Last week we closed on a house that came to me through AR. It put 7,000.00 in our bank account from my profile. OOHHH I love it. Later in the rain~Deb
Mar 27, 2008 04:21 PM #4
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hi Lisa,

Congratulations on your successes in the Rain. Job well done!

Mar 27, 2008 04:48 PM #5
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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I do believe so... leads,closings, more leads....and more contacts....ah, the life of blogging for business....good for you Lisa!
Mar 27, 2008 04:57 PM #6
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Harley Ramsey
Keller Williams - Chatsworth, CA
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Hi Lisa,  I enjoy reading your blog and I can see how it would lead to business for you--you come from a place of professionalism and contribution by giving clear and thoughtful information.  As you said, it is about attitude...if someone were blogging simple advertisements for any sort of service, including agency, it is not appealing and I can't see that leading to business.  Congratulations and good for you!  Cheers, Harley
Mar 27, 2008 05:03 PM #7
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Marlene Scheffer
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Congratulations on your blogging success, Lisa!
Mar 27, 2008 05:14 PM #8
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Thesa Chambers
Fred Real Estate Group - Bend, OR
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Lisa - it does work - I can hardly keep up with everything - my AR time has become so limited because of the business it creates
Mar 27, 2008 06:53 PM #9
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Lisa....  it's great that it's been working for you.  It's been working big time for me.... and people just need to know that this takes time in most cases. And I guess it also depends on what you write about and who it attracts in some cases.  Good job...

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