ASK AN AMBASSADOR: Blogging Is A Competitive Sport

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Me once upon a time

ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Blogging Is A Competitive Sport

 

 

I'll admit it, I'm competitive, maybe REALLY competitive!  In my soccer playing days off the field I was pretty laid back, but once I crossed the chalk lines I underwent a personality transformation. That goal box was MY turf!  Yes, goalies are a special kind of crazy and I was no exception!  I played fair but hard and loved it.  Saving a shot that the striker was SURE was going in?  Yeah, that fueled my competitive nature big time! 

 

I'd venture that 99.99% of us here are pretty competitive too.  We have to be if we want to survive in this business, and even more so if we want to thrive. 

Every day we're competing for business against the other 6,000 agents in our market. 

Every day we're competing for consumer eyes.  Can we beat the syndicators?  Can we beat the other brokerages and individual agents?

Every day we're competing to stay top of mind with past clients so those referrals come in.

Every day we're competing for our listing to be THE ONE that is chosen that day.

Every day we're competing for our buyers to make sure that right fit home goes to them at a price that works.

And blogging can be the edge that gets you to the front of the pack and helps keep you there!  This is where you have to engage your competitive nature and ActiveRain provides the tools that you need to keep yourself accountable to feeding Google and Bing and the rest of the search engines that help you get found.  Points as the carrot, the Leaderboard as the measure.

Especially as we started off here in the Rain the points acted as a motivator for us.  Climb the Leaderboard, knock off another and another and another rung.  Eventually you might even make it to the top of your city, county or state.  We did, although we're going to relinquish our Ohio #1 spot to Roger soon, but that's okay too because we're not competing against our friend Roger, but against the literally thousands of other agents trying to get our local buyer and seller business.  And again, blogging is the tool that gives us an edge over agents that choose not to blog.

Our competition is both them, and ourselves.  The refusal to take weeks or months off from blogging, but instead letting our competitive nature drive us to keep writing consumer oriented posts.  Market reports, inventory posts, subdivision posts, local events.  Rinse, lather, repeat.

So keep on blogging!

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Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
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Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
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Liz and Bill Spear ~ of course there's the competitive side of blogging, that's the businness side of it. But when it come to blogging, there's also other aspects too! I fell in love with blogging, and I find that blogging is a great way to let lose and write about different things. Sometimes I blog to let off a little steam, sometimes I blog because I'm passionate about a certain subject, and sometimes I blog about things I want to see changed... Bottom line "I LOVE TO BLOG"

Oct 09, 2014 02:06 AM #39
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Kate McQueen
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Competition is the driver of excellence.  I take my posts very seriously, beyond the points.  I want anything that's out there for the public to see to be well-formatted, no typos, no misspellings, and no bad grammar.  My blog is an extension of my communication skills, after all.  So it's extremely important.

Oct 09, 2014 02:19 AM #40
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Good title..Blogging is competitive but in a very healthy way for business and networking. It is also fun. Points have proven to be an excellent motivator.

Oct 09, 2014 04:37 AM #41
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Jon, I've really enjoyed my blogging time.  It's a great change of pace from the other things I have to do every day.

Kate, No doubt, we want our best foot forward.  There's no guarantee that anyone will read more than one post, so we better get each one right.

Margaret, They've caused me to give up sleep on occasion :) 

Oct 09, 2014 04:45 AM #42
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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
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I'm competitive as well. My blogging has me ranking highly in the SERPs and agents who thought I was a flash in the pan are now taking a second look.

Oct 09, 2014 01:03 PM #43
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William Johnson
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Hi Bill and Liz, I would have to " ditto" the comment from Margaret Rome. No point in re-writing it, LOL

Oct 09, 2014 02:39 PM #44
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Tammie, But everyone knows...blogging doesn't work.....snicker.  Hello?  yes, I'm happy to help you find a new home!!!

William, I've lost a lot of sleep collecting points when I should have already went to bed :) 

Oct 09, 2014 10:27 PM #45
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John Meussner
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BLiz, I think a competitive nature is a huge advantage in the real estate industry.  I've got it from years of playing sports (like you, I'm a pretty laid back guy, but when I'm on the ice playing hockey?  Different story).  I am in full agreement with you - goalies are definitely a special kinda crazy!

Oct 10, 2014 02:25 AM #46
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RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

John, I've been waiting for the first hockey team to get a sumo sized guy to play goalie :) 

Oct 10, 2014 02:29 AM #47
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Evelyn Johnston
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Yes, we are a competitive lot! I think most Real Estate Agents are, or they just go away...

Oct 10, 2014 02:08 PM #48
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Eveyln, You're probably right on that.  Whether with other agents or ourselves, we've got to keep pushing to be successful. 

Oct 10, 2014 09:41 PM #49
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Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
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I know I'm competitive.  Just noticed that my spot has fallen in Texas overall and that has bothered me.  I realize it's my own fault.  One has got to blog if one hopes to maintain those points lol.  

Oct 11, 2014 12:07 AM #50
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Joni Bailey
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I really do not see the actual blogging part as competitive. Maybe I should....

Oct 11, 2014 04:15 AM #51
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Brenda, Just a matter of time until I lose our #1 spot in Ohio, but I'm not going to do what would be needed to head that off.

Joni, But in the friendliest possible way :) 

Oct 11, 2014 04:58 AM #52
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
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Bliz~ The points are what keeps me in the competition. I'm getting closer and closer to ONE MILLION and I can't wait. Less than 2 months and I should be there. Then I really need to focus on WHAT I'm blogging, not just blogging for the sake of it!

Oct 11, 2014 12:01 PM #53
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RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
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Donna, Once we got focused on consumer direct posts we found our phone and email leads built up significantly.  The last few weeks we're getting more contacts from our WP/AR combo than we ever have.  And you'll have that million point milestone before you know it!

Oct 11, 2014 11:30 PM #54
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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Bliz, It was that competitive drive that helped me reach the No. 1 spot in San Antonio. Now, I realize that I need to get back into the race, and start blogging more consistently again. It's GREAT for Business!

Oct 13, 2014 12:24 AM #55
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Jerry, Just keep blogging away! 

Oct 13, 2014 04:59 AM #56
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I don't think that blogging itself is competitive, but if you are rewarded points for it and compared to others, you have to:)

Apr 01, 2015 04:35 PM #57
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Inna, At this point, I view it as competitive more as using it to win at getting the consumer to call us rather than one of thousands of other agents in our market.  And it's great for getting those phone calls, but certainly not a quick process.

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