Do You Think People Read Your AR Blog....Absolutely

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway California Realty DRE #01492138

Do You Think People Read Your AR Blog....Absolutely

 

Do you think People Read your AR Blog...AbsolutelyThis past several weeks I have received multiple phone calls from two people who read my blog and both touched my heart. I decided to share the stories.

 

 

1) I received a call from a local minister and he asked me about a post I published on AR last year regarding an icon restaurant called Griswold's that was open for approx 40 years and closed down in 1978. Most locals within 50 miles around went there for Sunday breakfast or for special occasions and holidays. I had found a post card I had bought in the gift shop there in the 70's and that was what stimulated me to write the post in the first place. Cars in the post card were from the 50's and it was a cool shot. This place was a Danish Smorgasbord and with terrific food....and  oh my gosh they had fabulous desserts too. Anyway the minister called me as he was planning the funeral of a local resident who had been a cake baker there for years at Griswald's. He had Googled the restaurant and my blog showed up and that is why he contacted me. Since we spoke on the phone, he sent me a copy of  the funeral handout he had written. He told me he was going to mention our conversation to the family and friends the next day. In my post, I talked about my memories with family there and the good food and how sad residents were when it finally shut down. We went there so often that I am sure I must have seen this lady making the cakes because the baker's are was in the public view behind glass. It really touched my heart to talk to him and glad my memories were going to comfort this lady's family and friends. We chatted for quite a while and  are planning to meet me for coffee soon. This call just made my day or really my week. Funny thing is she lived in the same smaller community I live in. How close we were to each other but our paths never crossed.

2) Then last week a Veteran called me from Vermont. I had written a blog on Veteran loans and sometimes they can get a waivers when there are a lot of repairs needed. Of course I had gotten this info from the Veteran Lender Program sites and from other lender's blogs because my specialty is real estate. Well, he called me to ask if I could give him some guideance as he has been in escrow for 2 months in Florida and the appraiser had called out a lot of repairs and the run down property was not going to qualify as the bank is refusing to do all the repairs called out. I told him to call his lender and light a fire. He called me a few days later and said that they had extended the escrow date and were working on it. He was such a nice man and wanted to call me back to thank me. I was so glad I had helped him out. I told him to try and remember to call me and let me know when his house closed escrow.

 

Do You Think People Read Your AR Blog....Absolutely

 

So when I send out my daily posts, of course my main objective is to reach potential sellers or buyers but glad others get something out of my articles. I have probably had 10+ calls and emails from people who read the Griswald's article and just called to share their experiences there too.

 

Thanks for Reading my Real Estate Blog...........

 

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Comments (45)

Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Alesha A. Wilson 

First of all I must say "WELCOME" to Activerain. I bit the bullet and paid the fees but it is a write-off and it is true you will reach the outside world as well. Plus you can post on the social media sites and this is sure to get your phone ringing. 

Thanks for stopping by and may your career soar this year!

May 01, 2016 11:14 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Evelyn,

I get the most calls from a market report with pictures that I did about 3 years ago but these were not looking for a real estate agent and frankly more important. I got so much out of my conversations with them. Makes you think about always being positive and never being negative. 

May 01, 2016 11:17 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Debbie Gartner 

I really like the way you worded it Debbie and hope I did make a difference.

May 01, 2016 11:18 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Gita Bantwal 

Yes thanks for stopping by to comment and have a great week.

May 01, 2016 11:19 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Kat Palmiotti 

I really like touching peoples lives and not just by helping them buy or sell a house. I like to truly help as in my previous career I came to the rescue many times a day.

May 01, 2016 11:21 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Janis Borgueta 

Yes I think you are absolutely right. Have a great week.

May 01, 2016 11:21 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

I sometimes write something and forget it until someone calls and asks me about it. I like reaching others! Thanks for stopping by.

May 01, 2016 11:23 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Richie Alan Naggar 

You are such a nice and caring person and I am positive all your posts and books reach others. Have a great week!

May 01, 2016 11:24 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor ...I enjoy you

May 01, 2016 11:32 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Susan Laxson 

I like to do that sometimes and gives me a clue as to what subjects people are searching for. Good on a day when I just cannot think what to write.

May 01, 2016 11:25 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Carla Freund 

No rhyme or reason and it is not always in regards to real estate.

May 01, 2016 11:26 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Sham Reddy 

Yes AR is a wonderful place with so many professional and smart people and sharing a wealth of knowledge to each other. I definitely became a better agent after joining AR.

May 01, 2016 11:28 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor 

Yes I try to write articles that people are interested in reading and responding to. Thanks for stopping by.

May 01, 2016 11:29 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor - I was surprised to see some of my market reports with more than 1,000 views (yep, 1,000!)

When I meet a referred buyer or someone who contacted me directly, most likely they have found me online - on ActiveRain!

May 01, 2016 02:21 PM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Kristin, this is excellent news to hear about you getting calls from your AR posts. 

We were in Venice when i took the picture shown in my post yesterday. Great trip.

May 02, 2016 07:04 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Our posts have a long reach. I'm sure many people enjoyed reading about Griswolds. And you made a new friend in the minister. 

May 02, 2016 12:33 PM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Praful Thakkar 

It is astounding how they multiply. Thanks for stopping by to comment.

May 02, 2016 12:42 PM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

I loved the Venus picture. Did you ride it at night? 

Thanks for commenting.

 

May 02, 2016 12:48 PM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Pat Starnes 

Yes, it was very nice to talk to him and I look forward to meeting him and his wife soon.

May 02, 2016 12:48 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

It took a few calls before I actually realized why I was getting calls about Boy Scout sponsored mulch for sale this Spring.

May 03, 2016 10:45 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Cheryl Ritchie 

I get calls from some of my localism posts too. One of my big draws is the scrapbooking store in Redlands. It is a good thing they call me as they have moved and changed their name again so I always help them find it.

May 03, 2016 10:33 PM