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It's Raining in California. How I reigned in CaliGal!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC BK607690

 So, today I placed a home on the market, from a consumer who has been reading my ActiveRain Blog for a couple of months. CaliGal has been living out in California since September 2006 and Mr. CaliGal has been stuck in Poinciana Fl. trying to sell their home. About 2 weeks ago CaliGal e-mailed me to see if I could help them out. Their home had been listed on the market since August 2006 with another REALTOR® but unfortunately they were not able to get it sold. CaliGal had done a GOOGLE search a couple of months ago and lo and behold she found me.

Well, since then, she has been reading my ActiveRain blog regularly, she came to the conclusion that I was the man for the job. Anyway today we finally had a chance to meet. She flew back to Florida last night to spend a few days with her husband and to see about getting their home back on the market. It's the first time they have been together since she went to California last September, so needless to say, we need to get their house sold. We got along great. From reading my Blog so often, CaliGal, knew what I was going to say before I even had a chance to say it. It was awesome.

She knew, before I opened my mouth, "that I wasn't there to tell them what their home was worth but I was there to tell them what we needed to do to get it sold." She knew all about "Range Pricing" and how it works. CaliGal knew all about my website www.poincianaproperties.com, she knew market conditions and how values are declining and how many homes are on the market. She knew everything. She was prepared. She had done her homework. She had read my Blog.

Now folks, this was not a unique experience. I have already placed three homes on the market, in the last 30 days, that were direct results of ActiveRain and the consumer reading my Blog. These Sellers are armed with the right information and they are ready to sell.

What have I done that is special? Nothing. I just write about what I know and my everyday experiences in Real Estate. I tell it like it is. I don't hold anything back and I don't keep things from the consumer. And believe me, it's really appreciated. They want to know. They want the facts. And they don't want to be sold.

So, CaliGal, this post is for you. My goal is to get your house sold as quickly as possible so you and your hubby can be reunited. Have a safe trip back to California. You are in good hands now and I will get this property sold. By the way, here's a link to the visual tour I have just done on your house.


So what do you think? Is ActiveRain great or what?


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Laura Monroe
Inman News - San Francisco, CA
Dir. of Industry Engagement & Social Media
Caligal ~ From one Caligal to another...you made the right choice with Broker Bryant! Congrats to you both!
Feb 23, 2007 01:09 PM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA

Wow...you are Hot, Hot, Hot (please excuse TLW!) Broker Bryant!  Three clearly makes your blog work legit!

Congratulations on making such a positive blogosphere impact!

Feb 23, 2007 01:14 PM
Christopher & Bernadette Hurley
Go Hurley Group - Sugar Land, TX

Congrats on the rewards for your commitment to excellence.



Feb 23, 2007 01:41 PM
Susan Milner
Florida Future Realty, Inc. - Cape Coral, FL
Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents


Great story, as usual. I watched the 'show' too. That house looks very nice. I know you'll sell it quickly!

Have a great weekend!

Feb 23, 2007 01:51 PM
Jeff Turner
RealSatisfied - Santa Clarita, CA
BB... nicely done. A testimony to consistency in all you do! 
Feb 23, 2007 05:16 PM
Michael Jordan
Tarbell, REALTORS - Murrieta, CA
Great job BB, and good luck on a fast sell. Now for a shameless plug, where are they moving to in Calif.? I know I would like to get their business, as Horshack on Welcome Back Kotter used to say"oo, oo, pick me, pick me"
Feb 23, 2007 08:03 PM
Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Hollister, MO
Missouri REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Very cool!  They picked the right doctor.  I know you have been using the range pricing successfully.  Have many other Realtors in your area gone to it.
Feb 23, 2007 08:50 PM
Maggie Dokic /Indialantic | 321-252-8696
Magdalena Dokic - Indialantic, FL
Selling the beach in Florida's space coast

Bryant, your blog is required reading for me.  You always inspire.  Our blog is like the best pre-listing packet on steroids!

CaliFolks, you're in good hands, but you already know that.  Start packing.

Feb 23, 2007 09:12 PM
Bob Sloop, Consultant, Indianapolis, IN
RS Mortgage Consulting - Indianapolis, IN
Cool, or is it hot...in any regards this is so nice of you to post this for your CaliGal, unreal.  I enjoyed your post!  As usual!
Feb 24, 2007 01:22 AM
Amber Riviere
Brown Bug, LLC - Covington, LA
I've often wondered what would happen if a consumer started following my "agent to agent" blog here at AR.  Now I know, they learn how I do business and determine if we're a good fit for each other.  That makes my life much easier!  I'd rather someone stumble upon my blog here and learn that we wouldn't work well together, than spend many painful months together learning that fact the hard way!  This is great news, BB!
Feb 24, 2007 02:18 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I think it will sell quickly with your marketing plan. Caligirl is so lucky to have you as her broker. Good luck and I hope Veronica make the sale!

Congratulations on another well deserved post!


Feb 24, 2007 09:32 AM
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

WOW I guess I could be guilty of post abandonment. I hate it when works gets in the way of AR. We actually had 2 showings on the property today. Not bad considering it didn't hit the market until late yesterday afternoon.

On another note, I think Veronica is presenting an offer on one of my listings that she showed today. So that's a real good thing.

Your AR blog really is a great marketing tool and lead generator. Just remember to be yourself. Write about what you know. The consumer wants to know you. Blogging is all about "personality". Give it to them. They can find stats anywhere, on AR they want to find a person.

Feb 24, 2007 10:04 AM
"The Lovely Wife" The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

"The consumer wants to know you. Blogging is all about "personality". Give it to them. They can find stats anywhere, on AR they want to find a person"...

That dear is an excellent piece of advice...

P.S. Hey. You forgot to tell me how lovely I look. SVW...


Feb 24, 2007 10:20 AM
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
All I can say is WOW...great job Broker Bryant, CaliGal has hired the Best! Please post the Update WHEN this home sells!!
Feb 25, 2007 11:21 AM


It's so great to work with clients who really "get you," and get what you do, and understand what it takes to buy or sell.


Feb 25, 2007 02:35 PM
Lucky Lang
Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate


Congratulations!  I'm still waiting for my first deal through Active Rain.  I've heard thunder, but no rain yet.  I guess I'll just have to keep up the rain dance (hmmm...there's an idea for a post, why don't you take it, you're so much better at writing than I am).

Lucky :)

Feb 25, 2007 09:45 PM
Boomer Jack Boardman & Carl McIntyre, the Codgers
Noted Curmudgeons - Saint Paul, MN

BB: C'mon now, fess up. Its not because you're a great bloggist, or because you know how to price a range, or because you know your area, none of that stuff! It's because you're soooooooo good looking! (Oh, you gotta know, it reeeeeeally hurt for me to write that!) :-)


Feb 27, 2007 11:13 AM

It is Raining Showings!!! Now let it Reign with offers!!!!

I have to say that I am very glad that I came across Broker Bryant's blog...

It was wonderful to finally meet the man behind the blog. Thank you so much for all your efforts in getting our house sold. Moving to back to California was not an easy decision to make, especially since we love our home in Poinciana! But sometimes we have to make decisions that are not easy.  Choosing you to help sell our home was the easiest decision we made.

I can't believe all the showings we have had already....We had more in 5 days then we did in 6 months.

Thank you Broker Bryant and glad I could make you laugh!!!  Tell "The Lovely Wife" hello. 

PS - I made it back safely to California

Feb 28, 2007 04:19 AM
"The Lovely Wife" The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL



You made it :)

I know these decisions are not always easy and I wish you the best in CA. Nice to know that not only do we know Bloggers in CA we also know YOU :)

When BB has a moment he will respond. Until then, as we say here in FL, "Make" it a great day.


Feb 28, 2007 04:27 AM
Mark Velasco
West Shores Realty - Whittier, CA
Top Producing Broker Associate

Great job Bryant. You are well known for telling things just like they are. Thank you for that.

Sep 13, 2009 10:56 AM