Blogging Can Be a Challenge

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Blogging is therapeutic at times, especially when I am passionate about the subject matter I am addressing.  Sometimes, however, blogging can be a challenge.  I have blogged 240 times in the past two years or so.  My blogs are then posted to the TEAM Hughes website, to our Facebook page and also on ActiveRain.  I originally began blogging because our web developer explained that blogging would raise our standing on the internet.  Real estate blogging was essential for a real estate school to attract real estate students who wanted a real estate license.


A few times I have stressed because my creative juices just would not flow.  To me, real estate blogs can be dry; real estate schools have either good reputations or not so good; and obtaining a real estate license follows certain procedures upon which I couldn’t expound.  Blogging can be a challenge when your target audience doesn’t know much about real estate and is only interested in getting a real estate license.  On those days when real estate subjects don’t jump out at me, I set aside the necessary time for blogging, and I search my heart.  To me, it is better to share my heart than to dryly blog about getting a real estate license.


A real estate career was always a privilege to me.  Having come from a paralegal background that was quite structured in its hours, practicing real estate represented freedom to come and go as I pleased.  I passionately loved serving the people who chose me, and it was almost comical in my mind that I’d actually get paid to do something I loved doing.  Then over time, the pinnacle of my career came when I realized the information I carried with me was vital to others’ success.


Yes, blogging can be a challenge, and when I feel as though I am walking around with dry bones, I sit back and remember stuff.  I remember the thrill of my first sale in 1983, i.e., a double-wide mobile home, owner financing, $39,900 at 13% interest!  I even remember the sellers’ last names.  As I recall my past career, I remember the widow who just wanted a sanctity where she could live in peace; I recall the single Mom who, until the laws changed, couldn’t qualify for a home because she was a woman, and the thrill we experienced when I told her about the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and she finally bought a house.  I have a smile on my face when I remember Kim, a single lady who wanted a home and the fun we had finding it.  Then there was the international couple who barely spoke English, but we somehow managed to close a transaction. 


These memories, this life experience, all this accumulated knowledge – these are the things I love to blog about.  If you are beginning a career in real estate, let us know because we have stuff to pass on to you.  TEAM Hughes is about relationships, and we’d love to have you join the family.


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Cathy Starkweather
La Rosa Realty, LLC. - Celebration, FL

Wonderful blog, those from the heart and not just sharing knowledge and information are some of the absolute best!

Jan 11, 2017 04:36 AM #1
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Thanks for sharing!  Just last evening I was thinking how awesome this business is with it's ability to introduce us to all kinds of people.  Best wishes for a happy & successful 2017!

Jan 11, 2017 05:02 AM #2
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

To sit at the computer with the thought that a blog post needs to be written can be a test of patience.  To be able to sit down and just recall what happened the previous day in the business forms several blog potentials.  We just need to write about that which we have experienced

Jan 11, 2017 05:32 AM #3
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