Ask An Ambassador: The Ripple Effect

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

Once I form a habit I can tend to be a bit obsessive about continuing.  I blog daily.  Period.  I'm not one to take an excuse from myself for not blogging, and yes, that means sometimes I'm sitting at a keyboard late in the evening putting out one more blog post that I hope causes the phone to ring someday. 

orange coneflowerIn the same vein, I've gotten it in my head that a flower picture a day posted on Facebook can make a difference.  So for the last 44 days and counting, I've posted a flower picture on my personal Facebook page.  It's a Speak Life approach and my personal antidote to all the political brawling.  Those flowers are all from our home flower gardens, shot with my "ancient" cell phone.  No special equipment or software, those photos are unfiltered, unaltered, uncropped, un-everything.  They're 100% natural (as well as pixels can be). Some shots turn out better than I have any right to hope for and when they do, I see the ripple effect.

A Like here, a Share there and I'm reaching people that normally aren't in my sphere.  Friends of friends, the ripple travels out of my sight.  Drop another photo the next day and the ripples roll away from me to reach more unexpected destinations.  My hope? That the pictures reach someone that needs an uplifting moment, a glimpse into the beauty of God's handiwork that is there for us to discover if we just open our eyes to see.

 

Being a dedicated blogger has the same effect.  I'm writing to people that I both know and don't know.  Dropping those blog post pebbles in the water, plink, plink, plunk, day after day.  Keep doing it enough and the status quo is disturbed.  Those "giants" that own page 1 don't see us coming, but here we come, a match here and a match there as home buyers and sellers query Google.  Pick your topics wisely, develop a niche and steadily you become the agent that the public HAS to find because you're EVERYWHERE!  And once they find you, your phone will ring more and more often.

Blogging might not be the quickest way to build your business, but if you work the ripple effect, write content that reaches others that have a need for it, you'll get the results you're after.

 

Until next Tuesday, just Ask An Ambassador if you need help!

Bill of Liz and Bill aka BLiz

 

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Bill,

Life is so much more interesting when it is appreciated in all its various aspects. Just talking real estate is a big yawn after a while, and definitely ignored if that is all there is...Flower Power works  A

Aug 01, 2017 04:08 PM #1
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Kathy Streib
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Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Bill- I have to agree with Ron and Alexandra Seigel it helps to add variety to what we do, including our posts. It adds a layer to the person that we get to see and it lets us know you better. 

Aug 01, 2017 04:41 PM #2
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bill we have no secrets and not bad for what the challenge requirements asked for, love it how quickly you managed to put this one out:) are you on vacation from day job??Endre

Aug 01, 2017 05:16 PM #3
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
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Anytime I see the word "ripple," I'm reminded of that James Foley poem that starts "Drop a pebble in the water; just a splash and it is gone; But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on, Spreading, spreading from the center, flowing on out to sea And there is no way of telling where the end is going to be." Then the poem talks about how a negative comment can have far reaching effects, as can a positive one.  Your flower photos may be sending positivity to people far away from you. That's such a wonderful thought.

 

Aug 02, 2017 03:46 AM #4
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Bill,

I couldn't agree more..the ripple effect is a good way to put it. Mixing in a bit of the personal side here and there definitely lets people know you're not a robot!

Aug 02, 2017 05:02 AM #5
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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I guess I'll need to reach out to you on FB to see your flower pictures--they sound lovely, and indeed would be a glorious treat to see rather than so many acrimonious posts.

Aug 02, 2017 09:16 AM #6
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
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I do the same as you, Bill. I tend to take my camera everywhere and snap away at the flowers I see, frequently sharing on Facebook. Like you, I think it's good to let people see our personal side. I found this through the August link to Being Human. 

Aug 02, 2017 12:49 PM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That first sentence about how once you form a habit you can become obsessive about it, sounds so very much like me.  I sometimes really need to reassess if those habits are serving me well.

Aug 03, 2017 02:56 AM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Oh, and I meant to mention that the picture with the peach colored flower is absolutely gorgeous!

Aug 03, 2017 02:57 AM #9
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hi Bill -- what a smart way to tie in your "new" FB habit, a contest and consistency all together in a nice package.  I like how you have decided to address the political tug-of-war that is occurring in social media with the efforts from your garden.   I imagine it's therapeutic on multiple levels and definitely a better way to toss around some dirt.  

Aug 03, 2017 04:40 AM #10
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

For me, this was a very soothing post that reminded me that we all need to slow down for a moment and appreciate the simple things.  I really needed that this morning.

Aug 03, 2017 05:43 AM #11
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Thom Abbott
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A blog post every day. 

Heavy sigh. 

Aug 04, 2017 07:49 PM #12
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Very impressive that you maintain such commitment to both blogging and flower sharing. Loved this entry to the August challenge!

Aug 21, 2017 11:15 AM #13
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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A flower a day is an awesome goal. And the ripple effect really does work. Blogging daily is a commitment that works because of the content and even more so for the consistency. Thanks for sharing!

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