Activerain, the impact can be quiet !

Managing Real Estate Broker with Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., NHRE# 02863

Activerain the impact can be quiet.


Its official I have quietly been blogging for 10 years. Since February of 2008 I have reached out to the great unknown. I have been sending text in to the black void of cyberspace, while it doesn’t always offer positive feed back. I have kept at it, because consistency pays dividends.


But I’m here to tell you…someone is out there and they are listening.

Today a gentlemen called about listing his condo with me, and we talked for nearly half an hour. What I discovered was his wife has been following my blog for years. She has never made a comment on one of my blogs, and she never hinted I had an admirer following my post.


I will be given the right to market this listing simply because one of the sellers feels she knows me. She feels I have a passion for what I do; she can tell I will treat them fairly and with honesty and integrity.


The gentleman said he could give me a key code to his house, and I would be trusted to look at the property anytime I wished, but asked if we could meet as his wife want to say hello in person.


I have to make sure I shower and shave that day; I would hate to make a bad second impression. I know you are reading this, and I know I will live up to your expectations: Thanks for reach out and telling me I have a stalker Joe & Roberta

Steve Loynd

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Comments (46)

John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Steve, you have encouraged all of us. We often do not know about the silent ones.

Best wishes.

Feb 16, 2018 06:41 AM
Greg Mona
Hague Partners/72SOLDHUB - Scottsdale, AZ
Professional Real Estate Representation for YOU!

Good job Steve Loynd. Like to see persistence pay off. What a great surprise this must have been for you! 

Feb 16, 2018 06:42 AM
Marti Steele Kilby, CRS
Steele Group Realty - La Mesa, CA
Broker/Owner, San Diego, CA


Thanks for sharing!  I have often felt the same, that I'm casting my words out into a void, but then I look at the numbers and realize someone is actually reading what I write.  And every now and then, I am contacted because of those words.  It is always a wonderful surprise.  Congratulations!

Feb 16, 2018 07:00 AM
Susan Hale
Re/Max Realty of Defiance,Inc. - Defiance, OH
Re/Max Northwest Ohio Realtor

Love your background picture. Defiance Ohio is a great place to live but it's typically a flat terrain EXCEPT if the clouds gather to appear like real mountains in the horizon as in your picture lol. 

Feb 16, 2018 07:47 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Steve the seller has got you pegged 100% spot on!

I will be given the right to market this listing simply because one of the sellers feels she knows me. She feels I have a passion for what I do; she can tell I will treat them fairly and with honesty and integrity.

Feb 16, 2018 09:22 AM
Steve Loynd

this is the type of review you can only wish for...and I haven't event met them yet. Thanks Anna

Feb 17, 2018 07:14 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

It is so encouraging when we get those calls, and makes us realize that there are people who are reading our content.

Feb 16, 2018 10:22 AM
Karen Rice Madison AL Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Madison - Madison, AL
256-348-1527 Call/Text

Congratulations Steve Loynd .  It must feel good to know  the text you were sending "in to the black void of cyberspace" is being read and appreciated.   

Feb 16, 2018 11:57 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Steve Loynd 

Thanks for the follow and for taking my call today. Look forward to your follow up story.

Feb 16, 2018 12:18 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

#1 - I have to look up my anniversary date, and

#2 - I'm glad your stalker was friendly!

I'm sure you will take great care of their condo.

Feb 16, 2018 12:35 PM
Steve Loynd

Pat... Luckily so far my stalkers have all been friendly.

Feb 17, 2018 07:15 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

What a great story!!!  Your personality must come through in your blog so these folks feel they know you.  Hope it 's an easy sale!

Feb 16, 2018 12:52 PM
Paul McFadden
Responsive Pest Control - Seattle, WA
Pest Control, Seattle, WA.

Beautiful picture! That's my .02. Thanks!

Feb 16, 2018 02:07 PM
Barbara Le Pine
ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County - Newport, OR
Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!


I have experienced the same "quiet results" from my years of blogging in the rain, in the form of referrals and direct contact from buyers and sellers.  This is also a reminder to us bloggers that we must keep our best foot forward at all times. Congrats on the feature and your new listing!

Feb 16, 2018 03:11 PM
Steve Loynd

Thanks Barbara blogging is one of the marketing pieces of the puzzle that takes time, but in the end we are out there.

Feb 17, 2018 07:17 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I love your story Steve - and I agree. We just never know who is watching and will eventually need our services.

Feb 16, 2018 03:16 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

"Blog Stalkers". . .Now we have a wonderful new term here on ActiveRain, Steve.

Feb 16, 2018 05:19 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good  morning Steve Loynd,

What a great story! I love that when it happens, you never know who is reading your blog and the posts you write.

Feb 17, 2018 06:05 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We are thrilled to hear about this wonderful match. This couple chose well. You are an excellent agent and a good guy. Oh wait, Roberta already knows that about you. Congratulations all for finding one another in the Rain. 

Feb 17, 2018 08:37 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Thanks Debb & Bernie... so many times listings are tough to nail down, one that comes from a place where they seek you out is always refreshing.

Feb 17, 2018 10:52 AM
David Wright
Benchmark Realty, LLC - Brentwood, TN
Real Estate Refined

Perseverance does pay. Thanks  for sharing this. Blogging does work, just have to keep offering rich content and consistency as you have proved. Great job!

Feb 18, 2018 08:44 PM
Leslie Currle
Alcova Mortgage LLC - Luray, VA
With you, every step of the way

That's a great story, Steve!  I often wonder as well if people are really looking at what I post if they are not commenting, liking or sharing, however, I think of the many posts I scroll through on a daily basis that I enjoy, but fail to react to online.  I think I will start liking and commenting more, just so people know we are out here.  Great job and thanks for sharing!

Feb 19, 2018 05:19 AM
Steve Loynd

Leslie... you never know who may be following quietly - making sure when it's time you are the one they want to call. Best of luck.


Feb 19, 2018 05:41 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Roberta rocks!

Joe and Roberta will not be disappointed!

Feb 20, 2018 09:42 AM
Steve Loynd of these days I'll get you to stage one of my listings, but this one is already nearly perfect. Thanks

Feb 20, 2018 10:52 AM