This week I was swamped, totally 100% swamped. I had two listing appointments that lasted until past 7 p.m. and three closings. Today I got home after 8 and Donald had eaten dinner without me. But I was getting that listing in the MLS before the weekend and uploading a contract on a foreclosure listing. And I have all kinds of family mess going on while work is off the chain. Heavy sigh!
One of the late days I got back to the office to drop off the client at their car and came in to find a note on my desk to call a man about "something he found on line you wrote about manufactured home titles". The man was in Texas, but he was buying a home in Georgia and he was under contract and was presented with a Fannie Mae hold harmless document to sign or they would not close. He went on line to do a little research and found a post I wrote in 2009. He had questions.
I explained to him that A- I couldn't give legal advice, but could recommend an attorney with lots of experience and knowledge in the matter who could and B- I could not interfere with his agent relationship. I did however speak to him in general terms about the process of getting an insured title and offer some phone numbers of insurance companies that do this and let him know that in my 23 years of experience no one had ever come back to try to place a claim on a home they had in fact sold or lost in foreclosure because of a title to manufactured home.
At the end of the conversation he thanked me for my time and the phone numbers and said, "I wish I could fire my agent who has none of this information and hire you". I said to him that I didn't even work in the area of Georgia where he was purchasing, but that I would appreciate that if he ever met anyone (when he moves back to Georgia) looking for a lake house that he recommend they call my company. Maybe that will never happen and maybe it will. Who knows?
But at the end of the day I felt really good that I'd given him a place to get the information he needed and made a new friend. I expect that one of these days he'll pop down to my lake to visit. Who knows, he might decide this is the place to live in Georgia.
You have to decide what posts you want to write. But I'm here to tell you getting a call from a post this week that I wrote more than 8 years ago makes me know that ActiveRain is indeed a great place to write whatever blog post you're writing. And if it was a seller that found this post in my market I feel sure I'd have the edge on getting the business.