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Do Bloggers Still Have Time to Sell Real Estate? Share your secret.

Real Estate Agent with M Realty

I see amazing contributors and great content on Active Rain. 

However, the question that really has me bugged - how is everyone that is creating this great content still maintaining time to sell homes?  This is the primary job, right?  I can see how the blogging and the connecting could become the primary focus - it's fun.  Sometimes this could be more fun than the less-than-ideal market circumstances we are dealing with.

I'm new to this but very excited about about the concept of blogging.  I love the idea of providing consumers great information and elevating the perception of our industry.  I love the idea of connecting with collegues and sharing ideas.

I've spend a lot of time studying before launching my two blogs www.OCRealEstateVoice.com and www.WhyDidntMyHomeSell.com.   I've been reading lots of blogs and studying SEO.  I'm very excited to become a participant, but already I'm wondering how to manage all this and still make sure that selling property is my focus.

What is the way blogging is generating business for agents?  Is it through Active Rain?  Why do agents have separate blogs and an Active Rain blog?  And how do agents maintain time to do all this and sell real estate at a high level?

I know I'm green - don't kick me out just yet.  I'm excited to participate.  I'm just trying to wrap my brain around all of this.

Darleen McCullen
Raleigh, NC
Broker - Raleigh, NC Real Estate

Linsey ~ This is a great question. The blogging actually feeds my business and enables me to build relationships with buyers and sellers, as well as with other agents around the country. In turn, buyers, sellers, and other agents provide me with great content.

I guess the short answer to your question would be to schedule time to blog - and to make the content meaningful so that people will want to return to your blog.

May 26, 2008 07:39 AM
Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"

I think the same thing....these great blogs, with great graphics....very thoughtful...and informative.....seems like a lot of effort...I kind of feel under dressed, if you will sometimes here.....      I don't have time to do all this research, attend convention.....that I could create a thoughtful post like some of my ar friend..how do they do it..        

May 26, 2008 07:46 AM
Aida Pinto
Independent Real Estate Broker - Los Angeles, CA
Real Estate Broker (562) 884-6196

I'm new too!   trying to figure it as well.  And I was wondering the samething--until I started blogging and got some pretty good comments about my blog--that sure fed my ego!  It feels good but I am here to get business as well, and it's to hear what other Realtors think!

But you are one step or couple of steps ahead of me--I still don't know to use the link feature!  lol :-)

Welcome and good luck blogging!

May 26, 2008 07:55 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Linsey- one is time management (just making the time to write and post a blog instead of going to the mall or watching TV, etc.), and another is not being so perfect about the content. Even though blogs linger forever on the web, they have a very short shelf life of a few days typically. Just write and move on.

May 26, 2008 08:03 AM