A Baker's Dozen Of Blog Post Ideas

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

blogOne of the challenges you may face as a blogger is coming up with ideas for posts.  What I'll tell you is topics are all around us, once we tune in.  I'm going to give you a quick run down of topic ideas from the last 48 hours of my life, any one of which could easily be turned into a full post.

1.  Can agents fire their clients?  Short answer, you bet!  I've got a pair of buyers right now that have pretty much used up their max quota of insults.  If this current contract doesn't stick, I'm pulling the eject handle and not looking back.  And it's a deal at 2x my normal sales price and you know what?  It's STILL not worth it.

2.  Do you have an agent you're working with or would have write an offer if we find you the right home?  Another web lead, and one of my basics is finding out if I'm being asked to do non-productive, non-paying work.  Some buyers may lie with the answer, but at least I'm not going in totally blind.

3.  What kind of financing do you plan for your condo purchase?  It's important to know because FHA and VA loans aren't available for many condo communities.

4.  How much wiggle room do you have in your preapproval price?  While you definitely want to be comfortable and not strain your budget, go too low and the only houses available are NOT going to be ones you want to own.

5.  Is it okay to take a break from home shopping?  Short answer?  Sure, but it's best to still keep an eye on the market for new opportunities.  That perfect home may pop up during the planned hiatus.

6.  Where are you?  Do you post on Facebook when you're out of town?

7.  Why am I blogging on a Sunday night?  Short answer:  because I know it works.

8.  When's the best time to blog?  Now if it's consumer facing.  Not now if you want comments!  Remember, it's Sunday night!

9.  Pick a subdivision, any subdivision.  Surely you haven't covered all your local subdivisions yet with a custom IDX search have you?

10.  How long does it take to write a blog post?  Well I'm at item 10 and about 15 minutes so far. 

11.  What you don't know CAN hurt you!  Yesterday the same bumblebee stung Liz AND me!  We were cleaning up our azaleas and apparently disturbed its burrow.  And unlike honeybees, bumbles aren't barbed, so they're good for multiple pops!

12.  What does an agent do on their day off?  Well among other things, work on their flower garden.  We put down 14 bales of peat moss around our azaleas.  Sound like a lot?  It is, but it's NOT enough.  To finish out our 50 azaleas I probably need to buy another dozen bales.  Max capacity of my Kia is about 6, so multiple runs.

13.  Taxes.  The perfect time to compare your expenses from one year to the next, AND to evaluate if you've got some unproductive expenses to cut.  And yes, I procrastinate with my taxes pretty much every year :)

I said a baker's dozen, so I'll quit.  The reality?  I've got other ideas I could add.

And back to item 10, total time about 20 minutes once I go grab a graphic and click submit for this post.

Just blog it!

 

Bill & Liz aka BLiz

 

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Kathy Streib
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Hi Bill- I'd say it's time to consider an SUV!!!!  BTW- well done post!

Sep 03, 2018 04:38 PM #13
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good evening Liz and Bill Spear,

Ahhh..you made it sound so easy and it really is. Blog ideas are all around us we just need to stop for a moment and put it down!! Well done and in 20 minutes!

Sep 03, 2018 04:53 PM #14
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Lise Howe
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So sorry about the bumble bee sting. I got hit with a bunch of ground bees a few years ago doing yard work. Wow they hurt

Sep 03, 2018 07:41 PM #15
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I've got to get back in the habit.  tomorrow I plan to pull data for a market report.

Sep 03, 2018 07:54 PM #16
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As with Tammy Lankford, I have to get back in the habit of regular blogging. I also have to start writing down ideas when I have them - I'll think, "What a great idea for a blog" and then I forget.

Sep 04, 2018 03:12 AM #17
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Gordon Crawford
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Wonderful post Liz & Bill!  You guys don't sit still very often!  On the run with lots of great ideas!  Keep them coming!

Sep 04, 2018 05:02 AM #18
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Liz and Bill, I am new to this blogginh so thank you for the ideas  and reminder that there aer many many topics!

 

Sep 04, 2018 07:11 AM #19
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Scott Godzyk
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Great ideas Liz and Bill Spear. I like to write on the back of my note pad ideas that come to me during the day.  

Sep 04, 2018 07:11 AM #20
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Liz and Bill Spear You are a wealth of ideas and beautiful flowers!  Sorry about your bee stings - be careful!  I am always writing down titles for future posts.

Sep 04, 2018 01:59 PM #21
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Great set of tips. Emailed the post to myself to study later. Thank you so much.

Sep 05, 2018 12:26 AM #22
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Sharon Tara
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Great list of possible blog topics! We all get stuck for ideas sometimes and this is just the thing to inspire writing!

Sep 05, 2018 05:25 AM #23
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Marney Kirk
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These are great ideas, thank you!

Sep 05, 2018 01:57 PM #24
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Gregory Manns
HomeSmart Professionals - Palm Springs / La Quinta, CA - Indio, CA
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Wonderful post Liz and Bill! Thank you for sharing so many terrific ideas!

Sep 05, 2018 05:44 PM #26
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And you barely scratched the surface of possible topics!

Sep 05, 2018 07:52 PM #27
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Bill my problem is not what to write about it is making the time to write about, Endre

Sep 05, 2018 11:12 PM #28
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Gloria Todor
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Bill, I never heard the term "baker's dozen" so I just Googled it...thanks for the math lesson and ideas.  Your azalea garden sounds wonderful!  

Sep 06, 2018 06:56 AM #29
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I like the post. Some good ideas.

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Sep 06, 2018 12:59 PM #30
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Wonderful ideas. I always write blogs in my mind while I'm driving but never stop to put them on paper and post!

Sep 07, 2018 06:29 AM #31
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I let my clients know early on that either of us can terminate the relationship.

I recall one guy I fired, he had put in an offer, done a structural found a problem and wanted to HURT the seller financially, and "make them pay".

At first I thought I was hearing things.  Unfortunately this meeting was in his cabin, and he started showing me his rifle collection next.  

Once I got out, I never did business with him again.

Sep 07, 2018 07:27 AM #32
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I don't think i want to spend any time blogging about taxes, especially after I have already filed after my extension.  The amount of taxes paid this year, I don't want to dwell on it.  

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