OK! I haven't given up blogging!

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Real Estate Agent with RLAH Real Estate AB95346
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OK!  I haven't totally given up blogging!

About a year and a half ago, I was at a party.  Another guest, someone I'd worked with in a past life and sold a couple of homes to, asked me if I was still selling real estate.  Oops!

A little light bulb went off, and I quickly figured out what my next phase of blogging was going to be.

Since then, I've written one post a week, and (thank you, Ixact) sent it to my shpere of influence, a  base of about 500 people.  And it's a huge help in keeping me connected to the people I've been doing business with over the years.  More important, it's become a major sourse of repeat and referral transactions.  

So if anyone out there is wondering if I'm still alive and well and selling real estate, the answer is "Yes!"

You can find some of my weekly posts at www.housepat.com.  

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Rainmaker
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Pat, so nice to see you back. Once you get hooked on ActiveRain, you will always come back.

Jun 04, 2019 08:04 AM #15
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Pat and nice to see you again. The story you shared reminded me of the business.

Jun 04, 2019 11:19 AM #16
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

One/week is quite doable. How do you send it to your database, via CMS?

Jun 05, 2019 12:16 AM #17
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Nice to see you again! I hope to see your posts here on a regular basis.

As for the "cold feet" story - you're right; buyers will often get nervous right after the inspection.

Jun 06, 2019 03:50 AM #18
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Patricia Kennedy 

It's so nice to see you here again, and of course such fun to see you when I was in DC recently. I know we talked about the blogging you have been doing and how helpful it was - such good news and something for the rest of us to consider doing in some way.

Jeff

Jun 06, 2019 04:48 PM #19
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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hello Patricia Kennedy  so nice to see you . I had a buyer kick out on me this year it was a bummer I think she was foolish as the house was not overprised needed some repairs at the home inspection but the sellers were going to do them all including a new HVAC system. Glad you are well and alive 

Hannah

Jun 07, 2019 01:08 PM #20
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
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So nice to see you Patricia Kennedy - happy to hear your weekly blog to your SOI is providing what you need in terms of business.  Enjoyed the cold feet story - you are so right. In fact, I get nervous until we're through the inspection period because it happens so often. 

Jun 08, 2019 08:14 AM #21
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great seeing your post! I appreciate your post because I too have been MIA from blogging.  Thanks to your inspiration I'll write one and send to my clients!

Jun 08, 2019 10:38 AM #22
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
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Good morning, Patricia!

I, too, have not blogged for over a year.  My business has taken a back seat due to serious illness with my son.  Things are improving with his health, so slowly I am getting back into the swing of things, which includes getting back to blogging.

Great post!

Brigita

Jul 02, 2019 07:08 AM #23
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Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

I'm asked that question so many times and now I'm working to keep our clients up to date.  You are an inspiration to all of us.

Jul 02, 2019 08:17 AM #24
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Wish you'd make an appearance more often.

Oct 31, 2019 11:50 AM #25
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Shahar Hillel
Augusta Financial Inc. - Stevenson Ranch, CA
Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer.

Pat hello.

Good seeing your post.

Have a great week.

Looking forward for future posts.

Till the next post.

Best

Dec 02, 2019 04:29 PM #26
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Well, I hate I missed this but, what a great share, Pat! I use IXACT (moving to our new Booj system soon) and love the newsletters. I typically send them out once a month but, a short article in a weekly email - I love that!

Hope you're well and hope to see you more here in the Rain! xoxo

Feb 27, 2020 08:04 PM #29
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Patricia, sure was SWEET to see your smiling face on my post, and sure miss you here in the Rain.  Thought you were getting back into posting?

Mar 05, 2020 11:24 AM #30
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Patricia, the site is working (for the last 3 days), and you can again post....

Sep 03, 2020 06:10 AM #31
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Gald to see some comments from you hare in the rain, now we just need to see a blog from you again.

 

Sep 03, 2020 08:59 AM #32
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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It’s easy to get caught up in life and forget to blog and keep up with things. Hang in there and keep doing what you do!

Sep 03, 2020 10:30 PM #33
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Joan, seems like I missed out on a little excitement on the Rain!  That was probably a good thing.

Sep 09, 2020 07:35 PM #34
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Will, maybe I'll even start posting regularly.

Sep 09, 2020 07:36 PM #35
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Laura, it wasn't that I forgot about blogging.  I just got so addicted that my broker arranged an intervention.

Sep 09, 2020 07:37 PM #36
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