What VALUE does Active Rain add to Real Estate anyway?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394

I was asked not to long ago, why I put so much time into my Active Rain Blog. As it came from a local agent with too much time on her hands, I was not about to waste a reply. It was a comment on my weekly Monday local market report.

 

This weekend something happened that I did want to share. Many ask if there is still value to being active on Active Rain. I got a call Saturday night from an out of state agent. They had buyers show up at their open house to purchase a home in a resort town. The older couple has a home to sell back in NH though. They were not sure who to list with and the agent they were buying from said she would assist.

 

She knew the best place to find an agent out of state was by looking in Active Rain. A while back she actually left a comment on a blog i wrote. I thanked her and wrote a comment on one of her blogs that caught my eye. All this time later she remembered me. She went on AR and searched finding me again. She called hoping to leave a message for me to call her on Monday. However I shocked her by answering my phone at 8pm on A Saturday night.

 

We had a nice conversation. She asked me lots of questions. After a nice talk she said she knew I was the agent to assist these clients. As we talked, I looked her up online as he probably did me. She is a large agent working for a large national firm. I wondered why she did not use someone in that companies relocation department? I did not have to ask though as she told me as we spoke. She had mentioned how difficult it has been to close some sales. Appraisal issues. Mortgage issues and clients who want more service, more attention and actually demand it or they will find an agent who will.

 

I am finding similar things here in NH. That is when she told me she loved my constant mention of offering "great service" and willing to work with the client through each step of the buying or selling process. She said even her franchise is preaching speed, decrease time spent with clients and more of a reliability on technology. The problem is older buyers and sellers do not always do well with just technology, they want a real person. 

 

 

IN SUMMARY, I am thank full for the opportunity Active Rain gives me. I am also thank full people read what i write. I love the real estate life and also love sharing it with others. 

 

IN THE END: I spoke with the seller early on Sunday. They are meeting me as soon as they are back in NH and will be listing with me. They have already called 4 times. The couple was so nice and it was nice that i could ease their stress of relocating out of state. 

 

To CONTACT Scott Godzyk please call 603.661.2121 or EMAIL: Sctprop@aol.com .

 

About the Author: Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services in Manchester NH. Proud to be locally owned and operated with 34 years of experience, Scott is a leading Agent for Listing and Selling Homes in this area.We are Full Time Agents ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs. Servicing Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack and Belknap counties. 

 

    

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Scott - "value" is one of those things that is defined differently by each of us.  SEO may no longer be the same with ActiveRain as it "was" but neither is real estate or the world we live.    Your commitment to knowing your business has worked well for you.  That makes a difference in my opinion.  

Jul 13, 2020 06:36 AM #1
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I enjoyed your blog post this morning, as I do on many a morning. I can't believe you've been in the business for 34 years. I guess if I counted my time managing my corporate companies real estate assets I might have 28 years. Thank you for spending so much time on ActiveRain...

please have a great and successful Monday  Scott Godzyk 

Jul 13, 2020 06:40 AM #2
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Scott,  I am with you 100% on this.  The biggest value today, for me, is the ability to instantly know someone here in the Rain to make a referral. If it is not instant and I don't know off the top of my head, I ask the community.  It's POWERFUL. We help our clients in so many ways! 

Congratulations!!! 

Jul 13, 2020 07:36 AM #3
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
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Excellent post.  I agree with you 1005.  Referrals are are a great source of leads.

Jul 13, 2020 07:48 AM #4
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Scott Godzyk - As they say, it's not what you know, it's who you know. But I would add, who you know must be a person who has value and can bring that value to the consumer and of course the clients. As for members of AR, our reputation is being built or diminished each time we write a blog post. 

Jul 13, 2020 10:33 AM #5
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Great post and I would definitely refer any NH clients to you.

Jul 13, 2020 12:48 PM #6
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Scott- wonderful example of the value of ActiveRain. We get to "know" the members here via their posts they write. We may not see it immediately but you never know who's reading your post. 

Jul 13, 2020 06:56 PM #7
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

What a great story!  AR has been my "routine" for many years, and it does pay off!

Jul 14, 2020 07:16 AM #8
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Thank you Michael Jacobs 

Jul 16, 2020 06:12 AM #9
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I started when i was 18 Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS. I knew "looking young" would one day pay off when i got old.  

Jul 16, 2020 06:15 AM #10
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Thank you Kathleen Daniels , it is one of the best tools i have to both give and get referrals.  

Jul 16, 2020 06:17 AM #11
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That are fantastic Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI and it is so nice to often talk to those who i have commented to and received their comments for years.

Jul 16, 2020 06:21 AM #12
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It sure is Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP . I do wish she would have let me include her, but she said she would write it when she was ready. I gather she is shy, but in this business, you cant be, good press is good business. I told her too but when shes ready, I'll be there

Jul 16, 2020 06:32 AM #13
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hi Scott - incoming and outgoing referrals via Active Rain happen, and happen with frequency. One of the benefits of Active Rain. Let's hope the platform stabilizes soon.

Jul 19, 2020 12:34 PM #14
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Mimi Foster
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And this is the greatest benefit of ActiveRain - the relationships. The relationships lead to referrals. Good for you!

Jul 19, 2020 07:51 PM #15
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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

Yes, this is a main benefit of AR, the relationships!

Jul 20, 2020 04:40 AM #16
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Scott Godzyk 

A consistent message pays off over time as you have experienced 

Jul 20, 2020 08:43 AM #17
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Sam Shueh
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The AR is a valuable tool to me to look up some information I have compiled in the past and can not find.

Thanks for your post.

Jul 20, 2020 08:50 AM #18
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Scott Godzyk ,

You gave a wonderful illustration of one of the many values Active Rain offers our real estate business. I'm so glad that Kathy Streib included your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week.

Jul 20, 2020 12:57 PM #19
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