Chatting with Brian England

Reblogger Brian England
Real Estate Agent with Arizona Focus Realty SA634540000

Joan Cox and I had a great conversation and I always enjoy when members from the Rain pick up the phone and give me a call.

Original content by Joan Cox DRE# ER40011786


With this July challenge, we are to reach out to someone (preferably not your good friend) and get to know them better.    I had not even thought about looking to see what the current challenge was this month, I already had made a few calls.


Since the Activerain platform is still missing blogs/points, etc. there is still a lot of talk amongst the members, and when Brian England said he needed to check out other options for blogging, I had some options for him.    Despite whether AR is having issues or not, it is best to blog on your own site first for better SEO.   But, there are other options also that can and will give you good SEO.


Since Brian was one member I had not spoken to yet, it was an easy decision to pick up the phone and chat.  Unfortunately (or fortunately for him) he was showing homes, but I caught him driving when his client was following him, so we had some time to chat a bit.   We barely had time to chat about blogging options, so no conversation about sports, hiking, etc.  OH, I did bring up the fact it was TOO hot here at 100 degrees.   He said it was 125 degrees down there.   UGH, cannot even imagine showing homes when it is so hot!


When I Google neighborhoods I blog about all the time, posts from 2013 and earlier show up before the ones I have been doing lately, and my web visitors are reading them, versus the current information.   BUT, that was when we did have much better SEO for our posts.   Nowdays I blog on 4 different sites with different targets in mind.    I started thinking of this a couple years ago.   Luckily, I changed web sites a few years ago, and have the ability to blog on my site, and after a year or so, my blogs were showing up in searches.


Nice chatting with you Brian, and so sorry I did not make it to Phoenix when I went to Sedona, but there is always another trip to be had!    Hope you got that buyer under contract!






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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Hi Brian England not only do I enjoy texting, calling and emailing you, but I enjoy watching your videos of your tennis matches..... haven't seen one in a while!!!!

Jul 13, 2020 10:41 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I already commented, on Joan's post, and I missed Val Vista day, this weekend.  A

Jul 13, 2020 11:07 AM #2
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hey Brian,
I hope the showings went well.  Glad you and Joan had a little time to chat. 

Jul 13, 2020 02:25 PM #3
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Brian England, needless to say, that I got to see Joan when she was in Sedona, we had a nice lunch in Tlaquepaque. 

Jul 13, 2020 05:53 PM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Brian England - I could also add to Joan's statements about blogging on my side and in my case also sending them to Linked In.  But bear in mind I have a different target market.

Jul 13, 2020 06:55 PM #5
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Brian this is an excellent contest this month, and I hope there is lots of participation.

Jul 13, 2020 09:23 PM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am glad you had a chat with Joan.

We were lucky to be able to meet with her at Longwood Gardens.

Jul 14, 2020 06:50 AM #7
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Sounds like a great chat and hope your showing went well.  What a great way to reach out to people during this crazy time.  It is good to know we are all in this together.

Jul 14, 2020 07:22 AM #8
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That was a very nice discussion that you and Joan had yesterday on her blog. I am grateful that you shared it with us again...

Happy Tuesday morning, Brian England 

Jul 14, 2020 07:23 AM #9
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brian, it was a nice conversation, even though you were driving, and showing homes!   Hope my suggestions helped, as they do help your SEO.

Jul 14, 2020 07:55 AM #10
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - Your popularity here on ActiveRain is sensational. You're a man of many friends. 

Jul 15, 2020 02:58 PM #11
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi Brian England, what a pleasant re-blog and I enjoyed reading it so ,much.  It was fun to be able to share in your communication with Joan Cox.  Hey, it gets pretty hot your way.  Years ago my Mom and Dad lived in Yuma and one thing I do remember is their telling me how hot it was :)  And on the tennis video Barbara Todaro writes about, heck yes, love those.                                      Brian, you have a powerful backhand. WHACK!!!!

Aug 07, 2020 05:09 PM #12
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