Oh the places your words will go...

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

I wrote a post last year (link here) about sellers who complaint that their listing agent doesn't keep in touch with them.  It was (and remains) consumer's main issue with Realtors.

The story, for those who don't want to follow the link, discusses two sellers who reached out to me, and decided to hire me and fire their agents based on my discussion with them. I didn't badmouth the other agents, I simply outlined how I work.

I just found, accidentally, an article entitled "How to dump an unresponsive real estate agent" published by the Miami Herald clearly using that post as a source for their article.

what're YOU lookin' at?The article mentions yours truly, Richard Iarossi, and Candice Donofrio.  A good example of the reach of Active Rain.

You never know who's reading your blog, nor where your words will go.

Posted by

 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois


Comments (15)

Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

There are people reading our blogs that we have never met before. Even now and then , one surfaces .

Nov 17, 2020 10:29 AM
Alan May

every now and then...

Nov 20, 2020 02:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

wow, Alan- I just read the article and it's an eye-opener to anyone who thinks that our posts and our comments don't have any reach. 

Nov 17, 2020 06:25 PM
Alan May

they have a significant reach.

Nov 20, 2020 02:21 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Alan May  As I just posted on your link unless you are very ill or had a family emergency - shame on you 

By the way good post and you are right never know who is reading your blog 

Nov 20, 2020 01:25 PM
Alan May

shame on me?

Nov 20, 2020 02:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Nov 21, 2020 07:23 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Alan May - if it is good content I shows up over and over.  I have found this about things on my web site that continue to show up on Google Analytics.

Nov 22, 2020 05:34 AM
Alan May

often times it doesn't even have to be "good content" in order to show up over and over.

Nov 22, 2020 06:08 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Alan. You never know where your words will go or how they will be used in sound bites. Enjoy your day!

Nov 22, 2020 05:40 AM
Alan May

ain't it the trooth?

Nov 22, 2020 06:08 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Kimo Jarrett was in there also. You're right, you never know where our words may go!

Nov 22, 2020 05:52 AM
Alan May

thanks for pointing that out.. I missed Kimo.

Nov 22, 2020 06:08 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

I've seen Lew harvest topics and comments from ActiveRain before.  Write like it's going to be public, because there's a good chance that it will be in some form.

Nov 22, 2020 06:13 AM
Alan May

That's good advice.  "Write as though it's going to be seen by the public"... seems a little like a "duh" moment.

Nov 22, 2020 06:17 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Dr. Seuss would be honored with your title. Very clever. As for our words, oh yep, they are floating around out there for all to see. I've learned so much about people's character in the last year. It's been eye-opening. Love that your words found their way to a very noble cause. Well done. 

Nov 22, 2020 08:51 AM
Alan May

There's an old Sholom Aleichem folks story about the Wise Men of Chelm... that tells that word are like the feathers in a pillow.  Once they've been released to the winds, they spread throughout the world.  It's impossible to collect them and return them to the pillow... so it's wise to release them thoughtfully.

Nov 22, 2020 09:53 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I found myself in an article the other day by accident much the same way.  You really don't know where your words will end up.

Nov 22, 2020 08:57 AM
Alan May

You really don't.  Sometimes it's a delightful surprise to find your name out there, generically.

Nov 22, 2020 09:54 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Alan May ,

So glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week as I missed it! What a great article..who knew your words would still be echoing out there for others to read!

Nov 22, 2020 11:19 AM
Alan May

Kathy's very kind to do that.

Nov 22, 2020 11:38 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

So true Alan - you just don't know who's reading your posts. Very cool!

Nov 22, 2020 01:00 PM
Alan May

you sure don't.

Nov 22, 2020 01:12 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

hey, great post that worked out for the best. Good writing & professional skills help!

Nov 22, 2020 04:04 PM
Alan May

uh oh.... what do you need?

Nov 22, 2020 05:55 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, clever title, Alan! Funny we were just talking about communication - I can totally see why the sellers hired you over others. Most are ever-so insistent about excellent communication and we can so very easily deliver that to them. It makes everyone's lives so much easier!

Nov 23, 2020 09:50 PM
Alan May

It should be so easy.

Nov 24, 2020 05:41 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Alan, you are so right,  I make sure I swear, do religious positions and political positions to make sure who ever reads it is like minded and then we have an instant connection:))))))))))))))) Just kidding, Endre

Dec 03, 2020 10:35 PM
Alan May

that's one big smile.

Dec 04, 2020 06:28 AM