A new way!

By
Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Service Realty

I have been a member of this fine networking site for a little while now and have not taken it or this blog option to its highest and best use.  As a newer Real Estate Specialist, I have unfortunately found myself falling into the same old habits that I have seen some of my fellow associates fall victim to. I finally and thankfully realized this a couple weeks ago when I posted my very first and only blog to date which can be viewed for your welcomed criticism at crystalsoldit.blogspot.com.  I was very proud of my effort, until I took constructive criticism of my blog entirely too personal. 

I thought that if I blogged about features of my listings that it would provide more exposure for my seller, right?  Although my sales manger enlightened me to the fact that I need a part of everyday happenings, myself, and my learned lessons as well.  Now as a new Realtor, Apprentice Auctioneer, wife, mother, aunt, daughter, financial advisor, Renovator/flipper. try to be stager and ok you guys get the point, I was bogged down by the very thought of even more content. Then out of no where it finally hit me today that she actually had my best interests at heart and she knows from her many years of experience that people want to know who they are actually dealing with and want to be comfortable with the person they choose to partner with for the services of their most valuable investments. If they choose you, they need to know you are doing all you can find the time to do to market yourself as well as their property and if in fact in 2008 you are a Realtor and you are not posting blogs then you are doing a huge disservice to yourself and your clients. The web is a great marketplace and it is the number one niche marketplace - so if you are not putting yourself out there you are only falling farther behind and it will only cost you even more missed opportunity. 

So let me extend my invite to share in the somewhat uncomfortable, but necessary world of blogging!

Best regards,

Crystal

Crystal Allen, Realtor
Crystalsoldit.com

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Groups:
Active Rain Newbies
Realtors®
Photography
Century 21 Network
The Art Of Marketing You
Tags:
blogging
blog
crystalsoldit
crystal allen

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainer
203,010
Mary Warren
Las Vegas, NV

Crystal - good advice your broker gave you and good for you for realizing it (finally) :)  You will do wonderful at blogging, I look forward to reading more.

Jun 20, 2008 05:54 PM #1
Ambassador
628,088
Roland Woodworth
Q Realty - Clarksville, TN
Q Realty - Power In Real Estate

Crystal.... Welcome to the world of Blogging... Hang in there.. you will do well

Jun 20, 2008 05:58 PM #2
Rainer
122,914
Pam Winterbauer
Pam Winterbauer Real Estate - San Ramon, CA
"Providing Blue Ribbon Service"

Congratulations and welcome to the era of blogging Crystal.

Jun 20, 2008 06:04 PM #3
Rainmaker
254,432
Robert Machado
HomePointe Property Management, CRMC - Sacramento, CA
CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management

You make some interesting points.  A blogger really has to get themselves known on a more personal level as a part of it to make the most of it. 

Jun 20, 2008 06:13 PM #4
Rainmaker
309,870
Mike Wong
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
Realtor: Commercial, Residential, Leasing, Invest

Crystal welcome to AR and great insight on the purpose of blogging. There are many reasons, but once you start to develop content and marketing you will see how effective it can be for lead generating.

Jun 20, 2008 06:57 PM #5
Rainer
6,490
Jamie West
Your Virtual Assistant - Paducah, KY

Great job Crystal! Your sales manager must really know what she is doing! :).  J/K Guess its a good thing I finally took my own advice huh!

Jun 21, 2008 10:53 AM #6
Rainer
83,497
Matthew Zgonc
Aksland Real Estate - Modesto, CA
Realtor, CFS, CVS

Crystal Congratulations on your realization and you are right.  You have to put your self out there and you will get excellent results.

Jun 21, 2008 05:49 PM #7
Rainer
13,402
Crystal Allen
Century 21 Service Realty - Paducah, KY

Thank you to all for your support!

Sincerely,

Crystal Allen

Jun 22, 2008 08:25 AM #8
Rainmaker
635,293
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Yeah, Crystal!  You got it!  Just be personable, knowledgable of your area or niche and start blogging away - the results will amaze you!

Jun 22, 2008 08:28 AM #9
Rainmaker
1,514,135
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Hi Crystal - Just be yourself and do what feels right.

Jun 22, 2008 04:48 PM #10
Rainer
81,325
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey

Crystal ~ I belonged to AR for months before I posted something on my blog. Now I have people asking me to post on their blogs. You will get there and once you do you won't stop.

I wish you much success and good luck. Happy blogging

Jun 23, 2008 03:02 PM #11
Rainmaker
102,691
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX
Broker, REALTOR, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, SRS.

Hi Crystal   --  Welcome to ActiveRain.  I look forward to networking with you and reading your future post.  Have a great day!!!

Aug 14, 2008 05:36 PM #12
Rainmaker
109,859
Tinker Hulsey
Century 21 Wright-Pace Real Estate - Jonesboro, AR
Century 21 Wright-Pace Real Estate

Hi,

Welcome to active rain!! You will love blogging it is so addictive. Good luck

         Tinker

Aug 15, 2008 01:58 PM #13
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainer
13,402

Crystal Allen

Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information