My Version Of A "Refreshed" Blog Signature For ActiveRain

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NRDS # 146013739

My Version Of A Refreshed Blog Signature For

activerain

When I first read the March 2022 Challenge hosted by Craig Daniels and Eileen Burns, I looked at my signature and said I seem to have what I needed on it for a potential client to get a hold of me.  But the more I studied it and saw what others were doing, I said to myself, I could use a refresh and make it look cleaner.  So I decided to study Craig's blog, "How To Create an Effective Blog Signature" to see what I might be missing.

OLD or ORIGINAL Blog Signature

old AR Signature

I took the 5 questions that Craig suggested and applied them to my signature.  

1. I had the "WHO" listed. 

2. The "WHERE" might not be obvious. The only indication was in the wording that showed the website "SellSedona". So I added all the areas that I cover into the signature.  I took it one step further and divided Sedona into the communities that are part of Sedona.  I have had potential clients ask if "Uptown" or "West Sedona" are separate towns.  So I thought I would add these distinct areas of Sedona into the areas served.

3. Another area that was not obvious was "HOW" can I benefit the client.  The link at "Sedona Property Solutions" took you to my website but that was not good enough. So I included the page "10 Reasons Why Sheri Sperry is YOUR Solutions REALTOR®" on my AR signature.   This is a comprehensive look at what I offer both sellers and buyers. The page breaks it down nicely for a client.

4. "HOW can I be contacted?" This was in the signature.  However, I made it even more clear by adding (Contact Form - click here). I also added "Website" in front of "SellSedona.com".  Of course, my cellphone number is also easily visible on my signature. 

5. "What if I want to read more from you first?"  Even though you could access all the info you wanted by going to my website at SellSedona.com.  You have to search for it.  So I don't think I covered this very well at all in my original signature. 

In my updated signature I specifically added a link that states:

"Learn about Sheri @ Sedona-Lifestyle.com." This link gives a good overview of myself.  It also provides a lot of other information and links to explore more detail. 

 

UPDATED or REFRESHED Blog Signature

UPDATED Blog signature

I left the 3 links below my website on the Refreshed Blog Signature and I added the more familiar Social Media Icons to click on.  I got rid of the "Follow Me On Twitter @SellSedona" and the icon for FB that says "like me".  Also gone is the "Increase Your Business!" link. 

Check for Broken Links

My husband, who built his own website, also maintains my website.  He will randomly go through different pages and look for updated material and broken links.  Well, there were 3 broken links on my signature that are now updated. 

My signature is not set up quite like some of the others I have seen.  It is my opinion that most people will scroll through to get the information they need.  I set my website signature up so that the information is in line and can be scrolled.  I enlarged my business card and as I update my photo, which is in the works, I can update the entire card with the new photo.

Also, I have the links going directly to information on my website.  This is where I want people to come.  

Thank You, Craig!

I appreciate all the tips that Craig has provided.  Especially the 5 questions and the blog on Social Media Icons.  I would not have added those, without his help in locating those icons. Two of the icons were only in black so I made them grey by decreasing the exposure. 

Comments (55)

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Buzz Mackintosh - Thank you and I wish you the best in all your activities.  Happy spring!

Mar 20, 2022 02:51 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kat Palmiotti - Thank you.  Following the questions seemed like the right template.  Isn't it nice that we have Craig Daniels to help us with this?  

Mar 20, 2022 02:52 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs - Interesting you say that about the new season.  I was just thinking that today!

Mar 20, 2022 02:55 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Brian England - Thank you. Your outside perspective "All the information is in one place", brings it home for me. 

Mar 20, 2022 02:58 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you, Eileen Burns -  Spring Cleaning - A great way to look at this!  

Mar 20, 2022 02:59 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox - Rick usually helps with all of this, so he did it.  I made some minor changes and caught a couple of whoopsies! 

Mar 20, 2022 03:03 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - You hit the key point.  It only takes a click for a client to see what they need to hire me. 

Mar 20, 2022 03:05 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Steffy Hristova - I am so glad I could help with the understanding. Craig is so accommodating and is happy to help our community.  We are lucky to have him. 

Mar 20, 2022 03:07 PM
Norbert Fabre, MRSA
Indoor Microbial Specialist IMS - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mold Inspector & Mold Assessor

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® great job on the signature and fixing all the broken links. I started following you on both Instagram and LinkedIn. 

Mar 20, 2022 07:10 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Sheri.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Mar 21, 2022 04:32 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank You so much, Norberto Fabre, MRSA.  I appreciate it.  Have a great week ahead. 

Mar 21, 2022 11:56 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Roy, 

I wish you a wonderful first week of spring!

Mar 21, 2022 11:58 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Sheri - you did a great job with the refresh.  This is still on my to do list.

Mar 22, 2022 03:55 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

I missed that session so will have to check out mine.  I am sure there is lot of room for improvement.

Mar 23, 2022 09:36 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Wow Sheri!  Love your new blog signature block. I definitely need to change mine. I started working on it and haven't looked again.   Congrats on a great post and signature block! 

Mar 23, 2022 11:59 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Very powerful signature block.  I think I will be relooking at mine again!

Mar 23, 2022 06:59 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is much mor informative Sheri Sperry - MCNE® and should make it a lot easier for people to contact you in the way which they most prefer. Good job!

Mar 24, 2022 08:42 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Great job and congrats on the feature too!

I love how Craig came in with further advice regarding the mobile aspect of the signature. 

I love seeing all these transformed signatures!

Mar 25, 2022 08:33 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It definitely adds a new flare to you in the best way possible and I think that’s the point of all this in a lot of ways! Wonderful stuff! :

Mar 26, 2022 08:55 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Endre Barath, Jr. I definitely understand the feeling of not having time to redo things planned but I don’t think you have a problem either. :) You do great work and I’m sure you’ll continue to do great work

Mar 26, 2022 08:56 AM