🙌How Blogging has Enriched my Life and Business

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

This month's challenge is requesting us to share our blogging successes thanks to our Hosts Carol Williams, Aura Alex and Leanne Smith.    

 

While achieving my e-Pro certification, it was brought up in the class that everyone should join ActiveRain.   WHAT WAS THAT?   What the heck is blogging?    I joined back in 2007 but did not publish a blog until April 2008.   Up thru 2010, I dabbled and lurked, but then received a referral from Robin Scott from Texas.   She had a couple that was moving up here and needed an agent!   Well, THAT got me blogging!     

 

ActiveRain went through a few owners, and some of that time our blogs got a lot of traction.   The public saw our posts and I got several calls.

 

Back years ago there was ActiveRain University, and they taught us how to put together a neighborhood posts, listings posts, How-to, and other topics to entice the public to read them.    That knowledge spilled over into many other social media sites including our websites.

 

Over the years I have received many calls off my blogs from potential buyers that ended up buying, some have not, and some called to get directions to a newly opened store, or find out if the outdoor concert will be canceled due to rain.    

Probably my best blogging success was virtually meeting Patricia Beck from Colorado Springs.    We have given each other transactions for years.    I now have introduced Laura Erwin (my agent) to Patricia as well, for the day I am not available.     She is awesome with my clients, and she trusts her clients with me.   It truly has been a WIN-WIN.    The end of September's closing was a referral from CA, through her.   They originally thought they were moving to the Springs but got a better offer in Denver.   Patricia still blogs, just not often - she is too busy!

 

It has been fun meeting so many Rainers across the Country when I go on vacation!   I have stayed at some of their homes, and met some for coffee/lunch or recently breakfast with Kat Palmiotti at her beautiful home.    I had a couple relocating for his job to Melbourne FL, and knew right away Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty would be PERFECT for them.   It was a great match!   In the end, have friends all across this Country, all because of ActiveRain!

 

I would have to go through my spreadsheet for all these years to see how many transactions are attributed to ActiveRain, but sure they are quite a few!    It does pay to blog, and often!

 

Posted by

Joan Cox
Broker/Owner, REALTOR®
House to Home, Inc.

Serving the Denver Metro area including all suburbs


Helping Buyers and Sellers achieve their real estate dreams, one house at a time!

LinkedIn  |  Facebook  |  YouTube
About Me  |   My Blog
       My Website

720-231-6373  
Call or Text Me!

Email Me!

 

Comments (41)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Margaret, it has been a great journey, and hasn't ended yet.

Oct 03, 2022 09:06 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Frontier canceled the flight I was originally flying out on, coming in a day early now.  Can't wait to meet up!

Oct 03, 2022 09:07 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carol Williams you are right, and have yet to make any of the Tuesday Zoom meetings.

Oct 03, 2022 09:07 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

For those of us that got into blogging back in the day, it has been a great ride and continued success to you as well.

Oct 03, 2022 11:06 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Joan Cox Blogging has been very good to me also. I have been a big fan of your posts for many years.

Oct 03, 2022 11:30 AM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN
SpousesSellingHousesTM

Great story Joan! You certainly have leveraged blogging to many advantages personally and professionally!  I also joined AR in 2007, it has changed a lot since then, however I am not as frequent a contributor as you have been :)

Sincerely,

Grace

Oct 03, 2022 11:51 AM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Specializing in Multifamily Projects Nationwide

Hi, Joan.

You were one of the early supporters of my posts. I have learned a lot from you and many AR veterans. 

It's hard to comprehend a year has already passed and we are now in a "home stretch" for 2022!

Thank you for your entry and I wish you continued success.

Oct 03, 2022 12:43 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, and to you also!

Oct 03, 2022 04:23 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah Williams and also a fan of YOUR posts.   We learn from each other!

Oct 03, 2022 04:24 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff&Grace Safrin I didn't know you had joined back in 2007 also.   Have always enjoyed reading your posts.

Oct 03, 2022 04:25 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Aura Alex you came in with a fury, and a great writer!    Congrats on your first year!

Oct 03, 2022 04:26 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox -

You are one of the Top AR contributors, and your posts show it.  I was so glad that we could get together when you visited Sedona.  I won't forget our lunch.  I think it really does make a better relationship when you can meet face-to-face! Keep up the great contribution.

Oct 03, 2022 07:01 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Congratulations on becoming such a great real estate matchmaker using ActiveRain Joan 🙂

Oct 03, 2022 08:04 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® won't ever forget our lunch and meeting you and Rick, was so fun.   It is wonderful to put a personality with the writing and face.    I may go again in the near future.

Oct 04, 2022 06:43 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thanks Paul, it has been quite fun.

Oct 04, 2022 06:43 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

That is a great story, and so glad you have received so much from AR. 

Oct 04, 2022 08:48 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hope you are also Nick!

Oct 04, 2022 10:37 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Joan:

Such fun to read about your blogging journey and successes over the years. And I still remember meeting you in San Francisco at the AR meetup  - it's been years and I don't recall the exact year but the memory lingers!

Jeff

Oct 07, 2022 01:03 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff Dowler, CRS I remember that too, and unsure about the year too.   Was a fun meet-up.

Oct 08, 2022 08:19 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You know, I read this blog a month ago and, believe it or not, had it marked to come back and comment and it took me this long to do so, Joan! It's been a crazy market but, I've been incredibly busy too. I love that you found partners here in the Rain. I just Closed one from AR and am so thankful for every opportunity I get from agent referral partners.

It sounds like you've also given some great referrals too. What I wish was a guarantee is that we would always have a reciprocal referral - I want so badly to pay every single agent that sends me someone, the favor in return!

Nov 30, 2022 11:02 PM