I chose the photo that goes with this post for two reasons. Firstly there are two parts, one non real estate related and the other definitely real estate related.
When our son joined the Marines, I blogged about his progress, and when he went to Iraq I shared his emails and photos. It was a way for me to cope with the stress. He was in a Special Forces Unit that was at the sharp end of the spear, a Recon Marine. Initially, his emails were light and it sounded as if nothing was happening. Then we got a call from his girlfriend. "Had we heard from Jeremy, something had happened to men in his unit." Well, everything changed then, on that first tour he lost twelve of his friends. As I blogged I was supported by friend and aquaintances here in the Rain. That was a success for me that I will always appreciate. One day I get a call from a number I did not recognize. It was an agent here in the Rain who said her office wanted to send his unit some boxes of supplies what did they need? As I write this now I am getting emotional, that someone I did not know would do that for my son and his friends because of my blog posts. A few weeks later I got a call from my son, he had just returned from a mission that had required they be away from camp for a long time. He said they could not get into their cabin because of the boxes of supplies. It took them several hours to share out the toothpaste, socks food etc that had been sent. I will always be eternally grateful to all of you here in the Rain and I only wish i remembered the name of the agent whose office had sent those supplies to give her a shout out.
Berwyn Real Estate
One Sunday I get a call from a young woman, did I have time to talk. Yes, of course, how could I help. She had found my blog post with videos I had recorded about Berwyn and new construction opportunities in and around the Village of Berwyn. She had then found some of my other videos as a result and thought it seemed as if I knew what was going on and she had a few questions.
It turned out she had gone to an Open House at a new construction and she was very interested. But she wanted to know what was going on with a site in the Village that had just sold and could I help her. We agreed to meet at the house and a few days later we met up. I answered her questions, and she said I feel as if I know you because of the videos. She decided she wanted to write an offer and could we meet with the builder. We set this up and she ended up buying the house. During the process it turned out she had a young friend who did real estate in the city, but she chose me because of my blog and videos in and around the Village of Berwyn.
We became good friends and were actually talking/texting this week about her current plans and life situation. Who knows where your blogging will take you or who it will bring across your path.
Entry to October 2022 Challenge: Blogging Success Stories hosted by Carol Williams, Aura Alex, and Leanne Smith