Does Blogging Still work in 2022? The short answer is Absolutely...

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 01238708

I would be remiss to not participate in this wonderful Active Rain Challenge sponsored by our friends Aura Alex ,  Leanne Smith and Carol Williams on such a great topic.  

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When I began blogging on Active Rain in or around 2008, I had no idea what blogging even was; I only knew I had to learn.  In those days we had active Community Managers who posted and lent ideas about what would pique interest and thus get our names out on the Internet. Ultimately the goal was to generate additional business.   As a Greater Los Angeles Realtor trying to make a living during the bottom of a down market, it would have been extremely foolish of me not to give it a try. I was basically out of business, looking for referrals and thought Active Rain was the way to go. 

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 Fifteen years later and I can honestly say that not only does blogging work but interacting within the Active Rain community has indeed led to many referrals over the years to this Greater Los Angeles Realtor’s inventory in the form of land listings, condominium listings, and duplex listings.  I’m happy to say that most even transpired into closed sales. To those who gave me referrals, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

Thanks to learning how to blog, my name got out on the World Wide Web which in turn led to new clients both buyers and sellers.  My geographic area greatly expanded as I’ve had the pleasure of working with clients from Asia, the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, and Eastern and Western Europe to name a few off the top of my head.  This allowed me to develop into an international Beverly Hills Realtor and be able to add that as another of my niche markets. My Vacant Land Expertise was my first niche market, and this too was enhanced by Internet Blogging. 

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The unexpected surprise to me was the friendships and relationships I developed thanks to the Active Rain Interaction.  It’s truly amazing how we can get to know one other, most not even having met face-to-face, just by interacting via comments and sharing thoughts and support with one another. The friendships and connections I have developed on Active Rain are something you cannot achieve on FB, Twitter or Next Door in my humble opinion. For whatever reasons, I find my Active Rain connections much deeper.  Over the years I have even received thoughtful gifts like cookbooks, wine and decorative motivational signs; really too many to mention but again I say thank you to those bearing both physical gifts and the gift of friendship.  Both are cherished and appreciated. 

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A final thought about blogging, I recently posted about a vacant lot that I sold. Shortly thereafter, I received an email asking if I had other lots that are identical or similar in views. So, with that said, yes blogging still works. 

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Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 ( m) homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at https://www.endrebarath.com I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations. Endre Barath, Jr. Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties DRE#01238708

Comments (49)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Leanne Smith  you stated it so well about the friendships we make Endre

Nov 05, 2022 06:46 PM
Leanne Smith

Congratulations on the feature Endre Barath, Jr. 

Nov 06, 2022 05:58 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol Williams  I appreciate your kind comment this reminds me of time blog about my pets:)Endre

Nov 05, 2022 09:26 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Brian England  your kind words are nice look forward to the next gathering, Endre

Nov 05, 2022 09:27 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina Hollander, Broker  it was in the last few seconds of the deadline that I managed to post it, and yes we are on the same page, Endre

Nov 05, 2022 09:28 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Endre Barath, Jr. hi Endre... I never made it to that deadline at all!

Nov 06, 2022 05:16 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jerry Newman  so nice to read your comment and that you are back on a consistent basis now, Endre

Nov 05, 2022 09:30 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker  thank you and the feeling is mutual, as to the cookbook goddess it was an Active Rain gift I received, Endre

Nov 05, 2022 09:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George Souto  my friend the feeling is mutual even though you are a Yankers fan:)Endre

Nov 05, 2022 09:33 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  and what a pleasant surprise it was, Diane is on a similar platform called Good Reads and they are like the Active Rain connections, Endre

Nov 05, 2022 09:39 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Beth Atalay  thank you and the feeling is mutual, my dear friend, Endre

Nov 05, 2022 09:40 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727  so true, when are you going to visit LA again?? Endre

Nov 05, 2022 09:41 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089  have never forgotten you were the first to give me support to my first post, Endre

Nov 05, 2022 09:42 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  thank you for the Feature and the friendship, Endre

Nov 05, 2022 09:43 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Endre - you hit another home run here.  I love it. Blogging has changed so many of us and helped our businesses.

Nov 06, 2022 05:18 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Endre. It is Sunday morning and time for Kathy Streib to remind me of how big the Rain is and how easy it is to miss many posts. Don't like to miss yours. And, this week I did not. Enjoy your day.

Nov 06, 2022 05:38 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Love to read about all the successes from people's blogging. Nice job.

Nov 06, 2022 09:19 AM
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

For those that have been here in Activerain, blogging has been a great way to learn, advertise and make friends.  Thanks for the post.

Nov 23, 2022 02:47 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Grant Schneider  thank you for your kind words and yes I love Blogging Endre

Nov 23, 2022 11:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wayne Martin  yes depending who you talk to there are 170-400k audience on this platform, Endre

Nov 23, 2022 11:17 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543  thank you for stopping in and reading, Endre

Nov 23, 2022 11:17 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kay Van Kampen  thank you for stopping in I will start following your posts as well, Endre

Nov 23, 2022 11:18 PM