"Hello, Broker Bryant, How can I help you?"

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC BK607690

Hey, are you guys getting lots of consumer calls off of ActiveRain? I am. And not just folks wanting to hire me but folks from around the country calling just to pick my brain or ask for advice. And not just consumers but REALTORS® too.

Over the last few weeks I have been receiving calls just about every day. Today, I received two. One from a consumer down in South Florida asking me questions about the difference between Transaction Brokerage and Single Agency and one from a REALTOR® (not a member) in another part of the Country, asking me about Buyers getting cash back at closing by inflating the purchase price.

I've also had numerous calls asking about mortgage fraud, range pricing, sub prime lending, short sales, agency and a bunch of other stuff.

This is not even counting the daily Emails I get from REALTORS® around the country wanting a copy of my expired letter or just picking my brain about taking listings, negotiating deals etc. Some are members of ActiveRain and some aren't.

I must say, I'm really enjoying it. It's good to know folks are reading my Blog and it's good to know they are interested in what I am saying. I always try to find out where they got my number and mostly it's from doing a Google search or from reading ActiveRain. If you weren't sure if the consumers are reading, well, I can assure you they are. They are visiting ActiveRain in force and are reading, learning and seeing how we, as professionals, conduct ourselves.

So folks, put your best foot forward. Write about what you know and don't be hesitant to voice your opinion or write about difficult issues. The consumer wants to know. They are very interested in what we have to say and the guys behind ActiveRain have given us an awesome opportunity to express ourselves. I, for one, plan on taking advantage of it. How about you?

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Rainer
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Stephen Gladstone
Stonehollow Fine Home Inspections & Testing - Stamford, CT

I think the beauty of this site is the accessibilty we each have to some very sharp people with a willingness to share. I'm also having great and valuable conversations with peopleon my blogs and reading others.

Best wishes

Your home inspector in Ct, Steve

Apr 21, 2007 01:55 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Lucky Lang
Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate

Bryant,

You get all those calls because you're so good at what you do!

Keep up the great work and thanks from all of us!

Lucky :)

Apr 21, 2007 03:01 PM #13
Rainmaker
223,300
Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL
I thought you got the calls because you are soooo good looking!!!  You poll is the best!!  I am so glad you are getting all those calls, I hope to be there soon as well!
Apr 21, 2007 03:57 PM #14
Rainmaker
307,518
Ryan Hukill - Edmond
ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite - Edmond, OK
Realtor, Team Lead
Glad to see that you're getting such a great response from your blog BB. You deserve it. You blog and blog often about what you know and you've got a great style for writing so it all comes together well. I must admit, I hesitate to blog sometimes on certain topics and I need to overcome that and blog more often. Thanks for the inspiration!
Apr 21, 2007 05:03 PM #15
Ambassador
261,096
Fran Gatti
RE/MAX Integrity - Medford, OR
Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity

Bryant,

I really appreciated your taking time to help me this week.  Not all AR bloggers reply to emails!  I was a little discouraged by this in the beginning but decided to keep plodding along.  Your quick reply was very encouraging and most helpful.

Thanks again,

Fran

P.S.  I love your poll

Apr 21, 2007 05:41 PM #16
Rainmaker
218,484
William Collins
ERA Queen City Realty - Scotch Plains, NJ
Property and Asset Management

Bryant,

Thanks for the post. The goggle juice is strong! Likewise, I am getting calls and emails. I recently got a call from a writer for a real estate publication here in New Jersey. She wanted to interview me for a feature article on blogging in the June edition.

Apr 21, 2007 06:43 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

William, It seems like a lot of Rainers are getting interviewed and their articles are getting published. That's excellent to hear you have been contacted! AR is really giving us all a tremendous amount of exposure.

Fran, It was my pleasure to answer your questions. Helping each other is what this place is all about.

Thanks Ryan. The more you write the easier it gets. So go for it.

Ines, I bet you voted for TLW didn't you? So far she seems to be the reason for my success(but I knew that already). Your postings are getting very very good. The Blogger Project really seems like it is working for you. Of course I though you were awesome already.

Thanks Lucky. I wrote this post to really stress to folks that he consumers are here in force. Now is the time to write what you know and get it out there.

Stephen, You gt it. AR has changed my outlook on our business. being able to interact with so many people is just a n awesome thing.

Kaye, I'm happy it's working for you as well. Localism is going to be huge. It's a good time to get positioned on it.

Jay, Have you really received calls like that? If so that is too funny!

Randy, You must being getting calls as well. Your posts are very good.

Thanks Roger, I remember it. It was the post about multiple offers. One of the things I like most about AR is being able to get feedback from our peers.

Jay that's awesome about Monika. Her FEAR post was incredible and should be published. What an awful experience. I feel so bad for the family.

Now Thesa wouldn't that be a good thing? I do think AR is helping the consumer get a much better feel for what we do and that's a very good thing.

Gary, Thanks for visiting. You voted for my good looks right? My wife is never going to let me live this down if she wins.

ED, I'm sure this place is really helping in getting your message out there. It's great to know REALTORS(R) are calling me BEFORE they help commit loan fraud. 

Celeste, I'm with you. I can truly say that AR has changed my life in many ways. It's all good and it's getting better.

Inga, you are going to love this place. Jump in and get involved. It will greatly increase your business and your life.

TLW, well it looks like, so far, I am successful because I'm married to you. Poll must be rigged:) 

Apr 22, 2007 12:35 AM #18
Rainer
98,203
Danny Smith
DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES - Round Rock, TX
BB, you ever thought about writing a blog book? If not perhaps you should!
Apr 22, 2007 02:29 AM #19
Rainmaker
720,287
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
Wonderful news! Hope that means that all of the time and effort spent will pay off in the long run for the rest of us. Great inspiration...Thank you!
Apr 22, 2007 02:49 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Herb Hamilton
RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors - Portland, OR
Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
Great advice BB. There can never be enough said about writing whats in your heart.
Apr 22, 2007 03:00 AM #21
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1,509,132
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

FYI:  Love the poll!

I think you are so successful in the rain because you know so much, write well, brand yourself and infuse tongue in cheek humor in your posts.  I definitely love to see you and TLW's new posts and I love to see new posters too!  Thanks for encouraging people to find their blog voice & style! 

Apr 22, 2007 04:33 AM #22
Rainmaker
1,142,060
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

Danny, A blog book? Hmm.......

Teri, It definitely will. Keep at it.

Thanks Herb.

Renee, Wow, Thanks for all the kind words. Are you sure it's not because I'm sooooooo good looking? So far, according to my poll it's because I'm married to TLW. 

Apr 22, 2007 07:29 AM #23
Rainmaker
1,142,060
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

Danny, A blog book? Hmm.......

Teri, It definitely will. Keep at it.

Thanks Herb.

Renee, Wow, Thanks for all the kind words. Are you sure it's not because I'm sooooooo good looking? So far, according to my poll it's because I'm married to TLW. 

Apr 22, 2007 07:29 AM #24
Rainer
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The Masked Blogger Rides again
From Parts Unknown - Destruction Bay, YN
Locate Homes for sale in Las Vegas|Henderson, NV
They probably read your posts and think you are a smart and knowledgeable person or maybe just good looking?
Apr 22, 2007 07:33 AM #25
Rainmaker
298,347
Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor

Bryant,

Good job, keep the good work. That mens that you are a great agent :)

Apr 22, 2007 05:57 PM #26
Rainer
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Christina Ethridge
The North Idaho Dream Team powered by SKE Realty Group - Coeur d'Alene, ID
You are so popular!  You are definitely successful because of TLW :D
Apr 23, 2007 03:31 AM #27
Rainmaker
1,142,060
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

Masked Blogger, Good to see you. The poll I had put up turned out hands down "Because I am married to TLW." I thought for sure it was because I am soooooooooo good looking. Guess not!

Hi Ray, Thanks man!

Christine, I guess that's the concensus:)

Apr 23, 2007 03:41 AM #28
Rainmaker
1,142,060
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

Masked Blogger, Good to see you. The poll I had put up turned out hands down "Because I am married to TLW." I thought for sure it was because I am soooooooooo good looking. Guess not!

Hi Ray, Thanks man!

Christine, I guess that's the concensus:)

Apr 23, 2007 03:41 AM #29
Rainer
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Danny Smith
DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES - Round Rock, TX
Yeah..Broker Bryant's Big Blog Book!
Apr 23, 2007 07:18 AM #30
Rainer
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Ava Anderson
A-Z Atlanta Realty - Snellville, GA
Selling Atlanta from A-Z!

Couldn't agree with you more.  We are truly showing we are the experts!

 

 

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