BLOG SENSE: Everyday Smarts "Out There" in Real Estate Web 2.0

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK 209970

 BLOG SENSE:  Common sense  out there on the Internet . For the real estate professional, it is based on good familiarity with the real making sense of where you standestate Web 2.0  environment, real estate social networks, and "blogosphere". And it means authentic/original BLOG posts with relevant information for interested readers.

Making sense of where you stand (see photo) in a challenging real estate market with surprises along the road is important. A clear voice signaling the way is much appreciated. An authentic voice can further alleviate concerns for the consumer-facing public and even could be helpful for those real estate people new to blogging.  

Lately I've been wondering if  blogging in a social network such as Active Rain   may be critical to a future career in real estate.

But two obstacles come to my mind:

  1. blogging requires effort 
  2. for some, a considerable wariness of " putting themselves out there " on the Internet could be deterring factor.

I've heard folks say, "But what if I approach blogging in the ‘wrong' way- could I be immortalized online in a way that is embarrassing or defeats my purpose? 

Good question,  especially considering that what one puts out there could stay out there ad infinitum. Before leaping into the ethers, positioning yourself to succeed makes sense. Recently I wrote a post on "horse sense"   that seems applicable in terms of  BLOG SENSE. Here are a few things I suggested: 

  • Walk the land. ... Get out in the "blogosphere" (the land) and start getting a feel for it just by actually experiencing it.
  • Check to see if there are rocks, holes, trees that are toxic to horses ...Check to see what is attractive and what is NOT attractive, or could be a "pitfall"  to you (rocks, holes)
  • Grab some dirt and consider the condition of the soil ...Check to see who is there (the "soil" )at various social networking places
  • Check the water source. ..Look deeper. What kind of technical support  (water source) might you expect.
  • Investigate the quality and condition of barns, stables, etc. ...Look at specific BLOGS and check out your niche market to see the level of expertise and coverage is being offered. (quality and condition)

   For the REALTOR® who hopes to connect with an interested audience, experience tells me that thoughtful participation in social marketing networks such as the favorite of 100,000+ real estate professionals, Active Rain,  is seriously valuable. In fact, participation with BLOG SENSE could be essential. What do you think?

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Here's a question one broker I know asked me:

""But what if I approach blogging in the ‘wrong' way- could I be immortalized online in a way that is embarrassing or defeats my purpose? "

SO..how would YOU respond?

Nov 26, 2008 04:47 AM #1
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Jeff R. Geoghan
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You have a great Thanksgiving Day, JaneAnne! 

Nov 26, 2008 08:29 AM #2
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Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
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So much is about voice, and letting your personality show through. One of the local agents has started blogging, and his posts just don't sound like him. So, when I saw one recently, I took the first two lines, put them in quotes, and googled them. It wasn't surprising to see a dozen other exact posts from agents in other areas of the country.

Nov 26, 2008 08:48 AM #3
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Ann Cummings
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Hi janeAnne - to answer that question, I'd say a resounding yes is the answer.  People do need to always be mindful of what they put out there online and how and what they do.  Things online have a VERY long shelf-life.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Ann

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