Forget the Rain - It's a Thunderstorm!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

 Wow, no one told me this was going to happen to me!  When Allen F. Hainge, CRS encouraged me to join Active Rain I had some reservations.  I had heard of blogging but "Who has time for it"?  I thought blogging was for those that have nothing better to do.  Boy have I received a wake-up call!

Many of you have read my posts in the last week where I have mentioned how members  Chris Elizabeth Griffith, Karen George Arizona Home Loan and Laurie Manny inspired me to re-write my profile and re-title my main blog and all the blogs I write.

After several emails with Chris and re-reading Karen's blog This Is A Lousy Title For My Post  I decided to rethink how I not only write my posts but what titles I use which is more important than I had previously thought.

Armed with all this motivational information I revised my profile because I realized this is the first contact many consumers will make with me.  I had to have powerful, informative profile if I was to catch their attention. Karen helped me fine tune everything This past Friday and Saturday a.m.

All this is good and many of you have already read about my new profile.  What I didn't expect is what happened over the weekend.  As of Saturday I was amazed when I found out that if I go to Google and type in "Nampa ID real estate", my information comes up on each of the first 5 pages!

My personal AR profile comes up on the 1st page and either AR or Localism profiles come up on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th pages with my personal website now coming up on the 5th page!

I had 4 new contacts between Saturday evening and this a.m. (Monday the 23rd of April, 2007) that found my profile through Google and then read my other information posted on those first 5 pages!  There was a time I thought it awesome to have my website show up on just the tenth  page of Google!

Take the time to look at what Chris is doing with Localism and listen to what Chris, Karen and Laurie have to say.  Realize that your AR profile and Localism may be your first connection to consumers and we need to prepare our AR profiles and Localism posts for that first important encounter.

If you do all of this expect a "Thunderstorm" of new business.

 

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Native Idahoan and Boise Idaho Real Estate specialist serving Boise, Meridian Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and the surrounding Treasure valley area of southwest Idaho. Specializing in residential, investment, land and commercial real estate. Search thousands of MLS listings at Boise Homes for sale and learn all about Idaho by visiting Search Idaho Homes

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George Tallabas
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Awe...John you humble me my friend!  God bless you.

Apr 23, 2007 08:55 AM #56
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Terrific news, George. Great testimony to the power of blogging and how a few changes can make a world of difference. Nice tribute to Chris, Karen and Laurie. Keep up the good work...and keep us posted.

Jeff

Apr 23, 2007 09:33 AM #57
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George Tallabas
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Thank you Jeff...I appreciate your comments and those ladys deserve our highest tribute!
Apr 23, 2007 09:45 AM #58
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Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618
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This is great stuff George.  Hope you don't mind all of us here on the Rain borrowing some of these really nifty ideas from you?!  Thanks for sharing!  Bookmarked!
Apr 23, 2007 10:12 AM #59
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
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Well, we just weathered quite a big thunderstorm in NH.  So, I better get ready for the next one on AR.  I am going to have to do some more work on my profile and get those articles for localism completed.  Thanks for the reminder -- P.S. do you have an umbrella I can borrow? Mine blew away in the last storm.
Apr 23, 2007 10:15 AM #60
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Gwendolyn Wrigh
Victory Virtual Solutions - Beaufort, SC
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Way to go George! I bet you CAN Stand the Rain, can't ya?
Apr 23, 2007 10:54 AM #61
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Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hello my friend George - well, you did it - you made me move and make at least one change on my profile so far, and that was before I scanned the comments.  Guess I best get a little more done now!  Thanks for the motivation - sometimes a tiny little kick in the behind is what it takes, for some of us anyway!  ;-)

Ann

Apr 23, 2007 11:39 AM #62
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George Tallabas
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Lisa & Robert..."Mi casa es su casa" LOL  Anything I have as an idea is yours my friend.  Just let me know what  you need.
Apr 23, 2007 12:24 PM #63
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George Tallabas
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LOL...Thank yoiu Gwendolyn....I feel blessed beyong my wildest dreams!
Apr 23, 2007 12:25 PM #64
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George Tallabas
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Thanks Ann my friend....I wish you nothing but the best!
Apr 23, 2007 12:27 PM #65
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Kelli Fronabarger
Bend River Realty Inc. - Bend, OR
Realtor - Bend Oregon

Hi George-

I just checked out your profile page and I have to say, GREAT JOB ! ! No wonder you're at the top : )

Apr 23, 2007 12:58 PM #66
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George Tallabas
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Idaho Real Estate
Thank you so much Kelli....get to work on a consumer focused profile plus change your headers and titles as Karen George suggested and watch your profile grow to the top of Google as well!
Apr 23, 2007 01:00 PM #67
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Daniel Gates
Insure Consulting - Palm Bay, FL
More motivation to make active rain all it can be.
Apr 23, 2007 01:16 PM #68
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George Tallabas
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Thank you Daniel...I appreciate your comments and good luck to you.
Apr 23, 2007 01:18 PM #69
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Paula Henry
Home to Indy Team @ HomeSmart Realty Group - Avon, IN
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George - I have put it off after your first post about this. Now is the time......okay, well not right now, but first thing tomorrow morning, I am starting to work rewriting my profile. Thanks for sharing your successes.

Apr 23, 2007 03:11 PM #70
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George Tallabas
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Thank you Puala....good luck to you.
Apr 23, 2007 03:27 PM #71
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Debi Braulik
www.roundrealestate.com - Maple Valley, WA
Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale

George- came to your blog to check in with you my friend and I see that you have changed what we discussed on the phone the other night. Wow. 71 comments. Off I go to read them.

Congrats on your 4 new leads!! Way to go. I know you'll do a great job with them.

Apr 24, 2007 01:49 PM #72
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George Tallabas
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Thank you Debi....I hope all is well my dear neighbor. Take care
Apr 24, 2007 01:51 PM #73
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Maria Salvaggio
Century 21 North Shore - Lynnfield, MA
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Great post and information.I will try it
Apr 24, 2007 05:12 PM #74
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George Tallabas
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Thank you Maria....good luck to you.
Apr 25, 2007 01:48 AM #75
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