Why I Re-Blog-A Simple Lesson on Localism Posts

Services for Real Estate Pros with Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker

I'll admit it.  I'm a re-blogger.  Someone recently asked me why.  The answer is  fairly simple.  Since my role in real estate is all about referrals the best way to bring in more business to the agents who have been successful with my referrals is to support their blogging efforts.

I could spend my time writing articles about the communities around where I live or let those who I see as experts in the area take the lead. A good localism post is a must!  I have been able to send links to posts about communities as an introduction not only to the community but to the referral agent I have suggested.   How easy is that.  No more big bulky packages to mail out.

As we head into 2009 my phone is ringing ore from the companies I network with.  A number of companies are changing their referral policies and it could be harder to pass on leads without it costing an arm and a leg.  I've never been one to want to "take to much off the top" as though the lead might have originally come through my efforts the agent who spends days or weeks working with a relocating family deserves most of the commission.

So there you have the re-blogging rationale.  I'll be re-blogging more agents in 2009 who have been great referral agents.

Happy New Year and success to all of you in 2009!


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Richard R. Bell
Richard Bell - Windermere Peninsula Properties - Belfair, WA
Broker-Manager, Allyn - Belfair Washington State Realtor

Reblog mine anytime. Great idea. Thank you for the post.

Dec 26, 2008 04:22 PM #1
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Pat, very interesting approach, feel free to re-blog my posts and referrals are always welcome.Have a belated merry christmas and a Prosperous 2009:)))

Dec 26, 2008 04:36 PM #2
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I like your ideas on reblogging, Pat. Support agents with the right content and it makes relocation and referrals so much easier.

Dec 26, 2008 04:41 PM #3
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i'm going to reblog this post :)

Dec 26, 2008 04:42 PM #4
Thomas R. Martin Broker/Owner ICPM
Investors Choice Property Management - Sacramento, CA
Property Management the way it SHOULD be.

Referral our are life blood, so re-blog away. By the way, we pay $400 per client for property management referrals (Northern CA only).


Happy New Year~

Dec 26, 2008 06:10 PM #5
Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

I havent looked in to this but it may be a viable option in the new year. I just took a contract UW job for 3 months so my time will be limited till april.

Dec 26, 2008 11:37 PM #6
Pat Fenn
Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker - Springfield, VA

Thanks for stopping by Richard.  I'll check out your blog.

Dec 28, 2008 01:38 PM #7
Pat Fenn
Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker - Springfield, VA

Enre if I have anyone headed to LA I'll look for you.

Dec 28, 2008 01:38 PM #8
Pat Fenn
Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker - Springfield, VA

John you are right.  In my current role finding the right agent for our company clients is important and I will do what I can to support their blogging efforts when I can.

Dec 28, 2008 01:39 PM #9
Pat Fenn
Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker - Springfield, VA

Laura referrals are a great way to make a few extra dollars and keep your license active.

Dec 28, 2008 01:41 PM #10
Robin Rogers
Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio, TX
CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser

Hi, Pat! I love to refer clients to other agents outside my market, but I never thought of reblogging on Localism as a tool for that.

Thanks for the post!


Jan 11, 2009 05:11 AM #11
Ron Spanton
RE/MAX Real Estate Associates - Gilbertsville, KY
Kentucky Lake Area

When I see the Re-Blog flag it is grayed out. Is this something you have to pay for with AR or did I miss something?

Jan 11, 2009 06:45 AM #12
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