This is my response to Ann: Ann, I got a call from a Wall Street Journal Reporter, on http://www.trulia.com/voices/my_answers/60339 Nancy Keates - WSJ Columnist Nancy Keates at firstname.lastname@example.org.... It was a wonderful afirmation for me... that maybe, I'm on the right track... The strategy I use with listings is really something I've done for a few years now. As an experienced Realtor and Broker in my demographic region, I feel it's my "hallmark" to list homes within the market value... It's just good business all the way around. Nancy told me in mid December when we spoke, that she would want to interview me for her piece on getting Seller's to be "Realistic" and reality based with pricing their home. A few days later, I wrote her a huge 5 page e-mail and kindly returned her call... Nancy never called back and never responed to my e-mail... I'm fine with that... and I certain know how crazy and busy her life as a Report must be. She was very nice though, and I learned some important things. First and foremost, tt is apparent that we are being followed...And, people who are searching for information which is key to our industry are coming to sites like Activerain and Truila. Today, I believe that it is VITAL for us as professionals to become interactive and active with potential clients. Both sites offer exceptional formats for us to become active and heard. I encourage every Realtor to start Blogging. Also important, is your participation on the Social Networking Sites. My two key social networking sites are Facebook and Linkedin. The most important thing I have learned is that our industry has changed!!! And, we to not have to be technolgy experts to participate! If we can point and click, that's all we need to do!
Do you ever look at where the links to your website or blog are coming from? I usually junk look at the aggregate number, but today I glanced down the list of referral links. Wow! The Wall Street Journal picked up my post about Fannie Mae's Sunday announcement that it would allow renters to stay in foreclosures. It's in the "Other Articles Discussing This Story," following a reference to the New York Times article that had alerted me to the news.
To read my original post: Another Unprecedented Move in the Housing Crisis.
Have a great Monday -- the Flagstaff storm warning has been canceled!