I've fallen and I can't get up

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Homes By Cross, Inc.

Not that I need to. 

I have just purchased the clapper. So when I want business to pick up or slow down I just clap on.. or clap off. I have been applauding my efforts as of late.

My modified version of the clapper is enhanced with Active Rain. So when I want people to find me or hear about things Charlotte, I just clap the keys on my keyboard and... Voila.

Now when I started in January, my skills on using my new tool were (Shall we say) pathetic.

I just reread my first post and came away frightened of meeting this person. But my diligence lingered on.

Today I received 2 more prospects that are real, verified and are ready to buy. This is due to my determination in learning to use the Clapper (AR Version). They found me from my blog. Go figure.

I don't really know why this is working. But I know enough to never complain about a good thing. I read from extremely knowledgeable posts written by poet warriors who know this business. The amalgamated fusion of the whole exudes enough "juice" for all to take notice.

I don't find myself being intimidated by members with massive points. I realize they started at zero like me. My modest points are an indication that I have spent a dubious amount of time trying to figure this out. Sort of like sands in an hourglass.

I have a modest goal. Get my message out so buyers and sellers can find me. The rest just sort of happens. Yeah, you have to tweak your delivery. But, like all things, persistence will be providence.

This post may not be the best use of my clapper. But I am taking the time to thank the group for suffering my gibberish and tell all that AR works.. you just got to work it.

 By the way, I still don't really understand SEO. I get a headache just thinking about it. Must read more. Ouch.

 

 

 Stop by for a visit. www.HomesByCross.com Your Toolbox for All Your Charlotte Real Estate Needs

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Rainmaker
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Pat Champion
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Congrats you are right sticking with something is the key to making it work.

Mar 23, 2009 09:51 AM #2
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Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
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Your posts are great and very entertaining. A fun spin on the everyday world of real estate. I gotta say, Thank You Pat kennedy for introducing you to me 

Mar 23, 2009 12:50 PM #3
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Karen Hurst
RICOASTALLIVING.COM - Warwick, RI
Rhode Island Waterfront!

"I have a modest goal. Get my message out so buyers and sellers can find me"

Sounds like a modest goal, but it is the main goal of most everyone here!  You are obviously doing something right!  Just keep at it:)

I find the biggest problem with blogging is it's fun!! Therefor, I personally, do not take as much time as I probably should to blog because I enjoy it and it doesn't feel like I am working!! Have to get over that feeling,

Mar 23, 2009 10:34 PM #4
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Claude Cross
Homes By Cross, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Homes For Sale

Vern - Thanks

Pat - Thank you

Martha - flattery will get you everywhere ...thanks

Karen  - Thanks for your comment

Mar 24, 2009 02:08 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Claude --- Hello from Charleston, SC --- I enjoyed your post --- I don't really get SEO either. I joined AR last Sept., but didn't do anything with it until the end of January 2009.  I have definitely become addicted to it. I have spent so much time trying to learn all there is -- don't know that I will ever accomplish that.

Mama Liz's Signaturea

Mar 24, 2009 06:09 AM #6
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Patrick Johnson
Windermere - Bellingham, WA

Great post! I must agree with posts above that it is very important to just keep doing whatever it is you are doing for all of us.

Good luck in the future with the clapper ;-)

 

Patrick Johnson, ABR E-pro

Windermere RE, Bellingham Wa.

Mar 24, 2009 06:32 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Claude Cross
Homes By Cross, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Homes For Sale

Liz - I love Charleston ! Thanks for the comment.

Mar 24, 2009 07:13 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Claude Cross
Homes By Cross, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Homes For Sale

Patrick - Ah the joys of google "juice". Thanks for the upbeat comment

Mar 24, 2009 07:15 AM #9
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Tere Rottink
CoastalVa Realty Inc - Virginia Beach, VA

Claude

THis is the first time I see you in AR.  I appears we have spent around the same time working at it.  You have more points, and your posts are definately more interesting to read.  It takes me days to come up with an idea, and then to put it in writing. But, you couldn't have put it better.  You kind of wrote my thoughts.  Thanks

Tere.

PS:  This should put me over 16,000 points.  I'll go check.

Mar 24, 2009 11:12 PM #10
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Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

Love your post -- probably because I can relate to it so well.  Fairly new to AR, unsure about SEO, surprised people read my posts.  Welcome to my club!  Thanks for making me laugh with you post. 

Mar 25, 2009 12:40 AM #11
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Zac Hill
Resident Lending Group, Salem, OR - Salem, OR

Thanks for the encouragement.  I need it to keep going.  I've been on AR just a few weeks and I need messages like yours to keep steam in the engine.

Mar 25, 2009 07:53 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Claude Cross
Homes By Cross, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Homes For Sale

Tere - 16k on your way to 100k. I'll stop by your post. Thanks for the comment

Mar 25, 2009 08:06 AM #13
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Claude Cross
Homes By Cross, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Homes For Sale

Irene - thanks for commenting. I too am suprised people read my posts.

 

Mar 25, 2009 08:07 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Claude Cross
Homes By Cross, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Homes For Sale

Zac - you are welcome. Try to make AR part of your daily routine and you will find all the encouragement you'llneed. Thanks for the comment

Mar 25, 2009 08:09 AM #15
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Sheldon Neal
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... excellent ! ... I have found another new blogger with the sassiness that I love but with an underlying message under the fun !

What an enjoyable post Claude !

.... you have just added '1' to your subscriber list

Mar 25, 2009 04:34 PM #16
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John Crosby
Real Property, Inc. - Marblehead, MA

Hi Claude Thanks for the great post!  I'm a newbie here too and was embarrassed to admit that I don't know what SEO is until I saw the posts here.  I'm relieved I'm not the only one who doesn't know what SEO is.

Mar 25, 2009 05:02 PM #17
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John Crosby
Real Property, Inc. - Marblehead, MA

Hi Claude Thanks for the great post!  I'm a newbie here too and was embarrassed to admit that I don't know what SEO is until I saw the posts here.  I'm relieved I'm not the only one who doesn't know what SEO is.

Mar 25, 2009 05:03 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Claude Cross
Homes By Cross, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Homes For Sale

Thanks Sheldon ! I have read many of your posts and have been inspired. The subscription is mutual

Mar 26, 2009 12:57 AM #19
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Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC

Claude,

I enjoy your posts. I'm thinking SEO is search engine optimizer? I can hardly keep up with all the terms.

Mar 26, 2009 06:17 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Claude Cross
Homes By Cross, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Homes For Sale

Terry - The SEO aspect of this has so many variables it gives me a headache. Thanks for the comment

Mar 27, 2009 01:21 AM #21
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