Katrina Thomas

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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I was on AR commenting and getting to "know" people for THREE YEARS before posting.  I could knock myself in the head now for waiting so long.  It is not the easiest thing in the world to write and have no one respond, BUT we are writing for the public and whether or not we are offering anything of value will be answered when the phone starts ringing.  I also learned by being on AR that it's the search engine optimization that makes your phone ring - people find you and call you, they aren't necessarily even reading your blog posts.   So, I say, just start!  Once you get in the habit, it gets easier and easier.

Dec 01, 2014 02:27 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Katrina - Just do IT!!!!

This is coming from someone who is still learning how to blog. One thing I know for certain is that I am much better at it today then when I first started.

Dec 01, 2014 07:24 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Every person is an expert at something ... so share from your heart and just get in there and write!  Share how you got into real estate, share why you got into real estate, share some stories from your experience as an agent ... listing or working with buyers ... the list goes on and on and on.  (I just spoke to the choir) ... Just Do It!  That's the best advise I can give.  Wishing you great success and I'll be watching for your posts!

Dec 01, 2014 04:44 AM
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

Best thing to do is pretend you are writing to a client or a friend. You will find it flows much easier

Dec 03, 2014 11:55 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Katrina, that is what blogging is all about, write what you want to share.    There will always be those that like and those that don't.  Write information the public would find worthy.   

Dec 01, 2014 09:03 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Don't worry about what others may think.  If it's interesting to you, then it will be for some others as well.

Dec 01, 2014 05:40 AM
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Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

Just jump in and go for it!  Chances are, it's been said 5 different ways already.  But, very few of us actually see the posts , the blog roll changes every 2 minutes. Plus, there are new members  all the time.  And the public?  Blog about common questions you hear from buyers and sellers, you can't go wrong.

Dec 04, 2014 04:43 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Katrina Thomas sometimes we become our own bottleneck! Our mindset does not allow us to do right thing. If you love to write, just write! This is what you believe that there is no value to anyone in what you write - however, that's not true. Just BLOG - just WRITE! (Frankly, I had the same thinking 4 years back - and I decided not to listen to what my mind said.)

Dec 03, 2014 02:00 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

At the beginning, I did not know what to write about but after awhile of reading other people blogs I figure out somethings that maybe someone would comment on.  It good to tell us about your listings, what you like to do marketing wise.  You will do ok.                                                 

Dec 03, 2014 12:43 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Check out the different groups on active rain and join the groups that are of interest to you. It is easy to write about topics that you like. 

Dec 02, 2014 07:02 AM
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Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Choose a question a client asked and write the answer to it.  If one person asked that questions there will certainly be others who will appreciate knowing the answer.

Dec 06, 2014 07:03 AM
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Katrina Thomas - Your fears are shared by many who first start out here. It has been my experience that the fear quickly diminishes the more you post. I doubt that you are talking about things that violate the rules here, so just get started. You will find your voice by beginning and changing along the way. It is a fantastic voyage, but you have to get started! 

Dec 05, 2014 08:35 AM
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Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Katrina ~ I understand that feeling. Your experiences are unique and they will resonate with other agents. How do you overcome the feeling? The same way you win listing appointments. With professionalism, tenacity and being yourself. 

Dec 04, 2014 08:06 AM
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Doyle Lee Austin Davison Iv
Surf City Realty 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
28+ years serving Investors Banks Buyers-sellers

By the looks of things people are reading your post... all the best to you..

Dec 04, 2014 04:08 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Don't worry about it! Blog about your personal interests and others who share your interests will comment on and follow your blogs.

Dec 06, 2014 07:58 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Just write what is on your mind and format it nicely and people will respect what you do and if they don't it doesn't matter.

Jul 09, 2018 04:28 PM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Just write!

Apr 29, 2018 10:13 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It does feel like that. There are so many blogs, utube videos, websites. It is easy to be lost. Yet, if you feel you have an important message to say, why not to express it? You never know who reads your blog till they tell you:)

Dec 16, 2014 02:55 AM
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Rosalina Esquilin
Orlando, FL

Just write provably your comment or blog is the answer for any of us.  Never underestimate your knowledge. 

 

 

 

FDsd

 

Dec 07, 2014 10:57 AM
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Katrina ....Blog and they will come! We all feel like you do at some points, but I can promise you ....just don't take anything personal and just keep blogging! Ir will really pay off!

Dec 07, 2014 09:50 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Figure out who your target audience is. Most of the time...I'm not writing to my regular AR member friends who read my posts. I'm writing to be found by the consumer. Keep this in mind, too, when you select your title. What will the buyers are sellers be searching for...what keywords will they use. Then pretend you are sitting down with one of them and start writing. Imagine the questions they might ask, and go from there. 

Dec 07, 2014 09:49 AM