Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy! (IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)

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Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I never thought of myself as a writer until I was blogging for about a year. Now I sit down & the words just fly off my fingers.

I think of a subject, then a good title & then go. 

Then I go back & re-edit what I've written & be sure to cut things down or cut out things that are unnecessary. 

Write like you talk - hopefully that is a good thing .

Aug 09, 2016 06:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,675,306
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I took Journalism in College.  I love writing, so it is an enjoyable task for me.  The problem is the time factor.

Aug 09, 2016 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Time is the assassin to my blogging activity, then Sandy, and not in that order. I do enjoy it.

Aug 09, 2016 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
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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

It's a chore.

Aug 09, 2016 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I write some, but mostly I dictate ideas and thoughts and have someone write for me - he's been doing that for me for years and works great for us

Aug 09, 2016 11:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes, I'm a strong writer. No I don't particularly enjoy blogging... I do it because it's part of my business model. But it would stop in a NY minute if I retired... as would 99% of my social media.

Aug 09, 2016 09:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I am a good writer when I slow down enough to think...

Aug 09, 2016 02:14 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

ActiveRain will make you a stronger blogger after you've been doing it for a while.  I find it fun.

Aug 09, 2016 02:12 PM
Ambassador
1,769,665
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No way, I am a salesman. Technology has caused me to become a blog writer.

Aug 09, 2016 01:56 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I enjoy it and always have liked writing and formulating my thoughts. Some days it is easier than others and think time constraints have the most to do with that.

Aug 09, 2016 10:06 AM
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Debra B Albert, PA - Keyes Realty
Keyes Realty Treasure Coast, 34986 - Port St Lucie, FL
Ron and Debbie 772.708.3292

Actually I have worked as a copy writer in department stores, and I really love blogging.  Some content is putlished from sources that I pay for and some is totally written by me.  (I MUST REMEMBER SPELL CHECK) on Everything!  I love blogging and focus on buyer/seller landing pages and local news and informaton.  How about you?

Aug 09, 2016 06:37 AM
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Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

I definitely consider myself to be a strong writer, but then again it was and is the backbone of my academic career. Blogging is typically enjoyable for me, but there are always topics that are more enjoyable to write about than others. 

Aug 09, 2016 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not a strong writer but blogging is easy. 

Aug 09, 2016 10:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I've been published in print and paid for it so I guess my writing is strong. I've never enjoyed it though. Voice-to-text is making it more enjoyable now.

Aug 09, 2016 11:25 AM
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

It is a chore for me but it keeps the phone ringing!

Aug 09, 2016 10:52 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'm a decent writer, I think, and I enjoy it. The time needed becomes an issue. and I can't just write a 5 sentence post! LOL

Aug 09, 2016 09:32 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I love writing, but only when I'm in the zone.  If I try to force it my writing stinks big time.  

Aug 09, 2016 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
910,617
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I love to write, I do it daily. My readers decide what kind of writer I am.

Aug 09, 2016 06:49 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Love to write and that is translating to video now.

Aug 09, 2016 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Rich,

I like it, and it is enjoyable. A

Aug 09, 2016 05:39 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I can be a strong writer, but most of the time I just write something quickly.

Sometimes it is enjoyable, other times it is a more difficult obligation to keep up the habit.

Aug 10, 2016 01:00 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't think of myself as a writer.  At times it is enjoyable and at others it is a chore.

Aug 10, 2016 12:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I love writing but hate coming up with ideas that inspire me.

Aug 10, 2016 07:42 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm not a strong writer, since it is not my first language. So I like using nice pictures and write market reports. 

Aug 10, 2016 04:48 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yes.

Yes.

Aug 10, 2016 01:53 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am not a good writer, but I try.

Aug 10, 2016 01:10 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Yes I do actually - chore? Necessary evil? All the same

Aug 09, 2016 11:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I enjoy it.

Aug 09, 2016 11:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I am not a strong writer; however, I do enjoy participating.

Aug 09, 2016 11:18 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Rich, For the most part I enjoy it.  Some days it is a chore if I don't really have a desire to write about that days topic.  Either way, it's something I'm going to do every day because it works for us.

Aug 09, 2016 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sometimes yes and sometimes no! Never sure which will appear!

Aug 09, 2016 11:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

If blogging becomes a chore, you are doing it wrong

Aug 09, 2016 10:59 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I find blogging to be very enjoyable at this time of my life.

Aug 09, 2016 10:57 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

There are times I find it very enjoyable and the words flow and other times when I find it a chore. The good news is that either way, blog posts are useful ways to get new followers/customers/clients!

Aug 09, 2016 10:26 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have my moments and most times it is enjoyable.  Or maybe it's just a necessary evil.   Let me think about it....ahh, another post idea....

Aug 09, 2016 10:19 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

It really depends on the topic of the post...

Aug 09, 2016 10:09 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I know my audience and write to and for them.

Aug 09, 2016 03:19 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do okay with my writing. Beside for business reasons, I also use AR as a creative outlet...for my writing and my pictures. 

Aug 09, 2016 01:26 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

It's a chore for me to write ... but once I get started I enjoy it!

Aug 09, 2016 01:19 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do enjoy writing. I get in the zone and my fingers cannot keep up with my thoughts. 

Aug 09, 2016 12:08 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I get inspired and then it's fun. And it flows. But to write just to write, that doesn't work for me and I'm sure my loyal readers out there would snooze as well.

Aug 09, 2016 10:43 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If you want to get to a free ride(500K) it takes more than dedication to quickly get there. 

Aug 09, 2016 10:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

I like to write, so most days I finding blogging enjoyable. There are some days when it feels like a chore though. I'm not very spontaneous. On those days when I'm struggling to write (have a block) then it's challenging.

Aug 09, 2016 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Easy as speaking to a neighbor, friend or person at large blooging be for me

Aug 09, 2016 09:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I think it's enjoyable but there is always never enough time!

Aug 09, 2016 08:52 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I've written for a lot of different things and think I've become an OK writer.  Blogging though, depends on my mood and if my mind's into it.  Recently I've been slacking

Aug 09, 2016 08:07 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Rich - It depends what I'm writing. The market reports are always a slog, but beneficial, and by now, pretty automatic. When I'm writing for fun, or on an intetesting topic, it's much more enjoyable.

Aug 09, 2016 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I would not blog if it was a chore.

Aug 09, 2016 06:42 AM