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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I usually just copy a post from Bill Spear, cause his posts are generally very well organized and thought out, and I change the names to protect the guilty and repurpose it as mine.

whoa, whoa, whoa... did I just say that out loud?

Mar 09, 2020 06:22 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

That's not how I roll. I pick a topic & then there is 'no day' or post per day. When it's completed it gets posted. 

Mar 09, 2020 05:34 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

While I appreciate those whose post daily,  that is not necessarily a part of my "strategy".  I do remember the days of thirty posts in thirty day challenges when reaching that FREE membership was important.  

As I have said many times before, life is always evolving and ActiveRain is definitely a part of that.  I enjoy the day-to-day interaction that involve many aspects of AR. 

I can see how a schedule can help streamline efforts and I do jot possible post titles or thoughts in "draft format" as a reminder.  Quite frankly, I guess I "use" ActiveRain as a journal-of-sorts these days.  

 

Mar 09, 2020 06:46 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

At this point posts do not take much time, I am more concerned with what will help to bring in more clients.

I have plenty of templates ready to feed data into for our market reports, once my spreadsheet with the data is prepared I can pop those out in a few minutes per post.

I have a gazillion photos in my collection so this helps too.

Also an extensive collection of posts to recycle quickly with a new spin that only takes seconds to perform.

But if I am in a real hurry, it is easy to just mention a few thoughts off the top of my head, pop in a photo and post.  These may do nothing for bringing in new clients, but they do seem to get the most engagement from the AR membership.

Mar 09, 2020 06:06 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

If I don't have time to write a blog post, I don't. 

If there's a blog post I "have" to write for some reason, it's on the schedule and gets done first thing in the day.

So I have no techniques!

 

Mar 09, 2020 05:30 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I can post a photograph of a flower and get as many comments as I would on a blog.

Image may contain: plant, flower, nature and outdoor
 
 
Mar 09, 2020 06:48 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have gotten out of the daily habit as I have been bummed with the new points system (or lack of giving points) but I hope to get back into the daily habit again.

Mar 09, 2020 06:19 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. The Santa Rosa Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

My posts take priority in my day.  I get them done first,  many times following a lead I have discovered in my daily readings of the news feeds.  

Mar 09, 2020 05:56 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

#1. I am the only one who knows the schedule. The 'challenge' is invalid but I will concede a fake deadline makes EVERY reality show more real. 

#2. Who is my audience. For example if I'm writing for the eyeballs of real estate agents, including zDevil in the title works.

#3. Public audience, write about an observable or How TO or include a number. All well know techniques.

For technique to keep posting....."Understand your why?"
A valid 'why' means by ending engagement the world does not benefit from your genius, so save the world by being generous and not self-fish. If the writer can not see the 'one' it is easy to lose momentum, enthusiasm and vision.

Mar 09, 2020 06:55 AM
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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)

When I did local events posts, those were the easiest to grab and refresh.
Now, I'm more likely to go to a photo or a FAQ type posts.  If I already have market data pulled, then a market report is fairly quick too.

Mar 09, 2020 06:52 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I once posted every day, much less now. Market reports, community, garden posts, events, inspiration, recent sales are my go-to.

Mar 09, 2020 06:21 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I post when I can or when I have an idea

Mar 09, 2020 07:37 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

If I don't have the time, or really don't feel inspired, I don't post. Market reports, communities, and local happenings, along with learnings from the business provide ample fodder for posting.

Jeff

Mar 09, 2020 07:33 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I will leave this with ... I do the best I can ... when I can.  

My focus is on helping others and serving their real estate needs. Posting is secondary. 

Mar 09, 2020 09:20 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Whatever presents itself at the time...that is my subject....

Mar 09, 2020 08:27 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

NO CLUE how I do A LOT on faery time. 🦄🎠🎡💡🕯🧚‍♂️🧞‍♀️

RE blog posts are simply part of the marketing plan. I will get them done within the week give or take that I contractually allow myself to have marketing up and running.

Other posts, I have to be inspired or amused and fortunately I'm usually both. But I'm like Lyn. Things will stay in draft for a long time until I feel like they can go forth.

I'd rather see quality then just something shoved out there. It's not hard to tell the difference.

If you're wanting to stay tight to schedule, I can't remember who wrote about this recently, I want to say Margaret = start with an image and build around it.

And yeah, like Alan said we should all just copy Bill

And get kicked in the Funyuns LOL

Mar 09, 2020 07:13 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

To me, quality blogging is more important than daily hitting a mark.

Mar 09, 2020 11:07 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I do 30+ market reports every month for clients and I share them when I don't have time to write. I prefer to write but, the market reports are shared more on social media and directed to my website (and sometimes here).

And, I always save one for my favorite photo of the week for Sundays!

Mar 09, 2020 09:34 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I don't.  In fact, I just went 4 months wo/ posting an article...while my traffic and income grew.  I just work on higher income activities (e.g email, funnels, product creation), etc.

 

BTW, I get 550,000-600,000 pv/month on my site.

Mar 09, 2020 03:30 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I never feel pressure to post. I post when inspired. Not before.

Mar 09, 2020 08:14 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

ARMS,

We believe in keeping our post fresh and current.  I wait for inspiration to strike my way, and it does on a daily basis.  A

Mar 09, 2020 01:23 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't allow myself to get "tight on time" in this regard. It's part of my daily list of things to do and if for some reason I have a day that doesn't allow for a thoughtfully written post, I defer till the next day and probably post twice on another day... or not.

Mar 09, 2020 09:42 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Listing.

Mar 09, 2020 07:54 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I go for quality over quantity. There was a time I posted every day and I found a "theme" per day helped. 

Mar 10, 2020 07:38 AM
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Aloha Hutton
None yet - Park City, UT
Nothing yet

I hope I have the right page. I'm trying to find the page to write my first blog. I hope this is it. If it is I promise it'll be much better next time.

May 02, 2020 08:50 PM
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577,822
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Only post when I'm relaxed and inspired.

Mar 10, 2020 10:02 PM