I use my blog in many ways to enhance relationships with friends, family, clients, and others across the world wide web, which includes ActiveRain.
I've been here at ActiveRain since the beginning, back in the Summer of 2006. I didn't completely understand the concept of blogging, but gave it a shot. Weeks and months went on, and I feel I figured it out. A blog is just a "Web Log" which is like a diary. I started making my blog more personal, about me and my experiences, instead of just plain real estate information, and the followers came.
I'm definitely not afraid to talk about my opinion when I'm analyzing statistics and market activity. I think my neighbors and clients like the bluntness and the no sugar-coating as they know they're going to get a good deal when negotiating with me.
I recently did a series that explained The Simple Steps to Follow when buying a house in Austin TX. These steps are almost universal across the country, with a few differences per area customs. I've emailed these steps out to many buyers I'm working with.
I also get my message out with Twitter and Facebook. Whatever I post publicly on ActiveRain, Twitter auto-posts. Then, Twitter has an auto-post to Facebook. My posts are out there so no matter what platform you're on, you can see my latest information.
Whenever people bug me about pictures of my daughter, I always say, "You haven't read my blog lately, have you?" I've never had anyone ask twice for an update as they know where to go!
I had a closing a couple of weeks ago with a Relocation buyer. After several weeks of email communication, and only one phone conversation, they drove into town. Her first question to me was, "How's that Topsy Turvey working for you?" She read on my blog about the Topsy Turvey and was interested in using it herself next year.
Many people use their blogs to have one-sided conversations with themselves. With my blog, I feel I'm having several conversations at once with different people about different topics, and it's a great thing! No longer can someone hide behind a phone and still obtain new business in today's market. You have to put yourself out there for all the world to see, and you can't be shy about it!
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