Donna, Why do you spend so much time blogging?
Why? Because that's where much of my business is coming from!
How is that possible? Shouldn't you be doing traditional marketing?
Blogging is today's tradition, and it's been tradition for the past few years as well! Here's my latest example of how my blog works for me.
I spoke with a young family on a Friday in July driving back to Houston to close on their previous house. They mentioned they had been following my blog since January, but didn't contact me until July because they had 2 previous buyers on their Houston house who had financing problems, and they didn't want to look at houses until they knew it was a done deal. Great! I love educated buyers!!
We scheduled an appointment to look at houses on the next Tuesday. We followed that with a couple of extras on Wednesday, and we were under contract by Friday. One week from conversation to contract! We closed last week!
Here's what they had to say in their own words, pasted here with their permission:
I just wanted to write to let you know again how elated we are to know that this beautiful home is now officially ours! At every turn and every decision making opportunity, I knew that we had chosen the right person to be our realtor--and realize more than ever how important it is to choose that right person. I appreciated your knowledge, advice, and calming presence throughout the process. I truly believe that saying that there is no such thing as luck---that luck is the result of preparation meeting opportunity. You offered the best preparation, especially when it came to negotiating skills and your level of commitment. The results could not be better--we were able to obtain this great investment opportunity and have the home we've dreamed of.
Thanks again and we hope to see you soon neighbor!
Why were they following my blog? Not only because of the market reports and the area information I posted, but also because they have a two year old daughter, and they related to me and my experiences with my two year old daughter. A good mix of business and family gets people to know you and like you, and people tend to work with people they like.
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* Blogging is Today's "Traditional" Marketing - Another Success Story * was first published on donnahomesblog.com