Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: Blogging is Today's "Traditional" Marketing Part Two- Another Success Story

Blogging is Today's "Traditional" Marketing Part Two- Another Success Story

Just a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how blogging is today's new traditional marketing, and I posted a success story from my buyers' mouth.  Yesterday, I closed the twin brother of the husband in the previous story!

When I first got the call and the message was that he was the twin brother, I had to play the message a couple of times to make sure I heard him correctly. I had no idea there was a twin... and they're identical!

The buyers from a couple of weeks ago were so happy through their buying process, that even before they closed on their new house, they sent me a referral.  I even met the mom during this process and she also relocated to the area.

Just from my little 'ol Austin TX Hill Country Real Estate Blog, I've closed two in the same family, buying just a couple of miles from each other, with a third on the way.

If you didn't believe my last post about Blogging as Marketing, believe the picture of this check...

blogging marketing success story

**Are You Packed Yet?** 

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Donna Harris, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Austin Skyline

Austin TX Real Estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate and beyond. Whether you're buying or selling an Austin home, I'll be with you every step of the way. 

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Comment balloon 49 commentsDonna Harris • October 27 2010 08:00PM


Congratulations on reeling in the entire family!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 10 years ago

Donna - Congratulations on the closing. You might want to see if they have anymore brothers or sisters.

Posted by Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate (EXP Realty) almost 10 years ago

Wow! Congratulations Donna.  You are on a roll with that family.


Posted by Nancy Murray, Your NICE Real Estate Agent in Colorado Springs (Keller Williams Clients Choice Realty, Colorado Springs, CO) almost 10 years ago

Congratulations, Donna. Your success with ActiveRain marketing is an inspiration to us all.

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) almost 10 years ago

I'm a believer. Congrats.  That's what I call a multiple success story.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Very impressive, congratulations!

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Amazing, Donna. Well done. You're right that it's a mix of personal and professional posts (family/hobbies and business) that allows people to get a feel for who we are and whether they might be comfortable working with us. And it makes that first meeting so much more comfortable.  Congratulations on getting it right.

Posted by Tanya Nouwens, Montreal Real Estate Broker & Stager (RE/MAX ROYAL (JORDAN) INC. / Tanya Nouwens Inc. almost 10 years ago

Way to go Donna!

Posted by Shantée Haynes, Your Congress Heights Resident Agent (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty) almost 10 years ago

Dear Donna,

Woooooooooohooo! Congratulations.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) almost 10 years ago

Congratulations Donna!  Must have felt odd though with them looking like the same buyer!!!!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 10 years ago

Donna - Good for you!!! Congrats! :)

Posted by Coleen DeGroff, Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL (Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Keep up the great work Donna.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) almost 10 years ago

Blogging might have brought them to you, but I'm quite sure it was your winning smile and excellent service that got you the referrals!

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) almost 10 years ago

Donna:  What a great story!  Thanks for sharing.  Carrie

Posted by Carrie Sampron, ABR SFR & Kathy Sampron (303) 931-3629 Highlands R (Home Smart Realty Group) almost 10 years ago

Nothing like a check to make me smile.  Good work.  I forgot to get the pic of mine yesterday.  I will have to take a pic of the photo copy.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

I am sure that the blogging got you your frist client but they wouldn't have referred you if you weren't great!!

Posted by Mona Stanfield, Elle Realty (Dallas, TX) almost 10 years ago

I am sure that the blogging got you your frist client but they wouldn't have referred you if you weren't great!!

Posted by Mona Stanfield, Elle Realty (Dallas, TX) almost 10 years ago

Hey Donna, Congrats!  A check in the hand, beats two in the pipeline anyday!

Posted by Randy Elliott, REALTOR : Lodi / Stockton, CA (RE/MAX Gold) almost 10 years ago

Congratulations, and that is awesome/weird, lol.

Posted by Anthony Galeano (Coldwell Banker Brentwood Division) almost 10 years ago

Very nice checks!

Posted by Keith Lutz (Keller Williams Metropolitan) almost 10 years ago

Great storyu & photo of the check perfect for the non-believers.

Posted by Tina Gleisner, Home Tips for Women (Home Tips for Women) almost 10 years ago

Donna - Any more twins in the family?  Great work and I'm sure you've become their family realtor for life.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) almost 10 years ago

Woo hoo!!!!!!  Congratulations.

Posted by Nicole Fleming (FC Tucker Emge) almost 10 years ago

Don't you just love families?  They also become friends, at least in a business sort of way.  I also love it when they refer their kids to you, in case they don't have a twin!

Posted by Wanda Thomas, Billings Montana Real Estate (Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN) almost 10 years ago

Blogging has brought such blessings to my business, I'm delighted you are having wonderful results. too.

Posted by Liane Thomas -Top Listing Agent, Bringing you Home! (Professional Realty Services® International ) almost 10 years ago

I hope my future results are as good as yours. We all need as much help as possible.

Posted by Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996 (REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY) almost 10 years ago

That's terrific!  I love when I get referrals like that and if you can trace is back to your blogging then you definitely know it is working!

Posted by Jenny Durling, For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758 (L.A. Property Solutions) almost 10 years ago

I want to find a set of triplets just so I can do the same thing as you!

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) almost 10 years ago

Congratulations Donna. You are keeping it in the family.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 10 years ago

Blogging is great because you can deliver your message to the people you want to see it using tags, keywords, etc.  If you want move up buyers -- blog about move up buyers BOOM start getting move up buyer clients1

Posted by Ryan Covino (Northeast RealtyPartners) almost 10 years ago

Donna, good for you, what a success! It wuld be great to include this post in "active Rain Newbees" group, to inspire new memebrs... Yet, since its' featured now - hopefully all who needed a little boost will see this.

Posted by Anna Tolstoy (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

the only problem with blogging is time and writers block ;-)

Posted by Gene perez (Greater Mortgage Solutions & Valley Hills Realty ) almost 10 years ago

Donna, too bad they weren't triplets!  Congratulations on 3 nice sales in the Texas Hill Country.


Posted by Jeff Harris, Selling Austin. Every Day almost 10 years ago

Congratulations on the job well done. You had to take care of the clients for them to make the referrals. Good for you

Posted by Debra Davis, Realtor - Atlanta, Decatur, Snellville, Loganville (Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners) almost 10 years ago

Congrats.. I personally have not had that kind good fortune as of yet but I keep on writing blogs and hope it will pay off in the future..

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) almost 10 years ago

Congratulations!  Nice touch with the photo!

Posted by Jason M. Keith, Equal Housing Lender (Caliber Home Loans) almost 10 years ago

You go girl !!!  Very inspiring  !!

Posted by Joye Hollis Ridgeway, - Homes, Land, Investment, Commercial (AgentOwned Realty, Charleston SC) almost 10 years ago

Congrats on the closing, Donna. It can be very rewarding when a family exhibits so much loyalty.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) almost 10 years ago

Congrats. Another proof positive that blogging works.

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) almost 10 years ago

Blogging works. Hopefully before this year is out,I can have one. I have two clients from my blogging that I pray closes this year. Congratulations Donna. Great post.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) almost 10 years ago

Great job Donna!!!!!

Posted by Doug Reynolds, Realtor - Sacramento, CA (Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Congratulations on another closing. There's no doubt in my mind that blogging is a huge part of marketing today.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 10 years ago

Copngratulations!  I love stories like these. I like to think that all of my clients are referring me, but yours is proof.

Posted by The Hollinden Team, Serving the Greater Louisville area (EXP Realty) almost 10 years ago

Congratulations! I am in awe! Both brothers and the mom too! WOW!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Congratulations, Donna.  Within the next ten days, I'm hoping to pick up my second check in the past month (from a transaction where the buyer who found my via my ActiveRain blog).   

Posted by Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 - (Madeline Island Realty) almost 10 years ago

Thank you for all the kind words. I apologize for not responding to each individual person like I normally do, but it was one heck of an end of the month, and still hectic!

Bottomline is to keep up the hyper-local blogging and the buyers and sellers will come!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 10 years ago

Ok, so I have to get off Activerain and get to writing.  Congrats!

Posted by Stephanie Williams, Realtor Murrells Inlet (Seaside Properties) over 9 years ago

I believe ! thanks for all you do!

Posted by Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease (RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT) over 9 years ago

Great blog. Great results. Nice check.

Posted by Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996 (REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY) over 9 years ago