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Why Blog as a Realtor?

A senior Realtor in my South Dayton, Ohio office asked me this time last year, "why blog?" He thought it was ridiculous, and that home buyers and sellers would never read, or appreciate, the information provided. He asked me again the other day, "How many clients did you gain so far from that blog?" The answer - tons! I believe that home buyers and sellers appreciate FREE information. I subscribe to the "get by giving" business philosophy, and I often "pay it forward".  80% of home buyers begin their home search online AND 80% of home buyers are Gen X and Gen Y. According to an article published in September 2008:

"More than two-thirds (68 percent) of online Americans say they visit online blogs, communities or social networks, and 33 percent engage in product research online to help make purchase decisions, according to the August/September 2008 Insight Report from MarketTools - writes MarketingCharts."

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
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Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor with Irongate Inc. Realtors. Christina can be reached via email at ChristinaCavins@aol.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio real estate and homes see Ohio Real Estate.

 

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Comment balloon 9 commentsChristina Cavins • October 13 2008 04:21PM

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Don't forget the fun factor!  Bonnie

Posted by Veronica DeCarolis (Weidel Realtors) almost 11 years ago

You are so right! Paying it forward always comes back to us in one way or another. The more we think of others and focus on serving our clients, the more our business will grow. Thanks for bringing that back into focus.

Posted by Victoria Fitzgerald (Keller Williams Town Center Virginia Beach) almost 11 years ago

Veronica and Victoria,

Thanks for the comments!

Christina

Posted by Christina Cavins, www.BuySellOH.com Search Ohio Homes For Sale (Irongate Inc. REALTORS) almost 11 years ago

I absolutely agree.  I'm afraid agents that don't want to change with times are going to miss the bus!!

Posted by Jamie Geromini (RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks) almost 11 years ago

Christina, I have been in the business for ten years and many consider me a senior agent. If I would have listened to the agents when I got started who asked !WHY!, I would be out of business today. Do what you believe will work and it will...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) almost 11 years ago

Hi Christina,

You are absolutely correct.  There are many ways agents get clients and one is through an active Internet presence.  I will link to selected posts in my personal web site and that has gotten a lot of traffic as well.  I want to accomplish a number of things:  drive traffic to my web site, get new clients, rise above my competitors, and provide more services than the average agent.

Posted by Jon Wnoroski, Summit County Realtor (America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc.) almost 11 years ago

thanks for the statistics regarding blogging

Posted by Scott Hoen, VP, Marketing Systems & Sales Tech, 714-270-9607 (TitleCapture.com) almost 11 years ago

Great post Christina! And you're blog background/header look really nice.

Keep up the good work!

Amy

Posted by Amy Watt, Troy, Ohio (Founding Partner, HER Realtors) almost 11 years ago

Thanks Christina,  I agree with you.  It can be quite addictive but fun as well.  In our market we have seem to have a competition between a handfull of who can get the highest ratings on the search engines without paying for it except for our time and research.

 

Good Luck!

 

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Posted by Roby Robertson almost 11 years ago

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