THE BENEFITS OF BLOGGING

THE BENEFITS OF BLOGGING

 

The Benefits of BloggingHelps you to develop “Mind Share” on your road to Market Share.

 

Most people like to work with someone they know.  Through the writings of your Blog, your customers get to “know you.”

 

Shows your potential Clients that you are the “Expert” due to the knowledge and information you share on your blog.

 

Helps you to get found on the first page of Google. From the first page of Google you have a much greater chance of the potential new Client choosing you.

 

Develops friendships with fellow Realtors all around the Country.  These are some of the top Agents in their area and they freely share their knowledge and know-how.

 

When your clients have questions, they can refer to your Blog for the answers.

 

It is another method of Marketing that you can share with your Sellers and it gets your property seen more often than using just the MLS syndication.

 

Tutorials are readily available on most blogging platforms. Ready to be viewed at your convenience or live with many others. Sometimes the questions asked are great info to know and something you may not have thought of.

 

Gives you a “heads-up” on technology and it’s ever changing world with the tutorials on Active Rain and the fellow bloggers who are “teck buffs.”

 

It brings you Business, in more ways than one - Clients and Referrals from other Agents.

 

It helps you move out of your Comfort Zone.  Many business people do not grow their Business to their full potential because they stay in their Comfort Zone, do not keep up with technology and are stuck in the “same old, same old” rut.

 

Members only posts on Active Rain can help you “release” on those days when you really need it. The support of other Realtors cannot be stated in words. They have all been there, done that, and will tell you so.

 

 

The List goes on and on.  What’s Benefits have you received from Blogging?


THE BENEFITS OF BLOGGING

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Comment balloon 75 commentsBobbie Smith • May 21 2014 04:15AM

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Bobbie this is a great post! I know there are a lot of people who are afraid to put out a blog or blog more often but like you said, everyone on here has been there, done that. Just ask for help!

Posted by Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager (Six Twenty Designs) over 4 years ago

Good morning Bobbie,

I just suggested this post because I believe you are right on! Blogging definitely helps you create the "Mind share" and helps people know who you are and what you stand for even before meeting you! 

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) over 4 years ago

Bobbie,

Great post, and you are so right.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

Bobbie, Common benefits here!  Another call yesterday from a niche buyer.  I think they found us first on Pinterest, but our patio home photos lead them to our niche blog posts, and that's what seals the deal :)

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) over 4 years ago

Bobbie: These are all excellent benefits of what can happen when we blog on a regular basis. 

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 4 years ago

Bobbie- suggested this as well.  I especially love "gives us a heads up on technology!"  I've learned so much just through the process of blogging. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 4 years ago

Excellent post, Bobbie.  Bogging can also help get more exposure to one's website for more potential customers.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 4 years ago

You're right on here and I appreciate reading this.  Thanks for the post and keep on blogging!

Posted by John F Muscarella, Broker/Owner, Venice, FL, Florida's Suncoast (RIVER FARM PROPERTIES, LLC) over 4 years ago

For sure Bobbie and this how we become so creative also...

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Thank you.  Like your opening, mind share over market share.

Posted by Janice Hope Zaltman Realtor,LEED AP (United Realty Group) over 4 years ago

You really pinpointed it perfectly. I agree 100% percent.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 4 years ago

thanks for posting, I will try some of these suggestions to make my blog more effective. Also I will try Pinterest, sounds like this has alot of potential

Posted by sandy straley, Selling Homes for over 40 Years (Rindlesbach Homes) over 4 years ago

When I was out of money and had no options I turned to blogging and it has worked.  It has also helped me to learn from other agents.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Just got back to my Computer after a Day away from Technology. Great to see all these wonderful comments. Will get to each one of you shortly. Thank you! The Benefits of Blogging are Many!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Great advice. My blog has been a constant source of business for me, both for buyers and sellers.

Posted by Liane Thomas -Top Listing Agent, Bringing you Home! (BROKER Allison James Estates & Homes BRE 01885684) over 4 years ago

While I can't trace any business directly to blogging, I can see by the number of hits that people are giving me a bit of their mind share - I like that concept! Thanks!

Posted by M.C. Dwyer, Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist (Century 21 Showcase REALTORs) over 4 years ago

Good info. I'm going to shoot a bunch of short info videos and embed them in Blog posts. Hopefully the combination of blogging & video will get me some juice...

Posted by Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker, email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846 (Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330) over 4 years ago

Yep, great list.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 4 years ago

Makes you an expert in your respective niche is an understatement. I can't tell you how valuable blogging has been in my niche (Factgory Built Housing).

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) over 4 years ago

Bobbie:  I've been appreciative of the perspective I've gained from blogging and commenting here on AR.  I don't see the process just from MY view only now.  I see the process from a much more broad perspective via the eyes of the other "arms" of our industry.  I've learned so much!

Gene

Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 4 years ago

Very good and informative post.

Posted by Steven Murray, Broker, SRES® IRES SRS Toronto Real Estate Board, Your Durham Region Real Estate Broker (COLDWELL BANKER R.M.R., Brokerage) over 4 years ago

Bobbie - I so agree w/ you.  There are tons of benefits to blogging, esp on AR. - Debbie

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) over 4 years ago

Hi Suzanne, It is one of the best places to get Great Advice and Empathy when needed. For sure. Thanks.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Hi Dorie, Thank you for the "suggest." I appreciate that.

That is true. One of the many Benefits.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Hi Alexandra, A wonderful compliment coming from you.

You and Ron are Great Bloggers and share such useful information freely. Thank you!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Hi Bliz, Yes, you are living proof that blogging works and you have given many of us added ideas and Great Incentives to keep on blogging. Thanks so much.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Anita, Thanks and your Facebook Friday blog helps us all in more way than way and now you are the Queen of Infographics.

Innovation, Creation, . . . . we learn it all from blogging.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Kathy, YOu are right! You learn something new here on the Rain all the time and you keep us current with many new blogs each Sunday. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to do that for us. Thank you!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Good point Gabe. Include those links to other great points/links from your website on your Blog and your website hits will increase too.

Thanks!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Bobbie - blogging helps for those reasons and more.  My 2 favorites are rankings and developing a following to your expertise through your posts.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 4 years ago

Hi John, There you go! Keep learning here on blogging and keep on blogging! Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

It is Ginny. It is. It has been amazing to watch some of the creativity that evolved on various Blogs. It's wonderful. Thanks.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Hi Janice, Thanks for stopping by and Keep on Blogging!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Hi Karen, I tried to write a many benefits as I could come up with. Thanks!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Hi Sandy, Every blog you post you should share on Pinterest and well and have plenty of Boards on Pinterest too. Good Luck!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Hi Gene, Wow! You must have learned a lot. You have a great Blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Hi Liane, That's great. It is part of the reason for blogging, for sure. Good Luck!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Keep going M.C. Keeping "first of mind" from great blogging will bring you more business in time, you'll see. Good Luck!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Excellent idea there Travis. There are numerou Top Bloggers here who use video consistently and it works! Good Luck!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Hi Lyn, Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by and lending support.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Hey John, That is great. It is wonderful to hear other instances of "blogging works."

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Hi Gene, I'm so glad you shared that. Just another point to add to the list, for sure! Thanks!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Thanks John. Glad to have you stop by. Keep on blogging!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Hi Debbie, so glad to hear that.  Keep on Blogging! Thanks.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Hi Grant, More evidence for our cause - Keep on Blogging!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Bobbie, blogging has been one of the best things I've ever done for my business. I really appreciate AR and what it has brought to business knowledge. 

Posted by Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) over 4 years ago

Bobbie, thanks for sharing this post. I agree with you. Blogging can benefit in a lot of ways. Professionally, it is one way of advertising yourself without putting any pressure really in yourself. It is fun and more relaxed manner. So people reading your blogs get to know you in a different perspective.

Posted by John Jonas, John Jonas (ReplaceMyself - Virtual Assistants) over 4 years ago

Bobbie, those are all very good reasons to blog.  It also keeps us up to date in our own market!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Bobbie, I'm not really friends with local agents. There's a difference between being friends and being friendly. Anyhow, my agent friends are those from AR. There give me the opportunity to learn, teach and yes, even vent.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 4 years ago
Ability to express all things to multiple people at once is always been the gift of blogging for me. Love and light, Laura
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 4 years ago

Mike, That's great to hear. More testimonials that blogging works! Thanks.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

That's right John, People can get to know you before they have even met you. Thanks.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Evelyn, That's a good point. It keeps us current on market trends locally and around the Country. Thanks.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

That's the Big advantage Tammie. You have Realtor friends all around the Country and we've got your back! Thanks.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Laura, You know I always say two heads are better than one and with all the wonderful people that Blog here if you have an idea but are not sure you want to implement it, put it out to the membership for their opinion first. I've done that numerous times and it has saved me more than one.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

I've had many clients that have reached out to me and said that they felt like they knew me because they followed my blog.  

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) over 4 years ago

Hi Bobbie....Great Post!!!

I read others blogs such as yours and always get inspired to do better at my blogging.

You just laid out a whole lot of info why it is so valuable.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!!

Posted by Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) over 4 years ago

That's some comprehensive list. You even included the ranting advantages!

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) over 4 years ago

                                                                                                                    Couldn't agree more. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Posted by A. J. Zaki, Home Finder In Florida (REMAX Realty Pros) over 4 years ago

Bobbie - very good point regarding buyers getting to know you (and thus to trust you) by reading your blogs. The intelligent clients will definitely want to know "the tone" of the person they might be dealing with.

Posted by Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management (Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Bobbie, you've summed up the benefits for blogging very nicely. The main thing is to just do it.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 4 years ago

Well said Bobbie. Keep up the good work and congrats on the feature.

Posted by Anna Hatridge, Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty (Goodson Realty) over 4 years ago

Bobbie - As you have shown, there are many benefits to blogging. I enjoy reading and learning from other people's blogs almost as much as I enjoy writing them myself.

Posted by Troy Erickson, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Diverse Solutions Realty www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) over 4 years ago

I agree! Blogging is great...if you can be consistent.

Posted by Julie Granahan (Keller Williams Seattle Metro West ) over 4 years ago

Excellent Post, Bobbie. I agree with and understand all your points - I just need to get myself into doing it...  Thanks for sharing and providing a bit more inspiration,
Bruce

 

Posted by Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale (C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100) over 4 years ago

Your paragraph about how people want to get to know you nailed it--my little blog has brought me so much business and I don't even have that many subscribers!  So glad I started it!

Posted by Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experience Agent in Kansas City Metro area (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes) over 4 years ago

Blogging also improves your Real Estate knowledge, having to do the research for a post can prove to be educational exercise.

Posted by Jim Sinnott, Realtor, GRI Licensed in MA and RI (Bedard Realty) over 4 years ago

Active Rain is a resource for information on a variety of topics related to buying and selling homes and the purchase of home related products.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 4 years ago

Know thy benefits.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 4 years ago

Bobbie, Terrific post and congrats on being featured! I love the sense of community as a blogger. I also love the learning opportunities too. It is also free therapy in some cases!

Posted by Stacey Williams, Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent over 4 years ago

All great reasons to blog.  The unexpected benefit for me was an increase in my speaking skills at events.  I rever back to how I would write a blog when speaking.  

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 4 years ago

Hi Bobbie,

There are many benefits to blogging. Thank you for pointing these out. Our clients should read them and benefit from not only getting to know us, but in some cases even helping them throught the transaction process.

Posted by Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor (Realty One Group) over 4 years ago

Excellent article

"When your clients have questions, they can refer to your Blog for the answers.

 

It is another method of Marketing that you can share with your Sellers and it gets your property seen more often than using just the MLS syndication."

 

A good reminder

Posted by Mark Neighbor, Sell House Fast In Georgia (A O Home Solutions - Sell House Georgia - Buy House Georgia) over 4 years ago

Thanks Bobbie, Blogging is an awesome way to scene as the local expert. You are 100% correct when you mentioned People like to work with someone they know. Especially if that person provides valuable content in advance. You are Branding yourself and that opens the doors bigtime. 

I wrote a Post on Blogging Ideas for Realtors.

Check it out here -> PixemWeb

Thanks again

Posted by Joel Rivera (Keller Williams Realty / BronxPad.com) over 4 years ago

Beautiful solid post Bobbie,

well deserved gold star and reblogs( I came from a reblog).

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 3 years ago

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