I asked myself the same question in July of 2007, when I found this blogging platform in an Inman News article.
I knew almost nothing about the internet two years ago. I knew less about Google. But I started blogging, and I've stuck with it.
Within months, the question "Can blogging help my business?" turned into an affirmative statement: Blogging CAN help my business!
Active Rain makes my phone ring.
Today was a case in point.
Buyer sold home in Chicago, retiring to AZ. Daughter attending the University of Arizona. He's driving her down to Tucson, needs a mortgage for an Arizona home. No agent, needs referral. Phone, address, email. FUP: thank you card SOC, email contact info, refer to Chuck Willman.
I considered that a good day, but it wasn't over.
My Darlin' and I were snuggled on the couch watching TV at 7:30 when my cellphone rang. "I found you on the internet, and I have a question. Can you tell me anything about Vail, Arizona?" By the end of our conversation, I had taken the following notes:
Buyer moving to Tucson from North Dakota. Hates the cold. Flying in on Thursday night. 2 interviews with local school system and hospital maintenance for supervisor position. 11 years experience with same employer in ND. Phone, home address in ND, email. Asked for referral to an agent I trust. Referred to Kevin Wood, Realty Execs. FUP: thank you card SOC, email contact info, call Kevin.
So... Will blogging help your business? Today it helped not only mine, and also the two agents to whom I was able to pass an unexpected referral.
If you have questions about how Active Rain can help your business, call me!
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