Enhancing my Existing Business with my Blog!

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Real Estate Agent with Pine Knoll Shores Realty

Amy Hahn

Enhancing my Existing Business by reaching out to clients, Past, Present & Future, through my blog!

Since becoming an active blogger on Activerain, I have been posting my blogs everywhere I can think of .  Of course, if it weren't for Activerain, I would not know how add my blog everywhere. My email signature contains a link to my blog, I’ve added my blog to my business cards, website and newsletter.  Sometimes I use my blogs IN my newsletter. Believe it or not,  I still send out an old fashioned newsletter to everyone in my neighborhood!  It still works for me!

Amy Hahn

 

 

 

I post a lot of blogs regarding special events in our area.  I then,  add them into an email that goes out to all of my clients…Past, Present and Future.  They all appreciate the update on what's happening in the area.

 

I also write a lot of blogs about special days or holidays.  Those also get added into an email and sent to my email database of clients... Past, Present & future.  What better way to say Happy Earth Day than with a blog post titled “ It Ain't Easy being Green, or is it”?  Packed with ideas about living green and saving money at the same time.  It’s also a great way to say, "Hey, I haven’t forgotten about you".

 

Amy Hahn

 

My blog is linked to my facebook profile, my twitter profile, my linkedin profile, and my naymz profile.  As soon as I figure out the procedure, it will be linked to my amazon profile. A lot of my clients, past present & future are friends or contacts on all of my profiles so it is a very easy way to remind them that I am here.  I get a lot of replies from my blog posts on Facebook.

 

My most recent way of reaching out to clients is through a series of Localism Posts I wrote about specific communities in my area (Thank You Bob Stewart).  Now, on the home page of our website, you will see a link to relocation information.  That link takes you to my blog.  In regards to buyers that haven’t quite made up their minds…They are receiving my new Localism Blog Series of Communities in the Area via email, in hopes of helping them decide which neighborhood is right for them.

Amy Hahn

 

I have also used the skills I have learned from other bloggers to enhance my website, marketing tools, etc.  I can't wait to learn more from my friends here on Activerain as I know they have some amazing ways of using their blogs to enhance their exhisting business. 

 

Amy Hahn

 

 

 

 

Inspired by a challenge from Bob Stewart: Using Your Blog To Enhance Existing Relationships

 

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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
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Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001

Very good job. . .seems that you have the right method to use AR on your community .. congrats

October 30, 2009 05:26 AM
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Dick and Dixie Sells
Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale
Sells Real Estate, LLC

Excellent ideas- I too have written about our communities and love seeing how others use them. Thanks for some additional ways!

Dixie

October 30, 2009 05:27 AM
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Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company

There are so many ways we can use blogs to enhance our business and our skills. This is a great example of how to do both!

October 30, 2009 05:35 AM
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Ralph Gorgoglione
California Real Estate (800) 591-6121
John Aaroe Group

Sounds like you've got it going on with your blog.

I've also recently started to promote my blog more with existing clients and prospects.

October 30, 2009 05:36 AM
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Dorie Dillard
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
Coldwell Banker United Realtors

Amy,

Looks like you are doing a great job of utilizing your skills and using your blog to enhance your business. Congrats on a good post!

October 30, 2009 05:59 AM
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Dennis Puckett
Adams,Cameron & Co.

Good post. The more presence we have the better.. 

October 30, 2009 06:02 AM
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The Scott Loper Team Lansdale & Harleysville PA Homes
Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville

Amy,

You have obviously learned a lot and are using your blogging skills to the max.  This is a great post from which I learned a few very useable, helpful tips.

I think you should win the contest.

- Scott

October 30, 2009 06:38 AM
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Craig Richardson
National Realty

Wow, thanks!  A lot of great tips for enhancing the coverage of your blog.  I'm going to start implenting.

October 30, 2009 06:49 AM
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Craig Rutman
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
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It's amazing to watch, not only the evolution of ActiveRain, but the evolution of everyone's blog posts. Yours have come so far Amy! Beautiful job! I know my first posts were so lame and visually unappealing that even I wouldn't read them!

October 30, 2009 07:35 AM
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Chris Minion
O'Brien Realty

Hello Amy,

Great post on how you utilize your AR!  Terrfic job!  Thank you for sharing!  Have a great weekend!

Chris

 

October 30, 2009 07:42 AM
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Marian Goetzinger
Crystal Coast Real Estate NC
Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000

Amy,  Just when I think I'm evolving you do something like this that shows me how much farther I need to grow.  Great job. Maybe in about 10 years I'll catch up.

October 30, 2009 08:07 AM
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Nevin Williams
Raleigh Mortgage Pro
Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh

Amy - Nice work.  Your blog inspired me to get off of my a#$ and link my FB, Linked in to my blog.  I'll get working on it now.  Soon, you Craig Rutman and I will rule the state!  LOL

October 30, 2009 08:20 AM
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Kathryn Gorham
Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast
Sun Surf Realty

Amy, Good post. Love all the interlinking with other social networking. However the best one that I am going to steal mimick - is your links to communities on your website. Duh! I missed that obvious one - thanks for the idea.

P.S. -- I'll be looking for your little black box soon.

October 30, 2009 08:22 AM
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Gerry Michaels
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Glasswork Media Arts

great info and post Amy. thanks i will get on it today

October 30, 2009 08:25 AM
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Paula Stadiem
Pine Knoll Shores Realty

You are awesome.  Specially when you stoop so low as to help me.  I just have not been able to get totally immersed as you, Marian Goetzinger and Kathryn Gorham.

October 30, 2009 09:05 AM
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Toula Rosebrock
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ

ToulaRosebrock,com

Hi Amy:

Great job on your blog!

Wonderful ideas and examples that you've shared here.

Well done!!!

October 30, 2009 09:48 AM
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