This Just In - Blogging Works!

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Home Inspector with Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

I got a call this afternoon from a broker in a realty office that wants me to come to speak to their office about Chinese Drywall.  I have written many blogs on the topic.

Asking how this broker got my name she said she Googled "Northern Virginia Chinese Drywall Expert" and my name was the first home inspector to come up.

Tonight I did the same thing.  I come up #5 out of 10,300 possible hits!  Not bad...

All of that is because of my blogging on the topic.

CAN BLOGGING ACTUALLY GET YOUR NAME OUT THERE?

We suppose so!!

Hopefully this call will lead to lots of new clients and future business.  I will keep you informed!

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Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


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Rainmaker
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Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease

Jay, 

Thrilled to see your success.   Am off to read more of your blog on Chinese Drywall. 

All the best, Michelle

Feb 01, 2010 08:11 PM #4
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Thank you Renee.  I think I will...

There are five or so Michelle, but enjoy!

Feb 01, 2010 08:15 PM #5
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Ann-Marie Clements
Kezhi International Consulting Co. - Vancouver, B.C. - Saint John, NB
M.S. Ed., Principal

Hi Jay,

Absolutely!!! Blogging is fun, reinforces your creative writing skills, and keeps you sharp as a professional in your field!  CONGRATULATIONS!!!  ;>))

Feb 01, 2010 08:16 PM #6
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

It has been fun Ann-Marie.  And I have been everything from silly to serious.

Feb 01, 2010 08:19 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Eric J
Eric J - Dream Home Financing - Freehold, NJ

You are right, it really DOES work

Feb 01, 2010 08:20 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Eric - I actually get more business from my website now than any other source.  I no longer put brochures in realty offices.  And everyone loves the blogs!

Feb 01, 2010 08:50 PM #9
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Joel Prince
The Principle Group, Inc - Hixson, TN
Hixson/Soddy Real Estate Broker

Jay -

I'm with you.  It's great feeling to know people out there can actually find you when they need to. 

Happy blogging.

Feb 01, 2010 09:35 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Joel - thanks!  Will keep on keeping on.

Feb 01, 2010 09:37 PM #11
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Troy Pappas
Safe House Property Inspections - Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach Home Inspector

Good job Jay! As an avid reader of your blogs, I have no doubt that they will lead to even more business down the road.

Feb 01, 2010 10:29 PM #12
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Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Jay, I had the same thing happen with "moles."  The only problem is that I know NOTHING about them---well exept what a pain in the butt they can be:)

Feb 01, 2010 10:35 PM #13
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Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Jay,

Not only is the blogging important, but AR has it figured out to get you top billing for what you do write.

Feb 01, 2010 10:45 PM #14
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Thanks Troy.  I am looking forward to yours as well.

Charlie - a word here, another there, and suddenly you are an expert!  Where else could that happen but on the internet?

Steve - you mean Billy Jays is going to get me to the top?

Feb 02, 2010 04:31 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS

Be sure and bring some good fortune cookies to your chinese drywall presentation...it will be their good fortune to hire you...and in the absence of making stir fry....it will make your visit all the more memorable ! Promotionally yours...

Feb 02, 2010 06:07 AM #16
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Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate

Jay, congratulations!  Somehow, I knew that Active Rain was going to pay off for you :)

Feb 02, 2010 06:20 AM #17
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Suesan Jenifer Therriault
JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team - Blakeslee, PA
"Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own".

That's great to hear Jay. Anyone who says AR blogging doesn't work just hasn't put anything into it.

Feb 02, 2010 01:08 PM #18
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Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Mr Jay,

I am very happy for the success of you and senor croakster.

Nutsy

Feb 02, 2010 01:13 PM #19
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Steve Hoffacker
Hoffacker Associates LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
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Jay,

Excellent news. Glad this worked out so well and that you shared it with the group. :)

Steev

Feb 02, 2010 07:00 PM #20
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Sally - that is a terrific idea!  I will staple my business card to each one.  Fabulous!

Brian - it has been fun!  I probably will hang around for a while.

Sue - interesting how anyone with a blog can become an expert!

Nutsy - thanks!  And Billy Jays says thanks too.  My son is working up a photoshop for me...  stay tuned.

Steve H. - Good to be a part of "the group."  I will have another post tonight.

Feb 02, 2010 07:44 PM #21
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Reuben Saltzman
Structure Tech Home Inspections - Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Home Inspections

Amen to that.  It's worked for me too!  Just google "attic bypass" , "gravity furnace" , "ungrounded three prong outlets", and who knows what else.  I've learned that having good tags really helps too.

Feb 03, 2010 09:14 PM #22
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Reuben - I think it is the quality of the tag that gets the bots searching and archiving where to go to read what.  But it has been really good for me to blog.

Feb 04, 2010 03:54 AM #23
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