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
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease
Tim Francis Realty LLC

Jay, 

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

All the best, Michelle

February 01, 2010 08:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

Thank you Renee.  I think I will...

There are five or so Michelle, but enjoy!

February 01, 2010 08:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Ann-Marie Clements
M.S. Ed., Principal
Kezhi International Consulting Co. - Vancouver, B.C.

Hi Jay,

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

February 01, 2010 08:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

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

February 01, 2010 08:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Eric J
Eric J - Dream Home Financing

You are right, it really DOES work

February 01, 2010 08:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

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!

February 01, 2010 08:50 PM
Rainer
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Joel Prince
Hixson/Soddy Real Estate Broker
The Principle Group, Inc

Jay -

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

Happy blogging.

February 01, 2010 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

Joel - thanks!  Will keep on keeping on.

February 01, 2010 09:37 PM
Rainer
104,062
Troy Pappas
Virginia Beach Home Inspector
Safe House Property Inspections

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.

February 01, 2010 10:29 PM
Ambassador
1,067,545
Charles Buell
Seattle Home Inspector
Charles Buell Inspections Inc.

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:)

February 01, 2010 10:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Steven L. Smith
Bellingham WA Home Inspector
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

Jay,

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

February 01, 2010 10:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

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?

February 02, 2010 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,341,650
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
Keller Williams 414-525-0563

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...

February 02, 2010 06:07 AM
Rainmaker
630,618
Brian Block
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President

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

February 02, 2010 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
224,148
Suesan Jenifer Therriault
"Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own".
JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team

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

February 02, 2010 01:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Steven L. Smith
Bellingham WA Home Inspector
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

Mr Jay,

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

Nutsy

February 02, 2010 01:13 PM
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Steve Hoffacker
New Home Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author
Hoffacker Associates LLC

Jay,

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

Steev

February 02, 2010 07:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

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.

February 02, 2010 07:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Reuben Saltzman
Minneapolis Home Inspections
Structure Tech 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.

February 03, 2010 09:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

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.

February 04, 2010 03:54 AM
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