8 Weeks to a Better Blog and Social Media Strategy (Week 5, Day 1)

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8 Weeks to a Better blog and Social Media Strategy

Week 5

Day one:

Action Plan:

We all get busy, Michigan is a seasonal market and this is our busy time of the year. Have you thought of using a guest blogger to help you out?  We all heard last week that mortgages applications were down 27%. Sounds like they have time.

This action plane today is to invite one of your lenders write a post for you as a guest blogger on the mortgage industry. Have them pick a topic on loans, FHA loans, HAPA, rates, history....anything will help educate your community.

It will be exposure for them, help you out and inform your community in their area of expertise. If they enjoyed it perhaps they would commit to one post a week.

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Rainmaker
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Stephen Howell
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Sarasota, FL
Sarasota FL Homes For Sale 941-870-4141

I've done this in the past with great success with newsletters I've produced and mailed.  I haven't gotten around to doing for my blogs.  Since I've shifted from mailing printed material to blogging online, I need to remember what once worked with content exchanges will work for blogging too.

May 22, 2010 09:31 AM #31
Rainmaker
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Jenna Dixon
DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA) - Marietta, GA
Associate Broker, NW Metro Atlanta

I like the idea and I have the perfect guest blogger all picked out.  Honey, if you are reading this, GET BUSY!

May 22, 2010 09:45 AM #32
Rainmaker
648,639
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Hmmm. Sounds like a promising idea, but I'm afraid I'm not connected with enough mortgage lenders to utilize it, LOL. Two that I do use have their own blogs, and my in-house lender...forget it, they don't blog.

May 22, 2010 10:29 AM #33
Rainer
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Shawn Rooker
Realty Austin - Austin, TX

Great idea Missy!  I am going to search for a loan officer I know from Facebook to see if she would like to Guest blog on my site!

May 22, 2010 11:02 AM #34
Rainmaker
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Kent Dills
Broker, Dills Real Estate - Bellingham, WA
Real Estate 817-495-8028, Bellingham, Washington

Missy, great idea.  Details: how do you mechanize this idea?  Have your guest blogger send you their post in a Word doc and then cut and paste into your own ActiveRain post (but attribute to you guest blogger).

May 22, 2010 11:16 AM #35
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Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Being ridiculously busy too, this seems like an excellent idea to keep so rhythm !

Smart Cookie as always Missy :o)

Cheers !

Sheldon

May 22, 2010 11:52 AM #36
Rainer
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Coleen DeGroff
eXp Realty - Gainesville, FL
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL

Hi Missy - LOVE your ideas. You are SUCH a powerhouse! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

May 22, 2010 01:05 PM #37
Rainmaker
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% o... - Portland, OR
Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results

Glad they featured this, so I can see what else you've thought up!  Good suggestion to get the mortgage rep as a guest blogger.  As you wrote, if only they would do it. 

May 22, 2010 01:52 PM #38
Rainmaker
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Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

Missy, great post.  What a great idea.  I have a few folks I can think of to be my guest bloggers.  I shall give it a try.

May 22, 2010 02:17 PM #39
Anonymous
Anonymous

Wow!  Never even thought of it before.  Helps when the creative juices aren't flowing!  Appreciate your sharing, Missy!

May 22, 2010 02:44 PM #40
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Bill Wallace
RE/MAX Advantage Plus - Spring Park, MN
William Wallace

Somehow I missed this whole series until now - can't wait to go back and look at the other content.

May 22, 2010 03:09 PM #41
Rainmaker
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Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate

Very good points Missy. Was just talking to a mortgage broker I work with about this. 

 

I'll even try to forget about that helmet avatar :)

May 22, 2010 07:38 PM #42
Rainmaker
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Don Wixom
RE/MAX Advantage Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Missy, I have just the person to ask to help me with this!  Great ideas!  Thank you & enjoy your weekend!

May 22, 2010 09:14 PM #43
Rainmaker
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Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Hey ....why not!!   All good information here for me to check out.

Thanks,

Patricia//Seacoast NH

May 22, 2010 09:32 PM #44
Rainmaker
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I got my loan officer aboard onActive Rain. How did that referral from one of my RE/MAX 100 coworkers turn out?

May 22, 2010 09:45 PM #45
Rainmaker
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Lina Robertson Jones
Ozark, Nixa, Republic & Willard Real Estate - Springfield, MO
REALTOR, Springfield MO Area Homes for Sale

I have tried and tried to get my lender on board.  Most lenders, and even agents for that matter, act like they've never heard of ActiveRain.  They have no idea what they're missing!

May 23, 2010 01:14 AM #46
Rainmaker
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Ray Mikus
Green Light Real Estate - Montpelier, VT
Green Means Go!

Missy--good post.  It started my gears turning. 

May 23, 2010 10:13 AM #47
Rainmaker
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Corinne Guest
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Realty Company

Week 5. Gosh how did I miss the first 4! I must go back but like this idea and turn over 1 page of my quarterley newsletter to a lender I use.

May 23, 2010 12:47 PM #48
Rainmaker
351,538
Damon Gettier
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert - Roanoke, VA
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE

Missy, I have fallen so far behind on this series....but I do know where to find it!

May 24, 2010 08:02 PM #49
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Ann-Marie Clements
Kezhi International Consulting Co. - Vancouver, B.C. - Saint John, NB
M.S. Ed., Principal

Hi Missy, What a great idea, since we here in our office have a Mortgage Specialist on the 1st floor.  I will definitely give that a shot and see what turns out from it...  ;>))

May 28, 2010 07:12 PM #50
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