How Am I Going to Relate This Photo to Real Estate?

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How Am I Going to Relate This Photo to Real Estate?

 

 

   Bart & Samantha -HomeRome 410-530-2400         Samantha + Eggs -HomeRome 410-530-2400

 

My friend Gary sent this photo of Bart and Samantha  months ago. He knew it would wind up in one of my blogs, sort of a dare. Then a couple days ago he sent me the second photo. So how am I going to relate these photos to real estate?

 

I could talk about the tortoise and the hare. You know the slow but determined turtle just kept going, one foot in front of the other constantly in motion crossing the finish line to beat out the "bragging how fast he was" rabbit. Nah...did not want to go in that direction.

It seems that everywhere we look, the topic is a slow  market.  Just tune into your TV, Radio and local newspaper.

Real Estate, especially now, is not a quick, get rich, make fast deals, become a gazillionair and get out. It takes time, it takes patience, it takes showing up and being there. 

Like blogging the leads and contacts don't show up with one post, no matter how good it is  not  even it gets FEATURED.

The buyer doesn't show up  because of one  advertisement.  You don't get a client for life with a personlized keychain.

When you build your business one satisfied client at time, you get referrals and you get repeat business. You keep doing the basics, marketing the heck out of your properties, giving the best service and answering your phone.  Before long you have a following, a reputation, and you have results.  You have an established real estate business!

It is the deliberate repetitive proven strategies that builds results over time. Find what works and use it along with all the other marketing tools.

A phone call from a seller wanting to know what I would do to get her home sold. I asked, how did you find me? The answer, of course, was the internet. Each of her searches kept coming up with me.

And each of her searches were leading back to a blog. She put in her zip code, her neighborhood, a favorite restaurant, the gym, a pizza place, a local deli. Each time she got results linking back to me, Margaret Rome, HomeRome, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome, a HomeRome listing etc. This did not happen overnight. Some of those links were from posts written 4 years ago.

Those of us who have been here on ActiveRain are getting good results.  Look how I got  this referral.  This kind of thing does not happen overnight!

 

 

That's How Am I Going to Relate This Photo to Real Estate!

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Jeff, We both started blogging a long time ago...have met wonderful people and gotten good results. Without AR, I never would have met "The FHA Expert"!

Mike, Your photo and your comment are priceless. Loved your turtle blogs!

 

Mar 26, 2011 11:24 PM #24
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Margaret - Your potential Seller answered her own question

"A phone call from a seller wanting to know what I would do to get her home sold.

 When You Asked

"...  how did you find me?"

And She Replied

"Each of her searches kept coming up with me."

Of course the answer was the internet!!!

Mar 26, 2011 11:47 PM #25
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Kathy, I think you are right. Now let's see if she calls me back.

Mar 27, 2011 11:40 AM #26
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Mary Lockman
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Great post, put the client's interest and everything else will fall into place. Not to mention in most states that is defined by law under the agency relationship!

Mar 27, 2011 02:05 PM #27
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Mary, Thanks for stopping by.

Mar 27, 2011 07:37 PM #28
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Donna Malone
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The turtles know what's going on. Plant the seed, lay the eggs and things will start hatching.

Apr 06, 2011 05:01 PM #29
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Donna, What a great way to look at this post.

They know what's going on,  seeds were planted, the eggs laid and if nurtured ...results will follow.

 

Apr 06, 2011 06:42 PM #30
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Coleen DeGroff
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Hi Margaret - Thanks for the motivational post. It's all about persistence in this business. Put one foot in front of the other, put one blog in front of the other, and over time you build up  a reputation as the "go-to" person in your neighborhood. But it takes time.

 

Thanks for the reminder. Love the turtles. :)

Apr 10, 2011 05:52 PM #31
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Coleen, You understood this post and I thank you for the comment.

Apr 10, 2011 05:58 PM #32
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David Cahill
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I got it!  How about something along the lines of "Getting Over the Hump"?

David in Boston

Apr 11, 2011 10:36 PM #33
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David, That's a good one and perfect for this market. Thanks for stopping by.

 

Apr 11, 2011 10:39 PM #34
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Barbara "Barb" Bodnar, Licensed Associate RE Broker
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Margaret...Very creative, and, Mike, I just loved your photo.  Margaret, you are so right...we earn respect over time whether it be on activerain with colleagues or with our clients.  Care, diligence and patience. Thank you.

Apr 24, 2011 07:13 AM #35
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Barbara, I, too, loved Mike's photo. Thanks for taking time to comment.

Apr 24, 2011 01:41 PM #36
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Mitch Gover
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Good Morning Margaret,

I was walking my dog last evening, and as I walked by the pond at the entrance to my neighborhood, I saw two turtles in this very same position. It made me think of you! Did you ever think that this blog post would have such an impact? Too funny. Anyway, I hope all is well and that you have a great weekend.

May 14, 2011 12:35 PM #37
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Ken & Leslye Huebsch
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How about "how we need a firm roof over our heads"? Lots of fun with this post... thanks!

May 15, 2011 02:53 PM #38
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Tatyana Makarov
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - South Windsor, CT
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Referral through a Book review? It is amazing. Great post!

Thanks.

May 23, 2011 07:57 AM #39
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Donna Quinlan
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Very creative!

Jun 03, 2011 08:35 PM #40
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I am sure I responded to these comments but here goes again.

Mitch, Did you have your camera? Did you get any photos? Would have made a cute follow up post.

Ken and Leslie, That's another good title.

Tatyana, It was amazing and such a good review.

Donna, Thanks.

 

Jun 04, 2011 01:34 PM #41
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Cheryl Ritchie
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I am sifting thru your top favorite posts for a year. Hmmmm....looking for my favorite!
Oct 31, 2012 07:10 PM #42
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Cheryl, Now I am curious which will be your favorite.

 

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