Even YOU can blog about local news and events!

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West CalBRE #01458572

Even YOU can blog about local news and events!

Real estate agents, home inspectors, and mortgage lenders always have something to blog about.

  • new listings
  • new solds
  • open houses
  • short sales
  • foreclosures
  • financing fiascoes
  • horror stories about home inspectors and the home inspection
  • mortgage lenders and how they wouldn't finance our A+++++ Client
  • other real estate agents, like the one who took the key just 15 minutes earlier and kept me from having an open house. Should send her the bill for all the work and advertising I did, not to mention the goodwill that I possibly lost from some prospective Clients.
  • safety tips
  • maintenance tips
  • how the real estate agent didn't show up on time.
  • current interest rate
  • financing requirements
  • changes in financing requirements

The list is endless, especially if you include local news and events.

If you are one of those who find yourself at a loss for blogging mateiral, look to local news and events. If you find it difficult to talk about the same thing over and over and over again — perhaps a stager, attorney, accountant, or an estate services company, try this tactic:

Create a 60-second speech or commercial, write that down, beautiful it, and make it your blog signature. Then you can do lots of localism posts, and under each of those you'll have your signature, which is your 60-second commercial. I bet it will work wonders for you.

My signature looks like this:

Jim Signature

I could post a one word message that said "Boo!" and if Mary Lou does a Google search for her high school boyfriend Boo, up pops my blog post. She thinks I'm so creative that she tells her mom and dad, who want to downsize into a Mission Valley condo now that all the kids are gone!

Of course, this only works if you have a Rainmaker account, and if you don't have a Rainmaker account, why not? 

♪♫ I play thet piano to relax ♫♪

Recent blog posts:

  1. San Diego Mission Valley condos for sale — Mission Heights (August 30, 2011)
  2. BofA REO............ Oh, the smell........................
  3. San Diego Mission Valley condos for sale — Friars Mission (August 29, 2011)
  4. San Diego Mission Valley condos for sale — Friars Pointe (August 28, 2011)
  5. Sign right here and we'll get started! Use my pen....
  6. Did you know? — San Diego Hurricane
  7. San Diego Mission Valley condos for sale — Mission Ridge (August 28, 2011)
  8. Out & About San Diego — Largest fireworks show in San Diego set for September 17, 2011
  9. San Diego Mission Valley condos for sale — Mission Plaza (August 25, 2011)
  10. Is real estate a good investment?
  11. Real estate news — Foreclosures and Notices of Default continue to decrease
  12. San Diego Mission Valley condos for sale — Mission Playmor (August 22, 2011)
  13. Out & About San Diego — San Diego Festival of Sail, September 2-5, 2011
  14. Out & About San Diego — 30th Annual San Diego Quilt Show, September 7-10, 2011
  15. Out & About San Diego — ACS San Diego Home, Hot Tub & Landscape Show, August 26-28, 2011
  16. The Governor cancelled my short sale!
  17. San Diego Mission Valley condos for sale — Rancho Mission Vilas (August 18, 2011)
  18. San Diego Mission Valley condos for sale — The Villas at Escala (August 17, 2001)
  19. San Diego Mission Valley condos for sale — The Verandas at Escala (August 17, 2001)
  20. San Diego Mission Valley condos for sale — The Terraces at Escala (August 16, 2001)

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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
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Jim,

Rainmaker status is no longer free for new member, and this could be why many are reluctunt to embrace the paid option.

Sep 01, 2011 09:02 PM #1
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.

You are right Jim, there is always a subject worthy of a blog. All it takes is an idea and some effort,

Sep 01, 2011 09:10 PM #2
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Jim,  Great advice.  It is amazing how the magical google juice works for us.  With the localism challenge this month, we should see lots of fun posts.

Sep 01, 2011 09:55 PM #3
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Hi Jim:  I will comment and bookmark, when I am feeling empty!

Sep 01, 2011 10:38 PM #4
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
Keller Williams Legacy - Woods Cross, UT
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Jim, Great reminders for blog topics.  There is plenty out there to blog about!

Sep 02, 2011 12:25 AM #5
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Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Vision Realty Inc., Brokerage, Direct: (416) 737-9800, Office: (416) 321-2228 - Toronto, ON
Toronto, Durham & York Regions, Ontario, Canada

Hi Jim - I'm always looking for new blog ideas.  Some great ones on your list!

Sep 02, 2011 07:56 AM #6
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
David Weekley Homes - Katy, TX
David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch

Jim,

          Those are great ideas, and I never miss Eric's tips I almost want to fly out to meet him and Russel just to learn photography tips, but alas my boss wants me here working. I actually got organized and wrote down on my calendar for the month of September what I will blog about do have several missing so this will fill in the gap nicely thanks!

Sep 02, 2011 11:11 AM #7
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Robert (Bob) Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert

Hey Jim,

I like the idea about the signature. I will have to think about that for me personally. I now understand the musical notes after seeing you play the piano earlier this week on Russel's post. The notes fit very well with you.

Sep 02, 2011 01:15 PM #8
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Liz Flint
Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty - Houston, TX
Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066

Hi Jim, good post for those who might need some inspiration for blog material.

Sep 02, 2011 05:47 PM #9
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Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA

Jim,

Localism and local news sells. I never would have dreamed Internet and social media would support

the social interaction of today.

How you're having a great weekend,

Steve

Sep 03, 2011 01:05 AM #10
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Enjoyed the fresh ideas and well written post Jim. Maybe I'll start with the signature.

Sep 03, 2011 02:14 AM #11
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Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Thanks to everyone for stopping by and commenting.

I’ll read through all the comments to see if any of them need a specific response. If so, I’ll respond below this comment. Otherwise, since I like to return comment for comment, I'll be by your blogs soon to do a little reading and commenting. I find that a better way to acknowledge you stopping by and commenting on my blog.

Sep 06, 2011 10:05 PM #12
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