Active Rain Success Story - Our 1st CLOSED Transaction as a RESULT of a Localism Blog Post To The Public !

Real Estate Broker Owner with F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate


Active Rain Rocks

It was Late October - less than a few months ago when we received a referral (an email lead from another Broker) for a potential listing. Jeff did not hesitate to call immediately and set up an appointment for the very next day!

The sellers plans included relocating soon! We discussed price and marketing strategies (including Active Rain) and signed the listing agreement documents (with approval from even a relative of one of the sellers who was present...a retired REALTOR, I might add :)

We posted the Listing on AR 10/18/07 on LOCALISM and implemented our other Marketing Strategies as well. Alas, with no comments on the Blog Post for this home :(  ....thank goodness we did have showings from our Local MLS exposure.

Then, something AMAZING happened...LOL

 On Friday, November 23rd we received an EMAIL Sent Via Active Rain.....

At first glance, we thought it was from a potential client or buyer......but after Jeff called the phone number provided in the email...he told me it was from another REALTOR who's client showed him the POST on ACTIVE RAIN and wanted him to schedule a showing for our listing!!!

 We scheduled the showing the next day with our sellers......

Since the Agent did not belong to our MLS, he had no way of knowing this listing was active other than that his client found it here on AR!

 Within a few days we had negotiated an offer accepted by all.....

Jeff spoke with the Agent several times during the following weeks before closing, asking if he was on AR yet?  As of today he is not :(

 We Closed Today 12/17/07..........


Just 4 and 1/2 months of Blogging on Active Rain! = OUR FIRST CLOSED Transaction as a result of BLOGGING :)

  We've been very Blessed to have a Wonderful Year in REAL ESTATE, (despite media reports).

 SO NOW...

"Blogging Listings" is definitely staying on our LIST of "Things that Work" when it comes to "Marketing Properties to Sell" !

All you newbies - KEEP THE FAITH  


Jeff and Grace Safrin - REALTORS

"Spouses Selling Houses"TM

F.C.Tucker Advantage Realty

Serving Lake, Porter, La Porte, Jasper, Starke & Newton Counties in NW Indiana

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Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate

Hello Julie - Thanks, yes, The public is definitely looking on AR for homes :) happy Holidays to You & Yours:)



December 19, 2007 04:16 PM
Brian Block
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President
Jeff & Grace, congratulations on your success story and for posting it in the Active Rain Block Party group.  I've featured the post in the group.  Now I know why you've got such a great big smile!
December 19, 2007 04:26 PM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate

Wow Thanks Brian -Candace told us about your group and we have joined today as members with our 1st success post as well! - Here's hoping your group grows by leaps & bounds in 2008 with lots more stories....there is plenty of business out there for everyone....we just have to go out and get it ( or BLOG for it in this case...LOL ).

Happy Holidays to you & Yours - appreciate the feature!

December 19, 2007 04:35 PM
Todd Clark
Broker - Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert - (503) 524-9494
Keller Williams Realty

I also love active rain for this reason and I can't count how many clients I've gotten from Active Rain in the last year. I'm working at least 3 closings right now that are all Active Rain leads! When I tell potential clients that the same way they found is me is the same way the person buying their home will, it turns in to a slam dunk!

December 30, 2007 12:20 AM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate
WOW - AWESOME Glad to hear that Todd- thanks for stopping by and giving us that positive reinforcement -Hope your success continues and you have certainly inspired us to keep bloggin :)
December 31, 2007 10:24 AM

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