Do You Share ActiveRain Comments With Your Clients?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com

Do You Share ActiveRain Comments With Your Clients, John McCormack, Realtor, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Do you share ActiveRain comments with your clients? 


When you advertise your home listings on AR do you share ActiveRain comments with your clients?  

We email listing clients links to all marketing that their home is placed on so they can actually see and know I am working (hard) for them.  I’m not lazy and  just tossing one photo and a couple of sentences on the MLS and calling it good.  I am pushing their home as hard and as far online as possible.  

As Realtors we know and do our best to educate our home sellers that today's home buyers search the world wide web long before ever making contact with a Realtor®.   Personally I  want home buyers to find my clients home everywhere they look!  In my long list of links I include my ActiveRain post with all your comments.  I find this is very impressive to my real estate clients to see that savvy, professional  and intelligent Realtors near and far are reading and responding to the blog on their home.  So my question is..... Do you share ActiveRain comments with your clients?

 

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Ambassador
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Joni Staples
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties

I send them a link to the post which does show the comments. One time I had a seller ask for a comment to be deleted. A member had made a tacky comment about the wallpaper. ☺ CONGRATULATIONS on the feature, Q!

April 10, 2012 08:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Where There's a Will, There's a WAY!
Hamm Homes

Hey John,  When I have time I send them a link to the post.  Great post and good topic for a feature.

April 10, 2012 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

John, I share not only the posts but the entire link with the comments. Some sellers appreciate it others just politely thank me... either way it is good.

April 10, 2012 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
378,248
Rose King
Friendswood / Pearland Homes
UTR, Texas Realtors

Hi John! I have never shared the comments with my clients, but now that you have brought it up, I will! Thanks for the great idea, and congrats on the featured post!

April 10, 2012 09:29 PM
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Roland Woodworth
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource- SFR - Clarksv
Keller Williams Realty

What a great idea. Maybe they will also share with their friends and family. In return this will expose you to more people

April 10, 2012 10:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Nancy Laswick
Your Phoenix/Scottsdale REALTOR®
REALTY ONE GROUP

Great idea John! I haven't shared in the past but I'm going to give it serious consideration. Thanks!

April 10, 2012 10:58 PM
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Marge

irene Kennedy, my agent and then friend, introduced me to Active Rain.  Not only did I read her blogs but I also read many others here.  

I've learned so much over the two years I've been following the blogs here.  So in my opinion it's a great idea to tell your clients about Active Rain.  

It was a real eye opener into the world of real estate and how all of you work to help your buyers and sellers  with both hands tied behind your back (how can you target your market for a home when you can't say "great for a young family, retired couple, etc.!). 

It can also be a great way for sellers to see that when you're telling them to lower their price to what their market will carry, that you are well supported by other professionals.  You want to help them to achieve their goal which is to sell their house.  

While the house I had for sale is sold I'll keep on reading Active Rain.  Some of my favorites have been the inspector's blogs.  I have new found knowledge about recessed lighting, proper drainage away from my home and loads of other tips that will keep my home in excellent condition.

Keep up the excellent work!

April 11, 2012 02:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
RE/MAX Centre Realtors

It is a good idea to inform sellers about all the ways you are marketing their homes.

April 11, 2012 04:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Charlie Dresen
Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty

Hi John, Congrats on the feature! Yes I do share links and comments with clients when their listing is the focus of a blog or post. Sometimes I also share general posts and the resulting comments with clients when the subject matter is something we've talked about. It can often be good for clients to see/read third party comments about either their home or subjects that are hot buttons because it adds credibility to points I've tried to impress on them. Giving clients feedback from multiple sources helps them understand just how complex buying/selling real estate can be and helps them appreciate differing points of view that like it or not, do have an effect on how quickly a home sells. Any time a client has questions on a blog I've sent them it helps us communicate and understand each other's questions, concerns and points of view to a greater extent.

April 11, 2012 04:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Cheryl Ritchie
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com
I would love to see a sample piece with the links that you send a Seller.
April 11, 2012 04:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Ginny Gorman
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate

John, this is a great post and although they know i post consistently...sending it to the ones that are more analytical makes a lot of sense!

April 11, 2012 04:56 AM
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Tammy Lankford
Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
Lane Realty

I send a link via email right away and I advertise my blog on each email... I think they see them.

April 11, 2012 05:01 AM
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Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors
Century 21 Bradley.
Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843

Great idea John.  I don't send my AR links to my sellers, but I may start doing that.  Thanks for the info.               

April 11, 2012 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
271,033
LaNita Cates
REMAX of Joliet

I never have sent any comments only because (in my opinion) my AR buddies just say it looks nice and hope I find a buyer soon.

April 11, 2012 05:25 AM
Rainer
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Cheryl Thomson, REALTOR, Retired (U.S. Army)
Real Estate in Northern Virginia
Buyers Advantage Real Estate Corp. (c: 703.216.5635)

John your doing such a great job with your blogs...we need to talk:) Anyway this is a great idea. The more you give you client as far as selling their home the better!

April 11, 2012 05:32 AM
Rainer
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Bernadette A. James
Broker-Associate, Keller Williams Realty SW
Serving Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond and Pearland

This is such a great idea. I will definitely send AR links to my tech-savvy clients. 

April 11, 2012 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
313,510
Sandy Acevedo
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale
951-290-8588

Hi John, I had not thought of it before, and this is a great idea! Are you talking about just the comments when their listing is put on here?

April 11, 2012 08:57 AM
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905
"Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
Vernonia Realty

Q-Man (see I can call you that now)....not only do I put a nice little link to it for them to click on, I INVITE THEM to comment, too!

Congrats on the star!

April 11, 2012 09:49 AM
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John McCormack
AlbuquerqueHomes.com
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com

Hi Everyone!  What a treat to see this post go to a feature status.  I can see that most of us do indeed provide our clients the link to our AR blog regarding their listing.  I mean why not.  Were professionals supporting professionals and the comments are in good taste, well written and express good vibes on the not only the listing but the listing agent.   New listing clients need to feel warm and fuzzy during that early part of the relationship and feeding them the results of our marketing efforts is just smart.  Sure we provide them with dozens of other links to track so why not AR.  Thanks everyone for pitching in with your comments, your suggests and your kudos!  See you in The Rain!

April 11, 2012 09:15 PM
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Todd Clark
Broker - Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert - (503) 524-9494
Keller Williams Realty

I never thought about posing  a question on Activerain just to get answers from other agents that I could present to my buyers or sellers. But, I think I have a new plan of attack with those who won't budge on their opinion of what we do. 

 

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