Too busy to blog? Try this little trick...

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Catarra Real Estate, Inc CA BRE #01191946

We all hit that point where time is so short we can't take the time to sit down and write something.  Perhaps we just need to put something out there so our readers know we're still writing.  Here's a tip:  Just talk about why you're so busy!  People like to know you're busy and they'll be curious about what's got you losing sleep at night.

Right now I'm busy with...

  • A new listing in Menlo Park
  • An offer one of my vacant lot lsitings in Los Altos Hills
  • A pre-emptive offer (just got accepted!)
  • A buyer with urgency
  • A commercial lease

The most interesting thing out of all that stuff that makes me too busy to blog is the pre-emptive offer.  I've had to educate my buyer on the success with getting into one of our really tight local markets.  Instead of competing against 30+ offers (which is what would have happened) I was able to get him to make an offer at the market rate while avoiding the stress of a multiple offer situation.  The seller gets their price and my client gets less stress.  It's a win-win!  BLOGGING IDEA:  See, I'm writing about working on an offer

My listing in Menlo Park is also exciting as it's in an area with high demand and low inventory.  The broker tour had a lot of people attend which bodes well for a successful open house.  BLOGGING IDEA:  So here I am writing about being in the middle of Facebook Territory with a listing that will hopefully sell after the first weekend on the market!

The old saying in professional writing is "Write what you know".  So, write about what's keeping you too busy and people will indeed find it interesting.

 

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Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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Great blog UPdate Bryan....I'm busy blogging about my NEW rental listings and how I am getting them ready to RENT!  Busy is as busy does!

 

May 16, 2012 07:43 AM #1
Rainmaker
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David Grbich
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Nice blogging idea - it caught my attention. May right a blog about reading your blog!!

May 16, 2012 08:04 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
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Excellent suggestions and excellent points Bryan............write about your every day stuff.  Cool!

May 16, 2012 08:11 AM #3
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Kathy Streib
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Bryan- I think this is excellent info to put out to not only Newbies but any of us who sometimes feel as if we don't have time to blog or our minds get in a rut.  Glad to see that you're busy!

May 16, 2012 08:49 AM #4
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Sometimes it can be hard to get a blog out... but it helps keep things fresh.

May 16, 2012 09:03 AM #5
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
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Sometimes I use a response to an email question and use it as a post. . there is always something to write about on the go. .

May 16, 2012 10:14 AM #6
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Anna Banana Kruchten
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You got it Bryan write about what you know and what's going on. We could be making lists all day long on that!

May 16, 2012 11:00 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
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Bryan, 

Definitely challenging finding time to write. Great suggestions!  It's amazing how the market has done a u-turn.

All the best, Michelle

May 16, 2012 11:32 AM #8
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Bryan, The posts drawn from "happening right now" experiences flow the easiest for me.  A quote by a buyer or seller may be all that is needed to trigger a post.

May 16, 2012 11:34 AM #9
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Bryan -

You're right writing about what we know works best.  I think we're all staying busy with real estate clients!  I say thank you and bring it on!

May 16, 2012 12:11 PM #10
Rainer
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Andrew Capelli
Fidelity National Title - Troy, MI

Bryan: Nice post with useful tips- For me, lately when I get stuck I like to write about events I've attended and pass on something I've observed or learned.  Thanks for sharing!

May 16, 2012 12:13 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com
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Bryan - Great suggestion, I'm going to put it to work right now!

May 16, 2012 12:44 PM #12
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Linda Urbick
Keller Williams Realty - San Ramon, CA
San Ramon, CA Homes for Sale - 925.415.3046

Bryan - that certainly makes it easier to come up with something to write about.

May 16, 2012 12:59 PM #13
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Karen Feltman
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty - Cedar Rapids, IA
Relocation Specialist

I put blogging onto the to do list, but it is usually one of the last things I do.  I should put it higher on the priority list.  Thank you for sharing your tip, it is easier to write about what is going on!

May 16, 2012 01:26 PM #14
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
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Great idea, Bryan.  Actualy, if we weren't busy we would have nothing to write about.  Hmmm.

May 16, 2012 04:57 PM #15
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John M. Scott
BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties - San Francisco, CA
Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area

Bryan, I know you're right, Everyday things are the easiest to write about. Right now I'm working with 3 different buyers, in three different areas. Keeps me pretty busy, especially with the lack of available homes on market.

May 16, 2012 07:39 PM #16
Rainer
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Caprice Couselle Realtor Morristown Homes For Sale
Keller Williams Realty - Morristown, NJ
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Bryan, You are absolutely right. When you are extremely busy ,usually very interesting things are happening. Blogging is one way to share and maybe even get some workable solutions to your current challenges. Caprice

May 17, 2012 01:33 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Writing blogs like that would at least getyour thought in order, like a game plan... nice two tasks one time segment...

May 17, 2012 05:47 AM #18
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Marilyn Boudreaux
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good tip Bryan, I have been absent from commenting and posting as regularly as I should and am used to because I am so busy!!  I have just been doing some Instagram posts in the meantime but need to get back to basics and blog and video

May 18, 2012 09:44 PM #19
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