It's All Your Fault Active Rain!!

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Real Estate Agent with Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon
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It's All Your Fault Active Rain!!

 

Lately I haven't had much time to blog and it's all ActiveRains fault! You see, before I started blogging, I did OK in this real estate biz, but nowhere near where I would like to be. These past few months though have been a challenge for me...so thankfully I didn't take ON one of those daily blogging challenges!

You see...if it weren't for ActiveRain,

Video stuff* I wouldn't have been pushed to create my first video...which in turn has me now ensconced as a volunteer on two local committees. Yep..the West Linn Farmers Market season is ready to start..so lots to do!

* I wouldn't be as tech savvy. My listing now take MUCH longer to prepare for as I now have added so much. Editing photos, taking video (or hiring professionals),uploading to all the social media sites like Zillow, Trulia, Facebook, Google+..not to mention tweeting,blogging, re-editing. Long gone are the days where a sign, flyer, 16 photos, just listed cards and a home book cut it. I hate to admit this..but yeah, there was a time when I posted pictures just as they were. I had no clue about photo editing sites!  Maybe some agents are still just doing only that....but noooooo....because I've learned so much here on ActiveRain, I just can't stop at that.

* I wouldn't be as confident in my listing presentation. Yep..I was just recently up House for saleagainst three very prominent agents in Tualatin. Because I KNOW I can offer the seller some kick butt marketing, my confidence level is much higher. Yep..that tech stuff and all the various great tips learned from everyone on AR really does make a difference....oh.. and I know the neigborhood stats well..why? Because I blog about them!

* I wouldn't be so busy with all the things it takes by switching Brokers and getting all my stuff changed over...Ok..technically It was me and not Active Rain on this one....but, my featured post a while back about the ups and downs of changing offices garnered quite a lot of responses I've made a moveand I would say at least 80% of you said changing was the best thing you've done. So far, so good....but man, lots of hours spent purging my old stuff and re-creating the new.

The funny thing is that because I sent out a card out with a nice letter opener inside letting people know I've made a move, I got a call from a past client wanting to list their house. I'd like to think they would have called me anyway..but timing in this case was good!

* If it weren't for ActiveRain, I wouldn't be getting calls from people that have found me online..thus keeping me pretty darn busy lately! Yeah..it took a while..but It's now happening..YES!!

Now, I'm not complaining or anything...busy is good. I just miss all my AR buddies and blogging!! My hubby said the other day "It's good that you're so busy...maybe you won't waste time blogging"  I think the biggest mistake would be to STOP blogging because I am busy!

So really...It's All your Fault Active Rain!!

 

 

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Cindy Westfall ABR,GRI

Premiere Property Group,LLC

5000 Meadows Rd., Ste. 150, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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Kirsten K. Oelrich NMLSR 348593 Home Mortgage Consultant
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Hi Cindy,

I am brand new to Active Rain today.  I am so glad that I was introduced to your site.  You are doing such an awesome job!  Thank you for all of the inspiration.  :)

June 16, 2012 08:11 PM
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Debb Janes
Realtor, Camas, Washington EcoBroker
The Carl Group, LLC

Hurray for Cindy Lou, I am so happy to hear about your Real Estate success and that AR is in part credited for it...and you are so right - you cannot quit blogging. Happy, happy, happy for you. And good for you on the feature too.

June 17, 2012 07:49 AM
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Cindy Westfall
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon
hi Lloyd,it just reminds me to remember this time when I have some lull times. That too will pass. hi Andrea, it is for sure! Oh..and I'm commenting using my new I-pad :) This will for sure get my brain working just going from my normal windows laptop to this..but already loving it! HI Gary, you are exactly right! AR does focus you..or does that for me. hi Kirsten, Welcome to activerain! You will find that you not only learn SOOO much..but get to know and form great friends along the way. I look forward to getting to know more about you and your business! HI Debb, I figure you have experienced this as well..so know that feeling of getting calls from clients finding you online. It's a good thing!
June 17, 2012 02:06 PM
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Kathy Stoltman
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
Rockwood Realty

Congrats on all your achievements, sounds like you are very busy.  Continued success to you

June 18, 2012 05:32 PM
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905
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Vernonia Realty

Oh, Cindy, I LOVE this post!!!!  So glad you are busy, busy, BUSY. And here I thought you'd just given up on me. Ha! Isn't it wonderful to be blogging and get some pay-off from it?  It is one of those things I truly LOVE and I recently had a presentation (no, a CONVERSATION) with a FSBO seller neighbor, and after I told him about all of the sites I'm on and about SEO (he asked, "what's that?"), he left saying, wow, I had no idea about all of the things you're doing for marketing. HELLO!

Anyway, congrats on a well-deserved feature--I certainly would've hit SUGGEST.

(and BE SURE AND RUB IT IN WITH YOUR HUBBY--haha!!!)

June 19, 2012 04:31 PM
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