Understanding the use of Localism

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Richard Bell - Windermere Peninsula Properties

       Localism was the topic today in our office meeting. We discussed the question of "What is Localism," as defined by AR.  Everyone agreed it is very important for us to draw more attention via the Web/Bloggs to our community, i.e. issues, uniqueness and lifestyle. Even our local Chamber of Commerce has adopted the slogan to "Shop Local". Subsequently, those of us actively Blogging will see to it that an extra effort is made to provide more community communication. Who better than us, the Real Estate community, to make it happen?

      Rural areas have always depended on each other to find out about the new business opening up or setting the record straight on local gossip. We think it is a great opportunity for us to be the community spoke person.  We have the chance to showcase all the smaller communities that have very little or no presence on the Web. To narrate their story and perhaps bring back the time when every person knew what was going and everyone knew their neighbor.

     The AR people did a great service in providing us with this channel. We locals must take hold of this vision and do some serious networking with the neighborhood

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Rainer
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Richard R. Bell
Broker-Manager, Allyn - Belfair Washington State Realtor
Richard Bell - Windermere Peninsula Properties

Great Comments, Use of the Web announcing community events and activities is a terrific way to get your name out there and letting the community know you care. And it certainly is  amuch more efficient way to reach more people. Thanks for commenting. 

October 21, 2008 09:42 PM
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Michelle Roethle
Your NorthWest "Real Estate Solution"
Windermere Peninsula Properties

Localism will help us promote our local community's I am excited to know that people will read the content that we post and find a use for it.

October 21, 2008 11:50 PM
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Karen Anne Stone
Fort Worth Real Estate
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Richard:  I just read Dinah's post about missing her office meeting this morning, and then about how pleased she was to find your blog post on Active Rain.  So... here I am !

You have given just a really great description of how helpful something like Localism can be for both promoting the local community, and then, of course... your Active Rain'er agents who do so with their Localism posts.  Thanks for sharing such a helpful post.  By the way...I think Dinah is just great !  I read her posts whenever I see them.

October 22, 2008 12:28 AM
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Karen Anne Stone
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By the way, Richard... responding to each and every comment is a great way to build readership of your blog.  Just ask Dinah !  LOL.

October 22, 2008 12:27 AM
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Richard R. Bell
Broker-Manager, Allyn - Belfair Washington State Realtor
Richard Bell - Windermere Peninsula Properties

Karen, Thanks for your response and I am making it a point to attempt to respond to the comments received. Until yesterday, I was not sure how to respond to comments. If there is a more direct way to respond to individual comments, I would appreciate the tip. But for now this spot works ok.

October 22, 2008 09:23 AM
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