A recent comment thread at Agent Genius said (in part):
In fact, I would contend that it would be difficult to pursue traditional strategies such as building referral partner relationships and put the time into blogging. . .
I have to whole-heartedly and completely disagree with that statement.
I believe I’ve built an amazing bunch of “partners” with real estate agents across the
Yes, blogging takes time. Lots of it. But so do “traditional strategies” of building a real estate business.
I think I’ve made some amazing connections through real estate blogging. I honestly can’t count the number of people I’ve “met” in this blogging endeavor.
I jumped into Google Maps and quickly plotted just a few. All of these are agents I would refer a client to in a nano-second. I think they would likely do the same for me.
These were just off the top of my head. I haven’t even touched Facebook, Linked In, Active Rain, my pals at the Point2 forums, Relib or a couple of “private” boards I’m a member of. I know this map is not complete, and I’ll be adding to it. If you don’t see yourself here, please don’t take offense. There is much more to come.
If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in any of these areas, give me a shout and I’ll hook you up with a fabulous real estate professional. Through the wonders of “Web 2.0” I feel as if I know all of these people (and more). I’ve met several face-to-face and would love to meet them all. As my Granddad used to say, “They are good folk”.
The commenter on AG also said:
However, traditional strategies such as building referral partner relationships or advertising cannot be taken away in one fell swoop.
Who said blogging, social networking and Web 2.0 is taking away anything?
It’s adding to it.
[tags]real estate blogging, Google Maps, referral network[/tags]