If you are going to “blog for business”, you are at some point going to have to toe the “self promotion” line.
I’m not a fan, at all, of the hard sell or being pushy. It’s just not how I roll. You can read all about me on these very pages, and across the Internet. In fact, you can probably learn more about me than you really want to know.
Hard sell aside, there is (and always will be) some level of self promotion when ones primary method of securing clients is based on their internet presence.
Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at and attending the Inman News Real Estate Connect Conference in New York City. And while it’s unlikely (though not unheard of) that I will directly sell an attendee a home in Phoenix, the fact of the matter is a significant portion of an agent’s business comes from other agents.
So I decided to do a little promotion of the Phoenix Real Estate Guy while I was in New York. I donned a couple of versions of my “TPREG” t-shirt and wandered about. I must admit it was kind of cool (and yes, good for the ego) when people would come up to me and say, “Oh, you’re the Phoenix Real Estate Guy!”
However, I am not an attractive man. Let’s be honest. Pretty people tend to garner more attention than us average Joe’s. I was fortunate that my new friend from London, Poppy Dinsey with Globrix, won the contest here for a pass and travel to Connect. As part of that, she was obliged to wear a TPREG t-shirt. And wear it she did!
Well who am I to say no to that offer?
Now I know exactly what some of you are thinking — “Jay’s a hound. He picks nice looking ladies to wear his t-shirt”.
I can understand that, but I didn’t pick Poppy, my daughter did. Randomly I might add. Sarah happened to be in the right place at the right time. Heck, I gave Dale Chumbley a t-shirt for his birthday. As soon as he sends me a picture in it, I’ll post that too!
I don’t care who wears them. Far as I’m concerned the whole damn planet can order one. I’m a shameless self promoter, I’ll post them all!
Thanks Poppy and Sarah (and the other Sarah — yep, she’s cute too! — who was the first non-Thompson to sport a TPREG shirt) for being such great representatives of The Phoenix Real Estate Guy!