Do You Think People Read Your AR Blog....Absolutely

Do You Think People Read Your AR Blog....Absolutely

 

Do you think People Read your AR Blog...AbsolutelyThis past several weeks I have received multiple phone calls from two people who read my blog and both touched my heart. I decided to share the stories.

 

 

1) I received a call from a local minister and he asked me about a post I published on AR last year regarding an icon restaurant called Griswold's that was open for approx 40 years and closed down in 1978. Most locals within 50 miles around went there for Sunday breakfast or for special occasions and holidays. I had found a post card I had bought in the gift shop there in the 70's and that was what stimulated me to write the post in the first place. Cars in the post card were from the 50's and it was a cool shot. This place was a Danish Smorgasbord and with terrific food....and  oh my gosh they had fabulous desserts too. Anyway the minister called me as he was planning the funeral of a local resident who had been a cake baker there for years at Griswald's. He had Googled the restaurant and my blog showed up and that is why he contacted me. Since we spoke on the phone, he sent me a copy of  the funeral handout he had written. He told me he was going to mention our conversation to the family and friends the next day. In my post, I talked about my memories with family there and the good food and how sad residents were when it finally shut down. We went there so often that I am sure I must have seen this lady making the cakes because the baker's are was in the public view behind glass. It really touched my heart to talk to him and glad my memories were going to comfort this lady's family and friends. We chatted for quite a while and  are planning to meet me for coffee soon. This call just made my day or really my week. Funny thing is she lived in the same smaller community I live in. How close we were to each other but our paths never crossed.

2) Then last week a Veteran called me from Vermont. I had written a blog on Veteran loans and sometimes they can get a waivers when there are a lot of repairs needed. Of course I had gotten this info from the Veteran Lender Program sites and from other lender's blogs because my specialty is real estate. Well, he called me to ask if I could give him some guideance as he has been in escrow for 2 months in Florida and the appraiser had called out a lot of repairs and the run down property was not going to qualify as the bank is refusing to do all the repairs called out. I told him to call his lender and light a fire. He called me a few days later and said that they had extended the escrow date and were working on it. He was such a nice man and wanted to call me back to thank me. I was so glad I had helped him out. I told him to try and remember to call me and let me know when his house closed escrow.

 

Do You Think People Read Your AR Blog....Absolutely

 

So when I send out my daily posts, of course my main objective is to reach potential sellers or buyers but glad others get something out of my articles. I have probably had 10+ calls and emails from people who read the Griswald's article and just called to share their experiences there too.

 

Thanks for Reading my Real Estate Blog...........

 

Need a Great Realtor- Call Kristin Hamilton 909-557-6966

     Need a Great Realtor in San Bernardino & Riverside? Google me here...Kristin Hamilton 909.557.6966.

       Kristin Hamilton CDPE, SFR, CHS, BPOR, BA , GREEN
              Keller Williams Realty BRE-01492138
 

Keller Williams Received JD Powers Awards July 2013

 

 keller Williams Kristin Hamilton Experienced Listing Agent; Please contact me with any questions or real estate needs.

             

Follow me on Facebook

 

Follow me on LinkedIn

 

Go to my Blog

 

 

Follow me to Twitter

Google Kristin Hamilton

NAR BPOR Designation

 

Women's Council of Realtors Secretary

Google+ for Kristin Hamilton Realtor 

GREEN Realtor

110 Years Calif Association of Realtors 

Comment balloon 45 commentsKristin Hamilton CA Realtor • April 29 2016 04:41PM

Comments

Hi Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor Yes. People DO read our posts. As proof just check out the "stats" button. When the views is over a hundred that means a lot of people "saw" your post. I have some that are in the thousands of views.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) about 2 years ago

Your post proves that our efforts are appreciated, Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor ... and that they have a long life too.  People see .. and gain .. from them long after we hit the "post" button.  And gain in ways we might never have suspected ...

 

                                               FEATURED IN BANANATUDE!

 

                                          CONGRATULATIONS!   WELL DONE!

 

Gene

Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) about 2 years ago

It is often surprising to me how many years later I get calls from posts I put on AR about local businesses and happenings. I'm trying to figure out the magic formula :)

Posted by Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS ) about 2 years ago

These are great stories and really do show that our blogs reach people.  

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 2 years ago

Featured in the group:  BARTENDER, MAKE IT A DOUBLE.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 2 years ago

Those are some great stories.  We will never fully know how large our audience truly is when we write on the interent, but over time it is definitely huge.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) about 2 years ago

It is fabulous when there is the unexpected call when our informaiton is found to be useful.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 2 years ago

Hi Kristin (:  I just joined AR last week ~ guess it's time to upgrade!  Thank you for sharing your experiences and how your posts connected with others.

Posted by Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., MRP, Buy and Sell with Confidence (Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC) about 2 years ago

Both stories were great things happening, and of course sometimes the people reading the posts ARE local, and you can help them!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) about 2 years ago

It's so great that your blog posts spoke to those people.  So glad you could make a difference in their lives.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 2 years ago

Thank you for the inspiration. I agree people raed our blog. 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 2 years ago

That's wonderful to have heard from those people who read your blog. The localism posts seem to really pull in readers!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) about 2 years ago

Yes indeed, our blogs are found and read all the time. Quality content is so important. Writing well and good SEO is the best way to get found.

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) about 2 years ago

You absolutely never know who your audience might be !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 2 years ago

I am always wanting the best outcome for everyone in this short life span.

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) about 2 years ago

Yes, they DO read our posts and I have had many, many calls regarding posts that I wrote years ago regarding events or restaurants etc... Just check your STATS to see how many have viewed your posts over the years. Thanks for your great post!

Posted by Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network (Palm Properties) about 2 years ago

Kristin, Funny. I've received calls on very old post too! You just never know!

Posted by Carla Freund, Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) about 2 years ago

I( know I do.  I get very insightful articles right here in Active Rain

Posted by Sham Reddy, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) about 2 years ago

I'm always posting with "getting found" by buyers & sellers in mind. I make Localism part of my monthly plan theses days.

Posted by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast (Big Block Realty 858.232.8722) about 2 years ago

Hi Bill Roberts 

Amazing about the numbers and no rhyme or reason as to what makes the top scores. I think catchy titles help though! Thanks for stopping by an have a nice week.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi 

Thanks so much for featuring this in the group "Bananatude". These events made me realize how important our words can be to others. Thanks so much Gene!

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Mimi Foster 

Absolutely true Mimi and you are one of my favorite writer/bloggers at AR and also one of my mentors when I started here.

It is staggering how many people call years after we wrote articles so sometimes I have to think fast and hard what it was I said.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Chris Ann Cleland 

Thanks so much for stopping by and for featuring this in your group "Bartender, Make it a Double". I appreciate your words.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Robert May 

Yes so true and sometimes the numbers can be staggering.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Tammy Lankford, 

Yes it gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling just speaking with both of these people. 

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Alesha A. Wilson 

First of all I must say "WELCOME" to Activerain. I bit the bullet and paid the fees but it is a write-off and it is true you will reach the outside world as well. Plus you can post on the social media sites and this is sure to get your phone ringing. 

Thanks for stopping by and may your career soar this year!

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Evelyn,

I get the most calls from a market report with pictures that I did about 3 years ago but these were not looking for a real estate agent and frankly more important. I got so much out of my conversations with them. Makes you think about always being positive and never being negative. 

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Debbie Gartner 

I really like the way you worded it Debbie and hope I did make a difference.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Gita Bantwal 

Yes thanks for stopping by to comment and have a great week.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Kat Palmiotti 

I really like touching peoples lives and not just by helping them buy or sell a house. I like to truly help as in my previous career I came to the rescue many times a day.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Janis Borgueta 

Yes I think you are absolutely right. Have a great week.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

I sometimes write something and forget it until someone calls and asks me about it. I like reaching others! Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Richie Alan Naggar 

You are such a nice and caring person and I am positive all your posts and books reach others. Have a great week!

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Susan Laxson 

I like to do that sometimes and gives me a clue as to what subjects people are searching for. Good on a day when I just cannot think what to write.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Carla Freund 

No rhyme or reason and it is not always in regards to real estate.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Sham Reddy 

Yes AR is a wonderful place with so many professional and smart people and sharing a wealth of knowledge to each other. I definitely became a better agent after joining AR.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor 

Yes I try to write articles that people are interested in reading and responding to. Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor - I was surprised to see some of my market reports with more than 1,000 views (yep, 1,000!)

When I meet a referred buyer or someone who contacted me directly, most likely they have found me online - on ActiveRain!

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) about 2 years ago

Kristin, this is excellent news to hear about you getting calls from your AR posts. 

We were in Venice when i took the picture shown in my post yesterday. Great trip.

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) about 2 years ago

Our posts have a long reach. I'm sure many people enjoyed reading about Griswolds. And you made a new friend in the minister. 

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) about 2 years ago

Hi Praful Thakkar 

It is astounding how they multiply. Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

I loved the Venus picture. Did you ride it at night? 

Thanks for commenting.

 

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Hi Pat Starnes 

Yes, it was very nice to talk to him and I look forward to meeting him and his wife soon.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

It took a few calls before I actually realized why I was getting calls about Boy Scout sponsored mulch for sale this Spring.

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) about 2 years ago

Hi Cheryl Ritchie 

I get calls from some of my localism posts too. One of my big draws is the scrapbooking store in Redlands. It is a good thing they call me as they have moved and changed their name again so I always help them find it.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 2 years ago

Participate