The debate on Active Rain and about blogging in general seems to raise the age old question is it worth those local real estate and home town community posts or not.
Basically what is in it for the poster...like typical American not wanting to waste any time, the question poser wants someone, anyone to say don't bother or yes you definitely should.
Just got off the phone with a lady from Louisana who is a subscriber, following our blog, video embeds and enjoying the links, local information that saves her time. She is just getting her hom on the market in Louisana, is projecting being a year away from getting to Maine in person to buy a home. But in the meantime, with phone conversations, emails and following blog posts, she is getting filled in, tuned in to the Maine communities we serve, the properties we peddle.
Asking lots of good questions about taxes, the weather, property prices, the stuff we cover in Maine frequently asked question videos, and Maine community videos that hitch a ride in many of our AR blog posts. We salt and pepper those blogs with lots of rich Maine imagery, helpful links, and copy, content that someone can use. The stuff they search for on line and that in rural areas like Maine creates slim pickings to hunt, peck for. It's like you heading in to the third store looking for a simple item and no one has it.
You can be the little red hen ME real estate broker to post, fill those empty local library shelves.To create the content, imagery, links, video, podcasts that person can use, that they really need to do their home work before they arrive to tour property. And underneath all that blogging flury the reader notices you just happen to be a Maine real estate broker in this case.
Harness the internet, make it work with you and post on Active Rain, your outside blogs, social media platform connections. That's where the rest of the flock, herd, population is swimming. You should be too.
I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers