I have written in the past about leads I have received from my ActiveRain blog. This week was a banner week for me personally, as I picked up four new potential clients from AR.
One lady and her husband contacted me via email from Seattle, and we have since spoken. They are making a trip to look at homes here in Austin starting around the 25th of March. They contacted me on the same day that I was working with buyers who were referred to me by my Seattle-area friend Sandy Noll. If things go well, I hope to have a listing referral for her.
I also received a referral from Gary and Richard Bolen in Lake Tahoe, and I am meeting with their friend tomorrow afternoon to discuss listing her property near Lake Travis.
A few days ago, I got a call from a guy who liked my recent post about Hutto and he wants me to list his home in that area so that he can move back to the Lafayette, Louisiana soon to be close to his family. Speaking of which, I will need to find a good agent there assuming we sell the home here.
Two nights ago, I was in the kitchen of my home, trying to get caught up on my emails on the notebook computer, and I remarked to my wife that my blogging appeared to be paying off these days. Along with the people I mentioned above, I have a couple of other clients that I am actively working with from previous contacts over the past couple of months.
While I was sitting there commenting on the power of this network, I received an email from a lady who is in the early stages of the relocation process. They are moving from the Chicago area, and they will be looking at a high-end purchase here in Austin if things work out. She emailed me through AR, too!
Needless to say, I continue to be excited about what blogging and ActiveRain will bring this year and beyond.
I have noticed that the contacts seem to be getting a bit more regular, and I receive more phone calls and emails from AR each week. I certainly hope this trend continues!
One great thing now when I have someone relocating to Austin is the confidence that I can help them to find a good agent to sell their home when the time comes, thanks to the hundreds of people that I have "met" here on ActiveRain. Previously, I wouldn't offer this service to anyone – now I am slightly pushy about it.
The same goes for those who are leaving Austin, although I can't for the life of me understand why they would leave. I can tell them with some level of assurance that I CAN help them find a good agent in their new city.
P.S. Yes, the photo above was taken in Austin, overlooking Lake Austin and the Austin Country Club from the 360 Bridge. No, I didn't take it myself. It was taken by photographer Trey Ratcliff.