I have learned more through blogging than I could have ever imagined when I joined this organization in September 2008. You see, I returned to the real estate industry in August 2008 after spending seven years as the Director of Marketing for one of the largest security firms in the United States. To me, blogging was a marketing tool that could be assigned to customer care, sales and public relations departments as an assignment to produce lead generation and periodically review the progress of the production. From a distance, it was a source that I should consider using at some point down the road as I transitioned back to my old stomping ground of real estate but I had my plan in place.
My good friend, Connie Harvey, invited me to join AR and raved about the results that I would get if I gave it a try sooner than later. I want to thank Connie for giving me excellent advice. My plate was full branding my name by following my structure and outline of what I thought would be the best path to achieve market force within my targeted sphere – and now I have added blogging and dedicated myself to visiting AR each day. What would I gain from this?
I wish to acknowledge that I was wrong in determining the value and parameters of marketing concepts and neglecting blogging as an immediate need. I have gained not only amazing networking contacts, referrals, and local recognition, but also a better understanding of real estate by reading and communicating with this high level of professionals that are members of AR. Through your experiences and suggestions I am better prepared for situations that may arise in my daily business.
Why am I sharing this with you today? With this post, I have surpassed the 10,000 point mark with Active Rain. These 10,000 points are more than just rankings and assistance with positioning. These points reflect knowledge and lessons learned thanks to professionals like you!
All the best – Kenneth