Real estate biz has been crazy good and I attribute a significant portion if that to MySMARTblog. I get a lot of calls to chat about the market and the other topics that are posted in my blog. It is the perfect opportunity to talk about real estate needs and in the last two months I have put over $4m in escrow and have a steady stream of buyers and sellers……..yahoo!!!
Right now Hawaii is nice! Daytime temps around 85 and night time temps around 70. This time of year is actually considered our rainy season but not to much rain lately. The trade winds have been kickin’ but not to bad. Tourist numbers are back to the pre-meltdown highs so everyone is working and making money if they are go-getters.
Thank you for everything Mikel, I hope you build your company into a mega gazillion dollar empire. Your a hard worker so I know you’ll get there!
This audio testimonial is an excerpt from one of our SMARTblog Superstars Interview Series. Paul Sager, one of the top real estate agents in the world, explains how the SMARTblog is an integral part of his marketing systems.
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“So, I was doing a presentation for a group of realtors and the topic was “Shifting Your Mind In A Challenging Market.” I do that presentation a lot across the Midwest, and one of the participants in the group knew about me and wanted to come hear me speak, so she was there and she happened to be a rep for SMARTblog, um, Becky is her name, which she is a doll.
So, during the presentation she got it. She had the “Aha!” moment like, “This is exactly why I am doing what I am doing with SMARTblog.”
So, as the meeting was over and we were all, you know, leaving and everything, she approached me and, um, we agreed to have drinks that night after the presentation. So, she kind of gave me the 411 on SMARTblog and how funny, in my list of things that I want to accomplish just for my business, blogging has been one of them.
I had gotten a WordPress blog (domain) name, in fact, I got two of them because of one of the names in there that does anything with it because I just, time was very valuable to me, and I don’t have a lot of it, and so with that mantra of, “working smarter and not harder,”
SMARTblog fit exactly into that piece for me because then I could farm it out and get the content that I expect for my name to be on it which was high quality content, the look was great, and then working with Jesse there creating my blogs because I needed to look and match all my client materials.
They took on all my suggestions even though it was probably, um, he didn’t want too many emails anymore, but I wanted to make it very specific to me in St. Louis.
With doing that, tying into social media buttons of the Twitter and the Facebook and the LinkedIn and the YouTube, it has been absolutely perfect for me because it posts every day.
It elicits comments on Facebook from the posts which then get me engaged with my fan base, if you will, or clients, and I never have to do anything with it.”
When I spoke with Mikel Erdman and presented my niche in reverse mortgage origination, he accepted the challenge and created a unique solution featuring this specialty just the way I needed it.
I know I can reach clients and referrals in ways to benefit their need for additional education and information.
Moreover I am finally reaching out with syndicated and personal blogs to social media sites.
The ability to do this is paramount because yesterday it felt time consuming and cumbersome.
Today I get positive feedback and a new level of communication from colleagues and clients.
My business is driven primarily by referral.
Now I have a web machine working to stay in touch virtually when I sleep, keeping a finger on the ever changing dynamics of internet marketing.
Galen Call, CSA
Reverse Mortgage Specialist
Treehouse Mortgage Group
“Thank you for the rockin support and patience I have received from Jesse. I could not be any happier with the way I have been treated. My web site is looking friggin awesome!!! I will tell everyone I know about you guys and I know a lot of people!
And then a couple weeks later…..
I wanted to email tell you how wonderful I felt the entire experience of doing business with you and you company has been. Jesse, you absolutely rock!!!
For a very reasonable price you built me a great web site! You have saved me many hours of frustration trying to do it myself. The site looks great and the hosting is outstanding. I have and will continue to refer friends and co-workers to you.
I am a dummy when it comes to anything internet and it never mattered Jesse, you got me through it all and I am thrilled.
I interviewed several companies before choosing to go with yours. Their customer service and patience was lacking to say the least. (Patience was a big deal for me) Not to mention that some of them told me it would take six weeks or more to complete my site and get it up and running.
You had my site not at 100% but up and running within 48 hours of me saying lets move forward and paying my bill then the entire project complete to my specifications with in a week. All I can say about that is WOW and THANK YOU!
New Homes Spring, Texas
Here’s What Other Successful Professionals Are Saying…
Alex Caragiannides, San Diego, CA
“You’ve really built a system that does what you say. My SMARTblog was up and running within days and I had people commenting in Facebook literally in the first week on the automatic content that posted from my site to my Facebook page and profile. It’s awesome to see something that really works!”
-Allen Drewes, Mortgage Banker, Chicago, IL
Michelle Schwartz, Phoenix, AZ
This looks awesome!
I am working on getting the log in info for the other site so that we can log in and update that “Drew’s News” Link
Drew actually likes your new site so much he is interested in replacing our current site with the one that you built.
Is it possible to take our current sitewww.drewhendrickson.com and have it go directly to the new site you built?
Stacey A. Christenson