Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : Are you still "Getting ready to get ready?" Time is wasting...

Are you still "Getting ready to get ready?" Time is wasting...

I just read Bob Haywood's featured post on Active Rain titled, "How to research a neighborhood or subdivision for a blog."

The post is a series of steps Bob uses BEFORE writing a market report for a neighborhood.

Honestly, it seems like a ridiculous amount of work...

By the time one is done "researching" a neighborhood, I have written 10 market reports and they are generating leads...

Real estate is a numbers game.  Don't forget it.

Get out there and do.  I don't care what it is that you do.  Just do it...

Research?  Research is usually a stall tactic.  An excuse for inaction.

It keeps you from accomplishing your dreams.

Don't be tricked.

Just do it...

You will sell more houses.

Ken

 

Read my post on Market Reports "6 Simple Steps for Building your Real Estate Business Online"

See an example of one of my market reports "Naperville Historic District Market Report"

 

Comment balloon 13 commentsKen Tracy • February 09 2010 09:53AM

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Numbers game for sure.  Thanks for posting. We learn a lot from Active Rain blogs. Best Regards,

Posted by Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD (The Celtic Connection Realty) over 7 years ago

Ken...

I'm going to have to experiment with some market reports. It seems like others are getting good results with them!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Richard and Ed.  Thanks for reading.

Richard, you should.  My January goal of 33 reports was one of the best things I have done...

Thanks everyone and good luck,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 7 years ago

Numbers for sure, the more you meet or talk too the better odds of selling or having someone buy using you as an agent.

Posted by John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate) over 7 years ago

why don't yo let us know how you REALLY feel!  :-P  I am going to go check out his blog and see what he does.  Honestly, this is an area I need to ramp up. 

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) over 7 years ago

Hi John and Janna.  Thanks for reading.

I am picturing thousands of Active Rainer's attempting to write market reports.  None of them will finish because the get so bored reading HOA rules and regs!:)

Just get out there and start working the market reports!

Ken

 

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 7 years ago

There is a balance for sure. Timing and content are equally important if you ask me. I know plenty who start blogging and in their haste they concentrate more on quantity than quality. It is getting that delicate balance down that works best!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Bill.  Thanks for stopping by.

I bet you know more people that never started blogging because they are still researching it...

:)

Ken

 

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 7 years ago

Ken,

I liked Bob Hayward's suggestions. In my mind, a balance of stats and other data will hold great appeal.  Most of Bob's tips are ones I could do in very little time - like today, when I'm snowed in!

Posted by Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ (Weichert) over 7 years ago

Hi Irene.  I know you liked the suggestions...

Reading the HOA rules and regs (I could not imagine doing a more boring thing)?  Meeting all the original homeowners?

Before you write the report??

Thanks for stopping by,

Ken

 

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 7 years ago

One more thought Irene...

You could do them, but would/will you?

Will anyone?  Other than Bob, that is...

My goal is to get agents to DO things...

Not start researching, lose interest, and accomplish nothing.

Thanks again,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 7 years ago

Ken,  I agree completely!  Something is better than nothing. 

One question for you, do you ever get any concern from homeowners who aren't excited on having a picture of their house online?   Seems most people would enjoy the novelty of it but I was curious what your experience was.

 

 

Posted by Mark Waldhoff, GRI, CRS - Champaign/Urbana, IL (Keller Williams Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Mark.  Thanks so much for reading.

No.  No one has ever had a problem.  One lady seemed quite excited (see the historic district:)).

I have felt a bit funny sometimes...

I feel it has doubled my business...

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 7 years ago

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