Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : "BY THE WAY, YOU HAVE A REALLY NICE BLOG..."


As I approached the table, I noticed the stylish couple I was meeting already were drinking their coffees.  Two large iced lattees...

"You were early.  You were supposed to let me buy the coffee!" I joked.

Although we were meeting for the first time, I felt very comfortable with them right away...

We met at StarbucksIt is my favorite place to meet customers.  Who doesn't like a cup of coffee?

                                                  Be one of the smart folks lining up for the Starbucks free coffee April 15.
                                                  -AP Photo/David Zalubowski

They had called me a few days before.  They began the search for an agent on Google and quickly came across my blog...

They read my local market reports that were posted on Active Rain and wanted to meet with me.  The couple had a home to sell.  A nice condo with a lake view in Four Lakes in Lisle Illinois....

After a couple minutes, the couple had made their decision...

"We want to list the home with you..." the husband stated. 

After chatting for a few minutes more, the wife stated in a whispered tone, "By the way, you have a really nice blog..." 

"Thanks," I answered, "I work really hard on it."



Comment balloon 14 commentsKen Tracy • June 01 2010 09:55PM


Now that is a compliment that shows your hard work produces results. Good job.

Posted by Cameron Wilson, The Short Guy - Murrieta,Temecula,Menifee Californ (Labrum Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Good for you Ken,  that is what I am aspiring to hear as I embark on my blogging career :)

Posted by Christie Lane Craven, Your Anne Arundel County Agent (Long & Foster) over 8 years ago

Hi Cameron and Christie.  Thanks for stopping in...

It does produce results.

I would stongly recommend posting local market reports for any new blogging agents!

Have a great 2010!


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 8 years ago

Hi Ken...

I love it when a plan comes together. And I could use a good cup of Starbucks coffee right about now!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Ken... what a great compliment and testament to your blogging efforts!  Good luck with the new clients.  :)  

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 8 years ago

Hi Ken, Doesn't it feel good to get such a wonderful compliment?!  When it comes to blogging you are a natural...

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 8 years ago

Hey Ken,

You DO have a nice blog!

P.S.  One of my clients calls Starbucks his second office.  :)

Posted by Bruce Brockmeier, Coached By Crouch (Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS®) over 8 years ago

Good morning Ken,

Congrats on getting the listing.  This just goes to prove that folks are really starting their search for an agent or home on the internet.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

I love it when there is an instant connection. Good for you, Ken.


Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 8 years ago

Hi Missy, Don, Bruce, Shirley, Steve and Richard.  Thanks everyone!

It did feel good.  It is always real nice to be contacted off of our blogging efforts...

Thanks again,


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 8 years ago

Ken - You can never go wrong meeting a customer at Starbucks. There is never a bad time to get a cup of coffee.

Posted by Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate (EXP Realty) over 8 years ago

Comments like that make blogging worth it! It shows you do work hard on your blog Ken! Good job.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) over 8 years ago

Hi Robert and Terrie.  Thanks for reading!

Starbucks is a great meeting spot.  It's like a bar w/out the alcohol...

Thanks again,


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 8 years ago

Ken - I love reading your posts... They are always upbeat and inspiring!  I can "totally" understand why these folks chose you to be their listing agent.

Posted by Debbie Summers (Charles Rutenberg Realty ) over 8 years ago

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