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Looking for exception Clearwater real estate agent to help us buy a home or condoThings they are a changing in the Clearwater Real Estate Market..Are they changing in your area too?

Experience shows that consumers used to read "static" Real Estate Agent resumes or profiles on your web-page or corporate web sites when looking to choose a real estate agent and that seemed to suffice.

I'm not seeing that as much today. Have you considered that the bar's been raised since we now live in the electronic multimedia world of Youtube, Blogs,Email, Automated MLS?

Our Consumers are demanding up-to-date info and agents that are thinking out of the box for today's "dynamic" Clearwater FL real estate market.    

Have you considered thatyour real estate BLOG is now your "dynamic" resume? Are you sharing:

  • Your negotiating successes;
  • Your effective marketing strategies;
  • Your neighborhood expertise;
  • Your niche expertise;
  • Your values and your business philosophy;
  • Your client testimonials and more here or on-line somewhere?

Are you giving consumers and fellow Realtors the information they need to be comfortable choosing YOU! We have over 9,000 Realtors in my county so...

  • Do you stand out as a Top Real Estate Resource in your area? 
  • Does your Real Estate BLOG make consumers want to choose you?
  • Does your Real Estate BLOG make other Real Estate agents comfortable referring their clients to you?

We have found that our real estate BLOGS are a great way for people to meet us and get to know how we approach real estate and how we treat our clients. We have been honored to be selected by many consumers and Realtors alike as their Top Choice of all Clearwater Real Estate Agents (and the Tampa Bay area).

Looking for the best real estate agents in Tampa Bay FL Today I got a call from a fellow Florida Real Estate Agent that was choosing between several Top Pinellas County Real Estate Agents. She planned to interview us all and then decide who would be the best real estate agent to serve her long time valued client. These are clients who wants to buy three homes in the Tampa Bay area over the next year 

When we spoke I answered all her questions - but we all know "talk can be cheap" so I also encouraged her to visit our Active Rain blogs to learn more about us. She actually logged on to look while we were on the phone. Are you wondering why that be helpful? 

Here are just some of the things I believe your blog can tell people about YOU?

  • They can see the quality and care be put into our articles;
  • They can learn about your areas of knowledge and expertise;
  • They can see your professional style - are you kind, caring, helpful, responsive?
  • They can how we approach our business;
  • They can learn about your ethics and values - not only in what you write but do you copy other's work, do you take short cuts, do you give credit where credit is do.
  • They can see how your peers view you - do they respect you;
  • They can experience your raving fans through client video testimonials and written ones too.
  • They can see if you are approachable - do you respond to comments in a way they would want to be treated; 
  • They can see if you are "listener" who will help them meet their goals or is your style to "TELL" them how it's going to be;  

After looking at our profiles and blogs on Active Rain she actually surprised me and said. "I don't need to talk to anyone else, I've decided I'm very comfortable moving forward with you and your team". - I believe her comfort came from more than my words on the phone - she got to see and experience what we are like as Realtors.

To me, this is the ultimate compliment and the purpose of our business- that everyone we come in contact with will feel comfortable referring those they care about to us - not out of obligation, but because the believe they will truly benefit from having us be their Realtor.   

So If your BLOG is your new RESUME -  is it doing you PROUD?  What else do you think your blog tells about us?

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Are you looking to buy a Home or Condo in the Tampa Bay area? Here's what some of our past clients have to say about how we helped them....

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*The above information and images are Copyright © 2007 Cyndee & Jack Haydon, Clearwater Beach Real Estate Agents and may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed or published.  All rights reserved.  Plagiarism will be detected and is punishable by law.   Reprinted with Tampa Bay Real Estate Resource - Sandbars to Sunsets - We Cover it all!    

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Comment balloon 58 commentsCyndee Haydon • August 03 2007 01:12PM

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Great post.  And the timing for me is something.  I actually had out of state contact asking me to consider a job opening because they read my BBQCapital blog.  The job didn't interest me, but a resume my blog is. Whether I knew it or not!
Posted by Chris Lengquist, Kansas City Real Estate Investing (Ad Astra Realty) over 11 years ago
Very Nice.... The video testimonials are a major plus!  Normally I don't pay much attention to quotes from a persons previous customers but the video makes it much more interesting.
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Cyndee, This is a great post, thank you for reminding us of the power of our blogs. Best of luck with your new client and I am sure they are going to be sooooo pleased with their choice for a realtor in Pinellas County.
Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Hi Cyndee,

WOW are you ever becoming a techie!  I bet you never saw yourself doing these things to enhance a blog.  You are defiantly setting the bar, Great Post!

Dick Beals

Posted by Dick & Sandy Beals (Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC) over 11 years ago
Hey Chris - Congrats to you - you are a perfect example of being a professional and creating great value for your clients. Keep me posted on your success - I love hearing about it! 
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Dan - thank you for your kind words - I agree the videos make it "real" and also people know it's not fake or contrived. Appreciate you stopping by! Thanks.
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago

What a great post Cyndee!  You hit the nail on the head!  Our internet consumers learn about us through our writing and what we put out to the public.  What does that say about each of us.  I probably seem a bit more boring than I really am, now that I think about it....Note to self, more humor ;)

Wonderful article and explanation of what we should and should not be putting out on our blogs!

Posted by Leah Ross, Tampa, Florida Mortgage (Your Tampa Bay Mortgage Source) over 11 years ago
Mana - thanks - It's fun to see it develop which obviously takes time to develop but as we keep blogging we create a real valuable body of work for consumers - you should be very proud of your blog ans how far you've come.
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Dick - Thanks for your comments - Your are so right - I was NEVER looking to be a techie - but being a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration /Computer Science is coming more and more handy everyday (LOL) - I do LOVE making information easy and accessible to my clients - it keeps motivating me to raise my bar - thanks for noticing. I appreciate all the great ideas and insights I get from my professional friends here on Active Rain. 
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago

Cyndee..... an excellent post.  I also agree that blogs can make your professional style shine. It's a great way for clients not only getting to know you and more about you, but to feel a sense of security. And I love what you did at the end, adding a few clients and the videos. How awesome... I need to hope on this bandwagon. Great job...  I gave this a 5....

jeff belonger

Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) over 11 years ago

Leah - I believe you're right - it is a great reminder of what I need to keep putting in my own blogs - it's easy to get sidetracked in a social / professional network like Active Rain - I keep reminding myself to keep adding content of substance for my clients or my peers.   

You're probably right - you have such a great, caring personality and I think it comes through when you write about the people you've helped. Those are great posts to weave in between mortgage options or mortgage solutions posts.

Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Jeff - I appreciate the High 5!! Thank you for taking time to rate it - my peers respect is truly valued. Thank you for the kudos on my new "enhancements" - I keep working to deliver what clients would want at their fingertips.  I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Let's hear it for BLOG POWER!!!!!
Posted by Peggy Edwards, REALTOR - Green Designation, e-PRO, Tampa Bay, FL (Future Home Realty) over 11 years ago
Peggy - Thank you for your ENERGY! Just think if it weren't for blogging we would have probably never met - it's all good!!!
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago

Cyndee, I had someone call me yesterday and say that she had been on my website and my blog and was impressed by both and wanted to work with me.  She stated that my character and work ethic really stood out and wowed her.  This is a (for those of us that insist the web is a magnet for younger clients) retired couple that is coming into town.

You stood out as well, Cyndee.  As usual your professionalism shined through and showed that you are the expert for Clearwater, Florida real estate.

Posted by Chris Tesch, College Station, Texas Real Estate (RE/MAX Bryan-College Station) over 11 years ago

Cyndee,

As a Realtor, you have a very professional way about yourself from what I see, and I think your posts are great..

Great job,

Tom Weiss

Posted by Thomas Weiss (Thomas R. Weiss) over 11 years ago
Cyndee - I have much work to do! This post was just the inspiration I needed to kick myself in the behind. You do a terrrific job here and with your clients by providing such dynamic info for the Clearwater area.
Posted by Paula Henry, Realtor - Indianapolis Real Estate - 317-605-4174 (Home to Indy Team @ HomeSmart Realty Group) over 11 years ago
Cyndee, I usually tell people to Google me to find how I stack up against any competition. Now I'll send them to my blog............opps I need to do more localism posts. You and Jack are such great examples of really promoting your community. ( and BEACHES )
Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 11 years ago
Chris - I'm so happy for you because I know when it comes to College Station Tx you're the real estate expert to call - glad they knew the same thing. Thanks for your kind words.
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Thomas - you are always so kind and positive to me - I can't thank you enough - your words mean alot.
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Paula - it's so great to have cheerleaders like you in my corner - the funny thing is I admire the way YOU educate and inform your clients about Indianapolis Indiana - guess that's why we enjoy pushing each other to keep raising the bar - I'm a better blogger because of YOU! 
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Missy - I definately think it's something to consider - it really shows them so much about you and why you're the Ann Arbor Michigan expert - I also think there's information here that will speak to them more than just the google placement - Finding you 's important - but as they say when they get here - Content is KING!    
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago

How great is this post?!!!!!!!!  Nice job putting all these little hot buttons through out your BLOG, you have really taken the video testimonial idea we gave you and ran with it!!! you go girl!  you amaze me with the "new stuff" you find out there and how you put it all to great use for your clients, and just setting up a world class experience for them that is second to none!

This post is most definitely a "5"!  Will you share how to make the little picture video icon (that play your you tube testimonials), and the button makers?  Those are the coolest!

"to tink or not to tink".. I forget, so I'll skip it.

Posted by Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196 (Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196) over 11 years ago
Katrina - you know I'm happy to share with you - I like to do a still photo and then like it to the Youtube URL - if that makes sense great - if you need more info I'm happy to help. Thanks for planting the seed - we all learn from each other.  
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago

Cyndee,

I have been too focused on one aspect with my blog and this blog by you is helping me to realize that.  Thank you for another informative post from down there in Clearwater. 

Posted by Rita Taylor, Sanford NC Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Sanford North Carolina (None) over 11 years ago
Hey Cyndee, great post.  I like to think that I do a good job with my posts...I just really need to focus on local stuff.  Working on it.  :)  You would definitely be my choice to refer anyone in Pinellas County!!
Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP (thredUP.com) over 11 years ago
Cyndee great advice... love your footer - this has been a big issue for me today... after I get caught up... with my current project I will be updating to meet the specifications you mention.... thanks for the guidelines it will help me be a better REALTOR®
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 11 years ago
Cyndee what I love about this and the comments are: We each learn something from each other and then add our own spin on it. Then someone else takes that and makes it there own. And on and on. This is such a great example and I really do need to REV up my profile and some of my own posts. I am working on that this weekend. Or at least get started!
Posted by Ashley Drake Gephart (Drake Intel Group) over 11 years ago
Rita - it's easy to do - it's nice sometimes to step back and see how we can share more of ourselves in a professional way since I believe real estate is such a people business.
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Stephanie - I agree I love your posts and you share so much - I'll look forward to learning more abour Neighborhoods in Spring Texas :-)
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Thesa - I'm happy to return the favor - I learn so much from my Sunriver Pro that it's great to return the favor. Looking forward to seeing the "new and improved" additions. I believe Broker Bryant gave some great advice one time when he said - almost all his posts are public because those too gave an insight to many of the things I described here like your values, your ethics, etc. Just something to consider... 
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Cyndee - you've done a great job on this for us - thanks for all your focus on making our blogs good resumes for us. I agree with Ashley - it's great how we learn so much from each other here.
Posted by Jack Haydon, Clearwater Beach Condos - Real Estate Homes for Sale (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago

Cyndee...

My Blog doesn't count. LOL. But Blog Boy's (Broker Bryant) does. Although our market is a bit behind the times we do invite all of our customer's to our Blog both in and out of the rain. Our customer's love our Blogs. They have the opportunity to see how REAL we really are :)

Not only do we have FUN with them ... They get to see how much FUN we have with our peers :)

P.S. They are loving our videos :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago
TLW - thanks for stopping by and weighing in - I can see why they would love your videos - they crack me up all the time - but they have the "ring of truth" in them as well.
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago

I like the little boxes with the pictures we can click to meet your clients. What a great idea!

 

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) over 11 years ago

I like the little boxes with the pictures we can click to meet your clients. What a great idea!

 

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) over 11 years ago
Thanks for the post as I want to keep creating my blogging presence on the internet.  I have done a lot of work on websites but I agree that blogging is the most important thing to get noticed.  This is very informative (and a lot or work--or fun depending on how you look at it LOL) - I have bookmarked it - so give me ideas and encouragement.
Posted by Cathy Tishhouse, Royal Oak Real Estate (RE/MAX Showcase Homes) over 11 years ago
Cyndee... I am by no way surprised that this agent decided to work with you and Jack, the TOP Clearwater, Florida Real Estate Agents!  Your blog speaks volumns about who you are and how you conduct your business.  I gave the the High 5!
Posted by Kim Murphy, Mortgage Loans in DuPage, Kane, Cook, Lake, Will C (Draper and Kramer) over 11 years ago
Lisa - feel free to use any ideas here that are helpful! Thanks for stopping by
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Cathy - thank  you for the kind words and finding the info helpful - hope you'll visit again soon!
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Kim - thank you for that endorsement - it means a lot coming from you! You know we love what we do and hope it shows!
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago

Good info Cyndee

I do believe that interactivity is essential on your pages to give a better engagement to your potential clients...

Posted by David A. Podgursky PA, THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move! (THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct) over 11 years ago
David - thanks for the compliment and stopping by.
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Hi! Just in case you didn't see it. Your post was featured in Active Rain's Week in Review 7/29/07-8/5/07, written by Desiree Daniels. Congratulations!
Posted by Angie Vandenbergh, A Crye-Leike Blogger (Crye-Leike, Realtors) over 11 years ago
What a fantastic job you've done pulling this all together!  I couldn't agree with you more and hope more people utilize these resources.
Posted by Melissa Olson, HOPE Lending LLC (HOPE Lending LLC) over 11 years ago

A good reminder to put our best foot forward when composing a post.

 

Posted by Fran Gatti, Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity (RE/MAX Integrity) over 11 years ago
Angie - thanks for the heads up - I did see it and Desiree did an amazing job with her Shrek themed post - she's very clever.
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Melissa - thank you for your kind words, :-)
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Fran - I've always enjoyed your blogs and feel you do this well - the things I've added to try and help home buyers and sellers is to offer an easy way for them to get info via links and buttons on the bottom.  
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago

Cyndee - this is incredibly true!!  I'm always amazed at how much information we can supply just by blogging.  YOUR YOUTUBE interviews speak for themselves...AMAZINGLY!!  You've taught me so much, guided me on the things you didn't quite get yourself-at the time, and shared more than I could ever have hoped for!!  EXCELLENT POST!!

Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) over 11 years ago
I'm a newbie and lucked upon your blog. It's precisely what I need to jump start my own blog and grow with the activerain community. Thank you for sharing your ideas and expertise. I just subscribed so I'll "be back!"
Posted by Linda Bourgault (lulugraphix-creative photography & fine art) over 11 years ago
Linda - Welcome and please subscribe to my blog and visit often - we're a friendly bunch and helping each other is how we all WIN! Thanks for your kind words - feel free to email me if I can ever help!
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
As always, you have written a wonderful blog! They are always informative and make good points! Our blogs say so much about us!
Posted by Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional, AHWD (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Wow! What a fantastic post. Very imformative for your clients and great for SEO.
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago

Another excellent blog.  One of the big things that bothers me is when I read blogs of others that are full of typos.  It makes the author look uneducated and ignorant.  I blogged about it a month or two ago and received mostly agreeable comments, but a few said "It doesn't matter.  Blogging is not formal and it's forgiving."

I disagree.  Blogging is business.  If you want informal, go to MySpace.  If you're blogging for real estate, you need to be professional, IMHO. 

Posted by Karen Rice, Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales (Davis R. Chant, REALTORS) over 11 years ago
Hey from the  china Good luck !
Posted by gmttzy over 11 years ago
Thank you for your comment gmttzy - hope to see you again soon
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago

Hi Cyndee,this blog is really put together,well presented.It really shows how professional you're as clearwater beach short sale agent.I'm enjoying watching the video.Excellent job!
 

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