December 2013

A Side Effect of Blogging

By | December 9th, 2013|Active Rain, An Agent's Life, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Inspiration, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes|

Not all side effects are bad, as a matter of fact some are beneficial in an indirect manner.  When it comes to blogging about real estate (or any other topic) it is almost impossible to measure the results.  Of course, we love it when a buyer calls and says, "I'm reading your blog post about such and such."  Such a direct hit is always appreciated, but an equal number of contacts materialize in a more direct manner. Take this morning.  An appraiser phoned to ask my opinion on income property values in San Pedro.  I assumed he researched sold properties [...]

August 2013

Making a Local Blog a Tourist Attraction

By | August 26th, 2013|Active Rain, An Agent's Life, Front Page|

  I read a great post this morning about repurposing past blog articles.  I've been doing this for some time and the record holder for "Most Recycled Post" goes to "100 Reasons to Call Palos Verdes Home" an article I first published several years ago. More than one prospective buyer called after reading the post.  Naturally, it's very hyper-local and gives an insider's real life experiences of the Palos Verdes lifestyle.  Yes, the Palos Verdes Peninsula is located in Los Angeles County, but life here is nothing like the L.A. lifestyle the media covers.  It's not Hollywood or Malibu. More [...]

April 2013

You’re Going on a Bear Hunt

By | April 14th, 2013|Active Rain, An Agent's Life, Front Page, Inspiration|

  Younger Self   I am a long-time player in the daily real estate game, but I try not to spend too much time looking in the rear-view mirror at the roads I've traveled. I'm simply too busy keeping my business in the lane(s) I'm cruising down at the moment. If I could have a conversation with my younger self it would go something like this: Older Self: Hello Younger Self, (but not too young as I was already the mother of four when bitten by the real estate bug), let's share a hot cup of tea and a long [...]