Beaverton Oregon Real Estate and more: What does it say about you when other agents link to your blog!?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024

I am very proud of my blog onBeaverton, Oregon, real estate and more. My blog www.LivingBeaverton.com is slowly growing in popularity and getting more and more visitors everyday.

You see, if you go to myoutside blog www.LivingBeaverton.com you will see it is exactly what it says it is about. Your guide to everything Beaverton! I post a lot about the community, real estate, and even myfamily.

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But, today I think I really hit it big! You see, social media sites such as Twitter are the best way to build an online following. You need to provide quality content and links about your community, but at the same time provide some of your own original content as I do. I could link to others all day long, but that certainly doesn't make me an expert. So today, when I saw another local real estate agency put up a post on Twitter sending them to my blog, I knew I had hit it big.

They just read the title and nothing more, but I had become the expert on the area. They were telling everyone in there sphere that I was the neighborhood Beaverton expert and not there brokerage. Now, what was cool, I started to watch his followers after that and over the next two hours they had gotten no new followers and without me posting a single thing to my blog or to Twitter, I got 20 new followers from the local area.

They had basically taken themselves from being the neighborhood expert and said, “Don’t hire us, hireTodd Clark of Beaverton, Oregon, he is the true neighborhood expert.” So, make sure when you put links to others on Twitter they aren’t your competition, because that is a real quick way to lose business.

But, thank you Activerain, for the outside blog and the knowledge of how to make myself into the neighborhood expert, because without the knowledge I learned here, Imay have just done the same thing this brokerage did.

 

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Rainmaker
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Judy Jennings
The Green Company - Ashland, MA
Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA

Way to go Todd. They even used your tag line! LOL

Jul 21, 2009 10:06 PM #1
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
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I had to send a nasty email yesterday to a local realtor in my city who had set up a website which scraped content from other sites without permission.  Pretty hilarious when you go to their website and the first 10 lines are MY bio, followed by my localism, an exceprt from my blog, etc.  At least 60% of the page was directly scraped from my pages.

 

I should probably just sue her ass off and file a professional complaint against her, but for now I guess I am flattered that my content is so good that she felt compelled to steal it.

Jul 21, 2009 10:15 PM #2
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George & Arlene Paukert
Road to Wealth, Inc. - West Palm Beach, FL

Todd, you didn't call them did you? Let them keep doing it and let them drive traffic your way. Maybe eventually they will actually read your blog and realize that you are an agent and stop, but until then, enjoy the business they are sending you and congratulations on being seeing as the neighborhood expert!

Jul 21, 2009 10:16 PM #3
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Love it Todd. . .you are the leader in AR because. .you deserve it and we all are travelling in the road you helped build.

Jul 21, 2009 10:30 PM #4
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Dick and Dixie Sells
Sells Real Estate, LLC - Trinity, FL
Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale

Wow Todd.. I have some learning to do. Congrats on the expert designation. Nothing like that!

Jul 21, 2009 10:57 PM #5
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations.  i hope it will get you lots of business.I will check out your blog.

Jul 21, 2009 11:03 PM #6
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Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

You deserve every bit of the recognition. You paved the road that many follow. You have put in the blood,sweat and tears to make it work. YouDa Man!

Jul 21, 2009 11:15 PM #7
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Marilyn Harrell
ReMax Riverhaven - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

Beaverton is a GREAT place ! Free advertising - how nice!

Jul 21, 2009 11:45 PM #8
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Many are figuring out it is way way more than just posting about real estate, sticks and stones of a house. It's the unique flavor of the area that Joe and Josephine Broker need to post too. Good for you in the success of your blog and readership!

Jul 21, 2009 11:57 PM #9
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Larry Bettag
Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage - Saint Charles, IL
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Dude....can I call you that I really need to understand how to utilize my outside blog more.  This is huge.  I, too, have a good following, but would love to create a USP like what you've done.  Thanks Todd....I may reach out.

Jul 22, 2009 12:19 AM #10
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Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Congratulations Todd and maybe it just could be because your Funner than anyone else. God Bless and Good Luck.

Jul 22, 2009 12:24 AM #11
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

The power of the Internet and when you can control it it can become even more powerful. Congratulations.

Jul 22, 2009 01:14 AM #12
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

You deserve it Todd. Hope you get tons of business!

Jul 22, 2009 08:32 AM #13
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Wooohooo!  That's too funny!  Congrats on your viral unmarketing campaign!

Jul 22, 2009 12:49 PM #14
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Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
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I'm grateful to be considered a neighborhood expert, but I am still amazed that another agent would send business my way rather than try to repeat what I have done.

Jul 23, 2009 03:52 PM #15
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