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Remembering Why I Blog

Aug. 26, 2011
Categorized in: Miscellaneous
Tagged with: linchpin, seth godin, why i blog

I'm rereading some of my favorite parts of Seth Godin's Linchpin today. This particular quote reminded me of why I wanted to do this blog in the first place.

I don’t write my blog to get anything from you in exchange. I write it because giving my small gift to the community in the form of writing makes me feel good. I enjoy it that you enjoy it. When that gift comes back to me, one day, in an unexpected way, I enjoy the work I did twice as much.

Godin, Seth (2010). Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? (Kindle Locations 2880-2882). Portfolio. Kindle Edition.

If you haven't read this book, get it now! If I was still managing a team it'd be mandatory reading for everyone. (Although that doesn't sound particularly gift-like!)

Seth Godin Challenges Real Estate Agents

Mar. 17, 2009
Categorized in: Business of Real Estate

I'm a big Seth Godin fan. I think he's one of the smartest marketing minds around.

His latest blog talks about agents in general and real estate agents in particular.

He says anonymous agents are "interchangable and virtually worthless."

He also says that agents need to say "No, I won't sell this house, it's overpriced. List it yourself."

I think I'm a bit more diplomatic, but I've said no to an awful lot of listings this year. Hopefully I'm on my way to being the "great real estate broker" that Seth talks about.

It's a changing industry. I believe the business models continue to evolve and I look forward to figuring out what's next and how my clients need me to work with them in this new environment.

The status quo was boring anyway!

The question is, what will replace the models we see today?

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Amissville, Virginia

An ongoing dialog on real estate news, opinion and trends in Northern Virginia and the greater Piedmont area. Julie is an Associate Broker at Frankly Real Estate Inc, 6304 Crossroads Circle, Ste 102, Falls Church, VA 22044

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