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    When local competition comments on your blog articles – what should you do?

    Most real estate agents are about 3 years behind the curve. In fact less than 6% embrace the new technologies – the blogging, the online social media, the content. They are not wanting to bend their minds around it – they’d rather farm it out. Which is not so good when you are attempting to add value, or you should be anyway…

    It’s kind of like the agents that have an entire team of buyers agents that are showing their clients homes. There is something about “losing touch” when it comes to having others do your job. Especially when it comes to showing homes. No matter how much an agent de-brief’s with their buyer agent, something is lost. What is lost is called “The Referral relationship”.

    Sometimes, we get comments on our blogs. Sometimes these comments are from other local real estate agents. Most of the time these comments are approved and replied to. But, that depends on the “intent” of the comment.

    In the Blogging world – it is no secret that a “comment” left gives you a link to your website. The more links you have the more Google and The other search engines see’s your website as one of authority.

    Needless to say, the more “approved” comments that are left on “high ranking” blogs, the better your own site will do in the search engine rankings. There are a few other points that I will bring to the surface regarding blog commenting. It has to be the same “subject matter” – or similar. The site you are commenting on needs to be “valued” by the other search engines. The site also needs to be “active” and not something that was built once upon a time and abandoned.

    What do you do when a local competitor starts leaving you comments on your blog “hand over fist”? As I touched on before, it depends if the comments are there for the adding of value, or intentionally wanting to score a “high value” link back to their website.

    As was the case yesterday. My Santa Clarita Moves site was blowing up with a specific local agent leaving comments. Here are a few of the more “Vague and Ambigious” ones:

    • Right here is the perfect site for everyone who really wants to find out about this topic. You know a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually would want to‚ĶHaHa). You certainly put a new spin on a subject that’s been written about for years. Excellent stuff, just great!
    • You should take part in a contest for one of the finest blogs on the internet. I most certainly will recommend this web site!
    • You should be a part of a contest for one of the greatest sites on the net. I am going to highly recommend this web site!
    • You should be a part of a contest for one of the most useful blogs on the internet. I am going to recommend this blog!
    • You should take part in a contest for one of the finest blogs on the internet. I most certainly will recommend this web site!

    The duplicate comment was not by accident – It was posted again. Part of me thinks that this is being done by using automated software or a company. Does anyone know if that is the case? I am sure a human being would be able to come up with something much more interesting to talk about.

    Isn’t that what a blog is about – to get involved in the conversation? The discussion? To give your two cents about a topic that has you Fired up with Passion.

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    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. SCVnest.com/blog is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to SCVnest.com/radio to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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