What Forums are You Participating in ?
1. Profile Building - You can build a significant profile in your niche by putting consistent time into a large forum. Basically, you can stand out in the crowd as an expert in your area.
3. Understanding your Niche - These forums can become topics of new blog posts. Our post "Buyers Say No to Closing Costs: What will sellers say ? " was inspired by a Trulia question.
Four examples of forums we participate in are as follows:
Trulia Voices is our favourite forum ! You can answer consumer's questions here and set it up to have the questions emailed to you that relate to your area. Please check out our Questions and Answers Page - I just noticed that we have answered 507 questions !
We have succesfuly closed a number of transactions from connecting with consumers on Trulia and so can you !
It is also worthwhile to check out the Zillow forum for advice. We have not spent as much time here as Trulia but feel it is has potential as well. We were warned that some consider it the "wild west" of real estate as the discussions can be quite heated and it is frowned upon to have links going to your blog posts which I thought was a negative.
We recently started participating in our local Northern Liberties Neighborhood community board. I would think in your area there would be a local community message board that you can participate in as well to connect with individuals in the neighborhood.
What better way to participate and comment then in this forum right here on Active Rain ? One can learn a ton of info and network with other Realtors and professionals all over the country while developing a strong referral network at the same time. Even within the forum, there are hundreds of invididual groups such as the "Build a Better Blog" Group that we started in correlation to the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge.
There are probably hundreds of forums you can join to help you build your blog.
What other forums do you participate in ? Please share here with a comment.
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I am really excited to be doing this 31 day challenge (see Matt Stigliano's post - 31 Days to Build a Better Blog - Who's in ?). It is not too late to be a part of it. You can join the Active Rain Group "Build a Better Blog" today. Or subscribe to our blog to follow along ! Is just a click away !