Blogger Spotlight; Meredith Hanson

Meredith Hanson blogs on Active Rain, and is a real estate agent for Mountain Living. If you’ve been reading these profiles from the beginning, it should be obvious to you by now how popular Active Rain has become as a medium for blogging. We’ll discuss this in detail at the Blog Fiesta.
What inspired you to create a real estate blog?

My rainmaker and other team members were getting into it and I was seeing positive results from it.

What do you like to blog about?

I’m still just getting started but so far, topics relating to real estate, hiking, I will be blogging creatively about my listings and marketing in the future.

Where do you go, or what do you do to find topics to blog about?

I have a google alert set up, current events

How does blogging fit into your overall marketing plan, or does it?

Utilizing the blogging to help drive potential clients to our website.

If there was anything you could change about your blog to make it better, what would it be?

More frequent entries, more professional looking

In addition to your own blog, you also contribute quite a bit of content to Active Rain. Can you explain the motivation or strategy behind this?

Utilizing the blogging to help drive potential clients to our website.

What are some of your favorite blogs?

The lazy agent (for my entertainment), marketing ideas (if I don’t get any good ideas soon I will be scrapping that one), I am still looking around to find ones I like.

What web sites, blogs, tools, or people do you find most helpful in building your blog?

My rainmaker

On a scale of 1-10, 10 being Bill Gates, one being my great grandmother (bless her heart), what level of computer savvy would you say you have?

6

Do you have any tips or advice for a fellow real estate professional that’s looking to get into blogging?

Stop looking and start doing!

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