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Pushing Through the Storm and into the Rain

2008 is about to envelope us and I'm anticipating another stormy year in real estate, but sunshine can get a little monotonous day after day.  A bit of inclement weather can force us to batten down the hatches, watch for leaks and be careful not to slide down a slippery slope.   However, a peek of sunshine amidst the storm often produces unexpected rainbows. 

Like a graceful swan gliding effortlessly across the lake, I plan to move toward my goals with inner determination and outward calm, but like the swan's, my feet will be pedaling and pushing forward. I've added some new weapons to my marketing arsenal, and I've retired a few too:

Gone are the contractual weekly ads.

Gone are the glossy personal brochures. 

Gone is the mass mailing of 3000 newsletters.

Active Rain is at the front line of my Internet presence-I found my post on page one of Google today, less than two months after joining AR (I was tempted to break open the New Year's Eve champagne)! I work in the four cities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula; Localism will receive four posts per week, maybe more. I'll continue to comment and post, garner words of wisdom, suggestions and solutions from the Active Rain community.  The support offered here is an uplifting experience.

Eventually even the worst storm moves on.  This too shall pass.

Happy  New Year!Swans  

 

 

 

 

 

Norma Toering & Team RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
(310) 493-8333 / Office Phone: (310) 831-0800

South Bay Los Angeles cities I sell real estate and homes in: Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Long Beach, Torrance, Lomita, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach.


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Comments

Norma,

Being on page one of Google is something to talk about......Congratulations....................

Posted by Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Lakeland Florida (DR Horton ) almost 12 years ago
Norma,  That is a fantastic accomplishment and you are to be congratulated.  Be careful, though, because Google can be "fickle"  Karen Kruschka
Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) almost 12 years ago
Julie- I was quite shocked as page 3 or 4 and often in the teens is where I would find my posts in the past.  Maybe it was a slow content day, but I'll take it anyway!  Thank you for your comment.
Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) almost 12 years ago
Karen - Thank you for the comment, and with consistent content I hope to stay on the list.
Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) almost 12 years ago
Norma- I totally agree with you. Our market is the same as yours and the things you are cutting back on are great. We stopped all print media this year and it is the best thing we did. Being on page 1 on google is worth much more than an ad and I love Localism! Katerina
Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) almost 12 years ago

Norma, good for you! It's agents like you, staying in front of the technology curve who are going to really be able to make things happen for their clients. Happy New Year!

Colleen

Posted by Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990! (RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker) almost 12 years ago
Katerina - This post went public. thanks to your suggestion!
Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) almost 12 years ago

Colleen- and a very Happy New Year to you too!  Yes, I've watched the effectiveness of print media and mass mailings dwindle, and knew it was time for a change--you can be sure I will be tracking the new additions to see what is working in 08.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) almost 12 years ago
That is great news - congratulations!  Happy new year, hope you continue to do well with Active Rain. Keep us informed!
Posted by Julie Sigwart almost 12 years ago
Julie - Happy New Year to you too, and thank you for checking out my post.
Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) almost 12 years ago

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