“Who Have You Coached about Blogging and Social Media?”

“Who Have You Coached about Blogging and Social Media?”




Lana is a Realtor that does business three thousand miles away from where my office is, the likelihood of us ever send a referral to one another is not very high, but that doesn’t matter.


She indicated that she had read some of my blogs and asked if it would be OK to ask some questions, that is what we did for a half hour. I really hope she gets on a path of blogging to grow her business.


In situations like this, I think back to those that assisted me and answered questions for me, when I first started blogging. It is my responsibility to give something back as well.


Hi Joe,


Thanks a million for calling me today and sharing your pearls of wisdom about business strategies and more specifically blogging.


I am definitely going to be carving out time for blogging and improving my LinkedIn Profile.



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Comment balloon 33 commentsJoe Petrowsky • November 28 2015 04:00AM


  We just had a "blogging conversation" with two allied professionals in Illinois...they are excited to begin as we are to help them on this new course.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 4 years ago

Good morning Joe! Can't think of a better mentor! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 4 years ago

Good for you.  I feel the same way.  I had many that helped me when I was starting and I like to pass along the favor.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 4 years ago

Good morning Joe.  Just to get one person on track to success is well worth all the blogging, emails, phone calls... whatever it takes.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 4 years ago

Hi Joe.  You never know, there very may be a referral in the future even from 3,000 miles away.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 4 years ago

Stranger things have happened, she was wise to reach out to you Joe.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 4 years ago

Hi Joe Petrowsky your a wise man and one I too would call for answers. Be safe this weekend.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) over 4 years ago

Good morning Joe,

It is an honor that the young ask and are answered by the knowledgeable.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 4 years ago

Good morning, Joe Petrowsky giving back is commendable and more should participate.... sharing and mentoring is healthy mentally and socially for the mentor and mentee....I'd expect nothing less of you....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 4 years ago

Joe, I have assisted a few new bloggers from all over the country too - just paying it forward. 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 4 years ago

I am a firm believer in helping someone else and rewards will come to you.

Posted by Dennis Swartz, MBA, GRI...experience counts! (Full Circle Property Management) over 4 years ago

Hi Joe... I must admit I haven't really coached anyone in blogging and social media, as I think I still need a ton of coaching myself. But I did do a class on blogging in my company for new agents when they asked me to do so. End result? Virtually no one started blogging. I think I scared them. But I do help anyone as much as I can when asked. What goes around comes around.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 4 years ago

Thank you very much, Joe, for sharing this story. You are setting a good example for all of us.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago


Good for you, and it seems like I am telling someone often about both.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

Joe Petrowsky I think it is always a good strategy to help other out, you never know when this reciprocate itself. If it does not it still the right thing to do.

Posted by Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC (NCW Home Inspections, LLC) over 4 years ago

Joe Petrowsky You are a true Christian. You give and give even without the expectation of "getting."

We are all very fortunate to have you here.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) over 4 years ago

I'm so grumpy that most people are afraid to call because they think I'll chew off their head and spit it out for breakfast, but I do help the other guys.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 4 years ago

Joe, I've talked to a few newbies and agents who've been in the business for a long time about the importance of blogging and in my experience most are too much into "instant gratification" to follow through and devote time required to blogging...too bad for them! Anyway, for me blogging contributes to a large part of my business and I understand its importance.

On another note...I've talked to Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents and disagree with the notion of her being grumpy ever to me! Well, maybe once regarding a bourbon issue, but that's another story! 

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 4 years ago

Joe you have a lot to share and it sounds from her note that she was listening.  Only time will tell.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 4 years ago

It's nice you can be there to help her. For some blogging can be a bit scary. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 4 years ago

Joe- that was very "you" to take the time to help someone like this.  It's not all about what can you do for me, is it. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 4 years ago

Hi Joe,

You are always willing to lend a hand which is obviously a part of what makes you successful!

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) over 4 years ago

Joe, I have helped some newbies in their blogging efforts. Helped a few here get started in the Rain.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 4 years ago

Good post, Joe.  I try to encourage all new bloggers... and encourage those who don't understand the value in it.

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) over 4 years ago

Really interesting and flattering to you Joe. I get asked about blogging all the time.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago


As we give . . . . without condition . . . . We seem to attract.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

Hi Joe.  You are the referral king and the blogging machine of this century

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 4 years ago

It looks so easy for some and hard for others. I hope she will join in too. Have a happy Sunday.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago

Hi Joe - I have coached a few and invited them to Active Rain.  Some start and then stop.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 4 years ago

Joe, I think that is the greatest thing about AR and its members.  Unlike in someone's own office, here there is always someone willing and eager to help with questions and advice.  

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 4 years ago

Thank you for sharing. I have learned a lot from active rain and will be glad to help others.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 4 years ago

Good morning Joe Petrowsky ,

Taking time to help is a trait we respect in you. In the Floyd Wickman courses I took we learned an important phrase that has always stuck with me: "You get by giving!" You show everyday how true that phrase is.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 4 years ago

Nice job Joe, I am certain that if she follows your advice that she will be seeing great success in her business.


Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 4 years ago