I posted on Twitter six weeks ago about state bond money that was available to pay the 3.5% down-payment for 1st-time homebuyers. Within the hour, a young friend from OKC e-mailed me, said she has seen my tweet and asked me for more information. I already had thorough information on my personal web site about the state bond money AND the stimulus package, so I referred my friend there. I am 90 miles from OKC, so I hoped to refer my friend to a Realtor there, but “her sorority sister was a Realtor.”
Today I posted a blog about earnest money – the reason for it, why it was cashed immediately, that it was applied towards the Buyer’s purchase and that it could be refunded to the Buyer in some circumstances.
Guess who commented on my post? That same friend. And, her comment was, “Lori, thanks for the info. Your posts have been very informative in this whole daunting process of buying a house.”
I’m glad that my friend is educating herself by reading blogs, but shouldn’t I be concerned that her Realtor is not explaining this to her? I guess my question to her also should be which blog she read the post on. Isn’t that bizarre?
And when I first read the response (before reading her signed name), my thought was “yeah – a new Buyer I can pick up.”
If nothing else, this has reinforced my belief that blogging to the public is a great marketing tool!!