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Still old fashioned.

Recently I wrote a blog called dressed for success. It got mixed reviews from the people who commented, and in it I stated that I feel a bit old fashioned because I feel that we as Realtors should be well dressed. For taday's old fashioned feeling, I will turn to the Internet. I wonder if many of us a focusing a little too much on the Internet and not enough on the basics of just talking to people.

Before everyone gets up in arms, I will say that I spend time promoting my website, and I do enjoy spending time here on AR. But I simply feel that at some point, we spend a little too much time on the Internet instead of on the street. I know that the Internet is a great place to advertise, and that it is full of wonderful resources, but our best resource is and always will be people. My website and your website, no matter how well done, or well it performs in google searches simply does not tell the story of who we are as well as we can face to face with another person. I have had success with the Internet and will continue to use it, and I recommend that everyone else does as well, I just believe that sometimes we lose sight of how much more powerful our words are in connection with our voice rather than our keyboards.


JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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Comment balloon 5 commentsJL Boney, III • December 26 2007 07:59PM
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