Interview with Jim Duncan of Central Virginia Real Estate

[photopress:jd02a.jpg,thumb,alignright]There are not too many real estate professionals that understand blogging as well as Jim Duncan of the Central Virginia Real Estate blog. He obviously “gets it” in that his blogging style is top-notch at fascilitating discussions (i.e. great use of quoted text and links). I happen to think he strikes a great balance between exploring new ideas and technologies, while still demonstrating his expertise in real estate.

What inspired you to start blogging?

I started blogging because I read an article a few years ago that said that blogging was going to be the β€œnext big thing.

24 thoughts on “Interview with Jim Duncan of Central Virginia Real Estate

  1. Hey Chris Bubny,

    Interesting coincidence when I clicked on you. Can you tell Ken that I did not mean to renege on my promise to post a comment on his blog, but I can’t get to it. “Access Denied” Something about security and fun products and spyware. I can’t get into his blog, though I seem to be able to get into all other blogs.

    Hey Dustin, if you click on Chris you will see Ken Deshais, the author of that book “How to Make Your Realtor Get You the Best Deal”. While local “authors” appear in each State, Ken is the actual, original author and an expert on Chris’ blog. Ken was the one who called me from Colorado and had a copy sent to you and me here in WA. Have you read it yet?

  2. Ardell –

    I have actually closed at least one transaction that came directly from my blog. I was competing against another buyer’s agent for the clients’ business and they felt they “knew me” better by what I had written and the opinions I had expressed … for better or worse πŸ™‚

    Even better perhaps, is that I met the business editor for the local daily here in Charlottesville at a blog/tech conference several months ago. From that chance meeting, I have been quoted/featured in a couple of stories … from which I have garnered a fair amount of traffic and people saying “I saw you in the paper on Sunday …” Now that is valuable.

  3. The SnowHomeBlog, which is where he asked me to comment. I will try the other now that you have conveniently hyperlinked it for me πŸ™‚

    I am likely the one person who writes and comments here, with the least proficiency in technology tasks. While my children and other agents are amazed at my proficiency level regarding blogging and pinging…compared to most bloggers, I am a neanderthal. Compared to most other Grandmas?…everything is relative.

  4. Thanks Ardell, just wanted to be sure the error wasn’t on my end.

    Ken hasn’t posted to Snow Home Properties in some time. He is one of our newest contributors aside from Dewita Soeharjano of Urban Trekker and I think he has been so busy with the recent book and his own business that he hasn’t had time to post for us or his own blog. πŸ™‚

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