Virginia Beach Home Loans: Listing Update!!

Listing Update!!

As some of you may have read from my previous  blogs or you may have noticed my recent listings on the AR MLS. I have been working on several marketing strategies that I have written about and tested here. Some of the great feedback has and I am sure will continue to help me critique and refine my skill and knowledge as a mortgage professional.

Recently I have not had time to blog as much. I have a goal of becoming # 1 AR blogger in NYS, but it is going to be hard at this pace. I know some people are super stars and can do it all ... But man I have produced a serious influx of business from my recent marketing efforts and I have not had as much time to blog.

Today I got my first inquiry about a property that I am co-marketing with a Realtor pal of mine. The property is a wonderfully historic 11 unit income property built in 1898. I have received a few compliments on the listing and today have received an inquiry on it. I certainly do hope to help get the property sold with my partner on the project.

I stayed up all night and thought of a great idea on how to market real estate for sale on the Internet for free and generate a lot of traffic to a given property. My ideas to to post free listings on sites like,,, and a few other listing sites.

Basically I was just going to post basic classified ads as a free service and a way for me to build a referral base. I posted a few of the letter templates that I wrote here on AR with a request for advice and any constructive criticism that could help me refine the approach.

I got some great advice and really made a nice letter which I posted here. I had the letter I just wasn't sure which platform to begin advertising the listings on.

I know that many of you do not like sales people I'm not big on them either. I'm not inclined to work with someone who's goal is exclusively to earn a commission at your expense. I will listen though if what the person calling is making sense in his communication. If it is something that I could not possibly use (in most cases) I politely end the conversation and hang up.

I recieved a call after posting my letter from a gentleman named Chris Bates from He explained to me what it is that he does and it fit perfectly into my marketing portfolio. Now I am still doing other things to get the word out but Chris's set up really is extremely user friendly.

I am able to bring some real value to the table now. I have buyers contacting me asking me questions about a property that I have the full details on. I can qualify the buyer and make sure they really are a buyer and not a lokker before I pass them on to my realtor partners. I can track all of the hits from every website that I put up internally through the interface. I can put up an unlimited number of websites. one for every property listing. This really is a great resource for loan officers. Not only can you produce a steady stream of qualified buyers and direct them to the listing agent of the property they called about but that kind of value is reciprocal.

I highly recomend that if you are a mortgage professional that you go to and sign up.

I am also advertising in print but I don't have the ads that I am going to run narrowed down yet, it is a work in progress. I am open to suggestion. I hope I get some fresh google juice from the fresh content on my blog. I just learned how to use google robots:)

Christopher Ohlsen

37 Boynton Ave

(845) 243-5293 (Office)

(518) 565-0799 (Cell)



Comment balloon 3 commentsChristopher Ohlsen • October 30 2007 12:15AM


I wish you luck becoming #1 blogger in NYS. Surpassing our friend with 126371 Points is quite a challenge.
Posted by Rosario Lewis, GRI, SRES - DDR Realty - Orange County, NY (DDR Realty) over 11 years ago
Yeah Rosario I have a long way to go:). And even if I don't become number 1 any time soon I will have plenty of fun blogging and I will be ranked pretty high. Kudo's to Jen.
Posted by Christopher Ohlsen (Credit Werx, LLC.) over 11 years ago
Dana - Your welcome. It's a great service and I use it right now. I've had a lot of interested realtors call me up and sign on with me once I got it rolling. By the way the stuff that I said above about this company is completely unsolicated. I really think that the service being provided here is above anything else that I have used. Of course there is still a lot of hard work that needs to go into it, but this is one faucet that is pretty much on auto pilot once you get set up.
Posted by Christopher Ohlsen (Credit Werx, LLC.) over 11 years ago