A few weeks ago I received a call from Forbes Magazine. The conversation went something like this:
Me: Hello, this is Norma Toering with Charlemagne Int’l Properties.
Forbes: Hello, I’m with Forbes Magazine and am calling you regarding our annual Forbes 400 List.
Me: Wow! Did I make the list? (said with a smile in my voice)
Forbes: No, but we need your help establishing the value of property in Palos Verdes that belongs to a person on the list. Is that something you would be willing to do?
Me: Sure, but I’m curious about how you happened to call me?
Forbes: You seem to be the local luxury home expert in Palos Verdes. I checked online and found your information on several different sites and searches. You’re very thorough and knowledgeable about the Palos Verdes area.
How sweet is that? Did it happen overnight? No, but after eight years of blogging, and thousands (over 4000) of real estate articles in cyberspace, it is nice to know a reporter in New York City found my information when she needed to put her finger on a local luxury property professional on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
This blogging gig might pay off after all.
P.S. Yes, she gave us and our company credit in the issue.