Last Week’s “Personal” Column Touched a Nerve

When I took the unusual step of devoting last week’s column to politics, my broker associates and I had little idea what the response from readers would be.  What blowback would we get?

It’s unusual to get one or two emails or calls from readers about a column, but last week I received over 60 emails and many calls that were positive, and only 3 emails (no calls, 1 letter) of a negative nature. There were so many emails that I created a separate folder in Outlook to save them. Common themes were to thank me for my comments and for my “courage” in risking the loss of business for my brokerage, and many of the writers said they would use Golden Real Estate because they were so pleased that I spoke out. Four people came to my office on Friday to thank me in person. One came on Monday to set a listing appointment.

Several readers, including Rep. Ed Perlmutter, liked my suggestion that the Democratic leadership create a “Shadow Cabinet” to monitor the actions and pronouncements of Trump’s cabinet members.

This level of response was all the more remarkable since, by eliminating all branding in the ad, no phone number, email address, website or other contact info appeared with the column.

My blog post of that column has additional content. It’s at www.JimSmith145.blogspot.com.

 

Author: Golden Real Estate, Inc.

Golden Real Estate is a prominent member of the Denver/Jefferson County real estate scene. Based in Golden, we service both Denver and Jeffco, representing both buyers and sellers. We're well known for Broker Jim Smith's weekly "Real Estate Today" column published in the Denver and Jeffco editions of the Denver Post's YourHub section each Thursday. The column also appears in several weekly newspapers and is archived at www.JimSmithColumns.com. We have nine agents, all of whom are Realtors and EcoBrokers. Our office is solar powered and several of us drive electrics cars. Known for our sustainable practices, we accept polystyrene (aka "Styrofoam") for recycling, keeping 200 cubic yards per year out of area landfills.

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