Re: Room for Rent at New Brighton Cohousing
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 14:16:23 -0800 (PST)
Thanks, Neil!  I appreciate the connection.

Let me admit up front ... when I got that email, read it and didn't have a CLUE 
where Aptos is -- altho' the writer made it sound like I SHOULD know where it 
is because it's right across from some other store that anybody who is anyone 
SIGNIFICANT would KNOW -- I was annoyed.  I don't like feeling insignificant.  

As with a lot of folks on this list, people contact me all the time asking for 
referrals of available homes either rental or for sale.  Not just here in my 
local area, either.  So here's another possibility and now I have to go digging 
for a location?  Nope.  Instead, I cluttered up the list w/ a request for a 
location and a very indirect jab at the poster.  Mea culpa on these two things.

I'd like to suggest to all that when posting information about your community, 
the poster always include location.  While YOU know where you are ... I don't 
necessarily know that.  And, if I have to look it up ... I probably won't.  
Major marketing rule:  make it easy for people to find you ... reduce the 
number of hoops people have to jump through just to contact you, to find out 
where you are, how much something costs, etc.  Make it easy, easy, easy to 
attract the right person and conclude the deal.

Again, thanks for the geography lesson, Neil!

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church VA

On Mar 6, 2013, at 4:28 PM, Neil Planchon wrote:

> Hello Ann!
> Aptos, California
> Neil :)
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