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Bringing the real estate professional over 10 years of experience in creative marketing design, ideas, training, tips, tools and motivation including customized branding of you and your business.
Malfi Marketing Solutions - Your Real Estate "Marketing" Virtual
Since I started my real estate "marketing" virtual assistance company, I have watched many real estate professionals get overwhelmed with handling many of the day to day marketing and even the administrative tasks that come with their job. The key to working with a "Malfi Marketing Solutions" is the relationship that will be built - a partnership - that will allow me to get to know you and your business so that together we can effectively collaborate and discover ways to increase both your online and offline presence.
If it's not evident to you by now, consumers are very knowledgeable and computer savvy and are using the internet to not only search for homes but for agents and real estate professionals who they feel are like minded and can lead them to the results they are looking for.
Working with Malfi Marketing Solutions will allow you to partner with a Real Estate"Marketing" Virtual Assistant who will compliment your business goals by helping you attract clients and providing you with focus and support so that your business takes its rightful position in your market.
Need a one time project completed or on going assistance? We have flexible plans that will work for you. You can pay hourly, by project or set up an on going plan to secure the monthly hours that you need so that it works for you. Our focus in on Marketing and Branding you and your business with specialties including: Listing Coordination, Marketing and Design, Database Management, Lead Management and another area we call "Get the Word Out."
Still wondering if you need a Real Estate"Marketing" Virtual assistant? The real question should be, Can I afford not to have one? The advantage of having a Marketing Virtual Assistant is that we do not take up space in your office, call in sick, or leave you with unfinished projects. Here's the best part - We're only there for you when you need us! Need more convincing, visit my website to explore all the services we provide and how we can launch your business forward.
My marketing experience and the value it can bring your business:
I spent over 11 years with one company in the Temporary and Full Time Placement Staffing industry in which I was responsilbe for an area that included 3 branch offices and 2 onsite customer locations. I consistently sold over 3 million dollars in services each year, sometimes even more, to local clients and was responsible for all my own marketing, networking, sales, and overseeing operations, staff training and mentoring.I'm telling you all of this because I have walked in similiar shoes - I know what it takes to build your presence both online and offline. I know what it takes to be in sales. Allow me if you will to demonstrate even if on a small scale how my marketing knowledge and experience can help you take your business to the next level. I promise - you won't be disappointed and you'll only be wondering - why didn't I do this sooner.
Should you feel we have similar business goals I invite you to add me as an associate. If you feel that my blogs are helpful and want to see what comes next I invite you to subscribe to my blog and I look forward to future chats with you.
Marketing Virtual Assistant Services
Are you spending lots of time and money on marketing efforts that are not producing results?
There really is no project too large or small for Malfi Marketing Solutions.The main thing you want to consider is if you are using your time wisely. As a licensed agent you are better off doing the tasks that actually require a license and letting Malfi Marketing Solutions handle the rest. To ensure continued growth, turn to someone that can perform these activities effectively and has the knowledge and experience to know where to focus your marketing and what works and doesn't work. Don't find yourself spending countless hours stuck behind your desk and trying to focus on marketing and administrative tasks that will not bring you the results you desire. Together, lets work smarter, not harder.
If your brokerage would also like a marketing program specifically designed for your agents, please contact me via email or my website. I would be more than happy to create service plans and rates that will benefit your agents.
Here's a brief overview of some of the marketing services you can expect from Malfi Marketing Solutions:
Real Estate Listing Coordination Have a new listing but not enough time to post it and give it lots of exposure? Here are some of the things we can do for you. If you don't see something you need, contact us to discuss.
Input listings into Website and manage updates Design a professional color property flyer/brochure Just Listed/Sold Postcards Virtual Tours (realestateshows.com)
Prepare Open House materials Monthly Seller reports Create and post listings to on line classified real estate platforms (craigslist, postlets, realbird, tweetlister, classified flyers and more) Website Maintenance and Updates
Marketing and Design Marketing Plan Design and Implementation Design flyers, property brochures and presentations Newsletters Website Design using Point 2, Top Producer or Homestead (contact us to discuss design ideas and rates.)
Database Managment Have the contacts but don't have them organized? We can organize them using your database of choice or we can recommend one to you. (very familiar with Top Producer and Constant Contact)
Lead Management Need help following up with your past clients and new contacts? Follow up with newsletters and email campaigns.
Get the Word Out Services Search Engine Optimization (basic keywords and recommendation of tools to use to increase your ranking in search engines) Real Estate blogging - if you have the content, I have the time, graphics and knowledge to help you portray the message and branding you are looking to convey.
Assist client with setup and maintenance of Facebook and Social Networking Site. Includes setting up blog and updates to feed into platform/business page. Establish new tabs to utlize on Facebook page (i.e. Realbird featuring "Homes for Sale" Roost, etc.)
Need some advice and guidance on where to focus your marketing efforts? Lets spend an hour (or more if you need it) to discuss these ideas and strategies.
Defining your brand
Analyze your market
Best ways to generate leads
Develop marketing approach that increases your ROI
Consistent look and message for all online and offline marketing
Track marketing efforts
Have a lot of clients calling you that are relocating to your area? Why not provide them with a fantastic looking relocation package that outlines all the things about the area they are interested in. We will do all the research and create a package for your clients.
Whether you are looking for the best places to market your listings, promote your services, CRM and lead capture services, or website and blogging platforms to use in your ongoing marketing efforts, partner with Malfi Marketing Solutions to lead you in the right direction.
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Programs Frequently Used
MLS CMA Toolkit Realbird Realestateshows.com Postlets Vflyer Emailflyerads Listing Domain Activerain/Localism Top Producer (Website and 8i) Point 2 ENeighborhoods and more!
What is a Virtual Assistant and Why you need one:
What is a virtual assistant? A virtual assistant is an independent entrepreneur that provides creative, technical, and administrative tasks that saves you time and money while providing these services only when you need them.
How am I different and why do I call myself a Real Estate "Marketing" Virtual Assistant?
Yes, I consider myself a part of the Virtual Assistant industry, but where I am different is that I focus all my efforts on your behalf dealing with all things marketing - on getting to know you and your business and consulting with you to find the best ways, using the best tools and resources to create an online and offline marketing presence. There are many great VA's on this network and elsewhere but I bring my over 15 years of experience in marketing and sales to you as a benefit - I have felt the pain and discouragement when it comes to generating sales and revenue but I have also felt the joy, success and benefits of working hard at my marketing and I want to share it with you. I encourage you to contact me and discover for yourself how I can be an asset to you and your company.
How do I know if I need a virtual assistant?
Does spending time on administrative tasks take you away from time spent with clients or potential clients?
Do you find that you are not able to focus on attracting new clients, servicing existing clients, networking, and following up with leads, because you are spending time on administrative tasks?
Do you ever feel that if you were just more organized that you would be able to get more things done?
Do you feel that you don't have great computer skills and the work you're doing is taking too much time?
Do you find yourself putting off tasks and they go uncompleted?
Are you looking for a work/life balance?
Call us today for a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your needs and how we can help you do what you do best - putting up more SOLD signs.
Only need us for a short term project? Just starting out in the business and need some guidance and advice? Ask us about our New Client Fall Promotion.
Looking for some "Back to Basics" Marketing Training or a training session on Blogging - how to setup, etc - contact me via my website to sign up.
"Since working with Anne Marie, our client base has grown, we are able to leverage more of our time and our business has become more streamlined. We are thrilled as the benefits have exceeded our expectations. Each of these items are huge benefits to raise the bar of your business and take it to the next level." Read more of this testimonial that was posted here on Active Rain from Chris Somers. Chris Somers, Broker and Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Access and The Somers Team of Philadelphia.
"Anne Marie Malfi is an incredibly resource of knowledge and excels in her field as a Virtual Agent in the Bucks County, Pennsylvania area. We have been very impressed with both her knowledge and professional nature and her wonderful personality make her an absolute joy to work with. She is very astute in real estate 2.0 practices and has the upmost respect from me and my coleagues at Castellum Realty LLC for her work in social media and her networking in and around the area. We couldn't give a higher recommendation and believe using her will give your company a leading edge in your specific market. If you were to have any further questions in regards to this recommendation then feel free to contact me." Everand Korthals, Owner , Castellum Realty LLC.
"Ann Marie is a tremendous VA who has a strong grasp on the web 2.0 and how to enhance a Realtors business. She is a constant source of knowledge that anyone who practices Real Estate could benefit from. If you are thinking of hiring a virtual assistant I can think of nobody better than Ann Marie." Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
"Anne Marie is an essential and effective asset to my business. She has been the point person for many of my current and future projects and lends the insight, ability, skills and services that saves my business time and money, allowing me to concentrate on my revenue building opportunities. I would recommend Malfi Marketing Solutions to any business looking to increase their productivity." Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing Consultant, Blogger, Socially Networked for 17 years d.b.a Real Skillz
"Annie Marie refreshed our website - providing much needed editing and visual improvement. Her work is excellent. She has wonderful marketing ideas, and provides thorough and expert virtual assistance. We highly recommend Anne Marie." Margaret Oscilia, Owner, CreativeConceptsandContracting
"I can't say enough about the services, support, expertise, and knowledge I receive from working with Anne Marie. She has truly been an asset to my business and all my marketing strategies and without hesitation I would highly recommend her services. Halli Eckoff, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Hearthside
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.