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An Awesome Real Estate Website (Part 2) - 06/24/09 01:23 PM
Last week's post discussed how an awesome real estate website should capture follower information and offer something of value in return. Now on to Part 2. An awesome real estate website should engage visitors and followers with interaction and valuable insight. You know what is probably the number one weakness for a lot of agents when it comes to securing new business? Not being there. Buyers and sellers contact agents for help all the time, and you know what happens? Agents drop the ball. They don't follow-up, they don't keep their promises, so buyers and sellers move on to the next (6 comments)
An Awesome Real Estate Website (Part 1) - 06/17/09 04:11 PM
I'm planning to write a series of posts about creating "an awesome real estate website." I'll post a new part to the series each Wednesday over the coming weeks. Here's Part 1.An awesome real estate website should capture follower information and offer something of value in return.But, don't ask for the cow.By capturing information, I mean a name and an email address. You really don't need much else, at least right now (maybe a Twitter handle, or just ask them to follow you). The longer you communicate with them, the more information you'll gather. Right now, it's about making contact and (34 comments)
BackPackIt: The Perfect Productivity Tool - 06/09/09 03:41 PM
BackPackIt is the perfect productivity tool. It's versatile and can be molded to fit your business needs and working preferences.Basic BackPackIt Navigation BackBackIt is mostly about pages (image below). That's the primary organization method it uses. It also has a few other tools, such as a calendar and reminders, which I don't personally use (I prefer Google Calendar for these).
Within a page, you can add lists, notes, files, pictures, writeboards, dividers, and tags.You can share pages, which is great for collaborating and sending information in an organized fashion.Along the left side of the BackPackIt interface, you'll (2 comments)
A Dream Deferred: The Right Goal at the Right Time - 06/02/09 01:22 PM
Yesterday I had a call with my accountability partner. We were talking about struggles we were having and the idea that you have to focus on the right goals for you at any given point. Until last week, for instance, I had been stumbling over a side project I had been trying to launch for nearly two years. Not getting it underway was a thorn in my side, but until about two weeks ago, I just couldn't wrap my mind around it. It wasn't the right time for that particular goal. The Back Story A few years ago (some of you (0 comments)
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