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The virtual craze..... - 06/27/07 12:28 PM
Okay now I am a big fan of working virtually and using technology to your advantage but this just seems a little out there to me. Yesterday I was reading an article on MSN about a lady who was making some pretty big bucks by means of a virtual world the game she plays is called Second Life . Apparently she is one of the biggest developers in this Virtual World. A little bit about Second Life: The World: The most important thing about the world of Second Life is that it is constantly changing and growing. Here's why: Thousands of new residents join (0 comments)
In this day an age we all have about a million things that need to be done now and sometimes you can't keep track of what and who you are doing things for. Are you tired of having your computer covered with sticky notes and every scrap piece of paper you own has one note or another about an important meeting or event that you must attend? With technology being the way that it is you can use one tool that I have found to be very helpful as a Real Estate Virtual Assistant.... I use an online calendar. There (9 comments)
20 Ways to use your Real Estate Virtual Assistant Part 2 6. General Realtor® support~ Mail, eMail, bills, reminders, Birthday and anniversary cards Correspondence
7. Agent field support~ Schedule appointments and showings Coordinate fulfillment stock for property flyers
8. Create and maintain intranets and online meeting rooms for team interaction~ Attend the virtual meetings and take notes Update files for the intranet areas Create webpages for agendas and presentations
9. Coordinate feedback from showings~ Gather and distribute report to agent and or broker Contact seller with information (0 comments)
20 Ways to use your Real Estate Virtual Assistant..... (Part 1) - 06/21/07 02:05 PM
20 Ways to use your Real Estate Virtual Assistant Part 1 1. Virtual Tours- A virtual assistant can create some pretty amazing virtual tours for you with online service providers (pictures provided by you or a photographer you have hired). Or they can work with a 3rd part Virtual Tour company in terms of making sure they have the information needed to get the tour done.
2. Online Transaction Coordination- Are you ready to go paperless?? Let your REVA handle all of your transactions through an Online Transaction platform (SettlementRoom, Relay, Transaction Point etc). You will be amazed at the (4 comments)
Good customer relations, is it still out there?? I have heard of it's existence but I am starting to think it is a fond memory of the past. With new technology and everyone meeting via web or via phone, sending emails because they are faster than snail mail. When was the last time you received a hand written thank you from a vendor or client?? When was the last time you sent one out?? If you have to think about it, it has been to long. With so much competition in today's marketplace you would think we would all (1 comments)
If you haven't been living under a rock you have probably heard the term Virtual Assistant or in the Real Estate Industry Real Estate Virtual Assistant (REVA). But what do these new age assistants do? How do they work? Could I use one with my business? You like many other professionals may have heard the term, but don't fully understand how the virtual employee would fit into your needs. If you like so many would like the answers to these questions then there is hope. You need to get this book, The Obsolete Employee, by Mike Russer (Mr. (0 comments)
Search Engine Optimization: Optimizing Your Images "alt" Attribute There are several things, considered "spamming", that you can do to try to get your page listed higher on a search engine results page. Basically, you should never try to trick a search engine in any way, or you risk being blacklisted by them. Since the majority of your traffic will come from search engines the risk far outweighs the benefits in the long run. Below is a list of the more common things we recommend that you never do when trying to achieve better listings.
Search Engine Optimization: Optimizing Your Images "alt" Attribute Did you know that any images on your page can help your listings too? Each image on your page can include a keyword phrase or two that relates to the image. This text will also show up & help those that may have their images turned off when visiting your site. This does not work for all engines, but it certainly does not hurt so we recommend you give it a try where you can.
Where it belongs: You can add the "alt" attribute to any image on (0 comments)
Search Engine Optimization: Optimizing Your Meta Tags Meta tags were originally created to help search engines find out important information about your page that they might have had difficulty determining otherwise. For example, related keywords or a description of the page itself.
Many people incorrectly believe that good meta tags are all that is needed to achieve good listings in the search engines, which is entirely incorrect. While meta tags are usually always part of a well optimized page they are not the be all and end all of optimizing your pages. In the early days (2 comments)
Search Engine Optimization: Optimizing Your Page Copy The copy on your page is also very important in order to achieve better search engine listings. Actually, it is very close to being as important as your title tag so make sure you keep reading! By 'copy' we mean the actual text that a visitor to your site would read. Did you know that just like a visitor to your site would read the copy on your page to figure out what you have to offer, the search engines do too? And what do you think the search engines are looking for when (0 comments)
Search Engine Optimization: Optimizing Your Title TagWithout question the title tag of your page is the single most important factor to consider when optimizing your web page for the search engines. This is because most engines & directories place a high level of importance on keywords that are found in your title tag. The title tag is also what the search engines usually use for the title of your listing in the search results. What it looks like:Here's the title tag of this page:<TITLE>Your Title Tag - learn to optimize your title tag</TITLE>Where it belongs:The correct placement for the title tag is (1 comments)
Search Engine Optimization: Selecting the Correct Keywords To get listed correctly in the search engines each page of your site that you want listed needs to be optimized to the best of your ability. Since the keywords that you decide to target will be used throughout the optimization process choosing the right keywords is essential. If you choose the wrong keywords you will not be found in the search engines. If you are not found in the search engines how will anyone find your site? Since the keywords you choose to optimize your pages with are so important (8 comments)
On a lighter note I found some jokes about the industry and just thought I would share on this lovely Friday. Have a great weekend everybody!!! *** Jokes found at Real Estate Funny http://www.realestatefunny.com
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Search Engine Optimization: Potential Design/Set Up Problems Unfortunately for some of you there are some site design/set up issues that can make it very difficult for the search engines to list your web pages no matter how well you optimize and submit them. We list them here, before you get into all the optimization tips, to hopefully save you from trying to list a site that that will be very difficult to get listed. Almost everything can be fixed or worked with one way or another before you submit. The most common problems are: Sites that use (2 comments)
Search engine optimization can be difficult and confusing. Knowing this we decided to put together some tips to help you with the process. They cover everything you need to know about optimizing your web pages for the search engines quickly and easily. Search engine optimization tips listed in order of importance: Potential site design/set up problems Selecting the correct keywords. Your title tag. Your copywriting. Your meta tags. Your images "alt" attribute. What you should not do.... How long it takes to get listed.
This blog is presented by Skye Hawk with At Your Service! Virtual Assistant Specialists offering tips and tricks for the savvy real estate professional. At Your Service! provides professional real estate virtual assistance to the real estate industry.
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