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Reservations have the potential power to make or break your success - 07/17/09 08:45 PM
Picture a dinner with clients over the “big” business deal. You want to show what you’re made of- what you have to offer, and so you make reservations at the top place in town. It’s the place to be seen, mingle with clients and network- you want to make the best impression and this reservation sets the tone. So, what if you could reserve a neighborhood? What kind of message would THAT send to your clients? In Real Estate, the “big deals” aren’t necessarily made over braised duck and a dulce de leche torte, but out on the field where (5 comments)
Point2 Agent has expanded their - already impressive - list of syndication partners - 07/17/09 05:28 PM
Point2 Agent recently announced their new syndication partnership with The Real Estate Book- a top online and print book for listing circulation. Not sure what all this means? Let’s break it down...Syndication is one of the fastest growing mediums for online advertising. Basically, a listing put on a single site can, within seconds, show up on thirty plus different sites - a complete blast of your property throughout the virtual universe - with the click of a button!
As you can see from the Point2 Exposure Engine below, they were already offering a great deal of syndication:
Point2 happens (5 comments)
ExpressCopy.com - 10% off of your total order! - 07/17/09 05:06 PM
Happy Friday Everyone! Just a quick note to let you all know that ExpressCopy.com is currently offering a special promo now through July 31st - 10% off of your total order! Make sure your Real Estate Virtual Assistant knows about this special offer. Have them apply it to your next order!If you happen to have a big mailing coming up, now is the time to take advantage of the discount! Don't have any mailings planned at the moment? Here are some ideas: 1.) Send out an updated market summary 2.) Dinner for 2 giveaway (They sign-up on your website and (0 comments)
A "soft-sell" approach to marketing your listings on Facebook w/seller participation - 07/15/09 11:20 AM
These days it seems to be all about Facebook! Actually, let me rephrase, it IS all about Facebook! Social networking has become an unavoidable craze and as far as real estate is concerned, Facebook has definitely become a portal for marketing your properties, building relationships and staying in touch with past clients.Here is a fun fact...It is estimated that the average Facebook user has at least 200 Facebook friends and 1/2 of Facebook users login to their account at least 1x per day. That is a huge audience that you NEED to reach out to - without offending anyone. Because Facebook (38 comments)
Add unlimited photos to your listings on Trulia AND best of all it's FREE & you don't have to upgrade your account! - 07/14/09 07:53 AM
I'm sure most of you post or have your listings "feed" to Trulia.com. They just launched an exciting new feature that allows you to add as many photos as you would like to your listings. This gives you some control over your syndicated or manually added listings. Best of all, you do not have to upgrade your account to access this feature, it is FREE! Here's how to use it: First, access your My Listings page (if you don’t already have a Trulia account, you’ll be prompted to create one). Then, for any listing on your page, select from the drop-down (4 comments)
I wanted to share a quick idea that I've implemented recently. At one point, I had a running list of people I needed to send a thank you notes to. This list of course was growing and I never had time to write out any of my notes. My email and everything else always took priority. My solution? Everyday while my computer is booting up, I write a quick note. I've got a MAC, so it is pretty quick to boot up, but it still allows me time to write my note and not feel like I should be doing (9 comments)
Facebook Username - What is it and why you need to get your own! - 07/08/09 04:14 PM
Remember back in the day when we all realized the importance of getting just the right domain name? It was like a light bulb moment and if you were like me you went and registered as many as you could think of in relation to your business because “better safe than sorry”. Now, it seems nothing is left as far as domain names go... Well, the race is on again for Facebook user names! Facebook is now allow users to register a username. What is a Facebook Username?There are two types of usernames. One type is for anyone that has a (1 comments)
Google Maps Real Estate Search - 07/07/09 05:50 PM
I just blogged about Google Maps and it's latest feature, What's Here. The more I am on Google Maps, the more cool features I find! It is really becoming a business tool to take advantage of! I have just discovered their Real Estate Search - another great tool! This feature allows users to search for listings on Google Maps. The listings on the search pull through from GoogleBase - which is free to post your listings to and also receives feeds from several sites. So your listing could potentially be on GoogleBase without you even being aware - try doing a (5 comments)
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