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Social media. It’s all around us, everywhere we look and on the tip of of our tongues in conversations. We all understand the importance of it, but it can be hard to keep up with the latest and greatest app, or the ever changing rules on how to use it most effectively.
As Real Estate Virtual Assistants, our goal is to keep you up to date with what’s on the cutting edge, and are constantly making necessary adjustments for our clients that have given us the reigns on their Facebook and Twitter. They love that they don’t have (3 comments)
Have you ever had one of those days where things just keep going wrong? You planned to have a highly productive day filled with meetings, showing appointments, and a chance to market that new listing... but people cancel, you get side tracked and before you know it; your day is completely thrown off. It happens to us all, and probably more so than we’d like to admit.
But what if there was a way to stay productive when everything seems to fall apart? Planning is the key! Failure to plan is a plan for failure! Expect that there will (0 comments)
As you know spring is a great time to freshen up and organize your home and office. While some of us are still waiting for spring weather to arrive, the cleaning bug has many of us sorting, revamping, prioritizing and checking “to do’s” off our list.
In our work as Real Estate Virtual Assistants, we understand the demands on those in the real estate industry and how finding the time to do everything needed on a given day can be overwhelming. That’s where we step in to help lighten your load and allow you to stay on tasks with (2 comments)
We’re entering the busy spring season in the real estate industry and you may already be feeling the affects of increased activity! Whether you’re an agent, broker, stager or any other real estate professional, chances are you’re finding your days full of things to do!
It’s a great problem to have, but as one who’s leading a team or handling a company, you may feel the added pressure and wonder just how you’re going to make it through. Burn out is one of the biggest issues industry leaders and entrepreneurs face as the weight of all that needs to (0 comments)
Now that we’ve entered into March, it’s a good time to check up on where you’re at with your goals for 2013. Sure, it’s only a few months in to the new year, but it’s important to do frequent check ups to help ensure you’re staying on track!
It could be that you feel overwhelmed by how much work you created for yourself. You may be wondering how you’re already behind and think there’s nothing you can do other than alter your goals. But, before you lose sight of why you made those goals in the first place, (2 comments)
Now that we’ve all been on the social media bandwagon for the last few years, we thought it would be a great time for a check-up! It can be easy, once you get a handle on something, to merely coast through the process. However, social media (especially!) needs to be fresh and on the cutting edge of what’s happening! No coasting allowed!
So, how can you look at your social media from an objective perspective to see if you’re coasting or cutting edge? Here are a few quick points that you’ll want to take a few minutes to run (0 comments)
The real estate industry can be tough. If you’re not dealing with high maintenance clients, you’re running to the next showing or listing appointment. And when you’ve returned all the emails, calls and texts for the day, you’re sitting down to tend to your social media, website and other office tasks. Weekends are never “free” and your days go far beyond the typical 9 to 5.
In fact, you’re far more than an agent or broker. You wear a number of hats including:
- Blogger - Stager - Social Media Guru - Marketing Executive - Office Manager (4 comments)
Have you ever wondered if you social media is really working? Sure, you may get a few comments or “likes” from time to time, but is spending time on social media being effective in driving new traffic to your website?
Well, thanks to Real-Time Google Analytics, you can view activity on a new tweet, Facebook post or blog post as it’s happening!
Here’s the deal:
Real-Time lets you see activity as it happens on your site with continuously updating reports! You can see how many people are on your site, their locations, what pages they’re viewing on (2 comments)
Excitement is building as we get closer to Sunday, February 3rd. Whether you’re a football fan or not, the Super Bowl is a great reason to get together with friends and family, eat wings and pizza and see the best commercials of the year!
I keep seeing advertisements for the big game, and even the grocery store is boasting a Super Bowl section with all the junk food and drinks you need to create the perfect party.
And, as I got to thinking about this much anticipated game, I started to think about some of the life (3 comments)
Recently, we came across an article, 17 SEO Myths You Should Leave Behind in 2013, from our friends at Hubspot. Rebecca Churt, SEO Marketing Manager at Hubspot knows her stuff and we thought these myths are ones we should all be aware of as we look at improving our SEO for the new year. (3 comments)
It’s not everyday you come across a company doing great things in their community and for a great cause. You may know of a few people who volunteer their time or a company who gives an end of the year donation to a local cause, which are all fantastic things, but what if a company really lived by a motto of giving back?
Recently, Ron in our office, came across a website of a real estate company who was going above and beyond... not only for their clients but also for their community! Pink Realty is committed to donating (1 comments)
With any new year comes a slew of new years’ resolutions. For business owners, this oftentimes includes a long list of goals and things you’re going to change to take your business to the next level.
So, why does it seem so hard to get back into the swing of things after the holidays?
You want to do great things in 2013, but with a few extra pounds of holiday treats and enjoying time off with family and friends, all these new years’ resolutions can seem a bit daunting and you may feel as if you’re starting (2 comments)
Now that the holiday season is in full swing, chances are you’ve caught yourself day dreaming of holiday parties, time with family and friends as well as devising a plan to get all your Christmas shopping done amidst your busy schedule. And, while we would all agree that “it’s the most wonderful time of the year,” it’s important that we actually take time to enjoy it!
Finding time for a vacation may seem impossible as you wrap up deals before the end of the year and tackle your marketing plan that you want in place by the first of (4 comments)
It’s hard to believe that we’ve arrived in November and that the holiday season is kicking off this month! As a busy real estate agent, you’re probably looking forward to the slowing market and extra time to spend with family and friends. It’s a great season to reflect back on the past year, focus on what you’re thankful for in your life, and look ahead to where your business is heading for the next year.
All of these thoughts can quickly fill your mind and it can be easy to put your clients on the backburner. While you may (5 comments)
With Halloween just around the corner, a host of scary movies and events come to the forefront to highlight this spooky time of year. Yet, most of us aren’t rushing out the door to search for this years costume or find ourselves headed to the nearest haunted house in hopes of being spooked. We’ve turned our attention to the kids in our lives who can’t wait to go trick-or-treating, or we can’t wait to take pictures of our reluctant pets in their cute costumes.
Yet, while we may not be jumping into the Halloween spirit, there are a few (3 comments)
With much of the emphasis of marketing being on social media these days; it can be easy for your website to find it’s way to the back burner of your crowded stove. Yet, having a dynamic website is still something clients will look for as they weed through the list of real estate agents and professionals from which they could choose.
While things like Facebook and Twitter are fantastic ways to interact with past, present and potential clients; there’s nothing like having a customized website that allows you to really shine.
A website that’s been customized with (0 comments)
Whether you’re a real estate agent, broker, lender or staging expert, we know that you lead a busy life. At times you probably feel that carrying the weight of your business has completely taken over your personal life and you wonder how long you can last at this hectic pace before getting burnt out.
As Real Estate Virtual Assistants, we understand putting time and energy into making sure your business succeeds. Our President/CEO, Carrie Gable, built RealSupport from the ground up by starting in her home with a few clients and has built great momentum over the past twelve (2 comments)
What’s your biggest challenge when it comes to social media?
For many, it’s coming up with things to post on their Twitter or Facebook, or to post about on their blog. We’ve all been there. We want to make sure that we’re not just posting to post, but that what we’re actually saying matters to our audience! It’s true that being consistent is key to social media success, but equally important is the quality of the content.
So, how can you as a real estate agent, broker, home stager, etc... ensure that you’re on target with (2 comments)
As real estate agents, you know all about helping your clients make their home stand out from other homes on the market. You provide sellers with tips on making their home move-in ready and you create a personalized marketing plan for their home that will wow potential buyers. However, while you’re making sure your clients are providing that great first impression of their home; your own “wow factor” may be fading.
Sound familiar? It’s easy to get so involved in your day to day demands with trying to give the best to your clients that you forget about trying (4 comments)
Search Engine Optimization has been at the forefront of many real estate agents minds the past few years since staying on top of sites like Google has been a great avenue to growing small businesses. And, while as Real Estate Virtual Assistants, we’ve seen the tremendous benefit of SEO, the question of over-optimization has been circulating.
Is there really such a thing as too much SEO?
At a recent South by Southwest conference, Google spokesperson Matt Cutts hinted at the idea of sites being penalized for over-optimization. While nothing has been established by Google yet, the goal would (4 comments)
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.