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You’ve probably heard the recent story about self-made billionaire Sara Blakely pledging to give away half of her fortune. As one of the youngest female billionaires at age 41, Sara has always been about trying to help others. Her company Spanx was created off of her desire to give women a body slimming effect without the restriction of panty hose. The idea took off and the company now has over 200 products in more than 50 countries... and she remains the sole owner.
Her motivation behind giving away half of her hard earned fortune is because she wants (2 comments)
Over the past few years, we’ve created a number of Facebook ads for our clients, and they’ve worked amazingly well! Marketing yourself where millions of people spend time each day seems ideal, especially when you can hone in on your target market right in the area in which you serve!
Well, it comes as no surprise then, that Twitter has recently jumped at the chance for business advertising. Over the past year, they’ve been doing a test run with American Express small business card members. They’ve taken countless surveys, tweaked their approach and have finally launched their advertising platform (0 comments)
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)
When it comes to your website, it seems that there’s always something to improve upon. And it makes sense. Potential clients are savvy about doing research and one of the first places they’ll go to learn more about who you are and what services you provide in the real estate industry will be your website.
In a world of social media, it’s important to not forget about the importance of your online presence through your website. This is where you can provide all the information potential and current clients want to know and will help give a well (3 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 spring is officially here, many of us are getting anxious for the warmer weather and signs of nature springing to life all around us. The Easter holiday this coming weekend always seems like a great kick-off point to the spring season, and the much anticipated increase of activity in the real estate industry!
Here at RealSupport, we, as Real Estate Virtual Assistants, try to provide the best service to our clients and information on the leading marketing strategies in the industry. Today, however, I’d like to take a step back from industry talk and take a look (5 comments)
The world can’t survive without leaders. In fact, they’ve been around since the beginning and, have changed the course of history through determination, innovation and inspiration.
Chances are, you find yourself looking up to certain people in the real estate industry who are set apart as leaders in the field. And, while the first thing that comes to mind when we hear the term “leader” might be a dynamic person with a “Type A” personality; leaders come in various forms. There are those who lead quietly by example, those that are leaders without even realizing they have followers and (0 comments)
We’ve all been there... the dreaded networking event. And, whether you’re an introvert or not, sometimes it’s just nerve wracking to carry on small talk with people you don’t know.
These types of events are a great way to meet people in your field and hopefully make those connections that will help grow your business and the real estate industry as a whole. But, how often have you found yourself just wishing you didn’t have to attend? The thought of maybe knowing only a handful of people, or no one at all, and having to mingle for a (1 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)
Online marketing is constantly evolving and here at RealSupport Inc, our team of Real Estate Virtual Assistants are focused on staying on top of what’s new, what works and how to implement these tools for our clients.
It’s been a great start to 2013 and we are looking forward to working with our loyal clients and the new clients we’ll meet throughout the year! While we do cover print marketing and other tasks for our clients, the heart of our company is online marketing. Our world today is becoming more and more integrated online and we’re excited about (0 comments)
By now you’re well aware the videos are quickly coming to the forefront of marketing and creating an online presence. Yet, maybe you’re still a little leery of taking on the whole video medium. Excuses such as: you don’t have the equipment to make a compelling video, you don’t like to talk on camera, or you don’t really know what to say have all been keeping you from jumping on board.
But, what if there was a way to get on the video band wagon that was as simple as instagram or a tweet?
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)
real estate virtual assistant: The Content Treasure Hunt: Where’s the Value? - 02/05/13 02:28 PM
You’ve heard it several times before: content is king. In order for your online marketing presence to be effective, you have to have top-notch content on your website, social media sites and blog. This presents a problem for some agents in the industry. They become afraid to grow their presence on the internet because they think themselves unable to come up with a consistent stream of quality content for their consumers. As real estate virtual assistants, part of our job is to help our clients come up with valuable, customized, quality content for their online presence. Believe it or not, (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)
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