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Learn the Best Marketing System in the WORLD! CAMPAIGN POWER with Liz! - 09/29/09 11:58 PM
Only 3000 REALTORS in the WORLD have access to this secret...Do you want the inside scoop to stand out from EVERY other agent? Do you want to drive business to your phone monthly, weekly, daily, hourly? Elizabeth Ward Small shares her best secret of success, her best system on a budget and the best part is she is willing to GIVE you her hard work and hours of prep and planning! DO NOT MISS THIS EXCLUSIVE REALTOR EVENT! Mega Producer Closed 154 transactions working only 32 hours a week in ONE YEAR RANKED 51 in the Nation with Coldwell Banker for (2 comments)
My Life TOOL! What Is It and Why Do You Have to Have it? Grab a tissue...I need one! - 09/28/09 11:16 PM
As a mega producing REALTOR I have sure been around the block a time or two when it comes to what marketing tools I have used and what has worked best. I have worn many shirts and trialed many products... Never have I found a marketing product that fit our industry as much as the personalization of using my own handwriting and my own signatures in real greeting cards that are mailed for me! I have been guilty and closed on a home and collected a nice commission check and disappeared. I pat myself on the back to think I am a (4 comments)
I am not saying this to brag or toot my own horn but I need to preface this question with respect to where I have been and where I am going... I have done an excellent job of building strong name recognition in my market area since 1994. I host community events and have branded myself with Coldwell Banker very well...I have ranked nationally with Coldwell Banker for listings sold... However, I have never used RADIO...I am re planning my entire marketing strategy for 2010 and I do all (10 comments)
REALTOR OF THE YEAR WEST VIRGINIA "AMY WHITE" - 09/24/09 08:53 PM
Congratualtions to Amy White of Coldwell Banker Home Town Realty for being chosen as REALTOR of the YEAR for the West Virginia Association of REALTORS. I met Amy in Altoona, PA several years ago when presenting The 3 B Method Program of How to Live Busy, Balanced and Blessed. Amy sent me a letter and is one in the room that I felt if anyone could listen and put the principles into place she could and would! Guess what? She did!
This picture was taken in 2006 of Amy White and I and the Coldwell Banker Mascot at th CB (1 comments)
The National Association of REALTORS has done it again! They have worked a bit of magic to help us to market and advertise our properties! Kudos to them for working with REALTOR.com and FACEBOOK to allow a marketing box (wall tab) to auto pull your listings to be showcased on your facebook page! Once this is set up you have an easy link to post on Twitter, LinkedIn and yes, even our one and only ActiveRain! I am impressed with the auto pull and how it was to to do! Easy as 1 - 2 -3 and it took me (19 comments)
Banned by Facebook! - 09/22/09 11:00 PM
All credit below for the reblog of Mike Mueller! Great Stuff Mike! Well worth the read! Via Mike Mueller (Tech and Social Media Consultant):
Straight from my email Inbox Q. “Mike, if I am in business (let’s just say I’m a real estate agent) do I set up a Facebook profile for my business or do I setup a Business Page? A. Looking just at the Facebook Terms of Service (TOS) Section 3, Point 1: 3. We do our best to keep Facebook safe, but we cannot guarantee it. We need your help in order to do that, which includes the following commitments: You will not send (13 comments)
A bloggers rule to live by: You feed me, I eat...You bore me...I delete! Just curious when are "you" writing and reading blogs? Do you read and then write? Do you write and then read? Do you post a blog and shut down your computer and then rush back over to see if anyone has responded? I personally write at night. I try to read throughout the day and I scan over the list and am very guilty of headline judging! If it grabs me - I am in...Bore me and I just don't have time... The problem I (6 comments)
Welcome Pam Burzynski to Active Rain! - 09/22/09 10:32 PM
I just noticed a dear friend from PA has started blogging and I wanted to send her a huge AR welcome! Please hlep me in welcoming Pam Burzynski to the rain! May you shower her with your post! She has been blogging consitently! GO PAMSKY!
Life is DIFFICULT and Full of PROBLEMS....Oh really? - 09/21/09 11:44 PM
I hope you do not see this as just another wall of words...My pictures are not uploading so all you get are words! Oh well! So be it! I am pushing POST ANYWAY! A MOTIVATIONAL MOMENT WITH LIZ... This motivational moment will be just a bit more than a moment but it is something that has been strongly on my heart to share...I hope you print it, keep it, share it!So, do you agree that life is difficult? I feel that several that read that can agree that in one way or another things are just not as great as they (15 comments)
Circumstances that surround you and your own negative thinking have the ability to STOP you and keep you from being the best that you can be! I was "POOFED" today but I see it as being "BOOTED"!I had a facebook friend actually hurt my little ole' feelings today...Well, let's say he stung me just a bit. I was posting YOU TUBE videos of testimonials which I think is a great thing for people to have out online about the business they are in...I was posting them to an event page and they all popped up on my profile (14 comments)
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