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Via Brad Andersohn ~ Community Builder: How do you create a lead sheet, a contact form, a questionnaire, a call to action in your post? Google Docs allows you to not only create private forms, spreadsheets, and presentations, now you can embed them into your Website or Blog. You also have the choice to share those forms and docs with others. You can even invite others to view or collaborate on your work. This could be a great tool, it has the potential to take your readers from being a viewer to being a potential lead. Here's a sample of one I (0 comments)
Some Say Buyers are Liars. I Say, "Buyers are Spiars" in this Marketplace - 11/28/08 02:36 PM
It really is a new real estate market across the nation. First came the so called bubble, compounded with an additional glut of inventory, plus the fact that buyers have been watching the prices drop. The National Association of Realtors does a fabulous set of promotions in conjunction with the local Minnesota Associations plugging the obvious that it couldn't be a better time to buy real estate. Call your local Realtor today. Cost of borrowing money at 40 year record lows'. So what is going on with buyers? Where are they? Are buyers really informed? The answers are simply illogical from a historical (4 comments)
If you're considering buying lakeshore property anywhere, you are likely in the process of making one of the largest and most important investment decisions of your life. Making the decision(s) should be based on all of the facts associated with the entire property, lake and community versus only a few facts ‘eye candy' and/or emotions. We are providing you with a tool that should (0 comments)
Rave Reviews of "Low- and No-Cost Ways to Take Your Electronic Marketing to the Next Level" Webinar - 11/27/08 11:18 AM
Courtesy of Susan Harrison, EXIT Realty VP Web Development Team Via The Team at EXIT Realty: The feedback is in from last Friday's EXIT Realty Corp. International webinar entitled "Low- and No-Cost Ways to Take Your Electronic Marketing to the Next Level" showing overwhelming support for both the subject matter and method of training. Hundreds of EXIT Realty brokers and sales representatives attended the session co-hosted by Susan Harrison, EXIT's Sr. VP Web Development, Tom Emmendorfer, Co-Founder of the company behind EXIT e-Listings and Frank D'Angelo, Franchisee of EXIT Realty Executives in MN, where they learned how to marry the cutting-edge technology of EXIT e-Listings with (0 comments)
Via Stefan Swanepoel: Last weekend, real estate agents and brokers got introduced to yet another social and business network to participate in when online real estate news service, Broker Agent Professional, launched Broker Agent Social. Within the first 100 hours after launch they exploded to 2,000 members - adding a new member every few minutes. Broker Agent Social enters an already crowded field dominated by ActiveRain of course as well as other large online communities such as RealTown, Zillow Community, Inman Community and RealSeekr. It isn't that there's not room for one more as I actually suspect we will see another dozen (3 comments)
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Via The Team at EXIT Realty: There are those who make things happen, those who watch what is about to happen and the rest who wonder what happened. Some people instinctively know what to do next in order to progress and succeed, and yet the high majority has to be shown the way. The former are the leaders and the latter are the followers. Which one are you? If timing is everything and being prepared is paramount, is now the right time for you to be readying yourself for an upward turn in the market? Let's explore the patterns of the real (1 comments)
Via Susan Harrison: In times of uncertainty, you must turn to the one thing you can truly count on; yourself. You chose a career in real estate, in part, to be an independent business person, so take a deep breath, roll up your sleeves and get to work investing in that business. The key asset of the business is you. An asset, by definition, is a useful and desirable thing or quality. Are you useful now and making yourself more useful all the time? Are you attending every teaching, training and coaching opportunity that comes your (1 comments)
Greetings, Getting listings SOLD in this marketplace has become a listing agents nightmare. Gone are the days where sell-through ratios meant very little. We would like to offer a solution to any local agent who is about to expire or cancel a challenging listing in the near future. By simply referring your seller to us at the end of your contract period, we will honor a 26% referral upon closing their deal and your seller doesn't have to know. Immediately after making that referral, we always promote your marketing efforts to your current client. Our goal is to make them feel the marketplace, terms (13 comments)
Via The Team at EXIT Realty: Challenging times call for creativity and innovation to attract buyers and get those listings sold! Find out how, in just a few minutes a week, you can easily ramp up your electronic marketing efforts and wow your buyers and sellers. EXIT real estate agents, brokers and franchisees are invited to join us for an hour-long webinar on Friday, November 21st at 1:00 p.m. ET, co-hosted by Susan Harrison, EXIT Realty Corp. International's Sr. VP Web Development, Tom Emmendorfer, Co-Founder of the company behind EXIT e-Listings and Frank D'Angelo, Franchisee of EXIT Realty Executives in MN, during which (4 comments)
The main criteria behind the Exit philosophy is that the agents are the assets of the corporation. They generate all the front line money that pays all the bills and creates all future profits. With this perspective, everything is designed to enhance individual performance through effective goal setting, self-image reinforcement, knowledge and strategy enhancement, as well as empathy based psychological support. "Each person throughout this organization is of high value," says (1 comments)
Via PATTI ANN KASPER, Lino Lakes & North Metro Twin Cities Real Estate Expert: Coon Rapids is located in south central Anoka County. It is a mature suburb that has been recognized as THE most affordable place to live in the Twin Cities by local TV and new entities. Money Magazine lists it as as one of the best places to retire in 2006.The city borders the Mississippi River on the south. Coon Rapids has many parks, a growing new retail area (Riverdale area), and much of the city is covered with mature trees. It is home to the Anoka Ramsey Community College and its hospitals and schools are the city's (1 comments)
Via Patti Ann Kasper, Lino Lakes & North Metro Twin Cities Real Estate Expert: Luxurious Private Retreat and Hobby / Horse Farmin Buffalo, MN 55313! Luxurious Private Retreat in Buffalo MN. This breath-taking Custom Log Home rests on nearly 15 acres and has 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, indoor hot-tub, 3 fireplaces, sauna, in-ground heated pool, large deck, a huge 700 sq ft private master suite, separate tub & shower, great room, loft, balcony, exercise room, hardwood floors, in-ground sprinklers, kitchen window, natural woodwork, patio, porch, security system, skylights, tiled floors, vaulted ceilings, main floor laundry, walkout basement, and insulated 2 car garage. Outside, there is a covered (0 comments)
Via Alan Dirks: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (Grassroots Newswire) October 24, 2008 -- Local REALTOR and Owner of EXIT Realty Executives in Blaine, Frank D'Angelo was invited to speak at an International Real Estate Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, hosted by EXIT Realty Corp. International on October 17, 2008. Over 1,700 real estate professional attended this year's convention making it another successful event for EXIT Realty. Mr. D'Angelo was hand picked by EXIT CEO Steve Morris to address those in attendance on how technology and internet optimization greatly impacts how properties are sold. "It is a huge honor to be picked as (0 comments)
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