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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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Use “Gadgets” to Make Your Website More Competitive - 06/30/08 11:54 AM
Five years ago just having a website at all was a way to differentiate yourself from other real estate agents or brokers. But now, everybody has a website. The fact that you also have one no longer does anything to set you apart from the crowd. When the prospective buyer or seller begins browsing through the dozens of realty websites in your area, how do you get their attention? How do you make them "stick" to your site instead of continuing their search through the long list of Realtors that resulted from their Google search? One answer is to use "gadgets" (6 comments)
RealtySoft.com adds 5 new MLS associations to its FreeIDX service - 06/24/08 11:16 AM
RealtySoft.com adds 5 new MLS associations to its FreeIDX serviceRealtySoft now offers FreeIDX service for Sandicor, MRMLS, RealTracs, TREB, GRAR and HAR June 19, 2008 -- RealtySoft.com has today announced the integration of RealtySoft IDX with 6 new MLS Associations across North America. Listing data from the following associations is now available through RealtySoft's Free IDX program: Real Estate Board Name Listing Area Covered -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sandicor San Diego Area MRMLS Los Angeles and Orange County RealTracs Central Tennessee GRAR Grand Rapids Western Michigan HAR Houston Area Data from the above (0 comments)
On you website: Broadcast Your Benefits With Your Brand! - 06/24/08 11:09 AM
Adding a 'benefit' to your name can make a big difference! There's a tendency in the real estate world to focus too much on the individual. It's very common to see a realtor's photograph and name plastered on bus benches, newspapers, and on websites. It's not so common to see the photograph or name associated with clear benefits. It's true that, often, the photo and name of the realtor is the brand mark for their business. But a brand means nothing if it is not associated with a benefit. Example: Pepsi is a brand mark, the benefit is 'cool refreshing beverage'. (1 comments)
Six ways to make sure you can take your place on the Internet! - 06/18/08 10:51 AM
On the Internet, the real estate agent with the best tools, rules! To be successful in today's market, the real estate professional has to do a lot more than they did previously. Today's market is fast-moving and it's electronic. Either take your place or find a way to be content sitting on the sidelines watching the market pass you by. If you want to take your place, there are few essentials that you must do. These include the following: #1. Start with a website. 78% of new home buyers start their search on the web. If you're not there, you're already (6 comments)
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