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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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You are sitting there on yet another Thursday evening reading a tutorial on how to build your Twitter followers. Or maybe this time it is an article about how to get your YouTube videos to post on your blog. It could be a Facebook page or a LinkedIn post... And you are thinking to yourself, “Why does this all have to be so difficult? Why can’t I just get back to real estate?”
As a busy real estate professional, with luxury properties and high-end clients, you need an online presence that matches your level of service. You know that you can’t sell ‘Beverly Hills’ with a ‘10th street’ style website but you simply don’t have the time to get your internet presence together. You don’t even have time to figure out that first step and it seems that every day there’s another social network… another application… another way of marketing on the internet and you just don’t have the time to keep up with it all.
You can spend all the time in the world learning how to market yourself online with social networks, social media, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google search engine results etc. etc. or you can hire a professional to do it for you. It all comes down to time or money. Whichever you choose to invest; invest yours wisely.
Optimization and automation of your social networks significantly helps improve your ranking on Google (and other search engines) by feeding consistent and relevant content across these powerful social networks.
Consistent and relevant content ATTRACTS consistent relevant visitors. That is what is important here. You are not going to get consistent relevant visitors with some plugin for WordPress or a magic ‘doo-hickey’ for $19.95. The only way to optimize and automate your online presence is to spend the time or money to get it set up right in the first place. If you have the time to do it… then great. Learn about it, read blogs, watch tutorials and spend the time getting your social presence set up once and for all.
In fact, I will tell you exactly how I do it in social max boot camp… no charge...
(if you sell luxury real estate or are an elite agent/broker, request an analysis, mention that you saw this on AR and I will send you a free copy… $147 value)
BUT wait… you didn’t ask, “How much time?”
Without going too much into detail (because I am telling you this to make an important and dramatic point) it takes me about one full month to setup a new real estate client with a website, blog, Facebook page, twitter account, YouTube channel, LinkedIn account, and then automate the entire process of social networking. That is without reading tutorials, without watching videos and without fumbling through unfamiliar processes. That time is spent by someone who knows exactly what they are doing, has done it over and over, knows how to optimize the content for search engines, knows how to use anchor text linking, understands how the social networks work together and just does it.
If it takes me a month, how much time would it take you?
Answer: How much time do you have?
Really. I am not saying that to be funny either. Think about that. Or look at it this way. Why do homeowners hire you to sell a home and pay thousands to brokers and agents in the process? Is it… because they got ‘suckered’ into it… or… is it because YOU know what you are doing? They are paying for expertise. They are paying for peace of mind. They are paying YOU to save time. Who really wants to sell their own house? People do it all the time because they want to save money.
Am I right?
And then when do they call you? They call you when they realize it’s costing them time… they are getting frustrated… and as a result it is costing them more time and more money in the long run. They just want to sell their home and get back to their career, get back to their life, and save some money in the process.
So, I will ask again. How much time do you have? Do you really want to spend your time trying to become an internet marketing consultant or do you want to get back to real estate?
If you chose, or are even considering the latter, I urge you to request an analysis and at least find out where your marketing could be. Find out what ‘it is’ that could launch your internet presence and draw more internet leads: Qualified, relevant, and consistent leads.
Within a few days of requesting your analysis, you will receive your 20+ page analysis and proposal with pricing. Within the proposal will be a selection of packages from which you can choose. Each package is designed to put your internet and network marketing on auto-pilot and each includes custom personal branding which is based on your current marketing brand and image.
Logos, images and styles will be imported from your current website design or completely re-vamped depending on your package. Your blog, Facebook business page, Twitter background and YouTube channel will all be customized with your branding. Blog feeds are imported into your blog from sources such as the Wall Street Journal, National Association of Realtors and local feeds from media sources in your geographical area. Your blog is then automated with Facebook and Twitter. Your YouTube channel is customized and also fed into your blog for automated updating of your blog when videos are uploaded to YouTube.
Depending on the Package You Select, Your Strategic Internet Marketing Package May Include:
•Custom Facebook Business Page (NO Templates)
•Custom Social Network Integrated Blog (Domain name & hosting available)
•Automated Blog Posts
•Automated Wall Posts
•Blog / Facebook / Twitter Integration
Once I begin on your agent or broker project, I work in the background to increase your website traffic, conversions and get you more leads. You look like a super tech-savvy agent on the internet and the process is completely hands-off. You sell real luxury estate; I get you leads on the internet.
There are never going to be those long drawn out explanations that make your head roar when I talk. We communicate 99.9% by email so that we both can glance back at where we are in the project. I explain everything in easy to understand English and if there is ever anything you do not understand, then just ask.
There are 4 steps to getting results as soon as next month:
•supply your image, logo and other required marketing materials and/or broker guidelines
•I get to work on your website, blog, social networks and internet presence
Then, you can get back to luxury real estate, stop wasting your time ‘learning’ social networking and rely on my expertise.
I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Strategic Internet Marketing Consultant
Note: yes, this was posted on ActiveRain as an advertisement ;)
Cheryl Waller | Strategic Internet Marketing Consultant Cheryl Waller is an experienced SEO, SEM and SMM consultant. She has authored several Internet and direct marketing manuals for small businesses and real estate agents around the world. She is a contributing author to several websites and offers advice on dominating Google search results.
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.