How To Create A URL From a Photo or Flyer

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Real Estate Agent with Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd IA100052670

How to create a URL from a photo or flyer.

Have you ever wanted a URL to link back to on a flyer or photo for a specific property on Twitter, linkedin, google+ or facebook?  

  • A different link than your website or MLS?  
  • A unique URL which gives the consumer the information they need to know to connect with you directly? 

It's easy on Flickr.

This is a flyer for a lot my daughter has listed with Mimi Lundy of RE/MAX Prestige Properties in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.  

My daughter NEEDS to get this "Dirt In The Desert" sold quickly so we decided to help the agent on the very low priced listing by creating pins that can be tweeted and photos that can be shared showing just how beautiful this "diamond in the desert" is.   Do you know someone wanting to retire in the warm weather, close to the Lake Havasu and the Colorado River? 

The lot originally sold for $29,000 and is now listed at $14,950 or bring your best offer for a quick sale!  

Once the link to the flyer is created on FLICKR you can customize the URL if you like on bitly.com with the property address. 

Flicker link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carrariley/9138966150/

Bitly.com link with the memorable URL address:   http://bit.ly/Lot112PV  

The seller can remember the URL to share and so can you!  

                       Lot 112 Yucca Arizona

 

Steps to creating a URL from a photo or flyer on Flickr 

1. Create a username and password on Flickr   

     Keep the name with your business brand in mine if you are going to be using flickr to be a marketing

     tool for your properties.

2. Upload a profile photo and add all your contact information on your profile page. 

     This is a very important page to fill out completely with all the information you might included on your activerain

     profile or google+ about page.

     The photos you post all come back to this flickr account so this is like another website for people to find out

     about you and how to connect to you.

     You can check mine out as an example:  Carra Riley

3. Take a screen shot of your flyer or upload a photo. 

4. Go to upload

    Click upload from the computer to click and drag the photo or flyer to the upload page 

5.  Fill in the description and add tags

    The description box is where you can really fill in the consumer with all the details of the property and more

    ways to connect with you.  

    Fill in your contact information as well and once done click the upload button to the right and you will have

    immediate access to a specific URL. 

6.  Obtain the URL and create a custom URL at bit.ly if you want one with the property address. 

    Flickr URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carrariley/9138966150/

    Bit.ly URL: http://bit.ly/Lot112PV  Lot 112 was taken on bit.ly PV for Pioneer Valley was added to the end.  

    NOTE:  The bit.ly link cannot be used as the link on Pinterest.  Must use the flickr link!  

7.  Now you have a URL to add to Pins, Tweets, post on facebook, google+ and linked in.  

See how nice this pin looks on Pinterest.  Click the link then click the photo and you will see hot it connects to the flyer and the flyer to the profile so the consumer can connect to you!   I shared this on my Real estate around the world board.  Do you have a board like that on Pinterest to share your friends listings?  

                                                             Lot 112 on Pinterest 

One more tip on Flickr.  Upload all the photos you have on a property and create a SET where you can also have a URL or an embed code to a slide show that you can share with the consumer on a specific property.  

This is the URL for the link to the property slide show.  Every photo has contact information and the description includes the specifics of the property for sale.  A screen shot of the flyer and the MLS information is included in this slide show.  

Flickr has connections with Tumbler, facebook, twitter, wordpress, blogger, live journal and facebook so you can connect directly from the site once you have created a set. 

You can also create sets with community photos that can be included in planned communities, or neighborhoods with parks and shopping.  The sets you create with your neighborhood photos can be used over and over again if you specialize in a specific area.  Galleries are also an option to create some diversity with your area photos!  

The seller will really love your marketing skills when you tell them about what you can do with your flickr account! 

 

Topic:
Real Estate Best Practices
Location:
Arizona Mohave County Yucca
Groups:
Arizona Real Estate
Arizona Real Estate Connection
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Tags:
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Rainmaker
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
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I learn something new here at AR.  Thanks for tip.  I am at Flickr but have never done this.

Jun 27, 2013 02:18 AM #30
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Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330 - Enterprise, AL
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Interesting info. I haven't messed with Flikr yet. Looks like time to give it a try.

Jun 27, 2013 02:45 AM #31
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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Thanks for this. I have a Flikr account but it felt too complicated to navigate myself!

Jun 27, 2013 03:32 AM #32
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Carra Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO

@Grazielle ~ so happy to have helped.  I try to make things easy and useful!  Look forward to seeing your links!

@Bill ~  Am delighted you will be able to use this tip!

@Andrew ~  I love to create sets about area information which was at the bottom of the post.. once you create a master set it can be used with any listing in the same area... very cool tool!  Thanks for sharing.

@Marilyn ~  So glad you find it helpful!  it will be nice to just have a link to a flyer they can open from the e-mail.

@jeff  ~ So happy to strike a new idea with someone as seasoned and experienced it's a very cool way to connect with photos and that is what is talking to people today!  Cool photos! We should do a hanogout on air one day.. give me call and le'ts make a plan!  If you are not to busy... tee hee

@Leslie you are right... great idea to list the photos to your own website... there are about a thousand other things you can do from flickr but we will keep that for another day!

@Jennifer ~  There is no way we can all keep track of the cool things all the different sites do.. so just sharing one basic at a time seems to be a good way to go.  Thanks for your kind comment! 

@Trisha ~ I understand what you are saying.. and here is one tip on those uploads.. take a screen shot of your flyer and upload that first so you get a FULL photo and not the auto populate tiny photo then add the link.. people will be more interested in finding out more with the FULL photo! 

@Lanre ~  So happy to show you a new tip on how to use flickr... they have changed a lot of how it is set up but seems to look nicer now!  Good luck! 

 

 

 

Jun 27, 2013 09:37 AM #33
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Carra Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO

@Laura ~  So happy to share.. and i really like Bit.ly because you can customize the link.. you can also track how many people opened the link on bit.ly.. another fun idea when doing a mailling to see how many people actually LOOKEd at the link! 

@Roger ~  I know.. seems like it is never ending.. but this cool tool will really make your marketing easier.. design 1 flyer and link all your posts to that url. 

@Tom Bailey ~  Happy to be of help! 

@Joan Whitebook ~  So hpapy you find it easy to understand... I think NOT like a geek.. so try to make it as userfiendly as possible! 

@Prayful~ Wonderful you learned 2 things.. and #3 you can see how many people actually open your customized bit.ly link on their website... even better tracking of your work.  No... can't use a bit.ly link on Pinterest they think it is SPAM 

@Ralph ~  Tried to make it easy one step at a time!  Thank you for your kind comment!

@Michelle ~ hope you can use it.. I will look up that post.. sounds great! 

@Sarah and Les ~  I think you will love FLICKR as you can create an about or profile page that has all your information and it is a softer sell.. connecting on a photgraphy site!  

@John M ~  Hope it works out for you!  Thanks for stopping by! 

@Brad MacKenzi ~  you are most welcome and I hope you can use it!

 

Jun 27, 2013 09:44 AM #34
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Carra Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO

@Ron A ~  You are most welcome.. seems like we are learnig so many new things each day! 

@Jana ~ This is perfect in the mortagae world... a link to a flyer on how to finance a specific house! 

@Gene R ~ So cool to know you are already at Flickr and now you have a new tool!  Be sure to make your profile reflect all your real estate contacts! 

@Travis ~  Just looking at your fun profile pic you are going to love flickr to post cool photos!  Have fun! 

@Nina ~  It's easy if you just follow those steps.. make sure your profile page has all your contact information and some good marketing sentences of why people should connect with you!  Have FUN!  

Jun 27, 2013 09:48 AM #35
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Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
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Hi Carra, that is very clever.  Thanks for sharing!

Jun 27, 2013 11:08 PM #36
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Carra- this is what a Realtor needs to make them stand out as the Listing Pro!  I can see I haven't used Flickr the way I should.  Many thanks. 

Jun 28, 2013 08:15 AM #37
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Kathy Streib
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Jun 29, 2013 09:46 AM #38
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Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA
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Carra, Excellent info to know. Thank you so much.

Jun 29, 2013 09:56 PM #39
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Carra,

I came over from Kathy's post this morning and she is right..your post is an "Ah-ha Moment." Thanks for the tip I have it book marked.

Jun 29, 2013 10:49 PM #40
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

What a great blog post/information!  Thanks for sharing and have a great rest of the weekend

Jun 29, 2013 11:11 PM #41
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Bill and MaryAnn Wagner
Wagner Real Estate Group - Ocean City, NJ
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Carra, Thanks for the detailed, step-by-step instructions!
Jun 29, 2013 11:21 PM #42
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Carra Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO

@Kathy Streib ~  It is always an honor to be selected to part of your weekly Learn post!  I am delighted when a post can help people become better at their profession.  Thank you so much and I hope you are having a great weekend... did 15 hours of photo shooting on Saturday for the Google+ 2 Year Anniversary Photo walk.. and am totally exhausted!  Your comment helped me get back up to keep going again today!  Kathy we all sincerely appreciate you too!  

 

Jun 30, 2013 12:20 AM #43
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Carra Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO

@Bob M  thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you can use the tip!  

@Bobbie Smith happy to help and thank you for stopping by! 

@Dorie ~  Great to see you and so honored that Kathy would feature the post in her weekly learning share!  Glad to help and I am hoping you will be able to use the informaiton!  

@Kristin ~  Thank you for your kind comment and hope you have beautiful Sunday! 

@Bill W ~  Glad you liked the "how to" I try to make it easy so people can take advantage of the tool!  Thank you for the comment.  

Jun 30, 2013 12:23 AM #44
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Carra, thanks to Kathy, I'm getting quite the education today.  Sounds easy enogh too, thank you!

Jun 30, 2013 08:46 AM #45
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Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
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Carrie, I hope you will soon be posting about the successful sale of this desert land property.

Jun 30, 2013 10:05 AM #46
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
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This is great tip and a great tutorial.  Thanks for taking the time to give us a roadmap to creating a url.

Jun 30, 2013 12:47 PM #47
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Carra Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO

Kevin ~  I am so grateful to Kathy for sharing such valuable information every week!  She is such an incredible community member!  Glad you are going to be able to use the information! 

Michelle ~  Me too That would be wonderful.. I told my daughter the post was featured with her land and she said "mom did anyone care about the land?"  Now I can tell her that you do!  

Joan ~  So happy you foun dit and can use the informaiton!  I love it when that happens! 

Jun 30, 2013 02:15 PM #48
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Troy Erickson
Diverse Solutions Realty www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Gotta bookmark this for now, but this sounds like some useful information. It always good to get your photos of listings out there to as many people, sites, etc. as possible, and this looks like it could really help.

Aug 21, 2013 06:06 AM #49
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