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This article was originally published on the Home Value Leads blog.Have you been at a loss lately with your Facebook ads for your real estate business? You're not alone. Many real estate agents test their ads time and time again, but targeting can get stale. Have you tried targeting your ads with...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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Business Advice From A Toothache I broke a tooth last weekend. Ouch! It was almost worth it because it was on a fantastic Chicken Fried Steak breakfast....but one of the poached eggs on top had a little piece of shell....oops.The tooth didn't hurt as long as I chewed on the other side of my mouth...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
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A large part of the formula for a successful real estate career is identifying a need in the market and finding a way to fill it.  Whether you do that by developing a niche for "two story homes with pools on over 6 acres in the most fantastic school district ever" or creating a marketing plan tha...
By Deborah Laemmerhirt, CT, Ridgefield,Wilton,Greenwich,NewCanaan, Brookfield,Newtown,Roxbury,Bridgewater,Washington,Sherman, Luxury Homes,WaterFront,Equestrian,NewConstruction
(Keller Williams Luxury Homes International)
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How to Make House Hunting More Fun for Children It is important to involve children in the search for Candlewood Lake waterfront homes for sale as much as possible. Doing so will help them feel excited about finding a new home or vacation destination and lessen the stress for both you and the kid...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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You've got a territory – or you've been working on developing a territory – but now there's another agent or two moving in on you. They're marketing to "your" homeowners.What should you do? The first impulse might be to "go political" and tear down the competition – but that might not be wise.Yea...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Communication is the key.Do we convey to our clients what we REALLY mean?Do you start with 'I wanted to....' with your clients?Let's hear what Marte Cliff has to say, in this re-blog.  What is wrong with this introduction? Do the marketing and comprehension errors in this introduction jump out at...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Although this is a post from 2011, Lou Ludwig has a great message. (And it has nothing to do with buyers....lol!)"When we are facing a challenging decision nothing productive gets done until we get off the fence. "    Motivational Power Quote   Get Off The Fence "It doesn't matter which side of t...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 What Print Marketing Are You Doing ?  A question asked by  Jeff Dowler CRS, this week, has gotten several dozen comments.  Being a solo broker, all my properties are advertised every week in print media. Here is what this week's ad looks like.   Not only does this page have my active listings, i...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689, "Sold with Bob"
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX )
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Benbrook Ranch North of Austin TX in LeanderBenbrook Ranch a Leander TX Neighborhood in 78641 is located North of FM-2243 off Bagdad Rd on the  northwest boundaries of Williamson County.Benbrook community consist of new construction and resale homes ranging in price from the low $170,000 to $200,...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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   What makes a Real Estate Agent Good?  Is it because you know how to price a home? Your sellers and buyers have trust in you? You explain the advantages of staging a home? You know how to work a camera? You know how to write a pretty description on your MLS? You're pleasant to other agents so t...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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Conveniently located in Suffolk County Long Island, The Greens at Half Hollow in Melville New York 11747 is a fine example of a 55 and Over Active Adult Community on Long Island’s North Shore. The Greens in Melville can be reached by The Long Island Expressway Exit 50 or The Northern State Parkw...
By Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663
(Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution)
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Chagrin Falls Village Council had a first meeting for the month on Monday 02/04/16 at 6:00 PM. Village of Chagrin Falls Shade Tree Commission had a meeting on Thursday 01/07/16 at 8:30 AM. There was a medium level of activity on the Chagrin Falls area real estate market this week. 10 single famil...
By Michael Layton, Michael Layton 7604085300
(Big Block Realty)
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I never wanted to……….Break my arm, have a tooth pulled or skydive.  That is my short list of “things I never want to do” We all have a short list I am sure.  As a Realtor I never figured getting a listing would be on that list.There is always a feeling of euphoria when you get a listing. It is in...
By Beach .Network™, Digital Marketing Solutions For Real Estate Pros
(Beach .Network™)
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The Benefits of Digital Marketing are Enormous - Build Your Online Presence- Expand Your Digital Footprint- Generate Leads from Your WebsiteTo be effective, your Gulf Shores real estate website must be disseminated; just like your business card...it only works when it's distributed, content syndi...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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What is wrong with this introduction?Do the marketing and comprehension errors in this introduction jump out at you like they did at me?"As a loyal reader of my emails... I wanted to personally invite you to…"" As a loyal reader of my emails... I …" This must mean that she faithfully reads all of...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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 Want to know more about The Vineyards At Miller Place?  The Vineyards is a 55 and over active adult community in Suffolk County on Long Island's North Shore.Larry and Sheila are Realtors who have been asked about this community by potential clients who want to know more about it.  Opened in 2005...
By Marty Snyder, SFR, Ohio Homes for Sale
(OwnerLand Realty)
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First and foremost.    If a buyer is not paying cash to purchase a home, they need to speak with a lender and obtain a pre-approval for a mortgage letter before doing anything else.  We would be happy to help you find a lender that’s best fitted for your situation.  A mortgage pre-approval is a ...
By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(Sterling Fine Properties)
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This is may be the most important video you ever watch..You can learn great marketing, sales, or strategies along the way but..You need this more than all of the above..Click on the link or photo to get inspired.. Video - The Most Important WordFree Access to Over 70+ Luxury Home Sales & Real Est...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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We market for business and there should always be a thought as to how effective that marketing is doing.  Getting calls from prospective clients is what we strive for.  We do our blast emails with newsletter, market our properties and do be effective we should always ask that question.Referrals f...
By Lance Owens (RS), LUVA llc. Luxury Real Estate, Homes, Condos, Land
(LUVA Real Estate )
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Most of you have known about Zillow's acquisition of Postlets 5 years ago, this is not what we are here to talk about today(that was actually a good thing) What I am here to discuss with you, is what Zillow is doing with your  leads generated by Postlets, more so the QR code generator within Post...