Real Estate Sales and Marketing

Do the old-school real estate marketing methods still work? Is a postcard campaign worth the money? How about cold calling or buying real estate leads?

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Trending blogs on Real Estate Sales and Marketing

By Nadine Larder, Real Estate Marketing Expert and CEO/Founder of Pr
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Many times, an open house is something a Realtor® dreads. Will anyone come? Will they be interested in anything more than the snacks? Will you end up with a ton of random snacks left over? Will anyone remember your specific property given the other open houses also going on?Unfortunately, most Re...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(, covering California & most other states)
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Can I build a garage with the 203k program?Maybe - Yes, you can if there is no other garage on the site. If you do have a garage on site, then the new garage may be considered a luxury item and thus not be allowed. If you have a home that just needs a garage to be complete, build one with the FHA...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Do You Take the Road Less Traveled, or are you getting caught in Rush Hour Traffic? In the Real Estate Industry, there is a lot of competition among Brokerages and the Agents themselves. Using my former field of Art and Painting as an example, I was taught by a teacher that had his own style. I e...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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 Builders and developers are continually searching for land.  The Buliung Todaro Team of RE/MAX Executive Realty focus daily on securing a variety of parcels of land.  We have more land than we have builders.New construction is in demand, and The Buliung Todaro Team members are well versed in the...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Facebook MarketingMy inbox was full this week with questions about the best way to use Facebook to capture business. I provided input where I could and hope those who had the inquiries follow through and see results. It really is great that so many are starting to take their social media presence...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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The Buliung Todaro Team has land! Are you looking for a certain size parcel? Are you thinking of a certain concept of home to build? Are you interested in going through approvals on undeveloped land? Are you a developer and thinking about just developing the infrastructure and selling lots? Maybe...
By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
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Old Foxcroft HomesAn up to date look at Old Foxcroft homes for sale and Old Foxcroft neighborhood information.  Old Foxcroft  is located in South Charlotte near Runnymede and Sharon Road. Old Foxcroft homes are old, new and inbetween, sitting pretty on fabulous lots that come into full bloom each...
By Elaine Carlson
(Remax Palos Verdes Realty)
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 Palos Verdes homes sales in the Crest neighborhood for the first half of 2015 increased to 16 single family homes sold in 2015 compared to 11 in 2014.  Price per square foot for Crest houses that sold in the first half of 2015 increased to $518 from $487 in 2014, a 6.5% increase.  Average sales ...
By Randy Mitchelson, APR, Internet Marketing Expert, Author, Activist
( and Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
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Lead Generation Tips from a Serial NetworkerPresented by PLAN! - Professional Leadership Academy NetworkDecember 1, 2015 Generating enough quality leads for your sales pipeline requires knowledge of both online and offline strategies. If you haven’t met Steve Bray, Sales and Marketing Manager, Dr...
By Nadine Larder, Real Estate Marketing Expert and CEO/Founder of Pr
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Have you ever seen a business card that makes you cringe? I certainly have. From ridiculous head shots to bland black-and-white business cards, there are a lot of ways to make a bad impression.It’s really unfortunate, too, because business cards – done right – can make a tremendous impact. When y...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Are you using PINTEREST for your business?If not, here is a great post that will help you start using PINTEREST in your business, thanks to Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl for the original post. Pinterest is a fantastic marketing tool. It has more than 12 million users in the United States, 28% of whic...
By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
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Sharon Hills HomesAn up to date look at Sharon Hills homes for sale and Sharon Hills neighborhood information. Sharon Hills  is located near the Harris Y in Southpark. The Sharon Hills community offers an eclectic mix of housing, including, new and old, tudors, ranches and stately colonials! The ...
By Erica Simpson,
(Erica Homes, LLC)
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“To be successful in real estate, you must always and consistently put your client best interests first. When you do,your personal needs will be realized beyond your greatest expectations”. 
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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Another Ridge Long Island 55+ Condo was SOLD At Leisure Village, courtesy of Lawrence "Larry" And Sheila Agranoff, Real Estate Associate Broker and RE Salesperson. This was a 2 bedroom 1 bath Oakmont Floor Plan Sold at Leisure Village. The buyer liked that it had an attached garage and that it wa...
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Pacific Realty)
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On November 22, 2015, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that pending home sales Index (PHSI) gained 2.5% to 113.4 in October of 2015 from 110.7 in September of 2015, and rose 13.9% from Index of 99.5 in October of 2014 on an annual basis based on signed contracts.Non distressed ...
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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The Shaker Heights Development Corporation had a meeting on Thursday 11/19/15 at 7:30 AM. There was a medium level of activity on the Shaker Heights area real estate market this week. 6 single family homes, 1 two family home and 1 three family home were listed foe sale. 1 single family home was l...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Motivational Monday: Push through that discomfort zone! Ever feel like throwing your hands up in surrender when everything goes sideways? The pressure mounting minute-to-minute, hour-by-hour when you're diligently working toward critical deadlines? When giving up seems like the only viable option...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Advertisement we notice driving on Lincoln Blvd in Venice, CA. Well as I was driving along I notice this great Sidewalk Advertisement and needed to share with my friends who are patrons of the Arts.... Needless to say this inspired to post one of our Artwork... well I will post that later. In the...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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Did you know that 46 percent of working Americans say their job demands interfere with their family life "sometimes or often”? REALTORS® know firsthand the difficulty of maintaining a healthy work/life balance. With technology like smartphones, teleconferencing, mobile access to email, websites a...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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