blogging for real estate agents: Blogging Success Tips from a Real Estate Pro - 07/25/16 12:29 AM
We talk about the value of real estate blogging quite often in our posts. Recently, Nancy Tallmen at Summit Sotheby's International Realty had a great blogging article published in Inman News. We're going to share a few highlights here, along with our own tips. We encourage you to read the complete article for more of Nancy's experience!
1. Consistent blogging builds name and brand recognition online. It also establishes you as an authorative voice in your local market.
2. Including a blog on your website, and posting consistently, boosts the SEO ranking of your site. This is because Google assigns value to recent … (3 comments)

blogging for real estate agents: 3 Big Benefits of a Real Estate Blog - 05/01/16 06:43 PM
Real estate agents with an active blog have marketing advantages over those who do not! And while we’ve discussed the benefits of real estate blogs before, we found some great tips on that cut right to the bottom line. Here they are, along with our own tips and insights!
1. Information attracts visitors. The more content you have on your website, the more valuable visitors will find it. A good real estate blog keeps your website content fresh, engaging and current, drawing new visitors and encouraging repeat visits. Tip: include a lead capture form and calls-to-action in your blog!
2. … (3 comments)

blogging for real estate agents: Content Marketing Strategies for Real Estate - 01/25/16 08:52 AM
Content marketing for real estate is something we’ve talked about in prior posts, and it’s important enough that we’re bringing it up again! Today we’re sharing new content marketing tips from Entrepreneur magazine, with more insights of our own!
First, a quick refresher: the purpose of content marketing is to attract and build an audience for your brand. You can accomplish this by creating and posting valuable content on your website, blog and social media pages. The goal: to reach, engage, and convert.
The challenge is, the lifespan of most content is fairly short. Content on Twitter circulates for an average … (1 comments)

blogging for real estate agents: 5 Compelling Reasons to Have Your Own Real Estate Blog! - 06/08/15 06:03 PM
If you thought that having a Facebook page and a static website was sufficient for your real estate business, guess again! Today we're sharing 5 compelling reasons why you should have a blog on your real estate website!
Check out these powerful web statistics from E-consultancy, sourced from Hubspot and IgniteSpot:
1. Websites with blogs have 434% more search-indexed pages, and 97% more indexed links, than static websites.
2. Marketers who use blogs on their websites enjoy 67% more leads than those who do not use blogs.
3. Marketers who prioritize blogging in their online efforts are 13 times more likely to see positive ROI.
4. Company … (0 comments)

blogging for real estate agents: How To Make Your Website More Social - 09/13/12 06:37 AM

When you first think of social media, what comes to mind?  Your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and a myriad of other accounts come to the forefront.  You are well aware of the need for engagement and consistent interaction on these sites.  Which is great!  All of your social media platforms deserve your attention as clients and potential clients oftentimes find it easiest to interact with you through these mediums.
But have you considered your website as a means of social media interaction?
Oftentimes, people focus on how their website looks at first glance and work hard to make sure … (0 comments)

blogging for real estate agents: Create More Time in Your Day! - 05/24/12 04:29 AM

Do you ever feel as though you get lost in your daily tasks and before you know it, the day is over?  Do you ever wish for just a few more hours to get stuff done?  It’s something most of us struggle with as we succumb to the tyranny of the urgent or the desire to do everything at once.
So how can you break this vicious cycle and gain back that precious time each day?  Training yourself to remain organized and focused on your goals is key!  Chris Brogan, president of Human Business Works which is a small … (2 comments)

blogging for real estate agents: Rejuvenate Your Blogging Strategy! - 03/22/12 05:13 AM

As a blogger, I find it’s always good to be reminded of the reason behind blogging for real estate agents and theimportance of a good blogging strategy.  If you’ve entered the blogging realm, chances are you’ve found a good rhythm of blogging that works for you.  Or maybe you’ve realized that blogging is not your forte and, because of the weekly battle of blogging, you’ve let it go to the wayside.  
No matter what your relationship is with your real estate blog; I thought I’d give a quick pep talk that will hopefully rejuvenate your blogging this spring … (2 comments)

blogging for real estate agents: Have You Mastered the Blogging Basics? - 01/18/12 09:20 AM
Search-engine optimization. Who knew that these three little words could become so important to successful online marketing? Many real estate agents spend several hours obsessing over how they can give themselves the most SEO possible so that they can achieve the ultimate dream: landing on page 1 of Google. As real estate virtual assistants, we completely understand the importance of having a strong, SEO-friendly online presence. After all, several of our clients come to us because they have found us on Google, but our secret wasn’t hiring an expensive SEO company or having search engine superpowers. Our secret can be summed … (2 comments)

blogging for real estate agents: A Fresh Look for Blogger - 09/01/11 09:10 AM

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a huge fan of change when it comes to things I’ve grown accustomed to.  Whether it’s the one hundredth update to Facebook in the year or one of my favorite restaurant changes up the menu; those types of adjustments can be frustrating.  You get to really know a product or a process of using certain tools, and suddenly you feel like you have to relearn it all.  And, in our day and age, it seems that things are constantly changing, especially when it comes to technology.
But, we all know that change … (7 comments)

blogging for real estate agents: How To Turn Your Blog into A Real Estate Hub! - 04/14/11 08:30 AM
Hub: [huhb] noun- a center around which other things revolve or from which they radiate; a focus of activity, authority, commerce, etc...  —Synonyms: core, pivot, heartDoes this describe your blog?  It should!  A great real estate blog can act as the center of your business- it’s heart and core- if you let it!  Now, many of you may be thinking, “wait a minute... I thought my website was the most important thing.”  It is.  Without a strong website that offers valuable information, your real estate listings, what you’re about and calls to action, your real estate business will quickly fade in … (5 comments)

blogging for real estate agents: 4 Ideas to Unblock Bloggers Block! - 01/27/11 08:41 AM
So you’ve committed to blogging consistently in the new year and, so far, so good!  Whether you’ve had your blog for a while or are just starting out, you may have started to notice one of the hardest parts of real estate blogging: finding a topic.  We all know there are endless topics in real estate, but sometimes you just don’t feel like talking about the steps in buying a house, the latest social media news or what updates to make in order to sell a home.  Whether your blog is geared toward other agents or potential clients; you want to … (6 comments)

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blogging for real estate agents: Blogging Beyond the SEO - 12/07/10 10:29 AM
We get it and we’re right there with you! SEO is a big deal and something that we’re constantly working at enhancing for our clients.  We get excited when we hear the success stories of our clients who use us for their real estate blogging and get to page #1 in the search engines.  We know it takes dedication, consistency and good content to get to that level!But, what if we looked at blogging from a different angle?  What if we saw blogging beyond the SEO?  In today’s marketing culture, with the many real estate blogs out there; the way to … (9 comments)

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blogging for real estate agents: Blogging Weekly or Weakly Blogging? - 10/27/10 04:09 AM
The good news:  Real Estate agents are catching on to the need for having a real estate blog.  We see more and more agents popping up online with blogs as they see the importance of this ever-growing medium.The bad news: They’re wasting their time with sporadic posts, lack of keywords and poor content.
Before going any further; we do know there are a number of you who “get it!” But we want to encourage those who are weakly blogging to begin blogging weekly, which means creating (at least) one great blog post per week!  As Real Estate Virtual Assistants our goal … (13 comments)

blogging for real estate agents: To Blog or Not to Blog - That’s No Longer the Question - 10/07/10 11:26 AM
A few years ago real estate blogging was the big question.  It seemed that the creative outlet for avid writers, beginners to novices on any topic or those just wanting to journal their thoughts to the world, was making its entrance onto the real estate scene and agents began to wrestle with whether or not to jump on board.  After all, who had time to sit down and write for an ambiguous audience and, ultimately, what would be the point?As 2010 begins to quickly draw to a close, the question today isn’t if you should blog, but how often, what are … (7 comments)

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