marketing: The Importance of the Real Estate Newsletter! - 08/18/14 12:14 PM
With online marketing and social media becoming larger and more sophisticated means of communication, it is oftentimes easy to forget the importance of traditionals ways of marketing. While some forms of traditional marketing are out-dated and no longer offer the same return on investment, newsletters have long been a great way to keep in touch with clients and prospects. Additionally, our Real Estate Virtual Assistant team is very well-versed in the various programs and applications that can create and launch your newsletter virtually. When building your next newsletter, whether you send them on a bi-weekly, monthly or even quarterly basis, here … (4 comments)

marketing: 3 Ways to Connect with Your Clients & Community This Holiday Season! - 11/07/13 01:47 AM

If you’ve been in the real estate industry for some time, you understand the importance of connecting with your clients.  Finding connecting points helps to build trust and develop a relationship that goes beyond the sale of a home.  
 
This is one of the reasons we encourage real estate agents, brokers and others we work with in the real estate industry to get involved in the community in which they serve!  Showing your care and support for the community will not only make you look like an expert in your area, but will offer clients a way to … (0 comments)

marketing: Don't Be Scared to Delegate! 3 Simple Tips to Get Started! - 10/31/13 07:50 AM

Being a little scared during Halloween festivities is part of what makes this spooky holiday so fun.  However, when it comes to business, fear shouldn’t be a part of the equation!  
 
No one wants to admit that fear holds them back in real estate success, but if we really think; it oftentimes does.  In fact, fear can be the biggest reason we are overworked and stressed out!  
 
Now, you may be wondering what the correlation is between fear and having too much on your plate.  The answer?  Delegating.
 
Delegating your work to others can be … (2 comments)

marketing: 5 Tips from Halloween to Help Your Business Thrive! - 10/24/13 04:18 AM

Halloween is just around the corner and I’m sure you’ve been inundated with stores filled with costumes and candy, or have your own trick or treaters who are anxiously awaiting the upcoming sugar fest.
 
And, while this can be a fun time to indulge in sweets and dress up in the best costumes, Halloween can also provide great insight into how we manage our businesses in the real estate industry!
 
Sound a little far fetched?  Read on to see how these five Halloween tips translate into your career!
 
1. Don’t wear last year’s costume- Trick or Treaters … (1 comments)

marketing: What Do Your Colors Say About Your Brand? - 09/19/13 06:35 AM

Have you ever thought about what the colors of your branding say about you and your company?  I came across an article that noted the meaning of colors and, while so much of this is subconscious, colors really can play into how people perceive your brand!
 
So, does choosing colors for your company logo, website and marketing come down to more than picking your favorites?  Absolutely! 
 
Here are a few tips for choosing the right colors for your company:
 
1. Know what emotion you want to convey- Do you want your real estate service to evoke trust?  … (8 comments)

marketing: 5 Simple Tips for Achieving Your Fitness Goals! - 09/12/13 08:15 AM

As a busy real estate agent or industry professional, you are constantly on the go.  Whether you’re heading off to your next showing, are in the office talking through marketing strategies or are meeting with a potential client; your life is filled from the moment you wake up until the time your head hits the pillow.  
 
So, it comes as no surprise that creating a healthy lifestyle with a focus on getting enough exercise can oftentimes feel like a lofty goal.  You don’t have an hour to sit down to a relaxing dinner let alone an hour to … (4 comments)

marketing: The Power of Pinterest- 5 Tips to Effectively Use Your Business Page! - 09/05/13 07:55 AM

Pinterest has quickly grown into one of the top social media sites online.  What began as a place for individuals to collect recipes, home decorating ideas and other inspirational projects has grown into a major way to market for businesses!
 
If you don’t currently have a Pinterest page for your real estate industry business; we would love to help you set one up!  
 
But, if you do have one and aren’t quite sure where to go next with making Pinterest work in your favor; read on! 
 
Here are five key tips for creating a compelling … (5 comments)

marketing: Freshen Up Your Email Marketing with These 5 Tips! - 11/15/12 02:41 AM

While it may seem like a thing of the past, email marketing is still alive and well!  With all the hype of social media, emailing clients and leads seemed to fall to the wayside in exchange for the instant gratification of a more social setting.  And, although Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media avenues will continue to be at the forefront of our minds, there’s nothing like the direct approach of having your information in someone’s inbox.
 
Think about how many times a day you check your email.  I know for me, I enjoy seeing the latest deals … (2 comments)

marketing: Drive More People to Your Facebook Page with These 3 Simple Tips! - 07/19/12 07:19 AM

We know you’re busy.  As Real Estate Virtual Assistants who work with real estate agents on a daily basis, we understand the tight schedule you keep and the number of things you’re trying to keep balanced on your ever-growing plate.  In fact, you may have already glanced down at the three points here in an effort to gather the information you want and get on with your day.
We get it!  That’s why this post will be short and sweet and to the point.
We all want more likes and interactions on Facebook.  It makes us feel like we are truly reaching … (9 comments)

marketing: 5 Habits of Charismatic People You Can Use! - 07/12/12 06:21 AM

What comes to mind when you think of the word “charisma?”  For me, I think of those outgoing people who always seem to say the right thing, have tons of energy and are always toting a huge grin.  (I imagine them breaking into a broadway style song and dance at any moment.) They seem to be successful at everything they do and can easily win over a crowd of people in no time. I’m sure as real estate agents you’ve found these charismatic people in the industry and these “super agents” tend to be your highest competition.  So, would it … (11 comments)

marketing: Don't Let Your Facebook Posts Slip Away- Improve Your EdgeRank Score! - 06/28/12 05:06 AM

Did you know that the less interaction your Facebook page receives, the less your posts will actually be seen by your fans?  It’s sad, but true!  Now, this may seem frustrating to you as you are finding you only have time to post to your Facebook page a few times a week.  With this news, you begin to wonder, “is it even worth posting to my page?”  Overall, it just doesn’t seem fair.  So, how does Facebook determine what’s seen by your fans?Here’s how it works. Your brand page's EdgeRank score (Facebook's algorithm for determining how content is featured in … (24 comments)

marketing: How To Keep Calm And Carry On as a Real Estate Agent! - 06/21/12 03:47 AM

Staying calm as a real estate agent has to be one of the toughest challenges.  With a myriad of things that can go wrong in the home buying and selling process, varying personalities you’re dealing with on a daily basis, as well as a non-stop schedule; getting through a day calmly seems like a small victory!  I was recently talking with a friend who just purchased a home, and she kept saying how impressed she was with her real estate agent.  She noted that even with a difficult seller, delayed closing date and other hiccups that came along, her real … (4 comments)

marketing: 7 Signs You Need a Break! - 11/17/11 07:07 AM

With the holidays just around the corner, many of you are probably looking forward to a much needed break!  Whether you’re gathering with family or friends, or are just craving a few days of personal R&R, having a little time to switch gears and turn off the noise of work can be just the thing you need to get refreshed and ready to go for the new year.
 
Now you may be one of those real estate agents that thinks, “Take a break? I wish!”  As Real Estate Virtual Assistants, we know that there’s a lot of hard work … (7 comments)

marketing: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 09/02/11 10:04 AM
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marketing: The Top 7 FREE Google Tools for Real Estate Agent - 08/11/10 09:33 AM
 
If you hadn’t noticed, we’re big Google fans and we can’t help ourselves!  There are just too many great things that Google has to offer, and yep, they all happen to be FREE!  As Real Estate Virtual Assistants we’re constantly on the lookout for the next big thing in technology and we love to share tips that can make our clients’ lives easier, after all, we believe in the motto “Work Smarter, Not Harder”!  If you think Google is just a search engine, we’re here to give you our top seven FREE Google tools for real estate agents that are … (7 comments)

marketing: HomeThinking.com - Have Confidence & Let Your Guard Down When Marketing Yourself! - 07/28/10 07:51 AM
It’s not easy to be transparent.  Allowing someone to see your strengths, weaknesses, successes and failures is tough, yet it seems that those are the relationships that are the truest and deepest in our lives.  It’s a step of faith to be vulnerable and let others see the real you, but it’s a chance worth taking.
Now, before you start to think of this as a therapy session, this type of transparency actually does relate to your work!  One of the things we as a team of Real Estate Virtual Assistants love to do is to bring you fresh and innovative … (4 comments)

marketing: The New Norm - 04/08/10 02:41 AM
“This is the worst market I have ever seen.”“Business is so slow right now.” “I’m putting marketing on hold until things go back to the way they used to be.”If you really step back and think about these statements, not only are they negative, but after years of the market being where it is, they don’t really apply anymore. There comes a point when we have been in one position long enough, that we must accept the current market as our reality.  This market is the new normal. With that said, dump all of your negative thoughts and stop reminiscing about … (2 comments)

marketing: Social Networking is Here to Stay...Are You Connected? - 10/25/09 01:36 AM
It's no secret that in today's competitive marketplace, social networking is a must.  There are hundreds of social networking websites to choose from, and often times it is difficult to know which websites will benefit you the most. All in all, the facts are indeed the facts - in 2009, classified newspaper ads are not going to go nearly as far as online marketing will. Whether you want to market your business, your listings, or both, portals are available to begin your online marketing endeavor. Ask any real estate virtual assistant - they’ll advise you to sign up NOW and start … (3 comments)

marketing: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 05/21/09 07:11 AM
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