real estate marketing: Fresh Summer Marketing Ideas - Creative Ways to Stay In Front Of Your Past Clients/SOI! - 06/16/09 09:21 AM
Summer is officially here!  You need some creative ways to keep in touch with your past clients and SOI.  Here are just a few ideas to have your Real Estate Virtual Assistant implement for you:
 

1.) Calendar of Local Summer Events: This can be a postcard or 1 page calendar w/a note from you.  Your Real Estate Virtual Assistant can look up local events happening in your area over the summer and then put them on a graphical calendar (jumbo postcard or 1 page).  This calendar would then get sent out to your past clients and SOI. 
They'll appreciate … (13 comments)

real estate marketing: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 06/05/09 04:37 AM
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real estate marketing: AmericanTowns.com - A Great Resource - 05/27/09 07:57 AM
What is AmericanTowns.com ?
AmericanTowns.com is a site that provides community information and more importantly local events, seminars, etc for specific towns. Consumers can search by town, then by date, type of event, venue, etc. It is a really great resource for agents and can be used in a several different ways.
As a Real Estate Agent/Broker, How can you use it? 1.     Do you host any type of class, seminar, or event? If so, you can add it to this site for free. It displays nicely with your web address and information, and appears when anyone searches for that city … (3 comments)

real estate marketing: Manage your online reputation with Yelp - what is it and why do you care? - 05/27/09 03:46 AM
Recently, I was looking for the address of a place that I was going to host a baby shower at.  When I did a google search for the address, a Yelp Review came up!  It actually gave me all the information that I was looking for so I didn’t even have to find the “official website” of this place. I saw there was a review so of course I read it. This personal experience opened my eyes to the power of Yelp.  I’m trying to summarize what it is and why I think you as a Real Estate Agent or Broker … (5 comments)

real estate marketing: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 05/21/09 07:11 AM
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real estate marketing: Why We Love - and HATE - Automatic Syndication! - 05/12/09 10:40 AM
For those of you that are not familiar, syndication has become all the rage with MLS’s, websites, you name it. The way it works is you enter your listing onto one site, let’s say your MLS. Your MLS then “feeds” it (or sends the listings automatically) to several other sites.
Why We LOVE Automatic Syndication:
It is convenient and less work for us/our agents. Time is money, and this saves a lot of time, in turn saving money. Agents who do not have large budgets can strategically place their listings on a select few websites that feed to many other … (17 comments)

real estate marketing: Press Release - Tight Budgets Have Real Estate Pros Turning to RealSupport - 05/07/09 04:24 AM
 Tight Budgets Have Real Estate Pros Turning to RealSupportReal Estate Virtual Assistant Team Handles a Variety of Tasks Large and Small
Why do real estate agents and brokers throughout the U.S. have RealSupport, Inc. programmed into their cell phones? Because in today’s budget-conscious market, many real estate offices have cut back on marketing, design, and support and administrative staff, leaving agents who are already strapped for time, struggling to handle all of the hundreds of details surrounding each transaction themselves.That’s when they pick up the phone and call the RealSupport team. “Most agents don’t need full time help, but they do … (0 comments)

real estate marketing: Are you a HomeVisit.com Customer? Read this important notice from HomeVisit.com's Founder/Owner - 05/06/09 10:07 AM
Hi Fellow Active Rainers,
As a Real Estate Virtual Assistant Team, We use HomeVisit.com for a few of our clients and I wanted to pass along this important message to those of you that use them.  See below:
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To All HomeVisit Customers and Users,
We have made a very difficult decision to temporarily suspend access to HomeVisit.com. We hope to restore services today, May 6, 2009. We will communicate status to all HomeVisit customers via email.
Last week, our technicians detected a remote security breach to our servers from China. This incursion was a very sophisticated attack designed to cause … (0 comments)

real estate marketing: Build your referral network thru social networking and posting your new listings on Twitter - 05/03/09 02:03 PM
Many of you have already jumped on the social networking bandwagon.  Facebook, LinkedIn, Myspace, Digg, Twitter and more.  Social networking is the newest and hottest marketing phenomenon and it will certainly give you more public exposure and can potentially take your business to a new level!
If you haven't already heard of Twitter, you need to check it out.  Twitter.com (along with many other social networking sites) has taken the country by storm as the latest networking technique! 
This website allows you to connect with colleagues, clients and even friends and family by keeping them informed of your wherabouts and activities … (6 comments)

real estate marketing: Seller Reporting and Visual Tour - 04/29/09 01:55 AM

We do what we call “Seller Reporting” for many of our clients. This is simply a gathering each month, week, etc of the hits their listing has received on various sites. This feature is available on many sites (Zillow, Realtor.com, VisualTour & more) and is typically very user friendly. This keeps your sellers in the loop and also makes them feel they have not been forgotten! A very important thing in today’s market, where sometimes listings remain on the market for longer than usual.
We used to have to manually send these VisualTour hit reports through their system, which worked … (6 comments)

real estate marketing: Press Release - DC Real Estate Agents turn to RealSupport VA Team to Meet Market Challenges - 04/28/09 08:54 AM
DC Real Estate Agents turn to RealSupport VA Team to Meet Market ChallengesBack-to-Basics Approach Successfully Targets First Time Buyers Real estate professionals Alix Myerson and Aelita Brolis were looking for a unique way to reach out to people who weren’t necessarily thinking about buying a home. For help, they turned to RealSupport, Inc., a Chicago-based Virtual Assistant (VA) Team specializing in innovative marketing plans for real estate professionals. RealSupport goes beyond the scope of most VA services, offering coaching, strategic planning, as well as developing marketing materials, websites and plans for real estate agents from coast to coast.Alix and Aelita, of … (0 comments)

real estate marketing: Do you have PR contacts? Here’s a little secret to get several queries - reporters LOOKING for sources - in YOUR Inbox daily! - 04/19/09 01:45 PM
Whether you or your Real Estate Virtual Assistant are writing your press releases, you are probably wondering if you’re sending and/or submitting them to the best places or websites.  Are they getting picked up and are you getting the exposure you deserve?How would YOU like to know what the reporters WANT or NEED to write about?  Now you can.  I was at a conference over the weekend and one of the presenters shared this secret with us and I wanted to pass it along to all of you. Peter Shankman (CEO, Entrepreneur & Adventurist) started HARO - Help a Reporter Out … (2 comments)

real estate marketing: New postage price, new marketing opportunity! - 03/31/09 09:09 AM

Spring is near, and it's that time of year again - postage increase! The cost for postage will increase on May 12th to 44 cents. This is a terrific opportunity for you to maintain contact with your current and past clients, farming demographic or sphere of influence. We recommend sending out a simple letter with 20 2-cent stamps included. A mailing like this one is an excellent way to express your gratitude for their business, and you may even find that the gesture may come back your way!
If you need help with your mailing, please don't hesitate to contact … (1 comments)

real estate marketing: What goes up, must come down - here is some inspiration for you. - 03/31/09 08:19 AM
What goes up, must come down.The good news is that what is down, will always go up.  This is kind of like "is the glass half full or half empty". How do you choose to see it?It is rough out there for everyone, but what I refuse to do is jump on the pity party bus.  We all knew this would happen (maybe not this severe). We all knew we should plan for this day when things are not as hot as they were 3 years ago.  Perhaps if nothing else, we learn from this experience and when this market is … (1 comments)

real estate marketing: Looking for a creative, interactive way to display your documents? Check out Issuu! - 03/24/09 07:36 AM
Looking for a creative, interactive way to display your documents?  Look no further.  Check out www.issuu.com!
Issuu is a Living Library for individuals, publishers and businesses.  Best of all, it's FREE and open for everyone to use!
Even YOU Can Do It!  Upload any kind of document and Issuu will turn it into the best looking online publication available today! 
They even have three different view modes to fit your needs: Magazine, Presentation and Paper.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Plug & Play ANYWHERE! 
Get your favorite Issuu on Facebook, Blogger, … (3 comments)

real estate marketing: FrontDoor.com - A New Site by HGTV - 03/18/09 08:31 AM
Ok, so I am an avid HGTV watcher. I watch it every weekend, and have for the past 3 years or so. I watched before I bought my first home, during the purchase of my first home, and still watch now, two years into owning my home. I only tell you that so you get an idea of the range of demographics they have watching the channel.All that said, I have noticed they are heavily promoting their new website, www.FrontDoor.com. They are still in beta (in the web world, that means testing). The site is live, but only brokers with over … (5 comments)

real estate marketing: Important Changes to Your Point2 Account - We Use Point2 DAILY - Here’s What We Think! - 02/22/09 12:50 AM
If you have a Point2 account (www.Point2Agent.com) chances are you’ve received the following email from them:
“On February 3, 2009 we sent an email to all Point2 Agent Standard members to let you know that effective March 9, 2009, Point2 will no longer be hosting any free Standard accounts. Our records indicate that you currently have a free Point2 Agent Standard account.
We believe the overall response we have received from our members reinforces the fact that Point2 Agent provides our members with value. We look forward to continuing to offer all our members with this value well into the … (5 comments)

real estate marketing: Is Your Brand Represented Clearly and Professionally? - At All Times - 01/23/09 03:36 AM
About a week ago I was out to dinner with my family and about half way through our meal it started to snow pretty heavily.  We noticed that our waitress kept looking out the front window and she looked irritated to still be at work while the snow was pouring down.  When she came back over to our table to check-in with us, she asked “How is everything?  Can I get you anything else?”  She didn’t make eye contact or even seem to be listening for a response.  In fact, she was looking outside again at the snowstorm and probably dreading … (6 comments)

real estate marketing: The Skinny on Widgets - and some cool real estate ones we found! - 01/20/09 09:28 AM
First, some of you are probably wondering what a widget is. In short, widgets are a portable chunk of html code that can be installed on any other web based page. The cool thing about widgets is, someone else does the hard work for you, all you have to do is copy and paste and you have a new feature on your site. They are cost and time effective and a great way to spice up your website, blog, or any web page.A few examples of widgets:Oldies but Goodies:The Mortgage Calculator Widget - We have all seen these, a small calculator … (7 comments)

real estate marketing: Creating a Successful Online Presence for Your Business - 01/19/09 06:16 AM
In our experience as a Virtual Assistant company, we have numerous clients come to us and indicate they are just plain unhappy and frankly disgusted with their website.  Unfortunately, their knee-jerk reaction is to switch to a different website provider because they are disappointed in their results.  The reality is that your success with your website has little to do with your website provider and more to do with your approach.  If I had to guess, I would say 95% of all agent that create a website through a template provider just upload their photo and logo, add their contact information, … (0 comments)

 
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