real estate marketing: Instant Video Marketing with Vine! - 02/14/13 04:22 AM


By now you’re well aware the videos are quickly coming to the forefront of marketing and creating an online presence.  Yet, maybe you’re still a little leery of taking on the whole video medium.  Excuses such as: you don’t have the equipment to make a compelling video, you don’t like to talk on camera, or you don’t really know what to say have all been keeping you from jumping on board.
 
But, what if there was a way to get on the video band wagon that was as simple as instagram or a tweet?
 
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real estate marketing: Prevent Stress with These 3 Tips! - 02/07/13 02:36 AM


The real estate industry can be tough.  If you’re not dealing with high maintenance clients, you’re running to the next showing or listing appointment.  And when you’ve returned all the emails, calls and texts for the day, you’re sitting down to tend to your social media, website and other office tasks.  Weekends are never “free” and your days go far beyond the typical 9 to 5.
 
In fact, you’re far more than an agent or broker.  You wear a number of hats including:
 
- Blogger
- Stager
- Social Media Guru
- Marketing Executive
- Office Manager
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real estate marketing: Track the Effectiveness of Your Social Media in Real-Time! - 01/29/13 04:20 AM

Have you ever wondered if you social media is really working?  Sure, you may get a few comments or “likes” from time to time, but is spending time on social media being effective in driving new traffic to your website?
 
Well, thanks to Real-Time Google Analytics, you can view activity on a new tweet, Facebook post or blog post as it’s happening! 
 
Here’s the deal:
 
Real-Time lets you see activity as it happens on your site with continuously updating reports!  You can see how many people are on your site, their locations, what pages they’re viewing on … (2 comments)

real estate marketing: 4 Lessons We Can Learn from the Super Bowl! - 01/24/13 02:21 AM

Excitement is building as we get closer to Sunday, February 3rd.  Whether you’re a football fan or not, the Super Bowl is a great reason to get together with friends and family, eat wings and pizza and see the best commercials of the year!
 
I keep seeing advertisements for the big game, and even the grocery store is boasting a Super Bowl section with all the junk food and drinks you need to create the perfect party.  
 
And, as I got to thinking about this much anticipated game, I started to think about some of the life … (3 comments)

real estate marketing: 4 SEO Myths You'll Want to Be Aware of for 2013! - 01/17/13 03:02 AM
When it comes to SEO, it seems there’s always a little confusion.  You hear rumors of what works, what doesn’t and how you can master the art of SEO to see your name in lights... or at least on page one of a search engine! 
 
Recently, we came across an article, 17 SEO Myths You Should Leave Behind in 2013, from our friends at Hubspot. Rebecca Churt, SEO Marketing Manager at Hubspot knows her stuff and we thought these myths are ones we should all be aware of as we look at improving our SEO for the new year. 
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real estate marketing: Reaching Beyond Your Business and Into Your Community in 2013! - 01/11/13 02:25 AM

It’s not everyday you come across a company doing great things in their community and for a great cause.  You may know of a few people who volunteer their time or a company who gives an end of the year donation to a local cause, which are all fantastic things, but what if a company really lived by a motto of giving back?
 
Recently, Ron in our office, came across a website of a real estate company who was going above and beyond... not only for their clients but also for their community!  Pink Realty is committed to donating … (1 comments)

real estate marketing: 4 Tips for a Productive New Year! - 01/03/13 04:52 AM

With any new year comes a slew of new years’ resolutions.  For business owners, this oftentimes includes a long list of goals and things you’re going to change to take your business to the next level.  
 
So, why does it seem so hard to get back into the swing of things after the holidays?
 
You want to do great things in 2013, but with a few extra pounds of holiday treats and enjoying time off with family and friends, all these new years’ resolutions can seem a bit daunting and you may feel as if you’re starting … (2 comments)

real estate marketing: How to Unplug from Work this Holiday Season! - 12/13/12 12:54 AM

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, chances are you’ve caught yourself day dreaming of holiday parties, time with family and friends as well as devising a plan to get all your Christmas shopping done amidst your busy schedule.  And, while we would all agree that “it’s the most wonderful time of the year,” it’s important that we actually take time to enjoy it!
 
Finding time for a vacation may seem impossible as you wrap up deals before the end of the year and tackle your marketing plan that you want in place by the first of … (4 comments)

real estate marketing: A Zig Ziglar Approach to Real Estate - 11/29/12 05:03 AM


“Stop selling. Start helping.”
 
When it came to motivational speeches and inspirational quotes, Zig Ziglar seemed to be full of them.  We can all probably think of a few of our own favorites from this world renown salesman turned power consultant, and speaker to millions.  

For many, his passing on Wednesday at the age of 86, was a day to look back and remember his positive life with a sense of resolve to be more like Ziglar.  He had faced many hurdles in his life growing up in a home of twelve children with a single … (3 comments)

real estate 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)

real estate marketing: 4 Ways to Connect with Your Clients this Holiday Season! - 11/01/12 02:43 AM

It’s hard to believe that we’ve arrived in November and that the holiday season is kicking off this month!  As a busy real estate agent, you’re probably looking forward to the slowing market and extra time to spend with family and friends.  It’s a great season to reflect back on the past year, focus on what you’re thankful for in your life, and look ahead to where your business is heading for the next year.
 
All of these thoughts can quickly fill your mind and it can be easy to put your clients on the backburner.  While you may … (5 comments)

real estate marketing: Don't Be Afraid of Letting Go of Your Niche! - 10/25/12 05:43 AM

With Halloween just around the corner, a host of scary movies and events come to the forefront to highlight this spooky time of year.  Yet, most of us aren’t rushing out the door to search for this years costume or find ourselves headed to the nearest haunted house in hopes of being spooked.  We’ve turned our attention to the kids in our lives who can’t wait to go trick-or-treating, or we can’t wait to take pictures of our reluctant pets in their cute costumes.
 
Yet, while we may not be jumping into the Halloween spirit, there are a few … (3 comments)

real estate marketing: 5 Crucial Elements Needed on Your Websites' Homepage! - 10/18/12 05:19 AM

With much of the emphasis of marketing being on social media these days; it can be easy for your website to find it’s way to the back burner of your crowded stove.  Yet, having a dynamic website is still something clients will look for as they weed through the list of real estate agents and professionals from which they could choose.
 
While things like Facebook and Twitter are fantastic ways to interact with past, present and potential clients; there’s nothing like having a customized website that allows you to really shine.  
 
A website that’s been customized with … (0 comments)

real estate marketing: 5 Ways to Keep Yourself From Getting Burnt Out - 10/11/12 04:29 AM

Whether you’re a real estate agent, broker, lender or staging expert, we know that you lead a busy life.  At times you probably feel that carrying the weight of your business has completely taken over your personal life and you wonder how long you can last at this hectic pace before getting burnt out.
 
As Real Estate Virtual Assistants, we understand putting time and energy into making sure your business succeeds.  Our President/CEO, Carrie Gable, built RealSupport from the ground up by starting in her home with a few clients and has built great momentum over the past twelve … (2 comments)

real estate marketing: Boost Your LinkedIn Business Page! - 10/04/12 02:56 AM

We all love LinkedIn for its ability to connect us with colleagues and make those imperative connections, but have you tapped into LinkedIn’s latest feature?
 
LinkedIn has been undergoing quite the overhaul and has recently rolled out new updates to its’ Business Page feature!  You may be thinking, “LinkedIn has Business pages?”  Yep!  If your real estate company does not have a business page with LinkedIn; now’s the time to create one!
 
Ted Prodromou, author The Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, recently pointed out three key things you’ll want to be sure to do to boost your … (6 comments)

real estate marketing: Your RealBuzz Update: Pinterest for Your Real Estate Brand - 09/28/12 12:45 AM
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real estate marketing: Facebook & Dropbox- The Perfect Pair - 09/27/12 05:54 AM

Don’t you just love when two of your favorite things are put together?  For me, things like ice cream and cookie dough, wine and chocolate, and rainy days and a cup of hot tea are ideal combinations that make me smile.  I’m sure you can think of your own perfect pairs that tend to lift your spirits no matter what mood you’re in.
 
Here at RealSupport, our Vice President Erica, just came across two of our favorite things that just teamed up and the news spread quickly throughout our office.  You’re probably wondering what could possible bring that much … (3 comments)

real estate marketing: 3 Simple Tips for Creating Great Videos! - 09/20/12 07:26 AM

Does the thought of jumping into videos as a marketing tool make you cringe?  While there are those who enjoy being in front of the camera and are naturals at doing so; not everyone was made to have that news anchor persona or on camera “spark” that drives them to embrace this popular medium.
 
So, does that mean that those “naturals” are left to reap all the benefits of this growing trend in social media?  Absolutely not!  Just because you’re not jumping out of bed in the morning to shoot your next video doesn’t mean you can’t do it; … (1 comments)

real estate marketing: 5 Questions to Ask Every Time You Post! - 09/06/12 02:55 AM
 

What’s your biggest challenge when it comes to social media?  
 
For many, it’s coming up with things to post on their Twitter or Facebook, or to post about on their blog.  We’ve all been there.  We want to make sure that we’re not just posting to post, but that what we’re actually saying matters to our audience!  It’s true that being consistent is key to social media success, but equally important is the quality of the content.
 
So, how can you as a real estate agent, broker, home stager, etc... ensure that you’re on target with … (2 comments)

real estate marketing: Take a Break & Enjoy Our Free Gift! - 08/30/12 06:16 AM
 

If you feel like this, we completely understand.  

With a long summer now behind us and a four day weekend in front of us; most of us are shutting off from work and getting ready to enjoy time with family and friends for Labor Day weekend.
 
So, today I thought we’d get the celebration started early by offering you something for free! 

Now, our goal is to give you great tips and cutting edge advice for marketing for your real estate company, and we always offer this information for free.  But, we rarely take … (4 comments)

 
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