real estate marketing: Let's Give Em Something to Talk About: Four Tips for Stellar Customer Service - 01/13/11 09:15 AM
Making a good impression on your clients is everything for real estate agents. You work in a career where word-of-mouth marketing is king, so we know you want your clients to say nothing but good things about you. According to a recent Business Insider article, the best way to do that is to hold on to your loyal customers, in their words, turn them into "Zombie-Like Addicts." The article cites a study that shows it costs five times more to win a new customer than to keep an old one. In terms of real estate agents, that means holding on to … (3 comments)

real estate marketing: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 01/12/11 06:41 AM
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real estate marketing: Real Estate Resolutions: 7 Good Motivators for 2011 - 12/30/10 09:15 AM
I don't know about you, but I absolutely love making new year's resolutions. As the self-diagnosed Motivational Book Addict, making New Years Resolutions is probably the highlight of my year. This is when I can sit myself down, reflect on the past year, and re-evaluate what I can do differently to make the next year AMAZING. Although I highly recommend making a personal New Year's Resolution list, this blog is about your Real Estate Resolutions to jump start your marketing plan for 2011.So get a pen and paper and get ready to motivate yourself. These are just a few ideas to … (7 comments)

real estate marketing: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 12/29/10 02:10 AM
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real estate marketing: Calling All Real Estate Agents: Turn Off Your Cell Phones and Step Away from Your Computer - 12/23/10 07:44 AM
A new study from Xobni found that more than half of adult workers check their email while on holiday. Even worse is that 55 percent check it every day and 28 percent check it multiple times each day.
As someone who works with real estate agents on a regular basis, I am very aware of your die-hard work ethics. Since you are your own boss, your car is your office, your personal cell phone is how clients reach you, and your job is to be there for your buyers or sellers 24/7, I can see how it is a little difficult … (2 comments)

real estate marketing: Raving Reviews! - 12/14/10 08:26 AM
Ever wonder how clients would rate you?  You may feel that you’ve given great service throughout the years and would love to let potential clients know!  A great way to do this, of course, is on a testimonial page on your website.  The only down side is that visitors to your site know these testimonials are hand picked and you’re not going to put poor reviews on your site.  So, how can clients get a true picture of who you are as an agent?  Zillow.  Now, you may think that Zillow is basically for getting a “zestimate” of a home (which … (2 comments)

real estate marketing: Two Heads Are Better Than One: Stimulating Ideas with Monthly Meetings - 12/09/10 07:39 AM
If you've read my blogs before, you know that I work for a virtual assistant company called RealSupport. Although we are "Virtual" Assistants, we do have a physical office. This allows us to bring a lot of talent and real estate marketing experience together under one roof and use tried-and-true procedures that no other virtual assistant can claim to have. RealSupport has something we began about a year back called the Learning Luncheon. It's an opportunity for us to all come together and learn something new from each other. In our line of work (we eat, sleep and breathe real estate … (2 comments)

real estate marketing: How Well Do You Know Your Social Media Audience? - 12/06/10 05:27 AM
It’s apparent that the key to having a successfulsocial media presence is by having a strong following. It sounds simple enough, but this is something that several agents struggle with when they start their social media marketing campaign. Agents with large followings and a successful online following don’t have any special secret or trick that they use to obtain success, they just know the golden tip for building up your following: you have to know your audience. The reason that social media is successful as a marketing tool is because it allows businesses to interact with their consumers. The only way, however, … (0 comments)

real estate marketing: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 12/02/10 05:50 AM
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real estate marketing: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 11/19/10 12:19 AM
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real estate marketing: It’s About Time! - 11/16/10 09:58 AM
One of the most crucial things to an agent is time.  This line of work requires a constant awareness of the ticking clock as you schedule appointments, showings, and numerous other activities.  Even your work is time sensitive as a listings’ days on market is closely watched by sellers, and buyers oftentimes find themselves in time crunch to find a home.  It comes as no surprise then, that time management can make or break you.  If you’re constantly running late, feeling stressed and not in control of your schedule; you need to revamp how you manage your time.  It may be … (3 comments)

real estate marketing: The Importance of Capturing Leads - 11/10/10 04:01 AM
Well, you don’t want to hold them hostage, but you’d certainly like to capture them!  When thinking about your website, you may wonder who (if anyone at all) stops by and how effective your website really is.  Wouldn’t it be great to get a list of the visitors that stop by your site, especially those that are truly serious about buying or selling a home?  Now, we know lead capturing is nothing new, but we wanted to revisit the topic and give you some creative ways to ensure you don’t miss out on a great opportunity.  You may have a fantastic … (9 comments)

real estate marketing: Picture This! A Simple Way to Boost Your Real Estate Image - 11/05/10 10:19 AM
Whether we like it or not, “image” in the real estate industry is a factor.  Now, in some cases this can be the stereotypical glamorous agents we see on real estate reality shows.  However, the vast majority of agents aren’t confused for models and wouldn’t think of pursuing an acting career.  So, this poses the question:  How can the average agent enhance their image in the industry?  The answer?  A unique, professional and memorable headshot.  It’s seem easy... maybe a little too easy, but how you present yourself speaks volumes about how you present your business.  People notice.  Recently, Stacey Harmon … (7 comments)

real estate marketing: Advertise Your Listings and More with YouTube - 11/04/10 03:57 AM
According to a recent article on theSocial Media Influence website, studies are showing that user-generated videos like the ones on the top video-sharing site YouTube are becoming just as effective and are getting as many results as slickly-made, expensive video commercials. Online video-sharing sites are getting increasingly more popular every day, and the average internet user spends between ten and twenty minutes surfing YouTube per day. The web world is starting to respond to online videos more as a whole, so putting yourself on YouTube is important to advertising your name, your brand, and most importantly, your listings and community.
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real estate marketing: Bring Your Real Estate Data to Life! - 10/22/10 03:34 AM

There’s no doubt about it.  We’re a visually driven society.  We surrounded by eye-catching billboards, creative commercials, and inspiring graphics that flood marketing campaigns.  So, how can you, as an agent, keep up?  Chances are you didn’t go to school for graphic design and don’t know the ins and outs of HTML code.  You want to impress clients with interesting charts and graphs that make your real estate markets’ information really stand out, but the standard options you have available aren’t really cutting it.  It may seem hopeless to showcase date in an interactive and inspiring way on your website … (7 comments)

real estate marketing: Who's got your back? Four Lessons from a Virtual Assistant - 10/22/10 01:53 AM
One of the most disheartening situations for us in the Real Estate Virtual Assistant business is when a client approaches us with an assortment of unnecessary websites and services, collected throughout the years from various sales pitches and impulse buys. The agent is often overwhelmed, unsure of how to use half of the services, and eager to buy yet another service that will fix all of their problems, thus repeating the process all over again. What marketing service is going to want to stop the cycle that is their money making machine?After years of experience finding agents stuck in this cycle, … (4 comments)

real estate marketing: Google Tags: What Do You Want Your Search Engine Result to Say? - 10/14/10 02:59 AM
As a real estate agent, you should always be looking for ways to make it as easy as possible for your customers find your business on the internet. As much as we would all like to be number one on the search engine results page, this is an achievement that takes time, energy and talent. Google is your best friend when it comes to marketing your business. They want to make it easy for your customers to find you. They want to offer you services to help your business. A simple search through Google's services and you will find countless applications … (4 comments)

real estate marketing: Walk Into Your Next Listing Appointment With Confidence! - 08/19/10 09:57 AM
When you think of an assistant, do you think of someone that does just what you tell them to do, and carries out tasks that you’ve come up with? The right assistant, especially an experienced real estate virtual assistant, can also be your marketing mentor, coach, instructor, and guide. If your busy schedule prevents you from being on top of all the latest news, gadgets, tools, and resources for marketing, just consult the experts. We’re not only here to fulfill your specific requests, we are also here to make suggestions, educate you on the newest trends, and guide you to a … (1 comments)

real estate marketing: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 08/12/10 04:41 AM
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real estate marketing: Google Yourself - 08/12/10 02:53 AM
What is the first thing you do when you want to find out more about somebody - professionally or otherwise? You Google them. As a virtual assistant for Real Estate agents, we know how many times agents Google themselves. Ideally they want their website to show up at the top at the stroke of "search." Sometimes, however, that doesn't happen, or what does show up isn't ideal "top of the page" content. Real Estate agents understand the importance of their prominence on Google. As a real estate agent, your personal life is your professional life. You are selling yourselves as well … (4 comments)

 
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