real estate marketing: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 07/28/10 10:53 AM
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real estate 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)

real estate marketing: Social Networking Overload - Get the Gist? - 07/28/10 04:19 AM
A real estate agent’s most important job requirement is to build relationships with people. The invention of social networking is a catch 22 situation. In some ways, it is a fascinating tool allowing us to become connected to more people than ever thought possible. In other ways, it can be information overload. With the influx of all the social networking sites, it becomes close to impossible to keep track of all your contacts. A new website might be the cure for social networking overload. It's called Gist. It provides a full view of all the contacts in your professional network by … (5 comments)

real estate marketing: Measuring Your Social Media ROI - 07/15/10 07:20 AM
If you’ve gotten on the right track with social media and launched your Real Estate Blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube campaigns, you’re now thinking one thing, “how can I tell if this is working?”  If you aren’t measuring your success/ROI, you aren’t done.  There is more to social media marketing than setting up accounts, running ads and adding friends.
You want to be sure your efforts are effective and that you’re “doing it right.” The time it takes you to execute your social media campaign, (or cost in most cases if you have hired someone to handle your social media) should be … (1 comments)

real estate marketing: Community Pages Could Take Your Website to the Top - 07/15/10 03:58 AM
Every real estate agent wants more traffic to their website. The challenge is, many assume that having a website with the basic Home Buyer, Home Seller, Property Search, Featured Listings and About Me Pages is enough. When every agent has those same cookie cutter pages - what is to motivate people to come to YOUR site? The answer? Community Pages.When house hunting, the first thing a buyer does is get on the internet and Google "City, State Real Estate." If your website does not have enough "City, State Real Estate" in its content, then you are not going to get clicked … (2 comments)

real estate marketing: Tungle.me – The New Wave of Scheduling is Here to Stay! - 07/14/10 10:55 AM
Scheduling can be one of the most frustrating things in the Real Estate business. Your whole world revolves around your listing appointments, open houses, buyer showing appointments and many other important meetings. Coordinating your schedule with everyone else’s busy schedule seems near to impossible. Until now.
What if you could instantly see your co-workers, clients and your schedule all at once? What if you could sync all of your calendars into one location and have each updated automatically? What if finding a time to schedule a meeting that works for everyone was as easy a click of a button? Well, you’ve … (2 comments)

real estate marketing: Exciting Announcements & Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update! - 06/30/10 10:29 AM
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real estate marketing: Your Website's Socialite Sibling - 06/18/10 02:25 AM

Imagine if your website did more than just track traffic. Imagine if it allowed you to immediately see visitor responses.Imagine if everyone could ask their questions directly on your site, and from there you could instantly find out who they are, where they live, and what they do.Imagine if your website could link up with an unlimited number of neighborhood businesses, allowing you to easily cross-promote and mingle among your shared clientele.Imagine if your website gave you the resources to reach out to the friends, family, and neighbors of your sphere of influence and expanding clientele. Sound ahead of its … (4 comments)

real estate marketing: Climbing the SEO Ladder with Real Estate Keywords - 05/28/10 10:24 AM
I’m sure by now you have all heard of Google rankings. We are all striving to climb that ladder up to the top of the search engine. It is called building your SEO - Search Engine Optimization. This coveted top spot is not something that Google is trying to hide from you - in fact, they have a special tool just to help you get there. It's called the Google Keyword Tool, designed to help improve your Google rankings. But if Google wasn't quite helpful enough, a man named Kevin Harper wants to make it even easier for all you Real … (31 comments)

real estate marketing: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 05/26/10 05:30 AM
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real estate marketing: Have Other Agents Taken Over Your Facebook? - 05/20/10 08:12 AM
What is Social Prospecting? Social Prospecting is the use of a site like Facebook or Twitter for the purpose of meeting new people within your community and adding them to your sphere of influence by becoming their friend first, and real estate resource second. It is a soft sell approach. Restaurant recommendations and helping with gardening tips replace New Listing notices and Open House invitations.
So you log into your Facebook, eager to find new connections and new opportunities for Social Prospecting. So what are all these talking heads with open houses doing all over your home page?? Different agents may … (4 comments)

real estate marketing: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 05/04/10 10:36 AM
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real estate marketing: Click to Text Widget for Your Website & Blog - 05/04/10 02:33 AM
Last week we wrote about speaking the language of Generation Y. With all that we know about this demographic, it only makes sense to offer as many avenues of communication for them as possible on your website. Here is a widget that will allow your prospects to send you a text message from your website and/or blog – best of all – it’s free!  Keep reading to find out more and follow the 3 easy steps to get this widget installed on your own website and/or blog…
What is it?
It is a no pressure way for your prospects to contact … (8 comments)

real estate marketing: Speaking The Language of Generation Y - 05/03/10 04:10 AM
Generation Y is defined as the age group born just before 1980. Statistically, their income is much higher at a younger age than past generations, a college degree is almost assumed, and with technology always at their fingertips, they are armed with knowledge about any one subject at the drop of a hat. In this market, they are buying homes bigger and sooner than ever before, making them a large part of your client base and one genre that you want to impress.They are nothing like the Boomer generation. They have a different set of values, a different upbringing and different … (1 comments)

real estate marketing: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 04/22/10 02:42 AM
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real estate marketing: So You Set Up a Facebook Fan Page, But Are You Really Capitalizing On It? - 04/21/10 07:42 AM
To compare your Facebook fan page (when used properly) to your standard business website would be like comparing a 3G phone to a pager.  Facebook is a bilateral experience to engage and respond, reach out to your community, become a part of new social circles, the possibilities are endless!   Keep it up to date. A dormant Facebook is actually worse than not having a Facebook at all.  If you don’t have fans, new content, and updated material, users will think you have nothing going on, and the lackluster impression will reflect on your professional image and leave your page visitors unconvinced.  … (6 comments)

real estate marketing: Your Don’t Do List: 8 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid - 04/21/10 06:55 AM

Everyday you’re being bombarded with everything you NEED to be doing.  Whether it’s a new social networking website, a custom drip email campaign or updating your website for today’s market; you may feel your To Do list growing.  And, while these are all great things that you will want to look into if you haven’t already, we’re going to give you a list of what NOT to do as identified by Realtor Magazine. We thought we’d give you a break for a minute and give you a Don’t Do list.  Which means all you have to do is sit back, … (9 comments)

real estate marketing: How to Obtain a Successful Online Presence – So You Setup a Website, Now What? - 04/08/10 04:48 AM
One of Michael Russer’s recent blog posts, Refining Your Website for Greater Profits, addressed a very pressing question that we are often asked by our clients. That question is "How do I make my website work?" Some of our clients are completely clueless and others have a general idea, but most just don't have the time, energy or talent to implement the necessary  changes and additions for themselves. We have many answers to these questions and they all center around one common theme/goal: Creating a Successful Online Presence. Challenge #1: You don't know how/don't have the time:Unless you are completely skilled … (1 comments)

real estate marketing: Tip of the Day: 4 Effective Ways to Establish Trust - 04/07/10 04:59 AM

You may have noticed in the past year or so an increasing hesitation in prospective clients as buyers and sellers are leery of jumping into the shaky real estate market.  And even though it seems that we are on the upswing this year, many may not be ready to throw themselves into fully trusting the economic stability.

Below you will find four great sales tactics that can transcend into building trust with potential clients and, therefore, turning prospects into clients.
1. Grab Their Attention with a Story.  This may seem juvenile, but people are drawn to stories as they find them … (2 comments)

real estate marketing: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 03/24/10 02:54 AM
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