reva: 5 Things to Look for When Hiring a Social Media Marketer - 11/14/13 06:39 AM

We all know social media is a huge part of today’s marketing, and is a medium that can’t be ignored.  Yet, as real estate agents, finding the time to stay on top of your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites can seem daunting!  When it comes down to it, you’d rather focus in on your clients daily needs, listing appointments, getting that home sold, and all the other real estate related tasks about which you find you’re passionate. 
 
This is why many real estate professionals are turning toward hiring an in office person or company to handle … (0 comments)

reva: 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)

reva: 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)

reva: 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)

reva: Avoid Burnout with These 3 Tips! - 10/17/13 04:30 AM

We all know the life of those in the real estate industry is non-stop.  There are always clients who need your attention, showing appointments, meetings with potential clients, phone calls, endless emails and then all of the marketing and daily tasks that keep your business running.  Weekends aren’t free and you never have regular hours.  So, when do you get a break?
 
It can be easy when the majority of your businesses’ success relies on you, to become consumed with work.  But, as countless studies show, burnout can prevent long term success for your real estate business.  While it … (0 comments)

reva: Your Fall Business Plan Check-Up! - 10/10/13 06:53 AM

As we approach the middle of October, you may be looking back and wondering where this year has gone.  The busy lifestyle real estate industry professionals lead often has you running from one thing to the next and, before you know it, another year has gone by!  
 
We wanted to take a moment to slow down and help you reflect on how business has been going.  Have you met certain goals for the year?  Did you take on the new business ventures or marketing tactics you wanted to master this year?
 
Back in December, just before the … (2 comments)

reva: 4 Tips for Choosing the Right Webmaster for Your New Website - 10/03/13 08:23 AM

Your online presence is one of the greatest tools you have for obtaining new clients.  A well thought out website and use of social media and blogging can help build trust, grab attention, fill a need for information and much more! 
 
So, how does your online presence stand up next to your competition?
 
Today, I want to talk specifically about websites as they are foundational to your online success.  Without a website, your real estate company won’t feel legit to potential clients, and that’s not the message you want to send!  Taking it a step further, an unfinished … (31 comments)

reva: 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)

reva: 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)

reva: 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)

reva: Here's the Scoop on Simplifying Social Media! - 08/29/13 03:25 AM
Want to simplify your social media??  Here’s the scoop!
 
Scoop.it is a robust curation and social media publishing platform that allows for you to get the most out of content marketing. Meaning, spend less time and make your social media even more powerful! 
 
This new tool is kind of like Pinterest for social media, but better!  You can easily divide up your topics to see what’s hot in social media on that specific subject.  

Here’s how it works:
- Create a page where you can connect with friends, colleagues and clients.
- Create a topic (or multiple topics) … (2 comments)

reva: The Power of a Logo & 3 Signs You Might Need a New One! - 08/22/13 05:04 AM

Have you ever been stopped in your tracks when passing by a stack of mail or a rack of business cards?  Something catches your eye and makes you take a second look, you may even stop long enough to find out more.  What is it that makes you take notice?  A great logo.
 
Logos are a visual way to represent your company in a single glance and can give the mind a quick point of reference whenever that logo is seen.  Having a fantastic logo for your real estate company shouldn’t be underrated, and is something for which each … (4 comments)

reva: Step Away from the Cell Phone! 4 Faux Pas You Don't Want to Make! - 08/16/13 03:36 AM

Cell phones.  We can’t leave home without them, we feel frantic when we’ve misplaced them, they have the power to keep us connect to loved ones, and are an integral part of our business.  What did we do before we had them?  They’re truly a key part of our lives whether we’d like to admit it or not.
 
The question comes down to, how do you use your cell phone?  
 
- Is it an asset to your personal and work life or do you find yourself ruled by it?  
- Have you set up boundaries or are … (2 comments)

reva: Who Sees Your Posts? Here are Facebook's Latest Guidelines! - 08/08/13 07:27 AM

Wondering who sees your Facebook posts?
 
Recently, Facebook let us all in on a little secret about their mysterious algorithms for posting items in the news feed.  Gone are the days of EdgeRank being a factor, in fact, one Facebook spokesperson noted that EdgeRank is a term that’s never used internally, but has been pushed by the media.  
 
The algorithm that was EdgeRank was one of Facebook’s earliest ways to determine which news items showed up in user’s feeds.  Now?  It pretty much comes down to you.
 
As you know from using your own personal Facebook … (2 comments)

reva: 3 Great Reasons to Get Up Early- Even If You're Not a Morning Person - 07/18/13 03:44 AM

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a morning person.  While my husband will set his alarm for 4:30am during the week to work at his most productive time, I’m quite certain I have nothing worth saying before 10am.  Is anyone with me?
 
So, you can imagine my horror when I came across an article that talked about the power of mornings and why successful entrepreneurs get up early.  I rolled my eyes and read through all the reasons “the early bird gets the worm.”  Now, I have to admit, the reasons made sense and I thought I … (11 comments)

reva: What NOT To Do on Social Media! - 07/11/13 07:48 AM


As you know, social media is a major player in marketing and online branding, and has become a more powerful tool than any of us probably thought possible.  Real Estate industry professionals have victoriously jumped on the bandwagon and, those who do it right, have been reaping the benefits.  
 
The social media experts on our Real Estate Virtual Assistant team have successfully helped many in the industry take their online presence from conception and branding to daily interacting on Facebook, Twitter and other sites on their behalf, and our clients have been thrilled!  They enjoy not having to … (8 comments)

reva: 5 Tips for True Success! - 06/27/13 05:12 AM

Feeling successful in the real estate industry can change from one day to the next.  You may come off a huge sale one day, only to find your buyer decided to switch to a new agent.  There are a number of wins and losses that can come in a single week, so being “successful” may seem worlds away.
 
Yet, any successful person has had to navigate their share of failures; it’s just a matter of how they handled them.  Lasting success isn’t concerned about the minor bumps along the way, but is a series of corrections and good old … (4 comments)

reva: Capture Your Online Audience by Creating Infographics for Free! - 06/20/13 07:01 AM

We’ve all seen our fair share of infographics popping up all over our social media feeds and in our favorite blogs.  They’re eye-catching, give you a quick synopsis of the information you want and are easy to share.  And you may wonder how people create these fun graphics and how you can jump on board!
 
I recently ran across an article that showcased three free infographic tools that are simple to use.  Did I mention they’re FREE?  Take a look at this quick round up and each tools features.
 
1. Infogr.am
This free tool has six layouts … (25 comments)

reva: 10 Tips for Great Customer Service! - 06/13/13 07:05 AM

In our online culture today with trying to keep up with our social media, marketing, blogging and a myriad of other tasks, it can be easy to forget the key to our success: our clients.  
 
As real estate agents, you’re constantly being pulled in a hundred different directions, most of which are important, and finding the time to devote to each specific client can be tough.  Yet, great customer service is one of the tried and true keys of a successful business and should remain on the forefront of our minds.
 
So, what makes for great customer … (21 comments)

reva: Concerned About Your Online Reputation? Don't Miss This New Service! - 06/06/13 05:02 AM

As Real Estate Virtual Assistants, there are a number of things that we handle for clients every day that we’ve been doing for years.  Our experience in these tasks  are what keep our clients coming back as they appreciate the consistency and expertise.
 
Yet, we also know that as our world continues to change, we constantly need to be looking at our services and updating them to meet our client needs!  
 
Whether you like it or not, your online presence is a direct reflection of your business.  Today, most people will first search online for a real … (0 comments)

 
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