social media marketing: The Power of Testimonials! - 06/09/14 11:47 AM
As a longtime Real Estate Virtual Assistant team that has worked alongside many real estate professionals, including those just getting their business off of the ground as well as those managing highly successful careers, there have always been a few tools that go miles in the way of credibility and professionalism. One of those tools are legitimate, unfiltered client testimonials. There are a few different ways to utilize client testimonials through social media and the web, to ensure the most wide-reaching impact for the reviews that you've earned. Our Real Estate Virtual Assistant team has seen very effective client testimonials used … (2 comments)

social media marketing: 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)

social media marketing: 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)

social media marketing: 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)

social media marketing: Never Run Out of Blogging Topics with These 3 Tips! - 09/26/13 09:51 AM

As a blogger, I know that one of the hardest parts of blogging is coming up with a subject.  Perhaps you’ve been in the same boat!  You sit down to write your weekly post and find yourself searching for an idea.  You look at what you’ve written over the past few weeks, check your email, begin to glance over your “To Do” list and, before you know it; you’ve given up and are on to the next thing.  For anyone who’s attempted blogging on a regular basis; we’ve all been there.
 
So, how can you consistently come up with … (7 comments)

social media marketing: 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)

social media marketing: 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)

social media marketing: 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)

social media marketing: 2 Cutting Edge Tools for 2012! - 01/12/12 09:08 AM

Each year, new innovative tools come on the market, and 2012 is no different!  Although it can seem nearly impossible to keep up with the latest and greatest thing out there, it’s worth it if you find something you know you’ll use all the time. 
As Real Estate Virtual Assistants, we enjoy being your eyes and ears for the latest in marketing and technology as our goal is to help make your life easier.  Below are a few new gadgets that may spark your interest.  Take a look!
 
Cutting Edge Video
 
Product:  Dot
Company: Kogeto
Description:  A 360 degree … (4 comments)

social media marketing: 7 Signs You Need a Break! - 11/17/11 07:07 AM

With the holidays just around the corner, many of you are probably looking forward to a much needed break!  Whether you’re gathering with family or friends, or are just craving a few days of personal R&R, having a little time to switch gears and turn off the noise of work can be just the thing you need to get refreshed and ready to go for the new year.
 
Now you may be one of those real estate agents that thinks, “Take a break? I wish!”  As Real Estate Virtual Assistants, we know that there’s a lot of hard work … (7 comments)

social media marketing: 5 Tips for Reaching the Millennial Generation - 10/27/11 09:00 AM

Have you stopped to think how technology driven our society is today?  It seems worlds away from where we were twenty, fifteen, even ten years ago!  In fact, there’s a whole generation of people who don’t even know what life was like before the internet.  They’ve grown up with immediate access to an abundance of information at their fingertips, a fast paced social life and are novices as quickly sorting through the best and most convenient path to take in any given situation.  They’re call “Millennials.”
 
So, how do you reach this 17-34 year old, on-the-go generation? Since they … (0 comments)

social media marketing: 4 Tips for Protecting Your Social Media Reputation! - 10/20/11 08:26 AM

With the whirlwind of the social media surge, it seemed that everyone jumped on board at the same time. Before we knew it, everything had turned social and if you weren’t on the bandwagon, you were quickly left out.  Over the past few years, it seems that everyone and every business has turned to social media to stay in touch and on top of their game.  But at what cost?
 
If you haven’t considered how social media could affect your reputation, now is a great time to start.  As a real estate agent, your image and what others say … (10 comments)

social media marketing: Use HootSuite’s New Updates For Your Facebook Posts! - 08/31/11 07:21 AM
If you’re a regular reader of our real estate virtual assistant blog, you’ve probably heard us mention HootSuite before. For those of you who don’t know, HootSuite is a free social media dashboard that you can use to schedule your posts, monitor your feeds, and maintain your social media sites, all on one user-friendly interface. We use it regularly for our social media clients, mostly to schedule out their tweets to go out throughout the day, instead of all within a twenty minute time span.
Up until recently, HootSuite’s capabilities within Facebook were limited. You could post to your Facebook business … (4 comments)

social media marketing: Where Should I Find My Facebook Posts, Anyway? - 08/10/11 10:43 AM

When we first begin our social media setups for our clients, we create something called a “cheat sheet.” This cheat sheet has everything from our clients’ hourly social media budget for the week to links to their website and blog to client preferences to a list of resources we should use for posts. The cheat sheet is, in a way, our social media lifeline for each client. By glancing at the cheat sheet, we know exactly where to go to find what to post for our clients and what geographic area each client is in. It’s a way to save … (4 comments)

social media marketing: Six Ways to Get People to Follow You on Twitter - 08/03/11 09:59 AM
Once most real estate agents set up their Twitter account, start tweeting, and follow a few profiles, they start waiting for people to follow them. When they enter this phase of social networking, one of two things happens:
They start getting frustrated because they’re only getting followed by spam accounts and don’t put as much effort into their tweets. They get frustrated because nobody is interacting with them on Twitter, and they give up on it entirely. Both of these reactions are understandable. After all, we’re all busy and maintaining your Twitter takes precious time out of your already jam-packed day. … (4 comments)

social media marketing: Take Your Facebook Page to the Next Level With RealPro’s Facebook Tabs! - 07/27/11 10:45 AM
 
As real estate agents, you work hard on your branding. You spend hours coming up with just the right feel for your website and the message that you want to convey. One of the biggest aggravations about Facebook is that due to the site’s settings, it’s difficult to incorporate your branding on your business page. You can have your branding in your profile picture and general information as well as your wall posts, but the overall feel of your website isn’t really present anywhere on your page.
That’s where RealPro comes in. The web company is offering a brand new … (0 comments)

social media marketing: Build an Effective Online Community - 07/14/11 09:25 AM
Okay, so you’ve built up your Facebook page and Twitter account, you’ve been maintaining all of your pages daily, and you’ve even built up a decent number of fans. Many agents get to this point and they ask themselves what to do next. The answer is this: engage.This might sound simple enough, but you’d be surprised how many real estate agents hit a wall once they get the fans. They’re trying to build relationships with they’re online community and get the lead generation from social media, but they struggle with getting people to be responsive to them. This gets frustrating, and … (2 comments)

social media marketing: The Three Most Common Social Media Mistakes - 06/23/11 10:53 AM
Social media is a brand-new form of marketing, so if you’re an experienced real estate agent who is used to more tried-and-true marketing tactics, it can be difficult to grasp the concept of Facebook and Twitter. It’s hard enough learning how to use social networking sites and to understand the lingo, but when you’re not getting the results that you want, it can get frustrating. That’s why sometimes, it’s important to take a step back and yourself this: What am I doing wrong?As real estate virtual assistants, we have adopted social networking as one of our biggest marketing tools for our … (5 comments)

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