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2009 

A few minutes ago I answered one of those blocked calls on my cell phone and was SPAMMED by Donald Trump! It was a pre-recorded message in The Donald's voice inviting me to join a brand new MLM that he's promoting (and bears his name) that will "generate so much money that it will take America ou...
08/17/2009
Publishing a blog is a mixture of art and science. The art is your content, how you phrase your sentences and pen your words. The science is the systematic checklist you use to make sure your blog is fully optimized for the search engines so it can be seen by your real estate customers.  I going ...
08/17/2009
We all know how important it is to be on the internet and have a good web reputation.  Well think about this as you market online to build your real estate business:  "What Happens in Vegas ... stays on Facebook / Twitter / You Tube / Active Rain".  Everything that you publish online is indexed, ...
08/17/2009
It's official. Active Rain has acknowledged me as the number one ranked and the featured Realtor for my home town of Niwot, Colorado - famous as the home of those comfy and cute shoes CROCS. I'm the King of Niwot, ruler of my domain. It helps that I'm the only Realtor from Niwot on Active Rain. I...
08/13/2009
Christian Russell made a great point about the amount of spam on social networks like Twitter. I want to take the point one step further - ALL SOCIAL NETWORKERS ARE SPAMMERS! (Almost the only exception appears to be Active Rainers. But I'll come to that later). I know this is a controversial stat...
08/12/2009
Here's a killer tip to get your friend building on social networks off to fast start. Facebook, Linked In, Ning and Twitter all use an open source sign up protocol so you can import all your contacts from your web based email accounts, like gmail, aol and yahoo, and invite them to follow you or b...
08/11/2009
Social networks are built to be viral. You can use its viral nature to rapidly build your own personal network within the greater social network Step 1 of your social networking plan should be to make friends with other network members. Step 2 is to go viral and make friends with your friend's fr...
08/11/2009
Will you be my bff? The foundation to social marketing is this - social networking is all about making friends.  Facebook calls your friends "friends" but other networks use different terms like associates, connections or followers. No matter the name they all enjoy the same basic relationship to...
08/11/2009
I want to alert you to the fatal flaw in your real estate social marketing strategy. It's a fatal flaw that isn't picked up by many real estate professionals but is the first rule of Internet Marketing 101. The problem is that you can only communicate with your friends and group members through t...
08/10/2009
The one thing I noticed about the recent Denver REBarCamp (Great Job by Kristal Kraft and team) was the wide eyed look (deer in the headlights) of the average Realtor who attended the event. The event was well attended by the real estate industry who clearly felt a need to get up to speed on soci...
08/10/2009
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Ross Hair is Bald. Ross is also the Real Estate Advocate, a real estate social media fan and a (loud) voice for homeowners and real estate investors. You can find his musings at www.rosshair.com