social media: 8 Steps to a Productive and Successful Year (2015) - 10/24/14 02:33 AM
Here are some steps / ideas / planning to help you have the best year ever.
 
This is a re-cap of a live class that has quite a bit of commentary. Please feel free to get in touch if you have questions about any of the content. (Here is a link to the power point for more information.)
 
Step 1:  Analyze your business from the past 12 months.
Hopefully you've been tracking all year, but if not - utilize reports from your MLS. Here is your checklist of items to ponder...
How much business did you have? How many … (0 comments)

social media: FaceBook Business Page - Get Prepared for Timeline - 02/29/12 06:50 AM
 
The snazzy Timeline layout has been available for personal FaceBook pages for a while.  Today, FaceBook announced the roll out of Timeline for your business page.   These won't go live until March 30th so you have some time to get prepared.  You also have an option to publish Timeline now if you choose. 
 
This is a great opportunity to have a stunning banner on your business page.  Get creative, have some fun, and put something together that defines your brand.
Here is an article regarding the rollout details from PCMag.com.
 
First order of business is to brainstorm … (3 comments)

social media: Pump up you knowledge, rev up your marketing, jazz up your social media... - 07/27/11 07:21 AM
We have a fun line-up of both credit and non-credit gatherings available.  If you need to pump up your knowledge, rev up your marketing, or jazz up your social media, take a cruise through some of the offerings from AmeriTitle
 


AGENDAS & BOOKING INFO
One-on-One  |  Small Group  |  Large Group
 
Topic:
Foreclosure Sale & Short Sale  |  Title & Escrow Process
1 Continuing Education Credit Hour
Agenda:
· Foreclosure sale transaction statistics in our area
· The title and escrow process for bank owned / short sale transactions and how they differ from other transactions
· How to register … (2 comments)

social media: Intentional Social Media & Internet Presence Part SIX - 05/29/11 12:40 PM
 
We've arrived at the final installment of this series.  You can find links to cruise through the entire series at the bottom of this post. 
 
Here we'll cover:
How do we find the time? Monitor your reputation How to stay on track, accountable & results driven  
How do we find the time?
Set goals / have a plan Stick to your plan and schedule then turn it off and interact with real life people Utilize a social community manager Create a social media calendar or map Syndicate / Schedule (HootSuite & other tools)  
 
Monitor your … (3 comments)

social media: Intentional Social Media & Internet Presence Part FIVE - 05/28/11 03:44 AM
Greetings!  This is part five of a six part series.  If you want to see other segments go to the bottom of this post...
 
Time Management – Priority List / Schedule
 
Begin by scheduling an appointment with yourself.  (Initial set-up, monthly, weekly, daily maintenance.) 
 
Create a list of every profile and every site that you use.  Take this list and prioritize it.  Make note of how much time you are willing to spend on each site.  This will help you stay focused and spend time wisely on the sites that matter most. (Click here for a web … (4 comments)

social media: Intentional Social Media & Internet Presence Part FOUR(b) - 05/27/11 01:46 PM
To visit past installments...
 
 
 
Why social media / Internet marketing is important - (Part ONE) Where are you in the realm of this social media mania? (Part TWO) Goal / Strategy - SWOT, 10 Strategy Questions, Action Plan Ok I'm excited - where do I start?  (Part FOUR) (Google Tools) Ok I'm excited - where do I start?  (Part FOURa) Active Rain Ok I'm excited - where do I start? (Part FOURb - you are here) Time Management - Priority List / Schedule (Part FIVE - up next) How to stay on track, accountable & results driven (Part … (0 comments)

social media: Intentional Social Media & Internet Presence Part FOUR(a) - 05/25/11 12:19 PM
 
Continuing on "where to focus your efforts first" after you have your strategy and goals in place...
 
(Be sure to check out Part ONE through FOUR if you want to start at the beginning of this series.)
 
ActiveRain
I LOVE ActiveRain.  While it causes me some frustration at times and yes the price continues to go up, and oh boy there has been some internal hubbub going on lately -  I am still a huge, raving fan of this platform.
If you can commit yourself to this community you will learn from others, get up to speed on … (0 comments)

social media: Intentional Social Media & Internet Presence Part FOUR - 05/23/11 01:16 PM
 
Welcome to part four of intentional social media and Internet presence.  If you missed the first installments you can find them here...
 
Why social media / Internet marketing is important - (Part ONE) Where are you in the realm of this social media mania?  (Part TWO) Goal / Strategy - SWOT, 10 Strategy Questions, Action Plan Ok I'm excited - where do I start? (Part FOUR - you are here) Time Management - Priority List / Schedule (Part FIVE - up next) How to stay on track, accountable & results driven (Part SIX - coming soon)  
Where do … (0 comments)

social media: Intentional Social Media & Internet Presence Part THREE (Strategy/Goals) - 05/20/11 06:34 AM
 
If you're just stumbling onto part THREE please take a moment to check out part one and two...
Why social media and internet markting is important (Part ONE) 
Where are you in the realm of this social media mania?  (Part TWO)
 
My good friend (and inspirational leader) Rene' Fabre noted in part two ~
Most 'jumping on the band wagon' recently are doing so as a reaction to "everyone else is doing it." I remind them SM (social media) is not a "thing", nor is it a shortcut. The online life is a landscape riddled with rabbit holes. … (3 comments)

social media: Intentional Social Media & Internet Presence Part TWO - 05/19/11 04:43 AM
In Part ONE we talked about why social media / Internet presence is important.  I feel confident that the importance is clearly evident.  For most, I imagine there is a very big sense of ";pressure"; to work on this segment of your business.  Working with 100's of agents, we encounter all different levels of participation... 
Where are you in the realm of this Social Media Mania?

You are a busy professional and you understand the concept of a business plan, strategy, setting goals, return on investment, and managing your time wisely. 
 
Now you have a fairly new (really … (6 comments)

social media: Intentional Social Media & Internet Presence Part ONE - 05/18/11 06:29 AM
I'm kicking off a series of ponderings on Goal Setting & Time Management for Social Media and Internet Presence... long title that boils down to having a plan and some intention while you work on your Internet presence.  The full series will include...
 
Why social media / Internet marketing is important Where are you in the realm of this social media mania? Why goal setting and time management is important Goal / Strategy - SWOT, 10 Strategy Questions, Action Plan Ok I'm excited - where do I start? Time Management - Priority List / Schedule How to stay on track, … (0 comments)

social media: Education & Event Opportunities - May 2011 - 05/02/11 11:40 AM
Education & Event Opportunities for
Real Estate Professionals in the Willamette Valley
for the Month of May 2011
 
Gathering with area professionals to network while you learn can result in business development!  Please find a search for education from various sources below that include real life gatherings as well as online options... 
 
NORTH WILLAMETTE ASSOCATION OF REALTORS®
Wednesday, May 25th - ETHICS presented by Alan Brickley
                    PGE Building  |  2079 Progress Way, Woodburn, OR
                    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (3 credit hours)
                    Free for NWAR Members $10 per credit hour for non-members
 
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social media: Rock the Vote ~ Best of the Willamette Valley 2011 - 03/21/11 08:38 AM
I found out last week that I was nominated for the Statesman Journal's Best of the Mid-Willamette for "Best Use of Social Media."

 
I swear I didn't nominate myself but I am happy to shamelessly beg for your votes as I would jump out of my skin with excitement if I were to place in this category.   It only takes a second to vote and you can vote every day if you so choose until April 10th.
Click Here: Statesman Journal Best of Mid-Willamette
Then go to "Professional Services" Under "Best Use of Social Media" - vote for … (2 comments)

social media: Goal Setting and Time Management for Internet Presence - 11/19/10 05:47 AM


 
 
 
If you're finding this article on ActiveRain, chances are you already "get it" and are bought in to the importance of internet presenence and social media.  For the begginers and fence sitters, please read on.  Please also read on if you "get it" but feel you could use a little more organization... a method to the madness, or a fresh perspecive for the new year ahead of us. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click the image above to download a printable presentation.  
 
Contents:
 
 Why social media / internet marketing is … (7 comments)

social media: Goal Setting and Time Management for your Social Media and Internet Marketing - 07/17/09 04:08 AM

Goal Setting & Time Management
for
Social Media & Internet Marketing
Why social media / internet marketing is important Where are you in the realm of this social media mania? Goal / Strategy - SWOT, 10 Strategy Questions, Action Plan Time Management - Priority List / Schedule How to stay on track, accountable & results driven  Why social media / internet marketing is important
Let's begin at the beginning... what is the point and why should you care about your presence on the internet? 
Over 87% of home buyers begin their search on the internet.*  They are already out there … (9 comments)