Why do Realtor's love glamour shots?

Real Estate Agent with ERA Oakcrest Realty Inc

Have you ever wondered why Realtors always have Hollywood glamour shots on their business cards?  I am sure you have seen the elaborately painted SUV's that are engraved with the names, phone numbers, websites and email addresses.  It always baffles me why we do this.  Yes, even I fall victim to it!

It is purely an attempt to get your attention.  Once we get it, we hope we can make a connection.  Connections lead to relationships and relationships are the business we are in.   Marketing in the real estate industry is getting an overhaul.  With the birth of social media everyone is looking at advertising in a whole new light.   I am a perfect example of this "new" marketing.  I tweet, I am on myspace, facebook, Aim, yahoo, blogger, word press, bebo, I text message, instant message, skype and today I even fring!  It is all in an attempt to get your attention.

So forgive my poor writing skills because I will never be a good blogger but I am a great Realtor.  I  hope I can share useful information about what I do so you can learn from my expertise.  Maybe I will throw in a funny story or too!

Comments (6)

Marilyn Boudreaux
Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty - Lake Charles, LA
Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor

well said Tina!  We don't have to have a zillion points or be a "blogger" to be a good Realtor.  Closing deals is what puts money in our pockets, its not all tapping on the keyboard :)  You go girl!

Jun 22, 2010 04:03 PM
Nyssa Smith
Keller Williams Advantage Realty - State College, PA
REALTOR, State College Area Real Estate

Welcome Tina!  Looks like this is your very first blog on ActiveRain!  Congrats and welcome to the 'Rain'!  It's a fun place to be!  Lots of warm and friendly people who will give you good tips and advice!

Jun 22, 2010 04:13 PM
Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
Realtor and Broker/Owner

Excellent question for your first post.  Best wishes for the future!

Jun 22, 2010 05:45 PM
Letitia Stevenson
BHHS Fox & Roach | www.DelawareValleyRE.com - Greenville, DE
Listing Agent DE/PA/MD, Digital Marketer & Coach

Tina, Welcome to Active Rain! Active Rain is a great place to share your knowledge, expertise and thoughts, as well as network and learn so much from the vast pool of talent already onboard.

Welcome Aboard and Much Success!

Jun 23, 2010 01:48 AM
Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Real Estate TeamMates - Miami, FL

Welcome to ActiveRain. This is a great community to network with others as well a great place to learn from other's experiences and knowledge. I've enjoyed it; I hope you enjoy it as well.

Jun 27, 2010 11:17 AM
Kim Davis
available for employment - Harrisonburg, VA

Thanks for clearing up the Glamour shots question. I've always wondered why you have to be a model to be a realtor. Of all the social media, I enjoy Twitter the most. It doesn't take long to ready about alot of different topics - and it's like sending a text message to lots of people all at once.

Sep 01, 2011 11:20 AM