Everything has to be updated - there are new Internet related numbers as they correspond to people searching on line - new variables with reference to buyers finding homes and closing the same. Before, 2001, publication print was the main medium that agents would utilize to get their listings sold - Best representing their Sellers of Real Estate.
In fact, if you remember, the newspaper was a primary medium, Homes and Land, the Real Estate Book - But after 2002 - those numbers started to shrink at an exponential rate.
Today - it is all about the WWW - 87% are searching on line before contacting an agent - 70% found their home on line before contacting an agent and successfully closing escrow. These are really staggering numbers folks.
Realtor.com - that is the big boy on the block when compared with all of the other search portals for real estate. Realtor.com is running the show, so far. The greatest thing about the Internet is not everything stays the same forever. In fact, it is so very dynamic, any Website on Top of the Search Engines could be knocked off in a millisecond. I am waiting for Active Rain to hit the top, which it already has in some markets and with some keywords.
Active Rain should be an everyday thing. I look at like taking a shower - Every Day - Working out - Every Day, even when sick - every single day - you need to hit your active rain blog and your personal blog with a link back to active rain. The only way you are going to get better is with pig headed discipline and determination.
If you don't know what you should be writing about? - Try this:
- New listings
- Real Estate news
- each and every page of your website
- whom you saw recently from your past
- your latest contact on Facebook
- why you like a particular restaurant (then send a link to the manager)
New Numbers for Santa Clarita...
September 22, 2010 Daily Numbers New Listings: 29 Out of the New Listings: REO: 8 Short Sale: 7 Active Listings: 1173 Avg. Days on Market: 97 Pending Daily New: 20 Closed Daily New: 7 Pending & Backup Offers Total: 910 September Closed to Date: 147 YTD Closed Escrows: 2511 Have a wonderful day!!
Oh Yeah - with Blogging and writing - it takes practice, this took me 7 minutes.. I re-read it once and BooYah!!!!