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  • 28% of people check Facebook before they get out of bed!
  • 25% of all Internet page views are Facebook and 10% of all Internet usage is Facebook.
  • 4 out of 5 emails are spam! Text and FB message are taking over.
  • Need 4 things: Hyperlocal blog, Buyer website to capture buyers, Seller website to promote self (testimonials, etc), and a Niche website (river homes, patio homes, etc., only).
  • YouTube - Epic and Honest Mobile Home Commercial (just plain funny and good).
  • VisiStat has heat mapping (where your visitors move on your webpage) and tracks visitors to include (but not limited to) their ip address cross referenced to their business address. However, Sitemeter does heat mapping for free.
  • Free easy form maker: Wufoo
  • Goal: For every 100 leads, 2-3 convert now, 2-3 convert 6-12 months, and another 1-2 convert between 12-24 months. In other words, out of 100 leads, shoot for 8 leads to convert to closed transactions.
  • When doing paid advertising, consider Bing, not just Google.
  • 4 Paid search tangibles: Small target groups (narrow the focus), Small daily budgets, Strong offers, and last, Variety of platforms (Bing, YouTube, etc.).

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Nicole Needham
Needham Realty - Winters, CA
SFR (530) 302-5478


Great information. Looks like Facebook is taking over. I need to get to a rain camp asap !!

Jun 20, 2011 07:01 AM #1
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Colleen--the stats are pretty amazing.  I watch my nieces and nephews with Facebook and iPhones and they are changing the world we market in.  Until they get raincamp in Hawaii I am delighted to get it via osmosis.  Thanks. 

Jun 20, 2011 07:13 AM #2
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

It was interesting to learn that texting and Facebook status updates are replacing email. Thanks for sharing your notes!

Jun 21, 2011 04:23 AM #3
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Colleen - More good info.  I'm going to be busy thanks to you.

Jun 21, 2011 01:26 PM #4
BethAnn Long
RE/MAX Inland Empire - Spokane, WA
Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate

Thank you! I really wanted to be there, but just could not!

BethAnn in Spokane

Jun 21, 2011 02:31 PM #5
Barbara Altieri
Kinard Realty Group Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Coleen -- Thank you for sharing what happened at Raincamp. It's and overwhelming amount of information presented, but such a worthy event to attend.

Jun 21, 2011 03:00 PM #6
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
This is really fascinating. They are not coming to DC area this year so your posts are very appreciated.
Jun 22, 2011 12:35 AM #7
Colleen Lane
Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale - Kennewick, WA
Realtor(r) 509.438.9344

Thanks everyone for the comments.  If ya haven't been to a RainCamp, get it on your list of things to do!  RainCamp is a real game-changer!

Jun 22, 2011 01:58 AM #8
Cindy Logan
Mark 1 Real Estate Advisors - Huntington Beach, CA

Colleen, I'm growing more and more jealous.  Wish I had made the trip up to Seattle, which happens to be one of my favorite places.  August can't come soon enough!

Jun 22, 2011 02:43 AM #9
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Colleen,

VERY useful post.

Your fingers must have been flying!

Thanks. It is easy to forget a lot of this, even just a few days later


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