Quick tip of the day - are you listed on your local online papers?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Properties

Debbie shares important information, which I didn't know anything about.

She learned this on ActiveRain, and it's a great way to get listed in the right online directories.  I have learned out to stay at the at the top of Google, now I've learned something new today from Debbie's post.

Check this out if you missed it.

The industry changes rapidly, and keeping constantly updated will assure staying at the top of game,  

Original content by Debbie Gartner

Yesterday, I had an appointment and when I asked the customer where he found me, he said lohud.com.  (Lohud.com is the online version of one of our local newspapers).


I was stunned.  I had no idea how that happened.  I had never added my info in there.  So, of course, when I got home, I checkedout the site.  There is a yellow pages section in there and you can search for lots of local things.  This was "powered by planet discover" something I vaguely remember entering our info into...most likely triggered by something I read on Active Rain.


I then noticed that you can rate companies, and of course none of my competitors have any ratings, so if we get some, we will standout.  So, I shot an email to one of my past customers who is also a friend and asked if she would review us.  I may do another couple as well...but right now my priority is doing laundry, packing and finishing everything up before I go away.


So, I've added this onto my monthly project list to either do for Jan or Feb - make sure I get a couple of more reviews and check to see about the other local papers and make sure I'm listed.


In addition to the fact that some local people can find you, most of these places allow you to have a link back to your site, so this can also improve your SEO.  So, check out your local papers online and see if you are listed; if not, add yourself (It should only take a few minutes) and if they allow reviews, ask some people to give you some.  (this year we are going to focus even more on getting online review as they seem to be having a bigger impact and starting to generate more leads...even this weekend, I got another lead from yelp).

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Comments (6)

Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Thx so much for reblogging.  I really appreciate it.  I was in Dallas briefly yesterday (at the airport) and thought about you.

Jan 18, 2014 10:37 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Barbara,

Seems like every time we turn around there is something new to get done or do. Thanks for the heads up.

Have a good day in Rockwall.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 18, 2014 10:37 PM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Yet another great outlet for getting the word out!

have a great day


Jan 19, 2014 02:21 AM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Debbie, it would have been able to hook up.  I learned someing from you I didn't know, so thanks!

Clint, new things seem to be happening at the speed of light!  So much to learn!

Rob, we want to be easy to find, and this is another way.

Guys, have a get day, and being easy to to be found  

Jan 19, 2014 03:30 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Barbara.  What a great idea.  Thanks.

Jan 19, 2014 07:41 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. I missed the original one.

Jan 21, 2014 05:31 AM

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