Collaboration - Surprised - Why

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Talk 2 Midori, LLC BK645709

If you check search results often times you will find the big dogs....REALTOR.com, Homes.com, Yahoo.com, Zillow and Trulia/Activerain before you see any agent websites.  I call them big dogs at least for real estate and they have one thing in common.  Collaboration.

Most agents are on these sites including their bios, their own websites and especially their listings..when you do things collectively...there is plenty of room for success...more opportunity of exposure..and increase the odds of selling listings.  

Years past I have always made predictions of the internet to myself..at times I would share and at the same time be laughed at..yet today we have touch screen and social media plays a huge role in marketing today.  Yes, some laughed even on this network when I stated you can gain business from facebook by just being yourself.  

I wish people really understood collaboration and the importance of it...today you need a lot of traffic in order to obtain a customer...and sometimes your site is not where its at....so how can we collaborate more? 

Like people's posts on facebook, share on google +.  Did you know the traffic on google + is through the roof?  I have 1.8 million views so far..at one time it was my least favorite social network..and now its becoming my favorite! 

Blog on others sites and link back to your own....

Companies such as RE/MAX and CENTURY 21 got it going on...often times you will find them high on search engines...they have created their own little networks....and although each office is independently owned and operated.... they collaborate...

It was brilliant that Trulia bought Activerain...Trulia and Activerain are benefiting so much...with the amount of traffic on both sites and our blog posts...we benefit too!  It's great to be a star but if you want to be an all-star...don't fight this...don't complain because in reality we put these 3rd party sites on the map...instead collaborate!  

Collaboration will be more important than ever!  I'm no Miss Cleo but I see the writing on the wall!  

Comments (17)

marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

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May 04, 2014 03:06 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon Marti,

Most Realtors have made the problem with these sites in not keeping their own listings and sales updated.

Make yourself a great day.

May 04, 2014 03:57 AM
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

Midori, I  really enjoyed your post this morning, looking forward to others from you in the future.

May 04, 2014 04:31 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Midori- good seeing your post here and yes, it's possible we can all benefit from collaboration!

May 04, 2014 10:04 AM
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
South Florida Residential Real Estate

Hi Midori:

Yes, collaboration is important and being able to see ahead....As they say, the early bird catches the worm.

May 05, 2014 12:55 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

May 10, 2014 11:23 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Midori, all too often we are competitive when we should be collaborative.

Thanks.

May 10, 2014 09:40 PM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

very good information.  You are right about the big dogs.  On my way to subscribe to you!

May 10, 2014 10:18 PM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Congrats two features for your post Midori!  Yes, there is enough biz for everyone and we get more accomplished by cultivating alliances!

May 10, 2014 11:48 PM
Hillary Sheperd
Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon - Scarsdale, NY
Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY

Yes, we all get a lot further when we collaborate.  Great predictions for 2008. Some may have taken a bit longer to come to fruition, but looks like you were right on.

May 11, 2014 02:50 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Midori, brilliant is right and that's you. I totally embraced the concept of Trulia's and ActiveRain's marriage...as with ANY new marriage, you have to get your patterns, habits and compromises DOWN, so that it can be a successful "marriage". 

Loved this post and saw it on Kathy Streib's. 

May 11, 2014 05:48 AM
Al Norman
Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. - Casselberry, FL
Florida FHA Home Loan Specialist

Great blog post and you are definitely correct.  When you collaborate with the big dogs correctly you will be rewarded with traffic in return. 

May 11, 2014 09:44 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

This is an excellent post. Thanks for all the information.

Like people's posts on facebook, share on google +.  Did you know the traffic on google + is through the roof?  I have 1.8 million views so far..at one time it was my least favorite social network..and now its becoming my favorite!

May 11, 2014 11:39 AM
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

I missed this post last spring Midori Miller Come follow us on Google+ at the Real Estate Community. I have not seen you there.

Jan 17, 2015 11:08 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, AR is sold again, and again after T. So, those collaborations obviously did not work.

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