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Real Estate Agent with Platinum Realty LLC

 I have had my real estate license for a short time, but I did not focus on finding clients.  I was busy finding houses to flip, managing the projects and then selling these houses.  As the availability of good houses is tight in our market, I have decided to focus on finding some clients.  So I am now into marketing.  This is a new concept to me and I have learned plenty in the last couple of weeks.

One of the first things I have done is start this blog on Active Rain. As part of that, I am learning not only how to write a blog, but how to format a blog. (Did I do a good job getting my picture in the corner and wrapping my text?  I did this in Word and copied and pasted.)  Now I need to figure out this search engine optimization (SEO).  A term I didn’t even know a couple of weeks ago.  Please share some tips.  How does my picture look?  I found it on Google Images, I was going for funny and overwhelmed.  I also need to figure out how to put one of those awesome footers on my blog I see so many of you use.

I also started a Facebook business page: Kevin Flinn Kansas City Real Estate Agent.  I have been trying to get a few posts a day on this page.  I post all of my blogs on here.  I am having problems with their appearance.  My pictures on the Active Rain blog don’t show up on the postings.  Any thoughts on this?  I also share plenty of postings from Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com etc.  I have a $5 a day budget and in the last week, I have gained about 130 likes in 6 days.  Luckily most of the people are from the Kansas City market.  I hope to keep this going and increase my traffic to the site.  Hopefully, I can start gaining some organic likes as well.

The last thing I have done is signed up for a zip code with Zillow.  I have heard differing views on doing this, but I figured it was worth the shot.  I got a good zip code and they are promising me over 5,000 views a month.  If I can covert a client a month the investment will be justified.

So I am in this journey and have learned a lot.  I will keep going, because I will succeed as a Realtor.  Thanks for your tips and any support.

Kevin Flinn

Platinum Realty LLC



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Kevin Flinn

Platinum Realty LLC



Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale

Kevin Flinn - Congrats and best of luck on your journey! I wish i could give you some brilliant advice but I'm still learning myself. You have come to the right place to learn. You might want to watch some of the Active Rain university videos. They are listed under Resources. Lots of good stuff.

Jan 08, 2015 03:09 AM
Chuck Willman
Chuck Willman - Alpine, UT

I hope that you're successful in your marketing efforts. Not all of them will pay off, but getting the start will help you drill down on those that do.

Feb 03, 2015 10:05 PM