If you can't find your Realtor on Page 1 of Google . . .

Real Estate Agent with Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info DB-17066

I love good old fashioned competition.  I appreciate it when potential home seller's do their research and actually pay attention to what a Realtor does (or doesn't do) to market themselves.

If you can't find an agent easily on line, what are the odds they will be able to help your house get found it they can't even market themselves effectively?

If you are planning on selling your home, do yourself a favor and Google the agents you are interviewing.  What shows up for them?  Do they have a personal website? Do they have a blog? What social media sites show up for them? What images show up for them?

If you like what you see, then ask them what they intend to do to specifically market YOUR home.  Will they . . .

  • Blog about your house for sale?
  • Create a custom webpage for your house?
  • Will they do 3D interactive tours?
  • Drone photos and videos?
  • Create a custom sign for your house?
  • Virtually Stage it if needed?
  • Offer Prelisting Inspections for you at no cost to identify potential problems?
  • What are they doing to assure safety precautions during this pandemic?
  • What are they using technology tools?

If you are considering selling your home in the Boise, Idaho area; I would love to have the opportunity to interview for the job!

Jim Paulson, CRS, GRI, SRES, ePRO
Owner/Broker of Progressive Realty Corporation
208-573-0471 personal cell phone
1-877-Go-Own-It toll free

Comments (10)

Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

The internet plays an important role in our business.  The key is to be found.  Looks like you have done an excellent job.

Feb 18, 2021 06:15 AM
Jim Paulson

Rose Mary Justice thank you.  It takes work, but it is worth it.  I do a lot more than just stick a sign in the yard and put a home on the MLS and wait for the offer. :)

Feb 18, 2021 06:31 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Congratulations on owning that first page of Google. 

Feb 18, 2021 06:19 AM
Jim Paulson

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI thank you.  I have to admit, I do have fun sometimes with the aggressive telemarketers wanting to charge me hundreds of dollars a month to show up on page 1 and as you could see, none of those are paid spots.

Feb 18, 2021 06:33 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jim, we have a huge competitive market in Denver, and not on page one for many neighborhoods, but a few I am! 

Feb 18, 2021 06:45 AM
Jim Paulson

You do a great job online Joan Cox :)

Feb 18, 2021 07:37 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Those looking for agents can also tell the difference between paid results and organic results.  Very  important.

Feb 18, 2021 10:11 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It definitely seems like you are the agent to refer to for any buyers or sellers in Boise!

Feb 19, 2021 05:17 AM
Jim Paulson

Thanks Brian England I will reciprocate in the Gilbert area with you.  I just went through earlier this month and did the Vacasa Certification.  I am thinking about turning at least of my properties into a vacation rental.

Feb 23, 2021 01:33 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Jim - proper preparation and due diligence is an important part of the real estate process.  From the selection process and along that path to closing the transaction.  Beyond as well.  

Feb 22, 2021 05:55 AM
Jim Paulson

You could turn this into a pretty amazing advertising campaign.  "Your DD in real estate - let me handle the Due Diligence."

Feb 23, 2021 01:35 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I think that that’s a totally valid idea that might need to be explored a little further. Thanks for posting.

Feb 26, 2021 08:20 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I’ve been surprised that people don’t prepare as well as they could more often. :)

Michael Jacobs

Feb 26, 2021 08:23 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Sometimes you need that extra step to get you there that way. Good advice!

Feb 26, 2021 09:52 PM
Jim Paulson

Maybe it is the agents "aura" or their Feng Shui ;)

Apr 27, 2021 12:58 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Jim, very good advice. I googled myself, and yes, I did show up on page 1, with my web-site, and with my ActiveRain blog and a few other sites. Yes, all points you mentuioned in your blog are a part of a successful marketing strategy for selling a listing for top dollar, even when the market is so friendly to Sellers.

Mar 31, 2021 01:32 PM
Jim Paulson

You do show up very well.  You are fortunate to not be competing with too many people (if any) with your name but regardless you do show up on multiple fronts online.  Great job!

Apr 27, 2021 12:57 PM