I will be writing the majority of the posts in this blog. I envisioned this blog a few months ago due to the fact that few other Realtors, and very few real estate companies, in the St. Louis area offered such a resource. At River City, we get the Web 2.0 concept and consider ourselves Realtors 2.0 . We are here to be a resource for everything related to homeownership and real estate in general, even if that means you aren't looking to currently buy or sell. For example our resource to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, it's not likely that someone going through foreclosure will be buying a home anytime soon. However, as members of the community we want to help those in need. You won't generally find our company advertising in the newspaper, so if that's something that's important to you, there are plenty of great companies out there that offer that service. (We just don't see the value, when according to a 2008 National Association of Realtors Study states that a full 87% of homebuyers use the internet for their search.) However, we focus on using social media tools: Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn etc and Web 2.0 tools: Enhanced Property Tools on Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow, and more than 20 other websites with which we interface. We are the only company to offer Real Estate Trumpet , an online system for our agents that allows them to put their listings out to these sites, specifically Craigslist . Take a look at how great one of our listings looks on Craigslist here , now look at an ad posted by our competition
That's why our listings get viewed online hundreds and sometimes even thousands more times than other brokers.
So if online marketing of your property is a priority to you, consider giving us a call toll free : (866) 456-1862 . Although I'm based at our office in St. Charles, MO we have offices throughout St. Louis and can even help our Illinois friends too! (Hey, if you're thinking about buying in Christmas, PA or Boring, OR or Happyland, OK or just about anywhere else in the United States, we can help you find a great Realtor to work with through our nationwide agent network)
Additionally, we have a few really innovative tricks up our sleeves too that we'll be announcing soon.
Therefore, you can look to this blog and the resources (like how to get free money for your downpayment) on our website to grow and offer you a great place to get info on real estate in our area.
We look forward to getting comments as to what information you'd like to see. If you like to reach me directly, I'm available to answer any questions, you can call my direct line at (636) 757-9600