"Google Lizette Fitzpatrick" For Internet Marketing to SELL YOUR HOME!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lizette Realty - Richmond KY 61678

 While talking to a potential seller the other day I had a brainstorm. We are always wondering just what sets us apart from other agents.

What would be a deciding factor that a client might pick one agent from another?

 It might not be that I could stick a sign in the front yard, I could have an open house or that I could put a picture in a newspaper or magazine.

What sells your property these days is complete Internet presence. I'm not talking about just the local MLS. That's a start, but now I can tell clients that they will be listed on over 200 websites. I add more each day. I spend hours and hours researching how to best sell a property on the Internet.

I now tell them"Google My Name"! I know that when they do they will see me on over 3 solid pages or more.

Next, they can Google whatever agent they were thinking about using. Need I say more?

These days it's all about the Internet.

Make sure you aren't wasting any time in marketing your property.

Google for the best agent!!!

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Renée Donohue~Home Photography
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I have "google me" on the back of my business cards and on the post cards I send out.  I explain how over 80% of buyers start their search on the internet, basically how important of a marketing tool it is and then close with why it is important to have your name splashed everywhere.  "I go where the buyers go, do they?" is my closing line.

It has been pretty effective! 

Apr 29, 2007 03:30 AM #1
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Mysterywriter

Lizette,

Nice Blog....very professionally executed.  I'm moving to Kentucky tomorrow. Who did your characture...great job, Lizette.

Things are going well here..my second book is now available on Lulu. It's been out for 2 weeks.

 Warmest regrds and hugs,

  Tom

Apr 29, 2007 03:38 AM #3
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Lizette - going to the Oaks or Derby?? I'm going to the Oaks!

I like the characature too...

I'm finding myself FINALLY on the internet.  My name isn't very popular but there are a couple famous people in academia and now in xtreme sports and acting with my name...so when you googled my first AND last names, you'd get one of them with someone they collaborated with... now I'm one of the first Podgursky's found..,. plus with my local posts etc... I'm getting my name on lots of important search terms!

Apr 29, 2007 03:46 AM #4
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Renee - That's my next plan...on the back of my cards. First thing Monday I am all over it!

 Jon - Thanks for the kind words! Good luck to you!

 Tom - Thanks for all your support!

David- Looks like Keeneland was as close as I will get to the Derby this year. Bet on the longshot!

Apr 29, 2007 04:26 AM #5
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Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor

Lizette, Great blog, I like the cartoon that you added, it seems like "genie" when it started that t.v. show, I am with you about internet presence.

 

Apr 29, 2007 07:26 AM #6
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Bob Sloop, Consultant, Indianapolis, IN
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It is a great idea, run with it and good luck, get more leads...sell more houses, go to the race track and win big, then sell more houses.  Sounds like a plan to me. LOL
Apr 29, 2007 11:48 AM #7
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Ann Marie Clements
Remax Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery County & Frederick County

This is a great idea. Everyone loves to google...I can't wait to pu that on my card..it would also work well for expireds...you could ask them to google their house address and see what comes up...I have done that many times comparing it to homes that I have listed...

Ann Marie Clements

Apr 29, 2007 02:17 PM #8
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Lexa R. Montierth
NextHome Complete Realty - Tucson, AZ
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It helps to have a unique name too :)  Not a whole lot ofo Lizette Fitzpatricks, or Lexa Montierth's out there.  Everytime I google my own name I love to see things like active rain and zillow pop up!

 

Lexa  

Apr 29, 2007 06:51 PM #10
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Yvonne Brown
Century 21 Northwest - Gilbert, AZ
I am working hard to increase my internet presence so that I can use that line one day too!
Apr 29, 2007 06:53 PM #11
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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Lizette, great post.  I have already had a few people tell me they've googled my name (NOT just the business name) and they can find out more about you.  And it shows YOU what pulls you up, the articles you've written and who has picked up on them.  It's a great tool, and I do ask people if they have any questions about me to just google my name!  Thanks for pointing that out, it was overlooked until recently.
Apr 30, 2007 12:52 AM #12
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Ray - I am a genie, how did you know?

Bob - All this work! I really should have a plan!

AnnMarie - That's a great idea!

 

Apr 30, 2007 08:14 AM #14
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Barbara - I am an artist but I had anther artist do it for me. It's my logo that I use on everything. It is very recognized locally. I have only recently put my real picture in a few places.

Lexa- What were our mothers thinking! Two unique names that should be Googled...perfect! 

Yvonne - You are off to a great start! Good luck to you!

Carole - Good to hear from you. I knew you were one step ahead of me! Hope you are having a great day!

Ben - You are just too nice!!! :~)

Apr 30, 2007 08:21 AM #15
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Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
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Good Post Lizette...I've been trying to increase my internet presence too for the same reason...a little bit of an edge!

I love the idea of putting google me on my cards! That's next..

May 02, 2007 04:09 PM #16
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Joan - Good luck to you. We find so much good stuff here on AR it's hard to get it all done!
May 03, 2007 02:11 PM #17
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Ron Fuhrer
Nazareth,Easton, Bethlehem - Prudential Patt, White - Nazareth, PA
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Thanks. I shared this idea of suggesting clients google us and my husbnad added it to a marketing CD we send to potential sellers. Great idea.

Jill Fuhrer

May 03, 2007 02:13 PM #18
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Ali Payne
not sure yet, still interviewing - Madisonville, KY
Wow, that is really a great idea. I am not even started yet, but I will definately put that in my arsenal for later use.
May 10, 2007 02:47 AM #19
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Chrysti Tovani
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Awesome idea!!!  I never thought of that and I've got some good google going on!  <g>  I found this post while reading another of yours.  I"m subscribing.  I like the way you think. 

May 28, 2007 07:33 PM #20
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That is a good post and I do tell people I post the listing on multiple sites.I did not think there were over 25 sites. I also ask them to google their address, after I list their home and email some posts  of their listing from different sites.

May 28, 2007 10:30 PM #21
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Jill & Ron - That's a great idea to put it on a CD. Thanks!

Ali - It will all come together. There is way too much information on AR to do all at once. Good luck to you and stay in touch!

Chrystina - Wow! A new reader! Thanks for subscribing! Google on girlfriend!

Gita - Sounds like you have it figured out. Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend!

 

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