Keeping up Appearances

By
Real Estate Sales Representative with AgentOwned Realty

According to The National Association of Realtors®, during 2008, buyers used a variety of resources when looking for a home, but the most popular way to search was on the Internet. In fact, 87% of home buyers used the Internet! Buyers most commonly started their search online and then contacted a real estate agent afterwards. After searching online, 85% used a real estate agent to look for homes for them, 62% looked for yard signs, 48% attended open houses and 47% looked at print or newspaper ads.  

SEO     LOCALISM     TRULIA     GOOGLEBASE     FRONTDOOR     OODLE     VAST     HOTPADS                    CRAIAGSLIST     POSTLETS     TWITTER     ZILLOW     FACEBOOK     BACKPAGE    

Don't let these words and sites confuse, intimidate, or make you blue.  Yes these are all things that agents need to be doing actively.  If you are ready to make the jump into the world wide web and just don't now where to start take my advise and pick just one thing at a time, start with that one project, get comfortable with it and then take on another task.  There is only one way to make it to the top, and that is to take one step at a time.   Your Best Bet would be to start with www.postlets.com this will post your listing to approximately 12 or 13 sites on its own.  It will also be be great for putting your listing on Craigslist.  The best thing about Craigslist and Postlets it is absolutely FREE.

 

See you soon,

Rick

 

Comments (4)

Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato

Thanks for the important statistics for todays real estate marketing Rick. I use postlets and vfler currnetly..

Feb 05, 2009 10:32 AM
Sonny Kwan
Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA - Mercer Island, WA
206-819-8228

Thanks for the updates and the suggestions, please share with us new versions that you use that are free

Feb 05, 2009 10:55 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Always looking for new places to post ..thanks for the marketing tips

Feb 06, 2009 05:00 AM
Vicki Pedersen
Pedersen Real Estate - Riverside, CA
Providing Exceptional Real Estate Service

I use Postlets and love it.  Their site makes it easy to post a great-looking flyer on Craigslist as well - with only a few clicks - almost instantly. 

Feb 08, 2009 03:15 AM