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3 common mistakes

Posted by Kolt on July 7, 2011
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Category: Business, Internet
As you all know, simply creating an account on Facebook or Twitter rarely equates to being plugged in. The most common reason for not spending time on developing a social media strategy is that real estate agents and brokers fear there will be little to no return on investment – and that frankly ‘it’s just too much work’ or ‘I don’t have the time.’ Here are 3 common mistakes that real estate agents and brokers

Connecting with Other Real Estate Professionals

Posted by Kolt on July 7, 2011
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In order to improve upon their skills and network in the industry, real estate professionals are using social networks specific to their industry. Some of these networks include ActiveRain and The Flipping Pad. Although it is in beta testing, Architizer is the largest crowd-sourced database of architecture online, with over 10,000 finished and proposed projects posted from fans, owners and architects that are easily searchable. The site provides a networking space for real estate developers

Landing experts advice

Posted by Kolt on July 7, 2011
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While an occasional listing may be appreciated by your social media community, many experts advocate engaging your audience with industry knowledge and an expert perspective, rather than alienating users with useless information. Because there are so many factors that must align to make a listing pertinent to a single customer, such as pricing, location and size, there is a high probability that most listings do not pertain to most people in a given social media

Real estate using social media

Posted by Kolt on July 7, 2011
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Over the past two years, real estate professionals have found creative ways to overcome the real estate crisis, including finding innovative uses for social media. After facing drops in home sales well into 2010, real estate pros have been forced to utilize their offline skills in an increasingly social way online. By using photo and video sharing to enhance listings, along with professional networking sites to hone their sales skills, real estate veterans have made

Bloggers to watch in 2010

Posted by Kolt on July 7, 2011
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Darren Rowse of ProBlogger gave me a task (read it here): highlight the blogs that you follow in your own industry and let your readers know about it.  I think that’s a great idea Darren so here goes. The top 10 bloggers/blogs that I recommend you follow in 2010 are: 1. Global Watchtower. The “Urim V’tumim” of the localization industry written (for the most part) by Don DePalma, a gifted speaker, writer and overall intellectual.

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Starter moves for real estate agent

Show Me the House The first and most obvious thing I think the real estate world can (and should) be doing is buying video cameras and shooting their own walkthroughs. You don’t have to be a pro. You DO have to know how not to make something look horrible, but that comes with trial and error. Pick up a Video Camera If you don’t already own a video camera, two ends of the spectrum that

Landing experts advice

While an occasional listing may be appreciated by your social media community, many experts advocate engaging your audience with industry knowledge and an expert perspective, rather than alienating users with useless information. Because there are so many factors that must align to make a listing pertinent to a single customer, such as pricing…