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Better Than Instafamous: Q&A With Instagrammer Sarah Johnston

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By Lee Davenport

Sarah Johnston (aka @AdventuresInRealEstateYYC) has what many might call “Instagram magic.” Beyond being an Instagram influencer, Sarah Johnston is an agent with MaxWell Capital Realty—Bridgeland, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is also the president-elect to the Calgary Real Estate Board. She has even brought her talents to the University of Calgary as a guest instructor on the use …

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Why You’re Not Generating Leads From Instagram

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By Lee Davenport

Are you posting like a manic on Instagram, using every hashtag known to man, yet you’re not generating leads from this popular social media network?

“Arrgh…,” you think. “I knew all of this ‘Insta-fame’ hype was nonsense,” you smirk and resign in frustration.

Not so fast, friend! Check out this short video to see if you are …

Why Real Estate Websites Need Community Pages

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By Kyle Hiscock

It’s 2016 and almost every real estate website is equipped with an IDX feed which provides the viewer with information on MLS property listings that are currently for sale.  This is certainly a great feature that a real estate website should have, but ultimately this is not something that is going to “wow” the user.

The primary …

10 Questions to Help Make a Name in Real Estate

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By Lee Davenport

If you’re in the real estate sales business but feel like no one knows it, then you likely have a branding problem, my friend. Alexandra Radford, the marketing maven of Edge Marketing Company, has a critical vocabulary word that every real estate pro should respect and prioritize to get their desired business buzz: Consistency.

Here’s what Radford …

How to Become a Neighborhood Expert

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By Anita Clark

With marketing methods so widespread and fairly simple to master, it’s easy to call ourselves a local real estate expert, industry leader, or market guru. However, many consumers quickly see through that charade and beat feet, moving on to agents who are actually walking the walk. So, what can you do to better position ourselves …

Become a Local Real Estate Expert Online

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By Ryan Fitzgerald

One of the best things you can do for your real estate business is to become the local expert online. It starts with content creation for your blog or website.

To attract local buyers or sellers to your site, you have to produce articles, videos, photos, inforgraphics, and other posts that help local consumers who are seeking …

Google My Business, Google+ Builds SEO

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By Bill Gassett

There is no question that using Google Plus is important for a real estate agent looking to capture business from social media. What is often overlooked – and probably even more important – is using Google My Business (formerly Google Local) to tie your business in through search.

When someone does a search for a local business …

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Lead Consolidation: Two Forgotten Words in Online Real Estate Marketing

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By Adam Ailion If you are anything like me, you are tired of hearing about the latest and greatest app you have to learn how to use, or the next best service to buy. My mind is going through “technology overload,”  making it difficult to stay current — and many times a good idea or service may go unnoticed. Let …

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‘I Don’t Pay You to Think.’

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By Jason O’Neil I blame FedEx, but there are many culprits contributing to the new mentality of instant access. Instant access has become normal. Companies and individuals provide instant access for a few simple reasons: 1.) They can; 2.) If they don’t, someone else will; 3.) Customers demand it. So where does that leave us? There’s an old cartoon of …

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YPN Agent Appears on ‘House Hunters’

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By Lynn Minnick Late this past spring, fellow Connecticut YPNer Carl Lantz had the opportunity to be on HGTV’s popular series House Hunters.  To celebrate the episode, Carl hosted a huge viewing party, and I’m sure he’s added something along the lines of,  “as seen on House Hunters” to his marketing!  I sent him House Hunters Bingo cards as a fun party favor.  It …