How to Promote Your Real Estate Blog

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By Anita Clark

Finding it difficult to make an impact with your real estate blog? In this industry, half the battle is making sure that your traffic is actually relevant. Use these guidelines below to do exactly that, then take a look at this extended guide to creating and promoting real estate content.

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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 …

The Best Worst Sales Call I Ever Received

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By Charlie Allred

Here’s the scene: I’m driving home in my car after showing houses, and my phone rings. It’s an out-of-state number, not atypical since I regularly get calls from home owners wanting to move to the Phoenix area (I have blog posts on “Moving to Phoenix,” “Move to Chandler,” and “Move to Scottsdale“). So I answer my phone …

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Pinterest Marketing Part 4: Blog Content

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By Charlie Allred We have all heard the statistic that 90 percent of all home searches start online. So how do we capture this online business? My answer to this question is always: “You need a blog; your website should be a blog.”  I use the words website and blog interchangeably because a website without a blog is a static …

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Is Your Marketing Global-Friendly?

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By Lynn Minnick As a certified international property specialist (or CIPS), I was able to participate in a really fantastic webinar session offered by the National Association of REALTORS®’ Global division. The webinar was presented by NAR Director of Digital Engagement Nobu Hata, who offered very helpful ideas for developing marketing with a global customer base in mind. As a …

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Have You [Insert Social Media Platform]ed About Your Listing Today?

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By Melissa Krchnak Have you tweeted about your new listing? Did you take a picture and +1 it on Google Plus? Are your friends liking it on Facebook? Is your tour going viral thanks to YouTube? Sounds silly and yet I’m serious. Have you Googled your listing yet? I bet the person who wants to buy it has. They’ve map searched it, …

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Is Your SEO Helping You SELL?

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By Melissa Krchnak I’m often asked by REALTORS® how they can increase their online presence. What’s the best blogging platform? Which social media site will yield more ROI? Should I beef up my e-mail signature? What should I put on my Facebook page? How many Craigslist ads should I post a day and when? The answer is simple: Stop getting in your …

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Popular Technology: Here Today, Overrated Tomorrow

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By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz It seems there’s a new hyped technology in real estate every week. Old favorites include Facebook, Craigslist, Twitter, Blogging, YouTube, and LinkedIn. But what about those sites that were so popular so fast and now we never hear about them anymore? Remember Posterous, Postlets, and now Pinterest? Real estate agents tend to kill technology quickly. With …

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Blogging with Tumblr

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By Stefanie Hahn No more blogging excuses! Tumblr is a simple, easy-to-use platform that is perfect for everyone, from blogging beginners to multimedia aficionados. “One click to posting happiness,” is what I like to call it. This tutorial will walk you through the ins and outs of posting on Tumblr with a dashboard overview to get you started. Don’t forget …

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Seminars Teaching You to Ask For Referrals? Get Referrals Without Asking For Them.

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By Dave Robison Ever had that friend that whenever your phone rang, you looked at the caller ID and cringed?  You simply subconsciously wanted to call them your friend because at one time they were, but for some reason they crossed the line into a category that none of us dare say to their face that they are now apart …