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The Pros and Cons of a Real Estate Office

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By Ryan Fitzgerald

Last month, Lee Nelson wrote a great article for REALTOR® Magazine on how to build office culture in a virtual world, and it made me wonder…is a physical real estate office still necessary in 2017?

So, I decided to dive into the pros and cons of having a physical real estate office.

Let’s Start With The Pros: …

9 Features of a Great Real Estate Website

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By Charlie Allred Ninety percent of home buyers search for their new home online. Knowing this statistic, how is your online presence? Most real estate agents have the website their broker provided them, however, these are merely a page on the brokerage’s website that bring absolutely no leads to the individual real estate agent. I think of most static real …

Develop a Killer Online Strategy

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By Charlie Allred

Having a blog can be a killer online strategy for your real estate business. A vibrant blog can be the very top of your online funnel. But your potential clients must feel understood when they first arrive at your site.

Last month, I talked about creating a niche to strengthen your online presence. By all means, you can …

Use Your Tweets Wisely

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By Bill Gassett So, you’ve finally joined Twitter. How do you know what to tweet about to maximize your time and energy on this rapid-fire platform? How often can you tweet without annoying people? Your followers’ Twitter feeds moves at lighting speed, so it’s okay to post up to 10 times per day or more. Just don’t do all your …

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6 Twitter Rules for Real Estate Agents

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You know you need to be on Twitter, and you have even heard other agents talk about how much traffic the social media giant can garner, but you have given it a go with nearly zero results. So what gives? Well, chances are you aren’t using the site correctly, and you aren’t alone.

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Keywords for Pinterest (Part 3)

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By Charlie Allred We all know keywords are important to your online presence, but did you know that keywords are important in Pinterest too?  In my last two Pinterest articles, I’ve discussed best practices for your Pinterest profile and Pinterest boards. Once you’ve got these first two steps completed it’s time to start considering keywords. It can be very overwhelming …

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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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Engaging With Your Community: Become the Local Expert

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By Laura Rubinchuk Blog for business. SEO on steroids. Tags, Meta Tags, video blogging, photo blogging, keywords and content…I could go on and on about all of the things we’re taught when we explore the online world as a lead generation method. Do you need to consider all of these things if you’re spending time on them as viable methods? …