July 2013

Real estate agent branding: 3 secrets plus one innovative new tool

Real estate agent branding is an often overlooked subject in the real estate technology and marketing sphere.  But earlier this year, Inman News contributor Katie Lance wrote a great piece that walks through the 3 key elements for great real estate branding .

Using the Girl Scouts as an example (who can resist talking about the venerable brand that brought us Thin Mints?!), she laid out the following principles for executing brand strategies:

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Tips for using Vine, Instagram and YouTube video for real estate marketing

In today’s world of tweets and short attention spans, you might think that getting your message across quickly is always the best policy. Even when it comes to video.

After all, as a real estate professional, you need to catch your prospect’s attention in the first few seconds and get your message across before they move on.

Between Twitter’s 6-second Vine videos and Instagram’s 15-second tweetable mini movies, it does seem that folks are enamored with short snippets.

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Real estate SEO essentials, part 2 – 4 optimization tips to supercharge your search rank

Your website may provide everything a potential client needs to decide to list or buy with you, from elegant design and professional photography to useful homebuying or staging tips and articles.  But are potential clients finding your site in the first place?

According to Search Engine Journal, 75% of searchers never click past the first page of search results.  Unless you’re a top dog on search, odds are your beautiful site is collecting dust.  

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7 Pinterest ideas for real estate agents

Using social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn to help build real estate marketing is nothing new. But Pinterest — a relative newcomer to the social media world — might prove the most valuable social medium for real estate agents. 

Pinterest is powerful because it drives more traffic to websites and blogs than Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, or YouTube (study by Simply Measured). With 25 million users, the potential for exposure is huge for real estate agents as well as home buyers on Pinterest.

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Get more listings through better real estate marketing

Many of the agents that we have spoken with tell us that listings are the lifeblood of any successful real estate business. Keller Williams just recently outlined the six key reasons that listings are the most effective vehicle to drive revenue for agents. The KW blog discusses the power of using listings to create marketing opportunities, both for the seller as well as the agent. 

So how do you start the momentum you need to gain more listings? The key is to create a compelling marketing plan to show prospects what you are planning to do in order to sell their properties.

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