3 ways to take great care of home buyers and sellers

A good reputation is the byproduct of excellent service. In a recent survey performed by JD Power and Associates, first-time home buyers and sellers said they were most influenced by a company’s good reputation and the recommendations they receive from friends, family and colleagues. When potential clients hear positive endorsements about your service, they begin the real estate process with an established level of confidence.

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From the trenches – real estate marketing tips: Virginia Munden


Welcome back to our our Q&A series here on FreeAgent. From the Trenches features interviews with smart marketers and tech-savvy advisers who share their wisdom on the web and through social channels.

In our last Q&A post, we heard from branding expert and consultant Katie Lance. This week, we feature Real Estate guru Virginia Munden. Head to the comments section to let us know what you think — and feel free to suggest your favorite real estate maven for an upcoming post.  

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3 main reasons Google+ is good for real estate branding


Google Plus (Google+) is a great marketing and personal branding tool for real estate professionals. With Google+, agents and brokers can increase visibility by improving their search engine optimization (SEO), building relationships with industry influencers through Google+ Communities, and positioning themselves as trusted sources among other tech-savvy professionals.

If you’re focusing your branding efforts only on Facebook or Twitter, you may be missing out. Here are three reasons why you should use Google+ for personal branding.

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Building your real estate brand online with display advertising

For all it’s sophisticated technology and special terminology, online display advertising in real estate has a lot more in common with traditional marketing than you might think. In this post, we’ll show you how the old-school advertising principles of ‘the right message, at the right place, at the right time’ apply just as much online […] Read more

From the trenches: real estate marketing tips – Katie Lance

There are some seriously smart marketers and tech-savvy advisors sharing their wisdom on the web and through social channels.

That’s why we decided to start a regular Q&A series here on FreeAgent! Head to the comments section to let us know what you think — and feel free to suggest your favorite real estate maven for an upcoming post.  

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What can real estate agents learn from Jay Z? You’d be surprised.

 Like many successful musicians, Jay Z has mastered the art of branding himself. With the release of his latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, in early July he demonstrated his marketing expertise with a fittingly innovative strategy. While you might not think there are parallels between an album release and real estate; we’ve found three things that will transform your marketing strategy. 

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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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