Evernote: the modern real estate agent’s best friend

We recently compiled a list of what we think are the most essential apps for real estate agents in 2014. You may have noticed that one seemingly obvious application was missing: Evernote. Evernote is more than an application; it is a portable personal assistant. Not only does this handy little app work on smart phones and tablets, it is also available on PCs and Macs. You can sync up every piece of technology you have, and never again have to worry about leaving a document on your work computer.  There is no way we can cover all of the magic of Evernote in one blog post, so we’re going to just scratch the surface. If you want an amazing and in depth overview of how Evernote works specifically for real estate, this webinar from Agent Mastermind is fantastic.

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Q&A: creating effective video for real estate

If you know anything about AdWerx, you know that we’re founded on the fact that 66% of buyers only interview one real estate agent. We believe it is absolutely vital for agents to get their faces out there, build awareness, and stay top of mind in their local area in order to be successful. Another interesting real estate fact we’ve discovered is that around 70% of clients will forget your name after you’ve helped them buy or sell their house.  It’s almost hard to believe.

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9 apps every real estate agent needs

As real estate agents, it is vitally important to stay organized and keep in touch with your clients. Thanks to the smartphone and mobile applications, this is now easier than ever. With the amount of apps on the market, it can be hard to differentiate between the ones that will actually help your business and the ones that will only waste your time. Quality apps will not only keep you organized; they’ll also help increase client engagement and enhance client satisfaction.

We know that working in real estate doesn’t leave you much time to find and test out mobile apps. That is why the team here at AdWerx has scoured the Internet to locate a list of what we believe are the most essential (and free!) apps for real estate agents this year.

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Real estate conference advice and tips from the pros

The AdWerx team is looking forward to attending the Century 21 of the Carolinas Spring Rally later this week. Conferences are an excellent way to network with fellow agents, learn about new industry practices and find out more about new technology and services.

As the team prepared for the conference, they considered some ideas about how to make the most of their time while there. We decided to ask some of the biggest names in the real estate business about advice they have when it comes to networking and attending events. We posed this question on Twitter and Facebook:

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Google authorship 101: Why & how to set it up for your real estate website

If you’re a regular Google+ user (also known as a “Plusser”), you’ve probably heard the term “Authorship” thrown around quite a bit. Even if you aren’t familiar with that term, you’ve probably seen Google Authorship in action without even realizing it.

Google Authorship is a tool in search results that allows author information to be displayed next to the content they have written. It will display the information provided by the author on their Google+ profile, which typically includes their photo, byline and the number of Google+ circles they are a part of. Check out the example below.

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AdWerx takes a bite out of the Big Apple for Inman News Real Estate Connect

Real Estate Agents, are you in attending Real Estate Connect this year? Each year, thousands of influential real estate leaders gather at this conference, hosted by Inman News, to network, to make deals, to explore current trends and technology, and to learn how to embrace and leverage the change that surrounds the real estate industry. This year, the conference is currently being held in New York from January 15-17 and we’re here representing AdWerx

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Using technology to generate leads for real estate

As a real estate agent, you wear many hats.

You’re responsible for your own marketing efforts, working with clients to buy or sell their home, showing listings, facilitating closings and keeping your finger on the pulse of the real estate industry. Even though the clients themselves are the heart of your business, when do you have time in your busy schedule to actually find and connect with them?

Wouldn’t it would be nice if the clients were coming to you, rather than always being responsible for reaching out to them? Fortunately, this is possible through lead generation. 

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Content marketing for real estate: 3 tips to being a thought-leader in the new year

Happy New Year from your friends at FreeAgent!

In our recent post on end-of-year habits of successful real estate agents, we encouraged agents to set measurable and attainable marketing goals for the new year. One goal that should be on every agent’s agenda is establishing a content marketing strategy for the web.  In today’s post, we’ll show you how any agent can get started with a little planning and a minimum investment.

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7 ways to boost your real estate brand on Facebook

How many times did you log into Facebook today?

We’re willing to bet you logged on more than once. You may even be logged in now! It’s no mystery that Facebook is the largest social network available today. Even as other social networking sites begin to grow, there is no denying the fact that Facebook still holds its own as one of the most important – if not the most important – sites where you should be promoting your business.

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5 year-end tips for successful real estate agents

The year is coming to a close and the finish line is in sight! If you’ve been a hard-working real estate agent all year long, don’t stop now. As the end of the year approaches, there are many opportunities to keep your business going strong into the New Year.

It’s important to evaluate your efforts, advise clients and take advantage of tax deductions, as well as create a plan that you can stick to once the hustle and bustle of 2014 begins. Here are five things every real estate agent should consider working on before the ball drops on December 31!

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