A well-thought-out strategy for responding to e-mails is central to your success with today's Web-savvy buyers and sellers. If you're like many of today's real estate practitioners, the majority your new leads come from the Web. An online consumer will shoot you an e-mail or fill out a form on your Web site. Given today's challenging market conditions, you want to treat these inquiries like gold. … Continue reading the story "How to Talk to Online Leads?"
Monthly Archives for May, 2011
A new bill has been drafted to raise the minimum down payment for FHA loans. This bill written by the Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee will increase the down payment to 5 percent as well as cut FHA loan limits in many markets. Currently, home owners who take out FHA loans are required to have a down payment of 3.5 percent. The reasoning … Continue reading the story "New Bill to Raise FHA Loan Down Payment"
It has all happened to us...We are waiting on a fax to come in or (even worse) waiting on one to go through. But what if you didn't have to wait? What if receiving those documents could be easier and not have you chained to a noisy machine? Well, I don't worry with it anymore and you shouldn't either. There is a service out there on … Continue reading the story "Useful Daily Tool"
Each generation does things a bit different from the last. This is due to the advancements in technology changing the way things work. When you think about what the baby boomers considered their needs and wants, it would be completely different then Generation Y. Generation Y is typically labeled as people born in the late-70s to mid-80s. They grew up with computers and cell phones … Continue reading the story "Generation Y: What Do They Want?"
I found a list today on rules for lead follow-up. Lead capture is a huge part of all businesses, but what you do with those leads is what sets businesses apart from one another. Many people have different strategies on how to perform follow-ups. Some of those methods may work out great for you or some may not do so well, but who couldn't benefit from … Continue reading the story "Lead Follow-Up"
Facebook announced a new, two-factor authentication system this week that the social-networking site will require users to enter a code they receive via text message. The system (called Login Approvals) will prevent users from signing in unless they can provide the code to authenticate their device. "As more individuals and businesses turn to Facebook to share and connect with others, people are looking to take more … Continue reading the story "Login Approvals"
Firefox? Internet Explorer? Chrome? There are changes to the behind the screen internet happening all the time. These are just a few names of popularly used browsers, but what is the difference? Why should you use one over the other? I know that people develop familiarities with a certain one (like me) and once they are comfortable they stick with it, but are you possibly … Continue reading the story "Browsers Galore, But Which One Offers More?"
We have been waiting for awhile now for the housing market to return to normal. BUt with all the changes in buying and spending especially at this level, who will recognize normal when it comes back? I read a neat article in a magazine today about recasting our opinions of what a normal market is. It was really insightful because it urges readers to consider the … Continue reading the story "Normalcy"
The average business website gets enough traffic to support sales goals, but does a terrible job capitalizing on that traffic. Think about these 2 questions: 1. How are you measuring your traffic now? If you don't measure your traffic, how do you know you're not getting enough? Most website server logs will give you basic info on traffic volumes, traffic sources, etc. More advanced programs like WebTrends and … Continue reading the story "Lead Capture"
I found free photo editing program that is down loadable for Windows users. This program allows you to remove that thumb from the corner of pictures or the random person standing the back of the picture. It comes rated highly compared to Photoshop! It is one of the best editing programs that you can download for free. If you are in need of cropping out people … Continue reading the story "Cut Out The Thumbs"