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"
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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"
Sorry for the hiatus, it has been such a busy week! I was looking around this morning for a post and I found an article I thought was interesting. It is about how the National Association of Realtors plans to increase membership dues by 50% with all of the money going exclusively to political purposes. Every Realtor does have a say in the changes, but not … Continue reading the story "NAR Wants to Increase Dues for Politics"
So today I found a smart phone application that I think would be a great asset to real estate agents and brokers. The app is called Card Munch. It is a free, camera-integrated app that allows you to take a picture of business cards that you want to enter into your contacts. Every business card you submit is transcribed, edited and reviewed by multiple workers to … Continue reading the story "Card Munch"
During the spring and summer months the increase in warm weather will make people more social. Families will be vacationing, having reunions, and visiting parks. Neighborhoods will be throwing picnics and barbecues. People are just more active at this time of year. So what can you do to snag some of that social attention? I think one of the most effective ways is still the old … Continue reading the story "Promotions"
After all the rain here, it is beautiful to see the sunshine. So today I decided that the weather was so fair and next week school's are out for spring break that I would give you a laugh. Check this link to enjoy the funniest real estate listings of 2010. These are REAL listings that just didn't turn out very good. Remember how important it is … Continue reading the story "Finally Sunshine!!"
Internet listings are usually the first view buyers get of a home on the market. When buyers are searching online though what sets apart your listing from everyone else's. Here are some tips that will help you rise to the top of the pack. Add More Pictures. Add the most pictures allowed by your MLS. Buyers will search by "Number of Photos" and your listing will … Continue reading the story "Do Your Listings Speak to You?"
I know that is big talk...my favorite ever, but really I love this idea. I know that home buyers especially those first timers are concerned with every detail of the home from its floor-plan to its location and that you are trying to compete with every other agent out there to get the most useful information to the potential buyer. So how do you get … Continue reading the story "My Favorite Marketing Idea EVER!"
Writing notes to your children's teachers, to a former or future client, or maybe even a contract...do you remember all your old grammar lessons? It is important when writing to mind all of the p's and q's of grammar, but do you always remember if it is who or whom? Well, I did some searching the last time I began to wonder if my ducks were … Continue reading the story "Who or Whom? Find Out for Sure!"