Free Help for Real Estate Agents

February 2010

Seven Words You Must Use

Seven Words You Must Use

If you walk out of a meeting without knowing what comes next and who’s in charge of handling it, you’ve just wasted your time.

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I Wish We Met Sooner

I Wish We Met Sooner

Think of someone who you would probably miss if you didn’t hear from them for a long time. Someone who makes you marvel at how lucky you are that you met them. Do any of your clients think of you this way?

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Adding Pleasant Smells When Showing a Home

Adding Pleasant Smells When Showing a Home

The trouble with adding odors such as baking cookies or fresh coffee is one of preference. How do you know what sort of associations buyers will have with the smells you think are attractive?

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Tags: agent advice · listings ·

Why Aren’t You Using Video?

Why Aren’t You Using Video?

If real estate is still a face-to-face game, why aren’t you using video? Think video is an expensive and time consuming? Well, not using video just might be more expensive.

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Tags: marketing · video ·

How to Get Free Local Advertising on Google

How to Get Free Local Advertising on Google

Have you ever been looking through Google Maps and noticed that some businesses just seem to magically appear on the map? Have you ever searched for “real estate agent” on a Google Map near your office and been disappointed to see you’re not listed? Well, you can change that.

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Tags: marketing · online tools · websites ·

Manage Your Connections

Manage Your Connections

We track the number of visitors to our websites and count how many comments people leave on our blog posts. The theory goes: The larger your network, the greater your influence. But is that really the case at all?

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Tags: Scott's Thoughts · social media ·

Ignore Your Critics

Ignore Your Critics

Imagine you’re at a cocktail party, and out of the blue, someone begins insulting your skills as a real estate professional. They’re rude. Their complaints are unfounded and their accusations are inaccurate. Nonetheless, you feel compelled to defend yourself, so you try to do so without making a scene.

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Tags: agent advice · attitude · Scott's Thoughts ·

The Difference Between Loud and Useful

The Difference Between Loud and Useful

Recently our free eBooks have been spreading like wildfire from agent to agent through word of mouth alone. Thank you to everyone who’s “paid it forward” by sharing Free Help for Real Estate Agents.com. I think there’s a valuable lesson here: It’s important to be useful rather than just be loud.

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Tags: agent advice · marketing · Scott's Thoughts ·

Using Meetup.com for Local Networking

Using Meetup.com for Local Networking

Not only is this a great (FREE) way to network with people in your community (and in communities you visit on vacation), but it’s a fantastic tool for clients who have recently relocated to your market and may be looking for new friends.

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Tags: networking · online tools · websites ·

Facebook Fundamentals for Real Estate Pros

Facebook Fundamentals for Real Estate Pros

Been sitting on the fence about how to use Facebook for building your real estate network? Now is the time to dive in! This new guide covers the fundamentals you need to know to grow your real estate business using Facebook. Dodge common pitfalls and learn the optimal settings to ensure the right mix of personal and professional with this guide.

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Tags: lead generation · networking · social media ·

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