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How to Get More Views for Your Real Estate Videos

July 28, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Increase exposure with these 7 tips.

The value of video in real estate marketing is well-established. From introducing yourself to clients online to providing in-depth tours of your premium listings, video is one of the best ways to leverage your marketing efforts online. They’re shareable, they’re engaging, and they’re also reported to help with your overall visibility in search engines.

Shooting a video isn’t enough to get it viewed, though. There’s no “build it and they will come” magic at work here. In order to make sure the videos you post get the exposure you’re looking for, you need to place them in a way which gives you the best shot at earning additional traffic.

This article by SocialTimes, “7 Little Known Tricks That Will Get You More YouTube Views” provides actionable, tactical tips. The ideas include:

1. Annotations across videos (the habit of linking one video to other videos with clickable, in-video notes)

2. Playlists (videos chained together… imagine, all of your listings in a playlist)

3. Subscribers (getting people to subscribe to your YouTube channel)

4. Bulletins (updates pushed through YouTube to your subscribers’ YouTube home page)

5. Video responses (posting a video in response to a video)

6. Community (commenting and subscribing to others’ channels)

7. Topical content (a video about what’s going on right now)

For a closer look at each of these tips (as well as examples of how they work), read the original article on SocialTimes:

http://www.socialtimes.com/2011/03/get-more-youtube-views/

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Facebook Fundamentals for Real Estate Pros

February 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Real Estate Professional,

Facebook Fundamentals eBookBeen sitting on the fence about how to use Facebook for building your real estate network?  Now is the time to dive in!

Much like our Twitter Training for Real Estate Agents, 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.

In one compact guide you’ll learn:

  • The balance between “sales” and “relationship building”
  • What a Facebook fan page can do
  • The right way to connect with clients and colleagues
  • How to manage your privacy settings
  • The essentials of using notes and apps

If you’ve been putting off Facebook, don’t worry! This guide makes the first steps easy.

An excerpt from the Facebook guide for real estate agents:

“Often former clients and/or referrals from them can be your best asset in real estate.   Many real estate agents use Facebook to keep tabs on former clients less obtrusively, and to stay aware of what’s going on in their lives.

Facebook is exactly the sort of place where people make announcements about big occurrences in their lives… a big promotion, a new engagement, the impending birth of a baby.  These are exactly the sorts of events that precipitate real estate transactions.  Being there when you’re needed can be more low-key than aggressively posting photos of your listings and giving the addresses out to all 182 of your friends and fans.”

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Cheering you on to greater success!

Scott Levitt
Scott Levitt
President
Oakley Signs & Graphics, Inc.
FreeHelpForRealEstateAgents.com

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A Free and Useful Tool for Agents

January 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Useful Info: Postlets.com
Syndicate your classified ads for free? It seems possible…
Recently we published our “Craigslist Crash Course for Real Estate Agents” eBook. It’s quickly become one of our most popular how-to guides.

We’ve had lots of great feedback, especially this helpful tip from Terry Driscoll of Allen & Selig Realty in Bath, ME: “I don’t think you mentioned using Postlets to create ads–that’s the way to go.”

Postlets.com Logo

It’s true, we didn’t. But thanks to Terry’s helpful tip, we’ve updated the eBook and wanted to pass this tool along to the rest of you. While we haven’t road tested Postlets.com ourselves, it seems to be another powerful free tool for agents.

According to Postlets.com, you can “create your listing, post, share, and syndicate it everywhere.”

http://www.postlets.com/

Thanks, Terry!

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How to Use LinkedIn to Sell More Real Estate

December 12, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

Dear Real Estate Professional,

LinkedIn for Real Estate eBook Cover
No single social network may be more utilized by business professionals than LinkedIn, and now you can receive a free step-by-step guide on how to use LinkedIn to sell more real estate. With this guide, you’ll learn the differences between LinkedIn and other social networks… differences than can mean more pre-qualified leads and more deals.

With this report on LinkedIn for real estate, you’ll learn…

  • What LinkedIn can do for real estate marketing.
  • How LinkedIn differs from other online platforms
  • A hands-on approach to using LinkedIn for real estate marketing
  • How to manage your LinkedIn account settings wisely
  • Ways to maximize your account through LinkedIn’s online tools

An excerpt from the LinkedIn book:

“Social media platforms enable their users to reach out to others with similar interests, businesses, or professional needs, and then to build relationships.  The plural relationships is key here because social media are all tools to help you network – i.e. build relationships on a large scale.

In real estate, for example, your profile on these various social media is hugely important in creating great introductions, and strong first impressions often lead to lasting and fruitful relationships.  In LinkedIn’s case, they lead specifically to fruitful professional relationships, referrals, and recommendations.”

Get your copy of How to Use LinkedIn to Sell More Real Estate instantly delivered to your mailbox. Just fill out the form below.

Cheering you on to greater success!

Scott Levitt
Scott Levitt
President
Oakley Signs & Graphics, Inc.
FreeHelpForRealEstateAgents.com

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Questions to Pre-Qualify Real Estate Leads Online

December 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Q&A: Pre-qualifying Internet Leads?
Qualify your web leads to save time and energy…

Q: How do I know if my Internet leads are serious buyers?

A: The easiest way to save time and energy following-up with your Internet leads is to pre-qualify them by asking a few questions on your web form.

Here are seven great questions to ask:

1. Are you currently working with a real estate agent?
2. When are you interested in purchasing?
3. What type of home are you looking for? Condo? Single-family? Etc.
4. What is your comfort zone in terms of price?
5. Do you need to sell your current home before buying?
6. Have you been to [YOUR TOWN/MARKET] before?
7. Are you planning a trip to [YOUR TOWN/MARKET] soon?

Optionally, you can also ask about financing– whether they have it arranged, or if they’re paying cash. It might depend on Question #2, when they are interested in purchasing.

As always, give your leads the option to answer these questions by phone, too. Simply add a check-box to your web form which says, “I’d prefer to answer these questions in person, on the phone.” This lets them know that they will be expected to be able to answer the questions, even if they aren’t comfortable answering them on a web form. And by all means: Call them immediately if they have a preference for the phone… response time is key, and sometimes your hot-to-trot prospects are those who prefer phone to email.

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The Keys to Killer Curb Appeal

November 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The Keys to Killer Curb Appeal, eBookDear Real Estate Professional,

In a competitive market, what gets prospective buyers from the curb through the front door?  Two words:  curb appeal. The first impression your listing gives can be the make or break moment in moving a house.  Even if you think you have the fundamentals of curb appeal covered, this guide can show you a trick or two that will help sell your listings and impress your clients.

With this report on curb appeal, you’ll learn…

  • What makes curb appeal a high-value improvement over interior renovation
  • Simple checklists to ensure you’ve maximized the appeal of each listing
  • The seven zone approach for flawless home presentation
  • Seasonal and night time tips for preparing your clients’ homes

From neighborhood drive-bys to relocation prospects viewing photos of your listings online, can you really afford to have a home not looking its best?  This is a great guide to walk through with new clients as you prepare their listing for market.

Get your copy of The Keys to Killer Curb Appeal instantly delivered to your mailbox. Just fill out the form below.

Cheering you on to greater success!

Scott Levitt
Scott Levitt
President
Oakley Signs & Graphics, Inc.
FreeHelpForRealEstateAgents.com

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How to Use Free Video Email to Follow-Up on Leads

November 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Free Online Tool: TokBox Video Messaging
Real-world real estate example…

If you wanted to, you could probably spend every day for the next five years trying out new social media tools online. But how many would really help you grow your real estate business?

Often these tools sound good, but it’s hard to figure out how you can practically integrate them into your business. Let us show you a free video messaging tool (TokBox.com) and a real-world example of an agent who used the technology to help him become the “fastest gun” as a buyer’s agent:

“How you can profit from the expanding 18-35 year old first time buyer market in literally just minutes after reading this.”
http://www.goodmorningrealestate.com/blog/36hours-3-text-messages-375k-purchase

Experiment with TokBox.com yourself here:
http://www.tokbox.com/

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Winning Tactics to Increase Real Estate Referrals

July 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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Dear Real Estate Professional,

As any veteran agent will tell you, a good portion of their business comes from referrals they’ve received from past clients and members of the community.  Is there anything sweeter than hearing the phrase, “A friend of mine said I should call you…”?

This guide teaches you how to increase the number of real estate referrals you receive.  The systems presented here are used by real-world agents and taught by business coaches from all walks of life.  While some of these tactics are controversial, I’m sure you’ll find fresh ideas here that you can apply to boost your real estate income this year.

You’ll learn…

  • How to get referrals without asking for them directly
  • The valuable differences between leads and referrals
  • The correct timing for asking for referrals with your clients
  • How to develop a client-focused mindset when asking for referrals
  • The value hyperlocal blogging can have in creating “indirect referrals” for your business

Download this guide on generating real estate referrals for FREE. Get your copy instantly. Just fill out the form below.

Cheering you on to greater success!

Scott Levitt
Scott Levitt
President
Oakley Signs & Graphics, Inc.
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Craigslist Crash Course for Real Estate Agents

May 28, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

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Dear Real Estate Professional,

If someone told you there was an easy, free way to put your listings on a website which received literally millions of visitors each month, wouldn’t you at least consider it?

Well, there is such a site, and it’s called Craigslist. (http://www.craigslist.org)

We were surprised to find out how many real estate agents have heard about Craigslist, but didn’t know anything about how to use it (or how it can even be effective in driving traffic to an agent’s website!).  That’s why we put together this free guide.

This helpful guide will give you a “crash course” in how to use Craigslist to market your listings and help drive traffic to your website.

You’ll learn…

  • What is Craigslist and what can it do for me?
  • How to use Craigslist to sell real estate
  • How to create the best Craigslist ads
  • How to post:  Five easy steps
  • The rules that make the difference between a successful posting and a bad reputation
  • Essential Craigslist safety
  • Plus: A free web-based tool to extend your ad power beyond Craigslist!

Take this quick crash course on Craigslist real estate listings today for FREE.  Get your free copy instantly.  Just fill out the form below.

Cheering you on to greater success!

Scott Levitt
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President
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Success in a Down Market

May 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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Dear Real Estate Professional,

Did you know there are FIVE COMMON KEYS to selling in a down market?

This free eBook for real estate professionals, “Your Guide to Success in a Down Market,” explains in detail how the TOP REAL ESTATE AGENTS in the country are closing more deals right now! As an established real estate industry vendor (OakleySigns.com), our marketing team interviewed 50 of the most successful agents around the country and asked them one thing:

What is the most important part of your real estate business?

Although the results did vary, we found a common thread of FIVE different keys to succeeding in a down real estate market.

What these top real estate agents shared might surprise you! However, if you apply these 5 principles, you have more business than you can handle this year!

Cheering you on to greater success!

Scott Levitt
Scott Levitt
President
Oakley Signs & Graphics, Inc.
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