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Real Estate Blogging – Better Blogging for Real Estate Agents – Part 3 of 3

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Blogging | Posted on 07-02-2011

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This is a big and important one… I am not trying to over exaggerate this strategy. Setting up your own blog and submitting articles has the advantage to enabling you to rank higher for keywords that your website does not or might not have a good chance to rank very well for.

Page ranking is a term indicating where you rank in the search engines for any given search term. If you have done everything right, you will go higher for the keywords that you would like to rank for in your market. As far as I know this is everyone’s goal and it talks a lot of technical savvy to do it.

That being said, posting articles on your blog enables you to spend a lot of time covering stories about your market place and therefore enables you to write, find or buy keyword rich articles that you can post in order to give you a dominate position for the keywords of choice in your market.

For example when I was selling real estate, my market was London Ontario. Therefore I would do keyword research to find keywords for real estate in London Ontario.  Now you can see in the last couple of sentences how I was able to mention certain keywords.

Well after getting out of real estate for a couple years and building and Real estate agent website and training business, I decided to see if I could get my website JamesOsmar.com back on page one or two again for the search term London Ontario real estate. Well, I did this in three days.

I was also able to get my blog Strategic Selling Tools on to page one for the term selling tools in two days, as well I was able to get our main website onto page one and two in less than a week for real estate agent websites… now that is cool.

Back Linking and Anchor Text

As mentioned one of the best reasons for blogging is to be able to push your websites higher in the search rankings for select keywords. One of the best ways to get your websites to do this is to combine your keywords with what is called anchor text.

This might sound a little technical however it’s rather easy once you have done it a few times. You simply take your keyword or keyword phrase and use the text editor link inserting tool that comes with most text editors.

You simply highlight the keywords that you are interested in ranking for and then insert the text the link that you want to have the word associated with. For example I would like to have my company website SellingToolz Limited rank high for real estate agent websites. I would simply take the words real estate agent websites and highlight them and insert the URL sellingtoolz.com in the appropriate field. From there the relationship will be born.

As mentioned I have done this as a live example with the web site JamesOsmar.com, simply by making the association to the words London Ontario Real Estate along with several other strategies I have managed to push the site to page one for this search term.

Now if I do this enough eventually I will start to increase my search engine rankings.

Follow this link to read Article 2 – 3 on Real Estate Blogging

James Osmar
SellingToolz Ltd.
800-409-9850

Real Estate Blogging – Better Blogging for Real Estate Agents – Part 2 of 3

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Blogging | Posted on 03-02-2011

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Real Estate Blogging                                                                                                                                                                       client contact

The Lowest Cost Method of Keeping in Touch With Your List

Because of the ability to shape your reputation, plus the ease and cost to be able to keep in touch with your list, there really is no other tool that you can use to do this as effectively as blogging.

You can find articles all over the Internet; you can seek out videos with ease. With a little effort you can write your own articles or even pay a ghostwriter to do it for you. Once you have the information that you want to post to your blog or submit to your favorite ezine. All that is left to do is the very inexpensive task of writing a four or five line email to direct people to your Blog and to press the send button… Now, how hard is that?

If you email your list every three weeks, you will have the created the ultimate way of building a connection with your buyers and sellers for the rest of your selling career. One of the biggest mistakes most real agents make is that they do not keep in touch with their list. The second mistake is that they spend the time when they make contact… selling them.

Just think for a moment what would you think if you purchased a new car and thirty days later the car salesperson called the tried to sell you another car? My bet is not too much… So we know we have to keep in touch with our list, more than every three weeks would drive me to put you into the delete file, less then that would create the risk of being forgotten when the opportunity for them to refer presents itself.

Consider the cost of newspaper, magazine, television, radio, billboards or bus benches and of course direct mail. The Internet is by far and away the least expensive and arguably the most effective medium that you can tap into today.

If you do not feel that you have the time, or the ability to write articles for your Blog… then hire a ghostwriter to put together a weekly article around the keywords or topic of your choosing. Give them the password to your blog and for a fraction of the cost of the advertising mediums just mentioned you will have a formal blog with everything done for your.

Now if you are the kind of real estate agent that keeps in touch with your list, and you should be. Then this is another area where you will be able to free up some money to write the articles. You will be able to eliminate or scale back your direct mail costs.

Follow this link to read Article 1 - 3 on Real Estate Blogging

James  Osmar
SellingToolz Ltd.
800-409-9850

Real Estate Blogging – Better Blogging for Real Estate Agents – Part 1 of 3

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Blogging | Posted on 31-01-2011

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Real Estate Bloggging should be just one of your real estate website

strategies used for lead generation and lead

Real Estate Websitesconversion...

Whether you are a non blogger or non article writer or perhaps you are just considering blogging, even if you are a master article writer… this is meant for you!

 

Your Real Estate Blog should be just one of the websites that you have in your suite of web pages, the entire suite is designed for prospecting and keeping in contact people at different times and for different reasons during the buying and selling cycle.

Many non article writers that I speak to think that blogging is too much work. Before the sound of the words real estate blogging has stopped resonating throughout the room they have lost interest.

That’s unfortunate because there are so many great benefits for the real estate agent that is willing to spend a small amount of time posting articles that are worthy of consideration with regard to enhancing your sales. I will cover several good reasons for here in this series of short articles.

The definition of a blog is

Informal Full name: weblog a journal written online and accessible to users of the internet.

The best way to look at blogging is that it is a website that you can change with a few simple clicks of a mouse to add or remove whatever content you want. You get to do this when you want and you are able to add copy, photos or video.

So unlike any other website that you have, you will be able to gain maximum control over the look and the feel and you will gain the flexibility to make it an extension of yourself, shaping the way you want you and your business to be perceived.

The Ability to Shape Your Reputation

 

Shaping your reputation is one of the more valuable of reasons to post information on your own Blog.

Because Blog information is dynamic and not static, meaning that it is always changing, you gain the ability to capture and hold your visitors attention. Your personal real estate website, once you have it set up it pretty much stays the same. Plus your personal website unlike your Blog should be set up as a sales pitch and lead generation site whereas your blog should be used for other purposes.

If you want to be the provider of news, this is the tool. If you want your Blog to be an expression of your personality or if you want to shape and influence the way you want your buyers and sellers to see you in your marketplace you have to consider Blogging as the most effective and cost efficient way to achieve this.

The tip that I will pass along is to get your blog post to take the form of value offered. What I mean is that you will do more harm than good if you try to make you blog posts a sales pitch. Write your articles as a news or articles of interest… and you might just get your buyers and sellers coming back to read more.

News comes from everywhere, your local real estate board, search engines such as Google, television, magazines, other Blogs and the best place of all, your personal opinions… You can even get fellow Real Estate Professionala or even your clients to write articles for you. If you do not consider yourself the newsworthy type, create a Blog that is an extension of your personality, are you funny, political, outrageous? Do you like kids, sports, family? Tell funny stories about some of your sales adventures… get the picture?

When writing your articles remember that people love to buy but they hate to be sold! So make your Blog the area that people can look at to either learn, laugh or listen just don’t make it a sales pitch page. That is for your real estate website, your blog should be 95% content far removed from being a sales pitch. The 5% that is sales should only refer to you at the bottom of the post in the form of a signature and links your visitors to your website.

James Osmar
SellinngToolz Ltd
800-409-9850

Marketing Real Estate – Twitter and Facebook Make Poor Selling Tools

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Lead Generation, Real Estate Social Traffic | Posted on 23-01-2011

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Marketing Real Estate - I have never been a great proponent of Twitter… until now! I really truly did not see the value it offered a real estate agent until I discovered this strategy.

Over the past I have joined a few social networks, mainly to see what the buzz was about and to try to learn something new that I could pass on as a selling tool. I actually like using Facebook because it’s kind of cool way of connecting with new and old friends.

The Facebook Soft Sell

With all the headline news lately about Facebook, I still do not consider it to be a great selling tool for real estate; it’s not even a good selling tool. Sure you can post your listings; you can make bold claims that scream loudly that you are a real estate agent. But do serious people go Facebook to buy or sell their a home? Of course not!

There really is not much value there, I do not know of any one individual that has bought or sold a house because of Facebook. I know that as soon as I menton this, some Real Estate Professional will surely stand up and say, but I did. Ok, are you making a living doing it? No, not even close!

However, there are a few small benefits. You can post a house periodically as a reminder to your “friends” that you still exist as a salesperson. These people are on your personal email list anyway right... they are your friends after all… wink, wink!

You can also show your sellers that you are out there working really hard to sell their house because you posted a picture of their house. It can also work as listing tool, showing your sellers how you are going to get their home sold on Facebook….hmm

The red flag here is real estate agents that spend time marketing real estate to aggressively  on Facebook are at risk of irritating their friends. People that join this social network more often than not joined for their own social reasons. I am pretty sure they did not join for the purpose of buying a house. If they were looking for a home they would be looking at or for dedicated real estate sites. More specifically, I am talking about the advertising and personal wall posts and the dreaded personal email with a sales pitch on Facebook. Yuk!

I am not talking about Fan Pages or specific groups, they have their purpose; I am talking about selling on the personal walls of individuals.

Want some real proof that selling homes on Facebook is a waste time? There are paid advertising positions on Facebook where you could post ads for local buyers and sellers. If this was such a real estate hot bed you would most certainly see your fellow Real Estate Professionals, the ones that are spending money on pay per click campaigns, lined up in these spots… Don’t see them there much do you? When someone cracks the Facebook code, you will see Real Estate Professionals line up like lemmings. Until then stick with a traditional Google pay per click campaign as it is proven to work. If you are going to venture into Facebook paid ads do it with a very small test budget and you probably should, because you might just find that it works in your market.

Interested in Pay Per Click Advertising - Read This Article à Lead Generation

It’s important to remember that people love to buy, the never like to be sold. Keeping in touch with your non active list is better handled with very short emails directing people to your blog posts, stay away from using glorified sales pitches. Your blog should consist of news or other items if value, making it the ideal medium for marketing to your long term list. The big mistake many sales people make is that they do not know when to sell or when not to sell, if your buyers and sellers are not in the market lighten up on the sales pitch. Do you know of anyone that buys or sells a home and then wants to see a sales pitch from their Real Estate Professional a month later?

During my peak selling years, I was a massive prospecting agent. I didn’t stumble into the Top 100 for RE/MAX by accident. So it is with great trepidation that I suggest that one not use this social medium as an aggressive prospecting tool. I simply think there are better ways to go about generating leads, lots and lots of leads. So I suggest try not to be too intrusive on Facebook.

I delete people that Facebook me with their sales pitches to often, I do this because unless I signed up for the email, I do not want it. The reason that I get irritated is because of the low cost of entry, we are all at risk of being inundated by the Facebook sales pitcher, the agents that would not spend a nickel to see an earthquake.  More often than not you never met them or had a telephone conversation with them. However they will bombard you with what they see is the mother lode of free advertising.

Now don’t get me wrong, there is every reason to make a small pitch now and again, that’s cool. Just don’t overdo it and please stay out of the Facebook mail box or personal wall unless you are a legitimate friend, after all this isn’t a postal box, it’s a place for friends. So if you are going to sell make it a soft sell, do a little work post some humor, or photos or news article that direct people to your blog and from there to your website, ease them out of Facebook into your sales website one step at a time. Your clients will appreciate that every time they hear from you, or see you on Facebook it’s not another pitch.

The other problem with the free Facebook advertising model happens when you post on the main wall, whatever you put there moves along the posting wall so fast that very few people see it anyway.

I will offer up this one strategy and it is a great one. When you are taking photos of your seller’s home, get pictures of them standing beside your sign in front of their house. Post a picture to your profile and tag them, you might just get lucky and have some of their friends and family see them beside your sign, giving you that silent endorsement. The photos that you tag will also have longevity on their Facebook page is an inviting non intrusive way.

Raise Your Real Estate Agent Website Page Rank with Twitter

As I mentioned, in the past I saw no real value in Twitter for real estate agents and I say this because of the way it works. No one is going to notice your tweets, so it would appear on the only real value would be that you could tell your sellers that you are going to market their house on the Twitter. Then you had to hope they were gullible enough to buy that pitch.

Here’s the juice, the biggest and best value that you are going to get from making posts, sorry tweets on Twitter… when tweeting, is to add your real estate website link to your tweet, because you can actually influence your Google Page rank. Yes, this will actually been seen as a positive thing by Google. They see your link being passed around and this suggests to Google that your site must be important as people at talking about it and if you do this enough, you will raise your search engine ranking.

There are so many things that you can do to work at pushing your website higher in the search engines and if you are already tweeting, you may as well take the time to add your website domain name to your tweets, especially if you are already twittering.

Happy tweeting!

Oh ya, I should point out this post is more of an opinion then a statement of facts so feel free to agree or disagree and add to the conversation.

James Osmar
SellingToolz Ltd
800-409-9850

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London Ontario Real Estate – Real Estate Blogs

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Blogging | Posted on 21-01-2011

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London Ontario Real Estate - Power Blogging                                                                                                                       search enging ranking

London, Ontario real estate is a fairly major search term in London for buyers and sellers searching real estate in the city.

This article has been written to illustrate how blogging can give a big push to a website that is already ranking well in the search engines, because it has already had much of the search engine optimization (SEO) needed for good page rank done to it; however there is still room for page rank improvement… I Love a challenge!

There are two main areas you can put your effort into getting a website to rank well in the search engines. 1. on page factors 2. off page factors. For the purposes of this article I will be discussing a few on page factors.

Last week I wrote an article with the challenge of getting a blog post to page one on Google for the keyword phrase MLS London Ontario; it took four days to see the post make it to #5 on page one for that search term. I also wrote an article the next day to show how blogging can help a new website get indexed and ranked quicker by article writing and linking it to anchor text. I built a website that day and pointed the domain name LondonOntarioRealEstateMLS.com at this new web page and in 6 days the website was on the middle of page two for that search term. I should add this was all that was done to the website; there were no other SEO improvements made… in the internet world, that’s awesome!

This article is now being written to help push the London Ontario real estate website JamesOsmar.com higher for the search term London Ontario real estate. At the time of this writing the website was ranked #14 on Google.ca which is position #4 on page two. By the way Google.ca and Google.com will show different results. Two weeks ago, before I tweaked the website it was sitting at #49. I am sure that if writing one article will not do the trick of improving its current position, three or four articles would push the website to page one.

At this time I do not actively sell real estate in the city of London, Ontario or anywhere else. We use the website for illustration purposes, a live example for real estate agents across United States and Canada to view. However if I was selling, using what has been discussed here and other SEO capabilities that we have added to these websites, (see PerformanceWebPage.com) the James Osmar.com website would definitely be on the page one. Because of what we have learned from our brain storming sessions I believe that we can push pretty much any website in the industry to the top of the search engines, much the same way we have done with our own business websites.

James Osmar
SellingToolz Ltd
800-409-9850

Real Estate Blogs and Search Engine Indexing

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Blogging | Posted on 10-01-2011

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Posting Articles to Speed Up Search Engine Indexing

Posting an article on an established blog in order to fast track your indexing in the search engines is about as good as it gets for having new sites found.

There are other things you can do such as Tweeting your website link or using one of several indexing sites that will get your domain out into cyberspace in order to get your viewed by your target market.

Another great way is to get listed by someone that has a website with a link swap feature built into it. The reason that you want to have your domain posted several places that the search engines are going to visit is to increase your odds of getting indexed sooner rather than later.

The alternative is that you wait and let the spiders find your site on their own, however this could take weeks if not months.

I have taken the effort to write this article hoping that it might help someone else with search engine indexing and at the same time get this site that I have just purchased, London Ontario Real Estate MLS to index and hopefully rank a little faster. You might also notice that I used a technique called anchor text. Using this strategy enables you to add associaton to the key words that you would like to link to, in this case it happens to be that my keywords are also the domain name... cool eh!

I have an article that will  be posted soon on article anchor text, it is one of the most powerful techniques that I know of on search engine ranking.

To learn more on blogging read this article ---->>> Real Estate Blogs

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MLS® London, Ontario – Real Estate Blogs

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Blogging | Posted on 09-01-2011

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Real Estate Bloggging should be just one of your real estate website

strategies used for lead generation and lead

Real Estate Websitesconversion...

Whether you are a non blogger or non article writer or perhaps you are just considering blogging, even if you are a master article writer… this is meant for you!

 

Your Real Estate Blog should be just one of the websites that you have in your suite of web pages, the entire suite is designed for prospecting and keeping in contact people at different times and for different reasons during the buying and selling cycle.

Many non article writers that I speak to think that blogging is too much work. Before the sound of the words real estate blogging has stopped resonating throughout the room they have lost interest.

That’s unfortunate because there are so many great benefits for the real estate agent that is willing to spend a small amount of time posting articles that are worthy of consideration with regard to enhancing your sales. I will cover several good reasons for here in this series of short articles.

The definition of a blog is

Informal Full name: weblog a journal written online and accessible to users of the internet.

The best way to look at blogging is that it is a website that you can change with a few simple clicks of a mouse to add or remove whatever content you want. You get to do this when you want and you are able to add copy, photos or video.

So unlike any other website that you have, you will be able to gain maximum control over the look and the feel and you will gain the flexibility to make it an extension of yourself, shaping the way you want you and your business to be perceived.

The Ability to Shape Your Reputation

 

Shaping your reputation is one of the more valuable of reasons to post information on your own Blog.

Because Blog information is dynamic and not static, meaning that it is always changing, you gain the ability to capture and hold your visitors attention. Your personal real estate website, once you have it set up it pretty much stays the same. Plus your personal website unlike your Blog should be set up as a sales pitch and lead generation site whereas your blog should be used for other purposes.

If you want to be the provider of news, this is the tool. If you want your Blog to be an expression of your personality or if you want to shape and influence the way you want your buyers and sellers to see you in your marketplace you have to consider Blogging as the most effective and cost efficient way to achieve this.

The tip that I will pass along is to get your blog post to take the form of value offered. What I mean is that you will do more harm than good if you try to make you blog posts a sales pitch. Write your articles as a news or articles of interest… and you might just get your buyers and sellers coming back to read more.

News comes from everywhere, your local real estate board, search engines such as Google, television, magazines, other Blogs and the best place of all, your personal opinions… You can even get fellow Real Estate Professionala or even your clients to write articles for you. If you do not consider yourself the newsworthy type, create a Blog that is an extension of your personality, are you funny, political, outrageous? Do you like kids, sports, family? Tell funny stories about some of your sales adventures… get the picture?

When writing your articles remember that people love to buy but they hate to be sold! So make your Blog the area that people can look at to either learn, laugh or listen just don’t make it a sales pitch page. That is for your real estate website, your blog should be 95% content far removed from being a sales pitch. The 5% that is sales should only refer to you at the bottom of the post in the form of a signature and links your visitors to your website.

James Osmar
SellinngToolz Ltd
800-409-9850

Real Estate Blogging

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Blogging | Posted on 06-01-2011

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Real Estate Blogging  - Real Estate Training                                                                       

You can learn to effectively communicate with your clients by getting knowledge from real estate training. Effective communication requires an inexpensive and easy means of keeping in touch with your clients. Currently, the most effective means of communication with clients is through the internet. As a Real Estate Professional if you do not have a lead generation website and a personal blog, you are certainly leaving deals on the table.

There are tried and tested methods you can use in order to achieve success in internet marketing. Such training is essential in ensuring that you not only have a presence online, but also earn revenue from your lead generation website and maintain contact with your real estate blog.

The Commission Gusher Advanced Real Estate Training program is designed to offer Real Estate Professional training in internet marketing, lead generation, lead conversation, and relationship building. One of the basic and advanced lessons you will learn from this comprehensive program include:

Real Estate Blogging

-          The proper manner in which to place yourself in the eyes of the client. Clients are constantly inundated with salespeople and do not want another sales pitch. Your website is for sales your blog must be focused on giving education, current news and facts to users. You will learn to think like an expert so your site becomes a source of credible and reliable information for clients.

-          Cheap and effective means of communicating and keeping tabs with your clients. Real estate blogs and websites are the easiest means by which you can communicate with clients. Direct mail is useful but has become costly and cumbersome to prepare. It is still used in real estate correspondence and should still be an integral part of your overall strategy. Only, in today’s market it can be scaled back 75% to even 100% with the proper implementation of online marketing strategies. Use of the telephone is essential; however its use can be dramatically enhanced when properly synced with smart timely internet marketing strategies.

Recommended Reading ---->> Real Estate Blogging

-          There are many easy ways of conducting research and accumulating resources that will add value to your real estate blog. Value translates to search engine optimization which is crucial to the success of your online marketing campaign. You will see first hand how your blog can be used to drive your websites high in the search engines. Basically, it involves having great content and good keywords on your site, having “back links” that point to your personal website and only your real estate blog will offer this overall flexibility to increase your PR or page rank.

-          Ways and means by which to reduce the overall cost of mailing and advertising to clients. This will entail the use of email marketing through your real estate blogs. A well written email sent to clients will only be a few short sentences long sufficient to express yourself or make your offer linking your clients and customers to your blog post. This will translate to savings of thousands of dollars that would have been used to mail correspondence to potential customers. If your clients are not interested in your email, they will not mind glancing at your short email. They will be ticked if they have to read a lengthy email that they are not getting value from. This is just one critical reason to implement a blog as an overall part of your internet marketing strategy.

-          How to develop newsworthy and readable content to your clients, your blog should only be about news and articles of interest. Users are very conscientious about what they read and will immediately detect obvious sales pitches. The sales pitch should be reserved for your website. Once they get a wrong first impression, they are unlikely to return to your site or blog anytime soon. Conversely, once they are impressed by your content, they are likely to get hooked to your domain for good. Enabling you to shape your reputation the way you would like to be perceived in the eyes of your clients and customers.

-          Your blog will link to your real estate website from here your clients can signup or phone you to request your services view listings or download special reports as required by their own needs and motivations.

-          It is important to remember that people love to buy the never like to be sold. Once your buyers or sellers make a move, they do not want to see another sales pitch 30 days later. Your blogging strategy will enable long term client retention and in another article you will see how to turn this into a steady steam of referrals.

Real Estate Professional training cannot be ignored if you are to succeed in your online marketing campaign. In this very new real estate market, the agent that takes the initiative to educate them self about internet technology, will succeed.

James Osmar
SellingToolz Ltd
800-409-9850

Real Estate Blogs – Increase Your Search Engine Page Rank

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Blogging | Posted on 04-01-2011

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Real Estate Agent Blog

Real Estate Blogs

Real Estate Blogs are one of the keys to long term real estate sales success is being able to keep in touch with your client list in an easy, cost effective way. Nothing compares to the market positioning offered by your blog. It is cheaper than mail (and less work!) and offers more coverage than the phone or door knocking. The big bonus is how you are able to affect your website positioning with in the search engines as well as your clients minds!

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You will learn…

  • How to position yourself in the minds of your buyers and sellers the way you want to be perceived. It is almost too easy; you do not want to appear to be a “salesperson” on your real estate Blog. Your job here is to illustrate your vast knowledge. Provide news and facts of interest to your buyers and sellers.
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  • Your Blog is the most inexpensive way to keep in contact with your real estate list. At over a dollar to send a letter, and what can add up to several man hours to prepare, direct mail is expensive and can effectively be used in a more limited way. The telephone, while valuable can take far too long to keep in touch with a sizeable list.
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  • How to find an abundance of free copy-and-paste articles, photos and videos for your real estate Blog. On the Internet, news articles are everywhere. Your local board for starters, as well as state and provincial associations and national associations. You can also search for other real estate blogs and you will have all the easy posting information that you need.
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  • How to cut the cost of your direct mail program by 75% to 100% and do more to impress and keep the attention of your buyers and sellers. When you build your past client email list, we will show you how to write a “proper” email, linking people to your blog. You only have to send email every 3 months if at all. This will save you thousands of dollars every year, especially if you are considering direct mail marketing.
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  • To get your clients to want to read your posts, look at your photos and view your videos. You have to make the posts newsworthy, make your emails short and make all your content 95% news and only 5% sales. Your clients will read your email if it is not a sales pitch. It is critical to remember that your buyers – once they move in – will not be moving out for 5 to 10 years. The last thing they want is another sales pitch.
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  • Set up a separate domain name from that of your personal web page. If you have your blog set up as “mydomain.com/blog” it becomes part of your sales page. And that is exactly what you do not want. You do want to direct your clients from your blog to your personal web page and they will go there when they are ready. Remember: people like to buy, but they do not like to be sold!

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Home prices fall faster in biggest US cities

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Articles, Real Estate News | Posted on 28-12-2010

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Home prices are dropping in America's largest cities and are expected to fall through next year, with the worstdeclines coming in areas with high numbers of foreclosures.

The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index fell 1.3 per cent in October from September. All cities recorded monthly price declines.

Atlanta recorded the largest decline. Prices there fell 2.9 per cent from a month earlier.

Washington, which had posted increases for six straight months, dropped 0.2 per cent in October.

The 20-city index has risen 4.4 per cent from their April 2009 bottom. But it remains 29.6 per cent below its July 2006 peak.

By The Associated Press

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