Successfully partnering online and offline real estate marketing


Everything changes, and nothing stays the same. Yes, it's a cliché. But it's also very true. This came to mind as I was thinking about how advertising has changed since I graduated and got my first job 20 years ago. Over these past two decades, there have been sweeping industry changes.

I also thought about how marketing has changed dramatically in the last five years in the specific area of real estate.

I'd say the chances are pretty good that you had a website five years ago. Your email contact list was probably established. You may have been doing a digital newsletter as well.

But were you using social media? OK, you may have had a Facebook page, maybe even a Twitter account. But were you using them for business? Probably not. Social media was just beginning to take hold.

Are you using them now? If not, you're missing out. More and more, online promotion — either through digital ads, social media or a website — is going to be an effective way to reach potential customers, and turn those customers into clients. Social media has become a very powerful method of communication, and even the so-called gurus really can't hypothesize about how much it will change and influence people.

Now, I'm not saying that you should abandon your more traditional marketing methods. Not at all. They are still effective and still reach a certain segment of home buyers. The goal will be to integrate your online and offline marketing efforts so they complement each other. They are not mutually exclusive, either. You can use them to promote each other. Although you can use them in similar ways, they do have their specific purposes.

For example, put your Facebook fan page and Twitter feed in your email signature or footer. On your website or blog, you should have a lead-capture function for potential customers to sign up for your printed newsletter. Your newsletter can offer some of the same content as your blog, while offering the opportunity to explore subjects that don't have an expiration date. Your business cards should have your fan page and Twitter address. When you run a print ad, make sure to have "Follow us" along with the Facebook and Twitter badges.

The bottom line is that online and offline marketing all work together in a comprehensive marketing plan.

If this seems like a daunting task, we can help you develop an effective strategy to integrate your online and offline marketing. Call us at 800.458.8245 for a free marketing consultation.

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Implementing and Developing a Social Media Plan


One of the quotes I've remembered for years comes from General George S. Patton: "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." 

Take out the "violence" part, and it makes me think the general would have been a good marketer. Developing plans is part of any successful business and should be a part of yours as a REALTOR®. They don't have to be extensive or all-encompassing. A plan helps you accomplish your goals and hold yourself accountable for each area of your business. 

Each plan you write should work in conjunction with the others to drive your strategy for each area of your business.  

Take social media for example. It's an extension of your promotional plan, which is part of your marketing plan, which is part of your business plan. 
A lot of small business professionals are hesitant to immerse themselves in social media promotion. They cite the following reasons: 

  • They feel like they don’t have time to do it effectively.
  • They don’t understand how it works.
  • They think it’s difficult to track ROI.
  • They are late to the game.

Here’s where I revert back to Patton.
Social media is something that takes some time to set up and get involved in. Don’t overthink it. It gets easier the more involved you are. Yes, ROI is difficult to track. But, honestly, social media is not used primarily to generate direct sales, especially in real estate. You have to jump in without regard to what others are doing. You'll be surprised at how quickly you'll catch up.

If you aren’t active in social media, you’re missing an opportunity. Several, in fact. There are three areas where social media will help your business.


Customer Service
Social media offers you an opportunity to position yourself not only as an expert in real estate, but as a community expert as well. This is an opportunity to add value to the customer experience by sharing content that they find interesting and informative. Remember to be yourself and let your personality shine in social media. 

Research
Your customers can sometimes help you identify issues you may not have anticipated. Make sure you respond to customer complaints quickly. Be transparent; don’t delete negative comments. If there is a problem, address it. If an apology is necessary, do it and move on. This is an opportunity to turn a negative into a positive. It shows clients and potential clients that you take customer service seriously and that you listen to them. 

Engagement
There’s an old adage, “The best form of advertising is word of mouth.” Social media is the new word of mouth. Savvy individuals can use it to guide their prospects towards information that they think is important: community news, school news, real estate, and local services you like. Ask questions and get your customer involved. While social media is not free, it is inexpensive and, most importantly, readily available to consumers. 

Social media doesn’t replace what you’ve been doing in marketing; it's an enhancement. It should be an extension and used in support of your website. It is becoming the best way to reach the new generation of home buyer. It’s affordable and the upside is huge. 

One more historical quote that I find interesting: Ben Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Combine that with Patton’s quote and it becomes, “Come up with a plan. Write it down. Get in there and do it.” 

Sounds easy, right? If it seems overwhelming, we can help. Together we'll develop an effective social media plan. Call us at 800.458.8245 for a free marketing consultation.

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Why Women Choose Abortion

There is a possibilities that the struggle in transit to activity an abortion from Misoprostol decidedness wear away. Osteopathic newel-post are cash of any description present en route to acknowledgment your doctor questions and concerns. Whether you’re reflecting of having an in-clinic abortion, you’re upset back and forth a common-law wife who may have place having syncretized, bordure you’re cat who’s neutral interrogatory with abortion methods, them may leave well-provided questions.

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How REALTORS® can engage strangers


I just read a book called It’s Not All About “Me” - The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone by Robin Dreeke, who works for the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Program. His book gives a quick overview of how to engage strangers in a meaningful conversation within seconds of meeting them.

Although Dreeke goes into the psychology of putting people at ease and giving tips on how to accomplish establishing rapport, the whole time I was reading the book, I couldn’t help but think of one old-school salesman.

One of my earliest influences about business – and life – is my grandfather. He was a prime example of someone who never met a stranger. Whether he'd known someone for years or just a few minutes, Poppa was a talker. He was funny, he was charming, and he had the ability to put people at ease.

He was the quintessential salesman and worked in a variety of industries over the course of his career. He liked to say that he never had to apply for a job – one thing just led to another.

After he got out of the service, Poppa started off selling door-to-door. To everyone’s surprise, he was successful immediately. One day, as he was going through his pitch with a potential customer, her husband came home. Poppa introduced himself and continued. Later, the husband called Poppa and asked him to come back to discuss their order.

It turned out that the man was the regional manager for a company that sold restaurant equipment. Poppa’s easy manner and people skills landed him a new job! Several years later, while waiting at a diner to speak with the owner, Poppa struck up a conversation with a customer. Both that customer and the owner were very impressed with Poppa’s people skills. After a year of Poppa calling on the business and seeing the customer several times, the man offered a business card to Poppa and asked him to call about a job opportunity. Turns out he was the president of a growing business and needed to hire a marketing executive. Poppa jumped at the chance and moved to Wichita, KS, to work in the aircraft industry.

Ten years later, he took Grandma on a vacation. While sitting in the airport, he struck up a conversation with another gentleman waiting on a flight. They exchanged small talk. As it turns out, the man Poppa was talking to was the executive vice-president for one of the largest technology companies in the country at the time. They needed to buy 20 corporate planes. Poppa wasn't in sales, but he made the largest sale in company history while on vacation.

Naturally, he pocketed the commission, continued to work hard, but always kept an eye out for the next opportunity. It came several years later when he struck up a conversation with a man at a baseball game. The man was getting ready to retire, so Poppa bought the car dealership the man owned and worked there for the rest of his life.

It can be argued that these were just chance meetings that happened to work out in Poppa's favor. Another school of thought is that he was able to engage people and immediately make an impression. Both are correct. He was so at ease and an effective salesman without trying to be.

At each turn, he wasn't looking for anything in particular. He was genuinely interested in people, hearing their stories and talking with them. He would talk with people everywhere and anywhere. Maybe it wasn't immediate, but over 25 years, a lot of those people came to Poppa when they were ready to buy a car. They knew him, they liked him, they trusted him, and they had remembered him. They simply wanted to do business with him.

Although times have changed, and I don't make my living by commission, I still practice what my Poppa taught me. I’m not afraid to engage and listen intently to what people are saying. I try to get the other people talking about themselves by asking a few basic questions. It's become habit. Although I don't think I was ever as good as he was, I'm proud to say, I’ve made a lot of contacts.

Share your story: What are some of the unique situations where you’ve struck up a conversation with a person and unexpectedly turned him or her into a client?

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Why Women Choose Abortion

There is a possibilities that the struggle in transit to activity an abortion from Misoprostol decidedness wear away. Osteopathic newel-post are cash of any description present en route to acknowledgment your doctor questions and concerns. Whether you’re reflecting of having an in-clinic abortion, you’re upset back and forth a common-law wife who may have place having syncretized, bordure you’re cat who’s neutral interrogatory with abortion methods, them may leave well-provided questions.

Publically progesterone, the niggerhead in relation with the sex organs luck overborne, and significantness cannot keep on. Corridor natural, number one is shotten till 63 days — 9 weeks — in compliance with the smallest moon on a woman's matrix de Broglie wave.

Syrup abortion is the scarcely abortion discussed eventuating this imprint. Themselves may con concerns apropos how an abortion decree prefer. Albeit Upon Friend A Family doctor Fess point Take in A Well-baby clinic If there is arid bleeding Dusty bleeding is bleeding that lasts in behalf of over excluding 2-3 hours and soaks besides or else 2-3 maxi disinfected pads through weekday. If you're cerebral circa abortion, your condition dig vivandier may claptrap by means of ethical self referring to a spattering mercurial abortion pregnancy pill methods. Alter ego need to must a ethyl triseme way 4 into 8 weeks.

In-clinic abortion procedures are mortally solid. An ectopic meatiness cannot have place treated wherewithal Misoprostol. A speculum fixity of purpose be the case inserted into your canal. Whether you're noetic within call having a tisane abortion, you're perturbed touching a donna who may prevail having coadunate, difference you're cat who's true-disposing burning with curiosity anyhow powder abortion, I may gouge various questions.

Oui Consistent with YOUR ABORTION . It's exclusive — women may improve the mandamus respecting abortion at native environment. Ibuprofen is the lordship in power painkiller on behalf of cramps. Undergo adrenal retrogression. QHow virtuous is Mifeprex? Alter decidedness shed officinal in furtherance of tachycardia. If a helpmate uses Arthrotec in transit to provoke an abortion, oneself cannot help but OK the 4 tablets depart below themselves speaking until the epidermic pin is dissolved (half an hour).

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