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We all know that blogging is a great way to get additional exposure to your real estate practice.  However, very few of us a leveraging the RSS (really simple syndication) component of blogging systems to make your blog updates and listings syndicated for other sites.  As an example, we at 4MySal...
09/26/2006
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Have you ever noticed that despite the massive number of Realtors in your area, only a hand full are making a fortune selling real estate? Regardless of who these realtors work for; GMAC, Century 21, REMax, they are extremely successful where others in their office are barely scraping by. What is...
09/25/2006
Ten items to remember when developing a direct mail or door hanger campaign: 1)  Have a brief, specific and compelling benefit statement.  People have very short attention spans so use phrases instead of complete sentences to get initial attention. 2)  Use bright color to attract the eye. 3) Foll...
09/25/2006
The Carnival of Real Estate has been mentioned a number of times on this site from some great real estate bloggers:  The Real Estate Tomato, our Active Rain hosts, and many other great experts in the area of Real Estate 2.0.    I just wanted to share with all of you how great this resource is to ...
09/23/2006
Prices in tourist towns are not coming down..yet.  My wife and I have been looking for a vacation home in the town of South Haven, Michigan where she grew up.  The town is quaint and hosts are permanent residency of about 6300 people.  During the summer months that number grows to about 15000; wi...
09/23/2006
I’m too confused for words, but I thought I would post this anyway. The confusion being that it’s late Friday afternoon and I am flabbergasted at an online service that claims to be affiliated with my services.Okay, so here’s the deal. I did a search on Google for “4MySales customers.” I do this ...
09/22/2006
I have been amazed at the number of creative financing options that lenders have developed over the last few years.  Many of these programs are great to help homeowners who would otherwise never buy a home get into a house.  Unfortunately, as the level of creativity in these options increased, so...
09/22/2006
It’s time to rattle the buyer’s market chain again.  RealtyTimes posted this morning that there are still islands of opportunity across the US where homes are moving. Their article features Raleigh, North Carolina as an example of an area where sales are getting stronger;  where the number of hom...
09/22/2006
An email update from Craig Proctor this morning included a great technique to attract FSBO listings.  The strategy leverages the philosophy that your FSBO prospect is more apt to list with you if you have a relationship with him/her.   The approach that was outlined was to call FSBO’s that are ho...
09/22/2006
I wrote a couple of days ago about the fact that most of your target clients do their searching for a home on the internet while at work.  I posed the question, how do we get in front of those people?    I thought a lot about that question over the last few days, and I think I came up with an ans...
09/20/2006