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Real Estate Agent - PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com
A blog with tips, comments, observations, and strategies for real estate professionals on the sale and marketing of new homes, historic homes, condominiums and lofts in Lafayette Square. The blog also covers other sales training issues such as the use of technology, time management, personal marketing, lead generation, and customer service. PREA Signature Realty proudly serves the communities of Lafayette Square, Soulard, Benton Park, Benton Park West, Downtown Loft District, Forest Park Southwest, Central West End, Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South, Compton Heights, Shaw, The Hill, Dogtown, Carondelet, Holly Hills, St. Louis Hills, Dutchtown, and the Other Historic Neighborhoods of the City of Saint Louis, Missouri.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
In a blog post that I did back October 2, 2008 I asked the question: Think about the reasons you blog (what are yours?) To build a trust between you and potential clients To provide information and knowledge about your industry and area To network with clients and real estate professionals   Prod...
04/20/2010
I like simple and easy ways to connect with consumers and they're all around us from blogging to social networking sites. If you go to any one of my blogs or sites you will notice a consistent message that I try remind you of: "If it's not evident to you by now, consumers are very knowledgeable a...
04/20/2010
So many of us have Marketing Plans but are we effectively measuring the results and using that data to further grow our business and opportunities? This picture illustrates what a solid marketing plan should involve: Knowing which specific areas of your marketing strategies are working will witho...
04/20/2010
When it comes to Social Media you have your Followers (Twitter), your Fans or Friends (Facebook), your Connections (LinkedIn) or your Subscribers (Activerain or other blogging network.)  With all the many ways we have available to interact with people, I started thinking about  what are my goals...
04/20/2010
  This post was inspired by Bob Stewarts Blog Challenge when he asked the question "How do you use your  blog to enhance your existing relationships with clients and prospects?"  I have four examples that I want to share that I hope will encourage others to be an active member of this community....
04/20/2010
When I think of a BLOG I associate it with the word IDEA. Information - your blog content, an online journal of information, content that fulfills your subsribers and potential client's needs. Dedication - to blogging, your real estate business, to clients, and to your subscribers. Evolution - Re...
04/20/2010
USE OF INTERNET WEBSITES AS A HOME SEARCH TOOL With the rise of the Internet, there are now hundreds of websites that offer consumers the ability to search for homes online.  According to NAR and other surveys, over 90% of purchasers use the Internet to assist them in searching for a new home. In...
03/07/2010
The next Business Resource Meeting is set for March 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sheraton Westport Chalet.  This Business Resource Meeting will feature a technology panel covering such topics as video marketing, photo blogs, blogging for business, Internet radio, Google tools and other tech gadg...
02/26/2010
GOOGLE TOOLS FOR REALTORS SERIES In this Google Tools for Realtors Series, we will cover, review and provide how-to tips and strategies for Google's suite of productivity tools including such tools as: Google Calendar Google Alerts Google Wave Google Base Google Documents Google Maps Google Eart...
02/26/2010
We will soon see a wave (pun intended) of Google Wave extensions, applications and gadgets.  Google Wave is an open source platform that will result in companies (e.g. SaleForce.com) and many others rolling out extensions and even platforms duplicating Google Wave.  Here are a few extensions bein...
02/24/2010
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