Real Estate Marketing Tips from Joel McDonald of Automated Homefinder

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner - Joel McDonald -- www.AutomatedHomefinder.com
As the owner of a Colorado real estate company, I hope to be able to share my 15 years of real estate marketing advice with anyone who is interested. I also look forward to interacting with the rest of you in the AR community who have so much to share.
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I get into discussions with folks all the time about "paid traffic" vs. "free traffic", and my contention is that free traffic is wonderful when you can get it, but the control you get with paid traffic can far outweigh any amount of free traffic that you might get.  Much like why many people pre...
04/28/2009
A couple weeks ago, I cited an example of how to use off-site linking strategies paired with long-tail phrases to get big (and near instant) movements of the dial in terms of better ranking on the search engines.  The example I cited was a friend - Jim Duncan in Charlottesville -- whose blog post...
04/17/2009
Last week, I wrote a post entitled "Blogging Is Like a Reality TV Show".  It had to do with the fact that you don't have to write EVERYTHING on your blog about real estate, but 10% to 20% of the time that you write about your city (or even better - neighborhoods in your city), there is a strategy...
04/08/2009
Missed Deadline??? Have you ever had an occasion where you represented the buyer, and hired the best inspector possible, attended the inspection, discussed all of the details for your inspection notice, and then noticed that you missed the inspection objection deadline? Or worse -- what about th...
03/31/2009
First off, let me disclose that I am a "Traffic Guy" who had resisted blogging until last year. I resisted because I have always been able to get plenty of buyer and seller traffic, and thought that blogging wasn't worth the time investment required. In fact, I grew my Boulder real estate company...
03/31/2009
I wrote this at about 2 am this morning, and decided to sleep on it before posting.  This morning, after reading it again and getting 5 or 6 more requests to check out TweeterGetter, I'm even more prepared to hit the "submit new post" button. As you may or may not know, Twitter is a revolutionary...
02/13/2009
I know I'm preaching to the choir with most of you on Active Rain, but this is for the benefit of the Realtors on my team - most of whom have never blogged, so bear with me. I was positively esctatic last night… I talked a couple of the agents on my team into doing some hyper-local blogging, and...
02/11/2009
I participate on a lot of internet and real estate forums, and often see people talking about making it to the top 10 on google for a certain phrase.  It's always wonderful to see your efforts rewarded by getting decent placement on the search engines (and hopefully more traffic to your site.)  H...
02/10/2009
I did it again.  I was doing my morning reading on Active Rain, and stumbled across a post from last week having nothing to do with what I was looking for.  However it was a request for help and I couldn't help but comment back.  Before I knew it, I wrote a novel on the subject & figured it made ...
02/05/2009
A friend on twitter was posting various riddles, and I remembered one that my dad told me when I was a kid.  Unfortunately, it was too long for Twitter, so I'm posting it here, just for fun. Riddle me this: You're buying a house, and everything is set for a smooth closing.  When you arrive at the...
01/29/2009
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As the owner of a Colorado real estate company, I hope to be able to share my 15 years of real estate marketing advice with anyone who is interested. I also look forward to interacting with the rest of you in the AR community who have so much to share.

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