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before they leave the site¦ shouldn™t your home be within those first 5 pages?

 

Keep YOUR listings on the FRONT PAGE of Realtor.com

Because With a 600% increase in inventory, on the market

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You wouldn’t just SORT OF “try” to sell your homes,
And I’m not about to help you just “KIND OF market them!”

Real marketing for realtors who want to dominate their territory!


I want to compete at listing presentations, SATISFY SELLERS, INCREASE REFERRALS, and advertise open houses.

I need showcase listing enhancements & featured homes.


I want to know who is searching Realtor.com to find a home and get buyer leads. I need buyers assist. .



I want to know who is searching Realtor.com to find out how much their home is worth, because they are thinking about selling & get seller leads!

I need Featured CMA & Market Snapshot


I want everyone in my area to know who I am by name!!

I want to be a featured agent.


focus on buyers!!! focus on Sellers!!!!

what happened yesterday in Real Estate available at my clients fingertips and delivered to them automatically want to work on my brandingI need to impress my sellers>> I want to compete at listing presentations! I need more referrals. I need to convert my tire kickers. I need a marketing plan! DO I need different postcards and business cards? I need to increase my conversion ratio… There are so many options, which ones really matters anymore.. where do I start? with me, Heather Riggio!!


THIS WEBSITE WAS CREATED IN WHOLE & IN PART BY HEATHER RIGGIO, WITH FULL PERMISSION FOR ANY OF MY CLIENTS TO USE THE ADVERTISING VERBIAGE IN THEIR MARKETING, IN WHOLE OR IN PART WITH NO WRITTEN CONSENT OF SITE OWNER.



FOCUSING ON THE 3 L’S AND ONE B OF REAL ESTATE LISTINGS, LEADS, LEVERAGE AND BRANDING.

This is my personal site, I designed to help you with every aspect of marketing on REALTOR.COM and incorporating what you are currently doing WITH YOUR COMPANY AND OTHER SITES. I will never tell you not to advertise somewhere or do anything. I can only help you leverage it better, incorporate and streamline, and get more aggressive.

Sometimes getting aggressive may mean moving dollars from one place to another or spending more money, but I also have free marketing trade tips & tricks available. This site is updated all the time. I hope you use it often to help create ideas, and re-motivate yourself for the day.



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THINK OF THE POSSIBILITES.

FROM THE MOVIE JURASSIC PARK:

The problem with scientific power you’ve used is it didn’t require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn’t earn the knowledge yourselves, so you don’t take the responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you knew what you had, you patented it, packaged it, slapped in on a plastic lunch box, and Now you want to sell it.


 

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HEATHER RIGGIO IS A MARKETING CONSULTANT FOR REALTORS WHO WANT TO KNOW HOW TO ADVERTISE ON REALTOR.COM, SHOWCASE, FEATURED AGENT, FEATURED HOME, FEATURED COMMUNITY, FIND A REALTOR, REALTOR ADS, WHERE SHOULD A REALTOR ADVERTISE

Your real estate marketing consultant for the east coast.

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 Well¦ You only want to do what other Realtors are doing. And you value their opinion.. but you forget one thing¦ NO ONE SHARPENS A SHARK’s TOOTH, ESPECIALLY BEFORE THEY EAT YOU.

And Every time you raise the bar¦ increase your client™s level of expectation, you raise their bar. No one wants you to raise their bar.

AND.. YOU WILL BE EATEN, OR DO THE EATING.

Let me help you:

  • COMPETE AT LISTING APPOINTMENTS
  • SATISFY ANXIOUS SELLERS
  • GET MORE MORE MORE REFFERALS.
  • MAKE YOU EXCITED ABOUT REAL ESTATE, AGAIN.
  • LET ME SHARPEN YOUR SHARK TEETH.

HEATHER RIGGIO¦¦¦..THE REFERRAL MAKER¦¦¦¦.YOUR NEWEST BESTEST FRIEND AT REALTOR.COM

BECAUSE 90% OF YOUR BUSINESS COMES FROM REFERRALS¦ I WANT TO GET YOU MORE REFERRALS!!

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 Within the Free Marketing Consultation we will go over things like:

  • How do I incorporate Realtor.com with my current advertising?
  • Facebook, Twitter, Linked in
  • Blogging
  • Do I have a current Brand I am trying to promote?
  • What collateral do I currently love, that I want to duplicate on Realtor.com?
  • I have not yet begun to self advertise, where will I get my greatest return on investment?
  • How long before my advertising starts to work?
  • What should I do to have an effective direct mail campaign?
  • I hate internet leads, what could I be doing differently to turn them into conversions?
  • Why isn’t Realtor.com free?
  • What tools does Realtor.com have to make my life easier, my job more enjoyable, and will motivate me tomorrow?

Things to consider:

What marketing style do you prefer?

Conservative ~Cutting-edge

Please rate your overall marketing effectiveness:

Ineffective ~Somewhat Effective~ Very Effective

As Far as internet marketing goes, how important are these marketing channels to the success of your career? 1-10

Company website_____ Realtor.com_____ Zillow _____

Pay Per Clicks _____ Truila _____ Other _____

My own website _____ Craigslist _____

As Far as internet marketing goes, which of these sites do your clients prefer to be on, if given a choice?

Company website_____ Realtor.com_____ Zillow _____

Pay Per Clicks _____ Truila _____ Other _____

My own website _____ Craigslist _____

How much time to do want to spend on your internet marketing¦

Daily, Weekly, 2 Weeks, Monthly, Quarterly

1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours , 4 hours, 5 hours

Do you inspect what you expect?

Do you go to the sites you advertise on, and check out how your homes compare to all the other homes on the page? What could you be doing differently

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REALTOR.COM ® REDESIGNED FOR FASTER AND EASIER PROPERTY SEARCH

Redesign, New Platform and Rich Database Positions Site As New Online Real Estate Marketplace

 

CAMPBELL, CA — (September 29, 2010) “ Today, Move, Inc., (NASDAQ: MOVE), the leader in online real estate, launched a redesigned Realtor.com web site backed by new technology that combines multiple search capabilities into an integrated and seamless search experience to help consumers find their next property faster while connecting with greater ease to local real estate experts matching their needs.

Powered by a new platform built with proprietary technology and a new property database, the #1 homes for sale web site is now easier to navigate, and property listings and information important to the home buying process are easier to find while remaining fresh, accurate and reliable.

œA primary objective for the redesign was to create a search experience that places more information in the hands of both Realtors and consumers, supported by technology that enables Move to make fluid platform innovations that keep pace with today™s rapidly changing market place, said Steve Berkowitz, chief executive officer of Move, Inc. œToday™s launch of the redesigned site solidifies our position as the trusted source for easy to find accurate information consumers need to meet their real estate goals. The new site also empowers real estate professionals to be clearly positioned as local experts in a manner that keeps them central to real estate transactions.

Berkowitz continued by describing significant updates to the redesigned site including visibility and access to active listings, new construction, rentals and off market (recently sold) properties, now integrated and easily discoverable from one location: the search box on the Realtor.com home page. This enhancement enables buyers and real estate professionals to search for active listings, while providing access to sales and tax history from sold listings along with other relevant property data consumers and real estate experts can use to monitor local market trends as they navigate real estate together.

œStreamlining the search experience as we™ve done on the redesigned site brings these once disparate search items together and vastly improves the speed at which data is surfaced in a more organized fashion, Berkowitz said. œThus, the search experience becomes more rewarding for buyers and sellers, as well as the local real estate experts they work with to interpret and use the information as part of the buying and selling process.

Another new feature showcased on the Realtor.com homepage is the new Spotlight module, a content-driven widget continuously updated so visitors remain current on new site features, interesting market insights and information, and real estate technologies developed by Move that will enhance the search experience. Through the Spotlight module, buyers and sellers can also quickly access Realtor.com™s free home valuation service for information about local market conditions and, in the process, recognize the value of working with a Realtor ®.

Property listings on the new Realtor.com now presents information so prospective buyers can better evaluate, compare and locate properties of interest. As part of the redesign, the listing detail pages now provide a categorized, at-a-glance summary of each property listing that better displays price and lot size, the number and types of rooms, the interior and exterior features and more. The new listing detail pages also provide the most recent property details updated directly from Move™s Multiple Listing Service (MLS) partners, as well as the number of days each property has been displayed on the site. When available, the property™s sales and tax history is provided along with standard information such as school ratings, property information, virtual tours, and the agent™s other listings.

A new map experience is also being unveiled and includes the same unified and integrated experience found throughout the redesigned site displaying for sale, off-market or sold properties with each category shown with a distinctive icon. The interactive maps, generated by Microsoft™s Bing Maps, provides driving directions, estimated values of neighboring properties, median income, and nearby listings. The new Realtor.com mapping experience also includes nearby points of interest such as hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, libraries, restaurants, post offices and more. A new Nearby Schools section displays public and private schools, and school ratings.

œThe integration of Move™s proprietary technology with these new design changes creates an exciting opportunity for today™s buyers to expand their expectations of how to search for a home on Realtor.com, what to expect as they explore neighborhoods and local market trends, and how to find the right real estate professional, said Errol Samuelson, president of Realtor.com. œIn addition, Move™s commitment to keep real estate professionals central to the transaction is reaffirmed on the new ˜Find Realtors™ landing page. By combining features from ˜See My Listings into this new experience, and making it easily discoverable from the Realtor.com homepage, we believe real estate professionals will receive greater exposure of their brands and client listings that will serve to better connect them with buyers and sellers more effectively.

Consumers interested in connecting with a local real estate expert can now use the newly enhanced Find A Realtor feature showcased prominently on the new ˜Find Realtors™ landing page. This new and easy-to-use sorting feature specifies desired certifications and specialties, sales areas or neighborhoods served, as well as the agent™s or company™s name so consumers can be quickly connected to a list of agents matching their needs. It also features links to each agent™s Realtor.com ˜Find Realtors™ Profile page.

The new ˜Find Realtors™ Profile pages are free to agents and brokers and empower them to share their professional information, details on their company, information on the areas they serve, specializations, current listings, links to their company web site, open houses, contact information, headshot photo, and more with prospective clients. A new field allows users and offices to include links to Facebook Fan Pages, Twitter and other social networking sites with the added benefit of sharing their profiles with a friend, or printing the agent™s profile for later access.

 

ABOUT MOVE, INC.

Move, Inc. (Nasdaq: MOVE) is the leader in online real estate with 12.7 million[1] monthly visitors to its online network of web sites. Move, Inc. operates: Move.com, a leading destination for information on new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden and home finance; Realtor.com ®, the official web site of the National Association of Realtors ®; Moving.com; SeniorHousingNet; Top Producer Systems, and ListHub. Move, Inc., is based in Campbell, California.ABOUT REALTOR.COM ®

Realtor.com ®, where the world shops for real estate online, is operated by Move, Inc., (NASDAQ:MOVE) and is the official web site of the National Association of Realtors ®. Ranked as the #1 homes-for-sale site, Realtor.com ® currently offers potential home buyers access to over four million property listings, as well as the most brokers and agents. It also provides Realtors ® and the home sellers they represent with the Internet’s largest real estate marketplace, reaching more than 10.2[2] million consumers in August 2010. Agents and companies have the power to customize Realtor.com ® resources to maximize their brand and productivity.REALTOR ® and REALTOR.com ® are registered trademarks of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ®. REALTOR ® is a federally registered collective membership mark, which identifies a real estate professional who is a Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. All other trademarks appearing above are the property of Move, Inc., or of their other respective owners.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including information about management’s view of Move’s future expectations, plans and prospects, within the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the results of Move, its subsidiaries, divisions and concepts to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. These risk factors and others are included from time to time in documents Move files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, its Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Move’s future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Move cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, Move expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

 

Contact: Julie Reynolds, Move, Inc. 805.557.3080 / Julia.Reynolds@move.com

Richard Garcia, Move, Inc., 805.557.3087 / Richard.Garcia@move.com

 


[1] comScore Media Metrix, August 2010

[2] comScore Media Metrix, August 2010

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Nov

30

Web Marketing

Posted by heatherriggio under For Realty Professionals, My Realtors

 

Web Marketing

Having a strong online presence is an essential component of your marketing strategy. Establishing yourself online can seem like a daunting task when you first create a website, and requires more than just posting quality listings. The below articles provide some useful tips on how to make your website more visible, and attractive, on the internet.


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Using Images In Your Top Producer Website
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Nov

30

SCHMADVERTISING

Posted by heatherriggio under For Realty Professionals, My Realtors

AdVERtISInG, SCHmADVErTIsINg!!!

So…………….. you know you want to advertise on the Internet. You know most peopleeventually always use realtor.com.Then they come back, 12 times. And they spend 45 minutes every time. But how do you take advantage of it? Well. I made it step by step. Not right here… over there… on the left hand side….

YOU KNOW YOU REALLY WANT TO BE ON TOP.

   

 

http://marketing.realtor.com/ae
http://marketing.realtor.com/basiclistings
http://marketing.realtor.com/featuredhomes

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 SOMEBODY¦. DO SOMETHING!!!!

 

SELLERS PAY YOU TO MARKET THEIR HOME. THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING WITH THEIR HOME.

YOU………….HESITATE.   (EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW YOU KNOW EVERYONE LOVES REALTOR.COM, UGH, WHY DO YOU HAVE TO PAY. EVERYONE WANTS $$ FROM YOU. )

 and NO ONE HAS PAID YOU YET FOR SELLING THE HOME¦. AND YOU MAY NEVER GET PAID. SO NOW WHAT?

LOOK, I DID NOT CHOOSE THIS CAREER FOR YOU. BUT I CAN HELP YOU LEVERAGE, GET MORE REFERRALS, AND SATISFY YOUR PICKIEST SELLERS.

SO DUST OFF THE OLD CREDIT CARD, AND LET ME HELP YOU, AND EVENTUALLY, YOU, THE SELLER AND ME WILL ALL MAKE MONEY. I KNOW IT HURTS, SPENDING MONEY, BUT AT LEAST YOU ARE NOT STUCK IN ONE SPOT, IN A STOREFRONT, WHERE YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR INVENTORY, BEFORE IT IS SOLD, AND HAVE TO PRAY SOMEONE WILL WALK INTO YOUR STORE. NOPE. NOT US. WE GET THE ABSOLUTE LUXURY OF ADVERTISING ON A SITE MILLIONS ARE LOOKINGS, AND CAN HIT THE STREETS WHENEVER WE WANT TO DRUM UP BUSINESS.

 

YES, YOU COULD SIGN UP WITH ANYONE AT Realtor.com. BUT NO ONE WANTS YOU TO SUCCEED LIKE I DO.

AND I PROMISE… NO BEER FROGS.

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 SOMEBODY¦. DO SOMETHING!!!!

 

SELLERS PAY YOU TO MARKET THEIR HOME. THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING WITH THEIR HOME.

YOU………….HESITATE.   (EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW YOU KNOW EVERYONE LOVES REALTOR.COM, UGH, WHY DO YOU HAVE TO PAY. EVERYONE WANTS $$ FROM YOU. )

 and NO ONE HAS PAID YOU YET FOR SELLING THE HOME¦. AND YOU MAY NEVER GET PAID. SO NOW WHAT?

LOOK, I DID NOT CHOOSE THIS CAREER FOR YOU. BUT I CAN HELP YOU LEVERAGE, GET MORE REFERRALS, AND SATISFY YOUR PICKIEST SELLERS.

SO DUST OFF THE OLD CREDIT CARD, AND LET ME HELP YOU, AND EVENTUALLY, YOU, THE SELLER AND ME WILL ALL MAKE MONEY. I KNOW IT HURTS, SPENDING MONEY, BUT AT LEAST YOU ARE NOT STUCK IN ONE SPOT, IN A STOREFRONT, WHERE YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR INVENTORY, BEFORE IT IS SOLD, AND HAVE TO PRAY SOMEONE WILL WALK INTO YOUR STORE. NOPE. NOT US. WE GET THE ABSOLUTE LUXURY OF ADVERTISING ON A SITE MILLIONS ARE LOOKINGS, AND CAN HIT THE STREETS WHENEVER WE WANT TO DRUM UP BUSINESS.

 

YES, YOU COULD SIGN UP WITH ANYONE AT Realtor.com. BUT NO ONE WANTS YOU TO SUCCEED LIKE I DO.

AND I PROMISE… NO BEER FROGS.

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Nov

19

You can not just buy a marekting system, you have to advertise it like anything else, and leverage it. So, HOW ARE REALTORS LEVERING REALTOR.COM ONLINE………….????

I HAVE THE POWER TO SELL YOUR HOME.

 

 

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Nov

19

YOUR TO DO LIST

Posted by heatherriggio under For Realty Professionals, My Realtors

  •  GET A BLOG         HTTP://TALK.REALTOR.COM
  • GET GOOGLE DOCS http://www.google.com/google-d-s/intl/en/tour1.html
  • GET A WEBSITE HTTP://www.myfeaturedsite.com
  • DECIDE ON “A” MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE – MEANING 1. AND STAY TRUE TO HER, AND SHE WILL HELP YOU. WWW.HEATHERRIGGIO.COM
  • FOCUS ON LEADS, LISTINGS, & LEVERAGE
  • BUILD A BRAND GET FEATURED AGENT
  • ADVERTISE EVERYWHERE THAT MATTERS TO YOUR CLIENTS. #1, BEING REALTOR.COM
  • NOT ADVERTISE ANYWHERE THAT DOES NOT PRODUCE REFERRALS
  • WHEN YOU MARKET HOMES ON FREE SITES, IT MAY LEAVE YOUR SELLER FEELING THEY COULD OF DONE IT THEMSELVES.
  • GET A MARKETING PLAN AND WORK IT
  • YOU NEED A PLAN OF ACTION.
  • MAKE 150 CONTACTS A DAY
  • POSTCARDS, FEATURED AGENT, PHONE, LETTERS, EMAILS
  • REFINE YOUR LISTINGS PRSENTATION, INCORPORATING EVERYTHING YOU DO I HAVE ONE, IF YOU NEED ONE TO START WITH.
  • DECIDE WHO YOU WANT TO BE AS A REALTOR – GET FOCUSED – NO ONE CAN BE EVERYTHING, EFFECTIVELY – DO YOU LIKE TO WORK WITH LEADS, REFERRALS, BUYERS, SELLERS
  • LISTEN TO YOUR CLIENTS, DO WHAT MATTERS MOST TO THEM, FIRST – IT ENSURES REFERRALS AND DEFERS THOSE “PHONE CALLS” OF DISCONTENT.
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Nov

19

FREE STUFF

Posted by heatherriggio under For Realty Professionals, My Realtors, Success

ALL BACK MONDAY  http://www.incredibleagents.com/  – LEVERAGE YOU & RDC ON SOME OF THESE FREE SITES

http://activerain.com/  – ANOTHER FREE BLOG – JUST COPY & PASTE FROM BLOG TO BLOG.

http://www.homethinking.com/

http://www.delaware.com/add-basic

http://home.qandas.com/component/option,com_registration/task,register/

http://www.topix.com/yp/claymont-de/121439442f-century-21-fantini-real-estate

http://www.ratemyagent.com/real-estate-agent/DE/Claymont/Century-21-Fantini-Real-Estate

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As you probably know, there is now a waiting period of 4 weeks until the search engines index your site.  Why wait 4 weeks doing nothing while you can get targeted traffic in less then 10 minutes?

As an AddMe.com customer, we now give you $20 of Free Advertising to let you advertise across thousands of sites. Simply signup, create your text-ad, select sites to display it on and start receiving new visitors in less than 10 minutes.

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  • WWW.PrimoPDF.com  : Instantly turn any document, flyer, brochure, etc. into a .pdf. This gives you a better way to email listing flyers/info to other agents and the public; post info on web pages; re-produce/print for hard copy marketing pieces.
  • WWW.Postlets.com: Classifieds at their best! With this one site get your listings on Craig™s List and other classified sites such as Backpage.com, Google Base, HotPads, Oodle, Trulia, Vast, Zillow.
  • WWW.ZeeMaps.com: Create interactive maps that show your listings and/or their neighborhoods, then put them on your web site or incorporate them into your marketing materials.
  • WWW.WellcomeMat.com: Upload true videos of your listings and/or their neighborhoods. Why not use your seller as the tour guide/host?! Also search for local videographers.
  • WWW.Box.net: Store your documents online here and access them from any web browser. And for your listings — establish specific folders for your clients & edit documents and photos.
  • WWW.Zoho.com: Don™t have expensive presentation software, spreadsheet software, project management software? Access these plus more than 12 other applications from this web site.
  • WWW.Guru.com: Build your œstaff! Search for free from a database of more than 100,000 freelancers, to find professionals to help you with designing marketing materials, writing ads, enhancing your Web content, more.
  • WWW.Flickr.com: Create a free account to post and share listing photos and videos. For a few dollars, take it a step further by printing them to cards, photo books, even postage stamps.
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Since these Magazines obviously don’t have links (though they might in the future) I decided to post links to all the sites listed in the article. I even threw in a few extras for all my AR friends. Yes, this took hours to complete, but don’t ask me how many. It has taken me all year to build this list, here are my top 150 plus.

Social Networks
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ActiveRain
Localism
LinkedIn
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Naymz
FriendFeed
Plaxo
Diigo
AddThis
ShareThis
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PhotoBucket
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agent.point2
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And always remember — follow state and federal real estate marketing regulations when you utilize any marketing media, be it print or online.

In addition to these free tools to help you boost the exposure on your listings, there are dozens of other free (and œlow cost) tools out there to help you build your real estate business & expand your network in this tough market. Just keep your eye out, your mind open, and your creativity unleashed!

     

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SOME TIMES SOME OF THE STUFF I FIND IS GIMMICKS, LIKE I WAS GOING TO POST AN EMAIL I GOT FROM

Their address is www.RePagesOnline.com. There is no long term commitment.

On www.RealtyDirectory.com you can submit a free professional advertisement and advertise your listings and rental property. They are affiliated with www.Infignos.com which is a very popular search engine. If you list with one, you will show up on both.

A new site that I really like is http://realestate.buyersusarelocation.com.

BUT I THINK THEY MAY ALL BE THE SAME COMPANY – JUST TRYING TO CAPTURE YOU AS A LEAD.

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YOUR CLIENTS ARE WAITING.

   What are FEATURED ADS?

 

Featured ads are the one place on Realtor.com where you can show up 10-20% of the time on all of the pages in your immediate and surrounding areas, and get your message out to the majority of consumers shopping online. MORE FAQ’S

How to use them: Use to get your message/niche market/ out to over

50% of all home buyers & sellers & Brand yourself extensively. IT IS LIKE SENDING OUT 30K POSTCARDS A MONTH.. BUT ONLY TO THOSE LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL REAL ESTATE.. AT A FRACTION OF THE COST.

Use as leverage: Shouldn™t your Realtor be a featured Realtor on the NAR™s official site, Realtor.com, as well as MSN™s Real Estate Channel? Incorporate FEATURED AGENT/COMMUNITY/HOMES into your postcards, emails, shopping carts, display ads, yard signs, press releases, in your custom ad copy on Realtor.com and phone calls to leverage that you are less than 1% of all Realtor.com in the U.S. THAT ARE FEATURED ON THE #1 REAL ESTATE WEBSITE, REALTOR.COM AS ONE OF 10 FEATURED AGENTS IN THE COMMUNITY

Increase referrals from vendors, by offering some of the ad space to your Mortgage Co, developers¦ etc.

Use to Brand Yourself. The nicest part of branding, is not having to justify who you are.

FEATURE THEIR HOME, NOT ONLY IN FEATURED HOMES IN THEIR CITY, BUT THROUGH OUT THE COUNTY¦ great for those condos you have been trying to unload.

Why should I buy it? Limited inventory and exclusiveness. There are only 10 spots per metro. They also show up on MSN, AOL, and the rest of our networks. It clicks through to your website. It will also increase your personal exposure on Realtor.com. Opposed to postcards, you know there is only one thing consumers are doing on Realtor.com “ looking to buy or sell a home.

Uneven the playing field.

click  below for live examples of featured ads.

http://www.realtor.com/search/searchresults.aspx?zp=07030&typ=7http://www.realtor.com/search/searchresults.aspx?zp=07078&typ=7

 

What are FEATURED HOMES?

 

Featured homes are the homes that show up BEFORE the search results in that city/zip code. You can feature any home in your inventory, as well as change them as often as you would like.

How to use them: Use as LEVERAGE at listing presentation – See that spot right there on the front page of REALTOR.com “ list with me and that could be your home tomorrow!!

Increase conversion ratios when FARMING EXPIRED™S & FSBO™S.

Use to keep your sellers happy

USE WHEN MARKETING TO LUXURY HOMES– I truly understand that your home deserves the best exposure money can buy, that is why I RESERVED a spot on the front page of REALTOR.com, MSN & AOL.com “ just for your Home.

Incorporate FEATURED HOMES into your postcards, emails, shopping carts, display ads, yard signs, press releases, in your custom ad copy on Realtor.com and phone calls to leverage that you are less than 1% of all Realtor.com in the U.S. that you can put their home in a featured home spot on Realtor.com.

Why should I buy it? Limited inventory and exclusiveness. There are only 8 featured home ads per zip code. They also show up on MSN, AOL, and the rest of our networks. One more reason for people to refer you, more often. It will also increase your exposure on Realtor.com, as well as consumers will have an opportunity to see your inventory… first. Uneven the playing field.

 

What is Featured CMA & MARKET SNAPSHOT? When people go to the front page of their website, they can actually go to What’s Your Home Worth? How To Make Your Home Worth More!, they can type in their street address & zip code, and it will pull up a teaser CMA with your info & a link to your site. If they want an in-depth report, they fill out the form, and that inquiry goes directly to you. Then it will automatically send them out the market snapshot every 2 weeks ( if available in your area). MARKET SNAPSHOT ALLOWS YOU TO Effortlessly provide real-time MLS market updates and trend analysis to your online prospects and clients.

How to use them: Shall we focus on the 3 L™s of real estate?

Listings, Leverage & Leads¦¦

Leverage œShouldn™t your Home™s value be in the hands of the Featured Certified Marketing Analyst on Realtor.com? œ I am the only agent in yourtown, USA who is the premiere featured CMA on Realtor.com.

Leads- companies like Zillow and HouseValues have made an entire model off CMA. People coming to our site “ will now be able to employ you as their CMA agent. Listings: Historically consumers shop on line first to see what the market is doing. They also typically list with the first agent they are in touch with. Would you not want that to be you?

The Market Snapshot system sets you apart from standard drip marketing and automated newsletters which increasingly (and painfully) present prospects with a flurry of recipes and friendly household tips. Market Snapshot stays on message and positions you as the local market expert, by sending the up-to-the minute MLS graphical reports to address demanding consumer queries:

  • What is the supply of unsold homes in my neighborhood?
  • How fast are homes selling right now?
  • How do actual selling prices compare to listing prices in my area?
  • How do I get more for the money in a changing market?

With little to no effort on your part, the Market Snapshot lets you provide past clients, referrals and Internet leads “ the main sources for future transactions in today’s real estate climate “ with real-time MLS market trend information that speaks directly to their requested needs. Automatically branded for you, these attractive, informative presentations will keep you front and center with prospects, while also including calls to action that remind them to contact you when they™re ready. You™ll be able to focus on what you do best “ selling real estate “ confident that your pipeline of opportunities is being automatically serviced with marketing that has been fully-personalized for each prospect.

Why should I buy it? Another way for you to gain even more prominence, another exclusive position, a capabilities, and positional advantage. The market is changing, and more & more consumers are making their decisions based on information. There is only one place where more that 50% of all consumers shop. Uneven the playing field.

 

What are FEATURED WEBSITES ?

Now you can become one of the few agents able to provide robust data such as recent home sales, community profiles, relocation tools, city & salary comparisons, detailed school data, finance tools, view neighborhood businesses and much more, in a robust format usually reserved for the Internet’s bigger national websites. Of course, you’ll also get dazzling designs, reliable support and all the other crucial content you’d expect with a world-class website.

 

How to use it: With Featured Websiteâ„¢, you’ll have content that will help keep clients and prospects focused on you and your high value real estate skills and services.

Blog to the World: Built from the ground-up for REALTORS ®, you now have a platform for posting your expert real estate and community relevant topics with a click of a button. The more you post to your blog, the more chances you’ll be picked up by the major search engines which will help increase the number of buyers and sellers who find you online

Build Your Brand and Professional Image: With your photo and multiple ways to contact you on every page, as little or as much customization as you wish and web support at no additional cost, you are able to present yourself exactly the way you want

Seamless Listing Integration With REALTOR.com ®: Now when you enhance listings on REALTOR.com ® with Showcase Listings, they can be made to automatically appear on your website

Track and Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your Marketing: Site Reports show where your prospects are coming from, how often they return and which content they are drawn too

Provide Instant Access to Home Sales Data: Unlike other websites, consumers who go to your site will be able to “instantly” see recent home sales in their neighborhood and view them on a street or satellite map

Reach More Sellers and Buyers Online: We help you submit your website to the major search engines and provide other tips on how you can fi ne tune your site for optimal search

 

Why should I buy it? Because you will have hundreds of articles to choose from, you will be able to show your tech skills as a blogger, as well as you can stop sending people to websites, where YOU may not be the primary focus.

View Demo Now View Featured Website with IDX now

Market Snapshot is also a perfect companion to your Featured Website

 

 

What is WEBSITES WITH IDX?

Featured Websiteâ„¢ with IDX satisfies the insatiable desire consumers have for local property listings, while making it clear that YOU are the one providing them. Now when consumers search for properties on your personal Featured Website, they will be able to view listings from your local MLS in an engaging format not available to agents anywhere else.

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How to use it: IDX is also effective at helping build your personal brand and showcase your local expertise because buyers and sellers will “constantly” see you and your contact information displayed above every listing from the MLS. And unlike other more generic IDX solutions, consumers can easily sign up to receive daily or weekly new property alerts, compare properties side-by-side, view properties on Virtual Earthâ„¢ maps, immediately pull up detailed community data and much more. Never before have agents been able to provide properties directly from their local MLS in such an engaging format.

Why should I buy it? TO Stop Consumers in Their Online Tracks and Keep Them Coming Back For More!

Display All Listings Directly From Your MLS: Powerful IDX* solution enables your visitors to view all of the properties from your MLS with your photo and contact information displayed on every page

Featured Website “automatically” helps you make a great ‘first impression’ on consumers who have never met you and leaves a positive ‘lasting impression’ on past, active and future clients who rely on you for high value real estate information.

Build your brand with your photo and contact information displayed on every MLS property

Empower consumers by enabling them to make side-by-side property comparisons, view detailed community data and more

See which properties are the “hottest” with instant reports

Help you gain top of mind awareness every time a consumer signs up to receive the automated daily new property listing alerts

Sign up for a Free REALTOR.com ® Blog. Be featured on special REALTOR.com ® pages! Where CAN I sign up for a free blog & why?

Step 1. Sign up for a Free REALTOR.com ® Blog. Be featured on special REALTOR.com ® pages!

Step 2. Click link for a sample http://realestatemarketing101.topproducerblogs.com/

Step 3. Then type in GOOGLE or Yahoo search “WHY MOVE TO SEATTLE” and see how powerful blogs are.

Step 4. Call me back and get the complete Realtor.com Marketing System including a website that allows your blog to auto populate on your site, and can be linked to your listings, featured homes, featured ads, market snap shot, featured cma on Realtor.com

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The market redefines itself only so often, and only once in a while comes an opportunity to monetize on the changing tides…. if you are interested in having a strategy that will afford you an opportunity like that, please consider this that opportunity. The market is changing…..starting……… now.  YOUR CLIENTS ARE WAITING.CALL FOR CURRENT PROMOTIONS  **SUBJECT TO CHANGE

  • 20% ON FEATURED HOMES
  • 20% OFF ON FEATURED CMA
  • FREE MARKETSNAPSHOT WITH PURCHASE OF CMA
  • FREE CREATIVE WITH PURCHASE OF FEATURED ADS

___________________________________________________DON™T HAVE A LOT OF TIME, AND JUST LOOKING TO RENEW? CALL OUR œNEW RENEWAL HOTLINE @ 800.835.1664. __________________________________________________________________    

 WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW YOUR LISTINGS ON REALTOR.COM?  WHAT™S NEW AT REALTOR.COM?  

  1. A NEW REALTOR.COM – http://beta.realtor.com/  
  2. Welcome to the Alpha release of Find Home Values. We are very proud of Find Home Values, yet we realize it still has a few rough edges. Over the next few weeks you will notice changes to the application as we work hard to enhance the valuation algorithms that determine the estimated property values, fix bugs, and add even more data. Come on in and take a look around. Find Home Values is a fun place to play, explore and learn.

 Features

  • Interactive map-based property search
  • Access to over 4 million homes for sale and 2.5 million recently sold properties
  • Access to over 80 million properties and 5 years of historic sales from public records
  • Computer generated home value Estimates for over 60 million properties
  • Market statistics for state, county, city and zip codes
  • Easy to interpret graphs for identifying market trends in your area

Tips

  • Enter an address, neighborhood, city or zip code and click Search
  • Right click the map to quickly zoom to an area
  • See a click it to access more information
  • Want to learn even more, click Help below the Map

3.    Sign up for a Free REALTOR.com ® Blog. Be featured on special REALTOR.com ® pages!    REALTOR.COM’S TELEVISION COMMERCIAL. § FEATURED WEBSITES WITH IDX CAPABILITES § REALTOR.COM TO ALLOW UP TO 25 PHOTOS & VIDEO, SCHOOL REPORTS, LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD INFO ON LISTINGS § NEW & NEW THIS WEEK FLAG ON LISTINGS § MARKET SNAP SHOT IS NOW INCLUDED IN FEATURED CMA  WHAT IS STILL THE SAME?   § MORE THAN 80% OF ALL MINUTES SPENT SURFING ONLINE FOR A HOME ARE SPENT ON REALTOR.COM § 9 OUT OF 10 HOMEBUYERS STILL CHECK TO SEE HOW THEIR HOME LOOKS ON REALTOR.COM RIGHT AFTER YOU LIST IT. § WE ARE STILL THE NUMBER 1 PLACE CONSUMERS LIKE TO SEE THEIR HOME ADVERTISED    What are FEATURED ADS?Featured ads are the one place on Realtor.com where you can show up 10-20% of the time on all of the pages in your immediate and surrounding areas, and get your message out to the majority of consumers shopping online. MORE FAQ’S How to use them: Use to get your message/niche market/ out to over 50% of all home buyers & sellers & Brand yourself extensively. IT IS LIKE SENDING OUT 30K POSTCARDS A MONTH.. BUT ONLY TO THOSE LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL REAL ESTATE.. AT A FRACTION OF THE COST. Use as leverage: Shouldn™t your Realtor be a featured Realtor on the NAR™s official site, Realtor.com, as well as MSN™s Real Estate Channel? Incorporate FEATURED AGENT/COMMUNITY/HOMES into your postcards, emails, shopping carts, display ads, yard signs, press releases, in your custom ad copy on Realtor.com and phone calls to leverage that you are less than 1% of all Realtor.com in the U.S. THAT ARE FEATURED ON THE #1 REAL ESTATE WEBSITE, REALTOR.COM AS ONE OF 10 FEATURED AGENTS IN THE COMMUNITY Increase referrals from vendors, by offering some of the ad space to your Mortgage Co, developers¦ etc. Use to Brand Yourself. The nicest part of branding, is not having to justify who you are. FEATURE THEIR HOME, NOT ONLY IN FEATURED HOMES IN THEIR CITY, BUT THROUGH OUT THE COUNTY¦ great for those condos you have been trying to unload. Why should I buy it? Limited inventory and exclusiveness. There are only 10 spots per metro. They also show up on MSN, AOL, and the rest of our networks. It clicks through to your website. It will also increase your personal exposure on Realtor.com. Opposed to postcards, you know there is only one thing consumers are doing on Realtor.com “ looking to buy or sell a home. Uneven the playing field. What are FEATURED HOMES? Featured homes are the homes that show up BEFORE the search results in that city/zip code. You can feature any home in your inventory, as well as change them as often as you would like. How to use them: Use as LEVERAGE at listing presentation – See that spot right there on the front page of REALTOR.com “ list with me and that could be your home tomorrow!!Increase conversion ratios when FARMING EXPIRED™S & FSBO™S. Use to keep your sellers happyUSE WHEN MARKETING TO LUXURY HOMES– I truly understand that your home deserves the best exposure money can buy, that is why I RESERVED a spot on the front page of REALTOR.com, MSN & AOL.com “ just for your Home.Incorporate FEATURED HOMES into your postcards, emails, shopping carts, display ads, yard signs, press releases, in your custom ad copy on Realtor.com and phone calls to leverage that you are less than 1% of all Realtor.com in the U.S. that you can put their home in a featured home spot on Realtor.com. Why should I buy it? Limited inventory and exclusiveness. There are only 8 featured home ads per zip code. They also show up on MSN, AOL, and the rest of our networks. One more reason for people to refer you, more often. It will also increase your exposure on Realtor.com, as well as consumers will have an opportunity to see your inventory… first. Uneven the playing field.What is Featured CMA & MARKET SNAPSHOT? When people go to the front page of their website, they can actually go to What’s Your Home Worth? How To Make Your Home Worth More!, they can type in their street address & zip code, and it will pull up a teaser CMA with your info & a link to your site. If they want an in-depth report, they fill out the form, and that inquiry goes directly to you. Then it will automatically send them out the market snapshot every 2 weeks ( if available in your area). MARKET SNAPSHOT ALLOWS YOU TO Effortlessly provide real-time MLS market updates and trend analysis to your online prospects and clients. How to use them: Shall we focus on the 3 L™s of real estate? Listings, Leverage & Leads¦¦ Leverage œShouldn™t your Home™s value be in the hands of the Featured Certified Marketing Analyst on Realtor.com? œ I am the only agent in yourtown, USA who is the premiere featured CMA on Realtor.com. Leads- companies like Zillow and HouseValues have made an entire model off CMA. People coming to our site “ will now be able to employ you as their CMA agent. Listings: Historically consumers shop on line first to see what the market is doing. They also typically list with the first agent they are in touch with. Would you not want that to be you? The Market Snapshot system sets you apart from standard drip marketing and automated newsletters which increasingly (and painfully) present prospects with a flurry of recipes and friendly household tips. Market Snapshot stays on message and positions you as the local market expert, by sending the up-to-the minute MLS graphical reports to address demanding consumer queries:

  • What is the supply of unsold homes in my neighborhood?
  • How fast are homes selling right now?
  • How do actual selling prices compare to listing prices in my area?
  • How do I get more for the money in a changing market?

With little to no effort on your part, the Market Snapshot lets you provide past clients, referrals and Internet leads “ the main sources for future transactions in today’s real estate climate “ with real-time MLS market trend information that speaks directly to their requested needs. Automatically branded for you, these attractive, informative presentations will keep you front and center with prospects, while also including calls to action that remind them to contact you when they™re ready. You™ll be able to focus on what you do best “ selling real estate “ confident that your pipeline of opportunities is being automatically serviced with marketing that has been fully-personalized for each prospect.Why should I buy it? Another way for you to gain even more prominence, another exclusive position, a capabilities, and positional advantage. The market is changing, and more & more consumers are making their decisions based on information. There is only one place where more that 50% of all consumers shop. Uneven the playing field. What are FEATURED WEBSITES ? Now you can become one of the few agents able to provide robust data such as recent home sales, community profiles, relocation tools, city & salary comparisons, detailed school data, finance tools, view neighborhood businesses and much more, in a robust format usually reserved for the Internet’s bigger national websites. Of course, you’ll also get dazzling designs, reliable support and all the other crucial content you’d expect with a world-class website. How to use it: With Featured Websiteâ„¢, you’ll have content that will help keep clients and prospects focused on you and your high value real estate skills and services. Blog to the World: Built from the ground-up for REALTORS ®, you now have a platform for posting your expert real estate and community relevant topics with a click of a button. The more you post to your blog, the more chances you’ll be picked up by the major search engines which will help increase the number of buyers and sellers who find you online Build Your Brand and Professional Image: With your photo and multiple ways to contact you on every page, as little or as much customization as you wish and web support at no additional cost, you are able to present yourself exactly the way you want Seamless Listing Integration With REALTOR.com ®: Now when you enhance listings on REALTOR.com ® with Showcase Listings, they can be made to automatically appear on your website Track and Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your Marketing: Site Reports show where your prospects are coming from, how often they return and which content they are drawn too Provide Instant Access to Home Sales Data: Unlike other websites, consumers who go to your site will be able to “instantly” see recent home sales in their neighborhood and view them on a street or satellite map Reach More Sellers and Buyers Online: We help you submit your website to the major search engines and provide other tips on how you can fi ne tune your site for optimal search Why should I buy it? Because you will have hundreds of articles to choose from, you will be able to show your tech skills as a blogger, as well as you can stop sending people to websites, where YOU may not be the primary focus. View Demo Now View Featured Website with IDX now Market Snapshot is also a perfect companion to your Featured WebsiteWhat is WEBSITES WITH IDX?Featured Websiteâ„¢ with IDX satisfies the insatiable desire consumers have for local property listings, while making it clear that YOU are the one providing them. Now when consumers search for properties on your personal Featured Website, they will be able to view listings from your local MLS in an engaging format not available to agents anywhere else.

View Demo Now How to use it: IDX is also effective at helping build your personal brand and showcase your local expertise because buyers and sellers will “constantly” see you and your contact information displayed above every listing from the MLS. And unlike other more generic IDX solutions, consumers can easily sign up to receive daily or weekly new property alerts, compare properties side-by-side, view properties on Virtual Earthâ„¢ maps, immediately pull up detailed community data and much more. Never before have agents been able to provide properties directly from their local MLS in such an engaging format. Why should I buy it? TO Stop Consumers in Their Online Tracks and Keep Them Coming Back For More! Display All Listings Directly From Your MLS: Powerful IDX* solution enables your visitors to view all of the properties from your MLS with your photo and contact information displayed on every page Featured Website “automatically” helps you make a great ‘first impression’ on consumers who have never met you and leaves a positive ‘lasting impression’ on past, active and future clients who rely on you for high value real estate information.Build your brand with your photo and contact information displayed on every MLS property Empower consumers by enabling them to make side-by-side property comparisons, view detailed community data and more See which properties are the “hottest” with instant reports Help you gain top of mind awareness every time a consumer signs up to receive the automated daily new property listing alerts ——-As you know, the Realtor.com marketing system is not just a œbillboard ad or website on Realtor.com. It is best utilized as a marketing system, leveraged in every aspect in you online, offline, and face-to-face marketing strategies. As you also know, it is not always what you buy, but how you use what you buy. Step 1. Sign up for a Free REALTOR.com ® Blog. Be featured on special REALTOR.com ® pages! Step 2. Click link for a sample http://realestatemarketing101.topproducerblogs.com/Step 3. Then type in GOOGLE or Yahoo search “WHY MOVE TO SEATTLE” and see how powerful blogs are. Step 4. Call me back and get the complete Realtor.com Marketing System including a website that allows your blog to auto populate on your site, and can be linked to your listings, featured homes, featured ads, market snap shot, featured cma on Realtor.comœNew! and œNew This Week! Indicators on REALTOR.com WHAT: REALTOR.com ® will notate when a property ad is shown for the first time on the site“ with New! and New this week! added to the Search Results Page (SRP) and Listing Detail Page (LDP) property description. The New! indicator will display when a property ad is shown on REALTOR.com ® for the first time, after the first day, this notation will change to New this week! and will remain on the property ad from the 2nd day through the 6th day from the time the listing ad first appeared on the site. The notation will be removed on the 7th day. ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND NEW FEATURES:

  • All new listings (defined as a listing from a given DCP with a unique MLS Listing number) are assigned an internal œcreate date™ by the REALTOR.com ® aggregation system. This œdate is the data-field that is used to determine when the New! and New this week! indicators are activated on the Search Results Page and the Listing Detail Page. These indicators are automated; no customer or MLS action is needed to manage these indicators.
  • This new display indication will be included on all listings (both basic and showcase) at no charge.

BENEFITS: Consumers are interested in seeing what listings are new to REALTOR.com ® — this solution will provide an indication of the first day the listing ad appears, as well as identify listings that have been added within the last week (7-day period). REALTOR.COM MARKETING SOLUTIONSTHINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES  WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT IS UPCOMING FOR REALTOR.COM, INCREASING YOUR PRESENCE ON REALTOR.COM, GETTING A GREATER RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT, AND INCREASING CONVERSION RATIOS? THEN YOU HAVE TO CALL ME DIRECTLY: HEATHER RIGGIO 800.878.4166 OPTION 3 EXT 7841 OR DIRECT DIAL 805.557.7841 *Please remember, just like you I live off my referrals. If I am not making you money, I am not making money!!  _____________________________________________  

MARKETING SYSTEMS PRICE/YEAR MARKETING SYSTEMS PRICE/YEAR
SHOWCASE LISTINGS ENHANCEMENTS goes by historical listing count
FEATURED HOMES $119 – $3349/YEAR depending on zip FEATURED WEBSITES $599.00
FEATURED ADS $797 – $30k – depending on territory & traffic MARKET SNAPSHOT $1099
FEATURED CMA $4400/YEAR IDX WEBSITE $50 SET UP & 34.95 A MONTH PLUS WEBSITE FEES

 

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About the Author Brad Culbert Brad is the owner and creator of Webmasters’ Library, a free information resource for Webmasters, providing articles, tutorials, interviews, tips, tricks and reviews. View all articles by Brad Culbert… By: Brad CulbertMay 29th, 2001 Reader Rating: 6.5 Banner ads are everywhere – Internet users are bombarded with Web advertising on almost every site they visit. Obviously, emarketers have recognised banner advertisements as a powerful way to promote their businesses. However, whether you’re a major player or one of the little guys, the difference between a poor banner design and a great one could see your ROI and site traffic go through the roof. So it’s essential that your banners stand out from the crowd. But how can you create a banner that will generate high clickthroughs, or have a strong brand impact? First, you must understand current trends in Web advertising. And once you know this, you’ll have the foundations to prepare effective banners for your business.Traditional Banner UsageThe Web is still a relatively new advertising medium. While the Web itself has been around for quite a few years now, its effectiveness as an advertising medium hasn™t been tested and proven to the extent that more traditional methods such as television commercials and billboards have. This explains why most banner ads to date have focused on the generation of a direct response. Ad executives, company CEOs and others who make advertising decisions are less willing to take risks with the new medium, and demand to see direct results from ad spend. This is why direct banner ads have become so popular so quickly – they™re easy to track, and make ROI calculations simple.The problem with this model is that companies and Website owners have come to demand an instant response from Web advertising. Unlike other real world media, the Web is seen as a medium which, if it fails to deliver an immediate ROI, will be slashed from ad budgets. However, the recent decline in ad rates, clickthroughs, and the general effectiveness of direct response banners, has seen many companies flounder, unsure which way to turn. Their œendless pool of direct marketing leads has, in some cases, started to dry up. What™s the Purpose of your Banner?As we discussed above, banners are usually used for one of two things:

  • To generate clicks and attract visitors to your site, or
  • For branding purposes

These two ad formats necessitate different design approaches. Let’s consider them in turn. 1. Design for ClickthroughOnce you™ve decided that you want you banner to attract visitors to your site, it™s time to design! There are many elements you can include to increase the number of clicks your banner generates.

  • Use prompting words: Using words that prompt the user to take immediate action will have a positive effect on the results of a banner advertisement. Words such as “Click Here”, “Click to Visit”, “Visit Now!”, and “Free!” are good examples, and can increase the likelihood of clickthrough.
  • Create a sense of urgency: For a visitor to click on your banner, they must get the impression that the information on your site is more important than the site they™re currently viewing. To achieve this, you’ll need to create a sense of urgency. Phrases such as “Hurry!, œOnly while stocks last” and “Available for a limited time!” exemplify the kind of language that makes users click.
  • Keep it simple: Keep your banners clear and simple. It™s the job of the banner to get the user to click through. And it™s the job of the Website to provide information about your products and services. So optimize your banner space with elements that generate clickthrough.
  • Format for success: Your banner™s colour scheme is very important. Follow these guidelines to ensure a successful palette:
    1. choose complimentary colours that grab the users™ attention
    2. keep the colour scheme constant throughout the banner, especially if you™re using animation
    3. ensure key words such as “Free” and “Click Here” stand out
  • Make your banner look interactive: One technique you will have seen is to make your banner look like you can click on individual parts of it. You can do this by adding œbuttons, and other objects the user is familiar with clicking on. Banners that simulate the “Windows” environment have become quite common.
  • Target your audience: Targeting is the key to effective banner design. Be sure to think about the kinds of things your target audience would be familiar with, interested in, and are likely to click on.

Implementating Direct Response BannersIncorporate some of these ideas into your next banner ad, and you could enjoy a dramatic increase in the number of clickthroughs it generates. Also, keep in mind the fact that the effectiveness of banners decreases over time, so it™s a good idea to create new banners every month or so, or rotate different banners through the same locations.2. Design for BrandingThe concept of ˜branding™ covers a huge range of activities, and the word is often used in different contexts by different people. So what defines a branding banner? Here I™ll consider branding as a way to broadcast your Business name, domain name, logo, and slogans to an audience who will hopefully, either now or in the future, be interested in the services you offer.The ultimate goal of branding banner ads is to help the public associate your Website with a particular product, topic of interest or service. Yahoo! is an excellent example. If I asked you to tell me the names and URLs of some good searchable directories I could use, chances are Yahoo! would sring to mind.So let™s look at how we can use banners to achieve your online branding objectives.

  • Choose once and stick with your decision: When you launch your business, it™s important to choose a name and logo that you can stick with for the life of your endeavour. To get 2 years down the track and then decide to change your logo does nothing positive for brand recognition. Make sure your name and logo are simple, attractive and unique. And, if your plan is to market internationally, make sure your name and logo are transferable between different cultures. One strategy that many large, well branded companies use is to make their company name their logo. For example, think of Microsoft, Yahoo!, eBay and IBM.
  • Make colours part of your brand: Try to use the same colours that appear on your Website and in your logo, throughout your banner. Believe it or not, even a colour can be enough to prompt your audience to make a mental association with your company. The pipe-playing, paint-splattering Intel blue men you might have seen on TV are an excellent example. The blue men and green paint alone were enough for many people to associate the advertisement with Intel and the Pentium III.
  • Use your URL: While the purpose of this type of banner is not to draw immediate audience action, you’ll probably want to make it as easy as possible for visitors to find you when they do require your service. Including your URL in the banner is a subtle but successful way to achieve this. Obviously, a short domain based on keywords for your target niche will be advantageous: a short domain is easy to remember, and one which contains relevant keywords will help users associate your Website with a particular need, product, or service.
  • Basic design and layout: Branding banners must be clear, attractive and uncluttered:
    1. Place your logo in a dominant position on the banner.
    2. Make your logo as large as possible, without cluttering your banner. When it comes to getting noticed, bigger is better.
    3. If you have a slogan, try to work this into the banner as well “ it can really help make that mental association stronger for your viewers. For example, œeBay – the World’s online marketplace and œNokia. Connecting People
    4. If you use animation, make sure your logo and URL appear in every frame.
    5. Don’t use gimmicks and other irrelevant features on the banner. Be succinct and clear about what your Website and business offers. Gimmicks don™t help build trust; nor do they support the creation of a mental link between your brand and the market need you fulfil.

Implementing Branding Banners The creation of effective branding banners, like direct response banners, is an art. Experiment with some of these suggestions, and see how they work for you. Try different designs, and don’t be discouraged if you don’t generate instant results. Remember, indirect brand advertising doesn™t typically produce the easily measurable results that you™ve seen in direct advertising. However, brand advertising has the potential to prove very successful in the long run.The Future of BannersAs we discussed above, direct marketing methods have been popular in the past, as results are easy to measure. Branding, on the other hand, falls into the category of indirect marketing, and its results are much harder to measure. These marketing efforts have no direct call to action “ they don™t require the user to act straight away, but instead ask only that you “remember that name”. The general belief is that this communications effect doesn™t even require much buy-in on the customer™s part – even if the viewer isn™t interested in your brand when they see your ad, they™ll still associate your brand with a particular need, product or service (provided of course, that your message effectively communicated this association in the first place). As you can see, results from this type of indirect marketing are unlikely to be immediate, and can take months or even years to result in profits. For this reason, brand advertising of any type can be difficult to measure. However, as the Web advertising industry evolves, more emarketers have rejected the notion that direct response advertising if the only way to go. Instead, they’re learning the value and appropriateness of both direct and branding ads in the context of their overall marketing plans. In future, while the overall ad spend might be far less reckless than it has been in the past, it’s likely to be a lot more intelligent and effective.Back to SitePoint.com The contents of this webpage are copyright © 1998-2009 SitePoint Pty. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  

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I just wanted to say thanks for putting up with me & Happy New’s Years!!!!!!!! And let’s Rock 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!

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$8,000 First-time Home Buyer Tax Credit at a Glance ·     The $8,000 tax credit is for first-time home buyers only. For the tax credit program, the IRS defines a first-time home buyer as someone who has not owned a principal residence during the three-year period prior to the purchase. ·     The tax credit does not have to be repaid unless the home is sold or ceases to be used as the buyer™s principal residence within three years after the initial purchase. ·     The tax credit is equal to 10 percent of the home™s purchase price up to a maximum of $8,000. ·     The tax credit applies only to homes priced at $800,000 or less. ·     The tax credit now applies to sales occurring on or after January 1, 2009 and on or before April 30, 2010. However, in cases where a binding sales contract is signed by April 30, 2010, a home purchase completed by June 30, 2010 will qualify. ·     For homes purchased on or after January 1, 2009 and on or before November 6, 2009, the income limits are $75,000 for single taxpayers and $150,000 for married couples filing jointly. ·     For homes purchased after November 6, 2009 and on or before April 30, 2010, single taxpayers with incomes up to $125,000 and married couples with incomes up to $225,000 qualify for the full tax credit. The $6,500 Move-Up / Repeat Home Buyer Tax Credit at a Glance ·     To be eligible to claim the tax credit, buyers must have owned and lived in their previous home for five consecutive years out of the last eight years. ·     The tax credit does not have to be repaid unless the home is sold or ceases to be used as the buyer™s principal residence within three years after the initial purchase. ·     The tax credit is equal to 10 percent of the home™s purchase price up to a maximum of $6,500. ·     The tax credit applies only to homes priced at $800,000 or less. ·     The credit is available for homes purchased after November 6, 2009 and on or before April 30, 2010. However, in cases where a binding sales contract is signed by April 30, 2010, the home purchase qualifies provided it is completed by June 30, 2010. ·     Single taxpayers with incomes up to $125,000 and married couples with incomes up to $225,000 qualify for the full tax credit.

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Oct

8

New Listing

Posted by heatherriggio under For Buyers, Listings, Thousand Oaks

Check out this new property that I just posted on my Web site. It is in Westlake Village.

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Sep

14

TOO FUNNY

Posted by heatherriggio under For Realty Professionals

SOMEONE EMAILED ME THE OTHER DAY, DID I BLOG THIS ON ANOTHER SITE ANNONYMOUSLY. I CAN NOT TELL A LIE. I DID.

I WANT LEADS. “ but you bought a product that is meant to give exposure to a home.. SO.. I WANT LEADS. so you want to spend $48.00 and make $12k or your not happy? YES. THAT IS RIGHT. AS A MATTER OF FACT, I WANT THAT LEAD TO BE FOR NOW. NOT TOMMORROW OR IN 3 MONTHS, NO TIRE KICKERS. I DONT EVEN TO SELL THE HOME. I WANT HOT THAT LEADS, THAT SOLD THEMSELVES.. So you do not think that Calls to action, ability to convert lookey lou™s is your responsibilty? NO, I PAY FOR HOT LEADS/ $48.00 a listing? Well if everyone could pay RDC $48.00 a listing and make $12k that all of America would do it? WELL ONLY A FEW REALTORS ADVERTISE ON RDC. yes, you are right. but that is because of astigmatism, because they are the official site of the NAR.. and have feelings that it should be free. I have heard it from every agent in my office. it makes me smile. cause i know 9 out of 10 home buyers check rdc to see what thier listings look like¦ and I know how mine look, get me referrals, and makes me smile. I am beggin you. Please don™t advertise on RDC. I love that the biggest complainers about RDC, always spend the most money on the site. Maybe cause they know YOU DONT SHARPEN A SHARK™S TOOTH.

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Property Information for 7344 Villa D Este Dr

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Lovely well maintained villa was recently updated with granite counters, tiled backsplash, new appliances, new wood cabinets and flooring complete this bright & sparkling eat-in kitchen. Cathedral ceilings and skylights bring light and abundance to the living areas. New carpeting in all the living areas plus both bedrooms adds to the comfort of this home. Updated baths with spacious rooms immaculately kept up by this original owner. New plumbing throughout, new roof and A/C unit includes extra storage cabinets in both the utility room to the garage with a built-in workbench and entire wall of storage cabinets. This charming home appeals to the most discriminating buyer.

Property Features

  • Condo/Townhome/Row Home/Co-Op

  • Status: Active
  • County: Sarasota County
  • Subdivision: PRESTANCIA
  • Year Built: 1988
  • 2 total bedroom(s)
  • 2 total bath(s)
  • 2 total full bath(s)
  • Approximately 2207 sq. ft.
  • Type: Villa

  • Style: Villa
  • Master bedroom
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Family room
  • Kitchen
  • Master bedroom is 14×12
  • Living room is 27×18
  • Family room is 12×12
  • Kitchen is 23×13
  • Fireplace(s)
  • Pool features: Heated Pool
  • Swimming pool(s)
  • 2 car garage
  • Attached parking
  • Parking features: Drive Space, Street Parking
  • Heating features: Fuel – Electric
  • Central air conditioning
  • Central heat
  • Cooling features: Humidistat
  • Inclusions: Dishwasher, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Hot Water Electric, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Washer
  • Exterior construction: Block, Stucco
  • Energy Info: Ceiling Fan(S), Window Treatment
  • Roofing: Tile
  • Pets allowed
  • Lot is 5431 sq. ft.
  • Approximately 0.12 acre(s)
  • Lot size is less than 1/2 acre
  • Utilities present: Cable Connected, County Water, Electric, Fire Hydrant, Public Sewer, Public Utilities, Street Lights
  • Parcel Access: Street Private
  • Call agent for details on association fee info.
  • Elementary School: Gulf Gate Elementary
  • Middle School: Sarasota Middle
  • High School: Riverview High
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I recently lost 2 huge clients. I mean huge, I means upwards for $30,000 marketing dollars spent with me every year. I lost them, well one due to I got sick and while I was out someone called and invited her to an awards ceremony, and she thought I had someone call her, besides me to try and get her to go to get her to spend more money. And as we both know, nop one wants anyone talking to thier clients, especially when you are commission only.

The second client I lost was due to lack of  phone calls. Even though I did everything I could for her, including Extending $40k worth of product into oblivion, and having to make up that money in my daily quota, I did everything I could for her, and now that they aren’t my clients, I am still fixing thier challenges and dealing with all the little intricacies no one else wants to. And they tag thier name on it.

That is why, I think before you get upset, you should know everything can be fixed with a certain amount of time, and cause I am not in constant contact with you, does not mean I am not emailing the 15 people I need to, and contacting customer care, and doing all the things you would have to do… if I did not do it for you. So dear realtors, even though I only have 1000 clients, there is a ton of tiny maintenance that goes on with it, so please, bear with me, and I will continue to do all the little things none of your other vendors want to do. I do in fact live off referrals just like you.

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As a Realtor, You have 3 options:

  1. Keep things the way they are, and pre-determine your reasons for not advertising on Realtor.com
  2. Keep the base program you currently have, and hope it is enough.
  3. Decide   that you are going to get the full blown marketing system, and spend 40% of your advertising on the site that gets 80% of all minutes surfing online, and get some real action this year.

What is the Full-Blown Marketing System:

  1. Featured Homes
  2. Featured Agent
  3. Featured CMA
  4. Market Snapshot
  5. Featured Website
  6. Showcase Listings

So, you can fight the fact that you have other sites that get you leads, or you can do the number one thing you can do to set you apart. There is no place in the world where people look for homes more than Realtor.com. Period.

Obvioulsy, I have heard them all. So…. lt me list them for you..

  1. Realtor.com should be free to Realtors.
  2. It is a tough market.
  3. I don’t get leads.
  4. I get traffic but no leads.
  5. I get more leads from somewhere else.
  6. My sellers don’t care. I tell them it is your fault my pictures aren’t there.
  7. I have no money.
  8. My broker pays for my advertising.
  9. I hate Realtor.com
  10. If it was not for us Realtors, Realtor.com would not exist.
  11. You charge way to much.

I get it. No, I don’t.

I don’t agree with any of them. Why?

1. Realtor.com should be free. OK. So first off, if it was free, it would not be #1. There is no way to serve the bandwidth, the technology, the customer care for free. The other option would be, (if you wanted it in your dues to NAR) would be to force everyone to do it. But then would go your leveraging. You could no longer tell your clients, you are less than 5% of anyone who do anything, above and beyond what they do.

2. It is a tough market, but you know that is an excuse. NOT advertising will NEVER get you refferals, and people who don’t advertise, don’t last.   That is Marketing 101. Less Business = More ads. Are you telling your clients before you take the listing you are letting your broker decide how to advertise their home?

3. I don’t get leads. Well, what did you buy? There is only a small percentage of leads available. Period. I don’t care what site you are on. Want leads? Buy our lead program, featured CMA. It is about $4200 for the year. (less, more depending on the market). Look, this is where people shop online, you may get leads, you may not, but people are looking. And they come back. You may not get as many leads as you get from where?? I don’t know how qualified they are. But I can promise you, leveraging Realtor.com will result in referrals. If you leverage it. And if your like me, 90% of all your business comes from referrals. Which are the BEST leads.

4. See my reason 3.

5. See my reason 3.

6. My sellers don’t care. I tell them it is your fault my pictures aren’t there. Do you really believe this? What matters most is what matters to your sellers. They refer you. If you think advertising on free sites is all you need to do, well, besides Realtor.com, and the MLS, consumers can advertise thier own home for free. Value proposition is what they are paying for. By not advertising on the site your sellers use most is hurting your business.

7. I have no money. I know commission only can be hard, and I empathize with you, a little. How do you expect to get money, referrals, stay in business by not advertising. There is no logical way to get a return on an investment without an investmest. How can you get listings or sales, without advertising? Please tell me you are not depending on luck. Look at all your top producers. Are they still advertising? I honestly see it all the time. Someone who has 50 listings, has Realtor.com, decided they no longer need Realtor.com  and cancels  and by year 3, they now have 4 listings or are out of the market. Consumers ASSUME you are going to showcase thier home on Realtor.com

8. My broker pays for my advertising. If your broker is going to decide how competitive thier home should be marketed, then, maybe you should give him your listings. Did he meet with the client? Do the walk-through? How important is that client to your broker?

9. I hate Realtor.com. I know. It is tough feeling like Realtor.com should be free. But then everything would be different. Free does not get you to be number 1. Free gets you substandard technology (look at craigslist, honestly). There is a reason you may be waiting a long time for someone to take us out, and we aren’t laying off people, and have not filed bankruptcy like some other companies. When it somes to technology and service we spare no expense. Every client has thier own account manager, aside from our customer service department. We have a team that does nothing but ensure you are advertising on the most visited website for Real Estate in the world. No one cares more about your success, in advertising, than your Realtor.com account manager. You may not agree with what we say, but if you follow my advice, I can help you get to the top.

10. If it was not for us Realtors, Realtor.com would not exist. Your right. We would be cars.com or restaurant.com. But, we would still  be in advertising. We would still be number 1. And with one of the best, most recognizable  staff in the internet realm, (and most successful) be glad we are part of your team.

11. You charge way to much. But we charge less than anyone else. Per traffic, per product, per solution. Less than print, and any other site out there, besides the free ones. I know you feel that we should operate per listing, and if our model was set up that way, you would have to pay for time, like the newspaper. We are advertisting. We are not a personal site, even though we offer other solutions, we are advertisting.

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I am back at work full time… and let me tell you the year ahead… I have some major work to do to get my realtors pumped back up. So… back to the brain bin, trying to optimize and regenerate some ideas to keep you all successful. Hmmm. So I came up with this…

FOR THE SPECIAL MESSAGE BOX!!! AND IN YOUR HEADLINE.

NOW IS THE BEST TIME IN 10 YEARS TO BUY A HOME!!   NOT SURE IF YOU QUALIFY?  CALL ME TO DETERMINE YOUR BUYING POWER!! FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION!!    NOT SURE IF THE MARKET IS RIGHT FOR YOU? CALL FOR FREE HOME EVALUATION! xxx.xxx.xxx CALL TODAY!

 

PLEASE. ENJOY.

I LOVE MAKING MONEY AS MUCH AS YOU…. LET’S TAKE OVER THIS MARKET.

PS.. IF YOU ARE A SELLER/BUYER READING THIS.. PLEASE NOTE… MY JOB IS TO HELP YOUR REALTOR GET YOU IN THE RIGHT HOME, AND MAKE YOUR INVESTMENTS RETURN $$.

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Home Buyers Excited About Searching on New Realtor.com(R) Web Site
Monday October 27, 8:33 am ET

Design Changes Motivate Visitors to View More Properties, Sign up for More Alerts, Share More Listings With Friends

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Searching for real estate is about to get easier, faster and more exciting as Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVENews), the leader in online real estate, today announces the launch of the new Realtor.com Web site into public availability. Statistics on visitor search behavior captured during the Beta test period indicate Move has made the right enhancements at the right time. œThe redesigned Realtor.com offers a more inviting, easy-to-navigate and personalized search experience that™s complemented with the right tools, resources and information, said Lorna Borenstein, president of Move. œDespite one of the most challenging real estate markets we™ve experienced, second quarter user registrations increased by 9% and the number of consumers electing to receive email alerts has doubled [over 3.3 million delivered since Beta], compared to the first quarter of this year. This increase in engagement after the Beta release confirms we™ve made the right enhancements to the site, encouraging potential home buyers to remain onsite longer as they access more real estate listings, resources and information. As the leader in online real estate, we feel a special responsibility to keep users engaged as we continue to deliver the best online tools available. Beta tests show consumers are more actively involved with the new site™s search tools and features as compared to those offered on the œclassic site. On the newly designed search results pages, visitors are viewing 40% more properties and clicking through 12% more often to view property details. Compared to the œclassic version, 45% more visitors downloaded informational brochures on properties of interest and forward listings to friends 10% more often. During the Beta test phase, visitors were 10% more likely to click on to a broker or agent™s Web site and 37% more likely to email an agent or broker for more details.

Source: Move, Inc.

·   View the New Realtor.com Homepage (Graphic: Business Wire).    View Multimedia Gallery
         
 

œThe new Realtor.com sets the online standard in real estate search and offers Realtors and advertisers the most effective marketing platform available, said Errol Samuelson, president of Realtor.com. œBy making it even easier for consumers to find what they need in the context of Realtor.com™s comprehensive listing database, we™ve significantly improved visitor involvement within the site and delivered greater value to our advertisers. The new Realtor.com includes a complete redesign of the home page, search results pages and listing detail pages. Landing on the redesigned Realtor.com homepage, visitors will immediately notice a new look and feel featuring a warmer color palette and streamlined design centered around a dynamic photo carousel and easy-to-use Find Homes search box. Integration of neighborhood data that delivers hyper-local information on 55,000 communities, a newly added home valuation feature that includes sold data directly from MLSs, and instant access to tools and trends have also taken up residence on Realtor.com™s new homepage. Throughout the site, newly integrated intuitive search features have reduced the number of clicks consumers take as they search, while improved navigational features swiftly power them through Realtor.com™s four-million-plus listings, the largest collection of online real estate listings. Listings will now be œtime-stamped for freshness and feature more, higher-quality super-sized photos that are 140% larger than on the œclassic site. Virtual video tours and photo galleries that give an œinsiders view of a property are now easier to find, while greatly enhanced personalization options offering convenient and timely alerts better enable consumers to remain current as new information or listings become available. As a result of the design enhancements to the consumer search experience, Move has created a more valuable and efficient advertising vehicle for Realtors ® and consumer media advertisers. The company is now better positioned to capture revenue from advertisers shifting their marketing spend towards the Internet. Industry trends and studies show advertising dollars have been consistently shifting online, away from traditional media from 2004 through 2007, with newspapers and broadcast TV losing $890 and $720 million per year respectively[2]. Industry analysts predict US Internet ad spending increases will remain in positive territory, œin the mid-teens or higher through 2011[3]. œWe™re pleased and excited to give consumers an online real estate resource they can trust that™s exciting, engaging and relevant, Borenstein says. œAs the category leader, Move and Realtor.com remain committed to providing a world-class search experience that will revolutionize the American dream of homeownership and extend our position as the leader in online real estate search.

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20 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity

            1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and
point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

            2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don’t Disguise Your Voice.

            3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want
Fries with that.

            4. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label it ‘In’.

            5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks Once Everyone has
Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.

            6. In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks , Write ‘ For Smuggling
Diamonds’.

            7. Finish All Your sentences with ‘In Accordance With The
Prophecy’.

            8. Don’t use any punctuation.

            9. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.

            10. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a
serious face.

            11. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is ‘To Go’.

            12. Sing Along At The Opera.

            13. Go To A Poetry Recital. And Ask Why The Poems Don’t Rhyme?

            14. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area and Play tropical
Sounds All Day.

            15. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can’t Attend
Their Party Because You’re Not In the Mood.

            16. Have Your Co-workers Address You By Your Wrestling Name,
Rock Bottom.

            17. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream ‘I Won! I Won!’

            18. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The Parking lot,
Yelling ‘Run For Your Lives ! They’re Loose!’

            19. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, ‘Due To The Economy, We Are
Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.’

            20. And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity

 

            Send This blog To Someone To Make Them Smile.

            It’s Called Therapy.


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http://marketing.realtor.com/newbenefits/  

Heather,

I was thinking of signing back up but I can™t remember anyone coming through Realtor.com to me.   Also with that expense at this time I think I will hold off.   Thank you so much for your patience and help.

XXXXXX

DEAR xxxx

I really wish that you would of told me last year. Because we have Leverage, leads, & listings tools. This is not a lead tool. This is a exposure tool, so people can tell their Realtor “ let me see this home. I have LEAD PROGRAMS   – NOT AT THIS PRICE.    You have to think about this carefully. I will note the account “ but do take into consideration:    When your seller says œhow will you sell m y home? Where will you advertise? And how are you different?  What will you say. You KNOW everyone comes to Realtor.com & you are just not sure how to capitalize on it.    

Why & HOW TO LIST WITH REALTOR.COM  

WHY?? The fact of the matter is,  in most markets,  REAL ESTATE is 90%  a referral based business. Build branding & loyalty with all you have to offer. Add to your referral base by having a solid marketing plan that will produce referrals. What matters most is what matters most to your buyers & sellers.      

How will Listing Enhancements help me ?  
Listing Enhancements will assist in creating consumer awareness of my listings  because they are designed to:    ~ use as leverage against competition~ use as leverage against FSBO’s~ use as leverage against expired~use as leverage to break into new farming territories, with a marketing plan designed for them – to market thier homes, not market to them~building your referral base & customer loyalty~ sending out traffic reports your sellers can send to their friends~ Bringing even more value to your sellers, which will produce even more referrals~ Differentiate me from non enhanced listings ~ Increase My Exposure and Branding ~Provide more value to your listings presentations~Justify Commission~Display of your brand and your listing to the largest audience of potential homebuyers and sellers on the Internet ~ Increased Exposure on the Search Results Page & Listing Detail Page ~ Differentiation on the Search Results Page & Listing Detail Page ~Ability to Customize and Enhance Listings proving for the most visible digital marketing plan ever.  

 WHO WOULD YOU LIST WITH?  BE ONE OF 10% OF ALL YOUR COMPETITION ENHANCING THEIR LISTINGS ON REALTOR.COM  BE ONE OF 1% OF ALL REALTORS LEVERAGING AGAINST THEIR COMPETITION WITH FEATURES HOMES (FRONT PAGE ADVERTISING)  HOW?? Would you rather tell your seller that you sold more homes than anyone else, or you sold all your homes for more money than anyone else?  

Good Luck,   let me know if you need me.

 Heather Riggio

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I have had a couple Realtors tell me, oh now RDC is lowering price now that RDC can not sell them, due to the changing markets¦

I then ask can I say something frank & direct?  

I will make a deal with you, I will tell you the same thing you tell your clients when they ask you why you want to discount their home, or we can do something to proactively change the market¦..   ourselves, here, today, now.

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DEAR SIR – HERE IS A GRAPH PROVING WE GET MORE TRAFFIC IN NEW YORK THAN MLSLI.COM

http://www.google.com/trends?q=realtor.com%2C+mlsli.com&ctab=0&geo=US&geor=usa.ny&date=all&sort=0

To: Riggio, Heather
Subject: Re: Realtor.com versus MLSLI.com

Hi Heather,
The graph refers to new york state. Can you send me the stats for my market.
These do not apply.
Thank you,
xxxxxx

DEAR SIR  XXX,  

There is nothing I can do. Everybody knows that Realtors sell houses,  not ads. And the program that you purchased is designed to satisfy sellers   concerns, compete at listing presentations, and help justify commission. This is not one of our leads programs. (which runs in the thousands)  Google does not allow me to sort by whatever city I want.  Besides, My conversation with you was truly meant to not even touch   on your products but your office motivation, and sending out a loud message to the agents in your office.  I am a firm believer that 90% of all realtors business comes from referrals, I just offer solutions that allow you to keep those referrals coming. If everyone in your area is on mlsli.com, them how are you un-evening the playing field. I do not sell advertising, but entire marketing systems that enable you to satisfy seller pain.  I am truly sorry that calls is all you are looking for. If every program was just designed to make incoming calls, then where is the leverage part of what you do. List with me, I do what every Realtor in my area does?  I want to give you a reason to wake up in the morning with a new game plan, rejuvenate & retain your agents with marketing strategies that work. 50% of all agents are leaving the industry right now, yet Realtor.com memberships are at an all time high. Realtor.com agents are not leaving the market at the same rate, cause they have a marketing, competitive edge.  I am sorry it did not work for you. I truly am. I cannot just offer you listing enhancements. Last year, I sent you my how to list and leverage with Realtor.com, best practices & power point, and did not even get a read receipt. And I can™t just argue about traffic. http://www.google.com/trends?q=realtor.com%2C+mlsli.com&ctab=0&geo=US&geor=usa.ny&date=all&sort=0 which I did not see your cities in the top 10 on Google either.  If you think anyone in your office can benefit from saying:  List with me, I am the featured cma specialist on Realtor.com. List with me, I place your home the most visible place to advertise your home, on MSN.com, the new Realtor.com, move.com,  excite, juno.com, netzero.com  List with me, cause I am one of 10 agents Realtor.com featured on their site in this whole county.  List with me, cause I advertise where people are searching. http://www.realestaterama.com/hitwise-ranks-realtorcom-as-top-real-estate-search-term/  Please have them call me, and I will be glad to devise a marketing plan to help they feel more confident in this industry.  Heather.

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comScore Ranks REALTOR.com(R) Most Visited Real Estate Site in December 07

Posted by California Real Estate

January 16, 2008

Move Web Sites Achieve 14 Percent Traffic Increase in December 07 as Compared to December 06 (1)

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ” comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, ranked REALTOR.com as the most visited real estate website in December 2007(1). Zillow.com ranked number ten, falling three positions from November to December 2007(1).

This news comes on the heels of a recent release of industry-wide rankings from Hitwise reporting that REALTOR.com and Move.com were the most visited real estate sites in December 2007(2). Hitwise is a leading online competitive intelligence service.

œREALTOR.com remains the leading real estate resource for consumers because we deliver the freshest, largest and most comprehensive online collection of listings, said Lorna Borenstein, president of Move, Inc. œWe™re pleased consumers continue to cast votes of confidence in our content through their traffic counts. As we prepare to launch many new and exciting resources in 2008, we™re confident consumers will continue to choose REALTOR.com and Move.com as their most trusted online resources when pursuing the American dream of homeownership.

Earlier this month, Hitwise also released industry-wide rankings of more than 100 sites reporting that REALTOR.com retained first place with an 8.03 percent market share in December 2007(2), while Move.com moved up from fourth place to second place with a 2.73 percent market share.
      comScore ranking of total unique visitors for December 2007:

      Rank                 Site
      1                       REALTOR.COM(R)
      2                       MSN Real Estate
      3                       Yahoo! Real Estate
      4                       Rent.com
      5                       Apartments.com
      6                       Homegain.com
      7                       Trulia.com
      8                       Servicemagic.com
      9                       HPCInter@active
      10                     Zillow.com

Media Contacts:
        Julie Reynolds/Move, Inc./818.264.5594/ julia.reynolds@move.com
        Sierra Wilson/ Edelman for Move, Inc/ 323.202.1416/
        sierra.wilson@edelman.com
SOURCE Move, Inc.

© 2007 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

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Hitwise Ranks REALTOR.com as Top Real Estate Search Term

Posted by RealEstateRama

December 13, 2007

REALTOR.com Beats ˜Homes For Sale™ & ˜Zillow™ As #1 Search Term on Web  

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ” Hitwise, a leading online competitive intelligence service, ranked REALTOR.com as the number one search term used in the real estate industry category during the month of November (1). REALTOR.com accounted for 1.56% of all searches on the Internet in the real estate category, far exceeding the next closest ranking term that captured .91% of all searches in November. Zillow.com and Zillow ranked eight and ninth respectively with .34% and .33% of all real estate searches.

œREALTOR.com continues to be top of mind with consumers searching online for real estate because we deliver the largest online collection of listings complemented with the most comprehensive and freshest data available on the Internet, said Lorna Borenstein, president of Move, Inc. œAs the leader in online real estate, we™re committed to providing the tools consumers need and want as they pursue the American dream of home ownership. It™s second nature for consumers to begin their home search on the Move Network of Websites.

The terms were ranked by volume of searches that successfully drove traffic to websites in the Hitwise Business and Finance ” Real Estate category for the four-weeks ending November 24, 2007, based on US Internet usage. Hitwise rankings for the month of November in the real estate industry category for the top ten search terms were as follows:

      Rank           Search Term                   Volume
      1                 REALTOR.com                   1.56%
      2                 Remax                               0.91%
      3                 Real Estate                   0.47%
      4                 Apartments                     0.40%
      5                 Homes for Sale             0.37%
      6                 Century 21                     0.35%
      7                 Zillow.com                     0.34%
      8                 Zillow                             0.33%
      9                 Realtor                           0.31%
      10               For sale by owner       0.30%  

For up to date analysis of online trends, visit the Hitwise Intelligence-Analyst Weblogs at http://weblogs.hitwise.com and the Hitwise Data Center at http://www.hitwise.com/datacenter

ABOUT REALTOR.COM(R)

Realtor.com ” œWhere the world shops for real estate online ” is operated by Move Inc., and is the official Web site of the National Association of REALTORS. Ranked as the No. 1 homes-for-sale site, REALTOR.com(R) currently offers potential home buyers access to over four million property listings as well as the most brokers and agents to contact. The site also provides REALTORS and the home sellers they represent with the Internet™s largest real estate marketplace, reaching more than 4.2 million consumers in November 2007.(2) Agents and companies have the power to customize the resources of the REALTOR.com Web site to maximize their brand and productivity. The REALTOR.com Web site (http://www.realtor.com) is operated by Move, Inc. .

REALTOR(R) and REALTOR.com(R) are registered trademarks of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS(R). REALTOR(R) is a federally registered collective membership mark, which identifies a real estate professional who is a Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS(R) and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. All other trademarks appearing above are the property of Move, Inc., or of their other respective owners.

(1) Source ” Hitwise ” November, 2007 ” based on volume of searches

(2) comScore Media Metrix, November 2007

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including information about management™s view of Move™s future expectations, plans and prospects, within the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the results of Move, its subsidiaries, divisions and concepts to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. These risk factors and others are included from time to time in documents Move files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, its Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Move™s future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Move cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, Move expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

© 2007 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

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The Los Angeles Times has ceased publication of its weekly real estate section — born more than a century ago — amid major staff cuts.

In mid-July, newspaper managers began to carry out the “largest staff and production cuts in the newspaper’s history,” according to an article in the Times, citing “a continuing slide in advertising revenue.” The newspaper has a circulation of more than 1 million and ranks among the largest newspapers in the nation.

Staff and content cuts are certainly nothing new for newspapers, and a media analyst told Inman News that similar downsizing will likely continue to plague the industry as ad dollars continue to shift online.

The cutbacks initiated last month at the Los Angeles Times had initially targeted about 150 newsroom employees, or 17 percent of the company’s newspaper and Web site editorial staff, according to the Times article, with plans to cut 100 positions in other departments.

Times Publisher David D. Hiller resigned the day after the cutbacks began. Times Editor Russ Stanton announced on July 30 that 135 newsroom employees were laid off, and content cuts have led to 14 percent fewer pages.

Such major cuts at that paper and others have triggered questions about how the industry can properly inform readers about community news in the face of staff cuts, the article notes.

Stanton had earlier stated in a letter to readers that “The future of the Los Angeles Times, in print and online, rests in our ability to meet the needs of our readers and deliver news and information that is unique, far-reaching and indispensable. In-depth journalism remains our hallmark and we are committed to that mission in the face of economic challenges to our industry and our nation as a whole.”

He announced that the newspaper’s “Home” section would move from Sundays to Saturdays and would combine with “Real Estate,” amid other changes — “Book Review” was merged with an “Arts & Books” section to become “Arts and Books,” for example, and the Times had earlier announced the termination of its weekly magazine, among other reductions in content.

Lauren Beale, real estate editor for the Los Angeles Times, wrote in a July 27 blog post at the newspaper’s L.A. Land blog, “because of reductions in staff and space, the Sunday Real Estate section has printed its final edition.”

She noted that the newspaper would continue to publish real estate coverage throughout the week and a few regular features of the section would continue in the Saturday “Home” and Sunday “Business” sections.

Beale began working for the newspaper’s Real Estate section almost 29 years ago. “There’s a journalism term for finishing an edition’s work: You put the section to bed. When I started as a part-timer in this department … under then-editor Dick Turpin, I never dreamed that one day I’d be putting the section to bed for good,” she wrote. The newspaper’s Real Estate section had launched in 1901.

She told Inman News that some other major newspapers have abandoned editorial-produced real estate sections in favor of advertising sections that she referred to as “advertorial,” or ad-based real estate content.

Readers’ online comments about the end of the weekly Real Estate section ranged to the extremes, from anger at its cancellation and the media company’s owner Sam Zell to ugly condemnation of the section.

A supporter of the section wrote, “it was informative (plenty of question-and-answer columns for renters, condo and home owners), presented the facts, and provided some entertainment.” That reader planned to cancel the newspaper subscription over the loss of its Real Estate section, according to the post.

“I’m more of a news, business, sports guy, so I didn’t read the Real Estate section,” wrote another Times reader. “But I am disturbed by the prospect of some of our big city papers being dramatically downsized or going away. The Internet (is great at) distributing other people’s content, but not so much at originating it … papers like the L.A. Times, imperfect though they may be, still frequently play an important role in keeping our other institutions honest.”

Meanwhile, another wrote, “I’m probably not going to miss the Real Estate section. The only thing I ever read in the Real Estate section was the story of how some self-absorbed celebrity is selling his mansion for $10 million, which was always curiously $8 million more than similar-sized homes in the same area.”

Helene Lesel, a real estate writer whose syndicated “Rental Savvy” columns have run in the Los Angeles Times for the past seven years, said her column is one of the casualties in the demise of the weekly section.

“They’re not going to accept anymore syndicated material — there’s not anywhere to put it,” said Lesel, whose columns are distributed by Inman News. “I had read that section since I was a little kid.” The Times seems to be focusing more on the Web these days, she said. “It’s a whole new world out there.”

Stanton’s letter last month did state that the newspaper’s Web site “just recorded its biggest month ever in June with 115 million page views, a 50 percent increase over last year,” and Stanton also noted that readers “embraced” some of the Web site’s new blogs.

Real estate ad budgets are shifting toward online media — and that shift is likely permanent, said Colby Atwood, president for Borrell Associates, a media research and consulting firm.

“Real estate advertisers during this downturn are going to be trying the Web, some of them for the first time, and once they do they won’t go back,” Atwood said.

There has been a drop-off in real estate advertising spending in print publications, owing to the housing downturn and this shift to online media, which can be “more efficient, more trackable” and offer a better return on investment.

“It is not surprising that newspapers are starting to scale back their real estate sections. The decision by the L.A. Times is an example of things that we’re going to see more of as (newspapers) manage the contraction of their business — which is what metro daily newspapers are going to be about for the foreseeable future,” Atwood said.

And while some of the ad problems newspapers are facing now with the severe downturn in the housing market are cyclical, Atwood said not to expect ad money to flow readily back into print when the market recovers and rebounds.

“Truly fundamental shifts are taking place in the advertising industry and a lot of advertising media are not coming back. (Advertisers) are going to be hard-pressed to justify spending money on things they now know are inefficient,” he said.

A Borrell report released last week states that the newspaper industry suffered a record decline in revenue from classified print ads in 2007, “driven largely by a 23 percent fall in real estate classifieds.”

The report also states, “Newspapers are beginning to understand that their most valuable franchise is not local news, but local sales information,” and about half of the people who buy a newspaper do so for the advertising content.

Local news may not be a big selling point for local advertisers: “The epiphany that newspaper managers are beginning to experience is that local news and community information (as opposed to national news) may not attract a large or particularly attractive audience for small advertisers,” according to the report, noting that the Internet is quickly growing in popularity among small advertisers, with local online advertising increasing at a rate of 61 percent this year.

Residential real estate agents and brokers are expected to spend about 25 percent of their ad budgets with newspapers this year, with 12.8 percent going to online sources and 24.2 percent toward television ads.

Meanwhile, residential real estate developers are projected to spend about 47.9 percent of their total ad budgets with newspapers and about 30.2 percent online; and mortgage providers are expected to spend about 8.9 percent of their ad budgets in newspapers and 22.1 percent online this year.

–Inman News reporter Matt Carter contributed to this report.

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NEW POISONOUS SPIDER IN THE UNITED STATES

A spider bite…please read :

And you thought the brown recluse was bad!!!

Three women in North Florida , turned up at hospitals over a 5-day period, all with the same symptoms. Fever, chills, and vomiting, followed by muscular collapse, paralysis, and finally, death.

There were no outward signs of trauma. Autopsy results showed toxicity in the blood.  

These women did not know each other, and seemed to have nothing in common

It was discovered, however, that they had all visited the same restaurant (Olive Garden) within days of their deaths. The health department descended on the restaurant, shutting it down. The food, water, and air conditioning were all inspected and tested, to no avail.

The big break came when a waitress at the restaurant was rushed to the hospital with similar symptoms. She told doctors that she had been on vacation, and had only went to the restaurant to pick up her check.

She did not eat or drink while she was there, but had used the restroom.

That is when one toxicologist, remembering an article he had read, drove out to the restaurant, went into the restroom, and lifted the toilet seat.. Under the seat, out of normal view, was a small spider.

The spider was captured and brought back to the lab, where it was determined to be the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata ), so named because of its reddened flesh color. This spider’s venom is extremely toxic, but can take several days to take effect. They live in cold, dark, damp climates, and toilet rims provide just the right atmosphere.

Several days later a lawyer from Jacksonville showed up at a hospital emergency room. Before his death, he told the doctor, that he had been away on business, had taken a flight from Indonesia , changing

planes in Singapore , before returning home. He did not visit (Olive Garden), while there. He did, as did all of the other victims, have what was determined to be a puncture wound, on his right buttock.

Investigators discovered that the flight he was on had originated in India

The Civilian Aeronautics Board (CAB) ordered an immediate inspection of the toilets of all flights from India , and discovered the Two-Striped Telamonia spider’s nests on 4 different planes!

It is now believed that these spiders can be anywhere in the country.

So please, before you use a public toilet, lift the seat to check for spiders. It can save your

life!

And please pass this on to everyone you care about.  

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What the New REALTOR.com ® Can Mean for Brokers and Agents

The New HomepageREALTOR.com ® has always been focused on leveraging internet and communications technology to help brokers and their agents enhance their brands and drive more buyers and sellers to their listings. To further that commitment, REALTOR.com ® just announced a completely redesigned website that will improve your brand recognition; make it even easier for consumers to find and contact you and attract more listings.

Our New Features and What They Can Do for You

Here are just a few of our new features and changes, and how you™ll benefit from the new REALTOR.com ®:

Redesigned Home Page

  • Just 2 clicks to your listings “ Buyers and sellers can now get to you faster
  • New Home Page Carousel “ Rotates photos of homes relevant to a viewer™s search. Gives a buyer the impression that there is always something new on REALTOR.com ® – and a strong reason to keep coming back to your listings

New Redesigned Search Results Page

    The New Search Results Page

  • Gallery View, Map View and List View “ Gives buyers and sellers three different avenues to search results. Buyers and sellers with different needs now have multiple ways to find you and your listings

New Premium Showcase Listings

  • Listings are expandable “ Appears larger on the Search Results Page than basic listings. Plus, the listing is highlighted in yellow, so it stands out more dramatically, helping to grab the attention of buyers. Consumer research also shows that viewers perceive the new Showcase Listings as higher quality properties. This perception of higher quality transfers to brokers, enhancing professional appearance of your image, separating you from your competition and strengthening brand recognition in viewer eyes
  • Listing Detail Page lets broker or agent appear to host listing, instead of advertising it “ Research has shown that this more holistic approach can mean a 61% increase in consumer recall of your brand ¹
  • New Open House Alert placement –   Better positioned to attract viewer attention and drive more buyers to your open housesThe New Listing Detail Page
  • Striking New Photo Gallery “ Our new gallery photos are now up to  15 times bigger. Lets your properties stand out from Basic showcases and scream for viewer attention
  • Now displays and promotes other properties from your database “ Up to 3 of your other listings, to increase your chances of triggering contact from a buyer

New Ways to Be Seen

  • New neighborhood-specific search tools “ Provides out of town buyers detailed information about local schools, shopping, etc. Positions you as the local expert and encourages contact
  • Home Value Comparisons “ A new feature that lists recent local sales statistics, displaying your logo and pointing viewers in need of real estate expertise to your contact information

See the New REALTOR.com ® for yourself

The new REALTOR.com ® provides many more improvements,  new features and capabilities than we could possibly cover in this  article.   For a  closer look and better picture, just click here to  experience the new  REALTOR.com ® for yourself.

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Who is Most Likely to Buy Foreclosures?  Interest in purchasing a foreclosed home is rising rapidly, according to a survey conducted in April by Harris Interactive for Trulia.com, a real estate Web site.

Here’s what the survey revealed about buyers who tend to be interested in buying a foreclosure:

  • About 60 percent of single/never-married adults are more likely to be at least somewhat interested in purchasing a foreclosure.  

  • About 50 percent of men are likely to be at least somewhat interested compared with 51 percent of women.  

  • Younger adults, ages 18 to 34, are the more likely than other age groups to consider buying a foreclosure with 69 percent expressing interest.  

  • Only 32 percent of adults 55 and older are interested in buying foreclosures.


Source: Trulia.com

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I hear over and over again I did not get any leads on the showcase listing enahncements… but I do not remember offering a lead generator. Here is one response I had today, to a Realtor who was   looking for a “lead program”. Dear Readers, sometimes.. thinks need to also be done to actually market the home.

If you do decide to come back to Realtor.com, you should let the person you speak with know you are looking for one of our leads programs.   The showcase listing enhancements   is the œmarketing side of marketing the home.   This is to get exposure so they can take the sellers agents listing & have their buyers agent take them to see the home. Most consumers want to have someone negotiate the best price for them, and not contact the selling agent. Would you agree?

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I just had a client call me and tell me that he leveraged the reports we have on Realtor.com, he sent the report to the seller who then agreed to reduce the price, the house is now in contract.

Those that tell you they get nothing from Realtor.com, make sure you tell them to email the report to each seller showing them how many people viewed their property, this will help the Realtor negotiate a price reduction from the seller. Then add a banner that says œ JUST   REDUCED that should help them get more calls on listings.

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Have you ever seen one of our  military walking past you and wanted to convey to them your thanks, but  weren’t sure how or it felt awkward? Recently, a gentleman from Seattle  created a gesture which could be used and has started a massive movement  to get the word out.

Please everybody take just a  moment to watch this is a great lesson for the next generations  too…. The Gratitude Campaign …and then forward it to your  friends!

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05/21/2008

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Soon it will be easier for consumers to find YOU, your LISTINGS, and the property details they want:

  • Neighborhood information & school reports on your listings
  • Four photos for each of your properties
  • Listing details refreshed multiple times a day
  • Home value comparisons

For more details please read the Overview and Frequently Asked Questions

View the special message from 2008 NAR President Dick Gaylord and NAR Chief Executive Officer Dale Stinton and the New REALTOR.com ® Free Benefits Video

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MORE THAN THE MEDIA, I WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE A REALTOR. SO I AM GOING TO DEDICATE A COUPLE POSTS TO ARTICLES….. THAT ARE … WELLL …. POSITIVE…

Where Home Prices Are Holding Up   http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121122333682304367.html.html

By JEFF D. OPDYKE
May 20, 2008;  Page  D1

Downtown: It’s been among the safest places to hide from the housing downturn.

Much has been made of the way the nation’s real-estate bust is affecting some American cities far more than others. But even within a single metro area, changes in housing prices can show wild variations.

And in big cities, prices in the central cores often fare the best. Far-flung suburbs — where home building exploded in recent years — have more typically gotten hammered. In between is a patchwork of established suburbs and city neighborhoods peripheral to downtown that can be all over the map in terms of price declines — or even increases.

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See photos of homes for sale in areas where prices are holding steady.

Consider the San Francisco Bay area. Overall, prices there slid 17% in the 12 months through February, the most-recent data available, and were down 8% over the first two months of 2008 alone, making it one of the worst-performing metro areas in the country, according to the S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices. Yet prices within the city of San Francisco are up 0.3% over the first quarter of 2008, according to DataQuick Information Systems, a San Diego-based real-estate-data firm.

For today’s buyers, all this means that shopping for housing bargains is increasingly complicated. The best deals may be where prices have slid the most, but such areas could easily fall a good bit more before hitting bottom. Meanwhile, you’ll get few bargains if you buy a home in San Francisco or Manhattan or downtown Boston. Of course, if the housing crisis broadens, the central core areas also could see price drops.

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Here’s a cheat sheet to understanding home-price patterns in some of the country’s biggest metro areas.

Chicago

It’s a mixed picture in Chicago’s downtown area. A flurry of condominium building has kept prices down on much new construction. At the same time, some established apartment buildings are still seeing buoyant prices, even as properties spend more time on the market. The Carlyle, a 1960s-era glass-and-concrete tower along the city’s prized Gold Coast neighborhood, recorded the highest price ever — $2.4 million — for one of its “C”-tier units earlier this year, for example.

Jim Kinney, president of Rubloff Residential Properties in Chicago, says “80% to 90% of the buildings along the Gold Coast achieved a record sales price in the last year.” The older buildings are often in blue-chip locations and are generally cheaper, per square foot, than new units.

Bargains abound in Chicago’s periphery. Seven miles south of the Carlyle is Bronzeville, a gentrifying community that during the housing boom was a favorite of buyers who couldn’t afford Chicago’s glitzier core. Just last month, a bank that owns a foreclosed duplex in Bronzeville dropped the asking price to just $85,000, from the January listing price of $129,900. The owners who lost the property originally paid $330,000 in November 2005, about a year before the Chicago market peaked.

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But beware: Prices may be stagnant or worse for a long time to come. “Because of the huge inventory, it will take years to recover,” says Christina Miller, a Rubloff agent, citing periphery neighborhoods such as Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village and Bucktown.

Chicago’s desirable North Shore suburbs are, for the most part, doing well. Median prices in Evanston, Wilmette and Winnetka, all hugging Lake Michigan’s shoreline, are up over the past year to varying degrees, though sales volume is down sharply, according to a Zip Code analysis by DataQuick. Sellers are receiving about 89% of the list price, according to March data from the North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors. That’s down from about 95% at the peak of the market.

In upscale Highland Park, about 25 miles north of downtown, prices are down more than 6%. But that average is being skewed by a high number of sales of low-end homes, some forced by foreclosure.

New York

While New York’s commuter market — which includes suburban New York, New Jersey and Connecticut — is down about 8% from its peak in mid-2006, much of Manhattan continues humming along. Neighborhoods such as SoHo, the Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Murray Hill, the Upper West Side and Harlem are all up in the past year, according to DataQuick’s Zip Code analysis.

Bidding wars still happen. Toni Haber, an executive vice president at Prudential Douglas Elliman, a New York City real-estate firm, says 60 people waited in line recently at an open house to view a three-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village. The owner had four competing offers within the week, and agreed to sell for about $2.5 million — $300,000 over the asking price.

Part of the city’s strength comes from the fact that few buyers were investing in properties to flip them. Moreover, many apartment buildings in New York aren’t condominiums but co-ops, which impose financial demands on potential buyers far more rigorous than banks do — which helps keep the number of foreclosures down. In addition, foreign investors have been exploiting the weak dollar by grabbing Manhattan real estate.

One area of weakness: the Financial District in Lower Manhattan, where median prices are down, in part because of an abundance of new construction in the area.

Those areas of Brooklyn that are close to Manhattan are also holding up well. On the periphery, places like Jamaica, Queens; parts of the Bronx; and nearby New Jersey towns such as Jersey City and Hoboken are off between 3% and 14%.

Farther out, popular commuter towns like Summit and New Providence, N.J., are down at much as 16%. Pockets of suburban strength do exist, though. High-end suburbs in New York’s Westchester County such as Chappaqua are up over the past year.

Boston

Michael DiMella, managing partner at Charlesgate Realty Group, recently sold a one-bedroom condo in Boston’s South End district for $365,000, roughly $100,000 more than the owners originally paid in 2000 and about what they could have expected at the peak of the Boston real-estate market in late 2005. But the condo sat on the market for nearly four months before a buyer came along.

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That sale typifies many parts of core Boston these days: flat to modestly higher prices but a longer time to sell. Prices in the city’s core are off less than 1% over the past year, according to first-quarter data from Listing Information Network, Boston’s MLS system. The real difference today is that homes are staying on the market for 111 days on average, up from 85 days in 2005.

Prices in key neighborhoods, such as Back Bay, the South End, Fenway and the Waterfront, are all up between 3% and 10%. Beacon Hill and the North End, however, are down sharply, as much as 33%. That’s partly the result of a slew of high-end properties that hit the market in 2006 and 2007 that were priced as high as $1.5 million, skewing the price data upward. Even without those sales, however, the median price would be down by double-digit amounts.

“No one is taking prices higher these days just to see if they can get it, like they used to,” Mr. DiMella says of Boston’s downtown core. “But you have to come with realistic expectations. This is a highly desirable area, and you’re not going to find a steal.”

Nearby communities are a mixed bag. Condos in suburban Brookline, one of the most desirable Zip Codes — 02445 — are down about 8%, while neighboring 02446 is up nearly 7%, for example. Among city neighborhoods, Dorchester is down across the board by as much as 25%, yet Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury are each up between 7% and 9%.

San Francisco

“I get buyers who come in thinking they’re going to get a real bargain these days because prices are down all over the country, and we just laugh,” says Caroline Werboff, an agent with San Francisco real-estate firm Hill & Co.

People want to live in San Francisco’s urban core. Median prices around the Financial District, North Beach, Telegraph Hill and Russian Hill are up — in some case strongly.

Ms. Werboff says a Russian Hill home that sold for $7.7 million in April 2004 sold again in February for $10.3 million. A newly listed house in Pacific Heights, another core neighborhood with strong price appreciation, sold three years ago for $6 million. Ms. Werboff says that the owners “will get $10 million now.”

Still, some San Francisco neighborhoods are down, particularly along the edges of the city, such as Portola, Bayview, Hunters Point and Sunset. Edward Leamer, director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, an economic research center at the University of California Los Angeles, warns that “the housing problems won’t bypass San Francisco proper. The decline will just take more time.”

Meanwhile, both closer-in and distant suburbs are weak, too, often markedly so. On the periphery, San Mateo County and high-end Marin County are doing the best, both down more than 4% between March 2007 and 2008, according to DataQuick. Alameda and Contra Costa, across San Francisco Bay from the city and chockablock with anonymous tract housing, are down 18% and 27%, respectively. Bargains exist, but with so much inventory, prices aren’t expected to rebound quickly.

Santa Clara County, home to Silicon Valley, is down more than 9%, though pockets of strength exist in communities such Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Los Altos. Napa County, meanwhile, is one of the weakest in the region, with median prices off more than 20%.

Los Angeles

L.A. is an anomaly. No real urban core exists. The area is just a sprawling string of suburbs that run together.

And most of that sprawl is bathed in red ink. Median prices in communities throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties — the distant, inland suburbs that are at the epicenter of the region’s subprime and foreclosure crises — are down, often sharply.

Lower-priced homes in tony Palm Springs have lost about 24%, though more-expensive homes are up slightly. Less-affluent cities such as Ontario, Chino and Rancho Cucamonga are all down between 15% and 31%. Los Angeles County, Orange County to the south and Ventura County to the north are suffering equally.

The only notable area of strength: high-end real estate. L.A.’s Westside, home to affluent neighborhoods such as Brentwood and Westwood, “tends to be more insulated because this is where people with money want to be,” says Madison Offenhauser, regional director in Los Angeles for Keller Williams Realty.

Median prices in Brentwood are up 16%. The Hollywood Hills, up 26% to a median price of more than $2.1 million. Rancho Palos Verdes and the Palos Verdes peninsula, up 17%. Parts of Newport Beach, one of Orange County’s poshest addresses, are up as much as 67% to $2.75 million. The coastal village of Laguna Beach is up 6%.

Lee Ann Canaday, owner of the Canaday Group, a Laguna Beach real-estate firm, says “almost every deal I’ve done this year” in Laguna and Newport Beach has had multiple offers.

Write to Jeff D. Opdyke at jeff.opdyke@wsj.com

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 08:45:36 -0700What costs more per year than the the Iraq War?  I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again
until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of
reading them. I have included the URL’s for verification of the
following facts:
   
1.
  $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year. http://tiyurl.com/zob77      
2.
  $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs
such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
color=#003399>http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html
   
3.
   $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.

http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html    4.    $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and
secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of
English!
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.0.html
 5.    $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the
American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
/    
6.
  $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
7.
30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt..01.html
     
8.
   $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare and
Social Services by the American taxpayers.
      9.    $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.  

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html  10.   The illegal aliens in the United States have a
crime rate that’s
two-and-a-half times that of white non-illegal aliens.. In
particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional
crime problem in the US .
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/12/ldt.01.html  11.   During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens
that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs,
cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from
the Southern border.

Homeland Security Report.http://tinyurl.com/t9sht    
12.
   TheNational Policy Institute, ‘estimated that the total cost of massdeportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average costof between $41
and $46 billion annually over a five year period.’
http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute.org/pdf/deportation.pdf  
13.
  In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to
their countries of origin.
http://www.rense.com/general75/niht.htm
14.
   ‘The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex
Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States .’

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.com/articleshtml    Total cost is a whooping   …   $338.3 BILLION A YEAR!!!             If this doesn’t bother you then just delete the message, but on
the other hand, if it does raise the hair on the back of your
neck, then forward it.
 
Snopes is provided for doubters:  http://snopes.com/politics/immigration/bankofamerica.asp  
Social Security Change For 2008
 The United States Senate voted to extend Social Security Benefits
to Illegal Aliens beginning in 2008. The following are the
senators who voted to give illegal aliens Social Security
benefits. They are grouped by home state. If a state is not
listed, there was no voting representative.  
      Alaska : Stevens (R)         Arizona : McCain (R)
     Arkansas : Lincoln (D) Pryor (D)
     California : Boxer (D) Feinstein (D)
     Colorado : Salazar (D)
     Connecticut : Dodd (D) Lieberman (D)
     Delaware : Biden (D) Carper (D
     Florida : Martinez (R)
    Akaka (D) Inouye (D)
     Illinois : Durbin (D)
Obama (D)
    Indiana : Bayh (D) Lugar (R)
     Iowa : Harkin (D)
     Kansas : Brownback (R)
     Louisiana : Landrieu (D)
     Maryland : Mikulski (D) Sarbanes (D)
    Massachusetts : Kennedy (D) Kerry(D)
     Montana : Baucus (D)
     Nebraska : Hagel (R)
     Nevada : Reid (D)
     New Jersey : Lautenberg (D) Menendez (D)
     New Mexico : Bingaman (D)
     
New York : Clinton (D) Schumer
(D)
     North Dakota : Dorgan (D)
     Ohio : DeWine (R) Voinovich(R)
     Oregon : Wyden (D)
     Pennsylvania : Specter (R)
     Rhode Island : Chafee (R) Reed (D)
     South Carolina : Graham (R)
     South Dakota : Johnson (D)
     Vermont : Jeffords (I) Leahy (D)
     Washington : Cantwell (D) Murray
(D)
     West Virginia : Rockefeller (D), by Not Voting
     Wisconsin : Feingold (D) Kohl (D)    
     SEND THIS TO ALL YOU KNOW. THE
ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED
STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION, UNLESS THEY DON’T MIND
SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS
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SO¦¦¦¦¦they asked me to give a top producer class today on our featured ads marketing program¦ and the topics they gave me were: What is it to me.Why do I promote it. Who do I promote it to.Now, I will never say that I can sell better than anyone. I am just hoping that I can give enough epiphany™s where we can all make money. Homeowner included. (Buyer or seller, cause the buyer will be selling one day, and will want someone like you to make them money) And I immediately thought BLOG¦ what a great blog.

What is it to me.

****It the only product we have that can tie all our marketing systems and your marketing together.¦¦¦¦..Makes it easy for you, the realtor to leverage our products.Well, it is a great way to leverage and advertise all of the programs that you offer on Realtor.com to an audience that loves Realtor.com. I mean if a consumer is shopping on RDC, and passes by the featured homes, and see what is my home worth on every page over on the left hand side, and inquires, why would you not want to leverage the very thing they came to our sight exactly looking for.

Why do I promote it.

——–There is no place like home¦the clients that are surfing Realtor.com want to be on Realtor.com I honestly cannot think of a more cost effective way to get your message out to such a specific targeted audience. Obviously the larger of the % of market share the louder the ad, the bigger the response. There is not a more powerful/credible message to your consumers than I am one of the featured agents on Realtor.com

Who do I promote it to.

Anyone I feel wants to dominate “ so if we did not talk about it, maybe we should talk about how you are feeling about succeeding right now. Anyone who wants to get/stay aggressive in real estate. You can not have this program if you are afraid to close. You will get vague phone calls from anything you do. No one will call you, and say hey, please close me. Anyone who wants them to remember thier brand, not the company or the listing. Anyone who wants them to be perceived as œthier own brand as opposed to Re/max or Trulia.If you want people to remember I used œRita Realtor as opposed to Realtor.com, Re/max, or Trulia.com then you have to have a brand.

There is no more cost effective way to get out a brand than this. I am a firm believer of¦. SHOULDN™T YOUR REALTOR BE ONE THAT ACTUALLY SHOWCASES YOUR HOME ON REALTOR.COM, CAN FEATURED YOUR HOME ON THE FRONT PAGE, IS A FEATURED AGENT ON REALTOR.COM,IS THE PREMIERE CMA SPECIALIST IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ON REALTOR.COM, AND CAN PROVIDE FOR YOU A COMPLETE MARKET ANALYSIS WITH THE MOST UP TO DATE INFO THE NUMBER ONE PLACE PEOPLE SHOP FOR HOMES ONLINE OR OFF?

Anyone who wants to stay in real estate

Anyone who does not have an effective marketing program

Anyone who has any sort of niche market

Anyone who wants consumers to remember them and not the listing or broker

I listed with Shelia not Re/Max

HOW WOULD I PROMOTE IT TO YOU?

I would tell you that it is a great way, if not the only way in your area to been seen 15-50,000 times a month in your local market for less than 1% of the price of sending postcards to 50% of all people looking to buy or sell real estate. If you were to send out 50,000 postcards this month – how much would that cost – $25,000?? Now, how about if you were send out enough postcards to reach 50,000 that were interested in buying & selling real estate? What other medium gives you so much credibility?

****There is no other place where you can uneven the playing field! Not on your company™s website, not on the mls, not on your listings in the paper. And where else can you uneven the playing field? There is no other place with as much credibility, combined with limited inventory, combined with visibility, combined with flexibility that can influence your microsphere of buyers and sellers as Realtor.com. Cause consumers trust Realtor.com, and you cannot buy trust.

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I have been watching the election process on TV… and once again it disaapoints me. I feel they feel all you have to do is throw money at a challenge at it will be fixed.

Well… if I was a politician.. this is how I would answer to the challenges to….

Welfare:  well what you have here, is a basic standard  challenge.

1. DEAD BEAT DAD DOES NOT HELP, SO MOM GOES ON WELFARE, BECAUSE SHE CAN NOT AFFORD… DAYCARE. SO WHAT SHOULD WE DO? INSTEAD OF WELFARE, AND LEAVING THE CHILD IN A MOST LIKLEY BORED ENVIROMENT, BECAUSE THE MOM HAS NO MONEY TO DO ANYTHING…instead of welfare… suplly free daycare. Mom gets job (pays taxes, people get jobs from being a daycare provider, pays taxes, the child is in a stimultaing environment, therefore having an opportunity to become a productive member of our society. No jobs?? well I know a few hundred convelescent homes, that some elderly could use a person to visit them, play chess etc. Somehow, after being there, you either become a really caring person, or find a job miracuously.

2. Healthcare – How about education. Why nto just tell the people that 50% of our US medical bills are from misusing emergency rooms…. at $450 – $750 a pop for the flu, and make more URGENT cares open 24 hours a day???????????????? How about just saying look America, if YOU care, don’t abuse th ER… and if they don’t care after that… then why do I? http://www.chcf.org/press/view.cfm?itemID=126090

WAGES:  NOT ONLY SHOULD WE HAVE MINIMUM WAGE LAWS – BUT MINIMUM WORK LAWS. YOU HAVE TO WORK…. TO GET PAID…. I  do not know an employer in the world who does not want to pay you more money. I know very few employees who woke up this morning saying I am going to make, save as much money as I can for my boss today…. and then  do it. If I wanted a raise, I would say.. hey look I made twice as many XX as Debbie, and never made a personal phone call, or surfed online…. I saved you $$$, could I have half of what I saved you?  

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Nov

7

It has come to my attention that, though I preach to you the value of memory recall value, branding yourself, having no fear for prospecting, that in fact.. but for the creation of our own sense of urgency, the advertising I reccommend to you, most of the time creates no immediate results, but for the fact that the average reader of our site comes back 12 times, spends 45 minutes each time, 90 days before they ever contact a Realtor, and that the value in drip marketing is the “drip” (staying in touch, until that proposed time that that said person decides to make a move),some may feel no value in my branding, memory recall value, mini commercials, that I leave on your voicemail, faxes and emails.

Which means, even though it is I who have called you 5 times in the past year…    people do not feel that there is the same  memory recall value in phone solicitation that may have prompted you to call. So my task to you, is when you call to advertise anywhere, do you feel a greater sense of urgency to call one company over another, when one company has made several attempts to reach you on the phone, personally with vested interest, over a company that has never called you.

To further that, do you feel any responsibilty to the person who has made several attempts to contact you?  

Because, much like you I rely on referrals, and providing great value to you, to keep me in my business.

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Oct

11

New Listing

Posted by heatherriggio under For Buyers, Listings

Check out this new property that I just posted on my Web site. It is in Westlake Village.

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So I actually have realtors who want to know what you are doing. And how I am doing in this fair weathered market…

And I will be honest. I have about 15% of my realtors who cancel, due to the soft market….  Now, how that helps, I have no idea, because my other clients are using that against them.

If last year, you had 10 listings, this year you need 20. How will I get my 20?  

By contacting the FSBO’s and expired.. and saying hey your last realtor did not…. and I will…..    And if they are considering another Realtor…. It is more of a case of.. but I just got you front page ads on Realtor.com, MSN..

I know, you are like, Heather, why would I want to do all that.   Well, I personally rarely get referrals  based on my good looks and charm alone. So…referrals, referrals, referrals. Ilove referrals. When I cold call someone they are like, no. No to my free blog, no to even seeing how thier listings look on Realtor.com. No to my free expo. But when I get a referral.. we usually have a great enlightening conversationand get to talk about marketing, and the market, and actually accomplish something.

I think that in this market, it is kill or be killed. I think it is something like 8 out of 10 homebuyers check out realtor.com after they list thier home.

Referrals are buyers, sellers, children of retirees, and have more referrals. But why would should could they refer you????  Real estate is 90% referral based. But they need a reason to refer.

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