Marketing

Be the Best Professional You can Be

Look up the definition of professional and you’ll find the following: “A person engaged or qualified in a profession,” and “relating to or connecting with a profession.” With all due respect to Meriam-Webster’s Dictionary, those phrases don’t tell us much. As a young adult starting in business, the word ‘professional’ may have conjured thoughts of…

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Year End Planning: How To Finish Strong

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A couple of months ago, we addressed the need for solid year end planning. With November here and the holidays around the corner, we take another look at how you plan to finish the year strongly. Real estate is a cyclical business and traditionally, this time of year is a high point for retail sales…

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Make a Splash: Build Your Brand With Social Media

Gone are the days when prospective home buyers look through the Sunday newspaper classified ads to look for open houses. You already know that a strong social media presence is a necessity in the business. Beyond that, you may find yourself at a loss for how to create the kind of memorable online brand that…

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Customer Service: Importance Revisited

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Customer service is the latest in a series of posting in which we review some basics of the trade. We are halfway through the year and in the traditionally high point of the sales cycles, and there’s no better time to reassess the essentials that can make or break an agent. As you know, customer…

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E-Mail Marketing: The Importance of Opt-In

Spam. Once it evoked images of kitschy, canned, spiced ham, but we all know what it means now: unwanted emails that clog our boxes and force us to delete daily or spend time unsubscribing. Of course, you think your e-mail campaigns are compelling but not everyone whose address you acquire is going to want to…

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E-Mail Marketing Best Practices

E-mail marketing has become one of the most basic tools in any agent’s tool kit, and while it’s simple to do, it’s not always easy to do it well or even correctly. As with all business practices, there are steps you can take that ensure you don’t run afoul of marketing norms or worse yet,…

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Old School Branding

Technology is great, isn’t it? Smartphones, apps, and social media have all given us so many new ways to connect with potential customers and market ourselves. But, ask anyone who gets trapped in automated customer service purgatory or caught on the phone with an anonymous call center staffer and they will tell you it’s hard…

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