Zillow has a very powerful free marketing feature that allows real estate agents to “claim their listings”. The feature is open to every listing agent and you don’t need to advertise on Zillow to claim your listings.
The benefit is that you get free premium advertising on all of your own listings. In particular, you get a free listing agent ad that appears above the paid ads of competing agents.
The difference is that the listing agent ad is free, it’s designated as the listing agent and it appears at the top of the ad list.
Look how the listing agent Patrick Dolan has the top ad.
I thought that I would pen some thoughts about the future of real estate and the digital office.
Real Estate Search
Everyone with an iPad can search for real estate from their iPad. All the large real estate portals offer an iPad app so this one is a no-brainer. Just as the public uses an iPad to search for real estate, a real estate pro can use an iPad to do local market research, find comparable listings and keep up with local market news. Check! Continue reading “Can You Run Your Real Estate Business From Your iPad?”
Linda Davis has a secret Facebook Marketing weapon – Facebook Groups.
Linda and our other real estate and social media experts wowed us at SMMCamp 14 by sharing how to generate business on the new Facebook. I’ve included a free link right here to Linda’s session. The recording is just 15 minutes long and shares how she uses Facebook Groups to create a community forum and interact with her neighbors and local community (a.k.a. – her target market).
You can get all the other recorded sessions from SMMCamp 14 plus all previous SMMCamps (that’s over 40 sessions) at our Socially Savvy Agent site. You need to become a member (just $20) but you’ll be able to access all the past speaker recordings plus the Social Media Marketing course (worth $497).
On March 30th all Facebook Pages automatically converted over to the new timeline design.
Facebook has spun the change as a way to increase your brand’s visibility but while this is true it is also true that they’ve removed a number of key free marketing features – like the ability to send visitors to a custom default landing page (where you can get their contact details).
The report contains a number of work arounds that will help you generate traffic and increase lead generation.
Right now it is easier to find and connect with local prospects on Google Plus than Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter – but it won’t be long before the window of opportunity closes. So what are you waiting for?
A powerful way to find locals on Google Plus is to use free Google Plus search tools created by third party developers. The advantage is that there are more refined and advanced search options, like employee or location based search, compared to the regular Google Plus search.