Where Do You Focus Your Social Energy?

Great article on where you should go with your social energy. There are hundreds of social platforms fighting for your attention. It is up to you to focus on what works for your business and not waste time. READY, SET, GO!!!!!!!

http://flybluekite.com/2013/03/11/evaluate-social-media/

The Real First Showing

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When is your first showing? Some say when they set up a formal appt to do a walk through, but most in the Gen X and Gen Y era say the first time they see it on the web. If the stats are correct, over 88% of home buyers are doing research online BEFORE contacting their first agent. These buyers rely heavily on the photos provided in the listing to determine which homes they even want to entertain when they start their walk throughs.

So now that we have determined when the first and most important showing takes place, how has your Realtor presented you to the public? Take a serious look at your listing and ask yourself if you would like how the pictures are done with an unbiased eye. Did your agent take your pictures with a Walmart point and shoot clearance camera, or even worse, their Blackberry (do they still make Blackberries?)? Part of picking your agent should be their knowledge of proper marketing and advertising. They should be willing to invest in themselves, their business, and most importantly, you. That investment should include the proper tools needed to fulfill their fiduciary responsibility to their clients.

Take a look at this article I found this morning and enjoy the laughs at these listing pictures. Oh boy do these guys need some education lol. Enjoy the day everyone!

http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2012/12/28/worst-listing-photos-2012-the-best-of-the-bad-this-year/

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Tips For Buyers Picking a Realtor

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Any buyer in any state, you need to take 5 minute to read this article. Lots of great tips on what to look for, but even more important are the examples of impact from a quality agent.

If you have any questions on this article or local real estate, please reach out to me. And for my friends all over the world I can help find a Realtor in your area no matter what the location. Please talk to me before going to the phone book to pick one.

http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20120423_coremessages.htm

What Is Your Social Strategy

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Are you a business owner or sales person that benefits from social networking? Where do you stack up to these Fortune 500 companies?

To any of my friends that aren’t competitors in the RE business, anyone interested in a coffee meeting to talk about what works and what doesn’t? If you’re interested, Tweet/FB/LinkedIn/Google+/ or comment here on my WP.

Talk to you soon friends!

Plan Your Summer Trip Yet?

 

Hey guys,

Mandee and I were talking about our summer vacation we are taking in July and I thought I would just write a little blog post about our last one and what we plan on doing on this one.

Our trip this summer is going to take place the 1st week in July and we are going to head back to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. When we were there in November, but it wasn’t just a trip, it was our Honeymoon! We had such an amazing time we couldn’t even wait a full calendar year to go back,  lol. See how much self control we have!?!? Our trip this time will consist of more family, but hopefully just as much fun!

From the sandy white beaches to the mountainside we horse backed, we had fun every minute of each day. We did a number of excursions on this trip that we loved. Ocean World was included in our package so we went there and saw some great shows, and yes, I did a little upgrading and swam with sharks. Those of you that know me well, can only imagine how pumped I was. Mandee and I also did a private sea lion show where we got to handle Jefe (600lb Sea Lion), and take some pictures. Pictures of these excursions will be posted above and below this post. Make sure you view Mandee cheating on me with Jefe, hahaha jk.

As we get pumped up for this trip, I would be selfish if I didn’t let my friends know that we have the ability to get them the same treatment that we got.  I am going to put some links below if you want to check out the site. The prices inside them only refer to the room reservation itself, the all inclusive is paid through the resort directly, but are only around $45 a day/person. Not bad if you think about what you would rack up if all the food and booze was ala cart, lol.  Take a look and if you are interested, please let me know.  We may be able to get a discount on the price for you.  We only have the ability to “refer” a total of 15 people so let me know if you are interested.

LINKS :

View all of the resort info and pictures here – http://www.lifestyleholidaysvc.com/index.php

Pricing and reservations – www.PlatinumClubGetaways.com

Facebook Fan Page – http://www.facebook.com/platinumclubgetaways

Me messing with some sharks at Ocean World. I know, I live life on the edge lol

Mandee kissing Jefe at our Ocean World Trip

Fireworks show at the Welcome Party (Better than 99% of shows i've seen)