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10 Skills You Can Learn in Quarantine

April 19 2020

hdc 10 skills you can learn in quarantineAre you looking for ways to make the most of your time in quarantine? You can master the basics of these ten skills from the comfort of home in just a few weeks. Pick the one that interests you and start learning!

1. Website Editing

Most websites have an easy-to-use editor, similar to what you use to create emails. Figuring out how to create or customize pages on your website can open up great opportunities to improve your search rankings so people searching for homes near you can find you in search results.

2. Basic Photo Editing

Do you know how to crop an image, resize it, and correct red eyes? Knowing some basic photo editing can save you time and money when you just need to make a small tweak to an image. Take some time to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop, Canva, or your photo editing software of choice.

3. Public Speaking

Most real estate agents are masters of one-on-one communication, but how are you in front of a group? Practice speaking in front of a larger audience by hosting live videos or organizing an online seminar for buyers or sellers.

4. Cutting Video Snippets

When referring to video, "cutting" refers to taking a bit from one video and adding it to another. This is a great skill to have if you're putting together a video home tour. If you know how to cut your videos, you don't have to get everything perfect the first time. You can pick and choose what footage you want and compile it into one complete video at your leisure. You may be surprised at how easy it is.

5. Uploading Videos Online

Video has always been a great way to reach out to potential clients, and with most of the nation staying home, video is a better resource to offer than ever before. Take some time to learn how to upload videos you create to different channels, like Facebook, YouTube, and even TikTok.

6. Creating a Drip Email Campaign

Many companies are seeing a dramatic rise in the amount of engagement their emails are getting. Take advantage of this surge of email popularity by creating a new drip email campaign. If you're a current subscriber, check out the free drip email campaigns already available in your dashboard's email marketing section!

7. Utilizing a CRM

If you're currently storing leads in your MLS dashboard, your portal dashboards, your phone, and a variety of other places, now's a good time to consolidate. Pick whichever CRM you like best and figure out what you need to do to import all your different leads and contacts into one place.

8. Blogging

Blogging is one of the best ways to get your website and content to show up in front of people searching for homes. Blogs are rich in keywords and a great way to show Google and other search engines that your site is active and relevant. Learn How to Start a Real Estate Blog in 5 Easy Steps here.

9. Podcasting

Writing not your forte? Why not try podcasting? Millions of people listen to podcasts for education and enjoyment. Start your own real estate podcast and share it with buyers, sellers, and homeowners in your area.

10. The Ultimate Cup of Coffee

Learning to use technology in new ways isn't the only way to grow and improve your business. If none of the above skills sound like your cup of tea, take some time to de-stress and unwind by finding or creating the perfect cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa. When things get back to normal, you can offer new clients the best cup of joe they've ever had!

In the meantime, take care; stay safe. Best wishes to you and yours!

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