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How to Show the Lighter Side of Your Brand
Personal branding can undoubtedly be challenging. And in the real estate game, it is entirely a relationship building business, meaning that people want to get to know you, not the business version of you--the real you. They can cut through all the marketing speak and know when your content is genuine or not. Especially if you want to have an artery to the Millennial generation, you need to have fun on social media and show your personality. Don't look at personal branding as a chore, but rather use it as an opportunity to let your personality shine to reflect who you really are.
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5 Important Tips for Posting on Your Real Estate Social Media Accounts
Chances are, if you have been in real estate for years, or are even new to real estate, you know that social media is paramount. When it comes to marketing, there are endless opportunities to showcase your real estate business, with email marketing, text marketing, drip campaigns, agent websites, etc. However, social media has come to be one of the most dominant and effective marketing tools used by real estate agents, especially when it comes to gaining leads. In fact, according to an article published by the National Association of Realtors, social media has been regarded as one of the top three tech tools that have given REALTORS® the highest quality leads with an astounding 47% of leads coming through social media. Since social media platforms are so popular in the real estate community, we have compiled some tips for you to consider when you are posting on your social media platforms. These tips are often disregarded or overlooked, but may benefit you in the long run.
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How to Grow Your Business with Leads from Instagram
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5 Ways Agents Can Make Their Holiday Social Media Content Shine
The holidays are fast approaching, and with them comes the chaos of packed schedules and constant holiday advertisements for the latest sales and events. With so many messages vying for your audience's attention, a strong content strategy will help your brand stay bold instead of buried. Follow these tips for social media content:
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Should Real Estate Agents Be on Instagram? The Pros, Cons and How to Get Started
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5 Reasons Every Real Estate Professional Needs to Be Advertising on Facebook
Tell us if this sounds familiar: you created a Facebook page for your property management or real estate business and posted a few times a month. But as time passed, you did not feel like the page was boosting your lead generation. As more people use Facebook to post content, there is exponentially more competition for your target's attention. It is not enough to write a post on your page and hope people find it. Facebook ads ensure that your content reaches the right people at the right time. Below, you will find five reasons why you need to be using Facebook advertisements and several great services to make the most out of your investment.
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How to Generate Real Estate Referrals Using Local Online Groups
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Real Estate Hashtags: Solving the Mystery!
You know about real estate hashtags, but if you're like many real estate agents, you're still a bit fuzzy about how to use them on social media. If you want to increase your online visibility, get more entries for your real estate CRM, and more home showing feedback for your listings, you need to solve the mystery of how to use hashtags. Read on to learn more.
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Open House? Live Tweet It.
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Facebook Makes Changes to Buying Ads for Housing, Credit and Employment
Facebook is currently the largest social media website in the world, boasting 2.32 billion monthly users. It's safe to say that practically every social media user is on Facebook. Its popularity makes it an excellent place to advertise your real estate brand and business. What many real estate pros don't know is that merely creating a Facebook business page and placing an occasional Facebook ad is rarely enough. We understand the social media landscape is in constant evolution, and companies like Facebook make changes to their policies and procedures regularly. Understanding how these changes impact your marketing strategy—and more importantly, how to adapt to these changes to achieve success—is crucial. To help you understand what was changed and how they impact your business, we've created this concise guide with everything you need to know.
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5 Social Media Strategies to Make Your Real Estate Business Stand Out
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Elevate Your Real Estate Marketing Success with an Elevate Educational Boot Camp
It's no secret that brokers and agents need to continually self-educate in order to stay competitive and tackle new technology, but not all education is made equal. Busy real estate professionals can easily waste time and money on "educational" training programs that are nothing more than thinly masked sales initiatives that provide little actionable takeaways. Luckily, there's the educational field team of Elevate to save the day and ensure that brokers and agents walk away with tips, tricks and strategies that can easily be implemented the moment they walk out of the room. What started with a single Social Media Boot Camp has grown into a nationwide phenomenon due to the Elevate Field Team's high-energy, interactive educational style. Brokers and agents alike are treated to an experience designed to inspire and empower, led by a group of industry professionals who help turn marketing "toys" into "tools." Although the Elevate name may be fairly new to the real estate space, the founders and stakeholders behind the company are seasoned professionals coming from top technology companies, franchise organizations, and investment firms who've joined together to develop Elevate, the highly anticipated CRM and digital marketing solution that recently hit the real estate market. But no technology can succeed without strong education, training and understanding, which is where the Elevate Boot Camp series enters. Collaborating with MLSs, mortgage companies and brokerages across the country, Elevate's Boot Camp series has evolved to include a variety of one-hour, two-hour and half day educational sessions, including the ever-popular Social Media Boot Camp, Secrets of Lead Generation Boot Camp, and the hot NEW Broker-Only Mastermind. Custom deep dives are also available on such hot topics as Facebook intensives, developing engaging content for consumer audiences, agent recruitment and retention strategies, and developing a website designed to capture and convert. Want to see if a boot camp is coming to your area? Visit tryelevate.com/events for the upcoming schedule, or call 844-812-8914 to inquire about booking a boot camp in your office or MLS. Bondilyn Jolly is the Managing Partner at 3sixtyfive.agency. You can contact her at [email protected]
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Privacy Changes Coming to Facebook Groups
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5 Simple Steps to Share Your RPR Market Activity Report on Facebook
RPR's Market Activity report is an ideal option for agents who want to create enduring and results-oriented relationships through social media. The report presents a snapshot of changes in a local real estate market based on listing and MLS information, and includes active, pending, sold, expired, distressed, new for lease, and recently leased properties, as well as recent price changes and upcoming open houses for a period of up to six months. Here's a quick tutorial on how to post your RPR Market Activity Report to Facebook.
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Best Real Estate Instagram Accounts to Follow
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6 Real Estate Marketing Lessons from Kim Kardashian
Love her or leave her, there is no argument that Kim Kardashian is a powerhouse marketer. With 146 million Instagram followers and 61.7 million Twitter followers (the highest in the world), Kim's international social prowess makes her one of the largest brand influencers out there. Whether or not you follow or tune in for the latest in Kardashian/Jenner/West drama, there are definitely lessons to be learned from her marketing expertise. As Kanye told GQ magazine, "In order to win at life, you need some Kim K skills, period." So... here you go:
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6 Tools to Help Your Social Media Thrive
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How to Boost Your Real Estate Website Traffic 10x with Pinterest
Every single real estate agent should be obsessed with finding new ways to funnel traffic to their site. More traffic means more potential leads, which in the long term, means more clients. The question is, "What is the best way for a real estate professional to drive traffic to their website?" The Top Methods for Driving Real Estate Traffic If you are striving to become one of the top agents in your area, you need to funnel a large amount of the search engine traffic to your brand. Some of the typical ways agents accomplish this are: Real estate blogging Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, etc) Video Marketing (Vimeo or YouTube) Paid Advertising (i.e., Google Adwords and Facebook Ads) Email marketing These are all extremely effective ways to increase the amount of traffic you are receiving. So what else can you do? The Forgotten Platform that Homebuyers Are Using We know from our lessons in SEO that the forgotten areas of content are often the places where it is easiest to quickly stand out. There is a social media tool that most real estate agents have forgotten. Bypassing this platform is a big mistake if you are looking for new website traffic sources. The forgotten social media tool we are referring to is… Pinterest. When most people think of Pinterest, they conjure mental images of DIY crafts and delicious cupcake recipes. Pinterest is a great place for finding new craft ideas, but it can also be a powerful tool for real estate agents. Why Real Estate Agents Should Consider Pinterest If your go-to social media platform is Twitter, you may be surprised to learn that a "pin" is 100 times more spreadable than a tweet. What about Facebook? A pin has a half-life or is active 1,600X longer than your average Facebook post. What does this mean for you as an agent? A well-crafted piece of content on Pinterest may be highly visible online for a week whereas a Facebook post has about 90 minutes to gain traction. Pinterest Statistic for Agents to Consider Pinterest has about 175 million active users that use the social media platform at least once a month. 81% of all Pinterest users are females, with the median age of 40. We know what you are thinking, "But how much do they make?" Thirty percent of Pinterest users earn over $50,000 per year, while 10% of users have a household income of $125,000 or greater. That sounds like a large group of social media users who could easily qualify for a mortgage to us. First Things First: Sign Up for a Business Account If you are not active on Pinterest right now, simply signing up for a business account and regularly submitting content on the platform should give your traffic a massive bump. However, if you already have a personal account that you wish to use for your real estate business, be sure to switch to a business account. This will give you access to Pinterest analytics so you can see which pins are the most popular and who is viewing those pieces of content. Make Your Real Estate Pictures Pinterest Perfect There is an art to creating pictures and other forms of media for Pinterest. First of all, your image has to be the correct size. Pinterest is all about vertical imagery due to the fact that over 80% of Pinterest users browse their feed on their smartphone. Aim for an aspect ratio of 4:5 or 2:3. Example of Pinterest Image What does this mean in terms of height and width? Let's say you took a picture of a "dream home" to share with your followers. If the width of this picture is 500, the length should be 750 to achieve the 2:3 ratio. As a general rule of thumb on Pinterest, longer is better. Why? When a user is scrolling through their feed, a longer image will be on the screen longer, increasing the chances that they notice it. Pinterest Picture Tips for Agents If you are new to the platform, here are a couple of tips to keep in mind: Use the highest quality images you can find. If possible, work with a professional photographer or invest in a full-frame DSLR camera. Utilize text on your images. This attracts the user and helps them instantly understand what your pin is about. Not comfortable with Photoshop? Find a designer in your hometown! Don't show your face. Images without visible human faces tend to receive about 20% more repins. Make the background exciting. A pin of an object floating on a plain white background will receive less attention than the same object on an aged wood table. Regardless of your political opinions, red is better than blue. On average, images that utilize red tones get twice as many repins than those that use blue on Pinterest. Use Pinterest as a Funnel for Prospects As a real estate agent on Pinterest, you have two main objectives. First, you want to attract the attention of Pinterest users who are interested in buying or selling their homes. Your second objective is to take this attention and funnel it back to your website. There are many ways to achieve this, but the most common method is linking to your site in your pin descriptions. If you have created a valuable piece of content such as an infographic, offer further related content if a user decides to visit your site. For example, your infographic might be about the top five mistakes first time homebuyers make when selecting a home. At the bottom of your infographic, link to a blog post where you explain 10 further mistakes that a new homebuyer should avoid. Attention Is the Currency of Real Estate Pinterest is a valuable tool, but it is just as complex as the other social media platforms. Don't get discouraged if you don't have success immediately. Just like anything else, it will take time to learn the ins and outs of the platform, but if you stick with it, you will have a new source of valuable website traffic to enjoy. To view the original article, visit the Parkbench blog.
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Real Estate Agent's Ultimate Live Streaming Guide in 2019
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Use These Holidays for Great Social Media Content
Did you know that there is a unique holiday for every day of the year? Learn how you can use some of these fun holidays to spice up your social media content calendar! It is important to have content to get your audience engaged. DO: Use holidays like these to spark conversations with your followers, express your personality and/or share some information about your business! DON'T: use holidays that will create a disconnect between you and your audience about who you are or what you stand for. And remember, not all social media posts should be promotional. Use these holidays as a way to get closer to your audience. Below we give you a handful of holidays you can use to start your content calendar, as well as some tips and example posts you can share on those specific days.
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Increase Your Inbound Leads with Twitter and LinkedIn
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Facebook Messenger Bots: How to Automate Conversations to Qualify Leads and Stay Top of Mind
One of the most important lessons you can internalize about growing your business in the digital age is that you have to "meet your customers where they are." That used to be simple: postcards in their mail, emails in their inbox, calls to their phones. But if you've been solely relying on traditional communication methods like these, then you've likely noticed a decline in interactions. It's just harder to get in touch with people that way these days. So if you want to keep your business strong, then you need to find another channel. And boy, do we have just the channel for you!
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10 More Ways to Increase Real Estate Leads Using Instagram
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Facebook Business Page Training
Monday, August 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM PDT New to your Facebook Business page? Don't worry, we're here to help! Join us to learn the most important aspects and the best way to connect with your audience! Register now!
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10 More Ways to Increase Real Estate Leads Using Facebook
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4 Real Estate Tips for Turning Listings into a Social Media Lead Magnet
The home search process is changing. So is real estate's ability to engage clients online. In the olden days, the average real estate customer journey was a nice, easy-to-understand shape. A funnel. A line. Not anymore. Today, it's a spiral inside a maze. And your marketing to today's home buyer and seller has more avenues than it ever has before. But that also means you also have greater opportunities to reach your audiences than ever before.
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Making the Best of the Facebook Pixel Changes
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Must-Follow Pages and Facebook Groups for Your Real Estate Business
Social media is a great place to build your business and showcase the many projects you're working on as a real estate agent. You also have the opportunity to learn new things for your business, discover new real estate trends, or even read breaking news about the real estate industry via social media--if you know which pages to follow and what groups to join.
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The Facebook for $1/Day Strategy
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How to Attract Real Estate Leads on Instagram
How to Grow Your Account and Get Followers After doing the basics and setting the stage for growing your account--converting to a business profile, adding an awesome bio and profile photo, and creating an aesthetic--we have a few more tips for how to gain followers organically on Instagram.
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Generating Leads on a Budget
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The $14B Social Platform Your Competition Has Overlooked
These days, online marketing is about Facebook, Facebook, Facebook--but today, we're giving credit where credit is due: Pinterest. This social channel made headlines recently when it went public on the stock market with ticker symbol PINS, but that's not the only reason we're bringing it up. Pinterest is one of the best social platforms for real estate, and that's without taking into consideration that on Pinterest, your posts don't have the instant irrelevance that they do on other social channels. If utilized correctly, your Pinterest content will stay relevant for months or years after you post it, allowing this under-utilized social platform to help you grow your social audience and drive quality buyers and sellers to your website.
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How to Plan Your Next Real Estate Post on Instagram
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5 Facebook Groups Realtors Should Join Today
Whether you're a personal Facebook fanatic or prefer to keep things strictly business, there's no doubt that the platform is a valuable place to exchange ideas with like-minded people. REALTORS have much to gain from engaging through Facebook--and we're not just talking about social media marketing. Facebook Groups for real estate are excellent places to trade tips, speak with other pros, and catch up on the hottest trends in the real estate industry. Now it's simply a matter of finding the right Facebook Group for you, and there are loads of great options to choose from. Start your search with our guide to five Facebook groups that REALTORS® should join today.
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4 Tips for Growing Your Real Estate Business with Instagram
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Facebook Ad Changes for Real Estate: What Agents and Brokers Need to Know
Facebook is removing age, gender and ZIP Code targeting for housing, employment, and credit-related ads. It will also impose a 15-mile minimum radius for geographic ad targeting for housing ads. The Facebook ad platform offers an unrivaled rich, diverse, and deep level of ad targeting options no other advertising platform can provide. These changes will not impact those agents and brokers that have been effectively using them to date and may reduce blatant discrimination.
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Facebook Live for Your Business: As Easy as Point-Click-Shoot
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5 Simple Steps to Share Your RPR Market Activity Report on Facebook
RPR's Market Activity report is an ideal option for agents who want to create enduring and results-oriented relationships through social media. The report presents a snapshot of changes in a local real estate market based on listing and MLS information, and includes active, pending, sold, expired, distressed, new for lease, and recently leased properties, as well as recent price changes and upcoming open houses for a period of up to six months. Here's a quick tutorial on how to post your RPR Market Activity Report to Facebook.
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Simple Social Media Marketing Strategies for Real Estate Agents
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How to Promote Your Business and Brand with Facebooks Ads
At the end of 2018, the National Association of REALTORS reported over 1.3 million members. That's a heck of a lot of competition jockeying for the attention of home sellers and buyers across America. As a time-strapped REALTOR on a tight budget, how do you uncover ways to stand out from the competition in your local area, attract more leads, land more listings, and grow your real estate business? Consider Facebook advertising.
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How to Sell Your Listings Using Video and Social Media
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The Dos and Don'ts of Content Marketing in Real Estate
"Content marketing" is a buzzy term, but it's basically what it sounds like: You create content of value (photos, blog posts, videos) as part of your real estate marketing plan. Different from — though complementary to — the ads you place with just your name and photo, content marketing pieces don't feel like marketing. They give buyers and sellers a sense of your expertise, while also building brand awareness and trust.
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Building Your Brand on Instagram? These Tips Can Help!
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How Real Estate Agents Can Use Social Media to Generate Leads
There are few businesses that the internet and social media have changed more than that of real estate. As soon as it's time to move, the first thing home buyers and sellers do is hop on the web. They look at homes, or find out sale prices in their area. They can look for real estate agents to list their house or help them find a new one. Of course, none of this is news. What might be is how much the web, especially social media, can affect a home buyer or seller's decisions. The web and social media give instant access to resources and information that normally take a lot of time and effort.
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Real Estate Marketing: 4 Tips to Stand Out on Social Media
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5 Easy Ways to Promote Your Business During Your Downtime
Let me ask you a question – what do you like to do in your "free time"? If you are like most people these days, scrolling through Facebook while sitting on the couch probably makes your list. But what if you could enjoy your Facebook time and still promote your business? Sounds like a win-win situation, right? To help you keep your business rolling while still relaxing, we've assembled five ways you can do BOTH (that'll actually benefit your business).
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Facebook Business Pages: 4 Hidden Features to Boost Visibility
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[Best of 2018] 93 Leads from a Facebook Post: One Agent's Strategy Revealed
There are just 10 publishing days left in 2018, and we're continuing an annual tradition of counting down our top 10 articles of the year. The following article was originally published back in October and is #10 in our countdown. Stay tuned tomorrow for #9! Vanessa Calhoun knows the secret to budget-friendly real estate leads. From a single boosted post on Facebook, the Atlanta-based agent won almost 100 leads--and now has three buyers IN CONTRACT. Calhoun boosted the post below from her Facebook business page for $100 for three days to people within a 25 mile radius around her listing. "The reach was 9,240. I had 433 link clicks and generated 93 leads," Calhoun says. "I spent $100.00 total." Though Calhoun describes her boosted post as "nothing fancy," she managed to spend a budget-friendly $1.08 per lead. What are her secrets to success? Find out below! 1. Quality Listing Photos Bad listing photos are a great way to junk up nice marketing materials--and an even better way to spend more than you should on your marketing campaigns. Photos are what attract people to your Facebook ads or boosted posts, so make sure they're top notch. Calhoun makes sure she uses professional photos for each of her listings. 2. Smart Pricing Notice that Calhoun lists the price of the home in her post. She says that it's a good price for her area, and highlighting that draws people in. It's a smart strategy--overpriced houses tend to linger on the market. Think of price as a tool for attracting buyers and multiple offers. Using price to create high interest in a listing can generate multiple offers, which gives sellers leverage to negotiate for a higher price. (Need to convince a seller to reduce the listing price? Try this advice.) 3. Smart Lead Capture Tactics What does every ad or boosted post need? A landing page! Calhoun uses a tool called Listings-to-Leads, which lets agents generate landing pages and a wealth of other marketing collateral. For this boosted post, Calhoun sent click-thrus to a single property website from Listings-to-Leads. In order to increase conversions, she set the site's lead capture form to pop up immediately (see the screenshot below). To view the site, visitors must either connect with their Facebook or email address. Either way, you get their contact information. While, yes, forced lead capture will drive some click-thrus away, the ones who DO give up their contact information are more likely to be interested buyers--and warmer leads. 4. Connect Your CRM Once you win a lead, don't let it slip through the cracks! Calhoun makes sure all her leads automatically go from her Listings-to-Leads site into her Market Leader CRM. There, they are automatically assigned to appropriate drip campaigns so that she can continue to nurture them. Ready to get started on your own high-converting marketing campaigns? Try Listings-to-Leads FREE for 14 days.  
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How to Get the Most Out of the Different (Free) Features on Your Social Media Accounts
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December Content Ideas for Your Blog and Social Channels
Don't waste hours trying to come up with new topics for your social channels and blog! We've compiled a list of ideas you can expand upon for every month of the year. Find December's topics below to get started or click on any month for additional ideas! January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November Tip: Don't fall into the same old content patterns. Use a mix of text, links, images, videos, gifs, and downloads to keep your pages fresh.
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Get More Leads by Posting Content Followers Want to See
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Facebook Business Page Strategy: SEO 101
Facebook has come a long way from its early days of college coders dreaming in a dorm room. Today, over 2 billion people use Facebook globally. More than 1 billion of those users log into Facebook daily. Want those eyes on your real estate listings? You'll need to develop a strategy for search engine optimization (SEO), your key weapon in the fight for online visibility. These Facebook Business Page SEO fundamentals will point you in the right direction.
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A New Guide to Facebook Ad Targeting
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3 Pro Tips for Using Instagram Stories for Real Estate
Instagram Stories are a favorite marketing tool for many real estate agents. If you're not already using them, it's easy to get started. Unlike posts that last in your feed indefinitely, Instagram Stories have a 24-hour shelf life unless saved, making them an excellent tool for providing timely, engaging content for your real estate audience. Since there's little editing to do, Instagram Stories are great for creating behind the scenes content, providing advice, and helping clients build a deeper connection with your brand. So let's take a closer look at three pro tips for using Instagram Stories to grow your real estate brand.
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November Content Ideas for Your Blog and Social Channels
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5 Rules for Staying Safe on Social Media
We're continuing our week-by-week series on steps to take to make yourself unappealing to predators. This Halloween week, we're tackling a monster vulnerability for real estate agents: social media. What do predators look for when scouring social media profiles in search of their next victim? Watch our latest "Safe Selling" video above to find out that and more, including: How social media posts can add fuel to a predator's fantasy life The #1 rule for staying safe on social media Why you should use a different name and profile photo on your personal and professional accounts How to build a protective "wall" between your professional and personal sides How to prevent predators from cyberstalking you and discovering your personal profile and private family information Want more info on staying safe online and in the field? Tune in for next week's 'Safe Selling' video!
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The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Social Media Marketing for Real Estate
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How to Use Instagram Stories Ads for Real Estate
Whether it's the memories a family made in their old home or a buyer's dreams for their new one, agents use stories to build emotional connections. Instagram has a similar business approach. Originally a platform for posting pictures of lattes and fancy food, Instagram has evolved into a social media giant where people can create and share their own "stories."
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93 Leads from a Facebook Post: One Agent's Strategy Revealed
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Increase Your Social Media Engagement with These 5 Best Practices
Whether you're showing off an awesome listing or sharing a neighborhood guide, using social platforms to their fullest will undoubtedly help grow your real estate business. From the fast-paced conversations on Twitter to the hours spent watching YouTube and Facebook live videos, social media is becoming an extremely popular avenue for buyers to learn more about the brands and businesses they're interested in. Social media is also a new frontier for many real estate agents: According to a 2017 study by the National Association of Realtors, only 26 percent of agents are extremely comfortable using social media, so now is the time to get online and get up to speed with social media!
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October Content Ideas for Your Blog and Social Channels
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Think Outside the Box: 4 Other Social Media Sites You Should Join
Are you working on expanding your real estate social media presence? Big-name social sites like Facebook and Twitter are great places to start, but they are far from the only options. There are a ton of smaller but still popular social media sites that you can use to grow your business, as well as familiar, large websites that you may not realize double as social networks. Today, we're going to take a closer look at four outside-the-box social media websites for building relationships and marketing your real estate business.
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Debunked: 4 Myths About Running Facebook Ads
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5 Social Media Tips to Launch Your Real Estate Brand and Win Clients
In the digital age, potential home buyers and sellers no longer turn to newspapers and magazines when looking for real estate services. Social media platforms have become the go-to source for potential clients to find everything from listings to Realtors. If your social media brand isn't up to par, you run the risk of missing out on tons of potential clients--specifically, younger, social media-savvy clients looking to buy their first home. Although social media brand management may seem complicated, there are plenty of ways for you to take charge of your online brand management on your own. Follow these simple steps to get started building your social brand today.
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6 Tips and Tricks to Get Organic Followers on LinkedIn and Twitter
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Maximizing Facebook: Boost Your Posts or Post More Ads?
Facebook has emerged as one of the real estate's favorite advertising and communications channels. That's because Facebook still has social media's most impressive numbers, one that no brand can ignore. For real estate, it's also an agent's most exceptional hyperlocal channel, often the most cost-effective way to frequently connect with your sphere of influence to stay top of mind.
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How to Use Social Media to Connect with Your Real Estate Leads
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September Content Ideas for Your Blog and Social Channels
Creating fresh, unique content is an easy way to make an impact and grow your social media audience. However, coming up with content ideas to write about can be hard! Instead of spending hours trying to come up with new topics for your social channels and blog, check back with us each month for a list of ideas you can expand upon. Find September's topics below to get started!
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August Content Ideas for Your Blog and Social Channels
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The Do's and Don'ts of a Real Estate Agent's Social Media
You're posting your listings on Facebook, and your family and friends are "liking them," but you still aren't seeing a return on your time investment. It can be annoying to think of what to say about a property, and how to set it apart. Tap into your natural "selling" personality and avoid a few of these mistakes to increase traction on social and, most importantly, get more leads:
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How to Use Instagram for Real Estate Marketing
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IGTV and Video Marketing for Your Business
In light of reaching 1 billion users, Instagram released their newest product, IGTV! IGTV stands for Instagram Television and is a new app designed for watching longer, vertical videos. You can now post videos that are 15 seconds to one hour long! This is a huge step for the platform, which previously only allowed 1-minute video clips.
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July Content Ideas for Your Blog and Social Channels
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How to Create Instagram Ads for Real Estate
Do you use Instagram to market your real estate business? If not, start taking your marketing to the next level by running Instagram ads! Instagram advertising gives real estate brands an effective way to increase visibility and connect with their customer and prospects. In this article, you'll discover how to create these ads for your blossoming real estate business.
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Facebook Best Practices 2018
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June Content Ideas for Your Blog and Social Channels
If you want to make an impact and grow your presence online, creating fresh content for your blog and social media channels is a great place to start. Unfortunately, coming up with content topics can be hard! Instead of racking your brain trying to come up with content ideas, check back each month for a list of ideas you can expand upon. Find June's topics below to get started! Tip: Repurposing your old content in new ways can result in great resources for your clients and save you time since you aren't starting from scratch.
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How Real Estate Agents Can Master the 3 Most Popular Social Media Sites
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How to Customize Your Real Estate Instagram Profile with Custom Highlights
Instagram has a great feature that allows you to save highlights in your profile. This is a PERFECT tool for Realtors. Here are steps to do it and some tips on things you might want to highlight:
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Document Your Day-to-Day to Become Your Market's Thought Leader
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Five Tips to Keep You Professional on Social Media
Remember, nothing is truly private on the internet. Even if you have your accounts set to private, and only friends can see what you post, you may be at risk. Recently Curt Schilling, a former professional baseball pitcher, winner of three World Series, was fired from ESPN because of a comment he made on Facebook. It wasn't his post. It was his private Facebook intended only for friends. Well, if you're not a high profile celebrity, you're not at risk, right? Wrong. Recently, there have been several instances of students being suspended and expelled, and average Joes being fired from their jobs because of their Twitter posts. The following tips will help keep your online presence a positive one.
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May Content Ideas for Your Blog and Social Channels
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Using Omnipresent Marketing to Build Your Clientele
We're all pretty familiar with the saying, Out with the old and in with the new! While 'omnipresent marketing' may not be a new concept in general, it is to most real estate agents. The old age of marketing was always on a few platforms, at best. However, with the 'new' digital age, that's just not enough anymore. To truly excel at your business you need to be practicing the concept of omnipresent marketing. What is omnipresent marketing? Omnipresent literally means present in all places, and as such, omnipresent marketing is a concept that essentially means marketing yourself everywhere. What we mean by marketing yourself everywhere is that you need to have an extensive online presence across most, if not all, social media platforms – as well as a website with specific features designed to entice visitors to leave their information so you can turn that into a lead.
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Instagram: Best Practices for Social Success
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April Content Ideas for Your Blog and Social Channels
Creating fresh, unique content is an easy way to make an impact and grow your social media audience. However, coming up with content ideas to write about can be hard! Instead of spending hours trying to come up with new topics for your social channels and blog, check back with us each month for a list of ideas you can expand upon. Find April's topics below to get started! Tip: Use hashtags (#) to help people outside of your normal social reach find your content. Download a printable version of these topics here!
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Should Real Estate Agents Be on Instagram? The Pros, Cons and How to Get Started
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Top 10 Social Media for Real Estate Hacks
What are best practices in using social media for real estate? After all, almost every real estate professional out there is using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites. This could be a post about tricks, but these are hacks because so many real estate people aren't doing social right. Here are the top 10 social media for real estate hacks or best practices counted down.
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March Content Ideas for Your Blog and Social Channels
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The Psychology of Social Media Engagement
Social success is measured by the number of engaged followers interacting with your posts: liking, sharing, or responding. However, without engaging content, your followers will ignore your posts and continue scrolling through their feeds. To create engaging content, you need to understand your audience's wants and needs. This helps you influence your audience's decision-making process, persuading them to interact with your content to increase your engagement.
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When Is the Best Time to Post on Social Media?
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Social Media Fails All Real Estate Agents Make (and How to Avoid Them)
Social media is a big deal and if the past few years have been proof of its growth, you can be sure it isn't going to get stagnant anytime soon. Social media is a much-needed resource for any industry. It doesn't matter if you're in retail or real estate. There are benefits to using social media. But, like it is with everything else, there are rules to the social media game and sadly, a lot of real estate agents are still finding their way around these rules. In this article, we are going to look at some of the common social media fails made by real estate agents and how they can be avoided. Let's begin!
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Why You Should Create a Social Media Schedule
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What Not to Post on Social Media if You Are a Real Estate Agent
It's a proven fact, yet one overlooked by many real estate agents. Listings, as a singular source of social media content, are a mediocre business builder. Among Realtors® who cited listings as their primary source of Facebook postings, less than half reported measurable outcomes, according to a study conducted by Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®). "Sharing individual listings on an as-needed basis is not a sustainable strategy when it comes to building awareness," says Reggie Nicolay, vice president of marketing for RPR. "Listings do not inform or engage consumers beyond those immediately interested in purchasing a home." So what can REALTORS® do to consistently inform, engage, and grow their sphere of influence above and beyond posting listings? Nicolay recommends mixing it up for maximum impact.
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February Content Ideas for Your Blog and Social Channels
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3 Steps to Dominating Social Media in 2018
The key to setting any resolution isn't to just make a wish with something vague and hope it comes true that year. It takes a bit of planning, honesty, and small, realistic goals. Getting yourself more involved in social media is the same way. You can't just say, "I want to do more on social media in 2018." What does that even mean? Do you want to post more pictures of your family? Share more witty memes? Or are you talking about your business and how you can harness social media to gain at least one lead per month? Now you're talking about something realistic with an endgame in mind. So how do you go about harnessing your social media to get one lead per month? Read more for three easy steps that can help you reach your social media goals!
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Six Social Media Tips to Make You a Pro at Real Estate Conferences
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January Content Ideas for Your Blog and Social Channels
The start of the year inspires the best of intentions in us all. It's when we decide to make all the personal and business changes we said we'd do last year but never got around to. But that doesn't have to happen this year! If one of your goals is to improve your content strategy on your blog or social media, we can help. Instead of spending hours trying to come up with content ideas, be on the lookout for a list of topics from us each month that you can explore in your blog or social networks. Find January's topics below to get started! *Tip: Don't limit yourself to real estate specific topics. Be a community expert and source of interesting area information to appeal to a larger audience.
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Friday Freebie: Social Media and Business Planning Checklists for 2018
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Fewer Eyeballs Are Seeing Your Facebook Posts: How Agents Can Uncover Their True Reach
If you feel like less and less of your friends are seeing and engaging with your Facebook business page's posts, you're not alone. Marketing gurus call this your "reach" and numerous studies show that it really is quickly declining. (You're not imagining it!) In fact, a recent study by Buzzsumo suggests that the average number of engagements with posts created by Facebook business pages has fallen more than 20 percent since January 2017 alone. So, whatcha gonna do about it? How are you going to maximize the number of eyeballs that will see (and engage with) your Facebook content? In order to understand the solution, let's understand the problem and why it's happening.
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The DO's and DONT's of Automating Your Social Media Posts
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6 Quick Ways to Dust Off Your Facebook Account and Get Back in the Game
Perhaps it's your New Year's resolution to add social media to your marketing repertoire. Maybe you're looking for new ways to energize your pipeline and grow engagement with your sphere. Whatever the reason, it's time to dust off your your Facebook page and get back in the game! It doesn't have to be overwhelming. It doesn't have to be time consuming. It doesn't mean you have to be a rocket scientist. Just roll up your sleeves and try out these quick tips...
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