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vFlyer.com for Online Marketing of Your Listings - Real Estate Agent Success Tools

vFlyer is an online service that enables you to create a standardized, professional-looking classified ad and post it to the leading classified websites. You can also use vFlyer to distribute via: email Printable PDF format Embedable widget for your blog Posting to Craigslist Zillow, Trulia, Google Base, Oodle, Lycos, Vast, Hotpads, Olx, and Geebo Prices start at $12.95/month. Watch this 95 second demo video to see the power of this online marketing service. The vFlyer blog has tips and marketing ideas on how to get the most from their product. Read more →


Real Estate Agent Tips - Marketing Your Listings Online

There are a ton of online services and tools available to post your listings and gain additional exposure for your sellers, generate new leads, promote your services and even sell some homes! I've been compiling a list of these resources since last year. Let me know if you have more to add and I'll keep the Online Resource Guide updated and posted. Download marketing_your_listings_online.pdf Online Listing Services: http://www.vflyer.com/main/Guest.jsp http://www.zillow.com/learnmore/WhyUseZillowAgents.htm http://www.trulia.com/brokers/ http://www.wannanetwork.com/ http://www.propsmart.com/ http://www.mlsonline.com/ http://www.intlistings.com/ Classified Ad Sites and Resources: http://craigslist.org/ http://www.futureofrealestatemarketing.com/two-easy-steps-towards-mastering-craiglist/ http://www.oodle.com/ http://base.google.com/ http://google.com/realestatetools http://realestate.yahoo.com/ http://www.vast.com/ http://www.postlets.com/home.php Visit www.WBNLCoaching.com to learn more about our coaching program and online training membership... Read more →


Blogworld Expo - Secrets to Vlogging (Video Blogging, Podcasting)

This session by Gary Rosenweig of MacMost.com and DeveloperDispatch.com was informative and thorough. Here are my notes... Why video? Differentiate yourself Easier than writing for some Express yourself better Reach new audience Potential Cons Time to make Bandwidth issues, hosting Equipment Types of Video Vlog - you, in camera, talking, easy to use, posted on your blog Screencast - great for demos, tutorials, powerpoints, slideshows Newscast - you at desk or set, interviewing, reporting, more editing required, set-up, lighting Show - more creative, skits, series, production Considerations Budget Motivation Time Equipment & Production There is equipment and packages from low... Read more →


Blogworld Expo - Best Tips on Podcasting

Here are my notes from 2 different sessions on podcasting at the Blogworld Expo in Las Vegas, November 8-9, 2007. Scott Bourne - Podango Productions and Craig Syverson - Grunt Media presented tips and strategies on Podcasting. Visit this page on GruntMedia for more information, links and presentation materials from this session. A few notes from this primarily Q&A session... Concept - what are you trying to accomplish - what is your outcome? Strategy - how does this fit overall; how will you grow? how will you assess value? what are its unique qualities? Audio: Longer. Focus, specialized content. Casual... Read more →


Blogworld Expo - Using Analytics to Measure Your Blog's Performance

Avinash Kaushik whose web analytics blog - Occam's Razor presented a great session on Understanding Your Numbers and Using Analytics. Key points: • Use Google Analytics or similar tool • Six Tips for Measurement Raw Author Contribution - Check out Website Grader for your blog/website marketing effectiveness. Use plugins to assist you in analyzing your content and post stats. Audience growth - both onsite (measure visitors and unique visitors) and offsite (feedreaders; use feedburner.com for stats). Avinash defined a key stat he tracks as "unique blog readers" - unique visitors + average daily feed subscriptions (which you can get from... Read more →


Blogworld Expo Las Vegas (part 2) - Search Engine Optimization for Blogging

Update from Blogworld Expo, November 7th - SEO for Blogging session. Panelists: Vanessa Fox, Stephan Spencer, Andy Beal and Aaron Wall. The four panelists presented a wealth of information and useful tips on the key topic of Blog SEO . Vanessa posted each speaker's powerpoint presentations on her blog - Blogworld Expo: SEO for Blogging Slides. Check out this video of highlights from the session from WebProNews: Some highlights and takeaways for me... Research what your audience is searching for - use keyword tools like Google Adwords, Overture Keyword Tracker Tool or Wordtracker - and write your posts using those... Read more →


Blogworld Expo Las Vegas - Nov 7 - Best Tips and Strategies

I'm attending the Blogworld & New Media Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center. I attended 3 informative sessions on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 and came away with these tips, strategies and insights: Business Blogging 101 - Andy Wibbels and Jennifer McClure Initial considerations when starting a blog: Is it internal (for your company) or external (open to the public)? What is the purpose or your outcome? Who will be responsible for the blog? Is it collaborative? Establish your blog policy Good sources - IBM Blogging Policy and Society for New Communication Research Decide on blog platform. Hosted or your... Read more →


Real Connect San Francisco - Connect Duets Provide Compelling Content

One of the best features of Real Connect in San Francisco was Connect Duets. This format paired two industry leaders with Brad Inman moderating the discussion, asking questions and inviting questions from the audience (even via text message!) Dale Stinton, CEO of NAR and Rich Barton, Founder/CEO of Zillow.com Stinton discussed some new initiatives for NAR and Realtor.com stating that "we are playing catchup and won't fall behind again." He discussed creating a "consumer experience" and a national gateway of all real estate data for members. More from the Inman Blog. Barton talked about Zillow features: Q&A, agent profiles, Easy... Read more →


Another Reason to Join Active Rain - Referrals!

On June 12, I posted Reasons to Join the Active Rain Real Estate Network . At that time there were over 36,000 members (professionals from real estate, mortgage, title and related industries). As of today, there are now close to 40,000 members. In fact, a recent press release on Active Rain states: SEATTLE, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveRain, the world's largest social networking site for real estate professionals, marked its one-year anniversary today by surpassing 35,000 members and 120,000 posts, and projecting monthly double-digit growth over the next 12 months. For the full report: World's Largest Social Networking Site For... Read more →


Reasons to Join the Active Rain Real Estate Network

I just joined the Active Rain Real Estate Network and recommend it highly to anyone who is really wanting to connect with other real estate professionals locally and nationally. Some other reasons to join: Experience the power of social networking and Web 2.0 Learn about and experience blogging in a community of industry professionals Expand and promote your business and referral base Share your opinions, expertise and knowledge actively with others Get innovative, cutting-edge business and marketing ideas Some of the features at Active Rain: Create your profile highlighting your expertise, market areas, links to other sites/blogs Setup and maintain... Read more →


State of the Blogosphere - Web 2.0 - Live Web (April 2007)

Are you a part of the blogosphere yet? Have you heard of Technorati? Wikipedia? Web 2.0? Social Media? Blogging? Have you claimed a blog? Found Your Unique Voice? Now is the time! Look for a series of posts in the coming weeks on getting started with blogging and understanding the basics of Web 2.0 and how it can impact your business. Until then, click on the Wikipedia links above to learn more and check out the latest full report on the State of the Blogoshpere and the Live Web from Technorati - The State of the Live Web, April 2007... Read more →