farming: WEBINAR - ActiveRain University - FARMING (Wed 8/22/12 11-12pm PST) - 08/20/12 10:50 PM
FARMING - Ways to start and ideas to do it better!   Wednesday August 22nd 2012 11-12pm (PST) 2-3pm (EST)
 FREE
 Hosted by: Chris Alston and Bob Stewart
Click this link to sign up àhttp://bit.ly/MuWd5L
Farming...  Seems to be what we all do at least once in our real estate career, then give up with what we think is a lack of success.
Does it really work, can it create income to reinvest in my business?  
This one hour webinar with ActiveRain University will help us understand Geographic, Demographic and Phsychographic farming.  From the basics to really learning how to dominate a farm. … (17 comments)

farming: ActiveRain Webinar Series - Farming with Facebook, with Chris Alston - 09/30/11 06:52 PM

ActiveRain Webinar Series - Farming with Facebook
Wednesday, October 5th, 10am-11am PST
Presenter: Chris Alston
To register for this awesome webinar
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/972236800
There are many ways to farm to get business. Farming, canvassing, walking, doordropping, etc… All of these ways takes time, and money…And will turn a profit over time.
Have you ever thought about farming digitally, using Facebook? If you spend money each month sending out postcards/flyers/newsletters, why not take that money and farm people on Facebook encouraging them to “like” your Facebook fan page using paid advertising. Once you get them as a fan, your marketing is now … (62 comments)

farming: RainStorm Rocked! My "Building your business with the app - Foursquare" presentation - 02/25/11 12:18 AM
RainStorm in Anaheim was a success!  My topic was on Foursquare...  And using it to grow your business!
Many have asked me if I would post my slides, and share with the AR community what my presentation was about...  So I converted it, and am posting it here!  The event had 10 slides for me, and they auto-clicked to be sure that all the presenters stayed on task. 

This was my first slide.  Just to remind everyone to be a fan of mine on Facebook.  :)

Foursquare can be found at www.foursquare.comor on the iTunes app store or the … (13 comments)

farming: Farming with foursquare? - 11/23/10 01:44 AM

Yup, farming with foursquare!
So we farm neighborhoods by sending mailers, newsletters, giving out pumpkins during Halloween, flags for the fourth.  We doorknock the neighborhood to meet the neighbors.  We send just listed and just solds to gain more mindshare...  We visit garage sales and walk the neighborhood on Saturdays to meet the neighbors that we never get a chance to meet.
So how the heck would foursquare play into this?  I mean foursquare.  The location based microblogging social media site.  www.foursquare.com.  Where so many of us are using it to check in places and get awarded badges for eating, … (23 comments)

farming: Flying to teach in Seattle, and had this thought, “Traditional Farming vs. Facebook Farming” - 07/16/10 02:42 PM

Farming.  Yup, the traditional way of mailing stuff to a geographic (or psychographic) farm.  Monthly mailers, door hangers, doorknocking, pumpkins on Halloween, flags on the 4th.  You know, all of the stuff that we all learned about when we were growing up (lol).  We know if we do this over a period of time, we will see rewards.  Similar to a farmer planting corn.  He/she plants the seed, fertilizes, waters and gives a little TLC, and presto... Corn! 
So the same can be said with your traditional farm.  Statistics show that if you are farming monthly by sending out a … (18 comments)