facebook: 5 Things to Look for When Hiring a Social Media Marketer - 11/14/13 02:39 PM

We all know social media is a huge part of today’s marketing, and is a medium that can’t be ignored.  Yet, as real estate agents, finding the time to stay on top of your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites can seem daunting!  When it comes down to it, you’d rather focus in on your clients daily needs, listing appointments, getting that home sold, and all the other real estate related tasks about which you find you’re passionate. 
 
This is why many real estate professionals are turning toward hiring an in office person or company to handle … (0 comments)

facebook: Who Sees Your Posts? Here are Facebook's Latest Guidelines! - 08/08/13 02:27 PM

Wondering who sees your Facebook posts?
 
Recently, Facebook let us all in on a little secret about their mysterious algorithms for posting items in the news feed.  Gone are the days of EdgeRank being a factor, in fact, one Facebook spokesperson noted that EdgeRank is a term that’s never used internally, but has been pushed by the media.  
 
The algorithm that was EdgeRank was one of Facebook’s earliest ways to determine which news items showed up in user’s feeds.  Now?  It pretty much comes down to you.
 
As you know from using your own personal Facebook … (2 comments)

facebook: Facebook & Dropbox- The Perfect Pair - 09/27/12 12:54 PM

Don’t you just love when two of your favorite things are put together?  For me, things like ice cream and cookie dough, wine and chocolate, and rainy days and a cup of hot tea are ideal combinations that make me smile.  I’m sure you can think of your own perfect pairs that tend to lift your spirits no matter what mood you’re in.
 
Here at RealSupport, our Vice President Erica, just came across two of our favorite things that just teamed up and the news spread quickly throughout our office.  You’re probably wondering what could possible bring that much … (3 comments)

facebook: 3 Tips from Comedians to Boost Your Social Media! - 08/16/12 09:52 AM

Most of us wouldn’t consider ourselves comedians.  The sharp wit, impeccable timing and ability to deliver a story or one liner that has people roaring with laughter is really an art form that many of us are glad to leave to those who grace the stand up circuit.  We’re content to get a chuckle out of retelling a story or that moment of humor that happens to land in our lap unexpectedly.So, I was intrigued when I saw an article that was on the American Express Open Forum recently that encouraged businesses to enhance and grow their business by thinking … (9 comments)

facebook: Drive More People to Your Facebook Page with These 3 Simple Tips! - 07/19/12 02:19 PM

We know you’re busy.  As Real Estate Virtual Assistants who work with real estate agents on a daily basis, we understand the tight schedule you keep and the number of things you’re trying to keep balanced on your ever-growing plate.  In fact, you may have already glanced down at the three points here in an effort to gather the information you want and get on with your day.
We get it!  That’s why this post will be short and sweet and to the point.
We all want more likes and interactions on Facebook.  It makes us feel like we are truly reaching … (9 comments)

facebook: Don't Let Your Facebook Posts Slip Away- Improve Your EdgeRank Score! - 06/28/12 12:06 PM

Did you know that the less interaction your Facebook page receives, the less your posts will actually be seen by your fans?  It’s sad, but true!  Now, this may seem frustrating to you as you are finding you only have time to post to your Facebook page a few times a week.  With this news, you begin to wonder, “is it even worth posting to my page?”  Overall, it just doesn’t seem fair.  So, how does Facebook determine what’s seen by your fans?Here’s how it works. Your brand page's EdgeRank score (Facebook's algorithm for determining how content is featured in … (24 comments)

facebook: How To Keep Calm And Carry On as a Real Estate Agent! - 06/21/12 10:47 AM

Staying calm as a real estate agent has to be one of the toughest challenges.  With a myriad of things that can go wrong in the home buying and selling process, varying personalities you’re dealing with on a daily basis, as well as a non-stop schedule; getting through a day calmly seems like a small victory!  I was recently talking with a friend who just purchased a home, and she kept saying how impressed she was with her real estate agent.  She noted that even with a difficult seller, delayed closing date and other hiccups that came along, her real … (4 comments)

facebook: A Mid Year Social Media Check Up! - 06/14/12 02:17 PM

It’s hard to believe we’re nearly half way through 2012 as we approach the official start of summer.  Now is a great time to do a bit of reflection on how business is going and to get a boost of energy to finish out the rest of the year on track!Remember those New Years’ resolutions and business goals you made at the beginning of the year?  How are they going?  Do you find you bit off more than you can chew or have you been focused on keeping a steady pace with your goals?For those of you who wanted to … (6 comments)

facebook: 4 Social Media Tips You Don't Want to Miss! - 05/10/12 10:53 AM

As Real Estate Virtual Assistants, we often give tips on engaging with social media as we feel it’s an important part of any growing business!  We’re all aware that Facebook and Twitter are no longer a passing phase as we may have once thought; but are here for the long haul. 
 
In wanting to put everything you’ve got into growing your real estate business, you’ve no doubt plugged in to both of these mediums.  Which is great!  Engaging past, current and potential clients through social media is essential to staying in the game.  
 
But it can become … (5 comments)

facebook: 2 Cutting Edge Tools for 2012! - 01/12/12 05:08 PM

Each year, new innovative tools come on the market, and 2012 is no different!  Although it can seem nearly impossible to keep up with the latest and greatest thing out there, it’s worth it if you find something you know you’ll use all the time. 
As Real Estate Virtual Assistants, we enjoy being your eyes and ears for the latest in marketing and technology as our goal is to help make your life easier.  Below are a few new gadgets that may spark your interest.  Take a look!
 
Cutting Edge Video
 
Product:  Dot
Company: Kogeto
Description:  A 360 degree … (4 comments)

facebook: 5 Tips for Reaching the Millennial Generation - 10/27/11 04:00 PM

Have you stopped to think how technology driven our society is today?  It seems worlds away from where we were twenty, fifteen, even ten years ago!  In fact, there’s a whole generation of people who don’t even know what life was like before the internet.  They’ve grown up with immediate access to an abundance of information at their fingertips, a fast paced social life and are novices as quickly sorting through the best and most convenient path to take in any given situation.  They’re call “Millennials.”
 
So, how do you reach this 17-34 year old, on-the-go generation? Since they … (0 comments)

facebook: 4 Tips for Protecting Your Social Media Reputation! - 10/20/11 03:26 PM

With the whirlwind of the social media surge, it seemed that everyone jumped on board at the same time. Before we knew it, everything had turned social and if you weren’t on the bandwagon, you were quickly left out.  Over the past few years, it seems that everyone and every business has turned to social media to stay in touch and on top of their game.  But at what cost?
 
If you haven’t considered how social media could affect your reputation, now is a great time to start.  As a real estate agent, your image and what others say … (10 comments)

facebook: FREE Facebook Advertising?! Create Your Ad Now! - 09/29/11 12:28 PM

It seems like things are rarely free, especially in the world of marketing, but Facebook is going recession friendly for small business owners and has an offer you won’t be able to refuse!  A FREE Ad on Facebook!
As we all know, Facebook has become an key player in connecting with your real estate clients as well as developing new leads.  With over 800 million users, it’s easy to see that this social media site is truly meeting your clients and potential clients right where they’re at.  So what’s with the generous offer from Facebook?
 
"Our goal is to … (7 comments)

facebook: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 08/16/11 02:06 PM
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facebook: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 12/16/10 10:35 AM
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facebook: Get Engaged This Holiday Season! - 12/09/10 02:01 PM
It comes as no surprise that the holidays tend to produce many engagement rings as it seems an ideal, and romantic, time to pop the question!  The twinkling lights, cozy evenings around the fireplace and a spirit of celebration set the stage for a resounding “YES!”.  I’m one such girl who got engaged last Christmas Eve, and with a June wedding and 6 months under my belt; I can say that it was a decision that I’m still very glad I made! Now, before you leave this seemingly sappy blog post, I’ll reassure you there is a Real Estate point in … (5 comments)

facebook: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 12/02/10 01:50 PM
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facebook: Facebook: A Whole New World in Real Estate Marketing - 11/22/10 11:41 AM
We recently created a Facebook ad for one of our clients. The ad we came up with was "Art, Literature, Food and Real Estate. Living up to Boston's standards.  'Like' what you hear?" Our client called us, confused and slightly disappointed. She wanted to know why it mentioned nothing about her real estate business, her contact information, and where was the call to action?If you have taken a dive into the wonderful world of Facebook lately, then you may have seen the ads that Facebook allows you to create to advertise your Business Page. These ads are a great way to … (16 comments)

facebook: Your Bi-Weekly Bright Idea Update from RealSupport! - 11/03/10 04:40 PM
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facebook: Rule the Facebook Roost with Roost! - 10/29/10 02:02 PM
Social media, specifically Facebook, has been a hot topic for agents across the country.  But maybe you just don’t see the relevance of creating a business page for your company that you have to post to on a regular basis.  You may not feel that posting about community events or news on a social website will really make a difference in you selling a home or getting a new client.  Trust us, we’ve heard the questions about the purpose behind these efforts. And, if you do have those questions that you want the answers to, feel free to check out our … (5 comments)

 
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