online marketing: Informative SEO Terms to Know! - 07/16/14 05:38 PM
Our Real Estate Virtual Assistant team has long been proponents of the importance of search-engine optimization and ensuring the content on your website is written for Google, Yahoo!, Bing and others. However, there are many terms and phrases that can oftentimes lead to confusion - Especially for a professional that isn't too familiar with the different aspects of SEO! Here is a quick and simple glossary of important SEO terms that you may have heard, or you may want to brush up on:
-AdWords: Google's Pay-Per-Click advertising program, these are typically the ads that you see on the side of the … (1 comments)

online marketing: 5 Mistakes to Stop Making With Your Website! - 07/08/14 08:28 PM
It's no secret that your website is quite possibly the most important tool that you have for generating new leads, branding yourself and encouraging potential clients to contact you. However, not all websites are created equal. Our Real Estate Virtual Assistant team has helped many real estate professionals around the country with rebuilding, re-branding and revitalizing their website and online presence to meet the evolving needs of tech-savvy buyers and sellers. While frequent content updates are necessary to ensure search engine optimization, there are a few mistakes that we often see others make with their websites. Here are just a handful … (4 comments)

online marketing: The Power of Testimonials! - 06/09/14 06:47 PM
As a longtime Real Estate Virtual Assistant team that has worked alongside many real estate professionals, including those just getting their business off of the ground as well as those managing highly successful careers, there have always been a few tools that go miles in the way of credibility and professionalism. One of those tools are legitimate, unfiltered client testimonials. There are a few different ways to utilize client testimonials through social media and the web, to ensure the most wide-reaching impact for the reviews that you've earned. Our Real Estate Virtual Assistant team has seen very effective client testimonials used … (2 comments)

online marketing: Measuring the Success of Your E-Mail Blasts! - 05/26/14 03:47 PM
Sales and marketing professionals love technology and innovation, especially when it comes to working "smarter" and being able to accomplish things quickly, easily and by the click of a mouse. E-mail blasts have long been a popular tool of marketing communication due to the ease, simplicity and, of course, inexpensiveness of creating and launching a campaign. Because they are generally less costly than print campaigns and usually faster than direct letters, postcards or printed newsletters, it's no wonder that people use them so often to communicate with their prospects and clients.
However, measuring the success of an e-mail blast campaign can … (2 comments)

online marketing: Tips for Using LinkedIn to Your Professional Advantage! - 04/01/14 05:48 PM
Out of many social networks, each with their own pros, cons, audiences and suggested uses, LinkedIn has long been the overall standard for professional virtual networking. With a user base of over 259 million professionals across the globe (Source: CMO.com), it covers just about every industry, trade and profession. While most people realize that creating an account, filling it in with your experience, education and other resume points and connecting with colleagues past and present is key, what many don't realize is how much more this social network can offer! Our Real Estate Virtual Assistant team tends to be very active … (4 comments)

online marketing: Social Media Marketing Statistics to Remember! - 03/11/14 06:38 PM
Everyone has heard the age-old phrase that “knowledge is power”. This is particularly true in business, and especially within the real estate industry. Professionals are highly dependent on themselves for clients and referrals, and the ability to reach out will certainly determine success. As a professional Real Estate Virtual Assistant team, we often field questions about social media marketing and its importance. While we can cite many examples of social media success and how its now an integral part of a real estate professional’s life, oftentimes the facts speak for themselves. Here is just a sample of some mind-blowing, eye-popping social … (13 comments)

online marketing: 4 Must-Have Features for Your Real Estate Website! - 02/14/14 09:33 AM
A real estate professional’s website may very well be one of their most important marketing tools! Ensuring that yours is working for you and meeting the criteria of a successful website in today’s rapid-paced information age is important for seeing a return on your investment. While there are many essential aspects to a quality, successful website, there are a few things that are of the utmost importance. These “must-have” features include:
-Mobile Capabilities. The great majority of property searches are conducted online, and the mobile industry is only expected to continue its explosive growth. This means that more and more property … (15 comments)

online marketing: 5 Ways to Boost Your Spirit of Thankfulness This Holiday Season! - 11/21/13 02:20 PM

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a week away!  Chances are you’re ready for the much needed break and time spent with family and friends.  Yet, with the busy schedule leading up to the holiday season, and even continuing throughout, it can be hard to take time out to think through all the things for which you’re thankful.
Of course it can be easy to think of a list off the top of your head.  Things such as family, health and friends are some of the first things that will come to mind.  But, what about your work?  … (1 comments)

online marketing: Your Fall Business Plan Check-Up! - 10/10/13 01:53 PM

As we approach the middle of October, you may be looking back and wondering where this year has gone.  The busy lifestyle real estate industry professionals lead often has you running from one thing to the next and, before you know it, another year has gone by!  
 
We wanted to take a moment to slow down and help you reflect on how business has been going.  Have you met certain goals for the year?  Did you take on the new business ventures or marketing tactics you wanted to master this year?
 
Back in December, just before the … (2 comments)

online marketing: Here's the Scoop on Simplifying Social Media! - 08/29/13 10:25 AM
Want to simplify your social media??  Here’s the scoop!
 
Scoop.it is a robust curation and social media publishing platform that allows for you to get the most out of content marketing. Meaning, spend less time and make your social media even more powerful! 
 
This new tool is kind of like Pinterest for social media, but better!  You can easily divide up your topics to see what’s hot in social media on that specific subject.  

Here’s how it works:
- Create a page where you can connect with friends, colleagues and clients.
- Create a topic (or multiple topics) … (2 comments)

online marketing: Step Away from the Cell Phone! 4 Faux Pas You Don't Want to Make! - 08/16/13 10:36 AM

Cell phones.  We can’t leave home without them, we feel frantic when we’ve misplaced them, they have the power to keep us connect to loved ones, and are an integral part of our business.  What did we do before we had them?  They’re truly a key part of our lives whether we’d like to admit it or not.
 
The question comes down to, how do you use your cell phone?  
 
- Is it an asset to your personal and work life or do you find yourself ruled by it?  
- Have you set up boundaries or are … (2 comments)

online marketing: 5 Tips for True Success! - 06/27/13 12:12 PM

Feeling successful in the real estate industry can change from one day to the next.  You may come off a huge sale one day, only to find your buyer decided to switch to a new agent.  There are a number of wins and losses that can come in a single week, so being “successful” may seem worlds away.
 
Yet, any successful person has had to navigate their share of failures; it’s just a matter of how they handled them.  Lasting success isn’t concerned about the minor bumps along the way, but is a series of corrections and good old … (4 comments)

online marketing: Concerned About Your Online Reputation? Don't Miss This New Service! - 06/06/13 12:02 PM

As Real Estate Virtual Assistants, there are a number of things that we handle for clients every day that we’ve been doing for years.  Our experience in these tasks  are what keep our clients coming back as they appreciate the consistency and expertise.
 
Yet, we also know that as our world continues to change, we constantly need to be looking at our services and updating them to meet our client needs!  
 
Whether you like it or not, your online presence is a direct reflection of your business.  Today, most people will first search online for a real … (0 comments)

online marketing: The Top 4 Online Marketing Trends for 2013! - 02/21/13 11:30 AM

Online marketing is constantly evolving and here at RealSupport Inc, our team of Real Estate Virtual Assistants are focused on staying on top of what’s new, what works and how to implement these tools for our clients.  
 
It’s been a great start to 2013 and we are looking forward to working with our loyal clients and the new clients we’ll meet throughout the year!  While we do cover print marketing and other tasks for our clients, the heart of our company is online marketing.  Our world today is becoming more and more integrated online and we’re excited about … (0 comments)

online marketing: Zillow Launches Customizable Real Estate Websites! - 05/31/12 10:28 AM

While we enjoy creating customized real estate websites for our clients, we know that not everyone can afford the luxury of complete customization.  That’s why when we saw that our friends at Zillow just launched their Premiere Agent websites; we wanted to help spread the word!
 
Zillow has done a lot for bringing real estate to millions with a single click, and we have enjoyed teaming up with them on a number of levels.  We always offer our clients the opportunity for us to enhance their listings on Zillow, write a customized blog post they can share on their … (2 comments)

online marketing: Balancing Your Dynamic Online & Offline Presence - 03/15/12 01:17 PM

You’ve done it!  You’ve created a cutting edge online presence, are keeping up with your online social media, and you’re getting great feedback.  And, whether you’ve achieved this success on your own or by using a Real Estate Virtual Assistant to handle your online activity; getting to this point is something to be celebrated.  So, congratulations!
 
In this online society, it truly is important to be on top of your website, real estate blog, Facebook, Twitter and now even Pinterest.  Yet, because the tendency is to be completely interactive online, it can be easy to lose site of how you’re … (3 comments)

online marketing: 5 Key Reasons to Take On Video Marketing in 2012! - 01/19/12 04:22 PM
We’re all aware that videos are the next big thing in online marketing, but you may be asking yourself... “Is it really worth it?”  Sure, it’s eye-catching and a huge trend, but you’re probably wondering whether to jump on the bandwagon or wait and see if it ends up taking a back seat to the tried and true marketing strategies.  
Hey, we get it!  You want to invest your time, energy and marketing funds into something that’s going to last, and that’s smart!  So, as your trusted Real Estate Virtual Assistants, we wanted to share our professional opinion on the … (2 comments)

online marketing: 6 Tips for Effective Video Marketing for 2012! - 11/10/11 02:50 PM

With the holidays right around the corner, many of you may already be thinking about what the next year will bring.  Taking the time during the slower holiday season to really map out your business strategy for 2012 is essential for starting the new year out on the right foot!    
You may even be considering some new avenues of marketing that will help boost your business’s appeal and draw in more clients.  A great medium that is quickly gaining momentum is video marketing, and if you haven’t yet jumped into the video scene, this coming year would be … (7 comments)

online marketing: 5 Compelling Reasons You Can't Forget Your Website! - 11/03/11 02:33 PM

While we enjoy bringing you all of the latest and greatest tips and tools for social media, we also are firm believers in the tried and true basics of online marketing!  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, a custom blog and other social media sites are all extremely valuable for marketing as they allow you to connect and interact directly with your clients and leads.  However, they should never take the place of a customized, content rich website!
 
With the lean towards social media, it could be that your website has fallen to the wayside and has gotten a little outdated.  Hey, it … (4 comments)

online marketing: Are You News-Worthy on Google? - 09/21/11 05:22 PM
Given how important technology has become in marketing your real estate business, many of today’s real estate agents have one thing in common: they want to be number one on Google. More and more people are using the internet to start their home search or sale, so it’s become imperative to be easily found on Google. One common practice is to set up a “Google Alert” when you search for your area, business name, or company. These alerts show you exactly what comes up on the search engines when someone types in that information. They’re great tools to use when monitoring … (5 comments)

 
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