va: 4 Tips for Choosing the Right Webmaster for Your New Website - 10/03/13 03:23 PM

Your online presence is one of the greatest tools you have for obtaining new clients.  A well thought out website and use of social media and blogging can help build trust, grab attention, fill a need for information and much more! 
 
So, how does your online presence stand up next to your competition?
 
Today, I want to talk specifically about websites as they are foundational to your online success.  Without a website, your real estate company won’t feel legit to potential clients, and that’s not the message you want to send!  Taking it a step further, an unfinished … (31 comments)

va: The Power of a Logo & 3 Signs You Might Need a New One! - 08/22/13 12:04 PM

Have you ever been stopped in your tracks when passing by a stack of mail or a rack of business cards?  Something catches your eye and makes you take a second look, you may even stop long enough to find out more.  What is it that makes you take notice?  A great logo.
 
Logos are a visual way to represent your company in a single glance and can give the mind a quick point of reference whenever that logo is seen.  Having a fantastic logo for your real estate company shouldn’t be underrated, and is something for which each … (4 comments)

va: 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)

va: 3 Great Reasons to Get Up Early- Even If You're Not a Morning Person - 07/18/13 10:44 AM

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a morning person.  While my husband will set his alarm for 4:30am during the week to work at his most productive time, I’m quite certain I have nothing worth saying before 10am.  Is anyone with me?
 
So, you can imagine my horror when I came across an article that talked about the power of mornings and why successful entrepreneurs get up early.  I rolled my eyes and read through all the reasons “the early bird gets the worm.”  Now, I have to admit, the reasons made sense and I thought I … (11 comments)

va: What NOT To Do on Social Media! - 07/11/13 02:48 PM


As you know, social media is a major player in marketing and online branding, and has become a more powerful tool than any of us probably thought possible.  Real Estate industry professionals have victoriously jumped on the bandwagon and, those who do it right, have been reaping the benefits.  
 
The social media experts on our Real Estate Virtual Assistant team have successfully helped many in the industry take their online presence from conception and branding to daily interacting on Facebook, Twitter and other sites on their behalf, and our clients have been thrilled!  They enjoy not having to … (8 comments)

va: Capture Your Online Audience by Creating Infographics for Free! - 06/20/13 02:01 PM

We’ve all seen our fair share of infographics popping up all over our social media feeds and in our favorite blogs.  They’re eye-catching, give you a quick synopsis of the information you want and are easy to share.  And you may wonder how people create these fun graphics and how you can jump on board!
 
I recently ran across an article that showcased three free infographic tools that are simple to use.  Did I mention they’re FREE?  Take a look at this quick round up and each tools features.
 
1. Infogr.am
This free tool has six layouts … (23 comments)

va: 10 Tips for Great Customer Service! - 06/13/13 02:05 PM

In our online culture today with trying to keep up with our social media, marketing, blogging and a myriad of other tasks, it can be easy to forget the key to our success: our clients.  
 
As real estate agents, you’re constantly being pulled in a hundred different directions, most of which are important, and finding the time to devote to each specific client can be tough.  Yet, great customer service is one of the tried and true keys of a successful business and should remain on the forefront of our minds.
 
So, what makes for great customer … (21 comments)

va: Top 10 Reasons to Hire A Real Estate Virtual Assistant! - 05/30/13 07:30 AM

So, you’ve heard of Real Estate Virtual Assistants and how many agents are hiring these REVA’s on as an extension of their real estate team.  But, you’re skeptical.  
Is it really worth the additional cost when you can do it yourself or hand of daily tasks to someone in your own office?  What kind of training do I have to give a Real Estate Virtual Assistant to make sure they correctly handle my marketing?  How long does it take them to get my tasks done if they’re working with multiple agents?   
And these are just the tip of … (4 comments)

va: 5 Tips for Taking a Break This Memorial Day Weekend! - 05/23/13 11:04 AM

With the Memorial Day celebration this weekend, many of you are gearing up for a little, well deserved, time off!  You’ve been in the throws of the busy spring real estate market and a day to relax and enjoy family and friends can be just the thing to boost you through the summer months.
 
We know that it can be challenging in the real estate industry to actually take a break, but the truth is: work will always be there.  No matter how much you work ahead, you’ll always have something else you can be doing, so taking time … (20 comments)

va: How to Give Back Without Spending a Penny - 05/16/13 10:27 AM

You’ve probably heard the recent story about self-made billionaire Sara Blakely pledging to give away half of her fortune.  As one of the youngest female billionaires at age 41, Sara has always been about trying to help others.  Her company Spanx was created off of her desire to give women a body slimming effect without the restriction of panty hose.   The idea took off and the company now has over 200 products in more than 50 countries... and she remains the sole owner.
 
Her motivation behind giving away half of her hard earned fortune is because she wants … (3 comments)

va: Twitter Ads Just Launched! 5 Steps to Get You Started! - 05/09/13 11:31 AM

Over the past few years, we’ve created a number of Facebook ads for our clients, and they’ve worked amazingly well!  Marketing yourself where millions of people spend time each day seems ideal, especially when you can hone in on your target market right in the area in which you serve!
 
Well, it comes as no surprise then, that Twitter has recently jumped at the chance for business advertising.  Over the past year, they’ve been doing a test run with American Express small business card members.  They’ve taken countless surveys, tweaked their approach and have finally launched their advertising platform … (0 comments)

va: The Power of Blogging- A Medium You Don't Want to Leave Behind! - 05/02/13 09:43 AM

Social media.  It’s all around us, everywhere we look and on the tip of of our tongues in conversations.  We all understand the importance of it, but it can be hard to keep up with the latest and greatest app, or the ever changing rules on how to use it most effectively.  
 
As Real Estate Virtual Assistants, our goal is to keep you up to date with what’s on the cutting edge, and are constantly making necessary adjustments for our clients that have given us the reigns on their Facebook and Twitter.  They love that they don’t have … (3 comments)

va: Tough Day? 3 Ways to Stay Productive When Everything Falls Apart - 04/25/13 10:17 AM

Have you ever had one of those days where things just keep going wrong?  You planned to have a highly productive day filled with meetings, showing appointments, and a chance to market that new listing... but people cancel, you get side tracked and before you know it; your day is completely thrown off.  It happens to us all, and probably more so than we’d like to admit.
 
But what if there was a way to stay productive when everything seems to fall apart?  Planning is the key!  Failure to plan is a plan for failure!  Expect that there will … (0 comments)

va: Spring Clean Your LinkedIn Profile with These 5 Tips! - 04/18/13 10:57 AM

As you know spring is a great time to freshen up and organize your home and office.  While some of us are still waiting for spring weather to arrive, the cleaning bug has many of us sorting, revamping, prioritizing and checking “to do’s” off our list.
 
In our work as Real Estate Virtual Assistants, we understand the demands on those in the real estate industry and how finding the time to do everything needed on a given day can be overwhelming.  That’s where we step in to help lighten your load and allow you to stay on tasks with … (3 comments)

va: 3 Tips to Avoid Burnout this Spring! - 04/04/13 11:13 AM


We’re entering the busy spring season in the real estate industry and you may already be feeling the affects of increased activity!  Whether you’re an agent, broker, stager or any other real estate professional, chances are you’re finding your days full of things to do!
 
It’s a great problem to have, but as one who’s leading a team or handling a company, you may feel the added pressure and wonder just how you’re going to make it through.  Burn out is one of the biggest issues industry leaders and entrepreneurs face as the weight of all that needs to … (0 comments)

va: 5 Life Lessons from the Easter Bunny - 03/28/13 12:07 PM

Now that spring is officially here, many of us are getting anxious for the warmer weather and signs of nature springing to life all around us.  The Easter holiday this coming weekend always seems like a great kick-off point to the spring season, and the much anticipated increase of activity in the real estate industry!
 
Here at RealSupport, we, as Real Estate Virtual Assistants, try to provide the best service to our clients and information on the leading marketing strategies in the industry.  Today, however, I’d like to take a step back from industry talk and take a look … (5 comments)

va: 4 Traits of a Great Leader! - 03/21/13 12:31 PM
 

The world can’t survive without leaders.  In fact, they’ve been around since the beginning and, have changed the course of history through determination, innovation and inspiration.  
 
Chances are, you find yourself looking up to certain people in the real estate industry who are set apart as leaders in the field.  And, while the first thing that comes to mind when we hear the term “leader” might be a dynamic person with a “Type A” personality; leaders come in various forms.  There are those who lead quietly by example, those that are leaders without even realizing they have followers and … (0 comments)

va: 5 Tips for Becoming an Expert at Networking! - 03/14/13 09:53 AM

We’ve all been there... the dreaded networking event.  And, whether you’re an introvert or not, sometimes it’s just nerve wracking to carry on small talk with people you don’t know.  
 
These types of events are a great way to meet people in your field and hopefully make those connections that will help grow your business and the real estate industry as a whole.  But, how often have you found yourself just wishing you didn’t have to attend?  The thought of maybe knowing only a handful of people, or no one at all, and having to mingle for a … (1 comments)

va: Words of Inspiration from Our Favorite Entrepreneurs! - 03/07/13 11:11 AM

Now that we’ve entered into March, it’s a good time to check up on where you’re at with your goals for 2013.  Sure, it’s only a few months in to the new year, but it’s important to do frequent check ups to help ensure you’re staying on track!  
 
It could be that you feel overwhelmed by how much work you created for yourself.  You may be wondering how you’re already behind and think there’s nothing you can do other than alter your goals.  But, before you lose sight of why you made those goals in the first place, … (3 comments)

va: Social Media Checkup: Coasting or Cutting Edge? - 02/28/13 08:14 AM

Now that we’ve all been on the social media bandwagon for the last few years, we thought it would be a great time for a check-up!  It can be easy, once you get a handle on something, to merely coast through the process.  However, social media (especially!) needs to be fresh and on the cutting edge of what’s happening!  No coasting allowed!
 
So, how can you look at your social media from an objective perspective to see if you’re coasting or cutting edge?  Here are a few quick points that you’ll want to take a few minutes to run … (0 comments)

 
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Palatine, IL

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