The Lafayette Report

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Real Estate Agent - PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com
A blog with tips, comments, observations, and strategies for real estate professionals on the sale and marketing of new homes, historic homes, condominiums and lofts in Lafayette Square. The blog also covers other sales training issues such as the use of technology, time management, personal marketing, lead generation, and customer service. PREA Signature Realty proudly serves the communities of Lafayette Square, Soulard, Benton Park, Benton Park West, Downtown Loft District, Forest Park Southwest, Central West End, Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South, Compton Heights, Shaw, The Hill, Dogtown, Carondelet, Holly Hills, St. Louis Hills, Dutchtown, and the Other Historic Neighborhoods of the City of Saint Louis, Missouri.
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I'm sure you've heard this phrase before:  "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." Your websites, blogs and email campaigns are tools you use every day to encourage potential clients to engage with you.  It's true, you can't make them call you...
04/20/2010
From the time we were young we were often taught and developed an innate sense of wanting to help others.  Maybe we helped a friend who fell down on the playground by offering them a hand and as we got older we found ourselves doing good deeds for people we didn't even know but obviously nee...
04/20/2010
I speak to you as not only someone that assists clients with their marketing efforts but as someone that was once a consumer - buying and selling my home and I'm going to tell it to you straight...    "your customers are checking to see if those things you promised in your prelisting ap...
04/20/2010
  A key word that should be on the mind of every real estate professional and part of their "every day" and "every interaction"...   No, I'm not talking about new listings, commissions, recognition - all great things - that will certainly come with focusing on this one ke...
04/20/2010
This post is to provide and encourage anyone new to blogging or someone returning to blogging after being away for a while with some easy to follow tips on how to get started blogging (again), build relationships and interact with your readers. Yes, be an "active" member of this network...
04/20/2010
Often times websites are created and change very little or only certain pages change.  There are many reasons for this: We build it and forgot about it We are driving visitors/traffic to our other sites (blogs and social media sites - important, yes, but if you have a website you want to make su...
04/20/2010
I think by now we've all seen this commercial: The Swiffer commercial has a "regular" mop asking, ok, begging and trying to "woo" the customer to come back to them with flowers and song dedications on the radio, now that they've switched over to using the new and impr...
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