3 Secret Tips on appearing in your local newspaper for FREE

By
Mortgage and Lending with Nima Rezvan Prospect Mortgage NMLS#110681

Attention Real Estate Professionals:

Advertising inside of a newspaper can be very pricey so here are my secrets to appearing in your local newspaper for FREE!  I read blogs everyday that help me out with my Real Estate business so I always enjoy giving back to the on-line community that I am a part of.

On Wednesday night, December 13, 2006 I attended a Business After Hours Holiday Party for the Fairfield, Connecticut Chamber of Commerce http://www.fairfieldctchamber.com/ .  I knew a board member so I asked him to inroduce me to the Real Estate Professionals that were there that night first before I spoke to anyone else.  He introduced me to a home inspector who knew the photographer of The Fairfield Minuteman , a local Fairfield, CT newspaper.  I told him how I am trying to promote myself and my business here at the Chamber and he told me that he has seen me all over the internet and even in the real estate book of Fairfield County and even the local newspapers.  He said that he loves my Marketing style and he said let's get in the Fairfield Minuteman together and have a small write up and a picture as well.  He asks his friend to come over and he took our picture and then asked us a few questions.  Which leads me to my first secret to getting inside of a newspaper for FREE: Make friends with the photographer or someone that knows the photographer.

The next secret to ending up in a newspaper for FREE is to contact your local newspaper and speak to the Editor and tell them about an announcement that you have.  This can be a recent promotion, a recent accomplishment or even an involvement in a charity or seminar.  Did you just get a recent certification and you want your community to know about it, call the newspaper editor.  Did you just plan a first time homebuyer seminar and want your community to know that you are holding a seminar and want people to attend via FREE newspaper advertising call your newspaper editor.

The last secret is similar to the 2nd secret where you want to contact the editor of the paper and tell them that you have written a great article that is about Real Estate and you want the community to read it and take advantage of your article.  You can write an article about how to get your home ready for sale.  Provide different steps for homeowners to take before listing their home with a real estate agent. This article will have your name at the end of this article.  Now you just got to share your steps of getting a home ready for a listing with your name and contact information at the end of the article.  Who did they just read about that lists homes for sale in your community?  Yes, you and guess what, for FREE! 

So what do you think of these 3 secrets of appearing in a newspaper for FREE?

  1. Get to know the photographer or someone that knows the photographer.
  2. Share your Real Estate related announcements with the newspaper.
  3. Write a helpful article and submit it to the newspaper.

Thanks for reading my BLOG today.  I hope you picked up a new tactic to advertising yourself in 2007.

Remember: THE BEST MARKETING IS FREE MARKETING!

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Your Neighbor & Connecticut Mortgage Professional,

Nima Rezvan

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Member of the Fairfield, Connecticut Chamber of Commerce:

http://www.fairfieldctchamber.com/online/directory/display.asp?business=Countrywide+Home+Loans

Member of the Stamford, Connecticut Chamber of Commerce:

http://www.stamfordchamber.com/membinfo.asp?id=5996

Member of the Norwalk, Connecticut Chamber of Commerce:

http://www.norwalkchamberofcommerce.com/

 

Do you have more ways of advertising in a paper for FREE?  Share your ideas and secrets with us today.

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Rainmaker
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Nima Rezvan
Nima Rezvan Prospect Mortgage NMLS#110681 - Fairfield, CT
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Michael Mackey:  Congrats!  Thanks for the mention!  I will try to comment on your blog now!  Thanks so much for the mention!
Dec 22, 2006 12:14 PM #121
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Endea Thibodeaux
Tarver Realty Group - Washington, DC
CLHMS, RECS
It all begins with networking and then it who you know that knows who you want to know!
Apr 29, 2007 08:26 PM #122
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Dave Cheatham
INC Financial - Bartlett, IL
you alwaus give great ideas.
May 01, 2007 06:43 PM #123
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Tony D. Howell
The best place EVER! - Wilmington, NC
I like the idea of getting to know the photographer....but how does one do that if you don't know anyone who knows him?  Hmmmmm.....LOL
May 01, 2007 06:58 PM #124
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Yvonne Brown
Century 21 Northwest - Gilbert, AZ
#3 is something I am working on right now. Great blog - thanks for sharing!
May 01, 2007 11:54 PM #125
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Carl Berg
ERA Wilder Realty, Inc - Columbia, SC

Nima,

    I do not know if it will work, but I am going to call the newspaper and find out.

May 03, 2007 10:56 AM #126
Anonymous
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Very good points, there is always some type of certification or announcement to be made.
May 03, 2007 12:19 PM #127
Rainmaker
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Thanks for posting the info.

Carolin Benjamin
Bob and Carolin Benjamin - The Benjamin Team - Keller Williams Integrity First Realty - Gold Canyon, Arizona

May 03, 2007 10:57 PM #128
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Sheri Sanders
Prudential C Dan Joyner Co - Easley, SC
Realtor/Broker - Easley, SC Real Estate
Great post.  We recently had 6 new grandmothers in our office and we took a picture and wrote up an article and it was published in 2 papers.  I have had calls from people saying they saw me and my new grandson in the paper!
May 03, 2007 11:40 PM #129
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Carl Berg
ERA Wilder Realty, Inc - Columbia, SC

Nima,

     Here is one of my current ads, going to appear in Saturdays paper. Never mind it will not load as it is adobe file

May 04, 2007 10:02 AM #130
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Gary J. Rocks
Werner Realty - West Milford, NJ

Nima

I have heard this before the things you say, also I have heard that it is nearly impossible to get your local paper to publish your articles or to do a write up about you is this true?

May 05, 2007 07:11 PM #131
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Steven Shewell
Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. - Ephrata, PA
The Mortgage Maverick
Good suggestions. I have followed this plan for several years and now have the papers calling me for quotes when an article about financing is going to be run. It instantly gives you credibility with the public. After all, if it's written in the newspaper, it MUST be true, right?
May 05, 2007 10:10 PM #132
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Jeff R. Geoghan
Coldwell Banker Select Professionals - Lancaster, PA
REALTOR, Marketing VP & Real Estate Agent Coach
I've found that I get calls from editors who google real estate topics and our area, and they come up with me. I like that! I'm all over google (which shows how some SEO elbow grease helps, even in a competitive market with paid seo sites).
May 05, 2007 10:21 PM #133
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Brande Bradford
Keller Williams - McDonough, GA
Realtor
Nima, Great advice.  I have always wanted to do some sort of a Q & A section for newspapers on Real Estate.  Maybe something that appears on a certain day.  People can email or send in questions and then we get the answers.  I wonder if this might work.  I guess I first need to get the courage up to ask, huh?
May 06, 2007 09:18 AM #134
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Gary J. Rocks
Werner Realty - West Milford, NJ

Nima

I can see by the responses from my previous post that this is something I should consider doing. What do I have to lose.

May 07, 2007 05:43 PM #135
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Joe Long
Waterstone Mortgage - Madison, WI
Purchase Perfect
Thank you for sharing.  I agree, Free Marketing is the best Marketing!
May 08, 2007 09:22 AM #136
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Richard Kimball
Keller Williams Realty New Orleans - New Orleans, LA
Thanks for the advise I still trying to get my appraisal business off the ground. I'm always looking for new marketing ideas.
Oct 02, 2007 10:50 PM #137
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Gary J. Rocks
Werner Realty - West Milford, NJ

Nima

Great article, I hope to be able to put this information to use, afterall we all can use some free info.

Oct 03, 2007 11:51 AM #138
Rainmaker
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Christopher Ohlsen
Mortgage Lender - Plattsburgh, NY
Thanks Nima, some great advise here. My next phone call will be to the local editor.
Oct 03, 2007 11:56 AM #139
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KEITH KELLER
KELLER REALTY AND AUCTION - Newport, TN
great ideals, interesting post and helpful.  keep up the good work
Mar 25, 2008 08:46 PM #140
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