Marketing Your Listings Online

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Services for Real Estate Pros with The DiToro/Lahey Team

This post is an afterthought of reading Anna's Marketing Ideas blog.

 These are the websites which I update every time we 1.) get a new listing, 2.) take new photos of a listing, 3.) change the price of a listing, etc. Some are free, some are not.

If there is a site that you use that allows you to post your listings for free, please let me know. I would LOVE to use it! If I had more time to surf during my day, I'm sure I would find more, but my day is limited most of the time. :)

1.) GNIAR MLS (our regional MLS)

2.) www.nickandrick.com (our team's website)

3.) www.Realtor.com

4.) www.Postlets.com (free)

5.) www.Easyhomesearch.com (our local Homes & Lifestyles print magazine)

6.) www.therealestatebook.com

7.) www.shopdreamhouse.com (free)

8.) www.reallyo.com (free)

9.) www.grandeprairievalpo.com (local development we represent)

 Wish there were more! I would love to spend my entire day updating various websites to increase our presence on the net, and I know that there is more I could do with these sites. We have only scratched the surface here--and we are all learning so much every day.

 The nice thing about being RE/MAX agents is that our listings are also featured on www.remax.com, www.remax-indiana.com, and on our brokerage's website, www.rmxaffiliates.com . RE/MAX also provides our Buyer's Specialists with new buyer leads every day--they stay very busy!!

We love the free sites especially, though, because we can link back to our main site from them, and therefore increase our rankings in the search engines (uh...at least I think that's how it works).

Enjoy!

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Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi Katie. Craigslist is huge in my local area. I get tons of leads every day. The best part is it's absolutely free. Best of luck.

Nov 18, 2007 12:31 AM #22
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Vanessa Stalets
RE/MAX Elite - Brentwood, TN
REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate

I have had incredible results from posting my listings on http://www.backpage.com

I have gotten several buyers for my listings this way and other agents see it too, also it allows you to post in cities all over the country if you need to target outside of your market! Example, a lrge corp. was moving their headquarters to Middle Tennessee and I posted listings on backpage.com in their home city before the move. bingo, it worked!

You Tube is another great resource that many do not tap into!

Craigs list is great if you have the time and remember to re-post often!

 

Nov 18, 2007 07:35 AM #23
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Norvell Rose
www.RexNet.tv - Virginia Beach, VA

Quick comment on YouTube - many higher-end sellers and buyers with whom we work aren't really too thrilled about having their exquisite properties and exciting video tours posted/hosted on YouTube for a variety of reasons...not the least of which is the rather poor quality of the video itself.  Doesn't do the property or the presentation justice. They much prefer a quality-controlled environment.

Norvell Rose
Founder, CEO
www.RexNet.tv

 

Nov 19, 2007 09:19 AM #24
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Don Stern
Realty Executives South Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA
Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate
Great post and comments.  Definitely BOOKMARKED!
Nov 19, 2007 11:13 AM #25
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Jeanette Hemmer
Coldwell Banker - Clarksville, AR

 

Thank you so much for this information.

I will certainly look into some of these sites.

Jeanette Hemmer, Arkansas

Nov 19, 2007 11:21 AM #26
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Katie Wethman
Keller Williams - Falls Church, VA
CPA, MBA, Realtor - Northern Virginia & DC Real Estate

You might also want to consider Point2 which is free.  I've "claimed" a house on zillow that was my listing and didn't get charged.  Don't know if that's the same as posting it though.  Craigs List is huge in this area and many, many buyers start their search there. 

Nov 22, 2007 09:54 PM #27
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Hi There

I am not at my office to get my list, bit I have over 50 more sites you can use, one is pretty cool called imprev.net if you are with RE/MAX its free from the design center at re/max.net, another is flyinside.com I use both of these often.

 

Nov 22, 2007 10:08 PM #28
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Retta Absher
RE/MAX Top Realty - Pearland, TX
Pearland Texas Real Estate

Ok. quess ya'll can tell I am new, still can't figure out putting my signature on here yet.

Retta Absher

 

 

Nov 22, 2007 10:45 PM #29
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Joyce "Joy" Mahaney Brewster
High Profile Realty - Glendale, AZ
I see Craig's List has already been mentioned!  I just wanted to thank you for your post and for putting together a great list!
Nov 26, 2007 09:50 AM #30
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Martin Abeshaus
First SEO Corp - Burlington, MA

Katie,

I work with Zipvo.com which allows you to post your listings and videos of those listings.  We also include a link back to your site.

Try it and let me know what you think...

www.zipvo.com

 

Nov 26, 2007 01:36 PM #31
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Diana Walkosak
Assistant Per Project - Springfield, OR
Great post!  Thanks to everyone for sharing.
Dec 04, 2007 03:32 PM #32
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David Hood
Chino Valley Real Estate - Chino, CA
Thanks this is a very good stuff, thanks for sharing.
Dec 04, 2007 05:09 PM #33
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Katie, a tremendous list. There were many on it I was unaware of. Thanks.
Dec 06, 2007 05:01 PM #34
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Chuck Willman
Gentry Realty - Mesa, AZ
Realtor - Arizona - 480.292.0600
Bookmarked this one for sure... thanks a million, Katie!
Dec 06, 2007 05:06 PM #35
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Adam Brett
The Adam and Eric Team - Fullerton, CA
The Adam and Eric Team, Setting the New Standard
Nice list.   I do the same.
Dec 06, 2007 11:10 PM #36
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Donald Bradbury
Bradbury Team Prudential Patt, White Real Estate - Quakertown, PA
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Great Ideas here   Thank you
Dec 07, 2007 08:55 AM #37
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Donald Bradbury
Bradbury Team Prudential Patt, White Real Estate - Quakertown, PA
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Katie:  This is a good resource of information.  Thanks for sharing this.  I have bookmarked for future reference
Dec 16, 2007 11:31 AM #38
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eric manthey
Vid2r - Denver, CO
great blog. agents need to utilize the web ot it's fullest potential.
Dec 16, 2007 01:06 PM #39
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Latonia Parks
Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV - Fayetteville, NC
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This is one of the reasons I enjoy blogging.  People aren't afraid to mention something that works for them.  Why reinvent the wheel and do you have to act like it is a secret???

Thx again for the bookmark. :P)

Dec 16, 2007 06:17 PM #40
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Norvell Rose
www.RexNet.tv - Virginia Beach, VA

Hey, Folks!

We at www.RexNet.tv are doing work for some top ReMax agents here in Hampton Roads, Virginia.  We have also provided video production and presentation services for agents from Coldwell Banker, Long & Foster, William E. Wood, Rose & Womble, Wainwright Real Estate, Nancy Chandler Associates, The Real Estate-XChange...to name a few. 

And, we're about to launch a major online video project for one brokerage here that's committing to present full video tours of ALL their listings!  Let's see how the market reacts to that.

Norvell Rose
Founder, CEP
www.RexNet.tv

 

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