Real Estate Sales and Marketing

Do the old-school real estate marketing methods still work? Is a postcard campaign worth the money? How about cold calling or buying real estate leads?


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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.)
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How to Pick Christina Community Homes for Sale With Good Resale Value   It is not often that buyers think of the resale value of the Christina community homes for sale they are buying. Most would dwell on evaluating the home in terms of how it measures up to the your current criteria based on you...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
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OH MY! 4 Day's Left Before Christmas Last Minute Shopping Ideas You can get gift cards in the checkout line of most major supermarkets, at your favorite retailers, or online. Amazon is selling their gift cards in cute little tins    Candy is one of those all-purpose gifts But if you're looking fo...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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Is a 55 And Over Community Right For You Now?    Are you an Empty Nester wanting a smaller home with no maintenance requirements?    Do you want to stay close to family and friends and not move away from the Long Island you know and love?   Then you should call Realtors Lawrence "Larry" and Sheil...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
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Lago Vista Lot For Sale  *Lake Travis Views* Extraordinary views from Lake Travis Lot in Lago Vista, this cul-de-sac lot is ready for your dream home on buildable lot. Unrestricted view of Lake Travis allows new owner/owners to enjoy breathtaking sunsets, enjoy Lago Vista fire-works from distant ...
Young.  Is it about age...or is it about a state of mind? I'd argue that it may be neither. Since I was a kid, I've been told that I am an "old soul".  Yet now that I'm older, I like to think that I have a youthful perspective on business.   Let's face it.  As we get older, many people become jad...
By Will Hamm
(Hamm Homes)
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Well, down to the last 15 cookies tins to deliver, that makes 112 total.  Yes not everyone gets them every year, but people that refer me this year or people that have closed deals in the last 3 years are the ones that got some for sure.  At a birthday party last night for a great gal that just t...
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Sellstate Pacific Realty)
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On December 17, 2014, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that homes values decreased 5.9% to a price of $549,440 in November 2014 from October of 2014 price of $583,810, but gained 1.1% from November of 2013 price of $543,330; while, homes sales fell 18.5% in November of 2014 fro...
You've been going about it all wrong.   You thought you were making more money by spending less money.  You thought you were growing the business by tightening your belt. You were wrong. This is the quick lesson in how to give yourself an immediate raise by spending more money. What's Your Worth?...
By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
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  West Lafayette Huntington Farms 4 bedroom home for sale Klondike Schools with fenced yard minutes to Purdue University located at 1863 Man O War, West Lafayette, IN 47906.      SALE   PENDING !!!       West Lafayette Huntington Farms 4 bedroom home for sale Klondike Schools with fenced yard mi...
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Sellstate Pacific Realty)
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On December 17, 2014, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that condo and town-homes values decreased 1.5% from price of $369,040 in November 2014 from October of 2014 price of $364,480, but gained 6.3% from November of 2013 price of $347,050; while, condo and town-homes sales fell...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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“Are YOU aligned with the stars?” Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. You may have heard of the “star-crossed” lovers, Romeo and Juliet. You may have experience times when everything seemed to go your way, times when the “stars aligned”.  Some call it kismet; others call...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Consumers and business customers are highly educated and knowledgeable about a product or service before they meet you.  They don't need a purveyor of information as much as they need an assistant buyer.  A skilled salesperson will help a prospect decide by asking the right questions.  Unfortunat...
We work with a LOT of different businesses.  From real estate agents to car dealerships.  From lawyers to retail shops.  And if there's one consistent mistake that businesses make when it comes to social media, it's this: social media isn't about talking TO your customers. It's about having a con...
By Doug Buenz, The 680 Group
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
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Dublin CA Homes for Sale | Market Update November 2014   Dublin California is a vibrant and fast growing community located in the Tri-Valley area of the East Bay in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Dublin enjoys an abundance of new homes and properties, and offers buyers outstanding real estate oppor...
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Sellstate Pacific Realty)
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On December 15, 2014, DataQuick through CoreLogic reported there were 15,643 new and resale homes sold in November 2014 fell 18.8% from 19.271 sales in October 2014, and decreased 9.5% from 17,283 sales in November of 2013, while, homes sales median prices was $412,000 in November of 2014 increas...
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
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Texting isn't his thing - but he has a smart phone. Communication is his strength - but he can't figure out how to put the phone on vibrate. He'll always take your phone call - but you're better off having lunch with the guy. Yesterday, I spent three hours in the car with the old bull.  The age ...
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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65+ adults are real estate’s most loyal age group   NEW YORK – Dec. 15, 2014 – Americans age 65 and over are holding onto homeownership instead of downsizing into rentals or moving to senior centers, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Indeed, the largest jump in buyers this year was among people be...
By Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant
(Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision)
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How to Add Your Real Estate Business Listing to Google Places All real estate is local and now real estate on Google is becoming a more local search friendly place to be.  If you haven't already claimed/added your real estate business listing to Google Places, here's how to do so in 10 Simple Ste...
By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
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Blakeney Heath Homes An up to date look at Blakeney Heath homes for sale and Blakeney Heath Home Listings. This is a popular community located near Ballantyne in South Charlotte. Blakeney Heath homes were built Ryland Homes in Charlotte, NC. The neighborhood offers pretty homes, good sized develo...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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This question does come up often and I have blogged about it before but let's clear the air so agents interested in adding probate real estate to their production have an understanding.   You must know the paperwork you need and how to use it to be successful with Probate Real Estate.  It's worth...