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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Trending blogs on Real Estate Sales and Marketing

Chances are, most of the people who read these blogs do so because they want knowledge.  They're hungry to learn and they're hungry to grow. So when you hear the "experts" talk about all of the bells and whistles of SEO (search engine optimization), you get excited.  You pull out your wallets.  B...
By Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker
(Catarra Real Estate, Inc)
Comments 39
Generating leads is the key to surviving in real estate.  Without leads, what's the point? Some agents are better than others and many pay someone to generate leads for them.  This is why many of us pour money into syndicators and other services.  Hey, whatever gets the job done.  Here's what I w...
By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
Comments 12
I saw a post several days ago about do's and don'ts in real estate. Generally I agreed with the content until it was mentioned that when choosing an agent, the public would be best served to avoid anyone using an actual paper contract. Carrying a file folder is tantamount to showing clients aroun...
By Kyle Reyes
Comments 7
Every experience we have in life leads us to where we are today - for better or for worse. In my case, til death do us part. I'm one of the lucky ones.  I survived the dating scene with my soul still (mostly) intact. Somehow, I managed to score the most beautiful woman in the world. And I got to ...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 45
                                        I read a well written and very energizing post today by Maureen Harmonay titled “Barbara Corcoran’s Secrets to Success” and I thought I’d share my thoughts on this post.  There was one statement in that post that should be remembered by all real estate agen...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 11
                              Who sells the most condos in Franklin MA?  Lorraine Kuney of The Kuney-Todaro Team of RE/MAX Executive Realty has closed the greatest market share of condos in Franklin MA with 28 closings to this date.  There is no question as to which agent to call for that Free Ma...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 5
A few Important Words on Curb Appeal  (infographic) I think we all know how important First Impressions can be and of course the curb appeal of our home is as important as any other first impressions when we are in the business of presenting homes for sale or rent. The nice folks at the Door Empo...
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)
Comments 13
We're still looking for you to list your Encore At Lake Grove Condo  with us. Currently October 2014, there are no units for sale. Now is the PERFECT time to list your Encore At Lake Grove residence with Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila and get it                                                         ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
Comments 5
Sometimes a Maine real estate listing during the marketing gets a big boost. The owner who already has an attractively priced, quality property listing opens the wallet. Pulls out the checkbook. Has the means to keep going. To let nothing slide and to keep the property in Maine for sale in top no...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 3
                              This is a chart displaying the closed condos in Franklin MA in 2014.  There have been 121 closings with an average sale price of $273,215.   The average list price of this group of condos is $272,987.  The condo market in Franklin MA is a strong market.  Franklin ha...
By Borino - The Real Estate Coach
(Borino Productions)
Comments 0
Do you get a lot of "we'll wait till next year" from sellers? See, most agents screw it up. They either accept it at face value, just hoping to get the listing next year - fat chance. Or, they try to come back with some clever "objection script" just to annoy the seller. Neither one works. Tomorr...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 13
  Wickford RI Feels Like Fall Weather                     This is coastal RI real estate at its best and is just one of the beautiful and idyllic towns I market in... Enjoy the day whether working or relaxing only comes once! __________________________  Ginny Lacey Gorman is your go to  ...
By Janet Kuehn- Charleston SC Homes Call 843-225-8890, Charleston SC Homes
(Southern Breezes Realty)
Comments 0
Moncks Corner SC Home for sale - 324 Bradley Bend Dr   This Moncks Corner SC Home for sale is the opportunity you've been waiting for! Located in the beautiful and tranquil neighborhood of Moss Grove Plantation, this stunning home rests on a 0.14 acre lot with 2,322 sqft of living space featurin...
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)
Comments 15
You are now ready to sell your current Long Island home, and need to decide who to hire as your Listing Realtor to get it SOLD.       Today's home seller has many choices of Realtors to hire on Long Island. Last count there were over 25,000 of us!     But Wait...   Not all Long Island Realtors ar...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
Comments 7
Reacting or that a word?   Ok, I'm not sure what the graphic has to do with this post, but I needed a picture and I liked it? I read a post called out in Kathy Streib's weekly post: What I Learned This Week At Active Rain. This post was written by Maureen Harmonay about Barbara Co...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 2
                                This is a chart that reflects the active resale listings in Franklin MA as of this date.  They range in price from a low of $125,000 to a high of $2,295,000.  There are 62 resale single family homes on the market.  The average list price is $533,232.  The town of ...
By Jenn Hart, Richmond, VA, REALTOR®, 804-317-7997
(Jefferson Properties)
Comments 14
Recently I challenged myself to host a networking event in my area.  It would be a great way to get myself out in the community while also connecting local professionals.  Good idea, right?  The devil is in the details: How was I going to set it up?  Whom would I invite?  Where would I hold the e...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Comments 1
Are you relentless to be noticed with a goal to win?     A couple of years ago, my wife and I bought this green pot at a yard sale. What was in it was a plant that you see from the picture below, but the ones from two years ago have since died off and was replaced by another plant that is hidden....
By Christine Bohn, Realtor, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Comments 0
We've been working hard to create pages on our site for Gainesville Neighborhoods.  This is a work in progress and we are adding neighborhoods each week to our site.   Our goal is to make it easy to just "google search" for a neighborhood and our page will show up in the search. Each Gainesville ...
By Jay Mecray - (480) 256-9771, #JayMecray #CommercialRealEstate #Arizona #Phoenix
(Arizona Property Solutions)
Comments 2
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