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?

Those are good questions and fortunately you've come to the right place for answers. ActiveRain's 300,00+ real estate industry professional chat about these topics and many more on a daily basis right here on the following pages.

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Everything a real estate professionals needs to know about marketing his or her business can be found in this section of every agent's favorite social networking site, ActiveRain.

Trending blogs on Real Estate Sales and Marketing

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 66
GOT SOMETHING for ME? As I sat in my office, a marketer stopped by and asked if I had anything for HIM? I responded, "Well, that depends if you have something for ME." He didn't. The visit was a short one. Reciprocity goes a long way in creating trust between participants. Do busine...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 121
Who is the Star of your Business Card? Many of us have been taught the importance of having an updated and professional photo on our business cards. After all, we want people to put a face to a name and remember us, and hopefully brand ourselves into their memory banks.Recently, while exchanging ...
By Chris Miller, MediaProsper Online Marketing
Comments 18
When I talk with people about social media, the subject always seems to come up: when should I be posting?   There are better times than others, but ... here's a better way to think about that question.   WHEN SHOULD YOU POST? There’s lots of research about when the most people are on Faceboo...
By David Greenberg
(HouseLens, Inc.)
Comments 3
  So, you took the plunge and decided to market your next listing with video. But what do you do with that video once your videographer delivers it? Here's a list of places where you can put a listing video to work for you and your sellers.   The MLS. Many agents don't realize that they c...
By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.)
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5 Amazing Benefits of Using Solar Energy for Your Carillon Lakes Home   Get these amazing benefits by using solar energy for your Carillon Lakes home Global warming is now a growing concern among many nations and is the reason why many homeowners and businesses are now seeking alternative sources...
By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(Clients First Realty)
Comments 5
Many of the same places you would find other buyers and sellers..just with a slightly different approach. I have used each one of these at some point to connect with Luxury Home Buyers and Sellers. The end result being over $100 Million in residential sales and some really great clients. Lets go ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
Comments 8
A new property listing, Maine real estate offering hops up onto the multiple listing service conveyor belt. It's day to shine under the MLS sunshine. To begin the show and tell. Stretching it's legs. Picking up speed in getting the marketing exposure traction. Well well well. What do I sp...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 15
I must say that I embraced photography in my real estate practice from the very beginning.  Just as I purchased my own cameras, I also purchased my own computer when the MLS went online.  Standing in line for computer access didn't appeal.  Actually, I had a "terminal" to pull list...
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 6
    Mystic Woods At Bay Shore is a lovely Suffolk County NY community in Bay Shore Long Island.   This All-Age, pet friendly neighborhood was built in 1989. These are attached Townhouse style Floor Plans.  You can reach Mystic Woods At Bay Shore by the Southern State Parkway Exit 41 S.  At the l...
By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
Comments 5
During a recent trip to the "Fishermen's Wharf" we were exposed to many of the different restaurants and seafood vendors.  I am sure that many of them were offering similar "catch of the day" dishes and specials but one restaurant was leaps and bounds ahead of the rest in ...
By Jenifer Lower, Team Service Above Expectation
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
Comments 1
Real Estate Done Bozeman Style Many people who look to the western slice of paradise Bozeman MT see a mountain city that runs down the checklist of what they want in a hometown whether that be for: the young tech entrepreneurial professional, the new family looking to start their lives, those loo...
By Kerry L Klun, 321-626-5868 - Space Coast Area Homes
(Tropical Realty of Suntree)
Comments 3
Often Buyers will ask me if the Sellers of a home they are interested in purchasing will pay their closing costs. The answer is...yes and no.  It really all depends on the way that you structure the request in writing your offer.Lets take an example:Let’s say that you are looking at purchasing a ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
Comments 6
The distance away your Maine real estate property buyer is should not be a show stopper. To cause months or longer ticking by until that out of state, country, solar system buyer can pencil in the time. To schedule the expensive trek to where the low cost, large acreage Maine property listings po...
By Jim Griffin
(HouseLens: Full-Motion Video House Tours)
Comments 0
Did you know you can do much more with listing videos than just post them on your MLS? My fellow HouseLens executive David Greenberg is blogging today about all the places you can post your listing videos. He's got some great tips to help you get the most out of your marketing dollars and giv...
By Janet Kuehn- Charleston SC Homes Call 843-225-8890, Charleston SC Homes
(Southern Breezes Realty)
Comments 0
Charleston SC Home for sale - 22 Lafar St   Elegant, calm and sophisticated with a stylish edge! This colonial Charleston SC Home for sale offers classic value and comfort that you will surely love.  Beautiful custom built home located in the subdivision of Daniel Island rests on a 0.6 acre lot ...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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Tampa Shores Home For Sale in Tampa FL | 5905 Tampa Shores Blvd   Sophistication and amenities make this one story Tampa FL home for sale one of the best buys in this waterfront community of Tampa Shores. Beautifully appointed with open beam ceilings, superb flexible space, skylight, textured wal...
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By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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  Awesome 3Beds Home for Lease in Alterra South   listed at 950/month  45018 W SAGE BRUSH Drive 3Beds/ 2.5Baths2112 SqFt of living space MLS# 5159225    This property will be available Aug 23rd.  Awesome home! 3 bedrooms plus a den and a separate large loft.  Well maintained home with large yard ...
By Teresa Ryan, Teresa Ryan
(Ryan Hill Realty)
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Single Family Home for sale in Naperville, IL     Wonderful NAPERVILLE IL Home For Sale. This lovely duplex home has 2 bedrooms, 1 full and 1 partial bathroom. Carpeted and freshly painted all throughout. It also has new kitchen appliances. It has a garage entry to the unit. This home also has a...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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Reduced Price! Waterfront Community Home For Sale in Tampa FL - 5905 Tampa Shores Blvd Reward yourself by coming home to this strikingly beautiful Tampa FL home located in the waterfront community of Tampa Shores. This very spacious Tampa FL home for sale with lots of comfortable and delightful ...