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

By Laura Andersen, A HomeSOLD Name (678)462-1191 Woodstock, Georgia
(Keller Williams Realty Partners ~ 678.462.1191
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It's back to School on August 4th for Cherokee County School District Yes, it's here again, school starts in one week!  The summer vacations are now coming to an end.  Here is the link for the Cherokee County School District's website:
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC & CB First Realty )
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  Press Release Trulia/Zillow   email announcement received this morning from Zillow 7-28-14 : It's my pleasure to let you know we have just announced that Zillow has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia. I'm really excited about this opportunity, but I am sure the news w...
  Trulia Zillow and       Related Story: Zillow and Trulia To Merge Next Year USA Today   Finally, after much speculation and rumor, the boards of Zillow and Trulia respectively have decided to join forces and merge next year. On a $3.5 Billion stock deal, Zillow has purchased Trulia ...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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    I just read a wonderful post written by Chris Ann Cleland titled “Beware The Things You Know Nothing About” and I immediately thought about new construction sales.  Chris Ann’s post was relevant to gardening, but it struck a nerve with me about new homes. If I had a dollar for every buyer’s a...
By Wayne Martin, Sales Manager - New Homes & Condominiums Division
(Michael Saunders & Company)
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Wine & Cheese on me from 4 to 6 on Tuesday afternoon August 5, 2014! All responding Active Rain Members! What an opportunity to meet new firends and say hello to old friends! Location: 100 S Washington Blvd. (Michael Saunders & Company Gallery office) Sarasota FL 34236 Reason:  Sarasota a...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Tammy Todaro Closed Another at 22 Philomena Way in Franklin MA OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription 22 Philimena Way in Franklin MA-VideoNeighborhoodMarket Stats $420,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,348 sqftLot: 23,305 sqft Location ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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  The local real estate market and getting the best bang for your marketing dollar. Locally and World wide. No two markets in the real estate property listing promotion approach are handled the same. Because of the type of properties, the audience for buyers. That you the agent, broker, REALTOR a...
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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I agree with this!  Activer Rain has been sold more than once and this might be my last straw. Read on and feel free to comment.    Do any of you feel abandoned by what was once an independent platform? When I read the stories last week about Zillow acquiring Trulia, I thought, "Surely not. ...
By David Kosmecki
(Mortgages Unlimited)
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Distressed real estate is real estate in need of serious repairs. These properties are often called "handyman specials." If you have the skill or the money to complete the repairs, you can often find great deals. Here are some dos and don'ts of buying distressed real estate. DO Get ...
By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Keller Williams)
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$249,900, 4Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House, Jamie Parker | Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners | 404-483-7816 2581 River Run Dr, Dacula, GA 30019 Fantastic turn key home! 4Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House $249,900 Year Built 1998 Bedrooms 4 Beds Bathrooms 2.5 Baths Floors 2 Parking 2 Garage Lot Siz...
By Dennis Herman, Dennis Herman
(Realty Executives Elite)
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I just got this email: It's my pleasure to let you know we have just announced that Zillow has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia. You can read the full press release here. You know what that means. Another monopoly and you know it will result in higher fees to agents which...
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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Mid-Year Market Report For St James, Head of Harbor and Nissequogue Long Island January - June 2014   Here is a look at where the St James, Head of Harbor and Nissequogue Long Island 11780 Market Report looks like for the past 6 months:   St. James SOLD: 2014 = 32 Homes Average Sale: $476,000 Day...
By Leslie Ebersole, REALTOR - Chicagonulls Western Suburbs
(Baird&Warner Fox Valley)
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Every now and again the question of ROI from advertising on Zillow, Trulia, and makes the rounds. Yesterday my friend Jimmy Mackin posted the question in his FB group in preparation for last night's WaterCooler show with Chris Smith. The answers were what I usually see, which is a...
By Ellie McIntire, CDPE, Howard County Homes for Sale
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
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The Clarksville, MD Market Report for home sales for June 2014 is strong as homes are selling quickly and interest rates stay low in the second quarter of the year.   In the month of June 2014 - 18 homes were sold in Clarksville  - 10 of them sold within 20 days. The average selling price in the...
By Ellie McIntire, CDPE, Howard County Homes for Sale
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
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The Howard County Home Sales Market Report for June 2014   It's a great time to sell a home in Howard County as the real estate market here continues to grow in 2014! In June 2014 - 223 of 392 homes in Howard County were sold after being on the market LESS THAN 30 DAYS which accounts to 57% ...
By Jay Mecray - (480) 256-9771, #JayMecray
(Arizona Property Solutions)
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Restaurant for Lease Chandler AZ   Contact: Jay Mecray Phone: 480-256-9771     Commercial,Other (See Remarks) - Chandler, AZ Listed at 5000       Send To   Subdivision   Category Homes Type Commercial Property Sq Footage 4000 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms 0 Half Bathrooms 0 Lot Size 0 Short Sale No Year B...
By Michael Downer
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Get Your Glenbrooke Townhome Sold! 5 Ideas that Really Work With so many homes competing in the market, each home seller wants to know how to sell his or her home faster. And why not? The faster a home sells, the less work and stress it brings.   Here are some ideas guaranteed to get your Glenbro...
By Eileen Burns, Real Estate Broker Ft Lauderdale/Miami/PalmBeach
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
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Eileen is sharing the official release about Zillow acquisition which has just been broadcasted by Dennis herman.  Read it fresh off the press.  another metamorphus will be taking placing in the very near future.  All aboard whether you like it or not! I just got this email: It's my pleasure ...
By Laura Foreman, Copywriter, Buffini & Company
(Referral Maker Real Estate CRM)
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Want to be happier and more productive? Become a morning person. In real estate, the old adage holds true: The early bird does indeed get the worm. Early risers tend to be more alert, conscientious and better able to plan for the day. Since it takes less time for them to clear the morning brain f...
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
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As a Real Estate Virtual Assistant, it's very important to keep up on the latest news and check in on social media. As a result, I recently read an interesting article that showed up in my LinkedIn newsfeed, courtesy of Pulse. The piece was written by a father, who was trying to convince his ...