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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 51
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! With the various social media sites that we "should" be using, and all the talk about SEO and how to and not to post and interact, the intent of our online efforts can get blurry. That is why it is sometimes good to take a quick pause, re-inventory our ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 6
  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 Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 82
Is Respect in Real Estate Marketing important, or optional? Today when I was feeling a little miffed I started thinking about respect. And since I'm always thinking about real estate marketing, I started thinking about them together. You definitely want respect. You want people to keep their ...
By Laura Andersen, A HomeSOLD Name (678)462-1191 Woodstock, Georgia
(Keller Williams Realty Partners ~ 678.462.1191 agentandersen@gmail.com)
Comments 1
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:  http://www.cherokee.k12.ga.us/Pages/Welcome.asp...
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC & CB First Realty )
Comments 2
  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...
By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.)
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Warning Signs That You Need to Repair the Foundation of Your Carillon Lakes Home For Sale   It is important to address problems with the foundation of your Carillon Lakes home for sale as soon as you see these warning signs.   A shifting, settling, or failing foundation can cause major structural...
  Trulia Zillow and Realtor.com       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 )
Comments 9
    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 Leslie Ebersole, REALTOR - Chicagonulls Western Suburbs
(Baird&Warner Fox Valley)
Comments 123
Every now and again the question of ROI from advertising on Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com 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...
Today it was announced that Zillow is going to buy Trulia for $3.5 Billion....Yes, with a "B".  When you are done daydreaming about what you would buy with over 3 billion dollars, lets discuss what this means for the common everyday real estate agent (fyi -- I was thinking a yacht, heli...
By Michael Downer
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 3
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 Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 8
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 Wayne Martin, Sales Manager - New Homes & Condominiums Division
(Michael Saunders & Company)
Comments 11
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 RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
Comments 1
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 ...
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 1
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 Michael Downer
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 1
Top Things To Do in Bridgewater NJ This Summer   Bridgewater NJ is a beautiful place to call home. As most residents proudly claim, this lovely community has the right blend of small-town charm and the thrill and excitement of the city. Once the site of a historic revolutionary war moment,  Bridg...
By David Kosmecki
(Mortgages Unlimited)
Comments 2
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 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 Dennis Herman, Dennis Herman
(Realty Executives Elite)
Comments 3
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 Ellie McIntire, CDPE, Howard County Homes for Sale
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Comments 0
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...