A great overview of today’s agent and who they are . . . what they want, how they work. The video says it all.
Here are some great resources for editorial calendars and some good ideas for how to implement:
This is for blogging, but read the post, some great inspiration on what and when to post:
Demand Metric offers another one here:
Blogging Editorial Calendar by Socialologist
One with information on the editorial process Click here
The New Year brings opportunity. You have a new business plan and goal, and hopefully a new marketing plan that includes new technology to help your business. Here are some of the tools that stood the test the year and now are part of our marketing plan. So here it goes:
Other social media sites:
This is just the beginning. Remember if you need help with this, find out about our coaching programs at The Tech Byte.
As we create more and more profiles online, a social media card may be a good solution. Our personal information was once manageable. Today we are overwhelmed by our online information. Every day more profiles, more contacts, more content, creating new problems for consumers and businesses.
What’s a social media business card ? It is a mini website or a virtual card that will hold all your social network identities just like in a business card so you can hand it over, or share the link to anyone. Its a fairly simple concept, where you just need to give some details, like your social media identities, a quick bio and picture and these sites auto generate the card for you.
If you have asked yourself the following questions a social media card site is for you.
A Personal Profile Website or Social Media Business Card is all about you and your listings. It organizes your bio, your social network profiles, your content and your contact information via a single, easy to remember Website address.
One of my favorites is published by a company called Agency Logic. Their product is called Follr.com. They have a special product just for the real estate industry. Follr is a personal profile website organizing the chaos. It offers a simple to fill out format and the website has several tabs. They include:
For real estate, Follr offers to use of Rlty.Me for Real Estate Agents and Rlty.us for Brokerages or Teams.
Here is a great example. rlty.me/HeidiGolff
The best news is that is is FREE. Check it out at
Online reputation management has become a very important topic in class. As we venture online and start putting profiles on websites to connect with prospects, the need to monitor these sites become vital. Why? Because people are talking about you!
I use a product called StepRep to monitor my husband’s building business. They help you find all the sites where we are listed and then I make sure our profiles are complete. Recently an email came through telling me to edit a website. The website was CitySearch so I changed some of the content and was about to go on my merry way when I decided to search Southington, CT businesses, where I live, work and play.
Wow! So many “bad” reviews and not one of the businesses had responded. If we are getting comfortable writing reviews about books, (Amazon), and shoes (Zappos . . . I love Zappos), electronic gadgets (Cnet, Engadget) Hotel visits (Trip Advisor) and now painters, electricians, (Angies List) why, oh why would we not think that consumers want to write reviews on us!
Look at Zillows (review an agent) and Trulias recommendations called Social Search. For the last few years the Houston Association of Realtors has allowed past customers of real estate agents “Rate their Realtor.” The consumer is already writing reviews about their real estate professionals. Why not be proactive? Invite your past customers to write reviews for you on Zillow and Trulia.
Now you need to start monitoring your presence online. Make sure you set up a Reputation Monitoring system.
Start with Google Alerts. Put in your name, your website name and any “usernames” or branding terms you use. Google Alerts will send the information to your email. Here is a link to a video that I did on Google Alerts. Click here.
If that is not enough, look at a reputation monitoring tool like one of the following. It is better to be informed so you can take action, isn’t it?
I know this list is not complete. These are just companies I am familiar with. Do you have any other suggestions?
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