Is anybody involved in Real Estate?

by iRunThis 13 replies
Two weeks from now, I'll be taking the licensing test for the state of Georgia.

Just wondering if anybody else does a mix of internet marketing and real estate.

Other than a strong online presence for collecting local leads, have you found any ways to incorporate online marketing into your real estate career?

Even if you're not in real estate, all ideas are welcomed. Just trying to get an idea of what marketing strategies I can have ready by the time I get my license, in order to have an edge on the competition.
#offline marketing #estate #involved #real
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  • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
    You could say I know how to drive a sh!t load of listings and buyers
    to you.

    Example 1: I've swiped the online funnel [with permission] that drives 50 plus buyer and seller leads every month for a Virginia Beach realtor.

    Example 2: I have a friend who drives home seller leads online to his agent clients in Finland.
    Agents try the service for a month and 100% continue. 2 to 5 strong seller leads per week per agent.

    When do you complete your license?

    Best,
    Ewen
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  • Profile picture of the author moki
    facebook is the best for realtors right now. Have a basic website with all the homes for sale near you and then promote a different home each day on facebook. Also share funny or interesting homebuyer articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmericanMuscleTA
    Real Estate is my cup of tea...
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  • Profile picture of the author Grahamyellop
    dear warrior,
    i think you need to get listed in local directories online or offline both, attend parties, spend time in gym, use your own company name logo tshirts, and meet up with travelers, join social networking sites and promote your services / products.
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  • Profile picture of the author PlatinumPi4u
    Internet marketing and real estate is a very profitable venture.

    Face book is where it's at, unfortunately... Make sure you team up with big hitters in your area because it is a tough game.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Lafuddy
    Originally Posted by iRunThis View Post

    Two weeks from now, I'll be taking the licensing test for the state of Georgia.

    Just wondering if anybody else does a mix of internet marketing and real estate.

    Other than a strong online presence for collecting local leads, have you found any ways to incorporate online marketing into your real estate career?

    Even if you're not in real estate, all ideas are welcomed. Just trying to get an idea of what marketing strategies I can have ready by the time I get my license, in order to have an edge on the competition.
    Good for you!

    If you do what everyone else is doing, you'll get one thing for sure: Competition

    Competition can mean less business and less money, if you don't find another approach.
    I bought and sold houses for years, in the right neighborhoods, at the right prices, by going door to door and talking to homeowners. While others were sitting waiting for the phone to ring, I was out talking to a seller about listing or buying their property.

    I used other methods to find sellers as well, ads, direct mail, telemarketing, but I made more money and did more business by walking neighborhoods than anything else.

    Oh, and I never ran into a competitor doing the same thing I was doing, either.

    Food for thought.

    Good Luck!

    Ron
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    • Profile picture of the author StarkContrast
      This is actually a great post, Ron.

      I've been telling my wife all along, "yes there's a lot of competition, but it you do what no one else is doing, you'll kill it." She's about ready to take her licensing test, and i"m considering the career move myself after the dust is settled.

      How did your conversations go? How'd you get the ball rolling without being salesy? I mean, you're knocking on doors, "interrupting" people in their home, what do you talk about that would interest people and keep the ball rolling?

      I could actually see a scenario knocking on doors before an open house to invite neighbors to the open house, but just going around on a Saturday afternoon cold knocking sounds...intriguing and a tad intimidating.

      Thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ron Lafuddy
        Originally Posted by StarkContrast View Post

        This is actually a great post, Ron.

        I've been telling my wife all along, "yes there's a lot of competition, but it you do what no one else is doing, you'll kill it." She's about ready to take her licensing test, and i"m considering the career move myself after the dust is settled.

        How did your conversations go? How'd you get the ball rolling without being salesy? I mean, you're knocking on doors, "interrupting" people in their home, what do you talk about that would interest people and keep the ball rolling?

        I could actually see a scenario knocking on doors before an open house to invite neighbors to the open house, but just going around on a Saturday afternoon cold knocking sounds...intriguing and a tad intimidating.

        Thanks.
        Congrats to your wife. I'm sure she'll do fine.

        Women always outperform men - in real estate...and a lot of other areas as well.

        Once you're out there talking to people, you'll pretty much figure out what to say.

        Each conversation is a little different.

        Listen. Let them speak. Wait until they have finished speaking, before you reply.

        That's the easy part.

        The most important part - the DOING, getting out there "seeing and talking to the people" determines your long term success.

        Everything else that you do will be secondary to this.

        Good Luck!

        Ron
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      • Profile picture of the author animal44
        Originally Posted by StarkContrast View Post

        How did your conversations go? How'd you get the ball rolling without being salesy? I mean, you're knocking on doors, "interrupting" people in their home, what do you talk about that would interest people and keep the ball rolling?
        In my days as a property investor, my "best friend" was...

        The postman.

        He knew everyone and everything. He could tell me when people were ready to move, often before they knew So I only spoke to people who were ready to sell...

        And what do people want before they even consider selling up? Figure that out and offer it to them, and you'll have a foot in the door...

        We got valuations on our apartment a couple of years back as we've decided to sell.

        One of the agents started phoning us every couple of weeks - "are you ready to sell yet?". Her number got blocked. She hasn't figured this out yet and still calls...

        Two others gave us the valuation and left us to come back to them. Both would be considered, except...

        The forth one has unobtrusively kept in touch, giving us information that is of value. He's not annoying or obtrusive. He's getting the business. No question.

        Originally Posted by StarkContrast View Post

        I could actually see a scenario knocking on doors before an open house to invite neighbors to the open house, but just going around on a Saturday afternoon cold knocking sounds...intriguing and a tad intimidating.
        How often does someone buy the house down the road...?

        Usually people are aspirational. They'll buy in a better neighbourhood. So your neighbourhood will be somewhere on their journey.

        Moving from a city centre apartment to the suburbs as their family expands. Moving to a larger more prestigious home as their income increases. Downsizing as the kids leave and the larger home becomes a handful to manage.

        You want to find where people are coming from and they're the ones you want to invite...
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  • Profile picture of the author fratt55
    hey there

    great question

    I have an offline realestete presence in real estate for severel years without a license

    you can get any thing done online with realestate these days

    why would you waste your time with a realestate license?

    a license broker use to get 6% commission the traditional way

    but now a days you can the same work done for 2% commission

    I would recommend that you invest your time/money in a realestate program where you can

    buying and selling realeatete wholesaleing and retailing

    you dont need a license for that

    good luck

    ok
    talk soon
    sam f
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Lafuddy
      Originally Posted by fratt55 View Post

      hey there

      great question

      I have an offline realestete presence in real estate for severel years without a license

      you can get any thing done online with realestate these days

      why would you waste your time with a realestate license?

      a license broker use to get 6% commission the traditional way

      but now a days you can the same work done for 2% commission

      I would recommend that you invest your time/money in a realestate program where you can

      buying and selling realeatete wholesaleing and retailing

      you dont need a license for that


      good luck

      ok
      talk soon
      sam f
      Actually, in most locations in the U.S., you or someone representing you, DOES need a license, to buy/sell real estate, wholesale or retail.

      No sense getting off on the wrong foot and getting fined because you didn't understand the law. A call to the state licensing office should get you the information you need.

      Ron
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    Local SEO for small towns/suburbs.
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  • Profile picture of the author BuddyFox
    Originally Posted by iRunThis View Post

    Two weeks from now, I'll be taking the licensing test for the state of Georgia.

    Just wondering if anybody else does a mix of internet marketing and real estate.

    Other than a strong online presence for collecting local leads, have you found any ways to incorporate online marketing into your real estate career?

    Even if you're not in real estate, all ideas are welcomed. Just trying to get an idea of what marketing strategies I can have ready by the time I get my license, in order to have an edge on the competition.
    I run the #1 Team in my region for a well know real estate brand...Our business is almost entirely cold calling...
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