Ep. 166: Tips for Networking During Virtual Events

 With shaking hands no longer an option, knowing how to meet people online is your next best bet. Virtual events and conferences have exploded in popularity since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, and there is no indication that the trend will reverse.[i] There are, after all, a large number of benefits to meeting virtually,… Read more »

Ep. 246: 5 Consumer Trends That Are Rocking It in 2021

 Tips to Make 2021 Consumer Behavior Work for You Who should listen: This episode is for brands and retailers wanting to be on the cutting edge of the hottest trending consumer behaviors of 2021. Key idea: For today’s consumers, “value” means far more than getting what you paid for. Action item: Consider and change,… Read more »

How to Get the Most out of Your Name Searches on Google

If people are curious about you and want to learn more about your business, it’s likely that they might Google your name for more information. This can easily sway their opinion one way or another and, in some ways, offers a valuable first impression to potential clients. A lot of what is available on Google… Read more »

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10 Best Ways to Connect with Younger Buyers

According to NAR’s mid-year demographic survey, the average real estate agent is a 55-year-old white female who attended college and is a homeowner. By contrast, the median age of first-time homebuyers is 33. That means that real estate professionals may not be plugged in to the platforms and processes that make for effective marketing and… Read more »


Whose Name Is It Anyway? A Guide to Personal Branding

Think of any established brand—Starbucks, for example—and immediately a distinct image comes to mind. Whether it’s the recognizable white cup with the familiar green siren, or the image of a cozy coffee shop with local patrons, Starbucks has established a brand for themselves, and it isn’t going anywhere any time soon. In 2011, the Seattle-based… Read more »

8 Tips for Starting Your Professional Facebook Page

If you’re thinking about creating a professional Facebook page but are unsure of where to start, don’t worry—you’re not alone. As anyone familiar with the site will tell you, Facebook changes and evolves its features regularly. It can be a proverbial moving target for marketers who are trying to find the best steps to set… Read more »

Why You Need to Stop Using a Facebook Profile for Business

If you are still using your personal Facebook profile to market yourself or your business, you need to stop. Immediately. Not only are you missing out on the many benefits that Facebook provides business pages, but you’re also violating Facebook policy. The terms clearly state the following information: “You will not use your personal timeline… Read more »

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Common Farming Mistakes (and What You Should Do Instead)

Farming is one of the most effective strategies you can use to zone in on a target market and become the dominant real estate agent in a specific area or with a specific demographic. While many have mastered the basics of farming, agents can get better results from farming by avoiding common mistakes and remembering… Read more »

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10 Tips Agents Can Use to Advertise on Social Media

Implementing a focused social media strategy seems to be a perpetual resolution for real estate professionals. With so many platforms and so many ways to approach the task, it’s no wonder social media becomes either a dreaded task or an afterthought for many agents and brokers. If you are trying to jumpstart your online presence,… Read more »

Ep. 189: Maximize Your Facebook Advertising with Grant Wise

 Dynamic Remarketing How to adjust your Facebook marketing strategy to include video in your remarketing campaign and multiply lead conversions. Here’s an intriguing question: How do you get in front of your audience without calling, texting, or emailing them? Grant Wise is the president and co-founder of Witly, a client generation software for real… Read more »

5 Tips for Nurturing and Closing Leads from Zillow and Realtor.com

With so many of the national real estate portals—Realtor.com, Zillow.com, and others—generating and offering leads for sale, purchased Internet leads have become a source for many of today’s real estate professionals. But, once you’ve purchased and received the lead, how do you turn that into viable business? The dawn of the Internet has changed how… Read more »