Weekly Marketing Tip

Virginia Beach Homes

Live Streaming

Facebook’s Live Streaming is a great tool to use as an agent.

You can stream live from an open house while talking to potential clients and they can view the house remotely and ask relevant questions that you can answer live.

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FREE App of the Week

Todoist – Manage your tasks from anywhere – even offline. Add, complete, and re-schedule tasks from your phone, tablet, desktop, browser, email, and more.  Keep track of important deadline with due dates and recurring dates.  Integrates with Google Drive, Cloud Magic, Sunrise Calendar, Toggl, IFTTT, and Zapier.

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Weekly Marketing Tip

Virginia Beach Homes

Weekly Marketing Tips

Use Local Information

  • Being a local expert is expected from your clients.
  • Find local events or big news that matters to clients or people visiting your site or social media
  • Use local keywords on your site to boost your Google rankings for certain areas or events that people are searching for

 

FREE App of the Week

Dwellr- This app is backed by the Census Bureau and produces data-rich neighborhood guides.  Information includes median age of residents, median home values, educational background, and more.  This lets clients truly see what a neighborhood is like before making an offer.  The app can use GPS features in your phone to provide you with statistics for your current location.

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Vacation Home Sales: Sales Down, Prices Up

Virginia Beach Homes

The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. The survey revealed many characteristics of both vacation home purchasers and investors. Today, we want to concentrate on the vacation real estate market.

The survey found that vacation-home sales last year declined to an estimated 920,000, down 18.5% from their most recent peak level of 1.13 million in 2014. However, this is still the second highest number of vacation sales since 2006.

Vacation Sales: Sales Down, Prices Up | Keeping Current Matters

Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist explained:

“The expanding pool of buyers amidst a dwindling number of bargain-priced properties led to tighter supply and fewer sales and caused the price of vacation homes to rise. Furthermore, the turbulence that hit the financial markets the second half of the year likely seized some would-be buyers’ available cash.”

As Yun mentioned, the sales price of vacation homes rose in 2015:

Vacation Sales: Sales Down, Prices Up | Keeping Current Matters

Tomorrow, we will be providing an infographic that will highlight the other findings about vacation home sales from the survey, and in two weeks, we will report on the investor side of NAR’s survey.

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Weekly Marketing Tip

Weekly Marketing Tip

3 Ways to Make the Most of a Good Cause

In cause marketing, everyone benefits. For Realtors, it can be a great way to support charities and organizations – and the community.

Here are three ways to make the most of your cause marketing.

Choose a cause you believe in. Whether donating time or money, align yourself with a group that has a mission you can get behind and support long-term.

Tout your involvement. Marketing is all about visibility; people need to know what you’re doing and why. Whether you hang a banner at a charity event, place a Miracle Home or Miracle Property sign rider on a listing, or give a public announcement and appeal for more donations in a press release, your affiliation can help shape positive perceptions about both you and the organization you’re supporting.

Stick with it. Approach this as a sustained effort – a long-term relationship. The longer you’re involved, the more you can give, and the greater the rewards will be for you and the organization.

FREE App of the Week- PDF Converter – This free app lets you convert photos, pictures, contacts and text message in PDF files.  Convert documents from iWorks and MS office.  Easily share the PDFs via Dropbox, iTunes file sharing, or email.  PDF converter assists to convert any type of document to PDF format within seconds and keeps the layout and styles same as the original document.

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Weekly Marketing Tip

RE/MAX Alliance – Virginia Beach Real Estate

Weekly Marketing Tip

Grow Your Email List

  • Sending emails to your past clients is a must, but also use those emails to keep your name in front of potential clients
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for an email address and always work on growing the list
  • Monitor and track who is reading you emails by using automated services online
  • Make it easy for anyone to subscribe to your emails or find you email address easily on your website and social media

 

FREE App of the Week

The Profit Centre- The Profit Centre is a business training center designed to assist the agent, broker or team to excel in their respective estate businesses.  This is a secure web and mobile-based solution for sales professionals. It features online business planning, activity tracker and reporting center.

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Don’t Be Fooled… Homeownership Is A Great Investment!

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Some Highlights:

  • Harvard University’s Joint Center of Housing Studies recently released the top financial & emotional reasons to own a home.
  • Owning is a good way to build up wealth that can be passed along to your family as it is usually a form of “forced savings.”
  • You’re paying for a house whether you own or rent, but owning gives you control over your living space.

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