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Diego, Real Estate Pro in Texas

Marketing tools

Asked by Diego, Texas Mon Aug 18, 2008

Hi Everyone,

Let's make a list of the best marketing tools ( internet, websites and software) available today to do Real Estate.

I will start with
Trulia.com (of course)
Craigslist.org
backpage.com

anyone?

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I have been a member of Active Rain for five years. I can tell you that there is a wealth of free information on this site. If anything new comes up, a member will post about it, in detail. You can post your listings here, also. I believe that it is the most active site for real estate agents. If you would like to join us, here is a welcome link:
http://activerain.com/action/referrals/frokicki

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I will offer you details on the search area of AR.

I, also, use: *have the best results
Google Buzz
Twitter
Facebook
IDX system
VFlyer
Postlets
Zillow
My current database*
Handwritten notes*
Client events*
phone calls*
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 27, 2011
Business card case. In pre-historic times, I carried business cards in my wallet or jacket pocket. By the time I reached for a card to hand someone, it was usually bent or worn - very embarrassing and a shabby professional image. Problem was solved with a simple brass plated business card case that keeps my cards looking fresh and crisp as I hand them to prospects. Also a great place to stick cards as I receive them.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 27, 2011
Thanks to all for the great comment, great list Fran!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 27, 2011
To make sure your listings stand out make sure you take great pictures & virtual tours on showable homes do help. Showcase your listings on Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow & your company website if you have one. Broker open houses are great, signs, brochure boxes w/ flyers, & my favorite tool the PHONE. I would certainly remember a phone call over an e-mail or text message anyday. Keep it personal & talk to people,
that will get you the best results
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 27, 2011
I have used all of the sites listed so far. We are trying to hit a growing list for our clients and continue to see positive effects of using sites like facebook, wordpress and blogger.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 16, 2008
topproducer8i for all in one real estate web application
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 10, 2008
I really like Zillow, Active Rain, and Trulia - all have been great resources. LinkedIn has been a wonderful tool although it's not exclusive to real estate.

As a user of InfusionSoft, I must agree with Carlos. It's fantastic!!! Automating your marketing really saves time and helps further the sales process without requiring you to be deeply involved until it's decision time.

I've included a link below to register to receive a free report from them entitled "The Edge of Success." It's a good read if you haven't checked it out already.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 10, 2008
JOIN ACTIVE RAIN IMMEDIATELY!

Here is my invitation to Trulai members;

http://activerain.com/action/referrals/mmk
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 22, 2008
kijiji.com (free like craigslist and backpage)
SOFTWARE...INFUSIONSOFT.....amazing!!!!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 21, 2008
The best thing to do is have your own person website, with a strong SEM presence.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 20, 2008
Add to your list:

ActiveRain.com
Vflyer.com
Postlets.com
Zillow.com
Cyberhomes.com
Visualtour.com
Point2agent.com

And don't forget: REALTOR.com especially showcase
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 19, 2008
Postlets.com

And although I hate to admit it, and hate to pay for the privilege to "showcase" my listings, Realtor.com. It remains one of the most visited real estate websites around. For the time being, I believe consumer confidence with Realtor.com remains high, and I do get quite a few inquiries as a result.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 19, 2008
zillow.com is a great one and offers you a chance to edit info on your own home which is fun. I actually tell my Sellers to check in with Zillow to get their zestimate if I am unable to get them to re position their list price
Web Reference: http://www.zillow.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 19, 2008
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