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How Do Real Estate Agents Get Listings?
As a real estate agent, the lifeblood of your business is winning new listings. Whether you're a new agent or have years of experience, the number and quality of your listings determines your revenue and your local reputation. Top real estate agents get listings and new clients through a variety of lead generation strategies. If you want to get listings, grow your business, and become your local market's go-to real estate expert, consider these 16 real estate home listing generation tips. Build Your Reputation Offline As a real estate agent who wants more home listings, you need to be sure people in your network and community are aware of your real estate services. 1. Tell Friends and Family You're in Real Estate Don't overthink it: Step 1 to getting more real estate listings is to make sure people you already know are aware of your real estate practice. Agents tell us all the time that they started in the business by helping friends and family members sell their homes. Some even make a point of telling new acquaintances that they're in real estate. You don't have to force it: Just by telling people you're in the real estate business, you open yourself up to people's questions about selling homes – and possibly even their business. 2. Learn Your Local Market If you're going to identify yourself as a real estate agent, you'll likely receive questions about the local market. Real estate agents who get listings are those who have learned their local market and can answer these questions intelligently. Consumers want to list their homes with agents who understand the quirks and realities of their local market. Selling a home in December can look much different than selling a home in June. And selling a home when the market is red-hot is different than selling when inventory is high. Above all, selling a home in one city or town or neighborhood may be much different than selling in another – every location has unique considerations, including schools and taxes. Make sure you are up-to-date on the local market and the differences in home selling between different neighborhoods. If you're an expert real estate agent, it will show, and you'll get more home listings. 3. Meet Other Agents Being educated and informed about real estate and your local market is important. It's made easier and is more likely to lead to getting home listings when you have relationships with other agents. Meeting other agents often involves joining local real estate chambers and organizations and attending networking events. Other methods include joining neighborhood groups or real estate charities. By meeting and developing relationships with other agents, you'll learn more about your market and how successful real estate professionals operate. You'll also develop relationships with the people who represent buyers. This allows you to hear about what buyers are going through and what they're looking for – making your listing presentations more compelling and informed. 4. Develop a Community Presence As you learn your market and meet other agents, you should also develop a strong, noticeable, consumer-facing community presence. Having a community presence helps you get listings. The agent name on the back of Little League jerseys, the yard signs, the billboards, the ads in church bulletins, the overall involvement in your community – when it's time to sell and people need to think of a local real estate agent, you want to be who comes to mind. Grow Your Reputation Online At one time, the aforementioned offline methods may have been enough to establish and maintain a sustainable real estate practice. But not anymore. To get listings, you need a strong online presence. 5. Complete and Verify Your Google Business Profile The first and most essential component of a strong online reputation is a verified Google Business Profile. Your Google Business Profile appears at the right hand side of the screen when people search for you online. It includes complete business information, including your contact information, recent listing photos, hours of operation, and reviews. Having a complete, verified Google Business Profile is essential. It tells consumers that you're a credible real estate professional who is ready to do business. 6. Get Google Reviews The next step to building a strong online presence and getting more home listings is to populate your Google Business Profile with reviews. Just as when they're offline, people who are searching for an agent online don't usually have someone specific in mind. Instead, they search for terms like "real estate agents near me." You want to be at the top of these results, and you can, with positive, plentiful Google reviews. Notice that the top agents in this generic search all have dozens of reviews and a high review rating? That's because Google wants to serve searchers agents who are trustworthy. Reviews serve as a proxy, and are essential to any agent who wants to get home listings. With positive Google reviews, you'll appear at the top of Google search results, attract more attention from sellers, and get more home listings than other real estate agents. 7. Appear on Homes.com Getting listings means reaching consumers. And reaching consumers means appearing on the Homes.com agent search directory. Homes.com and Homesnap are both now part of CoStar Group, and tens of millions of dollars are being invested to surge traffic on Homes.com. Already, Homes.com is a leading portal for people looking for an agent to help them sell a home. And the sellers who arrive are valuable: 85% of Homes.com visitors who are planning to sell have not yet selected a listing agent. Clearly, the Homes.com agent search directory is a place you need to be if you want listings. And you can ensure a place at the top with Homesnap Pro+. Pro+ members are automatically boosted to the top of the agent search directory, ahead of thousands of competitors. Your profile, synced with Homesnap agent information, will be ahead of thousands of your competitors – winning you real estate listings. 8. Prospect for Off-Market Sellers Being findable online is important. But particularly during market downturns, being able to effectively and efficiently prospect online for off-market sellers is crucial to getting new home listings. Traditionally off-market prospecting involves knocking on doors or dropping leaflets that ask whether people want to sell their home. The world's become more complex: If you want listings, you should be using Homesnap Pro+ to identify properties that are likely to sell before they hit the market. Homesnap Pro+ members have access to a range of premium filters, including home loan balances, that help you market your services to people who want to sell their home but haven't yet selected an agent. Top agents are proactive, and real estate agents who get listings use Homesnap Pro+ to prospect for new clients. 9. Use Social Media Organically Social media is important for real estate agents, and a component of winning new listings. The benefits of social media are manifold, and include brand and name recognition. But perhaps the biggest benefit of organic – or non-paid – social media is that it allows you to publicly establish yourself as a real estate expert. Post about the market, offer advice, or ask your followers what they're looking for in a home. Either way, you're demonstrating to potential sellers that you think critically and seek feedback about the market – boosting your chances of getting more listings. 10. Run Ads on Social Media After laying the groundwork with strong organic social media, you can use paid social media to draw large numbers of leads into your sales funnel and get more home listings. Our data scientists crunched the numbers and found that consistent investment in paid advertisements pays off for agents. In fact, agents who buy Facebook Ads through Homesnap earn 2.5 times more leads from Facebook than agents who use social media but do not buy paid ads. Targeted, data-backed Homesnap Pro Ads help you zero in on sellers, pitch your services, and get more home listings. Showcase Your Professionalism and Competency As your presence online and offline expands and you get yourself in front of more sellers, don't forget that showcasing professionalism and competency helps you win more home listings – now and in the future. 11. Deliver Compelling Listing Presentations Being recognizable and well-known is great, but for some sellers, deciding on a real estate agent takes more persuasion. Enter the real estate listing presentation. Listing presentations are your opportunity to convince a potential client that you're thorough, professional, and attuned to their needs. Listing presentations are designed to preemptively answer consumer questions such as: What's the background of the agent or brokerage? What's the state of the local market? What homes like mine has the agent sold before? What kind of marketing plan does the agent use? How does the agent plan to price my house? What plans does the agent have for my open house? Does the agent have access to photography and photo editing expertise? Overall, being prepared with a strong listing presentation will win you real estate listings. 12. Always Treat Your Buyer Clients Like Prospective Sellers Winning attention and affection from sellers is always important, but a long-term, sustainable listing generation strategy requires treating buyer clients like prospective sellers. Think about it: Needing to sell a home usually means needing to buy a home. Buyer clients sometimes get a bad rap because of the amount of work necessary to help them find their dream home. But if you do a good job for buyers, you'll be their preferred agent when it's time to sell, and you'll win more listings. 13. Ask for Referrals Hopefully, prospective clients will get a taste of your professionalism, ability, and work ethic through your Google reviews. But winning more real estate listings means being prepared for anything, and that requires referrals. Ask for past clients to refer you to friends, family, and other people they know. Also be sure to ask your clients for feedback. If you're doing a good job, these remarks will be largely positive, and you can share these comments with new prospective clients to get more listings. 14. Stay in Touch With Past Clients Remember that referrals and Google reviews and representing clients multiple times all become less likely if you fail to stay in touch with past clients. The same goes for winning listings. Real estate agents who consistently get listings are usually those who maintain contact with past clients. This doesn't have to suck up too much time: Just periodically check in with your former buyers and sellers to see how they're doing. Simply staying front-of-mind helps boost the odds you'll be hired for their next real estate go-around, and will increase the number of listings in your portfolio. 15. Have a Professional Headshot and Polished Listing Photos Too often, agents appear unprofessional, untrustworthy, and ineffective because they lack a professional headshot and have listing presentations and an online presence that features poor lighting and staging. Those agents cost themselves listings. Don't be one of them. Instead, have high-quality, well-lit, professionally-shot and staged headshots and listing photos. If your brokerage or agency doesn't provide that service, it's still worth it: To be a real estate agent who gets listings, you need people to know you're a legitimate professional with a sharp presentation who is ready to do the job. 16. Host Great Open Houses The last piece of advice to get more real estate listings might seem counterintuitive: Host great open houses. It seems weird. Once you have listings, isn't the focus entirely on getting the best deal by impressing buyers and people touring the home? The answer is yes, but that's exactly why hosting the best possible open houses is a must. Those buyers are very likely to be sellers once they've signed a contract on a home. Some people at the open house are simply getting a feel for the real estate market. When it's time for them to list their home, they'll remember the well-staged open house, and be more likely to give their listing to the agent that hosted it. Get More Home Listings and Grow Your Real Estate Business Getting real estate listings isn't easy. But getting enough listings to thrive as a real estate agent isn't complicated: Develop your offline and online reputation, and consistently demonstrate that you're a professional, thorough agent who is worth consumers' business. Over time, and with the help of this guide, you should find that you have enough listings to maintain a thriving practice and develop a real estate business that gives you pride. To view the original article, visit the Homesnap blog.
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New Realtor.com Buying Power Tool Shows What Homes Are Affordable Based on the Buyer's Finances
With interest rates constantly changing and home prices at all-time highs, understanding what you can afford has never been more important. To give buyers a more objective view of their budget, Realtor.com has introduced a new buying power tool to help home shoppers see whether a specific home is "affordable," "a stretch," "difficult" or "out of reach." It uses a home a shopper's specific financial details, current mortgage rates, taxes, insurance and HOA fees to determine if the monthly payments will be comfortable. Buying power labels now appear directly on home listings on Realtor.com, making Realtor.com the first national home search site where shoppers can filter their search by selecting their desired affordability range. Recent Realtor.com surveys found that more than two-thirds (68%) of shoppers were surprised by what they could actually afford for their first home. Additionally, 32% of recent buyers found it difficult to understand how changing mortgage rates affected their monthly payments and 62% were surprised by closing costs. Realtor.com's affordability calculator and buying power tool can help prevent these unhappy surprises during the home buying process. "There is nothing more disappointing than falling in love with a home only to realize that you can't afford it, and nothing more exciting than realizing you can afford that dream home. However, there are many factors that go into affordability," said Colleen Coyle, vice president, product management, Realtor.com. "We introduced this tool to help shoppers better understand how much home they can afford and if specific homes fit their budget given their personal financial situation. This tool is especially important right now with rising interest rates – which can add hundreds of dollars to monthly payments and impact buying power." A home's affordability is more than just the asking price. Many first-time home buyers don't realize the added costs of things such as HOA fees, taxes and insurance, not to mention closing costs, which can really add up. Realtor.com's new buying power features give home shoppers the opportunity to input their monthly income, debt payments and savings to determine their budget. Users can save this information to their buyer profile and then search only for homes that fit that budget. To calculate buying power, buyers can visit the Realtor.com affordability calculator and enter their income, monthly debt payments and available funds. By saving this information to their profile, listings on Realtor.com will include an affordability label – "affordable," "a stretch," "difficult" or "out of reach." Users can also filter their search by homes that are within their desired affordability range. Learn more here.
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Industry News

Homesnap Recognizes Top Pro+ Agents With Excellence in Client Service Awards
Homesnap Pro+ was built so that real estate agents could increase productivity, dominate Google search results, and grow their business. Pro+ agents' results were so strong in 2021 that we wanted to recognize it publicly. Enter the Homesnap Excellence in Client Service Awards. Homesnap's Excellence in Client Service Awards are physical trophies awarded to Homesnap Pro+ agents who exhibited superb service to their customers, as demonstrated by the quantity and quality of the reviews featured on an agent's Google Business Profile. Excellence in Client Service Award recipients receive a physical trophy, mailed to their office address. Agents are notified via email about the award once their trophy has been shipped. Agents who receive a Excellence in Client Service Award also have their Homesnap agent profile enhanced with a gold check-mark. To qualify for a Homesnap Excellence in Client Service Award, you must be a Homesnap Pro+ member. We use a combination of factors to determine outstanding client service, including: Total number of Google reviews Average review rating Strength of online presence Want to qualify for next year's Excellence in Client Service Award? First, make sure you're a Homesnap Pro+ member. Then, use the One-Click Review Tool to make sure you have positive, plentiful reviews on your verified Google Business Profile. For reference, in 2021, Excellence in Client Service Award winners averaged more than 16 Google reviews and had an average rating of 4.9 stars out of 5. Already received an Excellence in Client Services Award? Congratulations! Remember to share a photo of your award on social media, and consider upgrading to a fully-managed digital advertising solution with Homesnap Concierge. To view the original post, visit the Homesnap blog.
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Redfin Reports an Uptick in Searches and Tours Highlight Buyers' Mortgage-Rate Sensitivity
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FTC Takes Action to Stop Online Home Buying Firm Opendoor Labs, Inc. from Cheating Potential Sellers with Misleading Claims about its Home-Buying Service
Company Will Have to Pay $62 Million and Stop Deceiving Consumers about the Supposed Benefits of its Service August 1, 2022 -- The Federal Trade Commission today took action against online home buying firm Opendoor Labs Inc., for cheating potential home sellers by tricking them into thinking that they could make more money selling their home to Opendoor than on the open market using the traditional sales process. The FTC alleged that Opendoor pitched potential sellers using misleading and deceptive information, and in reality, most people who sold to Opendoor made thousands of dollars less than they would have made selling their homes using the traditional process. Under a proposed administrative order, Opendoor will have to pay $62 million and stop its deceptive tactics. "Opendoor promised to revolutionize the real estate market but built its business using old-fashioned deception about how much consumers could earn from selling their homes on the platform," said Samuel Levine, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "There is nothing innovative about cheating consumers." Opendoor, headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, operates an online real estate business that, among other things, buys homes directly from consumers as an alternative to consumers selling their homes on the open market. Advertised as an "iBuyer," Opendoor claimed to use cutting-edge technology to save consumers money by providing "market-value" offers and reducing transaction costs compared with the traditional home sales process. Opendoor's marketing materials included charts comparing their consumers' net proceeds from selling to Opendoor versus on the market. Those charts almost always showed that consumers would make thousands of dollars more by selling to Opendoor. In fact, the complaint states, the vast majority of consumers who sold to Opendoor actually lost thousands of dollars compared with selling on the traditional market, because the company's offers have been below market value on average and its costs have been higher than what consumers typically pay when using a traditional realtor. The agency's investigation found that Opendoor also violated the law by misrepresenting that: Opendoor used projected market value prices when making offers to buy homes, when in fact those prices included downward adjustments to the market values; Opendoor made money from disclosed fees, when in reality it made money by buying low and selling high; consumers likely would have paid the same amount in repair costs whether they sold their home through Opendoor or in traditional sales; and consumers likely would have paid less in costs by selling to Opendoor than they would pay in traditional sales. Enforcement Action Opendoor has agreed to a proposed order that requires the company to: Pay $62 million: The order requires Opendoor to pay the Commission $62 million, which is expected to be used for consumer redress. Stop deceiving potential home sellers: The order prohibits Opendoor from making the deceptive, false, and unsubstantiated claims it made to consumers about how much money they will receive or the costs they will have to pay to use its service. Stop making baseless claims: The order requires Opendoor to have competent and reliable evidence to support any representations made about the costs, savings, or financial benefits associated with using its service, and any claims about the costs associated with traditional home sales. The Commission vote to accept the consent agreement was 5-0. The FTC will publish a description of the consent agreement package in the Federal Register soon. The agreement will be subject to public comment for 30 days, after which the Commission will decide whether to make the proposed consent order final. Instructions for filing comments appear in the published notice. Once processed, comments will be posted on Regulations.gov. NOTE: When the Commission issues a consent order on a final basis, it carries the force of law with respect to future actions. Each violation of such an order may result in a civil penalty of up to $46,517. The Federal Trade Commission works to promote competition and protect and educate consumers. Learn more about consumer topics at consumer.ftc.gov, or report fraud, scams, and bad business practices at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.
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BoomTown
Expert lead generation, IDX websites, intelligent CRM, lead management services, and more, come in flexible packages that scale with your success. See why BoomTown is the #1 user-rated real estate CRM year after year! Teams that use BoomTown do more business! [2021 RealTrends Study] Teams with under 15 agents that use BoomTown do 13-44 more transaction sides per agent than peers. Teams with 16-30 agents that use BoomTown do 10-11 more transaction sides per agent than peers. Teams with 30+ agents that use BoomTown do 5-6 more transaction sides per agent than peers. See how BoomTown stacks up against other top CRMs in the Real Estate CRM Comparison
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WATCH: How to Build Lifelong Client Relationships
The signs of a market downturn have made themselves known: soaring interest rates and falling home sales. But there's no need to panic, especially if you've taken care to build long-term relationships with your clients. It's all about building genuine, human relationships with your database, as we explored in a recent webinar. Josh Flo, real estate team lead at eXp Realty, shared his strategies for doing just that, as well as the technology that gives him a leg up on his competition. Watch the webinar below to learn everything from how to provide value to your clients, to anticipating consumer needs, to leveraging lead concierge services, and more. Webinar Guests Josh Flo, Team Lead, Flo Real Estate Brokered by eXp Realty Moderator: Marilyn Wilson, President, RE Technology Video Timeline 0:00 - Moderator Marilyn Wilson introduces the topic and panelist. 1:52 - Josh Flo shares why building lifelong relationships is important to your real estate business. 3:45 - Providing undeniable values to your clients. 6:18 - Finding the balance between building in-person relationships and using automation tools. 8:20 - Anticipating consumer needs in the era of COVID, high interest rates, and more. 11:00 - Creating a seamless click-to-close experience. 14:58 - How to turn clients into raving fans. 16:54 - What's a lead concierge service? 24:52 - How to ensure no leads get left behind. 27:48 - How to organize your database and leverage it effectively. 31:03 - Josh shares time management for those who believe they're "too busy" to manage leads. 37:54 - Strategies for nurturing long-term relationships. 49:19 - Josh shares what made him decide that he needed to run his business differently, and why he chose BoomTown. 51:46 - Why a down market is NOT the time to ditch your systems and processes. Next Steps To learn more about BoomTown, watch this product tour Read articles about CRM and Lead Management, or explore more CRM solutions and Lead Management tools in our Product Directory Watch more webinars
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[WATCH] The Secrets to Securing Listings: Learn Ways to Stand Out and Market Yourself Like a Pro
It's tough out there in today's housing market. Buyers are struggling to find houses, and Realtors are struggling to find listings. While little can be done about low inventory, there are strategies you can use to find seller leads. In this webinar, Elm Street Technology leads viewers through a class on how to generate high-intent seller leads and convert them into clients. Watch the recording below to learn tips, tricks, and strategies on how to bring in leads both organically and via advertising, and how to win the listing presentation. Webinar Guests Tom Bauman, Business Development Consultant, Elm Street Technology ‍Stephen Haladay, Business Development Consultant, Elm Street Technology Video Timeline 0:00 - Tom Bauman introduces the topic and fellow panelist Stephen Haladay. 5:18 - Lead generation starts with an online presence. 6:25 - Home seller statistics. 7:21 - IDX websites as the hub of your online presence. 11:30 - The importance of blogs for your website's SEO and what to post. 16:47 - Benefits of social media marketing to your online presence. 18:04 - Facebook for real estate marketing, including what to post. 25:52 - Leveraging LinkedIn and Twitter. 28:50 - Instagram for real estate marketing and what to post. 31:00 - Leveraging YouTube and what types of videos to post. 34:29 - Using paid traffic to capture high-value seller leads. 37:03 - Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising and which keywords to use. 40:29 - Interruption-based marketing. 46:45 - Email campaigns for targeting seller leads. 47:53 - Using direct mail to target sellers at home. 48:44 - Offering your database an "annual real estate check-up" as a lead engagement strategy. 50:09 - How to nail the listing presentation and stand out from the competition. 51:07 - CMA presentation tips. 51:33 - What to say on your next listing presentation. 53:05 - Webinar recap. 55:25 - Learn more about Elevate's all-in-one solution, and see a live demo. Next Steps Visit ElmStreet.com to learn more Read articles about Online Marketing and Social Media, or explore more Online Marketing solutions in our Product Directory Watch more webinars Register now for Elm Street's Educational Summer Webinar Series
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Social Media Essentials: Secrets to Thriving in a Low Inventory Market
In a low inventory market, real estate agents need to do a little something extra to stand out from the competition. Fortunately, that something doesn't have to be too stressful to execute. In fact, when it comes to marketing, it's most important that agents be consistent. But consistent at what? In a recent webinar, guest speakers Dylan Handy and Tom Bauman outlined a systematic approach to marketing your real estate business on social media and online. Watch the recording below to find out everything from what to post, to gaining a following, and beyond: Webinar Guests Tom Bauman, Business Development Consultant, Elm Street Technology ‍Dylan Handy, Business Development Consultant, Elm Street Technology Video Timeline 0:00 - Tom Bauman introduces the topic and fellow panelist Dylan Handy. 5:32 - The top seven marketing platforms that agents don't fully utilize. 7:43 - Why blogging is so important for SEO, what agents can blog about, and guidelines. 16:50 - Marketing on Facebook: what to post, how to gain a following, boosted posts vs. ads, and more. 33:48 - How to use LinkedIn to reach out to professionals. 37:22 - How using Twitter helps you reach Millennial real estate consumers. 40:19 - How to leverage YouTube for real estate marketing. 43:57 - What to post on Instagram, how to set up a business account, using Stories, and more. 46:27 - Why your real estate website should act as the hub for all your online marketing activity. 51:49 - A look at paid traffic sources like Google Ads and Facebook Ads. 56:21 - Is online/social media marketing essential for real estate businesses? 57:53 - How Elevate's all-in-one solution can help agents market across multiple online channels. Next Steps Visit tryelevate.com to learn more Read articles about Online Marketing and Social Media, or explore more Online Marketing solutions in our Product Directory Watch more webinars
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WATCH: Market Like a Social Pro in 2022
When it comes to real estate marketing, it's not about what you know or who you know, but who knows you. That's what we discovered in a recent webinar about upping your online marketing game in 2022. Presented in a fun, fast-paced class format by two social media educators, webinar attendees learned all about: The top platforms that agents are under-using How to use those platforms to bring in leads What to post How to cross-promote across all your platforms And so much more! Watch the webinar recording below to learn how to take your online marketing strategy to the next level in 2022: Webinar Guests ‍Stephanie Alfonso, Business Development Consultant, Elm Street Technology ‍Dylan Handy, Business Development Consultant, Elm Street Technology Video Timeline 0:00 - Stephanie Alfonso introduces the topic and fellow panelist Dylan Handy. 3:21 - Stephanie on what Elm Street Technology is and what the company offers. 3:58 - Dylan talks about a new class that Elm Street is offering, "Getting Social with Dylan." 6:05 - The two sides of lead generation traffic: free and paid. 7:15 - What are your weaknesses in social media? Your business strengths? 9:18 - The top seven platforms that real estate agents don't fully utilize in their online marketing strategy. 10:20 - How to use blogging to boost your SEO and generate leads. 12:39 - What should you blog about? 16:31 - Blogging guidelines for success. 19:39 - The ins and outs of marketing on Facebook, including what to post. 29:00 - What is an optimized Facebook post? 31:05 - Facebook ads vs. Facebook boosted posts. 35:00 - Promoting your business on Instagram. 37:49 - Promoting your business on LinkedIn. 39:36 - Leveraging Twitter for online marketing. 42:25 - How to leverage YouTube in your marketing strategy. 44:48 - The importance of real estate websites to SEO and lead generation. 47:26 - Why online marketing starts with blogs and integration. 48:40 - What to say about your marketing strategy at your next listing appointment. 49:36 - The two major paid lead generation sources. 52:20 - All about PPC ads, or paid search ads. 53:48 - Zillow/Realtor.com ads versus PPC and social media ads. 55:07 - The importance of systems and processes to handle incoming leads. 55:35 - The secret to successful social media and online lead generation. 57:56 - How Elevate can help real estate agents with their online marketing. 1:04:42 - An exclusive discount on Elevate for RE Technology subscribers. 1:15:55 - Who to contact to learn more about Elevate or to sign up. Next Steps Visit tryelevate.com to learn more Email Dylan or Stephanie for more information Read articles about Online Marketing and Social Media, or explore more Online Marketing solutions in our Product Directory Watch more webinars
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WATCH: Turning Your Database into a DataBANK
In 2014, Greg Dallaire decided that it was "time that we invest in a Ferrari instead of driving a Chevy." The broker/owner of Dallaire Realty wasn't talking about automobiles, however, but on upgrading his team's technology to take their business to the next level. That's when his team started transforming their database into a "databank." In a recent webinar, Greg shared the techniques he uses to maximize the value of his database. He touched on everything from leveraging analytics to gauge a lead's interest levels, his past client outreach strategy, and how regular, in-person events make a difference to his brokerage. He also shared how investing in a high level CRM—BoomTown, in his case—made all the difference to his team's success, and he showed us exactly how he uses it. Watch the webinar recording below to learn how a top real estate practitioner is using technology across his team of 12 people to absolutely kill it in their local market. Webinar Guests Greg Dallaire, Broker/Owner, Dallaire Realty Moderator: Victor Lund, CEO, RE Technology Video Timeline 0:00 - Moderator Victor Lund introduces the topic and panelist. 1:00 - Greg Dallaire on growing his brokerage and the technology he uses. 7:25 - Why a successful real estate team is about more than "body count." Greg discusses the longevity of his team members and how he supports their growth. 11:55 - Proof of success: Greg shares his team's sales numbers over the past eight years. 17:57 - Nurturing your database, including past clients, is crucial for a healthy sales pipeline. 19:36 - The details of how Greg leverages past clients and reaches out to them using his CRM, BoomTown. 30:42 - How Dallaire Realty leverages events in his business. 40:13 - How Greg leverages Seller eAlerts, which are like a mini CMA, to get clients to return to his website regularly—rather than going to Zillow, realtor.com, etc. 47:47 - Using predictive analytics with closed clients. 49:38 - Greg recommends a book, Ninja Selling, as a boon to his business. 50:30 - Q&A segment. Next Steps To learn more about BoomTown, watch this product tour Read articles about CRM, or explore more CRM solutions in our Product Directory Watch more webinars Register for our next webinar, Market Like a Social Pro in 2022
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