The Hello Bar is a simple notification bar that engages users and communicates a call to action.

Inbound Marketing Services For Real Estate Professionals

Remember the old days when real estate agents just sold real estate?  When I say old days I mean 4 or 5 years ago.  I am a business development manager for a national title insurance company here in Phoenix Arizona, I help real estate professionals-real estate agents and lenders-get found on the Internet where over 90% of today's consumers start their home search or research. As I mentioned, I help real estate professionals get "found" online.  Consumer behavior has changed, … [Read more...]

Real Estate Professionals: If I Had Only Known

If I had only known. I remember back in 2005 and the beginning of 2006 when the Phoenix metro housing market was INSANE. I am a business development manager for a national title insurance company here in Phoenix Arizona, I help real estate professionals-real estate agents and loan officers/lenders develop systems to grow their business. I recall the market literally exploding in 2005. I cant tell you exactly when it started all I can tell you is it did, and Fast. … [Read more...]

Linkedin Recommendations: Are You Annoying?

linkedin for REALTORS

You can file this one under RANT This post was originally written in December of 2010. Too bad it's still relevant :-( OK, I have been at this blogging game for a while now.  Those of you that read my blog {you're on it} or the articles I syndicate through my social media channels; Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Linkedin know this is the real me.  I don't pull any punches and I don't try to be someone I am not.   I'm a business development manager for a national … [Read more...]

Phoenix, Arizona Maricopa County Sales Data 2010

I am a business development manager for a national title insurance company in Phoenix Arizona.  I help real estate professionals-real estate agents and loan officers/lenders-grow their real estate business.  I do this many ways but that is a different post. Because I am on the "ground" so to speak, I sometimes get calls and questions from consumers like yourself.   "How is the market?"  "What do you see the market doing?"  "Is now a good time to buy/sell?"  "What is a short … [Read more...]

How Is Your Real Estate Marketing Working For You?

I have often been told that I have a weird sense of humor. I can believe that. Something that I find funny others don't, human nature I guess.  2010 marks my 10th year in the title industry. I am a business development manager for a national title insurance company in Phoenix Arizona. I help real estate professionals-Real estate agents and loan officers-to develop strategies, marketing strategies, to grow their business. Over the years, I have seen some CRA-A-A-A-ZY … [Read more...]

Real Estate Professionals: I Bet You Have Never Had A Call Like This

Its happened to you before.  You are busy, probably calling your clients checking in to discover if they or anyone they know is in need of your services.  I get it.  It is stressful.  Being a real estate professional is certainly stressful, in any market, especially this one.  An environment where 80+% of all sales in the Phoenix Metro area are distressed sales, Bank owned (REO) or short sale. Anything can and most likely will happen when closing one of these. So, there you … [Read more...]

REALTORS: How Your Smart Phone IS Puting Your Safety At Risk. Geotags

If you are like me, you have a smart phone.   In fact, when I meet someone that still has one of those ancient "traditional" phones I am amazed. A smart phone certainly makes the real estate profession easier. We can check our email, take pictures, shoot and edit video, update our social networks, get GPS directions and so much more.  Smart phones simply do so much more than a traditional phone. Especially in the real estate industry. I know it's fun and sometimes good for … [Read more...]

Put some LOCAL in your Real Estate Business

Real estate agents around the country know how important the Internet is to their business, at least they better, to survive.  Consumers go to the internet when looking for homes.  They don't necessarily go to the Internet for real estate, they go for homes. I am a business development manager for a national title insurance company here in Phoenix, Arizona. I help real estate professionals get "found" online. 5 years ago, when a real estate agent talked to a potential home … [Read more...]