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

Real Estate Marketing With Facebook Business Pages: I Told Ya So

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"I told ya so". Normally when you hear someone say this little gem it's in reference to something someone WARNED you about. You chose not to listen and now look - you are screwed. We say this to our kids all the time. "Don't climb up on the couch, you could fall off and crack your head!" Boom. Crash. Crying kid. What follows? Yep - "I told ya so!" We just can't help ourselves. When we see someone doing something that is bad for them or their business and they choose not to … [Read more...]

Are Facebook Likes Overrated?

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Saturday night, I'm minding my own business watching cartoons. Yes, I am a 38 year old married father of 2 that watches cartoons. I have grown to love cartoons because my kids are always watching them. It was my 3rd episode of "Sid The Science Kid" when I got it. "It" was a notice from Facebook. Facebook Love vs Hate I have grown to have a love hate relationship with facebook. Don't get me wrong - we go way back - we have lots of happy memories but lately, my old friend has … [Read more...]

Facebook Real Estate Marketing Strategy: Why Should I “Like” You?

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So you have a Facebook fan page, great! What's your Facebook Real Estate Marketing Strategy? "If you build it - he will come"? While this may have been true in "Field Of Dreams" it is not necessarily a reality when it comes to your Facebook fan page. So, if consumers are not going to automatically become a "fan" of you or your real estate business you will need some kind of Facebook real estate marketing strategy to not only get them there, but to get them to become a fan. … [Read more...]

Facebook Fan Page-Business Page Alerts

A facebook fan page AKA Business Page is a great resource for my business.  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-get found online, where over 90% of consumers start their home search. I use my fan page as a hub for engagement with my clients and potential clients.  I post all kinds of suggestions to help them grow their business, save time and/or … [Read more...]

Custom Facebook Business Pages-Looks vs Function

Social media. It's E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E! You cant even watch the local news or dare I say-CNN-without being prompted to "connect with us on Facebook or Twitter!".  I have good news and bad news.  The Good News: If you like social media, you are going to see more of it in 2011 than any past years.  Large corporations are getting on board, finally realizing the importance of connecting, rather engaging with the consumer.  The bad news, with everyone jumping into social media, … [Read more...]

How To Install Roost To Your Facebook Fanpage

Got Roost? Back in March 2010 Roost, a real estate technology company out of San Francisco, launched their facebook application for real estate agents and brokers. The roost application will create a “Real Estate” tab on your Facebook profile or fanpage that shows active local (city specific) real estate listings, Altos Research market statistics, school information and more. I am a marketing representative for a national title insurance company in Phoenix Arizona, I help … [Read more...]

Caution: Social Media Experts Ahead

Video thumbnail for youtube video Caution: Social Media Experts Ahead - My Title Guy

Recently I attended a class about Facebook in Mesa, Arizona by a local social media company.  I had heard of them from other Real Estate agents and have seen some of their activity on Facebook so I wanted to see what they and their products are all about.  In this economy it is very hard to fill a room with Realtors but I have to admit that I am surprised to see this room filled to capacity, in fact its standing room only.  Now let me be 100% honest. This class was sponsored … [Read more...]

Facebook shuts down REALTOR referral page over Vanity URL issue

With all the "experts" in social media, it's really easy to take what an "expert " says to the bank.  But be careful.  Just because your best friends, sisters-cousin says that so and so is an expert in social media doesn't make it so. 3 weeks ago I went to a seminar here in Mesa, AZ by the latest "flavor of the month-social media experts" that said in a room of over 100 people, (80 of which being small business owners) ......."you don't need a website anymore, Facebook is … [Read more...]