social media Archive

How to Avoid Social Media Overload

Have you ever been told before that “you HAVE to be on Twitter” because of how much business you will are missing out on? Well watch out, because you’re probably listening to some self-proclaimed guru that assumes this social...
July 24, 2014

I Say Sales, You Say Marketing

We talked to John Jantsch about specific sales strategies for real estate pros, the melding of marketing and sales, and how the customer experience can be improved with a few simple changes in perspective. ...
June 20, 2014

Keep It Simple, Salespeople.

Sales is easy.  People make sales hard.  Mike Weinberg, author of the best-selling book New Sales Simplified: The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development (AMACOM Books, 2013), deconstructs the sales process from strategy to execution so that...
April 15, 2014

Don’t Let Expired Social Media Advice Spoil Your Marketing

You know how a couple of tablespoons of spoiled milk can turn your whole fridge into a sour cavern? Well, the same thing can happen with your social media plan. If you don’t stay up to date, one annoying...
March 4, 2014

The Danger of Always Being On

OK, I’m going to be honest: I don’t read Huffington Post. There. I said it. It just felt like, because this blog is about what we’re reading, if would be weird if I didn’t say that. Anyway, I have...
January 31, 2014

Social Media Advice That Will Never Go Out of Style

I was reading The Art of Social Selling: Finding and Engaging Customers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Other Social Networks (Amacom, 2014) by Shannon Belew last week and I was struck by a familiar feeling. It wasn’t déjà vu...
December 30, 2013

‘Book Report’ Displays Benefits of Home Ownership

Have you seen this consumer advertising piece from the National Association of REALTORS®? I think it’s really smart, and not just because I’m a sucker for cute kids who enjoy reading books. Here’s the truth, though: The Field Guide...
August 13, 2013

Have You Been Useful Today?

I’ve been working on my review of Jay Baer’s Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help, Not Hype (Portfolio/Penguin, 2013) for several weeks. It’s not that it’s overly long or difficult; really, my problem has been the opposite. It’s...
August 6, 2013

Busting Your Social Media Misconceptions

This week, I read through a cool little e-pamphlet called The New Age of Real Estate Communication: A Real Estate Professional’s Guide to Communicating with Social Media. Written by Lindsay Listanski, manager of social media for Coldwell Banker Real...
July 29, 2013

9 Ways You’re Misusing Social Media & Other UnAwesome Things

Scott Stratten, author of UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging, has two new books out. It’s kind of a buy-one-get-one deal; see, one book is just flipped upside-down and glued onto the back of the other one. OK, maybe a...
October 16, 2012

Cramming for the Conference

There’s a lot of information packed into the REALTORS® Conference & Expo preview in the September/October issue of REALTOR® Magazine. The whole issue is organized around education, and while most real estate professionals can’t help but learn something new...
September 12, 2012

Get Your Brand Seen on foursquare in 2012

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Make a New Year’s resolution to focus on social media platforms that work for you and your business. When I say work, I mean platforms that you’re comfortable using, enjoy updating,...
January 3, 2012

Are Your ‘Friends’ Really Friends?

By Shane Michael Singh, Editorial Intern, REALTOR® Magazine If you’re abiding by the new rules of Facebook, Twitter, and social media networking, you may have a few more “friends” and followers than you do in real life—and that’s exactly...

Excerpt From Social Media 101: Tactics and Tips to Develop Your Business Online

The following excerpt is from the book “Social Media 101 : Tactics and Tips to Develop Your Business Online” (Wiley 2010) by Chris Brogan. The book gives insight on effective use of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter,...
March 8, 2010

Excerpt from Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of the book “Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust” (Wiley, 2009) by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith. Looking for insight on how to build...
December 21, 2009