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4 Top Tips for Facebook – Take Your California Real Estate Career to the Next Level

Here at Big Block Realty, we like to encourage our agents to stay on top of the latest technology to help their business thrive. Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business has a lot to do with keeping up with current tech trends to make sure we’re doing everything possible for our clients. Stay on top of current technology to make your career in real estate a successful one!

Chasing SuccessFacebook is by far the most popular social media platform running today. So it’s easy to understand why the business world has taken notice. With well over a billion users, not having a Facebook page for your business is simply unthinkable.

The real estate industry is no exception. One survey suggests over eighty percent of real estate agents use Facebook for their business. And while Facebook is pretty easy to learn and manage, it never hurts to hear a few ideas to maximize its performance for your business. See if you can implement any of these ideas for your real estate business.

Make A Plan- That means setting up attainable goals for starters. Why are you using Facebook? Do you want to generate leads? Keep in touch with clients? Show your listings? Of course you can do all these things, just have a blueprint before you get started. Set your goals and figure out what steps you’re going to take to reach them before getting started.

Time Management- How much time are you going to spend on Facebook during your workday? Social media can quickly become a black hole if you let it.

Set up a block of time to work on your Facebook page every day and stick to it. You’ll get it done and be able to stay productive in other areas. But don’t sacrifice flexibility. Squeezing in a moment to check your Facebook doesn’t necessarily mean derailing your day, just stay on schedule.

Be Visual- One of Facebook’s strengths is sharing pics. Don’t be stingy when it comes to posting great photos. Post pics of listings (inside and out), neighborhoods, yourself, happy clients, and anything that your followers might enjoy or find helpful.

Consistency- Nobody wants to visit a Facebook page that hasn’t seen a new post since Christmas before last. Be consistent in your postings. Make a daily or weekly schedule and stick to it. Consistency is a vital building block of your Facebook community.

Big Block Realty encourages our agents to use helpful tools that will increase their success. Try Big Block Realty if you want a rewarding career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

A career in real estate allows you to use social media in ways no other career can.

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Take Your Real Estate Business to the Top with Twitter in 2015

Here at Big Block Realty, we want our people to have the skills they need to make their transition into their new careers go as smooth as possible. Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business is all about building strong skill sets to make sure we’re doing everything possible for our clients. Stay on top of current technology to make your career in real estate a successful one!

Property Service In Social Media

You’re no doubt using Facebook for your real estate business. It’s hard to imagine any business not using the world’s most popular social media platform. With over a billion users, it’s pretty ubiquitous in every industry. But are you making use of Twitter?

The platform has become the number one social media platform for getting out short, easily consumed bits of information in real time. If you’re social media marketing strategy is Facebook centric, you may be missing out on all Twitter has to offer real estate professionals. Here are a few ideas you might try as you begin your Twitter journey.

Establish Yourself As An Authority In Your Field- Your Tweets should be about more than just your listings. Speak about your industry. Comment and inform on the market. Spotlight some of the selling points of your neighborhoods and territory. Talk about school zones and amenities like public transportation, etc. Build a community and participate in conversations. Social media is about making connections with people, so put yourself out there and interact.

Take Advantage Of Scheduling Tools- Real estate agents can lead hectic work lives. Showings, paperwork, generating leads, and open houses can really eat away at your day, so anything that helps you stay on track is worth a try. Scheduling tools like Hootsuite can let you plan and send your Tweets automatically saving you from having to be on your device all day.

Use Hashtags- Hashtags are a great way to get your Tweets seen by Twitter users who are not among your followers. Hashtag the neighborhoods where you have listings. You can also hashtag the subject of your Tweets not related to your listings, for example, #marketnews.

These are just a few ideas for getting started on the right path as you merge Twitter with your existing social media marketing strategies.

Big Block Realty wants to equip our our agents with helpful tools that will increase their success. Try Big Block Realty if you want a rewarding career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

A career in real estate allows you to use your social media marketing skills like no other career out there today. If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, we’d love hearing from you!

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Simple Social Media Solutions for Top Producing California Realtors

Here at Big Block Realty, we want to help our agents new to the industry as best we can. Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business is about more than just making sales. It’s about learning new skills and honing them for top performance.

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Build your professional skill set to make your career in real estate a success.

There’s probably not a real estate agent working today who doesn’t take advantage of social media marketing for their business. But if you don’t know what you’re doing, social media can turn into a real mess. Make sure you take the time to educate yourself before firing away on every platform available. Consider the following guidelines.

Strengths- Different social media platforms have different strengths. Facebook is very personal and image driven. Twitter is small, quickly digestible information bites. Pinterest is purely image driven. Blogging is all about conveying ideas in long form. Learn how to best use each one in its own right. Then, figure out where you most effectively interact with your clients and focus your efforts there.

Time Management- Don’t let your social media marketing strategies devour your time. Take advantage of social media management tools like Hootsuite to automate your posts. If you need to hire someone to manage your social media for you, that’s all fine and good. Just stay informed about what they’re posting.

Content- Your business social media is not about you. Meaning it’s not a place for you to brag about your accomplishments (especially sales), nor is it a place for you to become an internet sensation. You want to inform and educate, and leave your followers with something useful from the experience. Build and participate in a community dedicated to your industry, not just yourself.

Be Positive- Don’t use your social media as a place to bad mouth anyone. Not the competition, not co-workers, and especially not clients. If a potential client sees you speaking negatively about anyone for any reason, it’s not a stretch in their head to imagine you doing the same about them. Keep it positive. Anything less will drive off business.

Keep these tips in mind as you implement your social media marketing strategies.

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have access to all the helpful tools that will increase their success. Want a great career with an integrity driven, 100% commission real estate brokerage? Then Big Block Realty might be the right place for you!

A career in real estate utilizes your social media marketing skills like nothing out there. If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you!

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How to Be a Better Real Estate Pro – Setting Goals & Looking Ahead

Here at Big Block Realty, we want all our agents to know as much as possible in order to succeed in their new careers. Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business is about more than just making sales. It’s about being able to look back and evaluate your performance. Learn to build on your past performance to make your career in real estate a successful one!

2015 On Athletics All Weather Running Track

The year is coming to an end and it’s time to look back and evaluate your performance. If you’re not doing some reflection, you’re missing out on a great chance to recognize what’s working and what’s not. It’s more than just looking at your numbers and being satisfied. It’s about doing some genuine self evaluation and finding ways to do things better. Here are a few areas to take a look at.

Time Management- Ask yourself how you’re spending your time. You might be surprised to find you can’t answer that simple question with a simple answer. As real estate agents, we all have to contend with generating leads, showing listings, paperwork, meetings, etc. There’s simply no getting around it. There’s also the unexpected. So it might be a good idea to track your time. See where your time is going and to what end. See if you can find better ways to manage your time through planning or enlisting the help of a virtual assistant.

Promotions- Is your marketing working for you? Is your social media getting you the results you want? Are your open houses getting people in? If your promotions are not getting the results you want, it might be time to start figuring out why. Identify which promotions got the best results and expand on them while dropping the ones that underperformed.

Identify Your Core Clients- Take a look at all your clients from the past year. Who are they? Identify who is buying from you the most. Young families? Retirees? Singles? Your particular sales territory will have a lot to do with determining this. Once you figure out who your core demographic is, you can reach out to them more effectively.

These are just a few ways you can look back on your year and evaluate your performance. Learn from your past to improve your future.

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the helpful tools that will increase their success.

Interested in a career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage? Then give Big Block Realty a try!

A career in real estate allows you to use your business skills like no other. If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you.

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Real Estate Tips for Top Realtors – Using LinkedIn to Grow Your California Real Estate Business

Here at Big Block Realty, we want all of our new agents to have access to what we’ve learned over the years. He hope we can provide a few tricks of the trade and a little knowledge to make new real estate agents more comfortable as they begin their new careers. Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Business social media network speech bubbles companyBuilding a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business is about more than just making sales. It’s about learning new skills to improve everything we do. Never stop building on your professional skill set. Learning something new makes your job that much more exciting.

As real estate agents, it probably goes without saying that you’re using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, or other social media platforms for your business. Not many businesses these days aren’t. Each of these outlets have their strengths. But if you’re not using LinkedIn for lead generation, you’re missing out on serious networking opportunities.

LinkedIn has become the number one social media outlet for professionals. It’s the place to network, get to know people in your industry, and engage with like minded people. Using LinkedIn to network for your real estate business has become a great new way to generate leads. Here are some tips for setting up your LinkedIn page to get the most out of it.

Get Your Profile Right- Your profile is your first impression, so make sure it’s a good one. Use a profile pic you would be proud to put on a business card. List your job title and your particular skill set. Make certain you’ve filled out your profile in its entirety, and make sure you’ve spelled everything right. Let people know you’re good at what you do and that you’re excited about your job.

Put Yourself Out There- Like all social media, LinkedIn is all about making connections with people. Start building your connections by reaching out to people you know first. Reach out to friends, family, and co-workers for starters.

Participate In Groups- LinkedIn has groups of all kinds, based on all kinds of affiliations. Join groups related to real estate and get involved in conversations. Comment on people’s input. It’s a great way to get your name out and build relationships. If you see someone in your group you find interesting, get to know them. If you can’t seem to find a group to your liking, you can always start one up.

Keep these ideas in mind as you start using LinkedIn to build your real estate network.

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the helpful tools that will increase their success.

Want to begin a rewarding career with an integrity driven, 100% commission real estate brokerage? Then Big Block Realty might be the right place for you!

A career in real estate utilizes your people skills like nothing out there.

If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you!

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Your Friends,

Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

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