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3 Simple Rules for Real Estate Blogging

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

Learning new ways to market and grow your business is vital for real estate professionals.

Building a successful career with a 100% commission real estate business is all about learning everything you can to improve your business.

Most real estate agents keep up with what’s going on in the industry by reading real estate news, trade publications, and increasingly, blogs.

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You may have been toying with the idea of starting your own blog as a way to increase your exposure and inbound traffic.

If you decide to start your own real estate blog, be sure to follow a few simple rules to stay out of trouble and protect your reputation and business.

1.) Don’t Make It About You-

No one reads a real estate blog for the big personalities involved. Your blog should be about your field and your relevant thoughts concerning it.

Don’t get caught up in trying to be an internet sensation. Educate and inform. Discuss and debate. Don’t brag.

No one care about your net worth, your boat, or how many houses you’ve sold.

Share your thoughts about the industry in order to help your followers.

2.) Original (Not Stolen) Content-

Want to ruin your reputation and become a pariah in your field?

Steal your fellow bloggers’ stuff.

If you get caught ripping off other people’s blogs, you’re going to get caught and publicly humiliated and then go broke because no one wants to do business with you.

Enough said.

3.) Don’t Run Your Mouth-

This means you don’t use your blog to bad mouth your fellow real estate agents, your clients, or anyone else, for that matter.

Your blog is no place for the airing of grievances and your personal issues with anyone. Your blog is about your experiences in your field, and that’s it.

Not only should you keep your blog clean, you should also never reveal any kind of confidential information about your colleagues or clients, (or yourself).

If you reveal something damaging or embarrassing about someone, don’t be surprised when you get sued.

At the very least, no one will want to work with you out of fear you’ll bad mouth them later.

Blogging can be a great way to build your business. Just be sure you’re doing it right.

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Real estate allows you to use your marketing skills like no other career out there.

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Online Marketing Tips for New Agents

It’s vital for new real estate agents to learn all they can as they start their new careers, and we want to help as much as 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 making sure your agents are as well trained as possible.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to internet marketing in real estate. Big companies can spend a ton of money hiring professionals to do the job for them.

But that’s just not economically feasible for a new real estate agent just starting their career. But that doesn’t mean there are no options out there.

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It may seem daunting, but crafting an effective online marketing strategy for your real estate business is very possible on a small budget. Here are a few ideas.

Start A Blog-

Don’t worry if you’re not a master of the written word. Your blog isn’t about impressing an English professor.

It’s about establishing yourself as an expert on your territory and getting ideas and experiences across to your followers and clients.

A blog costs literally nothing but a little of your time, so there’s really no good reason not to be blogging.

Keep it genuine and focus on providing a something of value for your followers.

You can blog about anything real estate related. Your listings, the market, even a neighborhood spotlight are all perfect topics for blogging.

Social Media-

This is pretty much a no-brainer. With billions of users across multiple platforms, social media is perfect for real estate agents.

Because it’s so image driven, Facebook is the perfect place for posting images and videos of your listings. The same can be said for Pinterest.

You can tweet information about new listings, open houses, and big changes to the market.

YouTube-

Video is a great way to highlight your listings. Get a camera and learn the basics.

You’re not trying to shoot an art film, just become confident enough to shoot videos with consistent quality.

You can do video tours of your listings and share testimonials from satisfied customers.

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 place for you!

A career in real estate utilizes your customer service skills like no other field.

If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, give us a call today!

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Building Relationships – Tips for Growing Your Real Estate Business

Here at Big Block Realty, we want to pass on what we’ve learned through the years to our new agents. He want to pass down a few tricks of the trade and a little know how to make new agents more capable as they start 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 learning from the past to improve everything we do. Never stop building on your professional knowledge. Learning something new makes you that much more effective.

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In real estate, your past clients are a direct line to potential new clients. Even in today’s high speed, social media driven business world, word of mouth is still a powerful marketing tool. Your goal is for all of your past satisfied clients to drop your name to their friends, family members, and co-workers when the time comes for them to find a real estate agent.

But how do you stay in touch with your past clients without becoming an annoyance? It’s a fine line, but there are ways to keep in touch without becoming a problem. Here a few you might try.

Reach Out To Past Clients On Social Media- Make connections with your past clients on Facebook. It’s a great way to give advice on home ownership, the housing market, etc. You can also stay abreast of important events in your clients lives, such as a new baby, a relocation on the horizon, or even a death in the family. Use social media to pass on congratulations and condolences, and to let your past client know you’re there if they need you.

Christmas/Birthday Cards- This is a great way to reach out and let your past clients know you haven’t forgotten them. Send creative cards at other holidays, too, like Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July. Don’t forget to wish client’s children a happy birthday, or even throw in a little gift card to a popular local restaurant. You can send a card for any myriad of occasions, including the anniversary of the purchase of their home, their children’s graduation from high school, or an important religious or cultural milestone like quincenera a bar mitzvah.

Newsletters- Homeowners are generally interested in the events in their community and the state of the housing market. You can also include important information about maintaining their home through the year, remodeling advice, or even something as simple as maintaining their yard during a drought. Remember, if your newsletter isn’t useful, it’s going in the trash.

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 place for you!

A career in real estate utilizes your interpersonal skills like no other field.

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

Your Friends,

SOS picOliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

 

Have questions?—> Contact us today

Big Block Realty, Where California Real Estate Agents Earn 100% Commission

Career Success Tips: Managing Your Time

You’ve probably heard it said that time is your most valuable commodity.

When you can manage your time well, lots of other things fall into place.

The people who can’t seem to master time management end up feeling frazzled all the time, never really getting anything accomplished and always running behind.

As a real estate professional, time management is key to success.

Here are a few tips for managing your time that we hope will inspire you, whether you are struggling or knocking things out of the park. Either way, time management can always be improved upon!

1. Make a Plan 

If you have a plan, you will feel more in control of everything that is going on. Even if you have to deviate from it occasionally, it’s still there to give you that outline of what to expect.

2. Create a List 

You might think this is the same thing as a plan, but a daily to-do list is more specific.

Write down things that need to be done and rank them in order of what is most important.

Don’t allow yourself to get sidetracked by things that aren’t relevant.

3. Set the Pace 

When you pursue a career like real estate, you are essentially your own boss.

This means you have to set your own pace and stick to it. Don’t try to follow someone else’s lead.

However, there are successful people out there you can stand to learn something from.

For example, take a look at our interview with Josh Altman of Bravo TV’s million dollar listing.

4. Keep Focused

Don’t let yourself get distracted by things that may come up along the way.

Stick to the path you are on and keep your eye on the prize.

By setting realistic goals and rewarding yourself when you obtain them, you’ll have more success and manage your time better.

5. Learn to Say No 

You can’t help everybody at the same time and you can’t be everything to everybody.

There’s always going to be someone who wants what you have and wants it for free.

Know that your services offer value and don’t get taken in by people who just want to take advantage of you.

Build the right relationships with clients so that you can ensure long-term success.

One day you will look back at your life and think about how you spent your time.

You won’t want to have wasted it so spend it wisely now! You’ll thank yourself later.

Let us know if you have any questions, we are always here to help.

Big Block Realty is California’s leading 100% commission real estate brokerage. As part of our team, you will keep your entire commission while still enjoying all the perks of working with an industry leader such as Big Block.

A career in real estate allows you to leverage your potential in a way that no other industry or field can. If you’d like to learn more about a career with Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you!

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Oliver, Sam, Spencer and
The Big Block Realty Family

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Benefits of a Career with Big Block Realty: Social Media Training

There are many reasons to consider a career as a Realtor with Big Block Realty, California’s leading 100% Commission Brokerage.

One of these is the specialized training we offer our agents.

This applies to topics across the board, but one in particular is social media.

Social media is a big part of building a brand or business and it simply can’t be ignored.

Some people might consider themselves savvy when it comes to social media, but if you are feeling a little less confident, we’re here to help!

We want to equip you with the social media skills so that you can effectively use this marketing medium to reach more customers, strengthen relationships with current customers and close more sales.

Below are a few of the most popular social media platforms and some quick and easy ways you can use them in your real estate career.

1. Facebook –

Probably the most popular social media platform, Facebook is great for real estate professionals because it connects you to your audience. As this platform grows, the potential for connection grows with it.

Think about Facebook as a way to share your content, including current listings, photos of homes, and satisfied customers.

2. Twitter – 

Twitter is more of a conversation and a way you can connect with friends as well as individuals you haven’t met. You can find conversations about topics that interest you and jump right in.

Use Twitter to promote your content and establish yourself as a leader in your industry by sharing your expert opinions.

3. YouTube

Videos are a popular medium for promotion and the real estate industry has embraced that! Now that most phones have decent video cameras, you can shoot quick videos and upload them to YouTube as a way to promote a home or property.

You can also shoot longer, informative videos about your business or as a way to give customers an introduction to what you do.

4. Pinterest 

Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board that allows users to gather images from the web and organize them into categories.

Since there are so many visual aspects of real estate, Pinterest can work to your advantage as a real estate professional.

 

Here at Big Block Realty, we believe in investing in our agents’ success. We are California’s leading 100% commission real estate brokerage and as part of our team, you will keep your entire commission while still enjoying all the perks of working with an industry leader such as Big Block.

 Your Friends,

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Oliver, Sam, Spencer and
The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

Big Block Realty, 100% Commission Real Estate California Brokerage

Big Block Realty Voted Best 100 Commission Real Estate Brokerage, proudly serving: San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and much more!