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“Meet The Experts” In Person This Weekend at NAR

This weekend at the NAR Expo 2008 in Orlando, Florida, you will have a chance to meet two of the stars from the HomeGain Blog AND from HomeGain’s Ask The Experts Live Real Estate Forum, in person — Mitch Ribak and Joseph Ferrara!

Visit the HomeGain booth #3231 on Saturday and Sunday to meet them and discuss business strategies.

From 10am-NOON on both days, Mitch Ribak of Tropical Realty in Suntree, FL, will be available to speak with you about strategies to improve how you capture leads, managing leads, and converting more leads into clients — on both agent and broker levels.  Mitch will spotlight BuyerLink as well as his successful products, 100 MPH Software and eHomes Realty Network.

From 2pm-4pm, Joseph Ferrara of Sellsius Real Estate Blog will give advice for how to build a successful real estate blog, promote yourself on social networking sites and increase your online presence.  Joseph was just named by Inman News as one of 25 Most Influential Real Estate Bloggers list for 2008.

Their time and advice is FREE to booth visitors so make sure to stop by and learn some valuable advice from two guys who really know their stuff!

Let us know you are coming by emailing me at blog@homegain.com.  Also, if you are a HomeGain customer who is planning to come by our booth, you can RSVP for your FREE GIFT now by emailing me in advance.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on November 3rd, 2008 under Real Estate Trade Shows

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7 Strategies to Stay in the Groove

I have noticed that in almost all sales – Real Estate is no exception – salespeople tend to have up and down cycles in their sales stream. Most just attribute this to luck but I think there is more to it than that. I think they work hard to create leads and then when they are working the leads they stop generating new ones.

This creates a cycle where leads are generated, then there are sales, then there’s a down period, and the cycle begins again. In my opinion, it is important to cut out the down periods by continually creating new leads and improving all systems.

It seems that the same type scenario occurs in all phases of our business. Whether we are working on leads, systems, or marketing. We get motivated and work hard to generate or improve and then we cycle into a sloppy phase.

So…my question is how do we stay motivated to continually improve our lead generation techniques, systems, marketing, etc.?

Here are some ideas to stay in the groove: Continue reading this post

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Posted by: Wayne Long on August 18th, 2008 under Motivation

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The Case Against Blogging

Bloggers often universally praise their craft and encourage others to do so with evangelical zeal.

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Is blogging a good thing? I’d say it depends on why you blog. There are a lot of good reasons to blog. For example, Mitch Ribak advocates blogging as a means of staying in touch with existing customers.

There are many reasons, however, NOT to blog.

This is the case against blogging for business:

I know that blogging against blogging is a bit like dancing against architecture but here are some questions to ask before you start blogging:

1. Are you a Realtor or a writer?

The concept of Realtors as bloggers reminds me of the cliché of waiters as actors. “I don’t really sell houses; I am working on my screen play.” Unless you like writing, don’t bother.

2. Who cares?

Potential customers want to see listings, find out what their homes are worth, know how many houses you sold in the last year and what your commission rate might be. Of less interest to consumers when selecting a Realtor probably is Continue reading this post

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on February 7th, 2008 under Blogging and Social Networking, Guest Bloggers

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