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How Are You Using the iPad for Real Estate?

by James Shiner on 2:17 pm May 3, 2010

The iPad 3G came out last week and a few people I know were waiting to buy until the 3G version came out. I assume this was the case for many buyers. Of course the 3G model has a $14.99 per month service fee for 250MB of data transfer or $29.99 for unlimited transfer. Whats nice though is there is no service contract: “Best of all, there’s no contract. So if you have a business trip or vacation approaching, just sign up for the month … Read More »

Real Estate RainCamp™

by Brad Andersohn on 7:02 pm February 8, 2010

What the heck is a RainCamp™? Isn’t it really a TechCamp?  Is RainCamp™ anything like REBarCamp?  Maybe you heard this is an event for ActiveRain only?  What makes RainCamp™ different, and why would you want to attend?  Do I have to pay a fee to attend a RainCamp™?  What’s the true value and benefit of going to RainCamp? Hopefully, this will help explain and answer some of these questions: “Real Estate RainCamp™ is a full day Conference/Seminar that is packed with valuable content, presentations, and … Read More »

Use Linkedin and Facebook to Increase Conversions

by Ryan Hinricher on 6:09 pm January 31, 2010

As many social media experts, gurus, and ninjas try to “monetize” social media for their clients, others are focusing simply on the connection and interaction with clients.  Dare I say “engaging”?  Engagement used to be for when 2 people decided to get married, but today it has quickly become the reason you use Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets.  In fact, it might be the most overused word of 2009.  We all agree social media and engagement are here to stay though, at least … Read More »

Can Twitter Really Increase Your Real Estate Sales?

by Jeff Manson on 8:31 pm October 11, 2009

Can anyone tell me why so many agents spend so many hours on Twitter? It seems a lot of agents are caught up in the Social Media hype these days and Twitter is high on their list.  Is the business they generate off Twitter predictable and duplicate-able or just a big waste of time? I have been trying to figure out if agents are really getting business from spending so many hours following people and tweeting or is it a way to avoid what they … Read More »

TwitCam – Streaming Video for Twitter

by Brad Andersohn on 2:19 pm July 23, 2009

Livestream announced a new video product for Twitter called This is not a “How To” video product for those who like to put together bicycles without instructions! lol~ All you need is a webcam and a twitter account and you can stream live video and chat on Posts your video description and link to Twitter for followers to see. While broadcasting, chat with viewers from your broadcast page. There is no sign up required, no software required, will handle up to 100,000 plus … Read More »

Social Media in Real Estate – Part 3: ActiveRain

by James Shiner on 12:04 pm January 15, 2009

Are you a part of the largest real estate network? If you’re not, you should be. It’s FREE to join! What are you waiting for!? Join Now! If you are, then you’re already taking the right steps towards success. I am of course talking about ActiveRain. From the site: “Our goal is to ‘Empower the real estate professional‘ and as an extension empower the consumer.” So what does this mean for you, the real estate agent, you might ask? Well let me tell you. ActiveRain … Read More »

Social Media in Real Estate – Part 1: Twitter

by James Shiner on 9:25 am September 29, 2008

There are a number of free tools out there that can help you market yourself and your listings through the use of social media. Whether it’s posting an item on Facebook, blogging on Active Rain, uploading a video to ZIPVO (my employer), or posting a tweet on Twitter, these tools can help you get connected and stay connected with your buyers and associates. If you haven’t heard some or any of the above sites, do not panic. In this series of posts I’m going to … Read More »

Social Media Marketing Webinars

by Brad Andersohn on 12:12 pm August 13, 2008

Pat Kitano and Kevin Boer from Domus Consulting and Transparent RE will be conducting a 13 week webinar series on the topic of Social Media Marketing, Networking, and all the other elements of what makes this new phenomenon have such an impact on the Real Estate Industry. Some of the weekly topics include: Preview Social Media Marketing – Why an Online Presence is Critical to your Future Career in Real Estate Week 1 Defining your Online Presence Strategy – Benchmarking Week 2 First Practical Steps … Read More »

Mixx it up – New Communities Feature

by Jeremy Rivera on 2:33 pm June 26, 2008

One of the big social bookmarking platforms has been; it is a very 2.0 platform allowing submission of articles, pictures and videos. They’ve taken the next step in branching out into becoming a full blown Social Media site by releasing their Mixx Communities. This very quickly allows Mixxers to create and participate in bookmark exchanging societies. It was just announced today, so it will be interesting to see how it grows. The interface is very intuitive, and easy to setup. I was able to … Read More »

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