Celebrate Arbor Day and Grow Your Business with These Landscaping Staging Tips

HDC-Arbor-Day-2187Sterling Morton had a simple goal in mind when he founded Arbor Day back in 1872, which was to have one day that was dedicated to planting and conserving trees.  Each year, people across the country use this as a chance to show off their “green thumbs” in order to help preserve our environment. When you’re out supporting the cause on April 24th, you should also consider how these efforts could be used to grow your real estate business. Continue reading

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Busiest Season of Real Estate is Upon Us- Is Your Website Ready?

One of the most important steps to ensure that your website is sending business your way is optimizing it for mobile. In fact, a National Association of Realtor’s study uncovered that 89% of home shoppers use a mobile search engine at the onset and throughout their research. Google’s new mobile algorithm is being released today, so its time to take action and have your website up and running on mobile devices.

Experts are calling this monumental change “Mobilegeddon” because it’s expected to transform the internet as we know it, and since Google is the world’s most popular search engine, it’s critical that your audience can discover you here. Today is “D-day” and if your website isn’t prepped for a mobile audience, it needs to be done now. Make sure you know the requirements of Google’s new algorithm to get a better idea of what steps still need to be taken. Continue reading

5 Tips to Capture More of Homes.com’s Record Traffic Growth

HDC-B2B-Blog-Image-2181Spring is in the air and as the snow melts up north and the days get longer across the country, home buyers and sellers are prepping for the summer buying season. We continue to see strong consumer trends at Homes.com with a 52% year-over-year increase in website traffic for March and over 13 million unique consumers looking at homes! Continue reading

Drive Your Marketing with Social Media — Free Webinar

RISwebinarblogThis Wednesday, April 15th at 3 PM/ET, join RISMedia and Homes.com for a special RISMedia Agent Webinar — “Close 50+ Deals a Year with Social Media.” In this free webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • convert social media prospects into clients,
  • share compelling content that generates leads,
  • grow your database through social media,
  • and prioritize social media marketing plans.

Hear great tips from social media masters Mike Bjorkman (Home Smart NCG) and Deanna Miller (Stark Social Media Agency), along with Homes.com’s own national speaker, Joe Sesso.

Availability for this free webinar is extremely limited, so be sure to register to reserve your seat now!

40% of U.S. Markets Have Now Recovered from the Housing Bust!

Houses-with-TreesWondering what home prices looked like at the start of the New Year? The most recent Homes.com Local Market Reports have arrived and you’re going to like what they have to say. It’s official ‒ 40% of all U.S. markets have reclaimed their peak home prices prior to the recession! Now that we have that out of the way, let’s take a closer look at activity during January 2015 in the Top 100 and Top Midsize markets measured in this report. Continue reading