7 Tips for Holiday Party Networking – Debra Trappen on Secrets Unplugged

As the holiday season swings into full effect, you’ll likely be attending plenty of cocktail parties and luncheons. Sure, this is a great time to catch up with old friends, but it’s also a perfect time for growing your business in 2015. Debra has 7 great tips and tricks to make meaningful (and hopefully profitable) connections at the next party you attend.

Debra Trappen is founder of d11 Consulting. Debra uses her 20+ years of experience in sales, marketing, and recruiting to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs and executives to define their personal brand and vision.

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Homes.com Social Updates: Facebook Sweepstakes Policy Update

Effective November 5, 2014, Facebook users were no longer required to ‘like’ a Business Page in order to enter the Homes.com Social Sweepstakes. Previously, a user had to ‘like’ the community Business Page before being eligible for entry. All other aspects of managing entries and selecting the winners of the Sweepstakes will remain the same.

Facebook has required this change to improve quality connections and help businesses to better reach their target audience. The site wants users to ‘like’ Business Pages because they want to connect with and hear from the business, not solely because they want to enter a contest. Facebook believes this update will benefit both general users and advertisers.

The Homes.com Social Sweepstakes App and marketing collateral have been updated to reflect these changes. Homes.com Social clients will still benefit when promoting the Sweepstakes to grow traffic and retention on their Facebook Business Page.

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Social Media Specialist at SocialSupport@HomesConnect.com or call 866-236-0313 Monday-Friday 8-5 PM Eastern.

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Industry Technology Veteran Joins Homes.com National Sales Group!

Industry Technology Veteran Joins Homes.com National Sales Group

Homes.com welcomes Brett Barlows, industry veteran, to build and strengthen Homes.com’s relationships with brokerages. As the Strategic Accounts representative for Homes.com, Brett works across the country promoting marketing solutions to larger brokerages. He assists brokerages that want to increase online and mobile exposure, high-quality consumer inquiry generation, improved social media performance, and more.

Brett Barlows has been involved in many aspects of the marketing and technology side of the real estate industry, having formerly worked for Heartland Multiple Listing Service, CoStar, and realtor.com. Through this experience, Brett has learned best practices from some of the more tech-proficient brokerages and agents in the nation. Since the mid-1990s, he has strived to make marketing technology easier to implement for agents and brokerages, with the end result being a more productive real estate practitioner.

As 2014 comes to a close, reach out to Brett for expert marketing advice when creating your 2015 business plan. Connect with Brett Barlows at either 913-915-7769 or brett.barlows@homes.com to schedule a consultation.

If you will be attending the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo and would like to meet with Brett, click here to schedule a consultation!

Rake in Success this Fall with Homes.com Facebook Like Sweepstakes

HomesPro_Facebook__Like__Contest_600x600_1888Calling all real estate professionals! HomesPro is excited to announce our newest sweepstakes! Rake in Success this Fall with Homes.com and bring in a little extra cash with a chance to win $500! You can enter the Rake in Success this Fall with Homes.com Facebook ‘Like’ Sweepstakes by ‘liking’ the HomesPro Facebook page and entering your information into the sweepstakes application and no participation is required! Doesn’t get much easier than that. Read the official rules to learn more.

The chance to win ends October 26, 2014 so be sure to enter while you can. Good luck and happy selling in Q4!