Industry Technology Veteran Joins National Sales Group!

Industry Technology Veteran Joins National Sales Group welcomes Brett Barlows, industry veteran, to build and strengthen’s relationships with brokerages. As the Strategic Accounts representative for, 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 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 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 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 and bring in a little extra cash with a chance to win $500! You can enter the Rake in Success this Fall with 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!

Hold the Ultimate Social Media Contest with This Helpful Timeline

by Erica Campbell Byrum as presented at Social Fresh 2014

It’s become very apparent that social media has become an essential component of any company’s marketing efforts. However, with all of the buzz around social media, it’s sometimes tricky to separate the “noise” from establishing and building meaningful relationships with your followers. That’s where social media contests come into play! Contests are a great way to increase excitement and exposure of your company and brand because it allows you to crowdsource loads of content. If you plan on running a social media contest, use this timeline to successfully plan and execute the ultimate contest! Continue reading

RE/MAX Survey and $100 Promotion Official Rules

Official Rules Please read these Official Rules before entering this promotion (the “Promotion”). By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.


Eligibility: The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant’s state of residence), and are a real estate agent and/or broker duly licensed or similarly legally permitted to represent buyers and/or sellers in residential real estate sales/purchase transactions. If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and (“Sponsor”) reserves the right not to award prizes to you. Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor’s advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

Promotion Period: The Promotion starts at 9:00 a.m. (all times Eastern Time) on July 16, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Except as otherwise expressly stated below, all entries must be received during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win a prize. How to Enter: In order to enter for a chance to win $100.00 you must first complete the survey provided through the email that was sent to you from Once you have completed all the questions within the survey, you must submit the survey by 7/16 and you will then be entered into the Promotion one (1) time.

You may submit a maximum of one (1) entry into the Promotion. In the event that you submit more than one (1) entry into the Promotion, all entries into the Promotion may be eliminated and you may be disqualified from winning the prize, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entries that are inappropriate for any reason, including without limitation inappropriate language. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

Prize: One (1) winner will receive a gift card in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the prize is one hundred ($100.00). All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on Prizes are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner; and all Prize Winners will receive a 1099 tax form for the value of their Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

Random Drawing: The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held by August 15, 2014. The winner will be notified via the email address provided in the entry form by August 20, 2014. To claim a prize, winner should follow the directions in the winner’s notification. The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within three (3) business days following the date of attempted notification. Prize will be awarded within two (2) weeks after winner verification. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or an affidavit of eligibility by a potential winner is not returned within three (3) business days, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.

The prize is awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize. If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.

General: Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant’s participation in the Promotion. By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases the Sponsor and each of the Sponsor’s parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion. Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize. The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.

Winner List; Rules Request: For a winner list, send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope after August 30, 2014 and before August 30, 2015 to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: “Share Your Thoughts For Your Chance to Win $100” Survey Winner List (Monica Torresi). To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: “Share Your Thoughts For Your Chance to Win $100” Survey Rules Request (Monica Torresi). Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.

Sponsor: Homes Media Solutions, LLC, 160 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510.Confidentiality: Information provided by you to participate in this Promotion is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy at