September 15th through October 15th each year is Hispanic heritage month, a time to celebrate and pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have influenced and enriched our history, culture, and communities. With September 15th fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about how you can get involved. Continue reading
We hope you kept busy this summer, closed plenty of sales, and found some time to relax, because here at Homes.com, we’ve had a great summer. Besides adding huge upgrades to our agent and broker websites, working on publishing our first book (coming 9/12!), and working on optimizing your dashboard so you can quickly and easily make changes to your account, last month we announced an upgrade to our agent and broker website analytics program. Details about this exciting upgrade are given below! Continue reading
I live in a small apartment complex where the layout of each unit is almost identical. Despite this, each home is entirely unique because of the way the occupants have furnished and decorated their homes. Some feel large because of the utilitarian furnishings, while others seem more modestly proportioned because of the comfortable, overstuffed furniture. Some are filled with warm, earthy tones that make you feel at home. Others invite a more modern feel with eye-popping splashes of color. Each apartment is completely unique even though underneath the individual furnishings, each unit is the essentially the same. Continue reading
I’m a big fan of online reviews. Not only do they provide information about the product or service you’re researching, they also show you how the company handles problems. To me, a negative review is worth more than a positive review. If I see a lot of uncontested negative reviews, I move on. If I see the business responded with a simple “sorry for your experience” or “please contact us” response, I typically assume they’re answering just for the sake of answering and not because they really care, so I move on. However, sometimes I see a company handle a bad review very well and I work with them. After all, if I have a bad experience, I want to know that the company will do everything they can to rectify the situation. So, what should you do when you get a negative review online? Continue reading
August kicks off one of the best times of the year with so many different things to celebrate! If you think about it, it’s really an advertiser’s dream. Back to school is in full swing, then we start the transition to all things fall and pumpkin spice related, and before you know it it’s 1-2-3 Halloween, Thanksgiving, and winter holidays. It’s not only a ton of fun, it can also help you win business and continue to assert yourself as the local expert. By taking advantage of the splendors of the season, you have a built-in content strategy ready to make your business social sites a thriving (and fun) place to be. Think of this as a play-by-play or tutorial for what and how to post for the rest of the year, as well as what to look forward to each month! And of course, I won’t leave ya hanging, there are going to be examples to help you close out 2017 as strong as ever.