Reaching out and marketing to clients has drastically changed over the years. Now, more than ever before, you can connect with potential clients on a personal level through the use of social networking sites. There’s one network that combines both the accessibility to client’s actions and the ability to reflect one’s one personal style, and that social network is, the one and only YouTube. Continue reading
There are so many apps out there in the smartphone world. It can be hard to know which ones are worth it and which ones aren’t. That’s where we come in!
You can discover your real estate business dreams with just your smartphone. Seriously! If you’re going to NAR this year, stop by the Homes.com booth #2265 to find out how. Our tech expert Joe Sesso will be sharing his Top Ten Apps for Real Estate, one of the most popular topics on our blog, PLUS 3 BONUS APPS at the Homes.com booth. As mobile technology advances, so do your choices for real estate marketing. Be sure to catch this presentation to hear about all the latest and greatest apps you need to market and/or manage your real estate business effectively!
Joe will also be joined by special guest Erica Campbell, our social media guru, to let you in on the newest secret to listings exposure – Pinterest! Sure, you can pin recipes and outfits all day long, but did you know you can actually advance your real estate business with Pinterest, too? It’s true! Erica will tell you all about it!
While you’re gleaning important knowledge from Joe and Erica, be sure to enter for your chance to win some cash. Homes.com will be giving away $1,000 to one lucky winner each day of the conference! Don’t miss out on your chance to win – come say hi to us at booth #2265!
**Stay tuned – We will be providing ALL the notes for these presentations!
We are gearing up to head to Keller Williams Family Reunion this Friday! We’ll be there from February 10th- 14th and we couldn’t be more excited! Homes.com will be at booth number 230 and we would love to see you!
Make sure you stop by (remember, booth number 230) and register to win a FREE Kindle Fire! All you need to do is come see our team and get scanned.
At trade shows, one of our favorite things is sharing knowledge with real estate professionals like you. That’s why we’re proud to announce that our very own tech expert Joe Sesso will be presenting at the Spotlight Stage on the Top 10 Apps for Real Estate from 3:00-4:00 on Sunday and the same time on Monday!
As a bonus, Joe will also be presenting on the Top Tech Trends you should know about. As technology evolves, Joe’s presentations are sure to keep you and your real estate business up to date. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
Excited yet? We are! See you in Orlando.
Apple released the iPhone 4 S in April 2011 featuring a new search activated by the phone user’s voice and speaking functions. Apple has really impressed their users with this new function, but Siri uses quite a bit of data.
According to Bloomberg News the iPhone 4 S can use up to 2 times as much data as the model before and 3 times as much as the iPhone 3G. Siri may be to blame for all of this data usage because of how it works and needs to work appropriately. For instance, a user speaks to Siri requesting where the closest bank is located, the voice is bounced back from Siri to the Apple’s iCloud and then transmitted back to your phone when Siri announces her response. What an awesome feature! Just be sure that you have the best phone plan!
More applications that need or use iCloud to function are sucking up a lot of date too! Don’t blame Siri for all of it. Many service providers aren’t offering unlimited data usage to new customers anymore and that’s when a user’s phone bill could see a significant increase. Keep in mind, some service providers may offer a ”grandfather” option for current customers in that have already been paying for unlimited data. Continue reading
They may be relatively new in America, but in Japan, QR codes have been bolstering marketing efforts for a while. Now, QR codes (or “quick response” codes) can be seen popping up all over the place in all of their black and white digitized glory.
QR codes are small, square, artsy-looking bar codes that are capable of storing large chunks of data. When they are scanned by a smartphone, they offer up extra information to the user. Scanning a QR code with your phone may take you to a website, download an informational PDF file, show you a picture, etc. This relatively new feature is revolutionizing marketing so it’s no wonder that real estate agents have jumped on the QR code bandwagon.
To make a QR code, search for a QR code generator online (like this one) and follow the easy steps to generate your very own code. Once you’ve created it, save the image, and upload it/print it/place it anywhere you’d like.
Here are some creative ways to integrate QR codes into your marketing strategy: Continue reading