SMMCats is offering a holiday special to those of you who would like to save some money for next year. You can save as much as $150 off the cost of your IDX and hosting monthly subscription for 2016 if you pay annually by Friday, Dec 18. This is a great savings for you, plus you can use this as additional tax write-off as a business expense. Please let me know if you would like to take advantage of this special offer right away, it’s for a limited time only.
Are you ready for a website makeover? You may want to upgrade your website to take advantage of some newer technology and features that have become available over the years. For a limited time, upgrade your old website to my beautiful new theme for 50% off regular retail!! This beautiful theme is responsive for mobile phones, is very flexible and is an elegant new look for you and your business. Contact me for more details.
Here are some extra services I am providing, you may want to consider using them with your website.
Website Content Posting Service
I find real estate related articles or community articles that are published on the web and post an informational link on your website. This will also post to your social media outlets, with a goal of driving more traffic to your website for people to take advantage of the tools you have available. This will give you more exposure with each post with the potential of new traffic and new leads. I post 3-4 times a week to your website.
This is also very important because if you are not updating your website with new posts and new content, it becomes stale and people will not find it. Having fresh new posts on your website create more exposure and more chances for people to actually find you.
This service is only $20 per month, about $1 a post.
Annual cost is $200, a $40 savings.
CAR Newsletter updated monthly, posted to your website and social media and emailed out to your contacts.
I update the CAR newsletter that you have as a CAR member. I then post it, each month, on your website, social media and mail it out via mailchimp to your contacts. You must have the mailchimp feature on your website for this, please speak with me if you have questions about that.
The cost of this service is only $20 per month.
Annual cost is $200, a $40 savings.
Off-site website backup system.
If you don’t have a backup system setup for your website, you should as it’s very important. This is a great system that is off-site so if some scumbag hacker gets into your website, that person won’t be able to corrupt your backups and we can have your site back up in a day.
There is a one-time fee of $25 to set this up, no recurring costs.
Many of you have this already, ask me if you have questions.
Most of you have the plugin allowing your posts to automatically be posted on your Facebook page once it’s published on your website. When you change your Facebook password, your website can no longer post to Facebook for you. I have to re-authorize your plugin based on your new password.
Please, if you change your facebook password, email me letting me know and send me your new password so I can keep those posts showing up on your Facebook page for you.
If you don’t have this feature and would like to add it, please let me know and I will discuss it with you.
Don’t forget to visit http://smmcats.com/smmcats-video-training-tips/ for my video training tips on how to use your website. It’s available all the time and you can review them as often as needed.
This video should help explain how to get people signed up on your New Listing Update system that sends out emails every day that something which falls within your clients search parameters gets sent out to them. It’s important to sign them up correctly, you can do that or they can.
It’s very important that you don’t delete someone from your account if you only want to change or add a search. You can reactivate them, that’s easy to do. If you sign someone up, you should also send them an email that you did that and to look out for the email with the activation link. You can also send them the property organizer link on your website and ask them to login using their email. The page may require they activate the account and has a link to send another email.
Watch this video and let me know if you have questions.
There are also some other videos there which will help you with the website. Please send this email to your assistants so they can view the videos also.
Google has made a change, this week, that has been messing up many people’s email. If you are having your email forwarded to a gmail account, they have changed the way they handle that and are no longer taking forwarded email. I was having trouble this week but was able to solve my problem once I realized what it was. If you are having trouble with your email and have it forwarded to your gmail account, please let me know so I can help you fix that. If you aren’t having your email forwarded to a gmail account, this doesn’t affect you and you won’t have to worry.
Listings to Leads provide many great services to help drive leads to you. They help you with craigslist ads that work with the new guidelines, they provide virtual tours, single property websites, Listing eFlyers to send out via email and to add to your website, so many things. This is the coolest thing I have seen and wanted you to know about it. You can create the SELLER LEAD CAPTURE pages for any area you want to service. You can create as many as you want and the leads come right to you. It’s very easy to do and I can help you with creating a domain name for each one.
All these tools plus as many Seller Lead Capture pages as you want, all for $30 bucks a month!! This is less than one Open Home Ad for one Weekend Day!! The tools captures a lead whether they put their email on it or not, you have a potential new listing just waiting for you.
Check out this video for more information. Check out the new pages about a minute and a half into the video.
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Happy New Year to everybody! Now it’s time to get back to work so here we go!!
First, it’s time to start some great training sessions. My first training will be next Monday, January 13 at 10 am. I will cover how to add content to both your website and your facebook page through posting items and articles that you find of interest on the web or through yout email.
Sign up here for the class on Monday the 13th.
People are always looking for ways to get new leads. One of the best ways is with a company called Listings to Leads. They have some terrific programs designed to help you use your online presence to get those new leads. You can sign up for a three week trial period with this link here. This gives you an extra week from their regular program. I’ve seen nothing but good things said about them on Facebook.
They are also providing some great training through Listings to Leads. Take advantage of this training to jumpstart your 2014.
See this weeks training below along with a powerful video on how to generate double digit seller leads a week using the new Listings-to-Leads Property Valuation landing page on Facebook!
For the FULL training calendar, please visit http://www.listingstoleads.com/agent-training.php
VIDEO: How to Generate SELLER & BUYER leads using landing pages on Facebook!
19 seller leads in 2 days plus some buyer leads.
56 seller leads in a week, plus some buyer leads.
These are just some of the results from the Listings-to-Leads ‘Seller Lead Generation’ system.
“Market Reports” for Seller & Buyer Lead Generation / Page 1 SEO
Get great seller leads, and even buyer leads, from the new L2L Market Report Lead Gen/SEO Module.
Create a Market Report unlike any you have ever seen. Even include video if you have one!
If you use Market Snapshot from Market Leader or similar programs, learn how to use them in your Listings-to-Leads Market Report to SUPER charge your lead generation and SEO.
If you have done them for years or never at all, join us to learn how to use ours easily to become the “go to ” expert in your local market.
Tuesday, January 7th at 1:00pm to 2:00pm PDT (show my time zone)
Open House Lead Generation & SEO Before, During and After!
Open Houses are now a great source of seller and buyer leads for both listing agents and even showing agents (where you hold another agent’s listing open)!
Learn how to generate leads at Open Houses with the L2L Open House Marketing, Lead Generation and SEO Module!
Thursday, January 9t at 11:00am – 12:00pm PDT (show my time zone)