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March 15, 2013

The Friday Five for March 15th.

by mark mclean

the ides of marchToday is the Ides of March and is commonly known as the date on that Julius Caesar was assassinated (back in 44 BC). On his way to the senate, a group of conspirators, led by Brutus and Cassius, stabbed Caesar to death. He probably should have taken a different route because earlier in the week a seer had warned that harm would come to him no later than the Ides of March. So what’s the real estate lesson here? Maybe just listen to the experts around you otherwise the competition is going to eat you up. Maybe a stretch? Anyway, here are your fabulous finds for the week.

Lets start off with a little humour. Check out this video that best describes what happens when social media meets the real world. Enjoy.

This is a great post if you are thinking about blogging. Enough thinking already. You can plan til the cows come home but if you can’t take the first step….I especially like the fact that this guy tells it like it is. http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/8-surefire-ways-to-build-a-popular-blog/

Twitter users please read. So many times I look at those tweets and I think, hello? do EVEN know what you are doing? Here is a blueprint to the perfect tweet. http://marketingthink.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/How-To-Write-The-Perfect-Tweet.png

Further proof that video provides the most cost-effective return on your investment. But that’s not all. Also high on the list is photos and infographics. Clearly there is a move to the visual, you only have to look at the stellar rise of Pinterest to see that. http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Which-Content-Marketing-Tactics-Best-ROI/1009706

Have you ever wondered how has innovation in Real Estate actually benefitted consumers? Yeah me too. Well, look no further because the answer is here…. http://www.inman.com/buyers-sellers/columnists/gahlorddewald/how-has-innovation-in-real-estate-benefited-consumers

As always, I value the comments and support I get back from my fellow Realtors at Bosley Real Estate here in Toronto and across the country. Keep the input coming. have a great weekend.

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