Friday Five for March 22
Happy Friday. Can you believe that we are almost through the first quarter of 2013. time to stop for a second and think about what you have done so far this year. I know I have never worked harder as the challenges of a very confused market seem to be on the minds of every agent I know. Well never fear, The Friday Five is here. Find a quiet spot, make yourself comfortable and read some great posts that will help grow and define your business.
Still think video is for the birds? Consider what impact Youtube has made to our lives and you might reconsider. Quiet frankly, video is changing how we connect with our customers. http://youtube-global.blogspot.ca/2013/03/onebillionstrong.html
Are you looking for cool blogging tools to enhance your business blog? Social Media Examiner asked a group of blogging pros to share the favorite new tools they’ve recently discovered. http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/29-tools-to-enhance-your-business-blog/
There are many reasons why people say no to the sale, and most often it’s not because they’re not interested. No is the answer of no risk. Yes is the answer of risk. We know that in previous studies, it takes on average three to seven no’s before someone gets their yes. 90% of sales people give up after the first or second no. Okay so this is not exactly a social media and tech post but still…. http://ronkarr.com/blog/how-to-turn-a-no-into-a-yes/
Social media marketing is simple in one sense. Create content that adds value and then pop it out to as many people’s eyeballs as possible. That’s reach. If you do it well then the crowd shares and it travels around the world at the speed of a click. Get lucky it and it goes viral and those thousands turn into millions. Check out these….6 Ways to Expand Your Social Media Reach.
This one is timely since it was my meeting topic this week. I had a guest panel of Bosley Real Estate agents that talked about event marketing. Seems there is more to it then connecting with potential clients. There is an opportunity to get the news out to your social media channels. Ta Da! http://bizo.me/EB2rB
That’s it for me. I’m off to Ottawa for the CREA Annual General Meeting as a representative of the Toronto Real Estate Board.