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One of the things I’m asked a lot at listing appointments is“How much marketing do you do?” Oh, how I love this question! Dear Mr. and Mrs.Seller, let me do more than tell you, let me show you! Showing is so much better than hearing someone talk about themselves.

In the past 4 years since I originally started blogging, I have posted more than 3500 blog posts! Some 5000 posts to Craigslist, 150 posts to Postlets and VFlyer which send them out to over 30 other advertising sites.

Ask your Realtor to show you!

On and an average day I get some 400-500 visitors to my blog and website. Can the other agents that you are interviewing bring up their laptop and show you their numbers? I’m certainly not afraid to! Social Media has become a way of advertising your home to the masses and the number of visitors to one’s website and blog give you an idea of how many people are possibly looking at your home on a daily basis.

So, ask yourself, when you ask that other agent how much advertising do they do,do they skirt the question or can they actually show you a live number today! Ask and the answer you get may surprise you!

If you are looking to sell you home in the Beavertonor Tigard area, please give me a call, I would love to interview for the job! 

Respect Realty LLC (Expect More)

 

At Respect Realty, LLC our agents believe in 100% dedication to client satisfaction.  We specialize in property and land acquisition around the Portland Metro and Vancouver, WA area. We delight in working with first time home buyers and sellers to guide them from start to finish. Our doors are always open and we are always happy to assist you with your real estate questions.

 

Reach out today, we look forward to talking with you!

 

Todd Clark and Seraina Aguayo (Owners of Respect Realty)

Respect Realty LLC (Expect More)

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Comment balloon 19 commentsRespect Realty LLC • June 15 2010 11:58PM

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Nice Todd!  I'm curious how you have counted your Craigslist ads?

Posted by Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!* (Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group) almost 9 years ago

Averaging only 25 postings per week for the past 4 years comes to a total of about 5200 postings to Craigslist. Everyone of those postings gets me at least one lead. (Not always good leads, but gets visitors to my website) At one point I was getting 3000 unique visitors a month to my website.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 9 years ago

Great post Todd!  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Ryan Smith (Allison James Estates & Homes) almost 9 years ago

Hi Todd! First off I must say that I love your logo with the home plate -as a former Oregon Duck softball player I have had many thoughts over the years on how I could incorporate "softball" into my branding as that is what people in my area know me for. Softball & Real Estate!

My question stems from your comment above. What is your primary way you draw so much traffic from your craigslist posts to your site and generate leads. Do you just have hyperlinks that they are clicking on and arriving onto your site? Do you have a built-in contact form on your posts? I would love any great suggestions/tips.

Many agents in my area don't believe that Craigslist can be a powerful tool but I have paid little attention to them as I have had successful sales stemming from posting. However, I do believe there is a way to further optimize and increase my production so therefore I am trying to research new ideas!

Posted by Dani Baird Russell (John L. Scott Skagit) almost 9 years ago

That is a good way to impress.

Posted by Wade Kawahara (Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC) almost 9 years ago

What a great post!  Easier for you to make a case for than for most of the rest of us.....but a sound concept.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) almost 9 years ago

I, too, would like to her more detail about using a Craigslist posting to link to your blog.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) almost 9 years ago

Todd....you're a blogging machine.....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) almost 9 years ago

Todd,

Very impressive! But, marking is only part of real estate.

Marketing only gets you in the door, at some point you have to be able to preform!

Bill

 

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) almost 9 years ago

excellent marketing piece.. . . if I live there and I needed an agent, your exposure will lead  me to you.

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) almost 9 years ago

Todd, same thing for us on this coast.  And if I were a home seller in Beaverton, I'd certainly use you.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 9 years ago

Todd,

My belated congrats on passing 1,000,000. Showing a client the numbers has got to help. Taking the time to know your numbers shows you are a professional.

Posted by Richard Byron Smith, NMLS #184479, Mortgage Loan Officer (Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS #2289) almost 9 years ago

I have a video presentation, that runs for about 2 minutes, which allows the sellers to see how I'll be marketing their home, and for me to sit back and watch the look of awe on their faces!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 9 years ago

Many simplify the whole process and want to know if we have to use a standard for sale sign =(

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) almost 9 years ago

Way to go, Todd. I am also interested in your comments about the Craigs List connection. Do you link all of your posts to Craigs List? That's a whole lotta blogging! Congrats.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Great statistics, Todd!  I use all that you use and am able to back my stats up as well.  Like Craig, i have a short presentation that I show potential sellers that hits all of the high points.  You rock, Todd!

Wake Forest NC House Chick

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) almost 9 years ago

The key is to give them more than they expect. When they see my add, they know they can download some free information on how to get a better deal, fix their credit or just about the home buying process. They key is to get them to know you are the one with the information, you can find any buyer a home, you just have to find a buyer that is willing to let you do that for them. That is what my sellers get! They know I will get showings for them because I find the buyers and get their information.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 9 years ago

Todd I stopped using the television channel and the newspaper long ago.  Buyers are on the Internet no doubt about it.

Posted by John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

WoW again thank you.  How do you track Craigslist? Track Craigslist by posting my Visual Tour and on that alone I am getting about 250 Hits per day on each of my tours.  I would love to figure out how you track it all...

Posted by Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team, - SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD - (Ken's Home Team LLC.) almost 9 years ago

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