Posts Tagged ‘real estate websites’

Spreading Holiday Cheer Means Good Karma. (Holiday Tip #4)

Posted on: December 23rd, 2017 by Tim Garcia


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8 Real Estate Predictions for 2018

Posted on: December 23rd, 2017 by Tim Garcia

by Andy Coffaro

Somehow, in what has felt like the blink of an eye, 2017 is practically behind us. Throughout the year, we’ve worked tirelessly to provide you with the best real estate marketing tips you can find.

Just a few of those tips included utilizing Facebook Ads, marking to millennials, how to improve your company website, and countless other nuggets of info to help you increase sales and attain more leads.

2018 will be no different: We’ll continue to do the diligent research needed to help you maximize your business. There’s no doubt that next year’s tips and advice will be informed by many of the predictions experts are making right now.

So as we prepare to bid 2017 adieu, let’s check out some of the most popular 2018 predictions by leading experts in the real estate industry.


8 Predictions for 2018


Allison Bethell, – via The Street

People have been priced out of renting and purchasing, so builders will try to fill that void through townhomes, condos and single-family communities that offer affordability, value and are environmentally conscious.


Jotham Sederstrom – Inman

Following several years of dormancy, 30-year fixed rate mortgages could finally rise from the current average rate of 3.9 percent.


Katy Murphy – The Mercury News

Buyers in high-tax states such as California will move elsewhere if federal tax reform takes away deductions for state and local taxes — one of the more controversial aspects of the proposals pending in Congress.


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Brian Hopper – Inman

New construction model homes will utilize technologies like Amazon’s Alexa for interactive information exchanges.


Kelsey Ramírez – HousingWire

Home prices are expected to rise 3.2% next year. This slower rate of increase will allow for home sales to pick up next year.


Joe Melendez – DSNews

In the future, scorching-hot real estate markets will give rise to more calm and cool emerging markets. The next big thing in 2018 and beyond could be Provo, Utah, then Athens, Ohio, or Aberdeen, South Dakota.


Lawrence Yup, National Association of Realtors – via Inman

The housing shortage will persist in many markets due to the legacy of slow rate of homebuilding over the past decade.


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Here’s to a happy holidays and a prosperous new year!

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5 Real Estate Marketing Faux Pas That Will Cost You Prospects and Sales

Posted on: November 4th, 2017 by Tim Garcia

by Andy Coffaro


Attempting to get ahead of the competition is critical to the success of any business, but it’s especially true in the real estate industry. Competing agents, online services, and more are all vying for the same prospects and sizzling-hot leads you are.

That’s why it’s important to conduct an internal marketing audit to make sure you’re maximizing your efforts and return on investments.

What are some of the biggest issues you should be looking for?

We’re so glad you asked, because here are 5 real estate marketing no-no’s you simply must avoid and fix today before you miss out on more prospects and listings.

  1. Your website is a hot mess

Have you ever visited a confusing website so convoluted that you closed your tab in the blink of an eye? Well, that’s what your future clients are doing if your site is a mess.

A quality real estate website should make very clear who you are, the area you sell in, the clientele you serve, contact information, social media links, a newsletter signup form, and more.

It’s also important that the information is conveyed in an easy-to-read manner without all kinds of wild fonts and images. Keep it professional and make sure it’s a representation of you.

  1. Social stubbornness

Take a look at your social media properties right now. Are you:

  • Leveraging all the top platforms like Facebook, X (aka Twitter), Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat?
  • Making sure to post on a regular basis?
  • Utilizing the 80/20 rule where 80% of your posts consist of insightful and helpful links and info whereas 20% is direct marketing?
  • Making sure everything from contact info to messaging are the same on your social channels as they are on your website?
  1. Missing metrics

You can’t know if your marketing efforts are successful if you don’t measure. A few examples:

  • Are you checking your CRM to look at your email newsletter open rates? How does that data inform your next newsletter and the one after that?
  • If you’re running something like Facebook ads, pay attention to which ones are the most successful. Ride those like a rocket ship and ditch those that underperform.
  • Did you install Google Analytics on your website? If so, where is traffic coming from? What pages on your site engage your prospects and which ones have them closing their browser with the quickness?
  1. You disappear

No matter what platform you use for marketing – from a blog to social media to old fashion flyers in the mail – you need to make sure your audience is hearing from you on a consistent basis. Otherwise, you’ll fail to stay top of mind and your prospects could wind up in the hands of the competition.

  1. Scared to fail

Don’t be so paralyzed by the fear of failure that you don’t take chances. Marketing isn’t always an exact science, so be prepared to test different strategies, evaluate, test, evaluate, test, and repeat until you maximize your ROI.

Need a bit of help with your real estate marketing this fall? Feel free to contact us so we can help you attain more leads and sell more homes today.

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How Facebook Ads Can Increase Listings, Sell More Homes, and Generate More Leads

Posted on: September 22nd, 2017 by Tim Garcia

by Andy Coffaro

You’ve probably heard about or have fiddled to some degree with Facebook ads. Others of you may have steered clear until now. In either scenario, now’s a good time to review what Facebook ads are and how they can help your real estate business increase listings, sell more homes, and generate more leads.

You probably already have multiple marketing strategies in place ranging from referrals and word of mouth to print ads in the local newspaper.

These are all fantastic initiatives, and Facebook ads might be another to ad to your marketing repertoire to maximize ROI.


A quick note before we get to the topic at hand: PropertyMinder’s own Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Tawd Frensley, will be presenting at the Domination Summit next month. Register today for the online event to hear Tawd and other industry leaders talk about the local real estate crisis and how to adapt to what buyers and sellers really need. You’ll also get critical training on the value your website simply must provide to your clients.

Tickets to the online Domination Summer are free if you register now, and the content will be available from October 3-5 for two days. After that, it’ll be locked behind a paid wall.

Now let’s dive into how Facebook ads can help your business increase listings, sell more homes, and generate more leads.


How Facebook Ads Work

Facebook ads target your potential real estate clients based upon demographics, location, and information they’ve provided in their profiles.

So let’s say you want your ads to appear into front of 35-50-year-old males and females that live in San Francisco, California, and work in the tech industry. Simply check off and enter the appropriate information, set your budget, and bid for individual clicks or impressions your ad will attain. That’s it. You’re done.


The goal of your ads

Facebook is not Amazon.

That is to say, people go on Facebook to connect with friends, upload photos of their dogs, and see what their favorite author, band, musician, and more are up to.

Users are not on Facebook to browse or purchase products as they do on Amazon.

With that in mind, we’re not saying you shouldn’t promote your best or latest listing, but Facebook is probably a better outlet to get people to like your Facebook business page, sign up for your newsletter, enroll in your webinar, and things of that nature.

Now you’re attaining warm leads at an affordable rate.

Like the website Kissmetrics says: “They [Facebook ads] should be used to generate demand, not fulfill it.”


Let’s get visual

While targeting your audience is critical to the success of your ads (having them appear before a broke college student isn’t going to provide you with value), the use of images is equally important.

If you do decide to promote an open house, for example, the image that appears in user’s feed on desktop and mobile should be the absolute very best photo of the home. It should stop users from scrolling and grab their attention.

If the ad is to promote your services, use the very best headshot of yourself that promotes warmth and trust.


Clean copy

Once you’ve stopped folks in their scrolling tracks for a few seconds (which on social media is equivalent to a lifetime), make sure the text gives a clear and concise explanation of the photo.

If you’re promoting a house, give the location, price, and the home’s best details. If the ad features a stunning photo of your smiling face, give your readers a call to action that tells them how you’ll make their lives easier during their home selling or buying process.

Once again let’s lean on Kissmetrics and their very creative “AIDA” approach to writing Facebook ad copy:

  • (A)ttention: Draw users into the ad with an attention-grabbing headline.
  • (I)nterest: Get the user interested in your product by briefly describing the most important benefit of using it.
  • (D)esire: Create immediate desire for your product with a discount, free trial, or limited time offer.
  • (A)ction: End the ad with a call to action.


Where are you sending people?

We touched on this a bit earlier, but think about where you want to send people after they click on your ad. Here are just a few actions that can take place when your ad is clicked:

  • You attain a new Facebook Like
  • You drive users directly to a webpage featuring a specific home
  • You drive users to an email sign-up page
  • You drive users to a landing page you built for a specific purpose (email sign-up, free webinar, free 15-minute phone conversation, etc.).


Facebook ad resources

As you can probably imagine, this is only the tip of the real estate iceberg when it comes to Facebook ads. Entire books have been written about the subject, but we know how busy you are. That’s why we’ve provided all kinds of great articles below that can provide you with the comprehensive information you need to get started today.

Of course, if you ever need additional advice or help building your ads, we can certainly help with that.


We hope this helps!


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Helpful Facebook Ad Articles from Around the Web


High-Level Overview from Facebook


Deep Dive into Advertising on Facebook


How to Generate 100 Real Estate Seller Leads with Facebook Ads in 2 weeks


The Ultimate Real Estate Facebook Marketing Playbook


The Facebook ad all real estate agents should be running to get ‘likes’


Why Facebook Ads are a Gold Mine for Real Estate

Convince Homesellers To List With You (+ Hot Market News & Free Social Media/Mobile Tips)

Posted on: September 1st, 2017 by Tim Garcia

We see the personal stress and strain the decrease in homes for sale is causing folks (namely, agents like you) first-hand. And we’re prepared and ready to do something about it.

San Jose, CA (home of PropertyMinder headquarters) has, once again, skyrocketed as the 2nd hottest seller’s market in the nation,* reflecting a “very low inventory that exists in most markets, along with steady buyer demand.”**

The stakes are high. And some home sellers aren’t wasting any time.
A local home seller “‘just figured this market couldn’t go much further,’ [so he] ‘sold his home — [that he bought for] $700,000 in 2004 — for $2 million, all cash. [He explained:] I just didn’t want to get short-changed. It seemed like the right time.'”**

The right time. To sell your home. We couldn’t agree more.

Isn’t it time you ensure every possible effort is being made to convince folks that NOW is the time to sell with you (and increase your inventory in the process)?

When you’re ready to beat the odds, together, let us know.
We’re ready to act when you are – but we should really get the ball rolling, soon.


P.S. – Click here to read 4 urgent reasons folks should sell their home in 2017 (+ down-to-earth, scripted message to send homesellers via email or share over the phone).



– August Tips Of The Week – 

5 Best Ways To Connect With Homebuyers and Homesellers On Facebook

Are You Missing Out On Homesellers Via Mobile Devices?


– Company News –

An important message from our VP Of Sales & Marketing, Tawd Frensley:

“We have begun our New MLS Search migration.
This is an automatic change for all clients that will be done over the course of a month or so.
We also have some new exciting tools in the works that we will be announcing very soon.”

– Read a little more about our New MLS Search by clicking here.
 Or click here to see it in-action on a live, one-on-one demo.
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To accommodate agents – ALL webinars will now be hosted on
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Featured topics include:
– Generating Listings (Seller’s Corner) 
– Making Your Website Worth Visiting
– Database Relationship Building 
– Staying Connected To Your Buyers (MLS Search)


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