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Archive for July, 2012

Author: Gabrielle Jeans

Today, all real estate professionals must create their own business identity through their branding.  Long gone are the days when we could rely on our company name for our branding.

One of the most important aspects of branding is consistency.  You should be using the same wording (eg. business name, slogan) and graphic design elements for your business identity in all areas of your promotional material.

Domain Name – your domain name should be synonymous with your core business branding, so use it everywhere in your promotional materials.  The goal is having your website name easily remembered and top of mind with prospects when they need a real estate professional’s services.  So have it prominent in the letterhead on your 8.5′ x 11′ print stationary, sticky notes, note pads, business cards, quotation and invoice templates, and any fliers you send out.

Spreading It Everywhere

Branding is psychological.  With branding you’re trying to influence the way people think, not just make your brand memorable.  To some extent your ability to influence people is a function of the quantity of your branding.  The more you advertise, the more likely you’ll be remembered.

Practically speaking, you don’t have a Fortune 500 sized marketing budget, so you need to make the best of what you’ve got.  On your website have your site’s name and logo prominent but not obtrusive on every page.  Have your website link in your email signature.  Write guest articles for popular real estate blogs so you can demonstrate your expertise in a forum recognized as less biased than your own blog.

Comment on blog articles related to real estate and include your website link every time.  Engage in real estate discussions on forum sites like Active Rain and include your website link in your signature when ending each message.  These are great ways of leveraging what you’ve already got in terms of expertise and promotion and making them go even further for you for little or no additional expense.  All of these things will help a lot with your ranking in major search engines like Google.

You can get the most bang for your marketing buck these days by advertising online.  Purchase online banner ads on real estate related websites.  Launch a pay-per-click campaign with a major search engine like Google.  Purchase premium placement for your ads on highly popular classifieds sites like Kijiji and ones local to you.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/branding-articles/branding-for-success-in-real-estate-6046714.html

About the Author

Gabrielle Jeans is an iconic Real Estate Trainer in the North American real estate industry. Founder and CEO of e2000 Training Institute Inc. and Web Tech Dezine Inc., Gabrielle has helped thousands of real estate professionals across North America take their business to new levels of profitability, market penetration and brand recognition. Serving as a coach, mentor and management consultant to everyone from new agents and seasoned veterans to large multi-office real estate brokerages and regional real estate boards, Ms. Jeans empowers real estate agents and sales managers with the tools and strategies to realize exponential growth in business, and it is not uncommon for her clients to enjoy 100to 200 increases in revenue streams within months of retaining her services.

Author: Maybell Marquina

It doesn’t take a worldwide financial crisis for people to appreciate a good bargain, but it no doubt helps. We are not just a nation of bargain hunters, we are a worldwide family of people who like to find that extra something that costs substantially less than it should.

When Asa Candler started giving out complementary coupons for his new company product, Coca-Cola, in 1887, he didn’t know that his unique marketing method would generate billions of dollars worth of income for countless companies over the next 125 year or so. We all love coupons, for they represent a bargain.

We also like it when someone we know gets a bargain. We might ask a friend if he or she got a good deal on their new car, or we might congratulate  someone when they tell us that their purchase of a new house was an amazing deal. This is especially so if they had to haggle on the price.

Perhaps it’s a kind of hunter instinct in us. We like it when there is a struggle to get what we or others feel is deserved. Just being handed a great deal is good, and we don’t usually argue, but having to work at getting it, haggling over the price, or doing something similar, always feels better.

However, when we find a place we can go to in order to find a bargain, we will happily take it. That’s why there are so many Best Daily Deals type of websites to be found online in their hundreds. They all have a loyal following, and will continue to, no doubt, as long as they can continue to deliver on their promise.

The idea is straightforward, and it usually employs the simple, but incredibly effective, marketing ploy that Asa Candler started all those years ago; the coupon. Online you won’t find a physical coupon, a slip of paper you can take along to a store in order to get 20% off, or whatever. The modern coupon is often no more than a special code, and in fact it is often referred to as a coupon code.

Many companies use coupons, or something similar, to retain a loyal customer base. They will often have a valid coupon code based on things like, summer, Easter, Christmas, winter, and the like. You may have to search around to find the current coupon, and many do just that, Others, who either can’t be bothered, or who don’t know that coupon codes exist, pay the normal, and higher, price.

If you want to find a good bargain, a great deal, or just simply pay less than you normally would for something, look for a coupon, or a coupon code. Do a search on one of the major search engines. You’ll find plenty of daily deals that could save you thousands.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/online-promotion-articles/looking-for-a-bargain-or-a-great-deal-6008986.html

About the Author

May Marquina is a freelance content creator in Arvada, Colorado. A thrifty shopper, she is always hunting for methods to spend less. She covers great deals at www.dailypocketdeals.com as she discovers them.

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