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Free Stock Graphics

Looking for fun graphics for your social or website? Whatever you do, do NOT go to Google and grab any photo from your search. Copyright infringement is a BIG deal – Don’t do it!

Here is a list of several websites that offer royalty free images for you to use. Make sure to read the fine print and follow those guidelines. Alsmost all of the sites would not allow you to use these graphics for selling products but they are perfect for fun marketing projects!

  1. pixabay.com
  2. freeimages.com
  3. picography.co
  4. Pexels
  5. Reshot
  6. Picjumbo
  7. Kaboom Pics
  8. seekpng.com
  9. pngtree.com
  10. pngmart.com
  11. freepik.com
  12. visualhunt.com
  13. snappygoat.com
  14. designerspics.com
  15. Icograms.com
  16. jeshoots.com
  17. splitshire.com
  18. picjumbo.com
  19. goodfreephotos.com
  20. lifeofpix.com
  21. gratisography.com
  22. imcreator.com/free
  23. stokpic.com
  24. kaboompics.com
  25. nos.twnsnd.co
  26. sitebuilderreport.com/stock-up
  27. raumrot.com
  28. scatterjar.com
  29. moveast.me
  30. pikwizard.com

If you are doing larger projects, I purchase images, my favorite is shutterstock. They have several plans you can choose from!


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RE/MAX Brokers – Take photofy to the next level!

The new relationship with RE/MAX + Photofy has been amazing! If you have NOT checked this out yet, you need to! They are adding fresh content, templates, social posts and so much more daily!!

The latest add on is the Social Items of Value (Broker account – Recruiting section, then click on repost, then Social Items of value). In this section you will find all sorts of pre-written material that is quick and easy to post to your social channels with a couple clicks… of course in true Heather style.. I like to take this up a notch with these following steps…

From Photofy – I find and article and click on graphic, save to my device. Then proceed to post to instagram getting as far as the content copying to my clipboard… it will open my instagram but I don’t actually post I back out.

I then open my email, and paste the content into my email and attach the graphic and email the content to myself (you’ll see why in the next couple of steps, I promise).

With the content… I create small instagram size square graphics with the tips provided… these will be perfect for posting for instagram album (swiping for more content). I also create an Instagram / Facebook Story using the content as well as a Blog Cover Graphic, all graphics match to stay consistent. (I typically use a background from the blank recruiting slides from in MaxCntr) this way all graphics are consistent with the brand.

BONUS TIPS:

I enhance the message with some fun emojo’s versus just text (I use emojicopy.com from if I am on my desktop).

Customize the remax url shortner to your blog article!

Example Post Text:

Here is an example of the graphics:

These are generic but of course you will want to add your company logo and contact info on yours 😉

Instagram Sliders:

Bonus Tip: You can also create a fun video slideshow using Ripl, Quik or other apps with these graphics!

Blog Graphic… Add a Blog to your recruiting website with the FULL article, Pin to Pinterest, you can also post this to your social at a later time. Having this on your recruiting site will give value to anyone landing there. View example here.

Instagram & Facebook Story… Post and highlight!

Feel free to use these graphics and try these techniques out for yourself!

Of course we are already doing this for our RE/MAX Broker Elite+ accounts. If this sounds like a service you would be interested in, check out our Broker services here!


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Make Real Life Connections

Technology has brought sweeping changes to the way in which we connect with other people. Although telephones like those used in the past, now mostly referred as land lines, are still being used, social media is fast becoming the primary means with which we reach out and get to know others.

Social media takes many forms for personal and professional use. Sometimes these media overlap, but there are plenty of options for fun purposes as well as building a professional marketing platform. Social media marketing began with email and business websites and has exploded into the cyber realms with the addition of Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Instagram, and numerous other programs.

Keeping in touch with vendors, customers, and the public in general gives a company a distinct marketing edge. A business can maintain visibility through timely tweets on relevant topics, posts to manufacturers’ and distributors’ websites, reviews on pertinent products or innovations, and comments in discussion forums, for example.

Building a public relations platform can use any or all of these types of social media. For example, every company or entrepreneur should have a website to establish a marketing presence and product niche. Mass communications media can be utilized to distribute newsletters, press releases, product updates, upcoming special events, and comments to industry news. Utilizing a variety of social networks helps to reach a broad audience of those who may be interested in a company’s product or services. While tweets are brief and focused, a product review can be more detailed and opinionated. Consumers of specific demographics can be targeted for updates and news.

Skype online marketing is great for video conferencing and sales presentations. Customer service tips can be tweeted or posted to a LinkedIn account. With so many options available, social media is the best marketing medium to use.


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3 Wауѕ Sосiаl Mеdiа Cаn Hеlр Yоur Buѕinеѕѕ

Sосiаl mеdiа iѕ bесоming оnе оf thе bеѕt wауѕ fоr buѕinеѕѕеѕ tо rеасh оut tо роtеntiаl сuѕtоmеrѕ. Sосiаl mеdiа inсludеѕ writing blоgѕ, uѕing a ѕосiаl nеtwоrk ѕitе, аnd раrtiсiраting in fоrumѕ оn сеntеrеd оn рrоduсtѕ оr ѕеrviсеѕ thаt уоur соmраnу оffеrѕ.

3 Wауѕ Sосiаl Mеdiа Cаn Hеlр Yоur Buѕinеѕѕ

  1. Hаving a blоg оn уоur ѕitе will grеаtlу inсrеаѕе thе аmоunt оf trаffiс tо уоur ѕitе. Bу hаving соnѕiѕtеnt аnd rеlеvаnt infоrmаtiоn оn уоur ѕitе, уоu will bе аblе tо kеер уоur сuѕtоmеrѕ infоrmеd оf аnу nеw dеvеlорmеntѕ оr рrоduсtѕ thаt уоur соmраnу оffеrѕ. A blоg mау hеlр gеt уоur соmраnу аttеntiоn frоm рrоѕресtivе сliеntѕ whо hаvе fоllоwеd a link thаt оnе оf уоur rеаdеrѕ hаѕ fоrwаrdеd оr thеу mау hаvе juѕt hеаrd аbоut ѕоmеthing thаt уоu wrоtе аnd dесidе tо rеаd it fоr thеmѕеlvеѕ. A blоg саn bе a grеаt tооl in building уоur сuѕtоmеr bаѕе.
  2. Uѕing a ѕосiаl mеdiа ѕitе iѕ аlѕо аnоthеr grеаt wау tо аttrасt роtеntiаl сuѕtоmеrѕ. Bу uѕing ѕосiаl mеdiа аѕ раrt оf уоur оnlinе buѕinеѕѕ уоu will bе аblе tо rеасh milliоnѕ оf роtеntiаl сuѕtоmеrѕ whо аlѕо uѕе thеѕе ѕitеѕ. Bу оffеring сuѕtоmеrѕ a diѕсоunt оr рrоmоtiоnаl itеm if thеу fоllоw уоu оr likе уоur раgе, уоu will hаvе thе аbilitу tо rеасh mаnу mоrе роtеntiаl сuѕtоmеrѕ thаn if уоu did nоt tаkе аdvаntаgе оf thе роѕѕibilitiеѕ thеѕе ѕitеѕ hаvе tо оffеr.
  3. Pаrtiсiраting in оnlinе fоrumѕ will hеlр уоur соmраnу ѕееm mоrе аррrоасhаblе аnd реrѕоnаblе. Yоu саn еithеr раrtiсiраtе in аn еxiѕting fоrum, оr сrеаtе оnе оn уоur оwn. Whеn uѕing thiѕ tуре оf mеdiа tо рrоmоtе уоur buѕinеѕѕ, it iѕ imроrtаnt thаt уоu dо nоt оvеr рrоmоtе уоur соmраnу tо thе роint thаt роtеntiаl сuѕtоmеrѕ аrе turnеd оff bу thе еxсеѕѕivе аmоunt оf аggrеѕѕivе mаrkеting. Wоrking in a mоrе ѕubtlе аnd indirесt mаnnеr will hаvе a mоrе роѕitivе еffесt аnd mаkе уоu a реrѕоn thаt роtеntiаl сuѕtоmеrѕ viеw аѕ a friеndlу ѕоurсе оf infоrmаtiоn.

Simрlу bу fоllоwing thеѕе ѕtерѕ, уоu will bе аblе tо gеt уоur соmраnу’ѕ nаmе аnd рrоduсtѕ оut intо thе rеасh оf роtеntiаl сuѕtоmеrѕ. Sосiаl mеdiа hаѕ bесоmе ԛuitе аn еffесtivе tооl in rеасhing оut tо thе рubliс аnd lеtting thеm gеt tо knоw mоrе аbоut whаt уоur соmраnу hаѕ tо оffеr аnd hоw thеу саn bеnеfit bу bесоming раrt оf уоur сuѕtоmеr bаѕе. Dоn’t bе аfrаid оf uѕing ѕосiаl mеdiа in уоur buѕinеѕѕ, thе роtеntiаl fоr grоwth оutwеighѕ аnу ѕkерtiсiѕm оn уоur раrt.


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Social Media and The First Time Home Buyer

Social Media and The First Time Home Buyer

In the never-ending quest to crack the code of selling to the first time home buyer, a real estate agent needs to seriously embrace the wonders of not only social media in general, but also the entire concept of what makes up social media marketing.

By using this invaluable weapon, the agent can dramatically expand his potential client base by being able to show either video or simple photographs of properties under his or her purview. That alone will eliminate the possibility of being rejected because of a person’s time constraints that prevent them from taking a look at the property.

In addition to the use of video and photos, the agent has the opportunity to establish a dialogue with this demographic that allows him to delve deeper into their needs, wants and interests.

Within this select market are primarily young people who are not only very familiar with all the nuances of modern technology, but have formed a close attachment to it. Much of it they’ve grown up with, and so they’re comfortable with it. That comfort can be put to good advantage when it comes to selling real estate to someone who has never dipped their toe in such waters before.

By developing that tech savvy approach to selling in the market, the agent can in many cases serve as a clearinghouse of information for buyers. For example, for those buyers who plan on staying a while and have young children ready to begin school, you can offer links to the local schools their children might attend.

Using modern technology such as this will allow the agent to no longer be tied to a desk or stuck in an empty home trying to sell to disinterested people simply shopping around.


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Web Retargeting and What That Means To You

Web Retargeting and What That Means To You

Web retargeting ads are the new wave for companies when it comes to online shopping. That’s because by employing retargeting ads, businesses are able to reach roughly 98% of the users who browsed their websites but did not make any purchases. By using this tactic, companies are truly able to bring in more revenue than ever before, while avoiding nagging and annoying the customer at hand.

For those that have never heard of web retargeting ads before, this method is a way to increase online sales. That’s because it allows the company to stay at the front and center of a potential buyer’s mind while they’re simply window-shopping the Internet. By showing ads of a product long after the potential buyer got out of the business’ website, the individual is more likely to return to the site and make the purchase they were once contemplating.  I am sure you have noticed that once you visit a website for something that product is now following you across the web?  To many this is a little freaky but when you use it to your advantage, it can be very promising in bringing potential clients back to your website!

In fact, for most websites, about 2% of web traffic results in a purchase or some type of next step. Most of the people browsing websites are doing just that. They have no intent of buying any products or services from the site they’re looking at. However, with retargeting, companies are able to connect with the 98% of potential buyers who did not convert on the first time around. Similar to social media marketing, it’s a way of speaking directly to those who have proven to already be interested in what’s being sold.

Like social media, this is a tactic that is especially important for the real estate industry. That’s because with retargeting, the listings remain at the top of the brain, which is crucial for a field with so much competition. When the individual is looking for a real estate agent, they’ll come across the company’s website. Even if they don’t do anything but glance at the site, these listings and agent will continue to pop up if the individual does another similar web search in the coming days. The ad will even show before any of the competitors, which again is vital in this sort of industry. It’s this sort of persistence with retargeting that makes all the difference.

Check out this page on how to add a Facebook Pixel for retargeting!


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Social Media for Real Estate Agents: 5 Tips

5 Tips to conquer Social Media!

If you are a real estate agent and want to run a social media campaign, you will want to know how it all works. Furthermore, you will need to take it further and sign up for accounts at a few places. With this in mind, here are five social media tips for real estate agents.

Multiple accounts: As mentioned, if you want to succeed in social media, you will want to open multiple accounts. For starters, you will want to sign up for Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Then, when you cover your bases, you won’t miss out on any potential business.

Post on weekends too: If you have the time, you should post on weekends. When you log in on a Saturday or Sunday, you can post interesting information and watch as some of your followers take notice.

Answer questions quickly: When using social media, you will need to answer questions within a few hours, if possible. Then, when you respond to inquiries quickly, your visitors won’t experience any angst.

Provide actual value: When posting, you will want to think to yourself for a minute and ask yourself, does this post provide real value to the visitor? If it does, you can post it without any fear that you are wasting your time or theirs.

Don’t overdo it: Finally, if you are like most excited real estate agents, you will want to get going and start posting often. While true, you will waste your time and aggravate your visitors. Instead, you should post a few times a week. With this approach, you will provide value without overwhelming your clients.

With these five tips, you can run a social media campaign without any hesitation. Remember, social media is important, and you want to follow this guide if you are just starting out.

 

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Network, Network, Network!

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To succeed as a real estate agent, it is critical for professionals to understand the importance of networking effectively. Although this once consisted of merely putting yourself out there and attending local events, social media channels have become equally important in today’s world. These can help a real estate agent to meet other professionals, acquire clients, and learn from the expertise of others. This article will take a look at how social media marketing can be leveraged for increased success as a real estate agent.

Importance of Social Media & Networking

Social media has recently become a very powerful tool for professionals. It offers the ability for individuals to showcase their work, explain their credentials, and communicate with others. However, it is important for real estate professionals to use social media marketing effectively to prevent it from backfiring. Social media is a powerful tool, but it can also make a real estate agent look unprofessional if it is used improperly. This means that professionals will need to separate their personal lives from their business lives to build a personal brand that can be effective.

How to Use Social Media for Networking

The first step for real estate professionals is to create an account on several social media websites. Websites like LinkedIn and Twitter are a great place to start. However, it is very important that these profiles are used strictly for business in order to maintain a professional appearance.

Individual social media channels will next need to be optimized to include work credentials and keywords that might be relevant to prospective clients. Real estate professionals should use authentic images and professional graphics to make their accounts look great.

Once the account has been set up properly, the next step is to start networking. This is a gradual process that can only succeed in the long run. Professionals should start by inviting existing contacts to follow them on social media. This can be done through several channels that include print, email, and on the platform itself. Once a following has been acquired, professionals will then need to make regular posts to improve their reputation with followers. With a strong reputation as a thought leader, real estate professionals will gradually see new business coming in through networking.

 

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5 ways social media can attract real estate clients

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Can social media help my real estate business?  Yes, you should use social marketing to reboot your real estate business and attract new clients.

Below are 5 tips to give your real estate business a boost and attract new clients.

  1. Keep up with modern technology:

Keeping up with modern technology is important to stay competitive in the market. Using various social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google + are great ways to network and bring clients to your business.

  1. Socialize with past and potential clients on social media:

As a real estate agent, you need to show you are knowledgeable in the real estate area you represent. Share information about new restaurants, attractions and local school districts. This is a good way to engage future clients and get referrals.

  1. Socialize with colleagues:

Real estate colleagues, title representatives, and lawyers are great sources for referrals. Show your successes on social media in your target industry, make contacts, and you will see the door open to consistent referrals.

  1. Publicize your business:

Do you have an open house or a new listing? Posting quality pictures, videos and events on social media is a great way to market your business. Social media sites make it easy for potential clients to repost, retweet and share your information with many people.

  1. Online Search Exposure:

Most people begin their search for a real estate agent through a referral. It is important to be able to easily find that agent online. A Facebook page and Twitter feed will attract future clients to your business.

Networking has always been important in real estate, and using social networking is vital for success in the modern real estate world. Social media is a great way to increase the productivity and longevity of your business, and keeping up with modern technology is key to business success.

 

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Determine Your Style

Social media marketing is a great way for real estate agents to network with potential homebuyers. However, it’s important to understand how your personal style will impact your networking ability. The following guide provides simple tips on how a real estate agent can determining their best personal style.

When selling a home, it’s important to understand that homebuyers have different tastes. A rich 20-something tech entrepreneur will have a different style compared to an engineer for a large company who is rapidly approaching retirement. When you choose a certain style for yourself, you are marketing your real estate skills towards a certain demographic. While this process may feel limiting, there are a number of effective ways to ensure that you give yourself access to as many potential homebuyers as possible.

When using social media to market your services, it’s important to appear professional. However, professionalism shouldn’t outweigh approachability. Many younger people like to connect with others through social media services. As a real estate agent, you can leverage this tendency to boost your marketing prowess.

If you’re selling a home, it’s a good idea to welcome all forms of communication. Twitter is a very popular communication medium for many people under the age of 30. With Twitter, responses are limited to only a sentence or two. When communicating through Twitter, your responses can be seen by anyone. While this may feel intimidating, it’s still a great marketing opportunity.

Real estate agents should make themselves available through web contact forms, email, phone, text messaging, Twitter, Skype, Facebook, Instagram and as many other social networks as possible. While it can be challenging to keep up with the myriad communication technologies of our modern world, any contact may yield a potential sale.

 

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