Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fannie/Freddie Pricing Changes Coming Up in April 2014

Sue Lechman sent out an update about important pricing changes coming in April 2014.  Below is a chart that shows what the changes will look like.  If you didn't receive Sue's email update but would like to be kept up to date in the future, click here.

Monday, December 9, 2013

[CLASS] Urgent HUD Changes - Class Covers it All on December 11, 2013

There's been a lot of changes in the way HUD Homes are bought and sold. If you or your clients are interested in HUD Homes, you don't want to miss this class.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Prince and the Blue Toy - A funny pet video just for fun!

Because sometimes we all just need to have a little fun!  This post has no purpose other than to make you smile :)

Until Next Time, Jacki

Friday, October 18, 2013

[CLASS] What the BLOG is Going On?

Ever wonder what the BLOG is going on?  Yeah, you're in good company with a lot of other real estate agents.  But it's not as scary, as difficult, or as confusing as you may think.  (And it's DEFINITELY not pointless like I hear some say it is!)

So join me

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Directions to AmeriFirst Financial's New Scottsdale Location

If you're joining me for a Real Estate Marketing class, you'll need to know how to get to our new training room!  Here's detailed directions on how to find us.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Luxury Real Estate Marketing: Where for art thou?

So today I was helping one of my real estate clients with their online marketing. He's a luxury market specialist in the Paradise Valley and Scottsdale areas. He's been a top producer in real estate since 1991, so this guy knows his way around the industry. For the past couple of decades, he's built a solid and rewarding business all based on referral. Now it's time to take it online.

I'm not going to go into all of the cool things we're setting up to get his marketing systems working together.  Nor will I tell you what platforms we're using, or any of my super secret real estate marketing tips that will make this agent shine online!

"Why not?" you're wondering.  You may have arrived at this post hoping for that exact knowledge!

Nope...can't do it.  There's 3 reasons:

Monday, October 14, 2013

[CLASS] FHA 203K Vital for Today's Agents

Don't miss out on this class taught by Sue Lechman with special guest speaker Frank Keel (HUD Local Listing Broker).  This class is being held at Keller Williams Sonoran Living office in Scottsdale, AZ.  Please RSVP to me and I'll save you a seat.

Until Next Time, Jacki

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

[Lunch and Learn] Insider Tips on Buying a HUD Home - PLUS 203K Myths Debunked!

On September 4, 2013 we have an upcoming Lunch and Learn.  Now I don't usually blog about classes, but this one is going to be awesome and you should be there if you're a Real Estate Agent in the Scottsdale/Phoenix areas!

We have the following panel of experts:

Not only can you join us for lunch, but this is a fantastic opportunity to get your questions about HUD Homes and 203K loans answered from THE best sources in the Valley.  This is a fun group of professionals with a TON of knowledge.  Email me and let me know if you can make it.

I'll save you a seat!

Until Next Time, Jacki

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Email Tips: What's in YOUR Signature?

Your signature line in your email is one of your most valuable marketing opportunities, and there are a lot of ways to convey the important business information that people need in order to connect with you.

Too often, I see professionals use .jpg images as their email signatures.  While they may look fantastic on your computer, they often don't translate well to cell phones and other mobile devices.

Here's the thing: 75% of people in the US use email on their smart phone. (Source: Nielsen's Mobile Consumer Report - Feb. 2013) So if you're email signature isn't translating to mobile, that's a HUGE miss!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

We Love Old Town Scottsdale - Realtor Marketing Video

I'm always asked about video marketing for Real Estate.  What are the best tips and tricks?  How long should the video be?  Etc, etc, etc.

For the most part, a lot of Realtors hop onto Youtube, upload a version of their virtual tour for their latest listing, and call it a day.  Ask these agents if they use video marketing and they'll say they sure do.

If you've ever sat through one of my Real Estate Marketing classes, had a one-on-one real estate coaching session, or even just read my email newsletter on real estate marketing, you'll know I adhere to the philosophy of "Good, Better, Best" when it comes to real estate marketing.  In my opinion,

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Realtors: Do you know where your target market hangs out online?

When I ask Realtors, "Who is your target market?" I often get the answer:

"Buyers and Sellers."

This is NOT a target market.  Those define behaviors and a side of the transaction.  When defining your target market, it's important to know their demographics and lifestyle behaviors.  Once you know THOSE things, you can define your target.  Once you've defined your target market, you can determine HOW to reach them.

Below is the Forrester Research tool that helps you find how your target audience engages with social media.  Play with it, then use your findings to help you determine HOW you will engage with them online.

This is just a quick and easy tool.  If you REALLY want to dig into social media strategy as a Realtor, contact me.  Let's have a conversation to see if I can be of any help, or point you in the right direction.

 Until Next Time, Jacki

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

iPad for Realtors: Contract to Close with D. Patrick Lewis

I'm hosting a class taught by D. Patrick Lewis called iPad for Realtors: Contract to Close.  I've hosted this class a few times, and all the agents who attend have GREAT feedback.

So I thought I'd blog about a few tips Patrick is dropping the class.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

[Class] I Love Video Marketing for Realtors

Ahhh...Valentine's Day.  The one day of the year that we set aside to let the ones we love know about it.  Hmmm.  In my opinion, if you're only celebrating your loved ones once a year, they probably don't feel very loved.  But hey, I digress.

Of course, we love being successful in our businesses, too!  So join us on February 14th for a Lunch & Learn at Keller Williams Sonoran Living for this month's marketing topic: "I Love Video Marketing."

Monday, January 14, 2013

What's your Google worth? SEO Campaigns for Realtors...does the cost make sense?

Since I get asked about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Campaigns all the time, I thought I'd share this infographic with you as an easy reference point.  If you're in real estate and seeking to create a powerful SEO campaign, it's time to think twice.  Paying the big bucks behind these types of ad campaigns often doesn't make sense, especially when you're being offered the same deals as thousands of other agents in your area.  After all, how many can REALLY be on the front page of Google?