Monday, August 31, 2009

Why Teens Don't Tweet

Geoff Cook, cofounder and CEO of social networking site myYearbook, wrote this enlightening article regarding Teen activity on several social media sites. Worth the read. Follow the link to his article in TechCrunch.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

5 Easy Steps to Prospect with Twitter

Now that your new Twitter account is up and ready to be used, I am sure your are wondering what to post. This important video gives you five quick and easy ways to ensure Twitter will create business for you. Success starts with Activity!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Make a Splash in a MAXIMUM Wake Zone

Weichert's Fast Track training goes from the basics to beyond to include the extraordinary. Social media takes the basics to a new level. Listen to 3 of 4 agent tell you about value. Join us to learn more!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Social Media Marketing Doesn't Work?

I recently saw a presentaton by Poetic Systems sponsored by Friendswood Development. Matthew Hagar read some pretty amazing stats:

Social Media surpassed personal email in online use
4th largest use of a PC
10% of al time spent on the computer is spent on Social Media
13 HOURS of video is uploaded on youtube EVERY MINUTE
Twitter has a 1382% growth rate per MONTH
5 BILLION facebook posts a day
2/3 college grads are social media users
35+ year old is the fastest growing group

What do you do?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Let's Rock the Walk Fun Walk 2009

Come join us Saturday, September 12th to support Candlelighter's Childhood Cancer Family Alliance at Terry Hershey Park, 15200 Memorial Park.
The mission of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance is to provide emotional support for children with cancer and their families.
Please help Rock the Walk and rasie money for Candlelighters. Monies raised from the Fun Walk go to fund Candlelighters Camp Cliff, the annual family camp. Raising walk money is easy. Simply ask 10 friends, family members, co-workers or neighbors for a $10 donation each, All workers who raise $100 or more will get a Candlelighters Walk T-Shirt.

For a short informational video click on the title above: "Let's Rock the Fun Walk 2009"

To make a donation for a walker or a team online go to and click donate.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Success is Showing Up

Phillies' second baseman ends the game with an unassisted TRIPLE play. Not too many people can say they've ever been part of a triple play or even seen a triple play. Eric Bruntlett recorded all three outs of one! That's a play for the record books.

With the Mets creeping back into the game, Bruntlett's play ended the game. That's only the second time in Major League Baseball history that a game has ended on an unassisted triple play. Bruntlett, having a dismal season, was given a rare start in order to rest the regular second baseman Chase Utley. Eric Bruntlett showed up having a near career day at bat getting three hits in his first three at bats.

Success starts with showing up! Our hat's off to you, Eric Bruntlett.

Click on the title "Success is Showing Up" to watch the video clip.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Just a Job?

I was reading Dan Miller's Blog this morning. He was talking about attitude and perception. He posted this quote. I thought it may be of interest to others. It definitely made me think a little. In moments of stress I tend to think that if I could just get others to do what it is that I want them to do, the situation would be better. My anxiety wanes, however, when I get to the realization that I can only control myself and my thoughts. Enjoy!!

'Can’t you get a “real” job?“My mother has always been unhappy with what I do. She would much rather I do something nicer, like be a bricklayer.” Mick Jagger'

Monday, August 10, 2009

On-line marketing goes to the front line!

Your exposure in the marketplace drives business to you! When working on a marketing plan to increase your personal business, you have to consider how to increase exposure within the marketplace. This can come in many forms including yard signs with personal riders, personal contact within your Sphere of Influence, phone call canvassing for Just Listed and Just Sold activity, open houses, direct mail, and internet exposure. Considering that more than 90% of all buyers start their home search online, internet marketing should play a significant role in your marketing plan. Internet exposure, just like marketing itself, comes in many different forms including e-postcards, on-line video clips, social networks, and website postings of your listings and personal information. To increase our exposure locally and nationally Weichert, Realtors has increased its online presence. Our listings now post to many highly trafficked real estate and classified ad websites. To learn more about these online locations visit Weichert University to see the newly revised DOORS presentation.

Not a Weichert agent? Call a local office to learn how you could be a part of a SUCCESSful Weichert Realtors team.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Organizing Your Electronic Communications

When computers were as big as rooms and we were all excited about things like Tang, computer aided instruction, Apollo rockets, and Space Mountain we were told that this new computer age would not only improve our lives but also reduce the 40 hour work week. Last week I worked over 60 hours with no days off and worked literally from the time I got up until the time I went to bed. I’d like to find those people who proliferated that lie about computers and kick them right in the shin. They are all probably dead anyway from over being worked…and drinking too much Tang
Technology has moved so quickly to make us all so electronically connected. So much so that we are expected, not only as real estate agents, to be in continual contact with our network or sphere of friends. The constant bombardment of emails, text messages, tweets, and other electronic communication devices has left us without a moment to ourselves.
It is difficult at times to determine how to take control of this constant level of communication that we are expected to keep. There are some things that we can do to reduce some of the clutter and demand of our time. First, when posting electronically to our social network sites make sure the various sites you have link to each other so one post goes to each site within your network. Second, use a posting scheduler like to post your information. Using an automatic posting device like this will enable you to plan your postings for at least a day at a time and even longer. You could for example, research only once or twice a week, prepare a series of posts on a specific topic, schedule the posts, and then have them upload to your twitter site at specifically scheduled times so that it appears that throughout the day or week that you are consistently and constantly updating your sites. You can even review your calendar to post, at appropriate times, about events you haven’t even attended!
Technology and instant communication can at times seem overwhelming and burdensome. Since the computer age seems to be ever advancing and growing in speed, creating greater demands on our time, use these advances and tools to help reduce your stress.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Open House Invitation Call

Neighbors appreciate being invited to open houses. Many attend to get an idea of home values in the neighborhood. Others come to find a good agent. Take a few minutes to make invitation calls encouraging neighbors to attend the open hous. This calls shows a messge left on a neighbor's answering machine.