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5 Real Estate Apps for Home Buyers

By on Mar 18, 2014 in Featured, Mobile Apps, National, Tech Tips | 0 comments

Are you considering moving to a new home? If you are interested in checking out open houses for your new place, you are not alone. This can be an exciting yet stressful time simultaneously. However, you can minimize your stress by making things easier while looking for your new home. All you have to do is download a few helpful real estate apps to your smartphone or tablet. A recent study by the National Association of Realtors and Google have revealed that 68 percent of people looking to find a new home relied on these apps while searching for their next home. Zillow • Zillow is probably the perfect and one must have real estate app for everyone who is searching for a new home. It is an award winning app that gives you all the information you could possibly want about homes that are available. It uses your smartphone’s GPS to provide you with directions and provides you with...

LinkedIn: Visually Enhance Your Professional Profile

By on Mar 18, 2014 in Featured, LinkedIn, National, Unlock Social Media | 0 comments

The Professional Gallery feature on LinkedIn gives users the chance to enrich their profile with visual elements such as photos, audio recordings, presentations and videos. By making the right additions, you can display it, and not just say it from your LinkedIn Profile page. Here is how you can create an attractive portfolio that will amplify your networking possibilities. First Steps to Editing Your Professional Portfolio From your LinkedIn profile, select profile>edit mode. Next, go to your Experience, Education or Summary section and click on the button at the top for adding visual content. Depending on your plan, you can upload files or take content from URLs. Any content you add can also be changed later as necessary.   Embedding a Slideshow from SlideShare You can quickly add a slideshow to your profile using SlideShare. This is convenient if you’ve already used...

Portland Events in February

By on Jan 21, 2014 in Featured, Local Talk, National, Portland | 0 comments

February 1 – Portland Seafood & Wine Festival www.pdxseafoodandwinefestival.com Sample wine from over 50 of Oregon wineries while enjoying the tastiest morsels the ocean has to offer at the 9th Annual Portland Seafood & Wine Festival held at the Oregon Convention Center. Friday 2pm-10pm, Saturday 12pm-10pm February 1 – Worst Day of the Year Run www.worstdayrunor.com Wear your favorite costume and join other Portland enthusiasts who enjoy nothing more than running in the rain, wind and cold in the Worst Day of the Year Run.  Race begins at Edgefield in Troutdale.  10am February 5-9 – Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show www.thesportshows.com/pnwss The 2014 PNW Sportmen’s Show is dubbed as the largest sportsmen’s show west of the Mississippi.  Come to the Portland Expo Center and find everything you need and everything you need to know in relation to fishing, camping, backpacking...

Instagram For Real Estate: 3 Must-Know Tips

By on Jan 12, 2014 in Facebook, Featured, National, Twitter, Unlock Social Media | 0 comments

Today, building a brand or a professional reputation is no longer limited to word of mouth and your local community. Instead, it is now possible to become an entrepreneurial powerhouse with the use of various social networks and platforms available online. If you are interested in building your professional reputation as a real estate professional, there are a few tips to implement during the process along with the use of Instagram. Putting Instagram to use not only helps to create greater online exposure as a real estate professional and with the listings you represent, but it also provides you with an entirely new platform to reach potential users and clients on. Create Postcards for Potential Clients Using Postagram When you want to truly set yourself apart from other real estate professionals in your area, consider creating customized postcards for potential clients with the use of...

Tips for Creating Real Estate Professional Video Bio’s

By on Jan 12, 2014 in Featured, National, Tech Tips | 0 comments

Because potential home buyers are searching for homes on the web, it makes sense for a real estate professional to have their own website. According to the National Association of Realtors®, 88 percent of buyers begin their search for a home on the internet. A video bio is a great way for a real estate professional to set themselves apart. ComScore. reports that 82.5 percent of internet users watch videos on the internet. Below is a short guide on the process of creating an engaging video bio. Establish Rapport Consider establishing a good rapport because buyers and sellers hire professionals, they feel they know and can trust. This is a great opportunity for you to share a little about yourself by discussing topics such as your family or hobbies you enjoy doing. Don’t try to be an actor, be yourself, the passion and sincerity in what you have to say will come through with potential...