Almost 100% of people start their search for a home online, especially in the DC Metro Area. In the old days, agents would advertise in those free booklets at the grocery store and send out postcards but most of those things are no longer effective. Getting in front of people who are looking at their laptops and tablets or driving around with an Android or an iPhone should be the number one goal for today’s real estate agent.
I was recently asked “Where will my home be advertised?” and I realized I have so many places I promote myself and the homes that I list for sale that I thought I would share some of them here. Come join me on any of my social sites, business or personal!
The search feature on my web site where this blog post can also be found:
http://homesearch.fairfaxcountyvirginiahomes.com/idx/search.cfm?cid=53002 (Cost $)
My mobile MLS search tool for iPhone and Android
http://fairfaxcountyvirginiahomes.idxre.com/idx/mobile/index.cfm?cid=53002 (Cost $)
My profile on realtor.com
http://www.realtor.com/realestateagents/Roy-Kohn_Burke_VA_16595_144594635 (Cost $)
My profile on Zillow
http://www.zillow.com/myzillow/Profile.htm (Some free, some cost $) by the way… if you’re a former client and would be so kind as to rate me, you can do that here: http://www.zillow.com/reviews/write?s=X1-ZUz3tu7xuykikp_5jgqr … Thank you!
Yahoo profile (same as Zillow, same ownership)
I advertise regularly on Cragslist. Here’s an ad (for as long as this link is live) (FREE)
Facebook Business Page
Personal Facebook (where real estate does bleed through)
PropertyTube (like YouTube for real estate)
http://www.linkedin.com/in/royko (Free and Cost $)
Google Plus business
I’m having trouble with Google plus because I have 4 accounts. It’s still growing and I plan to merge them when Google Plus matures.
Market Leader is a website system that requires registration which allows one to use this great home searching tool. (Very expensive)
There’s also: Flickr, Yelp, militarybyowner, Trulia, Listing Book, RE/MAX website, and dozens of others including a major player that charges me a lot of money for the people that come through it but it is very popular, so… to benefit my clients, I do maintain a presence there. I will share it with you after we start looking at homes or get yours listed if the curiosity is killing you