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You Are a Real Estate Media Company [CLASS]

On July 25, 2017, I led a class to a room of real estate agents at MBH Settlement Group, L.C. located in Reston, Virginia. During the talk, I covered how every company and especially real estate agents are media companies that should create and develop content in various ways specifically for their target market. I introduced them to “Dave” the real estate agent. I also explained how developing and creating a strategy and executing on it is similar to baking a sweet potato pie. This will be the first of many classes that I hope to have on how small businesses, professionals and real estate agents can be media companies.

Update: An updated version of this class was given September 17, 2017 for Champion Title in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Here’s a copy of the slides:

Here’s a breakdown of some of the topics covered:

Part 1: Laying the foundation – Website Design

  1. Who do you want to target (Avatar?) & What’s your budget?
  2. Intro to Digital Marketing
  3. Website Design
  4. Creating a Blog
  5. Considering Social Media Accounts
  6. Search Engine Optimization – Why’s It Important When Targeting Your Website

Part 2: Getting your name out – Marketing

1) Self Awareness: What are your strengths & weaknesses?

2) What is Social Media & Why is it Important

3) Creating Social Media Accounts – Which accounts to choose and why? What are the strengths of each account

    • Blog
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Instagram
    • Pinterest
    • LinkedIn
    • Snapchat

4) Search Engine Optimization – SEO

5) Marketing Ideas for Real Estate Agents – Based on Your Strengths

    • The Power of Local – Blogs, Directory Listings (e.g. Alignable)
    • Public Relations – What it is & why it’s important
    • Audio – Podcast / Visual – YouTube / Instagram / Kinesthetic – Facebook Live
    • Online + Offline = Success
    • Repurposing Content

To learn more, be sure to check out Volume 1 of our Blue 16 Corner eBook.

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Why You Should Start Business Blogging in 2016

Business blogging is not a thing of the past, it’s a thing of the present and the future. There are millions of blogs and blog posts across the internet and it’s not an option to start one, it’s a requirement. There have been numerous algorithm changes to Google search which are prompting business owners, entrepreneurs, startup founders and CEOs to start their blog to reach the Long Tail search results. Even social media sites like LinkedIn are providing an opportunity to develop content to reach millions of people.