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Ten Reasons Why Real Estate Professionals will benefit from Social Media | RealtyGo_blog

Doesn’t the image depict the way real estate is headed in our near future, if not already a necessity for most Agents to survive today when working with tech savvy clients, banks and/or any third party entities requiring analytics or reporting tools to reveal consumer patterns, as well to prove a real estates agents prior success in this tough market.

There are lots and lots of Real Estate Professionals that still aren’t quite convinced though when it comes to Social Media especially when it applies to them. It could even be as simple as the “Fear of the Unknown”. Its easier to dismiss new practices and stick to old traditions, but what if you could keep your traditions of real people networking in your community, which is still a very valuable trait to have, and update your online presence with out doing anything different then your use to. Would you take advantage of it. RealtyGo offers agents, brokers, real estate professionals, Vacation home owners and for sale by owner the ability to offer potential buyers, renters, investors and new customers easy engagement tools using modern day technology. Your Smartphone is a good example, place RealtyGo’s QR Codes anywhere you want to offer consumers information about your real estate listing(s) (flyer box, rider sign, real estate signs, print ads, digital ad space, like craigslist, zillow, Realtor.com) and allow the end user to choose their method of contacting you. This doesn’t mean you have to take you phone number off your signage or change anything your currently doing, RealtyGo  just makes it easier for you to interact and communicate, update, showoff, edit and promote your real estate listings and business using Mobile phones and the World Wide Web. Don’t think for a moment that by not offering consumers the means to get immediate information that you are some how helping your business, end users can google anything and find all the information they like about any real estate listing by searching online. It may be better for you and your clients if you show consumers information you want them to see at first look,like updated photos, remodels that have been done, positive information, because if you leave it up to the end user to go searching out in the wild wild west, we call the internet for information on your real estate, they may find old, non relevant information, old pictures, a previous owner or lister and even get distracted along the way and forget about your real estate listing all together. Make it easy for potential buyers to get immediate information and communicate with you, auto schedule appointments and leave notes about your property, which they can later review and use as a point of reference when making a decision to move forward.

Ten Reasons Why Real Estate Professionals will benefit from Social Media:

  1. Brand Exposure (Facebook 500+ million users, Twitter 300+ million users, Linkedin 80+ million users etc)
  2. Your Competition is already there and has a following that you have to catch up to!
  3. This is how your potential clients find information about Real Estate (buying, selling etc)
  4. There are conversations being had about your Brand and Industry that you NEED to respond to!
  5. Gives consumers and other professionals a better idea of WHO they are dealing with – Transparency!
  6. You will benefit from the Community style flow of information and find out things you otherwise wouldn’t have, enabling you to update your business model. I mean lets face it, every great company has to eventually make changes to keep up with new trends, especially since were in a Global market these days, buyers from outside the U.S. daily.
  7. You will be an Industry Leader – Not Follower!  Early adopters of dynamic practices are winning big!
  8. You will find NEW ways to conduct and streamline your business!  Growing a client base and professional Network, not only traditionally within your immediate community, but also abroad through the world wide web.
  9. You can call yourself the “Neighborhood Expert” and your profiles,articles and new methodology will support that claim!
  10. Technology and Business Models are evolving and so must you!  Lastly everyone else is doing it and you don’t want to be the one guy or gal NOT doing it!

RealtyGo makes it easy to use, apply, utalize and share your mobile real estate listings and business with advanced technology like QR Codes, SMS/MMS Text messaging, GPS and more.

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Real Estate Professionals and everyone promoting real estate, if you have a sub par website, and your sending new clients to it….

Real Estate Professionals and anyone promoting real estate, if you have a sub par website, and your sending new customers to it to get to know more about you; Not the best plan in our highly evolving technological world. Take Apple for example. What did they do, they made technology cool, fun and easy to use. RealtyGo offers you a Mobile presence while using all the benefits of the internet for SEO (search engine optimization) within large engines like Google,YouTube,Yahoo and Bing. Get you listings mobile, be able to quickly forward your listing or real estate investment to potential investors, buyers, sellers and other real estate professional by using RealtyGo. We do all the heavy lifting, continuously update, modify and introduce new technology behind the scenes while you get to enjoy easy to use services and a friendly UI-user interface. Consumers will also notice how efficient your real estate business is, while selecting their preferred channel of communication when contacting you about your real estate promotion, listing and/or business. Stop up to where the Pro’s are; Professional grade real estate using RealtyGo, QR Codes,GPS, SMS/MMS Text message Mobile gateway technology, auto scheduling/appointments and more!

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10 important documents you need to prepare, when buying or selling a home | RealtyGo_blog

Home buyers and -sellers alike often burst with anticipatory irritation at the mere thought of  paperwork their expected to complete in order to satisfy a transaction, above and beyond the basic loan application, contract, disclosures and closing docs. These little nuisances start way in advance; it’s as though, before they even start visiting open houses, buyers begin to visualize – and dread – spending hours upon hours searching through records and old files, seeking forgotten and/or boxed up documents.

The experience of obtaining a home loan is usually dreaded by most, – there are oodles of hoops through which to jump and, occasionally, the loan underwriter requests something sort of bizarre. But more commonly, there’s a pretty finite universe of documents you’ll really need to scrounge up to get your home bought – or sold. however their is a lighter side, since half the home buyers in the nation last year were first time home buyers they haven’t yet experienced such document digging or hustle and bustle of getting all their proper paper work together. So here is a few things to keep you, as their Agent/Broker on your feet, and your clients prepared for getting their desired real estate transaction closed.

  1. ID (e.g., driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport).  Who must produce it?  Buyers and sellers.  Why?  Lender wants to know that you are who you say you are, buyers, and the title insurance company wants to make sure, sellers, that you actually have the right to sell the home.  Funny enough, this commonly goes unrequested until you get to the closing table, when the notary requests to see it before signing, but some mortgage brokers and even some real estate brokers and agents may ask to see it earlier on.
  2. Paycheck Stubs.  Who must produce them?  Any buyer financing their purchase with a mortgage.  Sellers, usually only will need to in the case of a short sale.  Why? Buyers’ purchase price ranges are determined, in part, by their income. And short sellers have to prove an economic hardship.
  3. Two months’ bank account statements. Who must produce them?  Buyers getting financing; sellers selling short. Why? Buyers’ lenders now require proof of regular income and proof that the down payment money is your own.  Short sellers?  It’s all about the hardship.
  4. Two years’ W-2 forms or tax returns. Who must produce them?  Mortgage-seeking buyers and short selling sellers. Why? Banks want to see a stable, long-term income. They also limit you to claiming as income the amount of which you pay taxes (attn: all business owners!). And in short sales, again, they want documentation of every single facet of your finances.
  5. Updated everything! Who must produce it? Buyer/mortgage applicants. Why? Because things change, and because the time period between the first loan application and closing can be many months – even years! – in today’s market. During the time between contract and closing it’s not at all unusual for underwriters to demand buyers produce updated mortgage statements, checks stubs, and such – and its quite common for them to call your office the day before closing to request a last minute verification of employment! So advise your constituents not to go out and apply for that furniture loan new line of credit, in celebration of their new home, until after all the papers have been signed, sealed and delivered and title has handed over the keys.
  6. Quitclaim deed. Who must produce it?  Married buyers purchasing homes they plan to own as separate property.  Married sellers selling homes that they own separately, or joint owners selling their interests separately.  Why? With the Quitclaim Deed, the other spouse or owner signs any and all interests they even might have had in the property over to the selling owner, making it possible for the title insurer to guarantee clean, undisputed title will be transferred at the time of sale.
  7. Divorce decree.  Who must produce it? Buyers and sellers who need to document their solo status or the property-splitting terms of their divorce. Why? Again, to ensure that the seller has the right to sell.  Recently single buyers might need to prove that they shouldn’t be held accountable for their ex’s separate debts or credit report dings.
  8. Gift letters.  Who must produce them? Buyers using gift money toward their down payment. Why? The bank wants to be sure the gift came from a relative, and is their own money to give.  They also want the relative to confirm in writing that it’s a gift, not a loan – a loan would need to be factored into your debt to income ratio, which generally affects your interest rate.
  9. Compliance certificates. Who must produce them? Usually sellers, but sometimes buyers, by contract. Why? Some local governments require various condition requirements be met before the property is transferred, like some cities which require a sewer line be video scoped and repaired, cities which require a checklist of items to be met before a certificate of occupancy will be issued (usually relevant to brand new and  older homes, the latter of which are often subject to lead paint concerns) and energy conservation ordinances which require low-flow toilets and shower heads to be installed. Ask a real estate professional for advice about which, if any, such ordinances apply in your area.
  10. Mortgage statements. Who must produce them?  Any seller with a mortgage. Why? the escrow holder or title company will need to use them to order payoff demands from any mortgage holder who has to get paid before the property’s title can be transferred.

By no means is this an exhaustive list.  Agents: what documents do you see buyers and sellers struggle to produce during their home buying transactions? If we have left out some common documents that you have been seeing lately, please jot down a few words below to let others know. Thanks for Reading.

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QR Codes, what’s the dilemma? Should i use them or should i not? Why wouldn’t you, is the answer!

So you already have one of these…WWW.?#&%?.COM.. , so why not have one of these too  (QR Code)

 

 

 

Just like with any new technology, early adoption of something new requires change and more work, etc. , ‘why would i use a QR Code for Multi level Marketing and promoting my real estate listings?’  The answer is why wouldn’t you!

RealtyGo understands the importance of simplicity when it comes to technology and easy to use applications. We have designed our service so everyone listing real estate can take advantage of new technology like QR Codes and Auto Text message scheduling; but most importantly to offer end users different modalities they feel comfortable using to get what they want when they want it.

You already have one of these http://WWW.?%&#@?.com You may as well have one of these too! Yes were referring to a QR Code. Its really that simple everyone. Why wouldn’t you use QR Codes? Its like every other new piece of technology that you say, “i’ll never use that, what a waste” then 2 months later you have 1,000 songs on your 2GM ipod nano and your 10 year collection of CD’s have been shelved, etc.. . Remember a good sales man uses tools that other people gravitate toward to be successful. Just because you may not believe QR Codes are a necessity right now doesn’t mean a first time buyer (which in 2010 was half of all the sales in the U.S. ; median age of 33) may prefer to use a QR Code to see all your listing info, use the complimentary mortgage calculator provided, get updated relevant information, photos, price, square footage and all your savvy online presence right from the get go, without trying to track the listing agent down by phone or email.

RealtyGo enables the end user to contact you when and how they feel comfortable doing so. If you just put your phone number on a sign, thinking ‘oh i’ll just wait by my phone every second of every day, being the best Agent there ever was’, etc.. then you are not only wasting your own valuable time, but doing a disservice to your career by making your self available by phone all the time, even neglecting continuing education classes or seminars due to the worry factor of not being able to answer each and every call on the first ring. Don’t act like you don’t know exactly what I’m talking about agents. It is humanly impossible to always be 100% available at all times for you real estate listings.

We couldn’t of said it better our selves Jason, “so people are gunna do it, cause it’s pretty easy to do” easy one minute video on how to use QR Codes from a third party company we chose randomly from YouTube. Thanks for posting the video Jason! RealtyGo

I always think of the safe auto commercials that have been running lately, technology when you want it, people when you don’t! – such a great, great example of letting the end user decide, but make sure you offer all channels of communication available and make it count, you may only get one change to earn someone’s business or make a sale over a competitor in today limited resource market. RealtyGo boosts your web presence, makes all your real estate affairs look dynamite within any mobile device, Smartphones, iPads, Tablets, etc.. , and you can promote Green real estate communication in regards to your professional and responsible conscious business.
Get more, do less – RealtyGo – Your Real Estate Listings Best Friend! $9.99 a month!

 

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RealtyGo.co official launch date – January 18 2011; Get your unique Mobile URL before someone else does….

Thank you for all your patience and for pre-registration.

Our official launch date and our World Wide Website debut will be tomorrow January 18 2011.

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RealtyGo.co is the Nations premiere application for Mobile-Real Estate-listings…

Mobile that Accelerates your Business!

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Mobile That Accelerates your Business!

RealtyGO.co is leading the way in Mobile Real Estate. Our goal with introducing RealtyGo; is to provide a robust Mobile real estate listing application to help real estate buyers and sellers get information fast and in a well organized and professional environment.

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RealtyGo and Mobile Real Estate Listings on your Smartphone, Flip phone, iPad, Tablet, or any PDA device!


Mobile Listing TAG

RealtyGo‘s software services include all types of real estate listings; VRBO- Vacation Rentals, FSBO- For Sale by Owner, Broker/Agent, Business Listings, Apartments, Commercial and Residential listings.

Using PDA devices such as Smartphones, Flip phones, Tablets, iPads, etc.. , prospective home buyers, new customers and other business professionals can immediately access your real estate listings at point of contact – in front of the home/listing, from a magazine / newspaper / flyer or within other internet listings, from their mobile devices.

Mobile real estate listings enable potential buyers, new customers and other business professionals to access and review all your current real estate listing information! Buyers get immediate mobile listings by scanning the SmartCode, Sending a Text message or using our GPS technology when accessing the listing.

Some key features of RealtyGo’s mobile real estate listings are; dynamic lead generation, the ability for end users to leave notes about the listing, forward the listing to friends & family, and Auto Schedule an appointment to preview your real estate listing based on your available schedule. Never miss a call again, prevent consumer drop off / abandonment rate, and ensure that consumers trying to reach you have alternative choices in making contact with you and even auto scheduling an appointment to preview the listing. In the event a potential buyer can not reach you initially, Your mobile real estate listing, the consumer has on their Mobile phone or PDA will give them a point of reference with photos and listing information after they have departed from the physical real estate listing, website or print advertisement, where your Mobile listing TAG was provided to access  list price, photos, contact info and more.

RealtyGo, turns your real estate listings into mobile real estate listings, enabling end users to interact with all your listings, set appointments to meet with you automatically based on your availability, at a specific address you specify, either the listing address “by default” or your business office, if you so desire. RealtyGo’s easy to read analytic area, located within the log in area of your RealtyGo account offers valuable history and traffic statistics you may want to share with your clients and new customers to prove your marketing and sales success.

Scan or Text to see a DEMO now!

Try our DEMO on your Mobile device to see how your Mobile Real Estate Listings will look.

Any time you need to change your real estate listing(s); update property info, add new photos, edit the listing price, change your availability for previewing the listing,  you can! It’s easy, and rest assure the moment you change your real estate listing information,  potential buyers and new customers will always receive the latest and most current real estate listing information from any of your mobile real estate listings, which are all connected and professionally displayed to the end users via their mobile devices. No more costly reprinting fees and updating paper ads to match your current real estate listing criteria. When you advertise your Mobile real estate listings, they are always current and your mobile listing TAG will always deliver the newest listing info to everyone. Each Mobile real estate listing has its own Mobile URL for organization, advanced SEO and to identify it, so potential buyers and new customers can access your current listing information.

Rider Sign

Secure your unique Mobile URL today and start offering all your real estate listings on the Go!

Once you have selected your unique Mobile URL by visiting RealtyGo’s home page, our automated system will walk you through a few easy steps on how to select the proper signage  to advertise your new Mobile real estate listing(s) or you can choose to have a PDF file emailed to you – which you can then send to your local sign company to print your signs and advertising material any way you like.

“An example of a Mobile URL is the Word DEMO in the Rider Sign, hanging below the For Sale Sign in the image shown above”

Select your Mobile URL to represent your business branding and name, just like you would a website URL to promote your business information.

Craigslist and more!

Post your mobile listing(s) on Craigslist, Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia or any place you currently display and advertise your real estate listings. Before RealtyGo you would have to recreate an add with each real estate listing and photos when posting to places like Craigslist and Zillow, etc.. . Now you can simply write a clever one line sentence, and display your Mobile Listing TAG from RealtyGo in the image area, which a prospective buyer can then scan, text or use GPS at point of contact to see all your real estate listings, photos, business website, and your professional contact information.

Once Prospective buyers and new customers access your real estate listing(s) via their mobile phone, iPad, Tablet, or any PDA device, they will have all your real estate listing information with a point of reference (your real estate listing) in the palm of their hand, which they can take with them after leaving the home or listing to review, refresh, set appointment, contact you and even forward to family & friends with easy, all while giving you a lead capture; with time and date of listing inquiry, contact information, specific listing they were interested in and more – for follow up.

RealtyGo is designed to effortlessly allow you to display your Mobile URL and Mobile Listing TAG everywhere, which allows prospective buyers, new customers, and other business professionals to see all your real estate listings via their Mobile hand held devices and conveniently auto schedule an appointment to view or preview all your real estate listing.

RealtyGo Offers prospective buyers all your mobile real estate listings and professional business information via their mobile devices, Smartphones, iPad’s, Tablets, or any PDA device.

SEO (search engine optimization)

Consumers searching the World Wide Web will also have access to your Real Estate listings, which are properly TAGged within RealtyGo’s website- data base for best SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using google, yahoo, bing, etc.. . RealtyGo uses very specific information to promote your real estate listings to people searching in your listings- Zip Code, City, State, and even Neighborhood. Regardless of the “keywords” or order of the keywords used to search for real estate listings using major search engines like google, bing, yahoo, etc.., your real estate listings are properly TAGged to produce better search results and get your listings seen more often. We have designed our system for best SEO (search engine optimization) to make sure your listings are being seen every time consumers search for real estate in your listing area.

The convenience  of offering your real estate listings via the mobile channel is unmatched in todays tech savvy environment. All you have to do as the lister of the real estate property, is create your listing by – simply “fill in the blank” areas, add photos and let our advanced software do the rest, promoting your real estate listings on the World Wide Web and through any mobile device.

Never worry about Empty flyer boxes again, or the costs associated with printing expensive flyers, with RealtyGo all your current real estate information is always displayed to the end user requesting your listing information.

Environmentally Friendly

You can also promote your professional business practice as environmentally conscious, by offering your real estate listings, color photos and business contact information via the digital channel, Mobile phone, iPad’s, etc.. .

Forward to a Friend / Digital Business Card

Once you create your Mobile Listing(s), you can forward them to your mobile device, to have with you all the time, enabling you to forward your real estate listing to new customers,prospective buyers, with all your listing information, digital business card- business contact information and your business website on the world wide web. You can even be on the telephone with a new customer and forward your real estate listing(s) & digital business card right from your phone as your talking with them, confirm they have received the listing. In the event the prospective buyer sees a listing they like, they can very easily schedule an auto appointment to meet with you from within your mobile listing you sent them.

Now new customers have a reference when contacting you for future business; they will have your real estate listings as a point of reference on their mobile device and all your professional contact information in a nicely organized and professional mobile listing.

This first Blog Post does not change, it is always the first post you will see when accessing our blog, it is called a Sticky post, which always shows up first, as an introduction to new visitors, allowing them to become familiar with our business services and functionality.

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