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Where do a majority of buyers and real estate leads come from? Online Search, Real Estate Agent, Real Estate yard signage,etc…

Where do a majority of Real Estate buyers and leads come from?

According to NAR – National Association of Realtors, in 2007 International home buying activity;  How are consumers accessing your real estate listings today. According to the chart and marketing online, the internet is the most widely used tool in accessing real estate listings today. RealtyGo includes all your listing in a well structured and organized manner, specifically categorized and properly tagged for indexing by major search engines such as google, yahoo, youtube and bing.

Though the internet is the most popular source today for real estate search, buyers also cited information from real-estate agents (85%), yard signs (62%), open houses (48%) and print or newspaper ads (47%). Fewer buyers relied on home books or magazines, home builders, television, billboards and relocation companies.

Yard sign statistics is what we are most interested in for the purpose of this article. Even though the internet is the most popular tool when starting your home search; what happens when you find that perfect home, your desired  area or even the most charming neighborhood with all the right amenities that makes you want to jump in the car and start your search right away.

Most buyers start exploring right away, they may not even have an agent. So what’s the chances that when buyers look in an unfamiliar neighborhood for a new home or real estate investment, they also want to know about other homes, listings, and professionals specializing in real estate in the area. We would say its a very good chance. The more information a buyer can get in a shorter amount of time, helps confirm their emotions and good emotions lead to buying. So be proactive and provide buyers what they need to feel satisfied in their real estate search.

Flyer box Mobile TAG Sticker.

To help buyers along you should add a Mobile TAG to your real estate listing(s), enabling buyers immediate listing information, including photos, video tour, pricing, details and other important information they may want in order to make a valid decision. Mobile TAG’s encourage buyer interaction, which increase lead generation and additional sales. The image above shows a mobile TAG on a flyer box. This is also a great way to cut back on excessive paper and ink waste, giving end users the option of getting all your real estate listing information through a digital channel, such as their Smartphone, iPad, Tablet or any other enabled PDA device.

The internet has changed every aspect of how consumers make decisions nowadays, and that includes how people acquire and/or put their properties up for sale. So how will you use technology to practice successful real estate marketing in 2011?

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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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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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Mobile Phones and Real Estate

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