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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.
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?
RealtyGo – Your Real Estate listings Best Friend!
Trulia and Zillow, two of the biggest competitors in the online real estate space, are continuing to push into mobile with the addition of more smartphone applications.
Trulia.com said it is now supporting iPad and Android in addition to iPhone. Zillow has released a BlackBerry application, adding to a portfolio that supports iPad, Windows Phone, Android and iPhone.
Both are trying to offer access to information to home buyers wherever they want it, and not necessarily when they are in front of computers.
Being accessible to users whenever they want the information will be critical as both companies may jockey for an initial public offering in the not too distant future.
San Francisco-based Trulia recently said it was prepping for an IPO as it continued to build out its management team, and Zillow was reportedly in talks with investment bankers to discuss the prospects of going public.
Trulia said the addition of iPad and Android applications builds off a base of more than two million mobile users, who visited Trulia.com from their phones last month. That represents a more than 300 percent increase compared to the year earlier, it said.
Both the iPad and Android apps will be slightly different from what was being offered on the iPhone. The iPad app will use the larger screen real estate to display a color-coded heat map that examines the differences in average listing price and sold price within a city or county. The Android app will allow users to add open houses to their calendars and scan QR codes.
Zillow said with the addition of its BlackBerry app, it will now cover more than 90 percent of smartphone users. The Seattle-based company said its services are used on mobile devices more than 6.5 million times each month with 23 million visits to home detail pages.
In addition to being able to search the BlackBerry app for homes based on a user’s location, they will also be able to filter searches by price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and other information. Homes will be viewable in satellite or street view, and will feature color photos.
Get your Mobile TAG from RealtyGo on all your real estate advertising and signage, enable consumers to get photos and all your listing and contact information while in front of your listing(s). End users can auto schedule an appointment right from the listings, saving you time and offering an immediate action for lead generation by the potential buyer.
Special thanks to Tricia Duryee for reporting.
Home Search Rumble! Zillow.com vs Realtor.com vs Trulia vs Craigslist vs Homesdatabase- RealtyGo blog
Here is an article we found in regards to where large real estate search sites are lacking. Now with RealtyGo.co you can post your Mobile real estate listings within other real estate listings using any of the sites mentioned within the linked article. Promote all your real estate listing photos and your professional business contact information using Mobile real estate listings.
Digital Mobile Listing TAG by RealtyGo.co – Your Real Estate Listings Best Friend!
QR Code’s are Powerful and allows your Business information to dynamically update, while using the same QR Code in Print or any type of advertising campaign, even after the promotion is over or the real estate listing status has changed; ie- Sold, TOM, AWC, Pending etc.. !
Each time you list a property for sale, often times the next step is advertising. Your Client expects you to advertise their real estate for sale and do so in a reasonable time frame.
With RealtyGo you can list your real estate property and use our advanced software technology to promote and sell real estate while saving you money and repetitive/duplicate work load. If you typically print full color flyers, or even black and white flyers for your listings, it can become expensive, especially if a majority of the people taking the flyers are nosy neighbors or lookie loos that are just curious. There is also the inconvenience of monitoring flyers each day or several times a week to ensure they are fully stocked. If you have multiple listings, this can become quite a chore, much like baby sitting your listings. With RealtyGo we offer the ability for end users like Potential buyers, New Customers, Lookie loos, and other Real Estate Professionals to access your listing while standing right in front of them; or when seeing the listing advertised in a print ad (like the image above) or even from a digital TAG, advertised on the internet (like Criagslist,Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow, etc.. ), not to mention all your other real estate listings as well, using Mobile technology. Now end users can use their Mobile phone or iPad, etc.. , and Scan or Text to get all your real estate listings and current listing information; photos, your professional contact info, your professional website and more, via any mobile device.
Lets say a Client wants to change their listing price, or has new professional photos they would like to add to a listing. If you have already run a print ad or sent out mailer/flyers in regards to the property, they may be irrelevant and out of date by the time a potential buyer or new customer contacts you about the listing. This could be detrimental in the sale of the listing and creates drop off or abandonment rate from consumers, even outrage in some cases if the change of information works against the prospective buyers agenda.
With Mobile Real Estate Listings and RealtyGo, you simply update your listing information within an easy to use log in area at RealtyGo.co and anytime a potential buyer, new customer or business professional access your listing(s), they will receive the most current information every time. This will reduce your printing costs and the worry work of potential ads running in magazines or newspapers that may not be up to date or as relevant as they should be, based on a change in the real estate listing information, etc.. . You can continue to use the same Mobile listing TAG even after a listing has sold. Simply reassign the Mobile URL within your login area to one of your “Other” real estate listing, enabling your Mobile real estate listings to always be working and relevant in regards to your professional real estate business, saving you valuable time and keeping operating cost low, maximizing return on investment.
RealtyGo enables you to run print ads and advertise your listings with a dynamic TAG called a Mobile Listing TAG, which can be placed everywhere, and will always bring back the most current and relevant information from all your real estate listings, by scanning the QR Code “Smart Code” or sending a Text Message for listing information. Once a potential buyer accesses any of your listings, any time you edit or make a change to the listing thereafter, an alert automatically goes out to the potential buyer, notifying them that a change has occurred to the real estate listing they requested information from, for instance a price reduction or offering the listing for lease vs for sale or vice versa.
Once the end user has the Mobile real estate listing(s) on their hand held mobile device, they can easily forward the listing(s) by text message or email, which gives your listing the ability to travel and be seen on all Unified Channels giving it the viral effect. A Husband can quickly access a listing, see photos, pricing, your contact information, then send it to his wife or an investor all in a few moments, displaying your listing efficiently and in a well organized professional fashion with all you contact info and professional business information. Potential buyers and other real estate professionals can even auto schedule an appointment to meet with your from within the listing, right from their mobile device, freeing up valuable time that you can use to network, focus on day to day activities and your real estate business.
Your Mobile Real Estate Listing on a Mobile Phone;
RealtyGo is designed to work with other listing applications and all Real Estate companies; See HomeSmart for example…
RealtyGo is designed to help everyone when listing real estate. Professional delivery and a well organized listing will be seen and sell faster in todays competitive marketplace. We have designed easy to use applications that allow listers, realtors, FSBO’s, etc.., to promote their Mobile Real Estate listings everywhere.
Here is a key example of how RealtyGo fits in with HomeSmart and their Realtor signage.
With RealtyGo’s application you can showcase all your listings, with our QR Code(s) and/or Mobile Listing TAG’s, everywhere; on your real estate signs, flyers,newspapers,magazines,within other real estate related websites -(craigslist, Realtor.com, Zillow, VRBO, FSBO, etc.. .)
When your listing sells, you simply update your information in the computer and assign a new listing to your account, all your current signage and QR Codes will automatically display your new updated information, saving you expensive costs to reprint new QR Codes and purchase new stickers to place over old stickers from previous sold listings.
RealtyGo assigns a unique mobile listing code to each of your listings, making them more personable and easier for customers to relate to. For example: if you have a beach home your selling/renting you may want to choose your unique mobile listing code to resemble something unique to the beach home; Ex: “beachhome” “mybeachhome” or “beachhome7” this way customers will have an easy reference for listings they are interested in, using the unique mobile listing code(s), vs. a long address. Customers and potential buyers will also be able to use google to input your unique mobile listing code(s) to get your listings and professional information, which is organized and properly coded within the RealtyGo data base for google to index and display. Potential buyers can also search the RealtyGo data base on our homepage by simply entering in your mobile listing code(s) “Beachhome” / “mybeachhome” “beachhome7” in the search bar to display all your current real estate listings and professional business information. Each mobile listing code is unique to the person that registers it first, kind of like a www. except for your mobile phone and mobile real estate listings. Get your unique mobile listing code(s) today and start promoting your real estate listings everywhere!
RealtyGo offers HomeSmart Realtors and all Big Box Real Estate solutions to promote your Mobile Real Estate listings.
If you have a unique type of signage and would like RealtyGo to design an “easy fit” application or sticker to fit your Real Estate organization, please email us with your detailed criteria or email us a picture of what your company is currently offering and we can customize your application.
We went to the Zillow App and we did down load, however some of the reviews concerned us…
Ryan Wrote 12/30/2010
I just found my house on here! But I bought it two years ago! This app isn’t reliable. I like the concept but what’s the point if it’s outdated?
Lost my favorites overnight and will not sign me in.
It’s a great app but its not as accurate as realtor.com. For example it shows houses for sale that are not listed on realtor.com
These were the 3 top reviews, in our experience with google, they welcome constructive criticism, which is a good feature of their corporate presence.
We hope that our customers and affiliates will give us great feedback and reviews to help make our services better and more user friendly.
Thanks to everyone in advance that take the time out of their busy schedule to help companies be better!
With RealtyGo.co you can post your RealtyGo mobile real estate listing “TAG’s” within other listings, like Zillow, Realtor.com, Craigslist, etc.. . So feel free to register your Unique Mobile Listing Code(s) today and brand your Mobile business TAG.