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Top 10 Real Estate Social Media Resources

By · March 22, 2010 · Filed in Social Media · 14 Comments »

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Have you ever wanted a list of Real Estate Social Media Resources around the internet? I decided to create a list that you can bookmark and refer back to often for the latest information, trends and conferences going on around the worldwide web. Please feel free to add in the comments your favorite real estate social media resources.

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1. Mortgage Revolution

Mortgage Revolution is more than just a non-profit event, it’s a grass-roots movement created by mortgage professionals for mortgage professionals. Mortgage Revolution is all about connecting street level originators and volunteer event coordinators who want to share their strategies that help them succeed in today’s market.

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2. The Niche Report

The Niche Report is a highly targeted mortgage finance trade magazine nationally circulated every month to 20,000 (with a reach of over 50,000) licensed mortgage brokers, loan officers and mortgage professionals. There is a print magazine, enewsletter and a blog so be sure to subscribe to all of these resources.

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3. Virtual Real Estate BarCamp

Virtual Real Estate BarCamp is a One Day, All-Day, Online Real Estate BarCamp. The REBarCamp phenomenon has exploded over the last year with dozens of in-real-life gatherings where the real estate community comes together to discuss and demystify the current trends in technology and marketing. The goal of Virtual Real Estate BarCamp is to bring this experience to you as opposed to having to bring yourself to it.

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4. Real Estate Blog World

Real Estate Blog World is a one day conference embedded within BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Las Vegas, NV. There are two tracks across a diverse and thoughtful group of topics of and related to Real Estate, Blogging, & New Media. This is the conference that will help you take your online efforts up another notch. *UPDATE* There will be no real estate track at Blog World Expo LA 2011.

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5. Commercial Real Estate

Coy Davidson is a commercial real estate broker who uses social media resources and personal branding strategies for Commercial Real Estate Professionals. He has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate and he provides a fresh social media approach to marketing your commercial real estate business.

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6. Real-TechGuy

Real-TechGuy, also known as Jonathan Rivera, helps his fellow real estate agents understand how they can leverage current technology to make their lives easier. He is also known for his close to 40,000 Facebook fan page (*UPDATE* 56,000+), The Official Real Estate Referral Group which is Facebook’s largest real estate referral network. It’s also the only REALTOR directory in facebook. There are REALTORS from all around the globe listed in this directory.

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7. Web Real Estate Marketing

Web Real Estate Tools provide resources for real estate marketing & social media, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter & WordPress blogging. Drew Burks & Peter Toner take their experience as real estate agents and share their social media knowledge. Drew is an innovative real estate broker who has built a successful real estate brokerage in San Diego by providing his agents the newest resources & systems to increase their business. Peter is a self acknowledged “techie” agent who uses the web to find buyers and sellers for his team.

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8. Steve Rosenbaum

Steve Rosenbaum has led presentations at several Virtual Real Estate BarCamp’s. He specializes in helping companies large and small integrate a profitable sales, marketing and social media networking strategy. Recently Infusionsoft recognized his expertise and leadership in helping companies turnaround their sales by awarding him their Certified Marketing Automation Coach certification.

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9. Social Media Marketing Camp

Social Media Marketing Camp hosted by Ross Hair is a virtual all day webinar featuring real estate social media experts. Unlike other Camps, SMM Camp is a virtual event focused on just one topic. SMM Camp will dig deep, not wide. It’s a training event designed with one purpose in mind – to help you dominate your local real estate market and get you to the closing table.

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10. Future of Real Estate Marketing

The Future of Real Estate Marketing blog author, Katie Lance examines the impact of Web 2.0 and the Internet on real estate and real estate marketing. Katie is the marketing manager at Inman News and has nearly 15 years experience in marketing, sales and training. She enjoys blogging and speaking about social media, real estate technology, web 2.0, mobile technology and more! *UPDATE* this site has moved to a new blog Inman Next.

Hey!!! We need more women in this list so I will add a few bonuses:

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Mortgage Social Media Marketing

Mortgage Social Media Marketing, authored by Naomi Trower provides Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and WordPress blogging strategies for real estate & mortgage professionals. She is a real estate broker in southern California and has been consulting with numerous mortgage brokers in Texas, Florida, Michigan and California. She shares the exact strategies that constantly bring in new leads for her team of real estate and loan agents. She is currently a guest blogger at The Niche Report, Social Media Examiner and Social Media Marketing Camp.

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My Tech Opinion

My Tech Opinion, authored by Nicole Nicolay who is an industry leading consultant, trainer, and writer focusing on new media marketing. She is Co-Founder of MyTechOpinion.com, one of the most innovative technology blogs in the real estate industry. Nicole has trained thousands of agents nationwide via the Cyberhomes Webinar Series and speaks regularly at industry leading events including: Inman Connect, REtechSouth, BizTechDay, New Media Atlanta, California Association of REALTORS®, BlogWorld and New Media Expo. *UPDATE* Nicole also works with Agent Evolution website.

This list is just a starting point. I would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations for other great real estate social media resources across the web. Let us know in the comments.

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Naomi Trower
Real Estate Broker
Social Media Strategies
Social Media Real Estate Marketing
“Teaching Professionals Social Media”

Inspiring Video For Your Business

By · March 13, 2010 · Filed in Power of Video In Your Business · No Comments »

Attend Networking Events In Your Community

By · March 5, 2010 · Filed in Networking Events · 2 Comments »

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Attending events in your local community is a great way to meet new contacts and potential clients.  Just how many of us are involved with this great business potential activity? It is definitely one of the number one ways that we have grown our business whether it is via online webinars or live events.

Here are a few upcoming events that are on my calendar. I would love to meet any of you at any of these events.

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nahrepMy friend, Mirna Bard will be speaking at this event. I originally met Mirna at the LA Twitter Conference last year.  She surprised me by asking if I would be willing to be her case study for her presentation! I was just honored to sit in the front row rooting for her. :)

Details:

Thursday March 25, 2010
5:00 to 8:00 pm
Hyatt Regency
Irvine, CA

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Millionaire Mind Evening

t_harv_ekerThis is a T Harv Eker event. I really enjoyed his book, Secrets To The Millionaire Mind. He shares the elite mindset of millionaires. I look forward to meeting like minded individuals in my community as this event is truly in my backyard with it only being 10 minutes away from my home.

Details:

Wednesday April 14, 2010
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Hyatt Regency
Valencia, CA

Millionaire Mind Evening

Women’s Small Business Expo

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I had the honor of learning about this event from another event earlier this year called Millionaire Entrepreneur Women Conference. That was an amazing event and I met many contacts there as well. I look forward to more amazing connections at this future event.

Details:

Wednesday April 28, 2010
8:00 to 6:00 pm
Ayres Hotel
Los Angeles, CA

Women’s Small Business Expo

Mortgage Revolution San Francisco

mortgage_revolutionI am really excited about this event. I have to get on airplane for this one but it will be worth the trip.

I was even asked to present at this event! Of course, I’m working on my presentation now so that I can be fully prepared. I’ll keep you updated on all of these awesome events.

Details:

Thursday, Friday May 6th & 7th, 2010
8:00 – 6:00 pm
Hyatt Regency SFO
San Francisco, CA

Mortgage Revolution

Let us know in the comments which events interest you or upcoming events that you’d like to share with us. Have a great week!
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Naomi Trower
Real Estate Broker
Social Media Strategies
Social Media Real Estate Marketing
“Teaching Professionals Social Media”