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Are any of you doing your own staging?  A tight budget prevented my darling clients from being able to afford a "professional" so I decided to do it myself. I have to admit was the most fun I've had in a while.  Here is an article I wrote on the transformation process with several Before and After photos. Would love your feedback and thoughts on staging/preparing a home for market. 
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I think staging can be fun as well, and it offers a unique advantage if you can do it yourself.
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We were recently invited to an event by +The Corcoran Group and they used the cool new Google+ Event invite.  This is one tool we should all be paying attention to as it was super simple to block out our calendar directly from the invite. We'd love you to share your best idea for using this tool in your real estate business?
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I know everyone is pressed for time these days but how many of you plan to add Pinterest to your social media arsenal for your business this year?  Do you think it's worth it or just a fad?
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I have been working on an new marketing strategy for using our Pinterest page that I hope will work as I love it's visual qualities.  When it's ready I'll post a link and see what everyone thinks (good and bad).  I see opportunity to provide some great content and customize your page and brand with info consumers can use but my theory has not yet been tested!
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Do you agree with this?  On a side note...anyone else use Mint.com?  I love it!
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Infographics are very well received these days.  So if you create one +Brad West be sure to share!  They are also pretty popular on Pinterest - to tie in the other post:)
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Wondering what everyone thinks about Jay Thompson's (Phoenix Real Estate Guy) decision to join Zillow. Sell-out or good move? For those that don't know Jay has been a big supporter of 3rd party listing integration and has participated in much debate over the need or desire for sites such as Zillow and Trulia. He was particularly vocal regarding the recent decision by a few larger brokers to sever ties with these sites (sort of makes me wonder if he didn't already know he was leaving). Anyway, I'm curious what everyone thinks.
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Very interesting..
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If you are like me, you can't seem to get your personal friends on-board with Google+. Well maybe sending them this link to a video by Google+ extraordinaire Peter McDermott will help. It's a great tutorial about how to set up a basic account.
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This was created by +Peter G McDermott You may want to circle him (for those who don't already know him which I know many of you do:) as he shares great Google+ info.
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Wondering how to really tie "social" into the home buying experience?  Well check this out!
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Totally awesome..I could see this being a trend in the future.
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Anyone check out the +Trulia ebook?  I downloaded it and there are some pretty funny stories.
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Downloading it now! Thanks for the heads up
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So how many of you have a business page in addition to your personal profile?  With the recent changes to Google Local it appears it's going to be necessary as we can't link personal profiles to Google maps.  Wish they would merge the two as I really don't like having two separate identities here...that's so Facebook:)  Anyone else starting a business page?  If so share your link!
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I agree +Brad West it should have been a much smoother process and a bit more "ready for prime time".  It appears most of the social media giants don't really take much time to consider the customer before rolling out "improvements."
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Great training video by +Sean Goerss on the impact that Google+ Local Pages will have on real estate agents.  If you haven't been paying attention to your page now is likely the time to get active again!
What impact, if any, will Google+ Local Pages have on real estate agents and Realtors in general? Sean answers these and other questions on this week's tech
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I was already dragging my feet on switching to the FB timeline and now Google+ changes as well. So which should we focus on. What do you all think of the changes. I keep hearing they are improvements but alas I just haven't had time to address all the contant changes in social media world. Do any of you have a social media guru on staff or do you all do everything yourself? I think I see an opportunity for someone well versed in real estate to open up a business targeted toward agents and managing the chaos:)
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Thanks for sharing +Jonathan Squire anyone else been waiting for this! Do you use iPad for real estate?
 
Apple just sent out invitations to an event next Wednesday to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Besides the time and location information, the invite only says “We have something you really need to see. And touch.” The words are superimposed on what is almost certainly an iPad.

It’s all but a done deal now: Apple will unveil the iPad 3 on March 7. The event is due to begin at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. ET)

More Information: http://on.mash.to/y8ekNG
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It's the perfect tool for anyone in real estate who needs to have compact computing power on the run - but It's not great for everyday stuff yet - but maybe things will change next week!
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The Google+ Hangout for Real Estate Agents Who Want to Network and Share What Works!
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This page is for real estate agents around the US who are using Google+ and want to learn more about how they can enhance their profile and improve their level of service to their customers.  

Feel free to "share" with our page when you post a relevant article or something of interest.

I started it simply as a way of sharing what we learn in hopes that we can all improve our Google+ expertise and grow right along with Google+.  SO PLEASE SHARE WITH OTHER AGENTS YOU KNOW AND TRUST.

Please note that in order to see posts you will need to Circle the page.  You can also circle me personally and I will circle you back if you are in the industry (agent or relevant real estate service provider).  If you are NOT in the industry I will NOT circle you and will likely block you from the group so don't spam!  

You may also circle me personally and I will do my best to circle you back.  You can find my profile at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111276263811490778626/posts 

(Note:  If you are not specifically in real estate but can convince me that you have a good reason to join I might be persuaded to add you so send me a message and explain your situation).

Finally...if you are interested in being an additional "Manager/Editor" of this page (meaning you can post directly to the page just like you can your own profile) let me know.  There can be up to 50 managers so if we get a good group of knowledgeable agents it could really become a wonderful resource for all agents.  

These are simply some key words to help this page be found on Google:  Realtors®, real estate social media, real estate brokers, real estate network, mastermind agent group, property specialist, independent real estate agents, real estate franchise

Ginger Fawcett
Live Local Realty
423 N. Sappington Rd.
Glendale, MO 63122
314-965-5599