The Facebook Page Checklist
HDC_Facebook_Checklist_Blog_2883_1200x600Facebook is continuing to make changes to its algorithms and offer upgraded services. This may be a good thing for Facebook and its users, but it can be challenging to keep up with all the changes. As an agent, you probably have a Facebook Business Page that needs continual content to boost your visibility to your followers. But before you worry about the constant updates, make sure you haven’t forgotten to update the basics of your Facebook Page. We have compiled a simple checklist to make sure that your page is up-to-date and that you’re providing followers with the content they want to see and engage with. Continue reading
Homes.com Account Upgrade! More Room for Important Data
HDC_OCT_Update_Blog_1200x600Homes.com offers a free customer relationship manager (CRM) and lead management system as a courtesy to all real estate professionals with or without a paid Homes.com account. Recently, that CRM received a great new upgrade: more data fields! You can now add more information and track your leads in new ways, helping you leverage your leads more effectively than ever before! Continue reading
The Power of Three – Creating a Complete Digital Strategy
HDC_Paid_Earned_Owned_Blog_1200x600Real estate agents know that creating an effective online marketing plan is imperative to making a digital impact that generates online exposure and qualified leads. The way to achieve this marketing strategy is by creating compelling, valuable content that followers want to search for, engage with, and share with others. Once your content is ready, leverage it by combining the three different forms of media – earned, owned, and paid – to create a truly successful lead generating digital marketing plan. Continue reading
“Fake News” Now Affects How You Post on Facebook

HDC-Facebook-Image-Policy-2857There’s been one term that we haven’t stopped hearing since the 2016 presidential election: fake news. Due to the increase in “fake news” stories circulating in the media, news outlets and social sites, especially Facebook, are doing everything they can to fight against these stories. Facebook has even implemented new policies regarding posting URL links and images on their news feed. Continue reading

More Knowledge = More Power with New KickFire Analytics
HDC_Kickfire_Blog_2851_1200x600We hope you kept busy this summer, closed plenty of sales, and found some time to relax, because here at Homes.com, we’ve had a great summer. Besides adding huge upgrades to our agent and broker websites, working on publishing our first book (coming 9/12!), and working on optimizing your dashboard so you can quickly and easily make changes to your account, last month we announced an upgrade to our agent and broker website analytics program. Details about this exciting upgrade are given below! Continue reading
Should You Post Your Client’s Photo on Social Media?
HDC_Protect_Your_Clients_2838_1200x600You just listed a home, sold a property, or started working with a new client and the first thing you want to do is brag on social media. It’s ok, we all do it and working in the real estate industry, a client-centered marketing focus is necessary to show leads and clients why you are the perfect real estate professional for them. However, before posting your client’s photo on social media, take your client’s opinions into consideration. Many people nowadays are ok with the idea of having their photo posted online. However, that does not apply to everyone and there are legal, safety, and ethical issues that need to be examined before posting a photo to your social profiles. Continue reading
Video Is Not an Option; It Is a Necessity

HDC_Your_Videos_Blog_2830_1200x600Social media has become a world of video. With social platforms realigning themselves to this medium, it is safe to say that creating video content is how fans want to engage with the businesses they follow.

However, creating video isn’t just hitting the record button on your camera. Platforms like Facebook and Instagram have implemented algorithms to lower the organic reach for underperforming and unengaging content. The next time you are creating a video for your profile, refer back to the strategies listed below to create engaging and watch-worthy content. Continue reading