6 Ways To Get Free Press

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The only thing better than being recognized as an authority in your industry is getting recognized for free. With some advanced planning and a little research, it’s actually easier than you may think. Public relations opportunities are plentiful, and just a little effort can help you capitalize on your expertise and credibility. Here are six ways you can tap into your own knowledge and local area resources to help you stand out among your competitors without spending an extra dime on marketing. Continue reading

Personal Branding Experts from BrandFace® Debut at RVDA Convention Expo

2016-T and MPersonal Branding Experts from BrandFace® Debut at Convention Expo With Two Social Media/eMarketing Workshops for Dealers (Fairfax, VA) In many family‐owned dealerships, the owner is the face of that business and his or her personal brand could be just as important as the public profile of that business. Personal branding experts Michael Carr and Tonya Eberhart of BrandFace® will be presenting two workshops about the role of personal branding in today’s marketplace and how to manage it across all platforms. Both are new to this event. Continue reading

Simplifying Customer Reviews

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All the Right Words in All the Right Places


Customer reviews are a hot topic, and rightfully so.  Not only do reviews provide some measure of confidence to your prospects, they can directly affect your search results on almost any platform that accepts reviews.  The more reviews you have, the more likely you are to appear near the top of the list when people are seeking a property and/or an agent.  Some businesses have excelled at the process of getting a multitude of reviews; however, we hear from many of you that it’s a arduous task at best and that there are just too many platforms to consider.  Plus, it’s next to impossible to get the reviews you need on all of them. Continue reading

5 Thought-Provoking Questions To Make A Brand Connection

happy couple over contractThe first time you meet with a prospect, you have a unique opportunity to create a meaningful connection.  Sometimes just asking the right questions is all it takes to communicate expertise, professionalism, sincerity and intention. Your prospect is expecting the usual questions about products, services, time frame, etc. Those questions are critical, of course.  But we’ve discovered five thought-provoking questions Continue reading

Use Seminars To Attract More Qualified Clients

conference hall full of people participating in the business training.Hosting an educational or informational seminar or webinar can kill two birds with one stone: It’s a great way to get in front of a room full of prospects while also branding yourself as a local expert in your industry.

You’ve no doubt attended an event in person or participated in a webinar where you were enthralled by the speaker.   Continue reading

Lacking Confidence? You’re Not Alone

67% of Realtors We Interviewed Say Confidence Is a Challenge

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Over the last twelve months, we’ve personally interviewed over 80 Realtors throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Each conversation has lasted at least 45 minutes.  We’ve discussed their challenges, frustrations, dreams and goals.  It’s been an enlightening and educational process for us, and we couldn’t help but notice one trait that many of them had in common.  Over 67% of the Realtors we interviewed cited ‘lack of confidence’ as a significant challenge to business growth.   They used descriptors such as inferior, less knowledgeable, less accomplished and unprepared to describe themselves.  While that many stun some of you readers, it was no surprise to us.  It’s part of human nature and perhaps the main indicator of your personal star power. Continue reading

Don’t Forget Your Clothes This Year

naked couple-did you forget somethingThe New Year has begun.  Resolutions have been made.  You’re ready to hit the ground running.  But are you, really?  Is your brand and position defined?  If not, it’s like leaving the house each day without clothing.  And while some would argue that this would certainly gain attention, I don’t believe it’s the kind of attention you had in mind when you set out to become #1 in your market. Continue reading

How Mistakes Can Build Trust

Trust concept.Trust.  It’s a small word and a huge responsibility.  Zig Ziglar once said, “If people like you, they will listen to you.  But if they trust you, they’ll do business with you”.


I feel honored every time one of my clients calls to ask my opinion about something. I consider that a result of the trust factor.


You probably think this article is about how admitting your mistakes can build trust.  While that is absolutely true (and worthy of an entire book) I’m taking a slightly different direction here. Continue reading