Emerge, Moving You Forward with the Tools for Tomorrow

  During OREA’s annual Leadership Conference in March 2013, OREA’s Young Professionals Network hosted a Tools and Technology forum. Over 400 people attended the event and the positive response combined with ongoing requests from OREA members for more instruction on the best methods of using technology to create a new event. So, Emerge – Moving … Continued

How to Cultivate and Build Relationship on Social Media

The Inman Agent Reboot in January allowed me the opportunity to finally see Katie Lance (@katielance), CEO & Owner of Katie Lance Consulting, in person!  I had read Katie’s blogs and followed her on twitter so I was excited to hear her speak about relationship building on social media. I use social media myself for … Continued

What’s in store at the YPN Tools & Technology Forum?

If you haven’t registered yet for the YPN Tools & Technology Forum during the 2013 OREA Leadership Conference, there’s still time! You can register online, or in person on the day of the event. The event will be held in the Osgoode ballroom of the Sheraton Centre on Tuesday March 5, 2013. Registration will open outside … Continued

Five Things You May Have Missed at Agent Reboot

I caught up with Ray and Amie Ferris after Agent Reboot to put together the following five things you may have missed: 5. RASM RASM = Random Acts of Social Media.  If you’re going to use social media, have a plan.  Try planning out your content each week and set time each day to comment … Continued

12 Facebook Tips

1. Jazz up your cover picture. 2. Ask the right questions.  For example: “How old were you when you bought your first home?” 3. Tag friends, pages, and places.  It pulls people to your content. 4. Understand the power of Facebook search. Test this by inserting the quote, “moving to Toronto.” 5. Start a Facebook … Continued

There’s an app for that

More households are abandoning their traditional landline telephones in favour of wireless phones only. In 2010, 13% of households reported they used a cell phone exclusively, up from 8% in 2008. – Statistics Canada “The iPhone has more power than the rocket that took us to the moon.  What are you doing with it?” – Darin Persinger Here are … Continued

Free Google tools to help REALTORS® in their business

Rapportive: Shows you everything about your contacts right inside your gmail inbox. Wisestamp: A plugin that creates a dynamic email signature. Google Drive: Store 5GB of files for free. Howtogomo.com: Grade your website on a mobile compatability from 1-5.  If you get less than a 3…you may need some help.  In the future, if someone … Continued

Talking Twitter

Twitter Do’s: 50% of your tweets or more should start with the @ symbol which means you’re actually talking to people. Head to tweetstats.com to check out your tweet stats. Give first with zero expectations. Head to hashtags.org to see what hashtags get the most clicks. Engage, follow and retweet thought leaders. You need local … Continued

Four Video Tips for REALTORS®

Darin Persinger, a comedian (and founder of ProductivityJunkies.com) presents four main video tips for REALTORS®: Source: thefancy.com via OREA on Pinterest   1. Opening: make it fun and energetic with you on screen.  Introduce yourself and the home. 2. Highlights: you don’t need to show the entire home.  Show the best features of the home. … Continued

How to generate business using Facebook

I’m sitting here at Agent Reboot Toronto with about three hundred REALTORS® listening to some very engaging speakers discussing everything technology, business and social media. Jimmy Mackin, the founder of MLSApp.com and Frugyl just came on stage to speak about that networking service nobody’s heard of…Facebook. The overwhelmingly majority of REALTORS® have yet to close … Continued