The Increasing Role of Social Media in Real Estate

The Increasing Role of Social Media in Real Estate

Social media is increasingly becoming an important tool in real estate. Real estate agents are realizing more and more the need tp use social media in real estate. Real estate is a business of relationships. Social media is about building relationships. It’s an obvious connection, but one that we as real estate agents are really just starting to embrace. Real estate agents have typically done things through print. We’ve relied on other things like prospecting, networking, and signs to really help us build our business. But over the past two decades, the need to understand the role of social media in real estate has increased. The old model isn’t working as well. According to Realtor.com, more than 1 billion people are on Facebook with 175 million of those being Americans. Obviously, social media in real estate has the potential to really expand a real estate agents ability to build their business. But here’s the thing, it’s not just about building a business. It’s about building relationships. We’re passionate about that. So, we wanted to make some suggestions on how to not only use social media in real estate, but to build relationships. Tips for Using Social Media in Real Estate and Relationships Social Media in Real Estate – The Romanski Group – Building Relationships Image courtesy of: http://commonseoquestions.com/2014/08/13/how-does-social-media-marketing-work/ 1. Listen -Any good relationship requires communication. And the key to communication is to listen well. Listening is more than just quietly thinking about what you’re going to say next. It means really understand what’s being said. 2. Engage others – Don’t just write a status and then expect people to...
1419 N. State Road 29 – Find your New Home in the Country!

1419 N. State Road 29 – Find your New Home in the Country!

Welcome to 1419 N. State Road 29 in Flora, Indiana!  This home is located in a great central area between Lafayette, Kokomo, Logansport and Frankfort! Curl up with a blanket and a good book and relax on the covered front porch or get cooking with your friends or family in the awesome Zinn kitchen! There is a 2-car attached garage and a 2-car enclosed carport with a garage door.  There is also a 1-car detached garage PLUS an additional outbuilding that has been gutted and could be finished – the possibilities are endless!  Hang out in the summer grilling out on the back porch that overlooks the field and with friends playing a game of kickball or flag football in the large yard!  The fall makes a great time to have for a bonfire and an outdoor movie.  If you are looking to escape city life then 1419 N. State Road 29 in Flora is the home for you!!   Let us know if you would like to take a closer look (765) 293.9110!  See more photos and information now!...
First Time Home Buyers – CAUTION when buying a home

First Time Home Buyers – CAUTION when buying a home

Alright, you’ve made the decision to move out of mom’s basement and buy a home, or maybe your just growing tired of asking your landlord to fix the leaking ceiling.  Either way we have created a list below of the agonizing mistakes that a First Time Home Buyer can make. 1) Never hire Aunt Betty She may have changed your diaper and you trust her dearly, however this can turn into a costly mistake. Fueled by blissful dreams of living large, rolling in luxury vehicles and working 5 hours a week,  thousands of people are dropping their careers and racing to become a Realtor.  The average real estate agents sells between 4 to 6 homes a year. (Hardly enough to make them an expert). And the agents that are successful in Real Estate are working 40 hours plus a week. So before you hire Aunt Betty or your friend’s, sister’s, cousin’s,  ex-roommate,  be certain that they have the experience that is critical to the homebuying process.. Buying a home is more than just grabbing a Starbucks and running around Lafayette/West Lafayette looking at houses. An experienced agent will be a fierce negotiator, have extensive knowledge of contracts and forms, be familiar with different financing options, and have a sharp knowledge Lafayette/ West Lafayette Real Estate market values. Hiring a part time agent  that has limited or no knowledge the Lafayette/ West Lafayette Real Estate market could cost you thousands of dollars!!                   2) Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. There is a wealth of information online for First Time Home...
Top 10 Local Flavors in Lafayette!

Top 10 Local Flavors in Lafayette!

If you’re anything like us we are ALWAYS looking for a GREAT place to dine with local flavors and good reviews!!  It is so disappointing to spend your hard earned money on a lousy meal.  So if you are looking for the BEST places to eat in Lafayette, here are our picks for the Top 10 Local Flavors in Lafayette (and if you know us well then you know we are food snobs and wouldn’t steer you wrong)!  We also asked some of our friends about their local favorite restaurants in Lafayette and here’s what we came up with….(and in no particular order)….   1. Maru Japanese Sushi – 111 N. Chauncey, West Lafayette, IN 47906 As a person who loves sushi I have to say this place has amazing sushi selections! This is a small cozy place to chill on Purdue’s campus and one of the best places for sushi around!   When your on Boilermaker ground you have to try the Purdue roll!  Some of our other favorite’s include the Dragon roll and the Playboy roll.  You can walk from the Purdue Memorial Union to Maru in a couple of minutes.   2. Bruno’s Pizza – 212 Brown Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906 – www.brunodough.com A casual, locally owned family friendly pizzeria with a heavy dose of Purdue Boilermaker memorabilia throughout!  Seriously don’t order anything until you’ve tried the famous Bruno Dough and Apple Butter or Peanut Butter Pizza (actually it’s not a requirement but highly recommended)!!!  Bruno’s also has party rooms for larger groups and TV’s so you can keep an eye on the score!  ...