Monday, April 28, 2014

3 Online Resources Your Agent Should Use

If you’re working with a Grand Junction real estate agent, whether you’re buying a home or selling one, you’re probably armed with a number of questions for him or her. One question you may not have thought to ask could help you to determine whether your agent is a genuine go-getter or just someone who’s going through the motions. It’s simply this: “What online resources do you use?”

If your agent claims not to have time for Facebook, consider that a red flag. Think about it – how many times in the run of any given day do most people check their Facebook? A real estate agent who isn’t taking advantage of this powerful social media tool is missing the boat big time. Savvy agents take the time to post, create little mini-blogs, and generally strut their stuff. A LinkedIn profile is great, but Facebook is where you connect with the masses.
If a real estate agent says they hang out a lot at, you know they’re on the ball. ActiveRain is a blogging community where your agent can go to connect with others in the field, find tips and resources, seek out mentors, and so much more. It’s like a one-stop shop for free professional development, and no agent worth his or her salt is going to pass it up.

It’s a bonus if your agent knows about, which offers any number of free tips, courses and tools for real estate agents. Among other things, there are all sorts of useful apps including mortgage calculators, photo editors and map creators, plus links to free skills upgrading sites and more.

If your agent has a presence on Facebook and ActiveRain, that one’s a keeper. If they don’t know about, clue them in!