While most Real Estate Agents spend countless hours writing posts & comments on ActiveRain & Trulia, a handful of “smart” Realtors are generating hundreds of leads per day as well as multiple streams of income online on their OWN websites, while doing only a fraction of the work.
As a Professional Online Marketer & Real Estate Agent, I have successful launched marketing systems that generate me multiple listings a week as well as multiple thousands of dollars in passive income.
And I almost never use ActiveRain & Trulia.
Do you know why? Because ActiveRain & Trulia, while they do provide some exposure for real estate professionals, are ultimately websites that are geared to generate the company profits, not the Realtor. In fact, every time you write a post or comment, you are probably bringing much more benefit to the company then yourself, because it is through your efforts that companies like ActiveRain & Trulia gain “brand equity” or “value.” Eventually, after enough value is built, these kind of companies will then charge Realtors “membership” fees as well as fees for advertising, making even more money off of the very people that make up the fabric of their business!
Furthermore, websites like Active & Trulia are nothing more than, well, websites. Think about it. What if you created your OWN custom website that brought on even a quarter of the traffic that these sites generate? You would make a fortune.
Yet most Realtors, when creating their own websites, end of doing it the wrong way. The average Realtor’s website typically have:
1. A bunch of old listings
2. Way too much information on too many topics
3. Over-marketing their Brokerage Company (ie. Keller Williams, John L Scott)
4. Useless tools (ie. mortgage calculators)
These kind of websites are prehistoric, outdated and a grand waste of space. Most importantly, they don’t generate leads, nor do they generate passive income.
Let me tell you this: There is another way to do a website that can quite possibly turn any Realtor into a Real Estate Superstar that generates hundreds of leads per day, multiple listings a week and thousands of dollars of passive income online.
It’s called a Short Sale Blog.
Many of you know that short sales make up a large portion (perhaps a majority) of our inventory. While this has caused many Realtors to fail, the emergence of short sales has allowed others to experience incredible success in this down economy.
The key to success with short sales is to:
1. Have an online marketing system that generates leads & passive income on affiliate services (ie. loan modifications, credit repair, debt settlement, etc).
2. Have a powerful team of negotiators ready to close all of your short sales.
I had to create all of this from scratch, but once I began perfecting my system, I began seeing checks of multiple thousands of dollars on loan modifications, credit repair, debt settlement etc. (even when I did NONE of the work) as well as LARGE commission checks from multiple short sale closings.
And now, this system is available TO YOU. » Read more: If You’re Not Generating Leads & Passive Income Online, You’re Wasting Time on ActiveRain & Trulia