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 Enterprise Network Members Mentioned in the REAL Trends 500

77% of Enterprise Network Members Mentioned in the REAL Trends 500

This week at the Gathering of Eagles ceremony, the annual REAL Trends 500 report was released. This list is the most trusted standard for measuring the performance of the nation’s leading realty firms and identifies the largest and most successful residential real estate brokerages.   We are ecstatic that 24 of our members were included in the list. We congratulate them on their dedication to increasing standards in the real estate industry and demonstrating their ability to evolve with market conditions and customer expectations.   Below you will find our members&rsqu... MORE

May 2nd, 2014 • By +Guest Blogger

Enterprise Network Member Series Kicks Off

Enterprise Network Member Series Kicks Off

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin One of the many things that differentiates The Enterprise Network in the real estate industry is the relationships we build with our members. Not only do we work to provide the best technology platform, we also work to understand the goals of the individuals we work with as well as the business models and unique market conditions of each area. While we get to interact personally with so many of our members each year at our annual conference, we thought it would be a gre... MORE

May 1st, 2014 • By +Amanda Zaske

RIP Net Neutrality

RIP Net Neutrality: What This Means for Real Estate

Internet critics are in an uproar due to a recent decision by a federal appeals court that appears to have struck down the FCC’s previous Open Internet Order. The argument was over free and open communication on the web and trying to prevent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from playing favorites among websites. For instance, awarding faster speeds to sites that pay a special fee. Or, as consumer groups fear, slowing or blocking sites and services that compete with favored affiliates. I sat down with Tyler Olmsted, our frontend production manager, to discuss what it all means and how... MORE

April 30th, 2014 • By +Amanda Zaske

Finding Great Review Sources

How To Find Great Review Sources for Your Industry

It's important to find the right review websites for your industry so you know exactly where you need to be. Today Katelyn is sharing some tips on how to do that and why it's important!   While customer reviews on any site across the web can be good to have, not all review sites are created equal and ideally you want to find the right sites for your industry. Some sites will count more with Google than others, particularly websites with a strong brand name or with an industry-specific influence. There are two very simple ways to determine the most important review sit... MORE

April 30th, 2014 • By +Katelyn Wheaton

Using Google to Generate Content Ideas

Using Google to Generate Content Ideas That Are Helpful for Your Audience

Google can be an excellent tool to gain insight into what people are searching for and what questions they have. Today's Pulpisode is discussing how to use Google to generate content ideas that are HELPFUL for your audience! Building content based on what people are searching for and the questions that people have in your industry can really help you build an audience. You may remember me mentioning this tool before when I talked about using Google’s auto complete to find community topics to write about in your city. Today, taking a slightly different spin, I wanted to sha... MORE

April 23rd, 2014 • By +Katelyn Wheaton

Using Twitter's Geo Location Search

Using Twitter's Geo Location Search to Find Local Users

When it comes to finding local, relevant users on Twitter to follow and engage with, using Twitter's geo-location advanced search feature can be a lifesaver! Video Transcript: This week I wanted to talk about using Twitter’s geo-location to filter your searches to find local users talking about your topic. As a local business, finding local people that are either influencers in your space or just potential customers can be really beneficial. Ideally, you want to find those people that are interested in investing in real estate or looking for a new home, or just have ... MORE

April 16th, 2014 • By +Katelyn Wheaton

Windermere Foundation Charity Challenge

Windermere Foundation Charity Challenge: Vote Now!

Windermere Real Estate/Tri-Cities needs your help! Vote daily from today to April 4th for Benton Franklin Community Action Committee Housing Services to win $25,000! To celebrate the Windermere Foundation’s 25th anniversary, Windermere challenged their offices to nominate non-profit organizations to compete in a charity challenge. They then broke up Windermere’s ten-state footprint into five regions and selected 3-5 non-profits in each region to compete. There will be one winning non-profit from each of the five regions, resulting in a total donation of $125,000 from the Winder... MORE

March 19th, 2014 • By +Guest Blogger

HAR Investing In Mobile: 6 Month Update

Helen Adams Realty Investing In Mobile: Six Month Update

During #ENCON2013 COO Scott Farrell and Marketing Director Jessica Sullivan from Helen Adams Realty took the stage to discuss their substantial investment in mobile by ensuring all agents are armed with an iPad while on-the-go. They are the first brokerage in The Enterprise Network to release such a program. While there were significant hurdles to overcome and questions to answer concerning implementation, cost and scale, the program has proved to be a success in its first year.   One of the issues they had to face right away was fine tuning the labor and infrastructure costs and fi... MORE

March 13th, 2014 • By +Guest Blogger

14 Members Awarded Website Quality Certifications

14 Members Awarded Website Quality Certifications

We are thrilled to announce that 14 Enterprise Network members earned the 2014 Website Quality Certification (WQC). This designation recognizes Leading Real Estate Companies of the World members that are pursuing best practices in website design. Winning websites are evaluated on criteria ranging from design, content, usability, interactivity, SEO and more. Only 125 companies (out of LRE’s network of over 500 brokerages) are awarded each year. Of the 125 companies, the following Enterprise Network members were recognized: Amelia Bullock Realtors Baird & Warner Real Estate ... MORE

March 3rd, 2014 • By +Amanda Zaske

Don't Be Average: Unique Real Estate Marketing

Don't Be Average: Unique Real Estate Marketing Tactics

It can sometimes feel like everyone is doing the same thing in the real estate industry, or at least like it’s impossible to stand out. Everyone sends newsletters. Agent websites or blogs often have the same look and feel, with similar content: Mortgage rates, market trends, featured listings, etc. From “Now is the Time to Buy” to “Price Just Reduced!”, the same messages get pushed out into the internet space from agents across the country. So how do you, as real estate agents, get local or even national attention? In today’s online world, we have to e... MORE

February 25th, 2014 • By +Katelyn Wheaton

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