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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

Companies Are Making Smart Houses a Reality For Everyone

Companies Who Are Making Smart Houses a Reality For Everyone

I remember when I was much younger watching the movie Smart House and being in awe of all the house could do and how everything was connected. I wondered how this technology would become part of my life in the future, and now that future is here.   Through connected devices, or as many call it the Internet of Things (IoT), our lives have changed dramatically. Initially the internet was based mainly on human-to-human interaction, but this is shifting as the IoT becomes more of a reality every day. Devices are coming online, connecting with one another, talking to other devices, and ... MORE

February 20th, 2014 • By +Guest Blogger

Big Data – The Power of T.E.N.

#ENCON2014: Big Data – The Power of T.E.N.

We are so excited to announce the dates for #ENCON2014! The Annual Enterprise Network Conference will be held November 19 - 20, 2014 in Downtown Denver. More details will be released in the coming weeks. Until then, here is a sneak preview of this year's theme. Big data is much more than this year’s hottest buzzword, it’s transforming the way we conduct business and engage with our customers. It’s the driving force behind business intelligence and knowing how to interpret this wealth of information will have a major impact on your future success.   The amount ... MORE

February 11th, 2014 • By +Amanda Zaske

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