Do you need a website as a real estate investor? Should you be active on social media?
The answer really does depend on YOU and what you are doing in your real estate business. If you’re actively seeking new deals, new partners or new team members then the easier it is to find you, the better. You can hand out business cards to every person you meet (although that is not my recommended networking strategy – I don’t even take business cards with me anymore but that is a topic for another day) but then what happens when someone wants to pass your name along? Maybe they happen to have your card handy when the topic comes up, but usually that is not the case. So, how do they find you? They pull out their smart phone or hop on the computer and GOOGLE YOU. The days of pulling out the white pages and looking someone’s number up are gone (sorry Mom but it’s true – nobody uses phone books anymore!). So, maybe you don’t need a website but you do need a strategy so people can find YOU and connect with YOU online.
We made an offer on a home a few years ago. They turned us down and decided to keep the home and rent it out instead. More than a year later when they absolutely had to sell and were in a time crunch, the seller remembered Dave’s name, and Googled him. The seller easily found us online, contacted us and asked us if we were interested in their home. We bought it for much less than we’d offered the year before because they absolutely had to sell and needed a firm deal quickly.
That’s what today’s video is all about. And before we get into it, I must thank Tim Collins for this. He doesn’t know it yet, but he made the perfect example for me to use to explain this (and by me linking his name to his website I just helped him a tiny bit solve his big challenge – which you’ll hear about in this video). 🙂
CAN YOU BE FOUND ONLINE? Watch Online Presence for Real Estate Investors here:
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