Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This information is from the Wall Street Journal:
•Hispanics now account for more than 15% of the U.S. population
•Hispanics control more disposable income than any other minority group. The figure stands at $860 billion a year and is expected to hit $1.3 trillion by 2012.
•Between 2000 and 2007, 16 states -- among them West Virginia, Illinois and New Jersey -- saw their white population decline, according to the new Census data. Over the same period, whites accounted for a majority of population growth in only 11 states.
•According to the Pew Research Center, whites are projected to make up only 45% of the working-age population in 2050, down from 68% in 2005.
•The center projects that the share of Hispanics in the working-age population will double rising from 14% to 31%.
Read the WSJ article here
Utilizing Email Marketing To Successfully Expand Your Real Estate Business
By Bill Arce
If you are looking for ways to improve your lead generation strategic, “Email Marketing” could be an affordable option available to you. Using email marketing to generate new leads is easy and it could even be more effective than traditional cold calling or real estate farming. Here I give you some tips that can help you set up your own email marketing campaign.
Are You Ready?
Before getting ready to blast your email contact list with your newsletters, you need to plan your email marketing campaign carefully. How can you do it? Very Easy! First, make sure that your website info is up-to-date. If you are planning on promoting just one service (e.g. an open house or a new listing) you could direct email receivers to a “landing page” with more elaborated information. If you just want people to know about resources available in your website, then you can just send them a link to your site home page for more references.
Free Vs. Email Marketing Service:
It is no secret, if you can send an email from your email client like Microsoft Outlook; you are able to send emails to several contacts in your address book at once. Bud, would it look professional? Provably it will not. This is one of the reasons why using an email marketing company to assist you managing your email marketing campaigns make sense.
Virtual companies like IContact.com, ConstantContact.com and StreamSend.com can offer a variety of tools that will help you create, manage and gather data from your email marketing campaigns. Price varies, but they all offer new clients a free trial that to give you an opportunity to get a feeling which company will work better for you.
Building Your List:
Ok, now you know how to create an email marketing campaign, but how useful this is if you don’t have a list of emails to target. First, I would start by gathering emails from family, friends and colleagues. Then, I will add email addresses from past satisfied clients to my master list. Finally, I will make it easy for new potential clients to share their emails with me.
How to capture new emails:
Your main goal is to constantly maintain a flow of new email coming to you, to achieve this an smart agent only need to do one thing, ask for it,. How? Here are some ideas.
You can solicit emails by simply have a Newsletter sign up section in your website
Offer free information articles and eBooks to visitors willing to give you their email address
Offer a “Free Consultation Section” on your site where visitors can ask you questions
Ask for emails in open houses sign up sheets
Include emails as part of your client intake form
Ask for emails at homebuyer seminars sign up sheets
Never spam, when you send emails give the option to unsubscribe to your email marketing campaign if your recipients feel they didn’t ask for the email or just don’t want to receive anymore emails.
Let people know that you will protect their private information and that their emails will never be shared with another company.
Be consistent, don’t just send an email campaign this month and not the following month, to be successfully you must make sure that you will be able to maintain those emails coming at list once a month.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
RealEstateLatino.com-a leading bilingual online real estate community based in Jacksonville, FL continue providing Free Services to the Latino community in the US.
We are experiencing a very challenging and fast changing real estate market with a lot of opportunities for Latinos to buy their dream home, but these opportunities can be easily out of reach to many Latinos for lack of information or knowing where to find resources, said Bill Arce, President and CEO of Real Estate Latino Network.
Record low Interest rates, new down payment assistance program like the federal tax credit, first time buyer program under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, just to name a few, are examples of resources available to Latinos NOW, continue, Mr. Arc. RealEstateLatino.com offers free access to detailed information to these and more resources available across the border in Spanish.
RealEstateLatino.com not just offer FREE real estate information and resources, as a part of a its commitment to assist a Latino homebuyer reach the “American Dream”, REL provides homebuyers with an unique professional matching service. Latino buyers looking to purchase a home in the US can ask REL to be referred to one of the many REL’s certified real estate agents to help them find, negotiate and close on their dream home.
RealEstateLatino.com is taking daily applications from ready to buy buyers looking to purchase a new home within 90 days. We are currently offering exclusive territories in Florida, Texas and California, if you are a broker/owner and would like to know more about this great offer, email me at email@example.com or just call our company 888-934-9779.
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