Buzz Worthy Take Aways From NAR

Each year that I attend the National Association of REALTORS® conference, I come away with some new buzz.  The conference is a great way to tune into buzz-worthy people, topics and catch phrases.

Here are my top 5 buzz-worthy take aways from this year’s conference.

Number 5:  www.tinyurl.com will convert long urls into tiny ones. Great for those hosted virtual tours, slide shows or web commercials that have dozens of letters in the url. Just go to this website and change the url to the street address or something else more meaningful. (For example: http://tinyurl.com/NARBuzz)

Number 4:  www.ping.fm will update your status on multiple social networking sites. Talk about one stop shopping!

Number 3:  Go to www.Meetup.com to find groups and people with similar interests in your area. A great combination of technology and traditional networking!

Number 2:  Be social on social media. If you were at a party you wouldn’t follow someone around without introducing yourself. That would be rude. Take some lessons from offline manners and apply them to the online world.

Number 1:  Give some “link love.” This is a new term I heard from some ultra cool online agents. When you write a blog and include a link to another site you are giving “link love.” When someone links to your site you are getting “link love.”

Agents are finding more and more ways to combine traditional offline business building techniques with current online tools. Those agents are also seeing the benefits of this practice in their bottom lines. I know if you are reading this you are probably already a believer, but if you are still on the sidelines, there has never been a better time to get in the game. Go ahead, join a new social network. See you on Facebook!

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