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What’s new for you in 2015?

January has always been known as the month for resolutions. It is also a great month for predictions. I love seeing what experts anticipate for the coming year in areas like technology, marketing and real estate. Each new year is full of possible, and things unknown yet to come. So, what’s new for you in 2015? Where will your real estate business take you? Will you (continue to) embrace digital technology and social media marketing to better market and sell your listings? Will each of your listings have its own single property website? We’d love to be part of your resolutions.

January has always been known as the month for resolutions. It is also a great month for predictions. I love seeing what experts anticipate for the coming year in areas like technology, marketing and real estate. Each new year is full of possible, and things unknown yet to come. So, what’s new for you in 2015? Where will your real estate business take you? Will you (continue to) embrace digital technology and social media marketing to better market and sell your listings? Will each of your listings have its own single property website?

I’ve been scanning 2015 prediction lists, and when I do I end up smiling. Mobile, social media, video – they’re all buzzwords again. And we’ve got you covered in all directions.

We are looking forward to an incredible year. Before I go back to our more typical posts next week, I just wanted to take a moment to talk about what we’re doing and what we’re excited about at Team Properties Online. We live and breathe real estate and technology. Getting to put them together has been fun for over a decade now.

We are committed to a bigger and better 2015, and we’re excited to have you on the journey. One of our tasks as an online real estate marketing firm is to watch trends. Video is not a trend. Video was the future. Now it is the, well, now. In addition to our top-of-the-line single property websites and agent websites, we are offering new video solutions in a big way. In addition to our easy-to-use Video Builder solution, we are in love with Virtuets, our video marketing, website content and property videos solution. You can incorporate Virtuets Video for Real Estate into any of your Properties Online products or services, dramatically increasing their impact. Have a look HERE for sample content to see just what I’m talking about. You can be using these videos on your real estate websites right now! Articles and video are now the most popular formats for content marketing, and as you can see, we make sure you can do both.

Did you know that the 45-55 age group is now the fastest growing age group on Facebook, and that Facebook adds 600,000 new mobile users every single day? Did you further know how easy it is to put your listings on Facebook with our Facebook App? You see, we have everything you need linked to everything else you need.

A whopping 91% of customers say they’d give referrals, but only 11% of sales people ask for them. Crazy, right? Did you know that when you use Properties Online for your agent and single property websites, we have a feedback and referral system built right in? You hardly have to lift a finger to get the results and information you need. We like it that way, because we know you’re bending over backwards for your home buyer and home seller clients.

What I’m getting at is that I hope we are part of your New Year’s resolutions for 2015. I hope you want to join us on the fabulous journey that is real estate and website technology. We’d truly be honored to help your business grow this year.

Happy Holidays from Properties Online

This Christmas Eve, all of us at Properties Online, Listing Domains, RealEstateSites.com and Listings Unlimited wish you a very Happy Holidays and a successful 2014.

It turns out that selling a home during the holidays might not be such a tough job, after all. In fact, holiday decorations have been shown to create an emotional connection between a buyer and the home, and create a sense of welcome that draws buyers in.

Following that “Did you know?” train of thought, we’ve pulled together a list of Holiday facts. Enjoy!

    • There are 364 gifts in the popular holiday carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The estimated price to purchase them all is just shy of $30,000.
    • Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone.
    • We owe the modern commercialization of Christmas to department store Macy’s. Macy’s first remained open until midnight on Christmas Eve in 1867, and later featured window displays with a Christmas theme in 1874.
    • We can also thank a department store for bringing us Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It was a 1939 store promotion for Montgomery Ward that introduced the now famous reindeer to 2.4 million customers as a printed story.
    • Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the U.S., and Visa credit cards are used an average of 5,340 times every minute during the Christmas holiday period.
    • The tradition of hanging stockings is somewhat different in France. There, children leave their shoes to be filled with candy and gifts on Christmas Eve.
    • President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1912.
    • Santa would have to visit approximately 832 homes per second to deliver all of his presents.
    • Hershey’s began wrapping their chocolate Kisses in colored foil in 1962. Hershey’s sold red, green, and silver Kisses during the Christmas season that year in addition to its year-round silver-wrapped ones, and has continued to do so since.
    • Seattle’s Northgate Shopping Center holds the Guinness world record for the tallest Christmas tree ever displayed – a 221-foot Douglas fir.
    • Christmas became an official holiday in the U.S. on June 26, 1870. Alabama was ahead of the curve, recognizing the day as an official holiday back in 1836. Oklahoma was the Scrooge state (we jest), not officially recognizing Christmas as a legal holiday until 1907.