SEO Tips For Real Estate Agents

It's hard to achieve real traffic results for your real estate website. The number one way to get visitors to your site is for your site to rank highly in search ranking results for specific keywords. If you want to compete with other real estate sites, you're going to have to learn how to use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in order to improve your sites ranking in the results.

If you are located in Topeka, Kanas, you will want to rank highly in the search results when homebuyers search for keywords such as "real estate Topeka" or "Topeka real estate agent."

Keyword optimization

The first thing you want to do is optimize your site. Be sure to use the keywords that will benefit you the most and use them on your site. Site pages and blog articles should use these keywords but not too much. Google seems to favor sites that use keywords that comprise about 1-3% of the page or article.


Backlinks are one of the most important factors in SEO. It can be hard to get good backlinks on quality sites. Google rewards sites that have links linking back to their site from high-ranking related sites. So you will need to find sites related to real estate that will place a link to your site on their site. You can usually find real estate forums where you can include your link in your signature or post it to the group. Just be careful of spamming, always check the rules on posting links before you do or you may find your posts deleted quickly.


Evernote's Amazing To-Do Lists

Evernote has been used to perform a variety of tasks within the real estate business including document creation, editing, sharing and signing. But one of Evernote's greatest features is the simple to-do list feature. You may not give much thought to your to-do list when you're using it and you may take it for granted. It's just a tool that helps keep you organized and up-to-date on everything that's happening. But whether you realize it or not, it is an important tool.

Evernote has improved to-do lists

Evernote recently added reminders to its to-do list which greatly improved the feature. Now your to-do lists are outfitted with in-app and email alarms, quick notes which are based in the to-do lists and the ability to pin notes to the top of your to-do list.

During a real estate transaction, to-do lists are a necessity to keep you organized. To-do lists ensure that you don't miss important aspects of the transaction, they ensure that you don't miss any appointments and they ensure that all steps of the transaction are completed in an orderly way. To-do list reminders are a great way to receive alerts when a necessary function must be performed. If you have an appointment to meet with a photographer to take photos of a home, you can receive a reminder. The same for inspections, document signings and more.

The ability to pin important notes to the top of your to-do list allows you to quickly see the most urgent actions that need to be performed.

Evernote can already handle practically all aspects of a transaction. With the improved to-do lists feature, it is a must-have for any successful real estate agent.


How To Get The Most Out Of Gmail

Many people use Gmail because of its easy-to-use interface and simple design. Others use it because it comes with a Google account. There are many features within Gmail that many people don't know about and there are other tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Gmail and make it work for you.

Advanced search

Gmail has a labeling system to help you keep track of important emails. However, when this is not enough, you may need to use advanced searching to find the email you need. For instance, you can search by size of email (size:3m for 3 MB file) or by age (older_than:1y for emails older than 1 year). Google has an extensive list of search operators to help users find the email they are looking for.

Send large files

How many times have you tried to send attachments through email only to find that the file is too large? Traditional file-sharing methods have all but made email attachment sending obsolete but if you want to send large files through Gmail, Google Drive has the answer. You can send files up to 10 GB simply by uploading it to Google Drive. When you compose an email through Gmail, there is a Google Drive icon at the bottom. Click on it to insert files form Google Drive. How easy is that? You can alternately include a link to the Google Drive file in the body of the email and the recipient can click on the link and access the file. 

Customize background

You can customize your background by clicking on the gear icon and choosing "Themes." At the bottom of the page you can choose from light or dark themes. Then you can choose a background photo from Google+, from your mobile device, a URL or uploaded from your computer.

Back up Gmail

You can back up your Gmail using cloudHQ in case you ever lose access to your account or in case of accidental or malicious deletion. You can back up your Gmail emails to a variety of cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive or others. Here is how to back up your Gmail using cloudHQ