Internet Best Practices for Real Estate Agents

JAMES CLARK | January 4, 2019

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In a lot of ways, technology has been at the forefront in transforming the ‘landscape’ of the real estate industry over the past few years. If you recall the days prior to the virtual tours, card-less transactions, and online listings, it’ll be hard to look past how much the business has benefited from the improved efficiency that has come with digital media. As online advertising innovator, Lucas Donat, said, “The internet affords businesses a level of relationship with consumers that’s previously unfathomable. With the right strategy and even just the basic online tools, you can access a wider range of prospects without investing a hefty amount of your time and resources.” Like many other industries, the shift towards digital has empowered real estate agents to do more with less.

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