The extended $8,000 first time home buyers tax credit has increased property sales from Texas to Maryland, the New York Times reports. In October, national sales surged 23% as buyers clamored to snag low mortgage rates, low house prices and government assistance. The initial credit was set to expire in November, but was just extended until next spring and offered to current homeowners who have lived in their home for at least five years and are looking to buy new Maryland real estate. For these excited buyers, the Real Estate Referral Network is a valuable tool to help them connect with “the best of the best” real estate professionals. Candidates are all pre-screened through a real estate marketing company who looks for agents with 10 or more years of experience and a proven track record of happy clients.
With buyers coming out in droves, Maryland real estate agents are looking for ways to set themselves above and beyond the competition. Again, the Real Estate Referral Networkcan be a powerful way to jump from virtual obscurity to the top page of Google searches. Sometimes realtors will find themselves on the top page of the Maryland real estate agents search, but they want to be in the top 3 listings. To get you there, a real estate marketing company can optimize your home page with well-researched keywords, add more content to your web campaign (including press releases, articles, blogs and newsletters), and create linking opportunities to boost your presence. On average, Real Estate Referral Network clients see their site traffic increase 200-300% in just six months’ time.
For instance, Real Estate Referral Network clients from www.costabellarealtygroup.com went from #3 to #1 for competitive search phrases like “Indianapolis homes,” “Indianapolis real estate” and “Indianapolis Indiana real estate.” Similarly went from #11 to #5 for “Atlanta GA real estate” and from 1,000+ to #2 for “Atlanta real estate” and “Atlanta realtor.” The folks also went from 1,000+ to #1, #2 and #5 for their most competitive search terms. Winter Park real estate at moved from 1,000+ to #4 and #3 for “Winter Park Lodging” and “Winter Park hotels.” The site once saw themselves in the #12 and #50 positions, but now they’re #3 for Cedar City, Utah real estate!
To put things into proper perspective, if you’re not on the first page for Google’s Maryland real estate agents search, you won’t be found at all. A 2008 iProspect study found that 49% of web users change their search terms if they don’t find what they’re looking for on the first page (compared to 40% in 2007, 42% in 2005 and 28% in 2004). More importantly, only 8% of web users bother to look past the third page. Since the algorithms needed to achieve first page status are changing and fluctuating all the time, it takes a seasoned professional from a real estate marketing company to help get you to the top. Currently, the Real Estate Referral Network is seeking top Maryland real estate agents for its prestigious promotion campaign that will place your name among the top professionals in your field.