Directory blogs help build SEO
Creating directory pages for clientsWhen working on local search engine optimization for clients, one of the strategies we employ for clients is creating directory pages for them. The page will typically include some useful advice to help consumers make an informed choice and then a list of some of the best or recommended providers. This is a great way to call more attention to our clients websites and build their overall web presence. Google pays a lot of attention to online directories, especially local directories. Having clients who provide similar services listed together actually benefits all of them. Here is a recent directory post we created as an example:
How should I choose a local real estate agent?There are hundreds of Realtors in San Luis Obispo County. How should you go about picking one to help you buy or sell a house? Here are a few tips for you to review before choosing one to represent you in your real estate transaction. 1. Ask friends for a recommendation or talk to an agents recent clients It’s OK to ask Realtors to provide a list of properties they’ve listed and sold in the last year along with contact information. Ask past clients what they liked and didn’t like about the buying and selling process. Make sure their comments fit with your expectations. A good question for sellers is, “How long was you home on the market?” 2. Check on the agent’s state license The California Department of Real Estate has public information on agents who have had their licenses suspended in the past. Review it online here: http://www2.dre.ca.gov/PublicASP/pplinfo.asp 3. Pick a winning agent Check the local board of Realtors in Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo or Cambria and ask what agents do the most volume in the market. Ask who has won the recent “Realtor of the Year” awards or similar designations. These can be excellent endorsements. 4. Choose one with helpful credentials Real estate agents specialize. Ask about the initials that come after an agents name on his or her business card. They can be an indication that the agent has taken additional classes in a certain specialty of real estate sales. Here are a few designations:
- CRS (Certified Residential Specialist): Completed additional training in handling residential real estate.
- ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative): Completed additional education in representing buyers in a transaction.
- SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist): Completed training aimed at helping buyers and sellers in the 50-plus age range.
- Realtor with a capital “R,” means the agent is a member of the National Association of Realtors. By hiring a Realtor you know they have pledged to support the code of ethics.