About The Real Estate Group

The Real Estate Group (TREG) "Partners in Excellence"

The mission of The Real Estate Group, LLC is to be Hampton Roads finest provider of real estate services. Our goal is to create a company that provides absolutely the best service for our customers by fostering an environment of teamwork and a common vision. The Real Estate Group, LLC consists of an accomplished team of skilled professionals who take pride in their work and their company. We work hard to go beyond the expectations of our customers, agents, and employees.

Google + For REALTORS®

For REALTORS, mastering the art of social media is a daunting task and can be VERY overwhelming, especially for those who are not technologically savvy.

It is hard to find the time to dedicate to social media and sometimes it seems as though once you get familiar with one platform, something else comes up which leaves you feeling left behind.

As our global network gets bigger and bigger, many real estate agents shy away from certain social media sites for the fear that they just don’t have the time to master another one. But, as real estate professionals, it is important that whatever you do in the way of social media, you are optimizing your efforts for maximum SEO (search engine optimization) power and cultivating relationships and Google + is the perfect one-stop-shop social media platform that allows you to do both.

Google certainly is no stranger to the social game and after a few attempts at social networking, they have finally produced a product which some feel is the hottest ticket on the web. Google + is similar to Facebook and Twitter but has many additional features which make online marketing more like connecting to the real world.

For businesses, connecting the Google dots just makes sense and Google + is integrated with so many other aspects of the Google experience that people are catching on quick. Google + for business pages are flexible, easy to set up and maintain and basically serve as a canvas on which you can paint your real estate business.

We have located a Google Plus Beginner’s Guide for Real Estate Agents that you will find VERY useful when setting up your account and learning the platform. Please keep in mind the following very important rules to follow to ensure that the time and effort you put into your Google + for business page aren’t wasted.

  • When creating your account, use YOUR name as your business name, not the name of your company. When someone creates an account with too much of the same identifying information as an existing account, Google will automatically merge those accounts.
  • For Instance, if you create an account using the name Jim Bobs Real Estate, Joe Smith and use the same office address, phone number and company website, Google searches existing accounts and will identifies the new account as too similar with your company page, or page of another agent in your company. In this case, Google will merge the two pages, meaning that only one of the pages will be active, and therefore your page, another agents page or your company page will no longer exist.
  • You can list the company address on your page, but use your own cell number, and your own website address, not that of your company.
  • Once you have created a page, Google will need to verify that page and they do this by sending you a postcard with a verification PIN number. Visit www.google.com/local/verify and enter your pin, click submit and your account has been verified and is then a live site. Once the account is verified, check your dashboard to make sure that your business listing has not been merged with your company or other agent listings.
About The Real Estate Group

The Real Estate Group (TREG) "Partners in Excellence"

The mission of The Real Estate Group, LLC is to be Hampton Roads finest provider of real estate services. Our goal is to create a company that provides absolutely the best service for our customers by fostering an environment of teamwork and a common vision. The Real Estate Group, LLC consists of an accomplished team of skilled professionals who take pride in their work and their company. We work hard to go beyond the expectations of our customers, agents, and employees.