Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Who is Carole Jacoby in Fresno, California?

I had a wonderful conversation today with a woman who had more spirit, and energy, than just about any other real estate agent that I have spoken to in the last 60 days, and I have spoken to hundreds, believe me! I have been taking calls for Agentopolis, www.agentopolis.com a new web start up that allows real estate agents to list themselves for free, and is adding new agents at the rate of over 100 new agents per day. Carole has a great web site, www.carolejacoby.com and she is a digital wonder. If you search on Google for Fresno Real Estate, she comes up number 3! Not bad for a web rookie. Here's the deal, I explained to Carole that she could also be listed first, and for free on Agentopolis, just by getting more recommendations than anyone else. She had 0 recommendations as of 3pm today, CST, and she said that she would be first in all of California in no time, to which I answered, "great, let's see what you can do" Well, it is 11pm, CST, and I happened to login tonight to take a look at the California listings on Agentopolis, and sure enough, Carole is tied for the number 1 position out of over 172,000 agents in all of California, with 9 recommendations already. Way to go Carole, when you set your mind to something, you get it done!

Monday, January 29, 2007

What's Agentopolis All about?

I received a call from a real estate agent in Georgia today saying she had found our site and read about the free real estate agent marketing that we offer but she had to ask "what exactly is Agentopolis?". Sometimes it is easier to answer that question by telling Realtors what Agentopolis is not.

We are not like many of the existing real estate agent marketing sites that sell an agent a territory by zip code, city, or county for a ridiculous amount of money each month on the promise of so many leads. Then this company goes out and tries to attract visitors who may be interested in buying or selling a home or are interested in finding a real estate agent. These sites "pimp" the consumer for their email and phone number and turn around and send it or sell it to their participating real estate agent in that territory.

One of the many problems with this model is that Internet visitors are entitled to and are starting to expect the right to choose who they want to work with versus who these sites are trying to force them to work with. The Internet is about open access. Give visitors reams of relevant information and let them decide. The big advantage with this approach is that when a consumer picks up the phone and contacts a real estate agent, they are INTERESTED in speaking with them. Agentopolis is to real estate agents what Linux is to programmers, open source. That means it is free and useful to both parties and it assumes that both the realtor and the consumer are smart enough to come together and do business without the aid of a pimp.

Agentopolis is "the human side of real estate". Let the people choose!

Visit www.agentopolis.com and see the future of real estate agent marketing.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Top Real Estate Agent Search Terms

According to Yahoo, this is a short list of the top searched terms for Real Estate Agents based on searches made in December 2006;

Real estate agent 21,172/day
Real estate agent broker 160/day
California real estate agent 155/day
Las Vegas real estate agent 138/day
Century 21 real estate agent 116/day
Find a real estate agent 100/day
Real estate agent web site 92/day
Michigan real estate agent 80/day
Florida real estate agent 76/day
Real estate agent Denver 70/day

Agentopolis has thousands of real estate agents in every state and you can search by city and/or by company name like Century 21, Re/Max or any other real estate company you are looking for.Visit our real estate agent directory at http://www.agentopolis.com/

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Agentopolis gives birth to a blog

Agentopolis is proud to be entering the world of blogging thanks to Google and Blogger. Our web site, www.agentopolis.com , a real estate agent directory, is home to over 1.3 million real estate agents. This blog will give them a voice. Agentopolis will invite our members to participate in this communique in order to bring the most relevant and current information about real estate in hundreds of cities across the US to the millions of home buyers and sellers that use the Internet to help them in their real estate transactions. Feel free to comment or question at anytime as we hope to be your guide and trusted friend as you navigate through one of the biggest events of your life, buying and selling your home.

We look forward to serving you!