Mike Easton, Creative lending solutions from coast to coast (Movement Bank)

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1,839,276
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

 I could ask you the same thing with lenders. 

Jul 23, 2019 09:44 AM
Rainmaker
5,095,661
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Why do you ask?

Jul 23, 2019 12:01 PM
Rainmaker
755,555
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Top 3 on Google? Methink not. I'm on the 1st ten pages but no, I haven't paid to be in the Top 3 for the search term local real estate agent. 

Who is? 

1. Realtor.com

2. Zillow.com

3. Local Agency that pays to be in thte Top 3 of searches

Jul 23, 2019 10:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,631
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Pretty much:

1. Loopnet = my (premium) listings.

2. Point2 = my listings.

3. Google Business companies - LOL most show low/no stars. I am a home office so I can't be there.  Fine with that.

4. One of my websites.

5. The other of my websites.

When a prospect calls and says, "So I heard you're the queen of commercial real estate out here," that's better than Google in 10000 universes!

Jul 23, 2019 09:55 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Mike,

I think for the most part unless you are willing to spend lots of money and wasting a lot of time finagling every time Google changes its algorithms, you are better off getting out in you community and getting to know people and their needs.  The rest of the time you can enjoy life, your family, your friends, etc.  We live in your neck of the woods, and we would ask friends  and agents we have worked with for your type of services.  I would not look at Google, let along the top three.l

Jul 23, 2019 11:57 AM
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6,348,261
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on what they are searching for.

Jul 23, 2019 11:15 AM
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3,159,209
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

depends on what they type.  I come up first is many long tail searches and and in the top three on several.  Having photos on my google business listing helps a LOT.

Jul 23, 2019 10:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,390,113
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We used to, but not any more. Not sure if they got better or we got worse.

Jul 23, 2019 09:47 AM
Rainmaker
706,402
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We work hard every day for the brokerage to come up high on the search engines. We are on the first page for most categories - and get a lot of leads due to this positioning.

Jul 23, 2019 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,846,785
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I've never tried.

Jul 23, 2019 09:26 AM
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5,198,152
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Wouldn't want to be - most people don't click those top 3 spots because they know someone paid to be there. Typically, if you have to pay to be on top, there's a reason for that!!

Jul 24, 2019 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,497,548
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  I have spots 2-6.  Facebook's search of everone named Ryan Huggins has #1.  My blog has #3.  Doing alright if you ask me!

 

For my listings, I usually have a site in the top 10.

Jul 23, 2019 05:38 PM
Rainmaker
2,371,442
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I'm ALWAYS number one when Googling notaries in Ward County Mike Easton . When I was a Real Estate Broker/Owner I was happy if it came up on the 1st page period.

Jul 23, 2019 01:12 PM
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2,158,955
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Yep... it did before I retired.  Top 7 of 10 organic search results because I had a high ranking website and several niche blogs. 

Jul 23, 2019 12:47 PM
Rainmaker
2,774,896
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I come up...

Jul 23, 2019 09:20 AM
Ambassador
3,338,299
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes.

 

Jul 24, 2019 08:22 AM
Rainmaker
556,236
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

This is a question that none of us can answer. What we see in the search results is not what other people see. The results are personalized for what they think each individual wants to see.

Jul 24, 2019 04:37 AM
Rainmaker
5,187,910
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never give it a second thought. Most rankings are pay to play!

Jul 24, 2019 04:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I'm still into the long tail. Be specific.

Jul 23, 2019 11:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,528,324
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Yes

Jul 23, 2019 05:44 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

on a google search for "free market analysis in franklin ma" we have 7 of 10 titles on the first page.... everything above the fold.... we're listing agents and if someone does not know who to call for a free market analysis, that search will deliver them to us...

Jul 23, 2019 03:20 PM
Rainmaker
5,846,708
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

For some searches yes, others --- well, we do have 28,000 REALTORS in Denver.

Aug 07, 2019 06:49 PM
Rainmaker
4,894,510
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Used to be 

Jul 26, 2019 11:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,292,056
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I would be happy to refer the next person who calls me to offer to put my name on the first page of Google results to you.

Jul 25, 2019 02:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,598,452
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No.

Jul 25, 2019 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,618,781
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not everyone is searching ''A'' realtor via Google search. Usually they do search you to verify if they want to work with you. 

Jul 24, 2019 11:42 PM
Rainmaker
2,070,825
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Most of the first pages - paid ads.

Jul 24, 2019 09:09 PM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes.

Jul 23, 2019 04:24 PM