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What Is the Best and Most Creative Way to Obtain Buyers and Sellers? I Am a Real Estate Investor/ Wholesaler?
Asked by Sonia, Baltimore, MD on Aug 05, 2017 • Tagged in Marketing
    Timothy Buker from Circle Social Media Marketing
    Glen Burnie, MD • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    The best way i would say is to go through ether Bird Dogs, local events such as REIA groups, Get on the MLS through a realtors or utilizing what i do witch is Social... (more)

    Andy Spagnolo from Trusted Estate Partners
    Glen Burnie, MD • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, August 6, 2017

    Hi Sonia - if want to be a real estate investor, you should come to the BWI MEETUP. There is a monthly networking event the first Monday of every month at the BWI... (more)

Have You Ever Experimented With Online Advertising, and if So, How Did It Go?​
Posted by Timothy, Glen Burnie, MD on Aug 08, 2017 • Tagged in Online Marketing
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Hey everyone i was wondering if any of you have ever experimented with online advertising if so how did it go?

How has SEO, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Twitter,... (more)

How Do You Deal With Competition In Your Industry?
Asked by Mike, Sanford, FL on Mar 26, 2017 • Tagged in Research
    Beth Nowell from Northern Anne Arundel County
    Glen Burnie, MD • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, June 26, 2017

    June 21st marked the official start of summer - the temperature is hotter and the days are longer. It's a great time to take a moment to reflect on your company's... (more)

    Jack Savage from ComForCare Home Care - North Anne Arundel and Howard County
    Glen Burnie, MD • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Unless you have 100% of the potential customers in your industry and service area, the odds are you have at least one competitor, no matter what service you are... (more)

Photographers, What Are Some Tips For Professional Portrait Photography For Fluffier Subjects?
Asked by Natalie, Bel Air, MD on May 11, 2017 • Tagged in Asking for Advice

I'll be looking for professional portrait photography for my business website and social media accounts soon. What are some tips and techniques and the best ways to... (more)

    Angela Ferguson from Angela Ferguson Photography
    Glen Burnie, MD • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Well, there's quite a lot that can be accomplished with the following:

    1) posing and lighting

    2) clothing, jewelry and makeup recommendations

    3) expert retouching to... (more)

How Long Until A New Business Is Profitable?
Asked by Bridget, Dartmouth, NS on May 05, 2017 • Tagged in Customer Acquisition

When you started your business how long did it take before you started to see profits?

    Jack Savage from ComForCare Home Care - North Anne Arundel and Howard County
    Glen Burnie, MD • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, May 12, 2017

    I hesitate answering, because there are in fact so many variables. If you are licensed professional or an expert (define it yourself) in some field that people will... (more)

How Do You Collect From Customers Who Change Their Address?
Asked by Van, Wilmore, KY on May 08, 2017 • Tagged in Payments/POS Systems

I have lost more money trying to get them served than they owe because the sheriff can NEVER seem to serve them court paper. Is there a good collection company you... (more)

    Raymond Wells from Wells Automotive
    Glen Burnie, MD • 6 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Van,

    I have found that the people that you least expect to take advantage of you, are the ones that do. I lost plenty of money the first year that I was in business... (more)

What Do You Value In A Local Mechanic?
Asked by Adam, Moorpark, CA on Apr 26, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Question; Your 20+ years of relationship with your neighborhood mechanic is not working out? Do you go online and search and read about other repair shops and hope... (more)

    Raymond Wells from Wells Automotive
    Glen Burnie, MD • 6 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Howard,

    You are correct. I should have stated most repairs. What I meant by that statement was that there are many shops that only perform certain types of repairs,... (more)

Realtors, What Are Your Opinions On The Following CRMs?
Asked by Diana, Pleasant Prairie, WI on Apr 30, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I have been researching different CRMs and was wondering if any of you have a recommendation or opinion on the following: Contactually - Realtor Juggler - Ixact -... (more)

    Jeanete Grace from Exit Preferred Realty
    Glen Burnie, MD • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    At EXIT we have a program that is called Promo Shop. It has a great CRM program, and allows us to set up campaigns. Since we have that I am not sure about others.