As a realtor, there is no shortage of tools to help you grow your online presence. Some tools are free and some can cost a fortune. Most are a complete waste of time, however, others can be very useful indeed.
Every so often an innovative site comes on the scene that adds a twist to the way that digital marketing is conducted.
‘You Need My Guy’ [or gal] is one of them.
What is it?
It is a socially-driven service directory that is available nationwide. Their search results are full of realtors, landscapers, insurance agents, photographers, contractors, and pretty much any other service-based industry professional that could be called upon.
What makes it unique?
A big difference between YNMG and other service directories is that search results are based on social recommendations. Users can link their LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter accounts, and they can see who their friends have recommended.
Also, users can only recommend one person per category. So unlike sites where you can like, endorse, or rate multiple businesses, ‘You Need My Guy’ more accurately shows who is ranked top in each industry.
How much does it cost?
It's free to search and free to advertise yourself.
If you have a little left in your marketing budget, you can try out the premium account on YouNeedMyGuy.com for only $10/month. Furthermore, RESAAS users can purchase premium for 25% off through the RESAAS Marketplace.
The benefit of being a premium user is that you are guaranteed a first-page position, which allows your photos and videos to get picked up much more frequently on Google searches.
A RE/MAX agent from New York created his premium account in March and since then has shown up in 462 search results and has had 58 profile views.
Compare that with another realtor who signed up a day after, but who hasn't upgraded to premium. In that same time period, she's showed up in 291 search results and has only had 3 profile views.
For more information about You Need My Guy visit their partner page in RESAAS Marketplace.
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