55 episodes

Social Selling Made Simple with Marki is the place for REALTORS® to learn how to use social media and tech, so you can sell more homes and help more people.

Each week you'll hear real conversations with industry leaders, successful agents, coaches and social media experts, who break down their best strategies to attract clients online.

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Social Selling Made Simple with Marki is the place for REALTORS® to learn how to use social media and tech, so you can sell more homes and help more people.

Each week you'll hear real conversations with industry leaders, successful agents, coaches and social media experts, who break down their best strategies to attract clients online.

    Go From "Post-and-Hope" to Guaranteed Attention w/Tristen Sutton

    Go From "Post-and-Hope" to Guaranteed Attention w/Tristen Sutton

    Facebook and Instagram ads have caused a major paradigm shift in marketing and advertising as we know it. How do Facebook ads allow us to fine-tune all our marketing efforts? Do we need thousands of followers to have success with social media advertising? On this episode, social media advertising specialist and consulting, Tristen Sutton shares why we need to invest more in Facebook ads. 


    Takeaways
    Don’t have a Blockbuster strategy in a Netflix Reality. We must first accept that everything evolves and that social media is the only way to get attention and build awareness in today’s world. 

    Video Ads are the perfect way to feel out an audience, it’s a self-selecting type of ad. If they watch 25% or more of the video, we know they are interested and we can put them into their own bucket to retarget them.  

    Likes and follows don’t matter as much if you run ads. Facebook Ads make us exempt from the algorithm. If you don’t have enough followers, building awareness is as simple as running ads.  

    The 4 ads every Realtor should run are reach ads, video ads, website traffic ads and open house ads.  
     
    Guest Bio- 
    Tristen Sutton is a social media advertising, branding and marketing strategist. He has become the go-to strategist for entrepreneurs and small business owners looking for proven branding & marketing strategies that will drive their business to the top in their market space. After years of seeing low returns from traditional marketing efforts, Tristen decided to try something new and shifted his efforts toward social media. Almost overnight, he began to see the tide change in his business, going from chasing potential clients to clients reaching out to him seeking to do business. Tristen soon became known as the “Branding Jedi” on social media and in the business community for his unconventional methods in marketing his business. For more information visit https://tristensuttonconsulting.com/ , text FREE GUIDE to 31996 to access a free resource, or text WORK WITH ME to learn about working with Tristen.

    • 34 min
    Dominating Our Local Markets With Authenticity & Community Focus w/Amy B. Cotney

    Dominating Our Local Markets With Authenticity & Community Focus w/Amy B. Cotney

    Social media is packed with real estate agents and because it’s so saturated, providing a generic message won’t set us apart. We have to be authentic and differentiate ourselves based on the things that make us unique. How do we set ourselves apart and dominate our local markets? What are the opportunities we can create with content that excites our local market and communities? In this episode, I’m joined by agent and “Digital Mayor of Auburn, Alabama”, Amy. B. Cotney, as she shares how she created a powerful, authentic and community focused brand.
     
    3 Takeaways
    You never want people to wonder what you do for a living, you want them to be aware that you know about your market. 
    If your local business doesn’t have an online presence, people will not organically discover your content about that business, and be drawn into your world.
    If we become experts of our local markets, there’s an opportunity for us to dominate relocation business using social media. Many people from other parts of the country can be introduced to the local area through our content. 
     
    Guest Bio- 
    Amy is a real estate agent, who is also known as ‘The Digital Mayor’ of Auburn, Alabama. She is also a podcast co-host. 
    For more information, visit http://www.sweethomeauburnal.com/meet-amy/, and follow 
    @sweethomeauburnal on social media. 
    Look for her podcast Between Two Amys on your favorite podcast platform. 

    • 37 min
    High ROI Social Media Advertising Tactics w/Sam Rico

    High ROI Social Media Advertising Tactics w/Sam Rico

    With Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Stories, IGTV, organic posts and paid posts, there’s so much social media out there. When it comes to the right approach to take, many agents are overwhelmed and don’t know where to spend their time or money. How do we decide the right platforms to go deep on? How much money should we be spending for us to get the results we want? On this episode, PropertySpark co-founder and CEO, Sam Rico, shares on how we can get more out of our advertising in 2020. 
     
    3 Takeaways
    Your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profile picture should be your photo, not your logo. People are doing business with you, not your branding. 

    Spend a decent amount on advertising. If we’re not putting enough ad spend into our social media, we’ll never be able to generate enough leads for us to get any ROI, or business from it. Many agents who complain about social media not being effective aren’t putting enough ad spend towards it.

    We can’t operate a business or generate leads without ad spend. Think of your social media ad spend the same way we thought before everything went online. Have a dedicated marketing budget. 
     
    Guest Bio- 
    Sam is the CEO and co-founder of PropertySpark. PropertySpark does social media and lead management for agents, so they can focus on what they do best — selling homes. Visit http://propertyspark.com/ for more information, and to sign up for Sam’s webinar and a discount on the subscription. 

    • 31 min
    From Data to Thriving Database w/James Tyler

    From Data to Thriving Database w/James Tyler

    Our marketing and social selling efforts would be meaningless, irrelevant and ill-targeted if we didn’t have one thing - data. How do we go about sourcing that data to make our marketing efforts more effective? Why do we need to personalize our lead follow-up and nurture? In this episode, business strategist, growth hacker and author of Dominate Real Estate, James Tyler shares on how we can leverage data to generate more traffic and leads in our businesses.
     
    3 Takeaways
    If we source data correctly, it allows us to segment and sort our databases so that we can funnel relevant content to people based on their needs. 
     
    Follow up comes after nurture. You need to have a follow-up sequence in place that builds upon your initial nurture campaign. 
     
    You have the option to buy a database or alternatively, you can build it. However, you will get a substantially better ROI if you control the flow and storage of your data.
     
    Guest Bio- 
    James Tyler is a highly motivated business strategist, growth hacker and the founder and CEO of Marketing Engines®, Inc. He is well known in the Southern California business community for his passionate entrepreneurial drive, strong planning, management and analytical skills. He has a proven track record for developing successful marketing strategies and high-tech sales programs focused on business growth, productivity and profitability.
     
    For more information, visit https://jamestyler.marketing/ and https://marketingengines.com/. 
     
    Buy his book Dominate Real Estate: A Master Plan to Build a Thriving Real Estate Business with Actionable Sales here.

    • 49 min
    Leveraging Social Media Algorithms to Directly Reach Our Target Market w/Karen Liz Albert

    Leveraging Social Media Algorithms to Directly Reach Our Target Market w/Karen Liz Albert

    Social media marketing is a money and time investment that generates leads and gets us in front of our ideal clients. However, to maximize our investments, we need to be creating the right content, and generally appealing to what the algorithms are looking for. How do we make use of all the information Facebook has to help us find the people who have the most demand for what we do? What kind of content should we avoid posting? What are some of the biggest missed opportunities on Facebook? On today’s episode, social media consultant, speaker, author and founder of Behind Your Curtain, Karen Liz Albert, shares high level tactics to leverage the algorithms and directly benefit our businesses. 



    3 Takeaways
    The Facebook algorithm promotes content that adds value. If we want our content to get in front of more people, we need to start posting what’s relevant to our target market, not necessarily about ourselves or real estate. 
     
    There are two types of markets, the people that know us and the people who don’t know us yet. Our goal is for our content to be so good and so relevant to the algorithm that its reach extends past the people who know us to complete strangers. 
     
    When the Facebook algorithm is scanning a Facebook business page, it’s looking for the who, what, when and where of what you do. The algorithm looks for this information on the name of the page, keywords in the description, as well as the names of profile and header images. It also checks the Calls-to-Action.
     
    Guest Bio- 
    Karen Liz Albert, a Social Media consultant, speaker, author and seminar leader, is the owner/founder of Behind Your Curtain. Karen has 20+ years experience in marketing, consulting and professional training and has successfully used her Social Media expertise to launch targeted Social Media marketing campaigns for business owners and entrepreneurs, helping them achieve tangible marketing results by strategically promoting brand awareness and increasing customers.
     
    For more information, visit http://behindyourcurtain.com/. 

    • 43 min
    How to Dominate Your Real Estate Market With YouTube Videos w/Karin Carr

    How to Dominate Your Real Estate Market With YouTube Videos w/Karin Carr

    When it comes to publishing content, most of us are so much more focused on Facebook and Instagram, that we miss out on massive opportunities with YouTube. It’s a platform that can help real estate agents inexpensively generate leads and become more visible. How can we start creating quality content? What are some of the unique benefits we get from YouTube that we don’t get anywhere else? On today's episode, Realtor, YouTube superstar and bestselling author, Karin Carr shares a wealth of information on the brilliant systems she’s built to drive traffic, monetize and generate leads on YouTube.  
     
    3 Takeaways
    Spending 5-10 hours trying to edit one video to make it perfect takes time away from being face to face with clients. It’s better to pay someone to do it for us for $10 - $20 per hour so we can focus elsewhere.
     
    If you’re filming YouTube videos on your phone, hold your phone in landscape not portrait. Unlike Facebook and Instagram, filming horizontally is best. 
     
    Make a YouTube video and embed it in your blog and then link the blog post in the description of your YouTube Video. You will be driving traffic both ways, which Google loves. 
     
    Guest Bio- 
    Karin Carr is a full-time Realtor in Savannah, Georgia, proud Air Force wife, and mom. She is a YouTuber whose superpower is training real estate agents to double their income by making free YouTube videos that attract their ideal clients.

    She works with real estate agents worldwide, both brand new to the business or just looking for a better, more enjoyable way to find new clients without cold calling. She also leads an online course for agents who are looking to take their businesses to the next level.
     
    Karin is also the best selling author of YouTube for Real Estate Agents: Learn How to Get Free Real Estate Leads and NEVER Cold Call Again. Buy the book here. 
     
    Check out her YouTube channel here, and to learn more about Karin’s YouTube resources for Real Estate Agents, visit https://www.youtubeforagents.com/.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

Erin Bradley ,

Awesome podcast!

Marki is such a great host, full of energy, asks awesome questions, and brings tons of value! This podcast is my favorite kind- fun and informative.

t-ladyt ,

Amazing speaker

You will learn and actually make money if you put these strategies to use...

TheMojoMissy ,

The real deal!

Marki’s got a talent that many in real estate coaching don’t have: she’s willing to admit her weaknesses and learn from others. She actually listens to her guests and asks them to go deeper. In an industry full of know it all, blowhards, she’s a refreshing and empowering voice for me.

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