Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties ( Aspire Home Real Estate    209-404-0816)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've had one for years and use it to post testimonials from clients and to share my blog posts. I don't look for any site like this to be a source of new leads... it's more about the "street cred." But having a complete profile is helpful.

Jun 22, 2022 02:06 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Absolutely yes I do! I am on Google Search

And on Google Maps 

I use it as my primary website I post all my reviews here because I own my reviews here - you do not own your reviews on Yelp or Zillow - and they can hold them hostage and do!
And yes I get leads from it and I closed one escrow this year from it already.

Jun 22, 2022 03:59 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I have more than one and yes I get business from it. Like everything you have to add content to it to get calls.  Realtors should post open houses, community events, anything that happens around your paper route circle map, and whatever makes you happy. 

Jun 22, 2022 07:13 PM
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Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I have one, but have not had a lot of success with it.  I will be looking forward to tips and advice too.

Jun 22, 2022 05:37 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do.  It's abandoned.  Wasn't worth the hassle.  More of a claim it so the other Huggins Homes out there can't (and yes, there are plenty from real estate companies to funeral homes).

Jun 22, 2022 03:02 PM
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Celia Moore
Equity Advantage, Incorporated - Portland, OR
1031 Exchanges Done Right Since 1991.

LOVE this question 👏 excited for the answers! 

Jun 22, 2022 04:35 PM
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Elizabeth Leanza
Elizabeth Leanza Realty One Group - Realtor - Franklin, TN
"Helping Your Dreams Come Home"

I have a strong seo presence behind mine and rank for many major key terms in an extremely competitive area. I could type a novel on this subject but I won't so ill give you a few actionable starter tips.

1. Fill out the profile completely

2. Audit your ranking competitors and use their form to optimize your terms service categories, services etc.

3. Upload pictures frequently and often, Have your past clients upload photos of their home with their reviews if possible.

4. Post at least twice a week with market updates showings, fun real estate related stuff etc.

5. Do proper optimization on your home page on your main website to optimize for your key terms. 

6. Embed your gmb map on the bottom of your websites home page.

This is the beginner guide, I generate between 10-15 inbound client leads a week through my GMB alone. It can be a very valuable resource if you put the money and time into it.

Jun 24, 2022 07:56 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Not sure if I have any "Tips" but I've been singing praises to the FREE Gogle business website that I have. It accounts for almost all of my walk-in business Jim Patton . As I've said over and over here in the Rain I have had far, far better performance from the FREE Google business page then the thousand dollar websites I paid for for a couple of decades. I've also had better service from my FREE Google business page then those expensive Real Estate web site builders. I have retired but I still do Notary work and HERE is my Google website.

Jun 23, 2022 08:33 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have one, have added products and photos with tags, written blogs, but have seen no business from it that I know of.

Jun 23, 2022 05:07 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Every new 5 star review gets posted to it and like your website, any social media platform, it is not once and done. Why wouldn't you want your business to appear on Google Maps? Post your local events...community videos, local images to showcase your area. If you don't tend GB, don't expect leads or results. The events on our LED sign out front get rotated into GB... Jim Patton.

 

Jun 23, 2022 03:40 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I've got one, do reviews once in a while and have it up to date. No business directly but who knows how we're found.

Jun 22, 2022 11:11 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have a few, have not done much on them.  I am getting sick of the scammers calling me offering to "verify" my account.  

Jun 22, 2022 06:54 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Parked and Reading 

Jun 23, 2022 08:05 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't really utilize much from Google

Jun 23, 2022 06:52 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I have a few but it seemed more work than it's value. Like Ryan said, I made sure I have the words that I think are worthwhile. I think that if you want to really do it right you have to do the paid searches & that's when you'll get a headache.

Jun 23, 2022 06:08 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

The office has one but we use it for customer reviews.  We got one initially that was VERY BAD.  and stopped after that.

Jun 22, 2022 12:57 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have one for the brokerage - and I post links to blogs I write regularly on it - and they are seen and read.

Jun 23, 2022 11:30 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I have a business profile and have received calls from it.

Jun 23, 2022 08:42 AM
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Jim Craig Daniels is excellent for questions on this.

Jun 23, 2022 11:49 PM
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Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Jim

I'm confused (not uncommon!) 

I have a Google My Business profile but you've posted a website above. Can you explain how you got that - is it separate from the Google profile?

Jun 24, 2022 12:37 PM