7 tips to create real estate marketing buzz

Unique gifts, advice, strategies get consumers' attention

Gone are the days where advertising alone does the job. The secret to having a steady stream of clients today is to create a positive buzz about your business.

Word-of-mouth marketing is nothing new. We all want others to say positive things about our businesses. If you would like to get people buzzing about how great you and your services are, here are seven great ways to do it.

1. The best marketing buzz: a new listing sign with a "sold" rider in 72 hours
When a for-sale sign pops up in a neighborhood, the neighbors are always buzzing about the price, the reasons their neighbors are moving, and most important: whether the agent will get the job done.

If you have a reputation for selling homes quickly, you will likely have more sellers seeking out your services. You can also expect that your sellers will tell everyone they know about how their house sold quickly in this tough market.