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Google+ Business Pages

By now, you should be well aware of how important a business page is on the internet.  If you don't have your real estate business listed on Google, Yahoo and/or Bing, you're behind the times.  Of course, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are also great places to create business listings as well as interact with your peers and potential clients.  Google+ has now incorporated the best aspects of social media into an SEO-friendly business listing with their Google+ business pages.

Google+ Business Pages

Creating a Google+ business page is really quick and easy.  First, you sign in to your personal Google+ account using your Google account info.  Proceed to the Google+ Business page You will have five choices for the kinds of business page you want to create: Local Business or Place, Product or Brand, Company/Institute/Organization, Arts/Entertainment/Sports or Other (for those that don't fit into any of the other categories).  Most likely, as real estate professionals, you will choose either the Local Business or Company categories.  Choose the subcategory you want to be placed in, add a tagline (you only have 10 words to sell yourself here), choose your photo, share your link with your circles and you're good to go.  You can create a lengthier profile, share more photos and videos and add posts to your page.  And you're done.

You can create up to 10 business pages using your Google+ account.  Create a separate page for buyers, sellers and foreclosure/short sales or show off your local smarts by creating a business pages for each community you serve.  You can highlight specific events, showcase your favorite haunts and show off what makes each neighborhood so special.  Then, share your pages with whomever you wish.  This is marketing at its finest.

Google+ is quickly becoming an important tool in the business person's arsenal.  If you need help setting up your Google+ business page, feel free to contact me.  Second Self Virtual Assistance is always on the lookout for the best ways to help our real estate clients stay on top of the latest marketing trends.  That's what makes for a great business partnership.

Pamela Cendejas, Real Estate Virtual Assistant – Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn’t Enough of You to Go Around!

Originally posted on my Real Estate Support blog here: http://real-estate-support.com/2011/11/google-plus-business-pages/.

Comment balloon 72 commentsPamela Cendejas • November 10 2011 04:26PM

Comments

I never thought that we could have our own business page if we were part of a firm.  I guess I should give it a shot and see how it goes.  Thanks so much for sharing!

Posted by Krista Abshure (Fathom Realty) over 7 years ago

What a great idea!  I'm gonna have to check and see if I accidentally did this already or if I still need to do it.  LOL.  Suggested... lots of other activerainers will probably appreciate this.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Hi Pam,

Signed up for mine the other day, now I'm just trying to figure out how I'm going to keep up with it...along with everything else.

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) over 7 years ago

Thanks Pam. I have bookmarked this one. I just started scratching the surface with Google+ but this gives me the incentive to "dive in".

Posted by Doug Anderson, Bay Area Real Estate Views (Tucker Associates Real Estate Services) over 7 years ago

I was messing with this today, but I am still trying to decide if this is just repeating other sites or something I need to look further in to. Yet more time in front of the PC!

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Hi Pamela - Now that Google has come out with business pages, I will need to check them out.

Posted by FN LN over 7 years ago

OMG I missed this - Thanks for the heads up - I don't know when we'll have time to SELL HOUSES???

Posted by Marcia Kramarz, CDPE,LMC,CBR (Re/Max Executive Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi, Pamela

   I've been on Google+ for a while, and started setting up the Pages for my business.

   Thanks for the reminder - I need to get back on that project!

Posted by Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Pamela - We to have been on Google Plus for a while and yes this is a good reminder for me to get back to work on it. thanks

Posted by Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Pamela, I thought I heard about G+ business pages yesterday somewhere, but I wasn't paying enough attention.  Thanks for sharing this so we can get it done. 

Posted by Michael Dagner, Your Denver Homes Realty Expert (Brokers Guild Classic) over 7 years ago

Hi -- I definately have put google+ on my to do list.  Things are beginning to slow down a bit so it will be the perfect time to add my profile to google +

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 7 years ago

Hi Pamela,

great tips and information, we really need to get on with googles+ pages, it seems like the exact solution we are looking for......

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing this, Pamela.  Up until now, I'd been skeptical about adding another social networking chore site on my things-to-upkeep list.   You make it sounds so easy, I'm definitely going to give Google+ a try.

Posted by Lisa Cromwell, Realtor, CRS, Loudoun, No. VA (RE/MAX Premier, Northern VA, Loudoun County) over 7 years ago

Here's something everyone should read before taking the plunge into Google+ Pages, or even if you already have a page. I wish Matt had written this before Pages went live!

On the Mortar Between the Bricks

Posted by Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate (Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499) over 7 years ago

Now that's an offer I can't refuse. I do need help setting up Google Business pages. There is just too much to do with my time!

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Pamela:  Thank you for the info...David Bruce, an AR technical, person sent me an e-mail about this but your explanation is very straightforward!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) over 7 years ago

Pamela - One more thing on my to do list of things I know I should probably get done.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 7 years ago

Yet ANOTHER site to park my information on...GREAT!  I really needed that - NOT.

Posted by Ruthmarie Hicks (Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605) over 7 years ago

Hi Pam--thanks for posting this.  I read have not set up a business page on Google + so am going to bookmark and follow your instructions. 

Posted by Janet Jones, Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii (Just Your Style Interiors, LLC) over 7 years ago

Great information!  Thank you....if you do not know about Google+, the Google+ for DUMMIES is now out - I just received mine from Amazon....It's my weekend read

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 7 years ago

Hi Pamela.  Wow, I didn't realize we could do 10 pages.  Cool.  I can do one for hardwood, another for carpet, and one for tile, etc.  Very excited abt that.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago

Thank you for the reminder. I will bookmark this post and look into it later.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 7 years ago

Thank you very much for posting this.  I immediately went to my google+ page which I have been neglecting lately.  Indeed it is easy but it will take time to focus on what it is you want to say and how many pages you can handle.  Wow- overwhelming.

Posted by Barbara Heise, Search for Homes for Sale in St. Louis (Keller Williams Realty STL) over 7 years ago

Thanks for the info.  I am headed to Google + now as we speak!  Also bookmarking this for future reference.

Posted by Barbara Calwhite, 417-438-7387 Specializing in Relocation (Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Missouri) over 7 years ago

Hi Pamela - Thanks for the information. I was wondering if I could promote two separate businesses (current and a start-up) and it looks like I can. I love Google+.

Posted by Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate (Prudential CT Realty) over 7 years ago

There is so much to catch up on. When my 65year old client added me to his Google+ circle, I guess I better buck up. Time for my Director of Operations to get to work.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) over 7 years ago
Wow, this is a really timely post and a great set of instructions! Thanks!
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) over 7 years ago

Pamela, I have not looked into making up a Business Page on Google+ yet. Thanks for the information and the reminder. Nice video presentation.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 7 years ago

Thanks for the info.  I've bookmarked this post for future reference so I can implement my pages.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 7 years ago

great information, I jjust set mine up and will be doing the subdivisions later today.

Posted by Nick Walton, Call 469-556-2393 (JP & Associates REALTORS®) over 7 years ago

Thank you for the post very informative and easy to follow. 

Posted by Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565 (Amerifirst Financial, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Informative post and great information, Pamela! Oh my gracious all these pages we need to be setting up...  it's never gonna end, is it?

 

Posted by Margie Kopp Sorrell, Lake Oconee Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country) over 7 years ago

thank you Pam...I am on it and lets see if this makes the old phone ring just a little bit more....

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 7 years ago

I have a google+1 account and have not yet done anything with it.  I need to spend a little time on it today and get a business page up and running.  Thanks for this great information.

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) over 7 years ago

Wow, Thank you Pam.  Very informative.  I'm on it today.  Thank you.

Posted by Christine Cumming SeaRealEstate.com, Real Estate Santa Cruz and beyond 831.588.7767 (Real Estate Capitola, Aptos, Scotts Valley, Watsonville) over 7 years ago

great advise... in this ever changing cyberworld I need to remind myself that keeping up with the latest technology is as important as meeting with customers.

Posted by Anna Niehaus, Anna Niehaus (Keller Williams Realty Wellington) over 7 years ago

Hi Pamela,  Thanks for the info.  Bookmarking this post so that I can work on it over the weekend.

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 7 years ago

Pam - the internet has created so many different avenue that could be roadblock for our business. It is nice to have a business page but it also take time away from the business. I think I am going to sit this one out a little. Thanks for your blog.

Posted by Mike Yeo (3:16 team REALTY) over 7 years ago

Hi Pam, there's just too many things that we have to do! I haven't been on Google+ in a couple of months.

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) over 7 years ago

Pamela, well you beat me to it.. I did see one other post this week on Google business pages but I have been trying to rack my brain around something cool to say about it. Other than having a business page for an entire company or office. I am not sure the point of a separate one when you are an individual business all unto yourself. That's the whole idea with circles and putting people into categories. If we didn't have that, like facebook, this would be a no brainer. I am still learning though and so you inspired a post anyway... wondering if this is the best option. HA.. Thanks Pamela! Have a super day! (I circled you!)

Posted by Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer (Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing) over 7 years ago

I started a page for us, but since we do both sales and rental management, I guess I should have one for each- I didn't realize I could.

Posted by Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson, (Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ) over 7 years ago

Pam:

Good stuff.  I will be doing Google + business page because you have made it seem easy to understand. 

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) over 7 years ago

I am bookmarking. I really have not gotten into the google + thing.... but hey, you never know. Tomorrow is a new day!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 7 years ago

Great advice Pamela! Thanks for your post! I will be working on my Google juice....

Posted by David Selman, Certified Master Home Inspector (Selman Home Inspections, Inc.) over 7 years ago

I am not even sure if I have a Google+ business page or personal page! Is there any way to tell the difference??

Posted by Rosalie Evans, The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale (Meritus Group Real Estate) over 7 years ago

I love Google.

So innovative and cutting edge.

Good post, thanks for sharing it.

Posted by Anthony Daniels, SF Bay Area REO Specialist (Coldwell Banker) over 7 years ago

Hello Pamela,

Wonderful information, thank you for sharing...technology rules!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 7 years ago

Thanks Pamela!  I was just working on my Google + page.  Didn't realize that we could have 10 pages.  Thanks!

Posted by Ralph & Janet Henze (Ralph Henze Homes - RE/MAX Elite) over 7 years ago

Pamela,

Great topic; most Internet business users are looking for all ways to tap the Google "juice."

Steve

Posted by Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain (Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain) over 7 years ago

So many great comments.  I appreciate every one of them.  So glad this blog post can be of help to so many people.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

I see that the daily drop has all Google+ stuff. I would love for you to post in our Google+ group! :)

Posted by Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer (Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing) about 7 years ago

Pamela, thank you so much for this post.  I did not know that Google+ had a business page section.  This has been very helpful.  I just added mine and will be working on it more today!

Posted by Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple (Keller Williams Realty - Elk Grove, CA Homes for Sale) about 7 years ago

Thanks, more stuff to explore and tasks to complete. Appreciate the info.

Posted by Kimo Jarrett, Pro Lifestyle Solutions (WikiWiki Realty) about 7 years ago

Pamela:

Thanks for the offer and thank you for the information. I love it when people are so generous with their knowledge here on AR. 

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) about 7 years ago

Hi Tammy - Thanks for the invitation.  I've joined your group and re-posted the article there.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 7 years ago

Hi Lori and Bruce - It's definitely difficult for Realtors to keep up with the marketing and adminstrative part of their business while still trying to sell real estate.  That's why Ihave a job. :)  Happy to help.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 7 years ago

Hi Kimo - Happy to help.  I hope you love learning new things/opprtunities as much as I do.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 7 years ago

Hi Evelyn - You're quite welcome.  I'm always looking for ways to keep your edge.  Enjoy a wonderful day!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 7 years ago

This is really good info and I also had no idea about the biz pages.  Thanks for spreading the word and getting featured!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 7 years ago

These is something I really need to figure out and get into.  Thanks for the post it will help a lot.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Thanks Pam good ifo.

Posted by Bill Fields (Bill Fields Learning Systems) about 7 years ago

Thank you, Georgina, for your response.  Aloha!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 7 years ago

Hi Gene - Happy to help.  Just let me know if you have any questions.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 7 years ago

You're quite welcome, Bill.  Enjoy!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 7 years ago

Hi Pamela, great post.  Now I just have to find the time to do it!

Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) about 7 years ago

Hi Bob - As I always tell my clients, "That's why I have a job!".  Enjoy your day!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 7 years ago

Thank You for sharing this great information Pamela.  This is one thing I will follow up on.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 7 years ago

Pamela, Roy Kelley re-blogged this, and I'll have to bookmark it. I set up a Google+, but not sure if I"m taking advantage of every little bit!

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) about 7 years ago

Hi Chris - We need all the online exposure we can get.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 7 years ago

Hi Gayle - Many thanks to Roy Kelley.  Google+ is just another tool in our online promotion arsenal.  Thanks for responding.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 7 years ago

This is great info, Pamela; especially since I decided today that I need to sign up for Google+ and am now on the learning curve.

Thanks so much!

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 6 years ago

Hi Jo-Anne - Google+ is so much more now than it was a year ago when I posted this.  You'll really enjoy it. 

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 6 years ago

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