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The Ultimate Guide to Email Best Practices

We’ve written a lot on the importance of email, proper etiquette, and provided tips and tricks on how to perfect each one you send. However, we know that it’s impossible to remember the best advice given so we’re taking the best of Contactually’s email tips and combining them into one!

Keep reading for different ways to improve your email usage and continue to perfect your communications with your network and contacts.

Read on for Contactually’s email best practices…

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Why You Should Be Using Social Media for your Small Business

There is no denying that social media has taken over a big part of everyone’s lives.

As technology advances, communication becomes far easier than it ever was in the past. Before, we needed to write dozens of letters and wait for days to receive a reply, but now we communicate with just the touch of a few buttons, and expect a response immediately.

Such form of communication is called social media. Nowadays, social media platforms are where most conversations happen. Transactions can also be made using social media, which is why most companies strive to refine their social media marketing strategies so they can get a boost in sales, as well as expand their market reach.

Why use social media for small business marketing?

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New Content Library and BONUS Spring Email Templates

Last month, Contactually launched new tools for teams, including lead routing. This month we’re excited to announce new content library features.

You may know that Contactually has curated hundreds of market-proven email templates and best practice workflows and that these are available for download by anyone. Simply visit the library, add content to your account, and modify it as desired.

But wait, there’s more! Are you a team admin? Your team library allows you to easily share content and work flows with your entire team. Save team members the administrative hassle of creating content from scratch while ensuring consistent communication and facilitating best practices.

Add email templates into your outreach strategy:

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Content Marketing 101: How to Create Content That Stands Out

Every minute, millions of posts are uploaded into the social media universe. With 448,800 tweets, 1,440 WordPress blog posts, and 500 Youtube videos, there’s enough content to keep busy for quite some time! What does this mean for you? Well, it’s certainly a sign that it’s time to invest in content marketing. Whether you’re creating a podcast, writing a blog post or maintaining your social media presence, you’re already on the content marketing train. 

However, it goes without saying that your content can easily get lost in this information overload. Read ahead to find out how to diversify your content to ensure it stands out from the crowd in our saturated world. 

Read on for 4 tips on creating the best content marketing:

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Likability As A Key To Relational Connections And Success, with Michelle Lederman

Michelle Lederman would never say that she can teach you to be likable, even though she’s author of the book, “The 11 Laws of Likability.” But what she would tell you is that there are very specific things that contribute to our take away from your ability to be likable.

The more you understand these things – and more importantly, understand yourself for the sake of working on your likability – the more likely it is that you will become a person others feel they can know, LIKE, and trust.

I’m glad Michelle agreed to be on the show. She unpacked some of the vague terms we hear these days like authenticity, vulnerability, and more. You’ll enjoy this episode.

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5 Details to Add to Your 2017 Small Business Marketing Plan

It’s nearly impossible to keep up with new marketing trends these days—much less have the resources and time to build them into your marketing plan and execute on a small business budget.

This year, instead of trying to do it all, choose just a few new things to try, even if they aren’t new in the industry (hello, guest posting). A refresher may be just what your plan needs to boost engagement, impressions and overall marketing success.

Read on for the 5 things you should add to your marketing plan:

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Contactually’s Real Estate Dictionary

Blockbusting? Lien? It sounds like I’m speaking another language, doesn’t it? Well, I sort of am. I’m speaking real estate. Confusing right? Hopefully not anymore.

We recognize that real estate lingo isn’t easy to figure out, especially if you’re new to the job. So, whether you’re looking to become a real estate agent or just looking for a refresher on your vocabulary, the Real Estate Dictionary is for you.A quick Google search will prove that there are plenty of terms and glossaries out there for you to skim through…and overwhelm you. To save you the time and the effort of sorting through it all, we’ve sifted through and picked the most important terms for your convenience. They’re terms that all real estate agents, old and new, must have in their vocabulary to impress their clients and close some deals. Here are just a few examples of the terms we’re debunking and breaking down for you:

Appurtenance: a right, privilege, or improvement belonging to and passing with a principal property.

Client: a customer that is in a binding contractual relationship with a realtor or broker.

Personal chattels: an item of movable personal property, such as furniture, domestic animals, etc.

Download the Real Estate Dictionary here:

The Real Estate Dictionary

Have more to add? Let us know in the comments below.

The Top 19 Real Estate Listing and Agency Sites

Finding the right website for your real estate needs can be overwhelming. Whether you’re looking for your next home or selling a property, there are dozens of real estate websites that can get the job done. Instead of having to filter through the results, we break it down for you — we’ve compiled a list of the most popular real estate sites based on the total number of page listings on Google, with every website having more than 1 million indexed pages.

We split the list in two categories: search engines and agency-specific sites. Real estate search engines display properties put up for sale and rental by owners and brokers, often also including various tools and resources to help potential buyers make informed decisions. Agency-specific websites host a database of real estate listings and connect users with the company’s own realtors or partner agents.

Most Popular Real Estate Listing Sites:

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