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Mar

13

5 Questions to Ask Your Website

Commercial, Franchise, Legal, Real Estate

Yes, this is a blog post about updating your website from a company that, amongst other things, updates websites. No, we are not going to try to scare you into updating your website by telling you that your current site is such a mess that you’re basically paying consumers to go to your competitors. You […]


Jan

20

Discounting Done Right

Franchise

When it comes to building your business, discounting can be a Faustian bargain: an immediate benefit that winds up costing you. A lot. That’s not to say discounting is a bad idea. But like any idea, it depends on doing it the right way, at the right time, for the right reasons. Over the years, […]


Nov

27

Why Spend Marketing Dollars When the Market is Hot?

Real Estate

The Bay Area has the distinction of being home to the top three real estate markets in the nation:  San Jose, Vallejo and San Francisco1—in that order.  All predictions for 2018 indicate that the seller’s market will continue, limited only by affordability and inventory.  So the question arises: why spend money on marketing when homes […]


Nov

16

Open Space as a Powerful Marketing Tool

Real Estate

In determining the value of a home, what’s outside counts. Active and passive open space—parks, walking trails or natural areas—can increase the sales price of a home by as much as 20%, according to a 2015 study by the National Association of Realtors. In both urban and suburban settings, an open space amenity in new […]


Nov

14

Attorney Photography Trends – Tips and Best Practices

Legal

Attorney bio pages are the most frequently visited pages on most law firm websites, so how you showcase and organize those profiles is critical. A key component of that profile is the attorney’s photo. Attorney photography is often viewed as a discrete assignment, one that’s time consuming and often difficult to manage.