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So you've got your real estate website up and running and now you want to drive traffic to it? Best way to do it is getting the word out there to as many people as you can. Sure, that's easier said than done. So, how do we start?

Real Estate sells great on Craigslist

Chances are you've heard of a site called Craiglist. Heck! chances are you've bought items on the popular website so why not give it a shot? Craigslist is the ultimate destination for online classifieds. You can easily promote your real estate listings and it's proven to be an effective way to find real estate leads.

Craigslist has changed the ways users can post by limiting the HTML tags you can use. Don't let that scare you. We've prepared a step by step tutorial to get you started. Read how to add your listings to Craigslist here.

Let's talk Kijiji

Yes, everyone agrees that Craigslist is the monster in the industry, but it's far from the only place you can post your real estate listings on, especially in Canada. Kijiji is a great alternative to Craigslist when it comes to posting real estate listings. Many people feel that Craigslist attracts "too many weird people" due to its popularity.

Kijiji has broken down their site into local websites based on city and province with a real estate section for each area.

Freebies

Yes, there's power to sharing free things. Seriously, everyone likes getting free promotional material, no matter what it may be. Give things away with your branding and website address.

Could be a pen, a notepad etc. Or you can knock their socks off with things we'd use everyday like an iPhone's power brick or charging battery. Just get stickers printed with your branding and attach it to the item. These larger ticket items will constantly remind people of your business' existence and your generosity.

Ah ha! Social Networks

There's so much we can cover when we mention social networks. It is the most widely use platform for promotion these days and if you're a serious business, people will expect to see your presence in social media. 

If you're self managing these social media networks, just make sure you understand them and keep those profiles fresh by posting every now and then. Creating a profile or fan page and forgetting them usually looks worst than not having them in the first place.

Are there other channels you use to promote your business? Chime in using the comments box below!

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