Consultant at Carrington Real Estate Services. Previously: @DiverseSolutions, @Copyblogger/@AgentPress.
I specialize in marketing & technology for the real estate industry. I help agents conduct performance analysis, establish production goals, and perform coaching & accountability to help them hit their numbers.
I'm with Mario on considering a big of a redesign to convey a little more trust and authority. Might seem like a big investment now but it's totally worth it.
In terms of growth though, free reports (PDF downloads), and webinars are a great growth strategy.
In 2003 for example we launched this site with 5 PDF reports, and 3 audio interviews (case studies): http://www.agentpress.com. We got 3,000 subscribers in about 1.5 months.
Try pop-up domination, design a good opt-in and offer the free report as an incentive.
Ricardo is an energetic go-getter, who is not only very knowledgeable about all things social media and blogging, but also has a heart of gold, and is always willing to jump in and help others. He also has a great personality and charisma, that makes him a great speaker at any event.
Ricardo Bueno personifies the ideals of social media.
He is open, transparent, available and approachable.
He values and shoulders well the responsibilities that come with helping others work in a dynamic information market.
He knows sharing is the key to growth, as is evident in his work "How to Build A Community around your Blog", a must-read for anyone who is evening dreaming about blogging.
Even better, our conversations are filled with warm, good humor and easily exchanged ideas.
Blog on, Ricardo!
Ricardo Bueno is a savvy social marketer who knows how to effectively use the tools of social networking to build relationships and build business. I recommend working with him because he truly cares about his clients and helping them grow their business.
Ricardo is one of the most kind and generous people you’ll ever meet. As a Social Media Consultant, he’s constantly developing new marketing processes and giving away valuable information free of charge. Ribeezie.com is the blog I visit when I want to know if a Social Network will work for my own business.
Most importantly, he truly values his reader’s input. He continuously provides quality content and genuine interaction. If you’re in Real Estate, or even a Small Business owner and you’re unsure how to market your business, start a blog, or stand above your competition, Ricardo is the person you need to talk to.
If you need help right now, I recommend you get Ricardo on your team before it’s too late.
Ricardo is a wealth of information on the use of social media to expand your business. His breadth and depth of knowledge on the subject is phenomenal, and he's able to explain concepts in easy to understand terms. Ricardo is a valuable resource to those of us looking to use social media tools and strategies in our business, and he's willing to share his insights and techniques for their effective application. His blog at www.ribeezie.com has become a must read for me, and I've learned an incredible amount from Ricardo. I highly recommend Ricardo Bueno as a social media strategist, author and speaker.
Ricardo gave me one of the single-best-blogging-tips-to-help-drive-traffic that anyone has *ever* given me. He is often providing little tips and tricks that are easy to implement and have helped SIGNIFICANTLY improve my blog traffic. Thanks Ricardo!
Ricardo is a great speaker and very knowledgeable on all aspects of blogging and social networking media. Thank you, Ricardo!
Ricardo combines youthful exuberance with proven results. He understands the power of the new social media, but more importantly, how it is effectively and practically implemented in everyday business. He has successfully applied social media to improve & enhance his own business practice, and is gifted in helping others learn how to achieve the same powerful results. His working knowledge of social media is surpassed only by his genuine warmth and likable charm.
Ricardo communicates and is well versed in an above average understanding of the Mortgage Industry
Ricardo is one of the most progressive social media strategists that I know. He constantly keeps on top of new ideas and social media changes. Ricardo has successfully built several blogs with a loyal readership base and is an author of an SEO e-book that brings value to many. He has a clear understanding of realtor and lender on-line needs. I would not hesitate hiring Ricardo to help optimize my blog and highly recommend him to others.
Ricardo Bueno is an active blogger in the Re.net. His recommendations for encouraging real estate agents to become active in social networking with simple how to's and updates on the latest and greatest internet happenings are a bonus to any reader in the blogosphere.