The internet connects the globe and is frequented by prospective clients to learn more about international real estate. Will they find you? What impressions will they form?
How to Create a Strong Profile
Fine-tune your bio and online profiles for global business opportunities!
Keep your name identical on every profile. If your name is common, avoid confusion by adding a middle initial or name. It may also be helpful to add "REALTOR®" or "CIPS" after your name.
For consistent branding purposes, it's best to use the same photo across all your profiles.
Make sure each profile includes your CIPS designation and any other qualifications that will help attract clients and referrals.
Showcase the regions and countries you serve, any languages spoken, and other specialized knowledge.
Consider your ideal client and the search terms they are most likely to use. Incorporate these keywords into your profiles.
Potential clients rely heavily on ratings and recommendations. Make sure your profiles include positive feedback.
Always review any profile updates to ensure there are no formatting errors—a problem that may occur when text is copied and pasted from one source to another.
Cover All the Bases
Make sure all your profiles are current, complete, and support your global business strategy, including:
- Your website "About" page
- Real estate sites
- Your profile in the CIPS directory
- Your realtor.com® profile
- Other industry sites and directories
- Social media profiles
- Linked In
CIPS Cover Photos
To showcase your CIPS credentials on social media profiles, download these cover photos.
You'll find them in the NAR Global Marketing Center at printingstorefront.com/narglobal. Look under "CIPS Designee Resources > CIPS Logo and Images."
Search for Yourself
See what others see when they search for you on Google and other search engines. Click on every result. Fix any problems.
Make a list of all your profiles, including links to each page. This will make it easier to update your profiles as your global business strategy evolves.
Test All "Contact" Links
Profiles do more harm than good if people can't use them to connect with you. Send yourself test messages and reply to yourself. Did you spot any problems?