About Ben Shepardson

Ben Shepardson is a Realty Biz News Contributing Writer and has a long track record of success in online marketing and web development. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, he worked doing enterprise-level SEO and started an online business offering web development services to small business customers.

Real Estate Marketing Trends for the Future: What to Expect



Real estate marketing trends seem to come and go so quickly that you might feel like you need to keep your eyes peeled: blink and you’ll miss it. Believe it or not, though, but there are plenty of tell-tale signs as to what the future may hold when it comes to real estate professionals and […]

Top Landlord Accounting Software for Property Managers



Landlord accounting software for property managers can make or break a real estate business. Real estate investors know that, whether they hire a property manager or manage their properties themselves, that pen-and-paper bookkeeping will get you nowhere fast — especially if you have a large number of properties. Thankfully, using landlord accounting software for property […]

Five Great Ways to Use Facebook Live for Realtors



When it comes to content marketing, video has become incredibly powerful. A great way to harness the power of video content and combine it with the reach of social media is to use Facebook Live to market your real estate business. Here are five great ways to use Facebook Live for realtors. Create Virtual Open House […]

Real Estate Mobile Marketing Just Got Better with These Apps



Modern real estate professionals are constantly on the go. You can’t be tied down to an office all the time, not while you’re meeting with clients and showing properties. Yet not having access to your real estate marketing tools because you’re never at your desk can be a real detriment in a business that’s already […]

5 Real Estate Marketing Ideas to Supercharge Your Business



If you’re on the hunt for some new real estate marketing ideas to kick your own business into high gear, look no further: here are five excellent strategies to implement in the future. These great ideas will supercharge your real estate business in no time flat. Focus on Hyper-Local Markets Real estate is already a […]

Real Estate Broker Software You Can’t Miss: BoomTown



Real estate broker software is practically a requirement today if you want to run a successful brokerage business. You need an agile, innovative, and full-featured platform to support you in your endeavors. Choosing the right broker support software can often be a matter of life or death, which is why so many real estate professionals […]

Real Estate Office Software 101: Cloud-based E-Closing



Real estate office software is an important facet of any realtor’s success. Title production and management is part of that. One of the best tools out there today that helps you handle the rigors of title management is E-Closing, a cloud-based software platform that has rapidly become the industry standard for title settlement. What E-Closing Does […]

Real Estate Marketing Ideas for 2019: 21 of the Biggest Coming Trends



2019 is right around the corner, so it’s time to get familiar with coming trends: here are 21 real estate marketing ideas that are likely to dominate next year. Familiarize yourself with them now so you can implement them in your own real estate business over the next 12 months! Increase Your Site Automation Some […]

Real Estate Video Marketing: The Untapped Resource



When it comes to building your real estate business, you need to use as many marketing tools as you can in order to foster growth. One such tool, real estate video marketing, is almost criminally underused in today’s realty market. There’s no good reason for overlooking this untapped resource. Especially in light of the impact that […]

Need a Real Estate Broker Bond? JW Surety Bonds to the Rescue



Being a real estate broker means being jumping through any number of hoops. Depending on what state you live in, your licensing requirements are going to be rather specific, but there’s one thing that’s practically universal: in just about every state, you’re going to need a surety bond if you want a real estate broker […]