The very first thing that you should do when you get your Homes.com Connect product is set up your Homes.com Profile. This is very important because it is your information for Homes.com as well as your Homes.com Connect products and is referenced in many different places (that way you only have to fill out this section instead of many).
Since this section is very important, you can get to it from many places within your Homes.com Connect Dashboard. The first and most prominent is the Homes.com My Profile Gadget:
This actually shows you all of the information that is on Homes.com for you as an agent, listings on Homes, Coverage Areas you are shown in, Questions you have answered, etc. As you see, there is even a status bar to help you with your progress and you can read more about that in a separate article: My Profile Status Explained.
As you can see there are quite a few links, other than the My Profile link within the MyHomes App, that all bring you to the My Profile Section:
But as stated before, they all bring you to the same place, your Homes.com Profile.
First thing that you should do is add a professional photo, your office's logo, and a little bit about yourself for the Homes.com Users.
*Note: After you have added your photo, please all 15-30 minutes for it to update on Homes.com. The My Profile Gadget should display exactly how your photo is going to look on your Homes.com Profile. If it looks a little distorted you most likely need to resize the photo. A square photo works best. Please remove the photo, edit, and then try to upload it again with the new dimensions.
*Note: We have a few of the major franchise's official logos within the "Select One Below" drop down menu if you do not have a unique office logo.
When adding text in your About Me -If you are "copying and pasting" from another source, make sure to paste in as "plain text". This is to avoid having any hidden code attached that could potentially look strange on your profile.
*Note: Make sure to have the "List Me In The Agent Directory" option checked so that your profile will be displayed on Homes.com.
Then use the Tabs located at the top to navigate through completing your needed information:
Next tab is the Contact Info tab where you need to verify or add your additional information.
Also within this tab is our Text Alert option for when you would like to also receive notifications via text message:
Do you have established Social pages? Awesome! We want to make sure that you can have clients link to those and see more about you and your brand!
*Note: The Twitter option only needs the User Name, not the whole URL like the others.
Next tab is for the Office Information, please verify that all of that is correct.
*Note: Is this area is "grayed out" and un-editable, then you are linked to a Broker account and the information is controlled from that Dashboard. If the information is incorrect, please contact us immediately so that we can help update your information.
Another important section for your brand exposure is to complete all five options for the Coverage Area tab. That way, when clients are searching near by areas, you will be displayed as much as possible.
Last but not least, let us know if you have any Designations & Certifications:
*Note: if you don't see your specific designation or certification please let us know so that we can update our list with the most current offerings.
Once this is all complete, please send out endorsement requests to past clients and take advantage of Homes.com's Question & Answers section to get more exposure for yourself as a knowledgeable Real Estate Agent in your area.
Have Questions? Just Ask!