Helping Real Estate Professionals With Technology

I recently retired a complete website focused on explaining what services I can offer to help you to use technology, the Internet and blogging to run your business and market for yourself and clients.  It’s now down to the information on this one page.  Why?

  • Technology is changing by the hour
  • Your needs vary, and can be very different from those of any other Realtor
  • I can help you with virtually any technology-related problem, or I can send you to the right place to get help
  • I will consult with you for a half hour or so at no cost to determine where your tech and Internet answers are located

What kind of technology and Internet problems and solutions are we talking about?

  • Websites for real estate agents and brokers
  • Blogging and using a blog as an excellent and only web presence
  • Locating free or low cost technology solutions for business management and real estate marketing
  • Intranets and database management
  • Lead control and lead management
  • Listings management
  • Contact and prospect management solutions
  • Search Engine Optimization – White Hat Only
  • Adwords and Pay Per Click marketing
  • Content creation – I write for real estate professionals around the world

I get no affiliate commissions or referral income from products or services I recommend.

Consulting Rate is $80 per hour, discounts for up-front block purchases

First phone call is free, so get your questions together and call me!

575-613-4573

Email:  Jim Kimmons

Ongoing Blogging for Architectural/Engineering/Construction Software Site

Actually, the blogging I’m doing under my own name at Line Meets Curve, is to promote their online building project collaboration platform.  It is an extensive collaboration and communication site for construction projects.  The focus of my blog posts is more of a “contractor participant” type of content, thus the category, “A Different Take.”

With three posts per week about communication on the job between architects, engineers and construction companies, a backlog of research material is required.  I subscribe to numerous feeds and newsletters in the industry, and archive the research in order to produce timely material.

Ongoing Blogging for a SMS Text Message Marketing Site

I am posting approximately 11 posts per month to UGotItFirst.com as a ghost blogger.  Almost all the posts there at the time I wrote this were mine.  Note that the focus changed in July of 2008 from all promotional to a lighter approach with more open cell phone related content.

You’ll find that I’m able to pick up a subject quite quickly, do extensive research, and stay on schedule for blog posting.

Contractor in the HVAC Industry – Writer and Lecturer

As the innovator and copyright holder for the original Callahan/Roach Flat Rate Pricing system for HVAC, heating ventilation and air conditioning, service contractors, I lectured on quality service, pricing and flat rating service repairs.  HVAC and plumbing contractors, more than 3000 of them, were using the flat rate pricing system all around the country.

In order to produce this database of more than 20,000 repair scenarios, I brought my own service and contracting experience to the table, as well as a staff of repair people and national sales persons.  I wrote for national periodicals, though this was more than seven years ago, so I’m not placing examples here.

Having been an HVAC contractor, pricing and quality lecturer, and database designer for contractors, I can bring extensive background, understanding and experience to your building trades or other contracting writing projects.

Writing for Realtors Around the World

Real Estate is Our Greatest Strength

Jim Kimmons has done it all:

There simply is no substitute for this kind of experience and depth of industry knowledge. You can get cheaper writing, but you’ll not get better.

WorldWideWordsmith.com will deliver:

  • On-time and on bid and budget.
  • Material that exceeds your expectations.
  • Writing that originates in knowledge & experience.

Call or email Jim now!

How We Work – Writing and Payment Policy

WorldWideWordsmith.com
How We Work With Our Clients
Quality, Procedures and Policies

Our absolute goal is to provide quality writing services, on time, and exceeding our clients’ expectations.  We find that we can achieve this goal when both we and our clients clearly understand expectations and requirements.  With that in mind, we would like all potential clients to look over our work procedures and policies.  Though we can and do vary from these policies at times, it will be on an individual client basis, and specifically laid out in the contract for services.

  • Project Scope of Work & Description: WorldWideWordsmith.com has found time and again that initial project description is absolutely critical to our ability to more-than-satisfy our clients.  We will frequently ask for more information, outlines or other itemized instructions.  In the case of services delivered through elance.com and guru.com, this part of the process may happen after the bid and before project acceptance.  We apologize for any inconvenience, however doing it during the bidding process is just not feasible with the number of jobs bid versus those awarded to our company.
  • Quality and Price: Directly related to Item 1, we are not the average freelance writing resource.  Our work and client service attitude far exceeds that of most writers in this business.  We are almost NEVER the low bidder for a project.  However, we keep quite busy, so there is a definite demand for quality over price.  If there is any doubt that we can more-than-satisfy a prospective client, we will decline a project.  We consider ourselves as partners with our clients in achieving their goals in using our services.  This is not a quantifiable quality, however it will rarely be available at the lowest price.
  • Delivery Deadlines: We believe that meeting deadlines for delivery is mandatory.  However, when material is submitted to the client for review, we are not in control of the process until the client replies or sends revision instructions.  Note that we will outline in our contract for services the turn-around necessary to keep the project on track to meet delivery deadlines.  If the client does not return instructions in a timely manner, we will notify them of required adjustments to delivery schedules.
  • Writing Services vs Web Design/Posting: We are writers, and do not aspire to actually construct web pages nor place material into a client’s website.  It is also not our normal scope of work to actually design brochures or newsletters.  We find that others can do it at a lower cost to our clients.  In the case of blog posts, we will actually place posts for the client if that is our agreement.  However, placing web pages or graphics would be a special circumstance, and not what we consider the best use of our services.
  • Graphics and Images: If we agree to place images in blog posts, web sites or other materials, we will only place images supplied by the client.  The client will accept all responsibility for the source of the graphics and their conformance to copyright law.  We strongly respect copyright and would like our clients to do the same.
  • Our Work and Originality: We will ALWAYS provide our clients with original and unique content.  We never plagiarize, excerpt, or use software to re-write material.
  • Payment and Copyright: Our contract for services clearly states that we will transfer all rights to our client upon acceptance of the work AND payment in full of all amounts in the contract for services.  In projects with multiple deliveries of partial content, we will retain all rights until final payment is made in full.  It is rare that we experience dissatisfied clients.  However, if a client is so dissatisfied with our writing product or services that they do not wish to pay in full, it is only logical that they would not want to use the writing in any way.  In this case, the client has invested nothing, while we have invested our expertise and time without payment.  It is only right that our product remain our property.  We use CopyScape to protect our material, and we will enforce our copyright in the case of non-payment.

Writing is Communication – There is a Best Practice

Writing Isn’t Just a Way With Words

Writing that serves your needs:

  • Gains the respect of readers with clear command of the subject.
  • Adds nuances only available from real-life experience.
  • Is completed within assigned deadlines.
  • Clearly delivers better-than-expected results.
  • In the case of the Web – delivers SEO & stickiness.

Writing is communication, and communication is best accomplished from experience.  Those who say that a good writer can write about anything are not incorrect.  However, the research required is time for which you will pay.  Additionally, there are a myriad of fine touches that will never be there without actual experience.

This is especially true in technical and business writing.  Jargon isn’t always bad.  It can promote understanding more readily in a technical or business readership.  The words must also come from a place of authority in order to gain respect and the buy-in of your target audience or market.

WorldWideWordsmith.com will deliver:

  • On-time and on bid and budget.
  • Material that exceeds your expectations.
  • Writing that originates in knowledge & experience.

Real Estate Investment Articles

I’ve placed dozens of articles about real estate investing at my About.com Real Estate Business site. You can get a very clear idea of my real estate investment knowledge and writing style by looking over a few of the articles at the link.  They cover real estate investment topics including:

  • Buying and selling right
  • Valuation and evaluation techniques
  • Managing properties
  • Marketing rentals
  • Landlording instruction
  • Home  Price Indexes and their interpretation
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts

Business Management and Growth Articles

When it comes to entrepreneurship, starting, growing and managing a business, I’ve done it several times.  I’ve been my own boss my entire adult life.  Writing about business and how make it successfully are my specialty.

Whether it’s starting up, customer development, marketing, advertising, technology, and so much more, get a thorough look at my knowledge and writing ability by checking out the many articles I’ve placed (all are mine) at the About.com site.