Viscape Hosts Panel Discussion on How to Market Vacation Rental Properties Online

September 19, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Arlington, Virginia (September 18, 2008) - On Monday, October 6, 2008, Viscape, a next generation Web 2.0 site for vacationing and vacation home rentals, will host a panel discussion on how to use the Internet to market vacation rental properties and vacation real estate for free. The discussion will focus on how to use blogging and Web 2.0 sites to generate leads and grow Internet presence. Renowned real estate bloggers Jim Cronin, founder and author of Real Estate Tomato, and Jim Walberg, Caribbean Islands Realty owner and blogger, will share the innovative blogging and search engine optimization strategies they have implemented. These strategies have driven real estate leads to them for free and connected them to potential clients from around the world.

To set themselves apart from their competition, real estate professionals in popular vacation destinations like Key West, Florida, Breckenridge, Colorado, Outer Banks, North Carolina, Hilton Head, South Carolina, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Maui, Hawaii, and the Caribbean are finding that they must use the Internet to promote and market their vacation rental properties. Viscape's conference will help them learn how to maximize their Internet results. The Viscape conference attendees will gain the blogging and Web 2.0 know-how necessary to compete with the next generation of real estate professionals and take their own real estate businesses to the top of Google's rankings.

The discussion will be hosted by Viscape through a conference call at 9 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST on October 6, enabling real estate professionals around the globe to tap into Walberg and Cronin's blogging and Internet real estate expertise. The conference is free.

About the panelists

Jim Cronin, Owner and Author of The Real Estate Tomato

Over the past decade, Jim Cronin has helped thousands of realtors gain a superior Internet presence through real estate Web sites. Using state-of-the-art blog sites, custom designs, intense training courses, speaking engagements, one-on-one consulting, and blogging, Cronin's company Real Estate Tomato trains real estate agents to boost their business by embracing the tools of technology.

Jim Walberg, Owner of The Bay Area Team and Caribbean Islands

Jim Walberg is the owner of The Bay Area Team, the most-successful team at Keller Williams Realty in Danville, California, and Caribbean Islands Realty, the top Web site for fractional property ownership in the Caribbean. Walberg attributes the more than 35,000 hits that his site gets from 16 different countries each month to his extensive knowledge of search-engine optimization and his blogging strategies. He's excited to collaborate with

About is a Web 2.0 social marketplace for vacation properties and second homes, where travelers can connect with kindred travel spirits! Use Viscape to list properties free for sale, rent, or swap, and to plan a trip together with your family and friends. Find the perfect vacation home or destination in less than five minutes.

Those interested in attending should RSVP to and post questions for Cronin and Walberg in's Real Estate Forum. Participants will receive a call-in code via email on Friday, October 3, so they can dial in on Monday, October 6 at 9 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST.

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