FAQ

Frequently asked questions about BlacksDirectory.com

As a Premium Corporate Member you receive the following 3 benefits:

Premium Content & Display

  1. Look your best
    1. Your logo is seen on all searches and your company profile
    2. Your broker’s photo seen on all searches and their profile
  2.  Provide more useful information
    1. Your company profile will include Basic fields, and the following Premium fields
      1. Logo
      2. Company’s description (up to 250 words)
      3. Geo Focus  
      4. Associations
      5. Affiliations
    2. Your agent profile will include the following Premium fields:
      1. Photo
      2. Professional Bio (250 words)
      3. Elevator pitch
      4. Associations
      5. Designations
  3.  Premium Access
    1. Premium Members will receive VIP access to all our researched information (identical information of 2018 edition).  Basic members will only have access to only the basic information
      1. Premium Members will see all our company and agent information when signed in. This will include photos, logos, description, specialties, associations, email, phone numbers
  4. Premium Email Marketing Pricing
    1. Get better results from your email marketing campaigns
      1. As a premium member your company has access to the most comprehensive and effective broker email list for New Jersey.
        1. The first marketing effort is free.
        2. The second and subsequence uses is only $49. For the next 12 uses.

1. Improves your Open Rate by 29%!

• Because you can personalize the subject line in each email with a “Hi Bill”, or “Dear Jane McCabe”, you will improve your open rate. • And because you can personalize the body copy and salutation, you will improve your ‘Call to Action’. For example, “John, we look forward to seeing you at our Open House next week on Tuesday. FYI...all your CBRE associates are also welcomed.”

2. Phone ‘follow-up’ to high value brokers with confidence!

• You know who received your email, so log into Black’s Directory and in 2-clicks you’ll have the phone number. The follow-up call will insure ‘awareness’ of your availability or invitation.

3. Comprehensive and Transparent

• Black’s Directory (www.BlacksDirectory.com) has all the New Jersey CRE brokerage firms and their agents.

4. Priced to save you money

• Whether you maintain your broker list in-house, or rent it from a vendor… you can’t beat the Premium Membership mailing charge of $49 per mailing plus set-up and proofing fee. If you need design work for a flyer, there is an hourly charge of $75 per hour.

We offer branding opportunities for indivdual brokers. First, is Preferred Position, which is similar to what Google offer. Your broker listing will jump over your competition with our preferred position featue and go to the top of the first page on the initial search. The second is the Big & Bold feature, which makes your listiong look different and better with a larger boldfaced typeface and a bright yellow background. See our Rate Card. 

We offer branding opportunities for brokerage firms. First ls Preferred Position, which is similar to what Google offer. Your listing will jump over your competition with our preferred position featue and go to the top of the initial search. The second is the Big & Bold treatment of your listings which makes your listiong look different and better with a larger boldfaced typeface and a bright yellow background. See our Rate Card

A fast way is to select the Search NJ Brokerage Firms tab from the Home Page, pull down and locate your firm, and clink the on your company’s name link. Your firm has a list of all its agent. If you are not listed, just go to the Contact Us link and notify us. You will be added within 24 hours. If you are in the list, click on your name, which takes you to your Profession Profile. If you would like to edit your Profession Profile go back to the Home page and login using your business email, and request a new password. Once login go back to your Profession Profile page, and you will see a new Edit Tab. Select the EDIT Tab, make edits, and Save. We will review and approve your changes within 24 hours.
(1) Your brokerage firm must first be listed, then…. (2) You must have a NJ real estate license. (3) You must be working 100% of your time in commercial real estate. (4) Fill out the Contact Us on the Home Page and fill out both agent sections; and if your firm is not listed, fill out the brokerage firm section also. (5) We will enter your information and email you back.
If you are already included in Black's Directory, but don’t yet have the ability to edit your Profession Profile, just go to the Home Page and click the blue link ‘Request new password’ in the User login box on the left. A dialog box will appear, put your business email in the box and send. An email will be sent back to you where you will have the ability to create a new password. Once the new password is established you become a ‘Verified Basic Member’ which allows you to edit your Profession Profile.

Most brokers specialize. The more thoughtful and complete your Profession Profile is, the more readers will understand the markets you specialize in. All brokers say “I know this market!”. Your Profession Profile will state which markets you know! You can segment the markets by (1) property type, (2) transaction type (3) and location. In addition, the profile allows you to express your specialization in your own words with the Elevator Pitch and Professional biography text areas. Your Profession Profile can be viewed by a link, or printed and included as part of your pitch book if your firm is a Premium Corporate Member. See Premium Rates

You are considered an unverified basic member until you have login to your account with your own password. By verifying your account, you will have the ability to edit your Profession Profile. (See FAQ, I am a specialist. How can I make my Profession Profile work for me?)

There is no charge for becoming a Verified Basic Member.

The benefits is you are given permission to edit your Profession Profile, including professional bio, elevator pitch, headshots, and market specializations. The time invested here will allow you to clearly define the market you know and specialize in. .

Yes you can use our broker eamil list when you become a Premium Corporate Member. See Premium Membership benefits and rates.

The Main Contact at each firm (See company profile page) has the permission to edit the Company’s Profile and all agent's Professional Profile, if the Main Contact has login in and became a Verified Member. The Main Contact can transfer these permissions to anyone in the firm by informing us using the Contact Us form. This person might be an Administrated Assistant, or someone in the Marketing Department.
To qualify for a free listing, the brokerage firm needs to be (1) a commercial real estate brokerage firm, (2) doing transactions in NJ, (3) have a corporate website, and (1) employ 1 or more licensed New Jersey agents. All NJ licensed agent qualify for a Professional Profile. To be included in the Black's Directory, simply go to the Contact Us tab, and fill out a short form and we will have you and your agents listed. There is no charge for the brokerage firm listing. Also, all of your agents are profiled for free.
To fix this problem you must go to the Contact Us Tab and fill out your information and select Objective, ‘Update Agent Profile’. The right department will receive it, and we can then correct your Professional Profile. You will be notify of the correction by email.