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Social Marketing Tips Clients ‘Like’

Marketing on social media sites is integral for agents, yet many have only scratched the surface of their social media potential. In today’s real estate marketing tips, we’ll take a look at maximizing this potential, and how to get potential customers to ‘like’ you… Before they ‘swipe left’ on your brand.

Seven Ways to Step-Up Your Social Marketing Game

– Make Sharing Simpler
With a responsive layout, clear photography, easy to find/use buttons including favorites and links to other social sharing sites.

– Take Advantage of Facebook Groups
Link Facebook Groups to your FB page, using them to boost networking and offer additional client services. Monitor questions buying/selling clients are looking for help on in the group, and show off your expertise!

– Share More, with Reviews & Services
Enable both reviews and services to gain referrals (the best kind of marketing collateral), allowing clients to make appointments or message you with questions and simplifying the ‘connection’ process.

– Add a Cover Video
Facebook promotional videos far surpass page cover photos, instantly grabbing visitor attention. (Don’t forget a matching call-to-action button, such as ‘book now’ for free consultations.)

– Go Live
At a property, promoting a behind-the-scenes, unedited ‘scoop’ on new listings.

– Get Chatty
Building a Facebook Messenger chatbot through Sprout Social to answer common questions, offer impressive turnaround on inquiries, and cut down on your workload. Include closest listings by zip code, listings by price range, how to prep a home for sale, and more.

– Build Trust
With frequent posts, infographics, how-to videos, and other free real estate marketing tips. These are some of the easiest ways to build rapport without openly ‘pushing’ your services.

Eighty-four-percent of boomers and 94% of millennials rely on the Internet to search for their future home. How big a slice might you be missing out on with lackluster, behind-the-times marketing schemes? Step things up with the help of these and other real estate marketing tips from Properties Online today.

How to Creatively Get More Seller Leads

How to Creatively Get More Seller Leads

Highly coveted, seller leads can help you gain more control of your time, represent both sides of a real estate deal, easily take-on additional clients, and earn higher commissions, especially in today’s low-inventory market. Do you have the real estate marketing tips you need to snag these valuable, yet elusive leads?

Seller Lead, Where for Art Thou?
According to 2014 NAR stats, 64% of sellers look to an agent’s referrals. The remaining sellers turn to other channels. Finding an agent runs a myriad of ways ranging from open houses to simple website research. How can you home in on these new seller leads?

Attract More Seller Leads with these Creative Real Estate Marketing Tips:

– Leverage Home Buyers
Handing over the keys doesn’t mean the transaction is over. Never overlook the importance of keeping in contact. Steadfast follow-up, from closing gifts to holiday cards, are a great way to earn seller referrals.

– Set Your Sights On FSBO
90% of FSBO listings never result in a completed transaction, typically from lack of knowledge and resources, overpricing, and poor marketing. Offering your services in the form of a free, no obligation consultation can help you swoop-in and save the day for stressed-out FSBO sellers.

– Give Expired Listings a Second Chance at Life
Much like FSBO properties, overpricing and poor marketing can leave properties to linger on the market. Though expired listings on your MLS sheet may have previously worked with another agent, the lack of a deal may motivate them to explore new avenues.

– Find an (Extended) Friend on Facebook
Search the box at the top of your profile page using keywords associated with selling a home (“packing,” “house hunting,” “moving…”), reaching out and snagging seller leads on social media.

Referrals are the lifeblood of the business. Do you have the real estate marketing tips you need to survive? Forge a new path to success with the help of Properties Online today.

Brace Yourself for Important New Trends

Think Outside the Box: Real Estate Marketing Tips

Over the past decade, the real estate industry has been on a roller coaster ride, plummeting to the depths of the housing crisis, then rising dramatically as markets and homeowners recovered, squinting blind-sided into the bright light of inventory shortages and fierce competition.

In light of this, it takes more than the average real estate marketing tips to emerge from such a ride smiling rather than tossing one’s proverbial cookies. How can you ensure your career doesn’t go off-course?

Like the Market, Sometimes You’ve Gotta Get a Little Crazy

– Throw Your Hands Up
Set up accounts and promote your properties on all major social media networks, interacting with the community, sharing good news and announcing new listings.

– Scream All the Way Down
Add social sharing buttons to make it easier for friends, family, and clients to email and share listings. On the flipside, don’t neglect real life interaction. Create an awesome business card too, passing them out like the free food samples at the area wholesale club.

– Watch for What’s Coming Up
Refurbish your website and ‘Contact Us’ page. Create an attention-grabbing, local-oriented, mobile-friendly space, emblazoning contact information on every page. Keep customers on-site with built-in features like mapping, ‘street-view’ and virtual tours. Stay in touch, even years after handing-over keys, with holiday cards to stay fresh in the minds of clients, and offering incentives for client referrals.

– Take a Selfie
Save time for all parties (and yourself), by offering professional quality video listings and information.

– Smile Like You Had a Good Time
Take quality photos (bad ones reflect poorly on your skill and listed properties). Hire a pro if you must to ensure a top-notch image. Sponsor local events to boost your brand.

Like life, your real estate career can be a bumpy ride. Instead of screaming all the way down, keep it on course with the latest, time-sensitive real estate marketing tips and tricks from Properties Online today.

Easy Steps to Creating Your First Real Estate Interview Video for Marketing

Google Loves Video – Are You Leveraging that Love?

On the fence about real estate video marketing? You could be missing out on an advertising goldmine. In online search results, top U.S. search engine Google gives preference to websites with video content, listing sites with video higher in page rankings. What’s more, sites with video have lower bounce rates, keeping potential clientele right where you want them – with you. Used the right way, video can be a game changer, improving SEO, boosting website rankings and steering customers to your site.

Six Ways to Target Your Audience
Don’t neglect these key video genres when creating your real estate video marketing arsenal. The more engagement your videos create, the higher your rankings, and the more they’ll be shared!

– Listing Videos
Property videos are the bread-and-butter of video marketing, and a great way to reel-in leads.

– Interview Videos
Referrals from happy home buyers and sellers, lenders, inspectors, attorneys and other professionals can help you build a strong client base.

– Informational Videos
Short, educational videos on common real estate topics and questions can help you extend your reach to a much larger audience through YouTube and social media, showcasing your knowledge and expertise.

– Neighborhood Videos & Local Business Reviews
Reviews and tours ‘sell’ the community your homes are listed in, helping buyers envision themselves enjoying neighborhood amenities from the local coffee shop and eateries, to area fine arts and outdoor opportunities.

– Agent/Office Promos
Agency and personal promotional videos are an ideal way to get across what makes you or your brokerage stand out from the competition, whether that be your unique company culture, knowledge and experience, or willingness to work in outside-the-box scenarios.

– How-To’s
How-to’s boost search engine rankings and offer helpful buying and selling tips, from simple home staging tips, to more in-depth looks into inspection reports and appraisals.

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Think Outside the Box: Online Reputation Management Tips

Do you have the real estate marketing tips you need to safeguard your brand image in the online marketing arena? While 90% of agents utilize social media as part of their marketing arsenal, 56% pay absolutely no attention to how their reputation is affected by such online activities. Are you making faux pas that could cost you financial success down the line?

Reputation is Everything
A few unflattering posts or bad reviews can really pummel your personal brand. Protect yours with these real estate marketing tips…

-Search Your Name
If you’ve ‘liked,’ commented on, or shared anything, you have a reputation. Investigate using different search engines, browsing through several results pages. Try different combinations of your personal/business/screen names. Do the same on each social media site.

-Dump Old/Bad Accounts
Reinvent yourself, closing accounts that negatively reflect on you.

-Take Control of Your Image
Join professional social sites, in addition to more common ones. Create positive posts, which are shown to appeal to consumers. Ask your clients for positive reviews/recommendations, frequently contributing professional blog content filled with useful, intelligent information.

-Set-Up Alerts
Be vigilant, setting up search engine alerts via Trackur, Social Mention, or Google Alerts, to inform you of when your name/business is mentioned online.

-Take Care with Negative Reviews
Be polite at all times, even if the post seems unfair. Allowing customers to post directly on your site offers better control. Take the high road, turning negatives into positives by apologizing publicly and proposing solutions. Once you’ve made peace, privately ask the offended party to remove the comment.

-Separate the Personal & Professional
As much as possible, keep your personal/professional lives separate, maintaining different profiles for personal and business social media accounts. (Create a personal account that omits your legal name, if need be.)

What does your online presence say about you? Step-up your game with the latest technology and real estate marketing tips from Properties Online today.