The real estate market is so varied and vast; no one customer will ever want the same thing. It’s one of the most dynamic industries in the world, and yet, the marketing approaches available to you can also be varied. Essentially there is no right shape to fight through the right hole, every person will respond differently to your attempts to lure them in closer. However, when you can cast the net wide, and appeal to so many people using some key principles as the foundation’s success is within reach. It’s important to realize and always remember that a real estate is just an inanimate object. It’s the people who buy the homes that are the key component to the market even existing. Human beings are at times fickle and thus understanding how buyers think and what their emotional responses might be to a certain technique, are part and parcel of becoming a professional. A mix of the modern and the traditional way of doing things is the best strategy for converting curious potential buyers to home owners.
Social networking and media
Whether you’re an individual, employee or business owner, you must have an online presence for selling. Of course, the big three at the moment and bound to be for quite some time are Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. On Facebook, you can join various groups that have been set up for young professionals, couples, first time buyers and those looking to sell their homes. Here you can introduce yourself, start to network and with any luck advertise your listings and or company. Throwing traffic onto your website and indeed your own profile will only heighten your prospects of snagging someone from the group. This is casting the net wide but also done in a specific way because you’re in a very relevant online space. There are purposeful and curious potential customers alike, who will appear anonymously on your website as just another visitor, but social media puts a face and a name to prospects.
Automation does the work for you
On the ‘for sale’ sign you can have a dedicated number together with a keyword which could be a name for anyone interested in knowing more about a property to contact. This can be created for you by a Real Estate Text Marketing Service which will be able to respond to those texting the number along with the word with updates from your business. The line of properties you’re selling can all be sent to those curious, so if the one they saw won’t do, you are casting the net wide to see what else they might want to look into. This again brings in more traffic to your website, with the potential for contact to be established at a stronger level. As a feature for your website, before visitors can access a certain part of your website you can set up a gateway. In order for them to pass through to say, for example onto the listings page, a tool should pop up asking them to enter their email address. With this information, you now have the ability to be noticed further. Your company can send them automated messages with information about listings, prices, locations, home styles, seasonal offers etc.
Create an app
Almost everything is accessible on the move in the modern world, so why shouldn’t your business or company? The best way to grab hold of people who are commuting and thinking of buying or selling a home is to enter into their world. By creating an app for smartphones, you can miniaturize your website and the products and services you offer to fit right in customers’ pockets. The majority of customers will be tech-savvy, and you’re going to find that they want some key features in your app to help them make their decision. List the prices openly and in a particular color that is friendly to the eyes, such as a light blue, yellow or green. Make sure you have a clear font although smartphones are becoming larger and have higher pixel screens, a small font will strain their eyes. Display photographs of the outside and inside of the properties from a wide angle. This is because smartphones can pinch and zoom thus being able to see multiple areas of the room without having to feature multiple pictures of the same room from different angles. Give users of the app the ability to save properties they are curious of so that when they do have the spare time, they can go back flip through their favorites or bookmarks to find their chosen home.
Facebook, Twitter and Google all offer anyone the option of paid ads. Here you can advertise your listings to absolutely anyone. However, with the targeted search feature and the ability for your ads to be linked to people who have a similar search history, the ads are much more targeted. Choose high definition pictures of the homes, so you’ll need to book a professional photographer to do this. A slideshow of pictures would be perhaps the most effective as it keeps the ad simple, not too long and with a looping effect, presents the most important information on the screen for longer. Make sure your logo is bright, and the colors of the ad are vibrant. Bear in mind people will be scrolling through pages of whatever they’re looking for, so attention grabbing tones and contrasts are of the utmost importance. At the end of the cycle of pictures, display only the relevant contact information such as the website, email address and or phone number.
Casting the net wide is what many real estate agents, businesses, and realtors should be focusing on. There are so many customers looking for something specific that targeting them one at a time is too ambitious. Instead of satisfying each individual you end up with no real certainty of a large consumer base. Hence why you should create an app so people on the move can swipe through and look at your listings in their own time. Social media is a must and contacting specific groups online is perhaps one of the largest untapped markets. These are just some of the techniques most effective in converting clicks to meetings and then onto sales.