Making your email stand out is one of the key elements to a successful email campaign, and while there are numerous ways to do so — many of which have been covered on this very blog — I want to talk specifically about adding motion and animation to your emails through the use of GIFs.
In my normal day as I sit in my office, surrounded by books disorganized on shelves, instruments in and out of cases leaning on each other with no real rhyme or reason, and soccer scarves draped over the back of my chair instead of on their proper wall hangings, I often think about decluttering, reorganizing, and just simplifying my space. I know that I am not alone in the need to take the steps to making things more simple in both my work and personal life.
Real estate brokerage marketers and agents can spend a lot of focus creating marketing pieces, cleaning or building their email contact lists, and consider when to send the email. But once you've sent it, what do you do?
Many sellers are hard-pressed to tell you no, you didn't earn your commission and that it's just a cash grab, or that Jane Agent doesn't charge so much. But you know you earn every penny you make, and you need a way to tangibly prove it (plus a nice way to say it). Well good news! You've come to the right place.
After hearing the phrase "unprecedented times" enough to last me a lifetime, I've decided to rebrand it "chaotic times," because that's what it really feels like. No amount of routine-building and habit-forming seems to untangle the long list of things to think about right now; you know you're spending your days stressed and busy, but nothing seems to get done and that to-do list only gets longer, even though there's an abundance of time being spent at home with nothing to do. Lo and behold, you find yourself in a downward spiral because you're somehow burnt out while also not doing enough. While we can't solve all your problems, we can share a few ways to help you cope with ever-growing stress levels, especially as the the seasons change and with it, the real estate market.
When you hear the words "email marketing", what type of content comes to mind? In real estate, agents tend to think of promoting listings through emails, which is in fact how email marketing is widely used in the industry. However, agents tend to abuse this type of marketing which can cause contacts in their sphere to become annoyed and potentially unsubscribe. Sound familiar? Now before pumping the brakes on marketing your listings through email, consider a more intentional approach to communicating with your sphere and staying top of mind.
Why force consumers to drag their heels down to their mailbox only to find irrelevant coupons and numerous advertisements? This waste of paper ends up residing as a coaster on the coffee table or build-up in the trash. The days of traditional paper mail marketing are slowly fading away and making room for targeted and meaningful email marketing. Email marketing is a great way to get your products, deals, and company at the tip of consumers’ fingertips. Although this type of marketing makes for an easy “in” with many clients, there are a couple of tips to remember in order to fully reap all of the many benefits.