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.
All of us, as consumers, are inundated with marketing messages every day , and that does not exclude the people on your contact lists. The solution to avoid landing automatically in the "Trash" folder or being "Reported as Spam", is not only a straight-forward subject line (more on that here), but a clear, visible Call-To-Action (CTA) as well.
According to the National Association of Realtors 2019 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends, 37% of homebuyers consisted of millennials. When it comes to millennials, technology plays a large part in their house-hunting, because this generation relies heavily on mobile devices to search, view properties, and communicate with real estate agents. With this in mind, in order for a real estate agent to market to a millennial, they should be prepared to include text messaging in their digital marketing strategy.
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.
With the country preparing to reopen, virtual open houses will likely continue to be implemented going forward. This is actually a good thing because it will allow you as a real estate agent to reach outside of your normal boundaries. Doing virtual tours gives you viewers not just within your country, but across the globe. The number one key when it comes to virtual tours is making sure that you freshen up on your digital skills, because any good virtual tour starts with a lot of digital marketing.
As a global pandemic surrounds each and every one of us, many are forced to venture into unfamiliar waters when it comes to business. More companies are conducting business exclusively online, employees are working from home, and consumers have limited access to the traditional marketing techniques they would encounter every day. This uncharted territory has left many corporations wondering how to best reach their clients, stay relevant, and keep costs down. The answer is email marketing. The real estate industry is no stranger to email marketing, however, it is more important now than ever to do it right, and efficiently.
Implementing a new piece of software in an office is a struggle on its own, but it can feel like even more of a burden when your workforce is working remotely. When you're not able to get everyone in a room together, it may feel like your only option is to hold your agent's hands through every step via constant emails and frantic phone calls. But we're here to dispel that myth: it may be something you're not used to yet, but implementing software while the office is at home is completely doable.