Real Estate is all about your reputation. You need to create a positive brand for yourself. You need to be personable while also making yourself appear knowledgeable and professional. You also need to come off as successful and someone who handles expensive accounts. As a realtor, a lot of your job will be making connections with people. You won’t make the right connections if you don’t brand yourself properly. Here is a guide on branding yourself for realtors.
Design a business card that tells the story you want to tell. Do this by using the right colors, fonts, and images on your card. Keep cards with you at all times. You never know when you meet someone who might be in the market.
Reach everyone in your area by sending out real estate postcards letting them know about your services. You never know who might be in the market. Be very thoughtful while writing and designing your mailing. Keep the cost cheap since most of the people will just throw it out. You don’t want to send out too many mailings, either. You should do it once a year a couple of months before the busy season. You don’t want to get a reputation as the annoying realtor in town who sends listings out every month even though people don’t want them.
Almost everyone is on social media nowadays. It’s a free service that gives you the ability to access just about everyone you know. Use this wisely to market your real estate business. Set up an account for the most popular social media accounts. Right now those would be Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Post regularly but not enough to cause people to get annoyed and unfollow you. When you post, post really cool pictures of your properties that make them look amazing enough to make people want to buy. If the pictures are really cool, you can even get friends to share those pictures with their friends as well, increasing exposure. Social media is also a great place to promote open houses and any other events you might be having.
Google has millions of users every single day. For that reason, you should look into adwords, or advertisements on Google. There are a couple of ways to pay for Google ads. One way is through PPC (“pay per click”) ads. As the name suggests, you will pay as often as people click your ad.
When people search for a local realtor, are you one of the first results that pop up? You want to be! If you aren’t one of the top results or even on the first page, you need to make some changes. Many of the suggestions in this article will actually help your SEO, such as writing a high quality blog, getting featured by a blogger and creating social media accounts.
High Quality Blog
It’s important to establish yourself as an expert in real estate. One of the best ways to do this is to maintain a high quality blog. While it takes a significant amount of time and work, you can see a serious return on our investment if the information is well-received.
Write a blog that is both entertaining and informative. You should also use pictures to attract readers. Use headers, bullet points, and short paragraphs to make the content easy for the reader to scan through.
Getting Involved in the Community
In real estate, reputation is everything. Plus, people want a realtor who doesn’t only sell houses in the neighborhood but really knows the people and gets involved. Demonstrate your charitable and communal side by getting involved in local charities and charity events.
To help people learn something about you, puck one charity that is dear to your heart. Get involved deeply. Your motives will help make everything appear sincere. You will also be doing good, so it’s a win-win all around. Don’t forget to post pictures on your social media accounts. Invite others to come. Your social media account can help promote a good cause as well as your business.
Stellar Customer Service
The best realtors are the ones that go above and beyond. Your previous clients can be clients in the future, so you want to give them a good experience. They are also your best shot to meeting other clients. If you expect people to refer you to their friends, give them something good to talk about.
There are a number of ways to offer great customer service as a realtor. First, make yourself available at all times. Call people back immediately when you do miss a call or a text. You should also be an expert in your job. You should know absolutely everything there is to know about houses in your area as well as local laws regarding
real estate. The best realtors also know how to negotiate. Take classes or find a mentor to help teach you techniques. When it comes down to it, your clients expect you to get them a great deal. If you can’t do it, they might not have the best things to say.
Pick a Niche
As a realtor, you should be open to whatever opportunities come your way. However, you can close in on a specific market. When you do this, the work becomes significantly easier. Some markets to consider honing in on include quick sales, a specific type of house, divorce cases, or even real estate sales related to a deceased person’s estate. Narrowing down on one market will make it easy to make connections. The sales will also be similar to each other, making the paperwork, renovations, and sales techniques relatively similar.
You need to establish a brand as a realtor. Focus your brand around the houses you want to sell and the people you sell to. Once you have established a brand, it’s time to promote it. You will promote it online through social media and online ads as well as in person. All of your marketing decisions should stay true to your brand and the image you want to portray.
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