By Tiana Baur
The Facebook community has more people in it than the population of China. The sheer amount of people on the social network make it hard to ignore – even for our industry. When compared to other small businesses, 79% of real estate businesses have Facebook accounts. Which to be honest, is a pretty surprising number if you ask us.
And yet, most are making mistakes – so much so in fact, that there many articles being published about the common social media mistakes real estate agents make. Like focusing on the amount of likes they have or treating their page like some sort of brochure.
The reality is, agents no longer need to keep trying so hard. There are certain things you can’t know without having the proper experience, but no one should expect agents to become social media gurus overnight – especially since others are spending their entire careers doing so. The new best way to take full advantage of social media is to take a step back and let the pros do it for you. Period.
The #1 way to reap the benefits of Facebook is to use tools that do the heavy lifting for you. It might sound obvious, but so many agents try to be the social media maven for their own business and end up dropping the ball or making a plethora of common mistakes that are narrated out in the articles we mentioned above. There are companies that have entire teams dedicated to helping agents get the most out of social media channels, especially Facebook. It’s time to use them. Here are our favorite tools to use right now:
1. Flipt – Predicative Real Estate Ads
Flipt connects home sellers to top real estate professionals on the web and mobile by using housing and social data. They are predictive real estate display ads to empty nesters, people moving into retirement and homeowners going through life-changing events. Flipt lets you claim your zip codes and within a few minutes launches your locally targeted campaign with their easy-to-use ad builder. Within 24 hours your ads are online, where motivated sellers click and request your information from your free Flipt landing page.
2. Advertise Your Listing – Attention Grabbing Ads in Five Minutes or Less
Advertise Your Listing allows agents who just won a listing to create a Facebook ad for said listing with ease, built directly into the Moxi Engage CRM. The best part? Agents do not need a Facebook Page to run ads. Not only that, but it sends reports directly to their clients with the click of a button. Advertise Your Listing helps agents show clients that they are willing to go the extra mile for them, and keep up with the competition by improving their marketing strategy.
3. Offrs – Get Your Own Territory
Agents want… no they need leads. At Offrs, they identify over 70% of the homes that will sell in the coming year using predictive analytics. They conduct an in-depth analysis of the data that then predicts when people will sell. This data is then presented to the agent via their “Territory.” Each agent chooses a Territory which includes details on every property or property owner, including mailing address, email, phone number, and a predictive seller score that is updated each month based on thousands of data points.
There are more and more tools coming out every day, especially when it comes to social media and Facebook ads, but it’s important to pick one that you can depend on to get the job done. We’ve carefully vetted all of these tools and can guarantee they do exactly what they promise. Using tools like these are the very best way to get what you can out of the largest social media network in the world.
Moxi Works has a new partner and their name is Offrs! This partnership was created to provide agents with quality seller leads. At Offrs, they identify over 70% of the homes that will sell in the coming year using predictive analytics. Now integrated with the Moxi open platform, seller leads are placed into the Moxi Engage™ CRM and are noted that they are sourced from Offrs.
Mike McHenry, VP of Channels and Partnerships said, “Together with Offrs, Moxi Works delivers agents new listing opportunities every month. Quality seller leads are discovered and nurtured by our lead generation partner Offrs, then seamlessly integrated with Moxi Engage, providing agents highly valued listing referrals coupled with an automated follow-up process. The team at Offrs have been awesome to work with as we integrated our solutions.”
So, how do they do it? They conduct an in-depth analysis of the data that then predicts when people will sell. This data is then presented to the agent via their Territory. Each agent chooses a Territory which includes details on every property or property owner, including mailing address, email, phone number, and a predictive seller score that is updated each month based on thousands of data points.
Getting your Territory is relatively simple:
• Step one is picking a territory that is available (you can even pick more than one).
• Simply put in the zip code and you’ll see the number of homes and the likely sellers in your territory.
• Once you set up your account, you’ll be emailed a report every month that pertains to your territory.
The reality is, 75% of homeowners choose the first agent who contacts them to list their home. Getting to sellers first is a major advantage to agents using Offrs. Offrs markets to the predicted sellers via email, on-line targeting, direct mail, and call targeting to generate a lead. The leads are then contacted and qualified before being given to the agent in the Moxi Works platform.
Hear what brokers have to say about the listing leads:
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