3 Marketing Trends to Watch Right Now

By Maddie Jostol

marketing trends in real estate

The real estate world is moving quickly, and it can be difficult to know the best ways for you to keep up. As a real estate agent, marketing can be a burden – but it doesn’t have to be if you choose your marketing initiatives wisely. Here, we have three marketing trends that every agent should be watching and participating in. Ready to take your marketing to the next level? Here’s what you need to do.

1. Video

Video is taking over the world of marketing. It’s the new preferred content type due to its sharability. How does video fit into an agent’s marketing strategy? Everywhere, really. Try home tour videos, open house videos, client testimonial videos, and neighborhood tour videos. Showcase your expertise in an engaging and eye-catching way. Our friends at iTour Media are doing some really cool things when it comes to video and online ads. iTour give agents the ability to create listing videos at the drop of a hat. With the listing information from the MLS, iTour Media quickly creates an engaging video for you to share and promote. iTour is an integrated partner of MoxiWorks – talk to your brokerage if you’re interested in using iTour Media.

Live video is gaining popularity by the day. Videos posted using Facebook Live are shown on news feeds at significantly higher rates than normal posted videos. If you have an active Facebook page for your business, try out Facebook Live!

2. Social media marketing

We know, everyone has been talking about the importance of social media for years and you might be a little tired of hearing about it. We aren’t going to tell you how you need to be posting on Facebook more than twice a week, however. Sure, your presence on social media is certainly important, but this time, we’re here to tell you to leverage Facebook to set your marketing on autopilot with online ads. Get an ad (for your business or a listing) set up, set your budget, and let it run. The beauty of it all is that you can get concise reports to impress your client by showing them the effort you’re putting in.

Online ads can feel daunting because of how time consuming it is to get them set up. The truth is, you don’t need to be a digital marketing expert to participate in this trend – you just need to use the right tools. If you haven’t used Moxi Marketing, now is the time. You can have Facebook ads up and running in just five minutes by following three easy steps directly from within your MoxiWorks account. Advertise a listing (all MLS data and images are auto-filled!) or advertise your services to gain exposure and generate leads. Click here to try it out!

3. Hyper-local marketing

Bring your marketing tactics home by targeting the exact neighborhoods you operate in. Rather than marketing at the state, metropolitan area, or even city level, hyper-local marketing focuses on targeting specific neighborhoods. Position yourself as THE real estate expert in your area, attracting the highest quality leads. Your specialized knowledge of the local neighborhoods will set you apart and help you grow your business.

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 5:21 pm
Tam Nguyen | Category: Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , ,

6 Tips for Promoting a New Listing

Listing Promotion Tips

You won a new listing! …Now what? It’s time to start marketing. With two goals (selling the home and showing the client you put forth a satisfactory marketing effort), listing promotion can be a challenge. Here are six tips for listing promotion, using the tools you already have.

 

1. Segment your CRM

Start with who you know. Would the listing be a good investment property? Filter and reach out to the investors in your sphere. Is it a great family home? Segment your sphere based on families and look for the people you haven’t touched base with in a while. Is the property right on a golf course? Look at your contacts who golf and reach out. If they aren’t looking to move, they might have friends who are.

One of the perks of having a well-organized, up-to-date CRM is that performing these searches becomes incredibly quick and easy.

 

2. Make it easy to share

Once you’ve identified who the property would go a great fit for, dive into your presentation builder. Put together a presentation deck that features the relevant property highlights and use that in your listing promotion efforts. Showcase your personal brand alongside the property and send it out to those in your sphere via email or social media.

By creating property overviews that are professional and engaging, people will be likely to forward them along to people they know, generating a word-of-mouth buzz.

 

3. Create a video

Leverage video to get people’s attention. Create a short walk-through video showing off the property. Video marketing is effective because it’s intriguing, easy to consume, and gets people to engage with it. Listing promotion using video can be much stronger than your typical content. Also, there’s no need for fancy equipment. For these short videos, your smart phone quality should be just fine.

 

4. Post through your social channels

The truth is that social media is a great way to quickly reach a large number of people. If you have a following on any of your social media platforms and frequently engage with people, this is the strategy for you. Facebook and Instagram are great places for listing promotion because they’re both heavily visual. Make sure you showcase the best images, add a catchy description, and post away.

 

5. Advertise on Facebook

Ready to really show your clients you’re willing to go the extra mile? Try promoting your listing on Facebook. It’s a great platform for your listing promotion because it generates a lot of engagement and is easy to target certain areas or income levels. Facebook advertising can be a pain, but using Advertise Your Listing, it only takes 5-10 minutes. By following three easy steps right there in your Moxi Engage CRM, you can have a listing promoted on Facebook quickly and easily. You can even select your reporting parameters to have automated reports sent directly to the client.

Want to try it out? Just navigate to one of your active listings in your Moxi Engage CRM, click on “My Ads” and follow the prompts!

 

6. Post on your agent website

This one may sound like a ‘no duh’ but it’s also easy to overlook. Make sure your latest listings are not only listed on your website, but that your website is always up to date. The vast majority of people go straight to the internet to search for agents and listings when they begin the home buying process, so make sure you put your best foot forward when it comes to your personal agent website.

 

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 3:25 pm
Tam Nguyen | Category: Real Estate Marketing | Tagged , , , , , ,