Instagram for Real Estate

More people are using Instagram for their businesses. It is one of the fastest growing social media platforms with over 800 million active users world wide. Businesses will thrive utilizing Instagram with only one post of content per day but why limit your business opportunities there?

To begin an Instagram business account, build your profile. Your profile picture should be your company logo. Your company profile should also include your business name and your “username” should reflect as close as you can to your business name.

The “username” will identify your account. In the Bio section give a brief explanation of service, the business address and a link to the company’s website.

Your company should develop an Instagram social media strategy that is agreed on. Develop the strategy with a “tribe mentality”. Continue reading Instagram for Real Estate

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Commercial Real Estate Prospecting Letters!

Using commercial real estate prospecting letters to generate leads through direct mail is a very smart choice.

Most agents and business brokers are sticking to email and online marketing. Since more people are relying on the Internet for their marketing there is less clutter in your prospects mailbox. This means that your marketing message will stand out more than it did prior to the popularity of online marketing.

Plus, nothing will ever replace a real piece of paper with your actual signature. It’s more personal than email and therefore it will make a bigger impact than a simple email.

Don’t get me wrong, you should continue with online marketing because it works and it’s relatively low cost (relatively speaking). But if you take the time to combine it with offline direct mail marketing, and you do it properly, you should see quality results.

6 Tips For Commercial Real Estate Direct Mail Marketing!

1. Find a good list. Make sure it’s an up to date list and it’s highly qualified for your purposes.

2. Keep it pithy. Don’t write a super long and boring letter.

3. Don’t put your logo on the envelope. It says ‘junk mail’ and it gets trashed before it’s even opened.

4. Sequence. Don’t send one letter and give up. Send a series of letters and postcards. Some of the best letter systems use a sequence of three to four letters sequenced 7-10 days apart. All non responders get a mailing every month.

5. Lumpy mailings. Consider putting a promotional item in your envelope in at least one of your mailings. This makes your envelope look and feel lumpy. It’s proven to increase open rates. Plus, you have the added benefit of getting your name in front of your prospect for weeks and months if you use a promotional item that has a long shelf life.

6. Send a newsletter. After you send your sequence of mailings and perhaps another followup letter or postcard, send a monthly newsletter. I am constantly harping on using this method because it’s a great tool and nobody is doing it!

Customized Sample Prospecting Letter For Commercial Realtors!

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Real Estate Email Marketing Tips and Techniques!

In this guide you’ll learn some real estate email marketing tips and techniques that will help you grow your business.

Email marketing Marketing trends evolve all the time, but email remains one of the most effective marketing tactics on the World Wide Web.

Surveys show that it generates more sales and revenue than even the social media and tech giants like Google, Twitter, and Facebook. What could be more amazing than being able to spend just one dollar to generate up to $40 in sales?

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The problem, however, is that most people do not really know how to market through emails the right way. There is a fine line between driving engagement through email marketing and actually spamming people’s inboxes. Continue reading Real Estate Email Marketing Tips and Techniques!

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Social Media Lead Generation Basics For Real Estate Agents!

The social media has experienced phenomenal growth over the last decade, making it one of the most powerful tools for lead generation today.

There is a mammoth community of users on networks like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. All you have to do is join these platforms and seek out, find, and connect with your band of prospects.

Regrettably, the crowded nature of the social media is also it’s undoing. Now, you have to do more than just posting something on these networks to be able to engage your followers. There are best practices to follow – which are precisely what this guide is about.

Facebook Lead Generation.

This giant network boasts well over 2 billion monthly active users. That’s a huge community of potential customers for your real estate business, which is why it should be top on your list of networks to include in your social media strategy.

Start by creating a business page to start building a fanbase. Once everything checks out, you can begin posting content that you want your followers to engage with. These could be local market updates, selected gossip that may affect the locality, neighborhood news, restaurant reviews and more.

You could use a suitable tool to schedule and publish your Facebook posts automatically to save you some time, but don’t forget to check your page from time to time to respond to comments and user queries.

The form of content to post on Facebook

Articles are great for posting on Facebook. You can always create long articles on popular real estate topics, post them on your website and share snippets of these on your Facebook page with backlinks to your website to drive traffic.

However, real estate is an incredibly visual industry, and people will engage more with videos, images and other visual media than they will with text. Besides, visual content typically gets shared more than twice as much as Facebook posts without pictures. Continue reading Social Media Lead Generation Basics For Real Estate Agents!

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Financial Advisor Email Marketing!

Financial advisor email marketing is a sophisticated subject because there are many different ways of using email to generate new clients and to nurture current client relationships.

In this article I will discuss how to use email to get new clients through lead generation. In a future article I will discuss how to use cold email (or prospecting emails) to generate new clients.

So, lets define a ‘lead’. A lead is someone who has shown interest in your services. A ‘prospect’ is someone you identified as an ideal client but has not shown interest in your services yet.

How To Generate Interest In Your Services!

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Policy Review Letter Sample

Here is a sample policy review letter that an insurance agent can model in his or her agency. I hope you find it helpful.

June 13, 2024

Recipients Name
Recipienct Street Address
City, State Zip

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Car Sales Follow Up Letter!

Selling cars is not easy. There’s tons of competition and it’s easy to shop online. You can send requests for pricing to multiple dealers in minutes. And your responses and follow methods are crucial to set you apart from the other dealers you’re competing against.

Here are several email letter options that you can model in your dealership (these letters can also be used in printed letters as well. I recommend sending written letters and hand written thank you notes because nobody is doing it anymore and it makes a big impact. Much more so than email).

Car Salesmen Follow Up Letter #1:

This letter is an example of an email response you may consider modeling in your prospecting of Internet vehicle shoppers. Continue reading Car Sales Follow Up Letter!

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Referral Card Gets More Referrals!

I wanted insurance referrals, desperately. And I didn’t know what to do about it. I hated prospecting the old way. You know, cold calling and asking friends and family to buy my insurance products.

So what did I do? I studied direct marketing and unique prospecting tips from top producers. That helped me make a big breakthrough. Insurance referrals where not so difficult anymore. And I was actually having fun. Here is one of my favorites.

About 20 years ago, I read Endless Referrals. I’ve forgotten everything except one great idea, which I’ve tweaked and successfully refined (I need to read that book again).

It’s been a while since I’ve used this networking technique personally, but it works really well for regular networking and casual events.

My favorite part is the use of a postcard follow-up. Here’s how it basically goes…

Step 1: Be The Center Of Influence Instantly.

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Real Estate Investor Letter System!

A well thought out real estate investor marketing letter system can produce qualified leads. But you have to do it properly and you have to be consistent not only in your messaging but in your follow up marketing letter system.

Often a marketing system fails because a short cut was taken to save money. I understand that. Direct mail marketing is costly.

But I am confident that if you choose a good list and send a well written sequence of letters (seven to ten days apart) and they have the right messaging you can get a deal or two in the pipeline, and perhaps more.

The following letter sequence is an example that you can model (or get ideas from) for your marketing campaign.

Real Estate Investor Marketing Letter #1:

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Commercial Lender Prospecting Letters!

One new commercial account from a prospecting letter campaign will more than pay for itself.

To hedge your bets send more than one or two letters and follow up either on the phone or in person.

Sample Commercial Lending Letter #1:

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