Using emotion in your real estate marketing to appeal to buyers can help you sell homes more easily and effectively.
- Emotions often strongly influence buying decisions when the time comes to purchase a property.
- There’s a big difference between listing facts about a property and using an emotion-driven, storytelling style that will appeal to potential buyers.
- If you want to take your real estate marketing efforts from dry to extraordinary, using emotion is the most effective tactic for connecting with potential buyers.
Real estate marketing comes in a number of forms. As a marketer, you may go out of your way to create a stunning website, maintain social media pages across a range of accounts, and even send out advertisements to help drum up interest in your available properties. If you want truly spectacular marketing for your available properties, however, there’s one key way to take your efforts to the next level: get personal.
Appealing to the Emotions
Buying a home is a very personal decision. Many people are eager to make a move: to find the perfect home for raising a family or start a new life with a partner. Emotions often strongly influence buying decisions when the time comes to purchase a property — and as a real estate agent, your marketing should take advantage of that. By appealing to your buyers’ emotions, you can often sell houses faster.
Try some of these strategies:
Take a look at the property from an emotional perspective.
Imagine who might be seeking to live there. Is the property a single-family home? An apartment building? The perfect space for a business just starting out? Once you have a good idea of who might want to purchase the property, create a clear buyer persona. Imagine what is important to those individuals and how they could be influenced to fall in love with the property.
Include the appeal to emotion in your ads.
This is especially effective on your social media ads and emails, but it can be used anywhere. Use your imagination and encourage potential buyers to picture themselves in the property. Include imagery that can help buyers imagine what it might be like to live there. This might be as simple as taking a walk down the convenient sidewalks out front or watching the kids play in the backyard.
Use the right language.
You have a good idea of what buyers want to know about the house: the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the size of the garage, and whether it has a fireplace, for example. There’s a big difference, however, between listing those things as facts and using an emotion-driven, storytelling style that will appeal to potential buyers.
Effective Marketing: Appealing Through Others
Your marketing efforts help you connect more effectively with your buyers. But it isn’t just your advertisements that will showcase your properties. Take time to get to know the neighbors around your properties. Often, they can be your most effective tools. Do they have a friend or family member looking for a place to live and who would consider one of your listings?
The neighbors are also an incredible source of information. What makes them love living here? By chatting with the neighbors, you don’t just encourage them to share information about the property with potential buyers, you also glean valuable information from the exchange, which helps you market more effectively.
If you want to take your real estate marketing efforts from dry to extraordinary, using emotion is the most effective tactic for connecting with potential buyers. Buying a home, in particular, is a very emotional decision for most buyers so take advantage of that emotion as you create your marketing campaigns to help them fall in love with your listings.
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