Digital marketing is the newest way to brand real estate. Here are the best ways to begin a digital marketing strategy for real estate that will help reach prospective buyers and tenants to ultimately close deals.
Increasingly, marketers are realizing the benefits of digital marketing for real estate over traditional types of marketing. From cost savings to increased lead generation, digital marketing can do wonders for your real estate business.
Real estate professionals are starting to catch on. According to Placester’s 2018 Real Estate Marketing Strategy Survey Report, 42.1% of real estate professionals surveyed plan to experiment with developing new types of content. And a whopping 94.1% plan to focus on creating new and unique content for their websites.
What is digital marketing?
Digital marketing is a new way to brand real estate through digital content and social media. A form of inbound marketing, digital marketing focuses on audiences finding you, allowing you to establish your brand as an industry leader, and let interested audiences come to you and your properties. This way, you draw in leads through interesting and engaging content.
Blog posts, social media, infographics, white papers, and videos are all types of content that you can use to market your brand. Blog posts that talk up the neighborhood in which your property is located, infographics that explain the purchasing process, or a white paper on how to search for an apartment are just a few examples of effective real estate content marketing.
How does digital marketing for real estate help you boost sales?
Particularly when it comes to luxury real estate, content marketing can help you in all kinds of ways. Most notably, it can:
- help you connect with qualified buyers;
- broaden your brand awareness;
- drive traffic to your property website;
- communicate real-time updates to potential buyers;
- generate leads;
- nurture leads; and
- sell your properties.
Where do I start?
If you’re looking to get started with digital and content marketing, FRE’s Director of Strategy Jennifer Yim recommends starting with social media and a blog.
“These tools can help you reach prospective buyers and tenants, nurture leads, and close deals,” says Yim.
Digital marketing is a new approach to an old strategy—one that’s putting real estate marketers in charge of the way potential buyers interact with their properties.
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