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The Advantages of a Fresh Database

You already know your database is one of your greatest assets. Yet, if you are like many of our clients, you also know how quickly they become outdated.  These days, when your subscriber’s information can change in a heartbeat, keeping a current contact list is a major challenge.  People can update their email addresses, names and living situations at any time.  According to recent studies, 50% of your database is obsolete within a year. If your contact’s details are out of date, you reach fewer people and run the risk of [...]

By | 2017-08-15T13:33:59+00:00 April 11th, 2017|article|0 Comments

Ignore Social Media at your own peril

The days of ignoring social media have ended. Over 90% of young adults use social media. Facebook alone claims 72% of adult internet users, 70% of which log on daily. Instagram has over 500 million monthly active users, and Facebook has over 1 billion daily users. That’s right. Billion. With a B. With numbers like these, it’s obvious why businesses everywhere scramble to jump on the social media wagon: ignoring these cultural shifts will leave you blinded by the dust of your competition. This leads many businesses to embark on a [...]

By | 2017-08-03T13:02:09+00:00 March 16th, 2017|article|0 Comments

5 emails to help you hold on to clients

You know it’s crucial to stay in contact with your clients. Yet, you may sit down to prepare a message, and struggle to know what to say, or what content to include. Questions probably run through your head, such as how often should I contact them? What should I talk about? Have I included enough content, or is it all too much? A common question we hear is, “should I send the same message to everyone or should I tailor each message for each recipient?” Our answer is yes. Both can be [...]

By | 2017-08-03T13:15:20+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|article|8 Comments

Attracting an Audience

You don’t have time to knock every door in town or call every number in the phone book. (Remember those?)  Yet, in order to find success, you need to connect with more people than ever before.  An effective digital marketing strategy is the solution.  It will expand your potential client pool by providing new digital spaces to meet people and showcase your talents. Even if you had the time to knock doors, it’s unlikely your efforts would be very effective these days. Consumers tend to prefer to research brands before committing [...]

By | 2017-08-03T14:47:22+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 ways to maximise the impact of your emails

  It’s the second week of January and most New Year’s resolutions have already been abandoned, and, let’s face it, we’re not too upset by it.  Why is that?  Well, we’re comfortable, routines are hard to break, and we never wanted to give up carbs anyway.  However, there are some goals that we should cling to, especially in business.  Specifically, as technology continues to transform the market, we need to adjust our strategies and improve our tactics.  So, to help you improve your marketing efforts, we have selected five ways you [...]

By | 2018-01-03T15:40:24+00:00 January 10th, 2017|article, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Are your marketing efforts hurting you?

Anyone who is older than the iPod will know how transformative technology has been for businesses over the last twenty years.  Nowhere is this more obvious than the world of marketing, and the real estate industry is not immune to these changes. It’s common knowledge that today’s market requires a digital presence, which is why most offices readily adopt the latest gadgets and apps.  Do you have a website?  Of course!  Facebook?  Obviously…  Blog?  Check…  Instagram?  Yep…  Myspace?  No comment…  Harder question: Do you know the role each one plays in [...]

By | 2017-08-03T14:58:11+00:00 December 13th, 2016|article|0 Comments

Make the Most of your Time

You already know what you need to do.  It’s obvious.  You need to meet with new clients and hold on to the old ones. It’s the how that’s the hard part. To put it simply, you are busy.  To put it accurately, there isn’t enough daylight to possibly accomplish everything in your overloaded schedule.  Between phone calls, paperwork, chasing appraisals, racing to appointments and delivering effective marketing, there just are not enough hours in the day.  Something inevitably gets shoved to the back of the shelf with other items of good intentions, like follow up [...]

By | 2017-08-03T15:14:54+00:00 November 10th, 2016|article|0 Comments

Building Trust with your Audience

For efficiency and effectiveness, the digital market is impossible to beat. Within a single newsletter we can walk our clients through dozens of properties and offer countless services; all they have to do is click. Yet, currently the average open rate for real estate email marketing is 21%. Nearly 80% of our audience is walking straight past our eMarket without bothering to stop and take a look! One reason for this is our tendency to focus on our content, and forgetting to develop a relationship with our clients. So what’s the [...]

By | 2017-08-03T15:12:57+00:00 October 7th, 2016|article|0 Comments

5 Ways to Improve any Subject Line

You’ve spent hours crafting your newsletter.  You have chosen specific properties and found relevant articles that will appeal to your readers.  You even updated your old headshot with a recent photo and replaced the banner image with a stunning beach landscape.  It’s sleek and fresh, and you know it will leave an impact with your readers.  So, when you open your report the following day, you are surprised to learn your open rate continued its downward trend.  What happened? […]

By | 2017-08-03T15:29:20+00:00 September 20th, 2016|article|6 Comments

The Sound and Fury of Modern Marketing

  It seems like Ferris Bueler’s iconic maxim, “Life moves pretty fast,” has become a bit of an understatement.  From the moment we wake up we are constantly bombarded with media from all angles.  We hardly have a chance to breath, let alone make rational choices.  In terms of marketing, our message has to stand out more than ever.  Every ad we place before our clients must engage them, and wrestle their focus away from the countless distractions that are fighting for their attention.  If our content is not captivating our [...]

By | 2017-08-03T15:32:43+00:00 August 12th, 2016|article|0 Comments
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