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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+00:00March 16th, 2017|article|Comments Off on Ignore Social Media at your own peril

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+00:00February 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+00:00January 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Attracting an Audience

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+00:00January 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+00:00December 13th, 2016|article|Comments Off on Are your marketing efforts hurting you?

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+00:00November 10th, 2016|article|Comments Off on Make the Most of your Time

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+00:00October 7th, 2016|article|Comments Off on Building Trust with your Audience

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+00:00September 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+00:00August 12th, 2016|article|Comments Off on The Sound and Fury of Modern Marketing

Cutting through the gadgets to make a real connection with clients

You need a smartphone, a tablet, a laptop, ideally a network, a CRM, an online presence, online analytics, social media platforms, apps, and oh yeah: once you have it you need to maintain it! – It is easy to see why realtors feel overwhelmed and are often up in arms about finding the right strategy for dealing and engaging with clients in the digital age. Yet, rest assured there remain ways to do it well. […]

By |2017-08-03T16:12:10+00:00June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cutting through the gadgets to make a real connection with clients
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