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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 phone calls or weekly newsletters.  iRealty simplifies many of these processes, giving you more time to focus on what matters most, but effective management of your digital marketing still takes up your critical time and dwindling energy. We get […]

By | November 10, 2016 | article

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 first step? We must gain their trust. A few easy, but necessary, steps to build trust with your subscribers.

By | October 7, 2016 | article

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 stun 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 | September 20, 2016 | article

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 readers, we are not only risking immediate sales opportunities, but we are losing trust with our audience, and potentially losing their business in the future.

By | August 12, 2016 | article

Target market like a pro

We encourage our clients to send regularly, and are often asked ‘but won’t my readers get sick of receiving my emails?’. They will if the content is irrelevant to their situation, but if your client fits into specific or multiple segments and you don’t take the time to note that, you may miss out on a lead. Contacts can be assigned to one or multiple groups or mailing lists. Some examples are:

By | March 10, 2016 | article

How to get the best results from your client newsletter

Implementing these easy, yet effective techniques will ensure your newsletter is engaging and well received by your contacts – meaning you’re front of mind when they decide to move in the market.

By | February 4, 2016 | article

Getting high unsubscribes?

Recently we’ve had some feedback from clients using a third party email delivery service such as an automated system, who were experiencing high levels of unsubscribes.

By | December 14, 2015 | article

What's your database worth?

We get it, finding properties to list on the market is not always easy – really, it can be a lot of work. As a Real Estate Agent, your business relies on continually getting new properties to sell. Did you know that you could be sitting on a gold mine of property listings? Your contact database, regardless of size, is certain to contain not just buyers but sellers as well. Do you know the potential worth of your current database? In the next 12 months, an average of 3.5% of property owners in Australia will enter the market to sell their property.

By | December 10, 2015 | article

Boutique is the way to go…

Sharing mutually beneficial information with clients is vital. Sending the annual anniversary congratulations card to your clients is frankly just not sufficient to cement a long lasting personal relationship. In a sea of automated emails and property alerts, the savvy clients of today are bombarded with automation from agents without providing extra value adds. An agent will gain opportunities to list properties unopposed after providing a tailored, relevant and informative email newsletter to their clients, ensuring they are offering benefits and exceptional service with every customized campaign sent.

By | December 1, 2015 | article

Better the odds with mobile friendly emails

Earlier this year Google changed the way it ranked pages for searches. If your website was not “responsive” then there was every chance your search rank would have dropped. A responsive designed website is one where the website changes and is easily read if viewed on a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer. If you use email marketing, the same principle applies. Your emails must adapt and change to suit the device of your contact. If readers of your email need to pinch the screen to zoom, then it’s time to go responsive and update your design.

By | September 10, 2015 | article
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