Location, Location, Location. Those three words could be music to an agent's ears or the book slamming shut on a real estate deal gone bad.
When helping your client's search for their ideal home, its location most likely tops their list of home-buying priorities. For some, an excellent location might mean buying a house in a good school district. For others, it could mean to find a home in a neighborhood where its value will likely appreciate over time.
Depending upon what part of the country you live in, others show public transportation for easy commutes to work, shopping, and entertainment at the top of their "must-have" list.
Facebook is currently the largest social media website in the world, boasting 2.32 billion monthly users. It's safe to say that practically every social media user is on Facebook. Its popularity makes it an excellent place to advertise your real estate brand and business.
What many real estate firms don't know is merely creating a Facebook business page and placing an occasional Facebook ad is rarely enough.
At Delta Media Group, we understand the social media landscape is in constant evolution and companies, like Facebook, make changes to their policies and procedures regularly. Understanding how these changes impact your marketing strategy--and more importantly, how to adapt to these changes to achieve success--is a top priority for us and our clients.
Delta Media Group is fully aware of Facebook's recent changes, and we've taken necessary steps to ensure we are in compliance with the ads we place for our customers. To help you understand what was changed and how they impact your brokerage, we've created this concise guide with everything you need to know.
An open house is a powerful way to attract qualified and serious buyers in your local area. While some open house visitors are just "curious," the majority of people willing to attend a showing are serious about purchasing soon.
Some of them might even be ready to do so in the next few weeks, ideal for your seller.
Not only does an open house get a listing much more attention, but it also helps buyers do part of the work of "qualifying" themselves. If something about a home doesn't meet a buyer's needs, then he or she can find that out at the open house – saving time for everyone in the process.
The role of digital technology in building and advertising your home listings has not changed the importance of the open house. You can use digital marketing to amplify your efforts and get even more people to visit. However, you must be ready to make the most of the event.
Let's review some of the best ways to ensure you ace your next open house:
A real estate agent's lead pipeline is different from those in virtually any other industry.
When it comes to nurturing leads and guiding them through the process, real estate clients are less like consumers – who compare a few options and then buy – and more like businesses.
What does that mean? Well:
For all these reasons and more, real estate customers are not always the easiest to keep track of. The main advantage a real estate agent has is his or her ability to build a personal relationship.
When you have a strong, ongoing relationship with a prospective buyer or seller, that person is much more likely to ultimately come to you when it's time to move the transaction forward.
You brought your relationship-building skills to the table when you joined the industry, of course. But without a method of tracking each customer and where they stand in the process, it becomes very difficult to follow up with relevant information at precisely the right time.