Real estate software has not always been the most impressive around. In fact, surveys continue to show that most sales associates use their own blend of off-the-shelf technology solutions.
We all know the usual suspects like Excel, Gmail, and Slack. Some are great productivity tools and others are simply familiar, but none have features especially for real estate.
The problem: Sales associates are dealing with a more complex competitive landscape. Many are promoting listings, managing their marketing, and nurturing 10-20 leads at once.
For a clear roadmap of the most productive ways to focus their limited time, more sales associates and real estate firms are implementing Customer Relationship Management software.
Email marketing is one of the most effective tools for building lead relationships.
In the weeks or months before leads move forward, the real estate agent that's been building a relationship with them has the greatest chance of winning their business. Email allows you to do it. With it, you can speak to ten or ten thousand people with the press of a button.
The question is: "Where's that button?"
Harley Wolfarth walks you through how to manage your customer list in the DeltaNet during this week's episode of Tech Tuesday.
At any given time, there may be thousands of people in your market who are just "thinking about" buying or selling a home. Each person may be weeks, months, or even years away from making a decision. But as they are getting closer to one, they go online.
The internet has provided a phenomenal way for anyone to learn about nearly any subject. When people have problems to solve or tough questions, they use Google to find answers.
That decision – to start gathering information out on the Web – is where a prospective customer's needs and your expertise come together. The way you put yourself on the radar is content marketing.
Content marketing is an approach to digital marketing that focuses on posting helpful, useful, informative content on your website. Most of this content will come in the form of blogs, but it can also encompass photos, videos, infographics, reports, and much more.
Harley Wolfarth walks you through the revamped and revised transaction system found in the DeltaNet in this episode of Tech Tuesday. Learn how to utilize those transactions in the automated systems found in the DeltaNet.
More than half of marketing professionals surveyed say video is the content with the highest ROI – and if you're in real estate, marketing is one of your biggest jobs.
Here's another fact: Marketers who use video grow revenue 49% faster than those who don't. This applies to a wide range of industries, including those where a single expert or small team provides advice to clients.
For getting established in real estate, video is a clear winner.
Video marketing for real estate is an intimidating prospect for many sales associates. Most firms do not have in-house resources for making videos. Although there's a learning curve, conquering it is worthwhile: Video is one of the most powerful digital marketing tools, bar none.
If you're not using video marketing in real estate yet, here's why you should:
Harley Wolfarth walks us through the process of configuring Seller Reports in the DeltaNet. Seller Reports are an essential part of your CRM's automated email campaigns. They illustrate to clients your efforts to market their homes.
Lots of real estate pros go onto social media not sure what to expect. Sometimes, they might get started, spend a month excited, then trail off as other obligations get in the way.
If there's one industry where social media is indispensable, it's real estate. It gives you the chance to position as a credible expert who unlocks all the potential your area has to offer.