Being a real estate agent is a profession that is often sought after for the fast-paced lifestyle, but it is not always as flashy as it may seem. With the housing markets and home buying technology constantly changing, it can be difficult to keep up and adapt to stay relevant. A real estate agent is a challenging job and working your way up to a competitive level is even harder. It is time to take marketing yourself as an agent to the next level.
Post Virtual Tours
Hosting in-person home tours will always be impactful, but it occupies lots of your precious time. Use the power of technology to let clients see homes virtually first. Services like the Matterport plugin make virtual tours easy and will weed out customers who are not seriously interested in the property and will make the eventual in-person tours more meaningful.
Create a Captivating Website
Your website is the place clients will go to find out information about you, your listings, and more. It is imperative that your site is easy to use and has up to date material.
To make your website stand out from other agents, make it personal (while still professional) by adding a section for tips for new home buyers so that your clients can continue to benefit from your knowledge and wisdom long after their sale has been made. This will warrant customers creating a bond with you which will cause them to use your services for any other future real estate needs.
Network, Network, Network
Being an effective real estate agent is all about who you know and the connections that you make. Getting to know other agents in your area, the “hot” neighborhoods, and speaking with people who live there will help connect you to your community and make you a more successful real estate agent. Knowing about the culture of your city will make passionately selling homes a breeze.
Cultivate Your Social Media Presence
It is no longer just about your ability to sell and help customers buy houses. People care about who you are as a person because they are placing their trust in you throughout the entire process. Being present on social media will help your future customers get a glimpse into who you are and will help them feel more connected to you. Social media will help you market yourself, not just your skills.
Always Be Consistent
Now that you are equipped with the tools you need to market yourself, ensure that you are consistent in doing so. Creating a schedule of when to update your website or post on social media will help make this less daunting. Posting frequently will show future customers what you are up to and will show them what a hot commodity you truly are.
As we begin 2021, it is predicted that the housing market will continue to climb with sales growing and prices raising. Now is the time for people to invest in real estate and you want to be the one that these clients choose to help make the process as easy and smooth as possible.