Thursday, 9 October 2014

Using Social Media As A Real Estate Agent To Drive Sales

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There is no limit to what real estate agents should be doing if they want to make sure that they are attracting the most potential clients. This is especially true when you consider the fact that the housing market is back on an upswing and many agents are doing whatever they can to generate as much business as possible. While there are plenty of traditional methods for marketing for real estate agents, including everything from mail flyers to bus stop billboards, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that social media is now the best way to reach new clients. At the click of a button, real estate agents can reach countless people through the internet and social media. Here are some ways that real estate agents can use social media as a way to drive sales.

Reach More People

One of the most obvious reasons that real estate agents should be using social media to drive sales is because it will help them reach more prospective clients than ever before. Real estate agents know how difficult it can be to pick up the phone and start cold calling prospective buyers. In most cases, some people may not even be looking for a home and their time making the call is often wasted. However, thanks to social media, real estate agents can quickly contact everyone in their friend’s list, as well as connections that they have through those friends, just to see who may be interested in buying or selling a home. This makes for a much more expedient process, which will help the agent save time.

Generate More Attention

Another great way that real estate agents can drive sales through social media is by generating more attention and showing people that they care about their services. For example, if a real estate agent sells a home to a person and that individual then posts about their purchase online, the real estate agent can then comment on the status and say what a wonderful experience it was to work with them. As other people see this, they will know that the agent is someone who cares and is willing to work hard to find them a great home.

Advertise To The Target Market

There is a lot of wasted effort that goes into marketing to target audiences for a real estate agent. They may end up sending thousands of flyers in the mail and hoping for response, when a large percentage of those people are aren’t even in the market to buy or sell a home. However, social media allows agents the opportunity to find those who are in the market, which will help lower overall advertising costs.

Use Digital Media To Show Properties

Finally, social media also affords real estate agents the opportunity to show properties to prospective homebuyers, without even having to leave their office. By uploading photos and videos of a property, prospective buyers can determine whether or not they are interested in a home and then the real estate agent can go from there. This will cut down on wasted time driving around to different showings, while also speeding up the process of selling home as well.

Social media is an incredibly valuable tool for a variety of different markets. This is especially true in the case of real estate agents who want to drive more traffic and get more attention for their personal business.

Author - This post comes from Joe at REAA, Brisbane's real estate licensing, training and certification specialists. Aside from writing and blogging, Joe is working on his fishing skills on the weekend.
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