Instagram is ridiculously mobile. Until recently, you weren’t even allowed to use it on a computer. With its slick interface and user-friendly layout, it’s no wonder that the engagement level on Instagram is sky high. People are literally on it all day long — Making it an abundant source of real estate leads… right in your purse or pocket.
Here are the top ten reasons why Instagram is one of the best platforms for real estate lead generation:
You don’t have to compete with Zillow
You can rank quicker with a real estate instagram hashtag than with traditional methods of online SEO #homesforsale
Your recent posts can get to the top of user’s search results easily
Instagram has 10x more engagement than Facebook
On average, Instagram users are a more affluent demographic
You can message anyone on Instagram directly, including prospects
You can edit your photography right on the app and post stunning photos in seconds
Instagram Stories – the best way to showcase your brand – is the press release of the 21st Century
An image is worth a thousand words
A video is worth even more!
NUMBERS DON’T LIE
Let’s talk about the Instagram data, shall we? Prepare yourself…
500 Million users monthly
300 Million users daily
4.2 Billion likes per day
216,000 photos posted every minute
30% Of the total US population uses Instagram
More than half of all millennials are on Instagram every day
THE TYPES OF REAL ESTATE LEADS THAT AGENTS ARE GETTING FROM INSTAGRAM
Local homeowners looking to sell
Local Buyers looking for homes in your area
Out of town Realtors looking for referral agents in your area
Out of town buyers looking for homes in your area
Past clients who keep up with you online
New clients who discover your real estate Instagram profile
Referral clients who were tagged on Instagram by a mutual connection
2018 marketing for the year we live in...
There's a quiet revolution happening and you're right in the middle of it. It's called the Digital Revolution and it has forever changed the way in which businesses will acquire, convert, and close new clients.
It affects every business - both large and small. And as a result, marketing and advertising will never be the same.
In this guide, I'm going to show you the 4 simple steps of online marketing for real estate agents, so you can get ahead of the curve, impress your clients, and outshine your competition.
STEPS TO MARKETING EFFECTIVELY
Facebook Ads, Social Media, Blog Posts, IDX Pages. The purpose of this phase is to get in front of as many people as possible - regardless if they are in the market to buy or sell a home right now. To do this, run Facebook Ads, post on social media, create blog posts, and IDX community pages.
The purpose of this phase is to get people who are interested in buying or selling real estate to identify themselves to you. To do this, provide ways for potential leads to opt in. My favorite way is via lead magnets and landing pages
Lead Magnets, Landing Pages, Popups, Live Chat, Facebook Retargeting
Email Marketing, Social Media Prospecting, Event Marketing. The purpose of this phase is to get all of the people who have identified themselves as leads to choose you (and only you). To do this, stay top of mind by prospecting on social media consistently, sending value- packed emails regularly, and attending (or hosting) fun events weekly.
The purpose of this phase is to get all of your clients to become raving fans! To do this, ensure a smooth client experience via your tools, processes, branding, and systems. Then ask for the online review... This is the secret to 10x your referrals and your business.
LOCAL TIPS SPOTLIGHT
Every Monday, post about a local topic. Ex: Fun things to do around town, local events, or upbeat community news.
Every Tuesday, post a real estate tip that a buyer or seller would find helpful.
Every Wednesday, feature a local hot spot, business, event, or community influencer.
PERSONAL EVENTS BRANDING
Every Thursday, post something that features you & furthers your personal brand. Ex: Family time, hobbies, sports, or out and about.
Every Friday, showcase a fun event happening this week. If nothing cool is happening, feel free to promote your listings or your open houses.
Every Saturday, post something that promotes your business. Ex: Behind the scenes staging, prepping an open house, or sneak peek photography.
FACEBOOK PAGE & PROFILE
Find 5+ friends from your friends list, comment on a post and direct message them just to say hello. Direct message anyone with a birthday today. Extra points if you do it on video!
Scroll through your news feed, find 5 photos that you like, and leave genuine comments on each one. Search for 25+ local photos, leave a genuine comment, follow the account.
If you have a blog post written, share it on every local Facebook Group who might find it interesting. If you don't have a blog post of your own, share a local (upbeat) news story instead.
Login to the Facebook Group that you've created for your community and link to a blog or news story.Or post something cool that residents might find interesting.