Your website should be a magnet for potential clients. Think about it: when someone recommends you, the first thing others do is Google you. And if your website looks outdated, it's a turn-off. So, let's talk about how to create a standout website that dominates your market.
First, your website should reflect the lifestyle of your niche. If you're in a bustling city, showcase the urban lifestyle. If you're in a scenic area, highlight the natural beauty.
Second, make search functionality a priority. Your website should seamlessly connect to local MLS for easy property searches.
Third, make it hyperlocal. Your website should be a one-stop hub for all things community-related. Include tabs for relocation, buying, and selling. Also, keep your website dynamic by updating it regularly. Changing photos seasonally keeps it fresh and engaging.
Photos are paramount. Consider using AI tools to enhance and update them regularly.
Another must-have is a blog. Posting weekly about the local real...
Hey folks, I came across a fascinating study—it revealed that a whopping 74% of consumers base their business decisions solely on the brand!
Now, let's shift the focus to your personal brand:
Imagine stacking it against the top 10 agents in your community—just you, not who you're working for. How do you measure up? Does your brand stand out, exuding a modern and sharp vibe, or does it seem dated, like a relic from the '90s or early 2000s?
To make a mark, focus on clean, sharp lines. Forget flashy taglines and funky logos. Your brand revolves around a clean picture and a stylized version of your name.
Remember, you're a personal brand in the real estate space, akin to the likes of Michael Jordan or LeBron James. With countless agents in the field, the key is to separate yourself by having a consistent and clean brand integrated throughout your marketing plan.
Everywhere people look—your website, digital footprint, social...
Did you know that around 40% of business in most markets involves relocation?
This means people are moving within or out of your area due to various factors like jobs, financial changes, or retirement. In today's market, most relocations are motivated by necessity rather than choice.
To tap into this market, let's focus on strategic steps:
First, ask yourself if the term "relocation" appears anywhere in your marketing. If not, add it today: business cards, website, personal flyers—everywhere. Make it an SEO-friendly part of your business model.
Next, think about what your web pages convey about relocation.
Do you offer a downloadable relocation kit or area videos? Here's a top tip: Create a YouTube channel specific to your market. Share videos about the top 10 TripAdvisor-recommended things to do in your area. Link it to your website for engaging content.
Consider where relocators frequent—hotels, RV parks,...
I've got a question for you:
How do you win against Zillow and Realtor.com in your local market?
And the reason I ask this question is because it's kind of crazy when you think about it:
Realtor.com and Zillow come to town, their algorithm takes our listings and uses our listings to get buyers to their websites. Then they take these buyers, they capture the information, then they resell the lead back to us.
It is absolutely bananas and nuts that we allowed this in the industry, but here we are. So how do we win against these behemoths, against these massive algorithms that are running 24/7/365 in our marketplaces?
I'm gonna give you the roadmap right now:
The way you win against an algorithm is you have to win mindshare.
Mindshare, not market share, but mindshare.
What that means is, in your community, when people hear the words real estate, what's the first thing they think about?
Is it Realtor.com? Is it Zillow? Or is it your name...