In today’s real estate market, the virtual tour has quickly been established as a prerequisite in selling and marketing real estate online today and is recommended by the Association of Realtors®. Virtual tours go beyond what can be shown with text and still images while attracting more views and generating more activity for the home. Done creatively, virtual tours take a variety of forms and each one has strengths in creating a tangible home experience for prospective buyers.
Many real estate agents have embraced the new digital era of real estate marketing. In fact, real estate transactions initially fell way off, but now have returned to pre-pandemic levels in most markets across the country. Virtual open homes and tours, digital brochures, interactive 3D experiences are just a few of the tools that agents have put into play so sellers can keep properties accessible for buyers. With all this justifiable focus on virtual digital tools, it's easy to forget about a proven tool that has time and time again proven its value – the real estate postcard!
It's a global pandemic. Life has changed. And many businesses are being hit hard.
When life and business get turned upside down, it's natural to go into "hunker down" mode. It's understandable to want to cut all expenses and anticipate the worst. None of us should feel bad about these very valid (and sometimes practical) reactions.
We don't know what the future holds and there are so many things out of our control right now. However, We'd like to offer an argument that marketing is not one of the things that should be suspended right now. In fact, there are many reasons why marketing should continue or even get more resources. Here are 6 things to consider before adjusting your marketing strategy.
Human to human connections are the foundation for successful businesses today. To attract and engage audiences, B2B companies need to build marketing and lead gen campaigns that are creative, smart and worthy of consumers time. Audiences expect that WOW factor. These WOW campaigns happen when you combine the right kind of data with creative content to draw audiences in to internalize, respond and take action.
Well-informed campaigns driven by data can cultivate competitive advantage for every stage of the buyer’s journey.
Getting leads today isn’t difficult; however, getting targeted and qualified leads is a different story. That’s because no lead is created equal; every company, and each team within those companies, defines a qualified lead differently. Since there are no boilerplate answers when it comes to B2B lead generation, companies have to get creative and be specific with their goals.
In order to build a better customer profile, you need a clear definition of your target customer. This may seem obvious to some businesses, but the reality is, it’s an overlooked aspect of B2B lead generation and building your business in general.
Putting together a better customer profile will not only give your business stability, it will also provide a better engagement and return to help the bottom line. But building your customer profile the wrong way can have negative long-term and short-term consequences. While you may have an ideal customer profile on paper from a financial standpoint, the best customer profile may come from other measurables you can’t find on a financial statement. These benchmarks could also provide more sales lead generation in the future, which will lead to more business and a stronger customer base.