Takeaways from that article were:
- Be clear about who you serve. Specifically, what you provide. Remember that selling or buying a home is one of the biggest financial and emotional decisions that they will ever make. Connect with your clients by helping them to navigate the waters.
- Your real estate digital marketing plan should focus on real estate social media content that is high quality and off value to them. Your followers won’t care if you have sold every home in your area. What they will care about is that they can trust you and that you have their back. This should be the cornerstone of your real estate social media strategy. Provide value.
- Include videos, share articles, blog posts, industry news and checklists. And stop making it all about your listings and your sales. Self promotion posts should be no more than 20% of your total digital marketing strategy.
Here is part one of 5 reasons your real estate social media marketing is broken (and how to fix it).
Let’s move on to the next tip.
Real Estate Social Media Marketing
Mistake # 2
Not sorting your Facebook friends into lists.
Lists allow you to specifically target those who are interested in your message. This lets you share a certain piece of content with those that will resonate with it. Let’s say that you are about to launch a new listing. You can prepare your Facebook post and send it out to your, buyers who need to buy, list.
On the other hand, if you were to share something like a funny real estate meme you would likely send that out to all of your lists. A local restaurant running a competition to win a dinner for two on Valentine’s Day should have you sharing that with those who live locally list.
The following statistics shared by Sprout Social highlight the importance of sharing the right content to the right audience. Not every one of your audience, or followers will want the same information. That is why lists are essential.
DOES YOUR REAL ESTATE SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT ENGAGE?
In real estate you are your brand. Don’t damage it with social media marketing that comes across as egotistical. This image by Sprout Social sheds light on what customers find annoying.
Sprout Social also went on to say …
Being annoyed is one thing, but what causes people to actually unfollow a brand? First, let’s explore what gets them to follow you in the first place. 73% of people surveyed said that liking a brand on social starts with being interested in a brand’s products or services.
Outside of basic interest, people want something more from your brand. The majority of followers will come to your social profile looking for deals and promotions (58%) or incentives (42%). However, as we quickly uncovered, neither tactic will get them to stick around. Keep that in mind as you’re developing your social strategy–create content that actually means something to your audience.
Furthermore, 25% of people started following you so they could have a two-way dialogue with your brand. People want to interact with your brand. They want to interact with you. Putting followers into lists lets you craft the right message for the right audience. Your audience will be far more receptive then if you are just blanket markting to the masses.
Tips for your Real Estate Facebook Page
1. Sort friends into lists
2. Reply to every comment
And do so as soon as possible. If someone takes the time to comment, this is your chance to start a conversation. As shown in the above image, 15 people in every 100 unfollow a brand because they felt ignored. Interact and engage with your audience.
TIP: if someone replies, don’t reply with a reply. Instead, make a new comment. Commenting on comments, instead of replying to comments gives a better result as each comment counts as an individual comment, whereas replies apparently do not. This has something to do with the Facebook Algorithm
3. Use engaging images
If you are committed to improving your real estate social media marketing efforts, you need to segment your list. This video will take you through the steps. It’s less than 5 minutes long and well worth it.