Social media tactics top agents rely on in their marketing plan

Social media tactics top agents rely on in their marketing plan
Social media tactics top agents rely on in their marketing plan

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Luxury actual property is constructed on relationships, and one of the best ways to nurture relationships at scale is thru social media. But the social media ecosystem is advanced, and established platforms are dealing with challenges. In this fraught panorama, which social media channels can luxurious agents rely on?

Courtney Keating

“Facebook and Instagram appear to be pretty deadlocked, with Instagram doubtless edging out Facebook,” observes Courtney Keating, Licensed REALTOR® at Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – Sonoma Brokerage, “with YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter trailing behind.”
She provides that whereas TikTok is widespread, she’s watching to see how its authorized scenario regarding knowledge safety develops and if it stays a most well-liked channel for the posh actual property viewers.
“I believe it’s vital to not have all of your proverbial eggs in one basket — or all of your social media presence in one place — so we do quite a lot of methods,” provides Megan Sullivan, Global Real Estate Advisor and Co-Founder of the Select Client Team at Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage. She consists of a number of examples:

Instagram to have interaction with the group and broaden attain by working with native companies with fascinating content material.
TikTok to create and distribute extremely shareable short-form movies which will attain youthful consumers or the kids of potential shoppers.
YouTube to function a central, evergreen repository of the brokerage’s video content material and to submit longer-form movies.
Facebook to find consumers and sellers who is probably not on the newer platforms and to create teams and enterprise pages.
LinkedIn to attach with previous, current, and future shoppers and colleagues and reveal thought management by means of market stats and newsletters.

Many agents characteristic some or all of those platforms in their marketing combine — however are there alternatives they’re overlooking or forgetting? Here are three that Keating and Sullivan be certain they don’t miss.
1. Debunk the parable that Facebook is passé
Daniel Casabonne and Gina Clyde – Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – Sonoma Brokerage
Despite being a relative dinosaur in the social media world, Facebook continues to drive gross sales for luxurious actual property. Still, Keating sees it as an underutilized channel.
“Agents who’re much less tech-savvy merely use Facebook as a platform to submit images and a fast blurb about their new itemizing,” she says, “however there are such a lot of extra alternatives inside this platform to drive visitors.” For instance, she cites utilizing the Stories characteristic to hyperlink to Instagram Stories and create synergy between the 2 channels or linking to exterior web sites such because the Matterport 3D digital tour and related video content material. Agents may pay to promote to particular demographics in particular areas, comparable to explicit elements of the Bay Area relying on a list’s value level, for instance.
2. Instagram is all about video now
Joseph Barbieri – Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

Megan Sullivan

For Sullivan, Instagram is an intuitive technique to preserve her content material present. “One of the best methods to optimize your social media is to doc occasions all through your day — whether or not you’re grabbing a espresso, having lunch, or buying, tagging native corporations on your story is a good way to spice up engagement,” she says. “The companies will typically repost your content material to their websites which can have totally different followers, and it’s a good way to broaden your attain.”
But she shortly reminds agents that the brand new Instagram algorithm prioritizes video content material, which means that static posts might get misplaced in the shuffle. “Instagram Reels, the quick video characteristic, has gained quite a lot of consideration just lately and is ideal for sharing a fast house-tour video,” she says.
3. Time to issue Flowcode into your tactics
Bob Pennypacker and Eric Ziedrich – Sotheby’s International- Wine Country – Sonoma Brokerage
While it’s not a social media channel in the traditional sense, QR code generator Flowcode has confirmed to be a strong instrument for Sullivan and her crew. They use it to craft multichannel experiences for their prospects and followers, turning offline interactions into on-line engagement.
“An instance can be a primary commercial in a print advert. By including a QR code, a reader can scan the advert and instantly be transferred to our movement web page, web site, social media channels, and extra,” says Sullivan. “Not solely that, however we obtain precious analytics.”
Becoming a well-oiled social media machine
Steve Archino – Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
Keating acknowledges that it’s straightforward for agents to neglect constantly sustaining social media content material. She recommends 4 easy methods to remain on top of digital marketing:

“Hiring a social media supervisor could also be quite a bit cheaper than an agent thinks and might take that job off their plate,” she says.
Quality wins over amount, so set a each day alarm or reminder to spend 10 to fifteen minutes researching and creating compelling materials. As Keating says, “Quality content material engages the type of authentic followers that can improve your online business.”
If your brokerage has a marketing supervisor or crew, think about scheduling a gathering with them. “They ought to be capable of assist information agents in setting social media objectives for the upcoming quarter and 12 months,” she provides.
Finally, there’s no scarcity of accounts and articles offering actionable greatest practices for social media marketing. As Keating notes, “It’s an excellent concept to examine a few of these assets out infrequently.”

It’s all about connectivity. Agents can synchronize their channels and synergize their content material to succeed in audiences wherever they’re, whether or not on-line or offline and create virtuous cycles of engagement. It provides visibility for agents and worth for current and future shoppers.

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