Have you ever considered hiring someone to manage your social media content marketing strategy? I’m a big fan of outsourcing, especially for tasks that aren’t one of my strong suits. I was excited to connect with Tina Balais, from Paradox Marketing, to have a conversation about social media marketing for real estate agents. She’s a Canada based marketing agency, but she’s able to help clients nationally. We have a great conversation about Instagram – what works and what doesn’t work for real estate agents.
Have you ever really thought about the power of social media and what it can do for your business? I met Erin Bradley on Instagram and while she’s based out in Colorado, we were able to connect! She invited me to be a guest on her Podcast “Pursuing Freedom” (available on iTunes and Youtube). She has featured an incredible line up of real estate rock stars and I’m so honored to now be a part of that list!
Mastering Instagram to Build Your Business and Personal Brand" with Amanda Bohorquez
featuring Amanda Bohorquez and Pursuing Freedom Podcast host Erin Bradley
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Whether you’re new to Instagram or you’ve been on it for a while, I hope you understand the importance of utilizing it for your real estate business. You don’t need to have 10k+ followers in order to generate free real estate leads on the platform, but you do need the following:
#1 Your Professional Headshot
Let’s graduate from the selfie – unless it’s a #AdvancedSelfie …more on that later. If you haven’t already, get a professional headshot and use the SAME IMAGE across all platforms. Why the same image? It makes your face easily identifiable with your brand. In sales, repetition within your branding efforts builds trust with potential home buyers and sellers.
#2 Your Actual Name
I’m shocked by how many profiles I come across that don’t have the agent’s name. How can I write you a nice message without knowing your name? If I want to call you, who do I ask for? “Hi, can I speak to @your-no-name-realtor please?” Most real estate associations and states require your name be present on all marketing and advertising materials. Your Instagram profile is no exception to the rule.
#3 Your Location
Worse than no name, is no location. You cannot position yourself a the go-to local real estate expert if a person can’t tell where your “locale” is. City and State should be clear on your profile.
#4 What Do You Do?
I’m not kidding. I see it so much it hurts. If your hope is for people to send you a DM or call you regarding their real estate needs, they’ll need to first know that you are even in real estate. Make sense?
#5 CTA - Call To Action
What is a CTA? A Call To Action is common marketing and advertising term to describe the next step you wish a consumer to take. Who is the consumer? Your ideal potential clients. What is the next step you want them to take? Well, that’s totally up to you! Since I cater to a wider audience, my CTA is Learn More. If you’re a realtor looking to attract first-time home buyers, your CTA could be “Download FREE First-time Home Buyer E-book” and have that link to the downloadable. You can have all kinds of CTA’s and change them regularly. Have fun with it, experiment, but most of all: track the performance of your CTA’s. This will help you make data driven decisions in your future digital marketing as a real estate professional.
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In this video I cover strategies real estate agents can use in order to generate leads on social media, for free, for their real estate business. These tips apply to any business, but they're super useful for real estate professionals.
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Do you struggle trying to come up with what to post and figuring out how to get people to engage with your real estate business? In this video, I cover 5 ways (plus a bonus tip) on how I never stress about social media and have a growing audience daily!
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