Social media has become a boon to businesses around the world and if you are invested in the real estate market and haven’t yet delved into it, then you are missing out on some incredible opportunities. Even if you are connected to contacts and prospects through social media, you may not be getting the best from your efforts.
The hidden truth about social media
Social media is still a relatively new format, having been in massive circulation for a little more than five years, but it has effectively changed the world of business, and more importantly the world of real estate, forever. While it is still somewhat new, and the rules are continuing to evolve, it is important to understand that there are certain things to keep in mind to get the best out of it.
Social media can connect you with your clients in a way that was never possible previously. While some individuals enjoy posting just about anything and everything about their lives on their profile page, keeping your personal life separate from your professional one is tantamount to success. It can be tempting to create two separate profiles –one for your real estate business and one for your personal ventures- but then they are connected together.
When you isolate your professional life on social media from your personal one, you take a step in the right direction for representing yourself in the best manner possible.
Another hidden truth about social media, as it relates to the real estate industry, is that when you share information about clients or potential sales, your best intentions can backfire. It’s important to keep any details about offers and possible closings off your social network pages.
Get the best out of social media marketing
Yes, there are pitfalls when it comes to social media and marketing, but it also offers some great opportunities. Build a list of prospects through social media by offering information about listings that you currently have available. Offer information such as important tips for new homebuyers, the process of a home sale, moving tips, and other topics that will appeal to a general audience.
The important aspect of building a social media network when it comes to business and real estate is to attract clients to you. The most effective way to do this is by highlighting your professionalism as well as your experience and knowledge of the topics and the markets. If you are willing to post links to other listings of which you have no financial interest in, you will attract other potential clients in the future.
Social media marketing has barely scratched the surface for what it can offer real estate agents, and as more people turn to these sites to connect with their friends and family and even businesses, there will be more opportunities to get the best out of your social media marketing efforts.