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June 21, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 174

The real estate market can be very tough and competitive, especially during a downturn or lull in the economy. Even when there are fewer people buying property, there are certain real estate marketing strategies you can incorporate into your business to be successful. It is important to utilize the most effective strategies that will lead to a return on investment.

Figure out who your target audience is. Attend events where your ideal clients will be and start networking. Join professional and social organizations where you will be seen and can develop relationships with the people you want to work with. It is a great way to directly get clients and to get referrals.

Forming relationships with other professionals outside of your industry can lead to generating more business. For instance, family law attorneys in your area may have clients who need to find new places to live once they file for separation or divorce. If those clients inform the family law attorney of their needs, the attorney can recommend them to you.

Creating an online presence as an authority or expert in your field is also integral to your overall real estate marketing strategy. When you pass out your business card and meet new people, they will be interested in finding out more about you. More people than ever perform research online to find out more about a person or service before they proceed with a course of action.

Having your own website or being included in the real estate agency's website is important. It is an easy way for prospective clients to find out more about who you are, your credentials, and the services you provide. A website gives you the opportunity to address frequently asked questions many clients have about buying or selling property. You can regularly update relevant information about your industry through a blog. The website is the perfect place to post your current real estate listings and contact information for people who want to reach you.

Twitter is another great online resource to use for real estate marketing. Your clients can follow you and interact with you through this social media platform. You can follow other professionals within and outside of your industry who also service your target audience. You can direct traffic to your website by tweeting information regarding the latest update on your website and providing a link to it. You can also upload pictures of beautiful properties your clients want to sell in order to garner more interest from potential buyers.

Your current and former clients are your best form of word of mouth advertising. Go above and beyond with the customer service you provide to clients. Exceed their expectations. Those clients will be a great reference. They will inform their friends, family members and work associates about their experience with you and can send more clients your way.

Developing an effective real estate marketing strategy takes time and effort. The way you present yourself, the things you say, all of your written and audio content should be appealing to the consumer you are trying to reach. Your marketing materials need to be an accurate reflection of your personality and the services you provide to clients.

Tori is a real estate consultant specializing in real estate marketing.

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