The photo-sharing app Instagram is one of the most widely used apps across the world. Over 1 billion people use it every month. However, it’s not just a platform that people use to share their friends’ and family’s pictures. Even businesses see the potential in using it to reach their target audience, create brand awareness, and generate leads! 60% of users have discovered new products on Instagram.
Until the last decade, real estate marketing revolved around advertising your property in newspaper classifieds. You had to pay more to get a coveted position in the newspaper to grab the attention of the buyer. If you had more money, you could advertise on the front page of the newspaper and do outdoor advertising in the form of hoardings and banners.
Advertising was expensive, untrackable, and rarely guaranteed marketing qualified or sales qualified leads. Real estate companies had to rely on agents - the greatest influencers in the real estate industry to sell properties.
Today the scenario has changed dramatically.
Agents still play a significant role, and listings have moved online, but real estate companies have finally found a way to connect with the home buyers directly.
Real estate companies are using digital marketing to reach buyers directly.
Why do you need real estate digital marketing?
In 2017, Real Estate Webmasters surveyed to know how the real estate industry does marketing. The survey revealed that just 26% of the respondents advertised in local newspapers and 10% advertised through magazines and flyers. 70% of them had a website, and 38% of them actively advertised on social media.
Real estate industry has undergone quite a lot of changes in the past few years.
Earlier the real estate developers would list or advertise their property on newspapers, radio, TV commercials, and even hoardings.
Buying a home is a high-value purchase, and buyers tend to take more time to compare properties online before visiting and zeroing in on the right one. At this stage, your competitors will try their best to grab the attention of your buyer. From making incessant calls to book a site visit to sending endless emails and SMSes, they will try every trick in the book to entice the buyer.