The property industry is one that has always fascinated people, and starting a property business, whether you’re going to be a landlord, you’re going to manage other people’s properties, you’re going to renovate and then sell, or you want to be an estate agent or letting agent, is a good move. Even though there might be ups and downs, in general terms, property is always going to do well for you.
Of course, you’ll need to market your business, whatever that might be, to ensure that you’re able to make money, and this is where some business owners can fall down; marketing is not always easy, and in a crowded space like the property industry, it’s crucial to get it right. Here are some great ideas to get you started.
Content marketing is something that every property entrepreneur is going to need to utilise if they want to be successful. It might sound strange and unfamiliar, but in fact, it might even be something you already do without thinking about it.
Content marketing is essentially any content you can provide to your audience that addresses their pain points and gives them important, relevant, useful information, but that doesn’t try to sell them anything. It won’t talk about your specific products or services, for example, but it will talk in more general terms about your industry or problems that you know your audience will be facing. Content marketing, in the form of blogs, videos, eBooks, social media posts, and much more, will position you as an expert in your field, and bring about a good deal of brand loyalty without having to do any direct selling at all. Plus, it can all be done through your website, so there is no cost involved either.
Use Social Media
Social media marketing is perfect for the property industry. Not only will the majority of potential customers have at least one social media account, but because there are various platforms to choose from, there is sure to be something that is going to suit the kind of business you run.
Of particular use are the image-based platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram because property is a very visual business to be in. Using these platforms in conjunction with your content marketing ideas, you can show off your new shutters, the most beautiful light fittings, a stunning new kitchen, or the ideal summer garden, and gather plenty of interest from prospective clients.
Hire a Professional Photographer
As we’ve already mentioned, property is image-based and visual. This is why, no matter what images you want to convey or what marketing strategies you employ, it’s a good idea to have a professional photographer take the photos for you. In this way, you can give a professional look to everything you do, and people are more likely to trust your brand.
It might look easy to take photos of property, but when you compare amateur images with those a professional has taken, you’ll soon see there is a world of difference, and that difference could be what it takes to find new customers and grow your business.