It seems like almost every day I receive a canned, stale, boring, irrelevant newsletter from a real estate agent. To make matters worse, because we work with hundreds of real estate agents in the valley, it’s not uncommon for us to receive the exact. same. newsletter from multiple agents, sometimes as many as 20 at a time. Real estate content ideas don’t need to be this boring.
I commend the real estate agents on sending out something, when you look at the numbers of real estate agents that actually keep in contact with past clients the numbers are dismal at best, (according to NAR 91% never contact the buyer or seller again after closing) but real estate content doesn’t need to be duplicate, irrelevant or canned either.
How to clean your windows, make homemade popsicles or increase curb appeal isn’t new and certainly not unique. Staying in contact with valuable, relevant content can change your real estate business and reap long term referrals and business as only 25% of consumers use the same agent again, probably because only 9% stay in contact after closing.
There is a better way to create real estate content ideas, and if you follow our suggestions you won’t need to pay for those canned newsletters any longer. Good, relevant real estate content is valuable, now more than ever because the consumer is looking to you, the real estate agent, their trusted advisor, for not only your expertise but also your observations as they both directly affect the consumer.
If you are keeping in contact with your clients right now (hopefully you are given the height of anxiety related to COVID-19) your clients are asking you questions, questions that you happily answer maybe on the phone or in person, via email, messenger or text, answers that are valuable not just for that particular client but for your database, social networks, and sphere of influence as well. This is great real estate content that is just as valuable to consumers that you don’t even know, potential future buyers ad sellers that are asking the same questions, looking for the same information, only they are asking search engines like Google and/or YouTube.
The next time someone asks you a question or makes a statement that you know could be of value for not just that client but others as well, turn that question into a story and make that your daily weekly or monthly newsletter. You can choose to write it in text like this, or even better you can turn it into a video and text or email it out to your existing clients via BombBomb, Constant Contact, MailChimp, as well as add it to your real estate website to be indexed by search engines like Google and YouTube (this is how you get targeted traffic to your website).
Unfortunately many consumers believe all real estate agents are the same, (and they validate that belief by receiving the same exact content or irrelevant content from multiple real estate agents). Whether you realize it or not, you have immense value, it is your expertise and your observations communicated effectively and consistently that will not only set you apart from your competition but increase your value and help you get found online as well.
Now I know you’re probably wondering what kind of real estate content? Well let me ask you this, are homes still selling right now in the face of COVID-19? Why is that, and how is that? Has the housing inventory gone up or down because of the Coronavirus? And if that inventory did go up how does it affect buyers? If it went down how does it affect sellers?
Is this a normal market? While were at it, what is a normal market? What about loans, is it easier to qualify right now or harder? Why? What about down payments, are they higher? Lower? The same? Are there new loan programs that today’s buyer may be able to qualify for?
What about deferments? Will that affect a borrower’s ability to buy a home later or refinance? What about showing homes? What steps or technologies are you or your brokerage leveraging right now, today, to show homes and sell homes in this post COVID-19 housing market?
These real estate content ideas are based upon the last 60 days, there are literally thousands if not tens of thousands of real estate content topics that you could be talking about, emailing, texting, writing about that would not only keep you top of mind with those you know, but when uploaded to YouTube, shared on social networks and your website, would help you get found online by those you don’t. Good real estate content increases your brand awareness and clearly establishes you as a thought leader and expert in your space, and that is exactly who the consumer wants to work with.