How to Stand Out From the Crowd? A Content Strategy
By Suresh Srinivasan of ReachFactor
Posted by: ReachFactor
It’s sad but true: While agents may put in a lot of effort to get potential customers to contact them, home buyers and sellers have no real interest in doing so. Rather, customers have a fairly one-track mind when it comes to their real estate path. Buyers want home listings, sellers want to know the value of their home, and neither are really interested in you per se. It’s as simple as that, and that realization should shape your real estate agent marketing.
So how do you stand out from the crowd? Too many real estate agents make the mistake of talking about themselves in a sales meeting or real estate agent marketing instead of directly addressing and offering solutions to a prospect’s needs.
A real estate agent’s content strategy should be the following:
1. Who do I want to reach?
2. What do they want?
3. How do I get what I want by giving them what they want?
One way to do this is to view local media producers as the competition—instead of other agents—and generate local-level content and subsequently become an authority on a particular neighborhood or area. People want content before they want a pitch. That’s the main underlying philosophy of Internet marketing," he said.