WATCH: The New Product Solving the Lead Challenge for Agents
Looking for a better alternative for finding high quality real estate leads than what portals like Zillow can offer? A new product from Homesnap may be exactly what you're looking for. Homesnap Pro+ Concierge is the first true alternative to Zillow Premiere Agent and realtor.com advertising programs. Rather than providing agents leads from real estate portals only, Concierge instead intelligently taps into Facebook and Google—where there are far more high quality leads and traffic than Zillow or realtor.com. The problem? Those leads are harder to find. "There's a real problem separating the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff," says Lou Mintzer, Chief Product Officer, Homesnap. Lou was our special guest during a recent webinar, and he offered viewers a thorough tour and a live demo of Pro+ Concierge. Lou showed webinar attendees how Concierge finds those quality leads for agents, and even pre-qualifies them before passing them on so that agents only need to spend time working those leads that are most likely to transact. Watch the full webinar below to find out how Homesnap Pro+ Concierge is changing the lead generation game for top real estate agents: Webinar Guests Lou Mintzer, Chief Product Officer, Homesnap Moderator: Marilyn Wilson, Co-founder and President, RE Technology Video Timeline 0:00 - Moderator Marilyn Wilson introduces the topic and panelist. 1:53 - Lou Mintzer explains what Homesnap is, what it can do for agents, and its consumer-facing side, the Broker Public Portal. 5:37 - Lou shares what's going on with the market right now due to Coronavirus, and how the traditional spring real estate market has been delayed, but is still on. 7:30 - Lou unveils Homesnap's newest advertising product, Pro+ Concierge. 8:20 - Why Zillow advertising seems like a good idea, but really isn't. 8:50 - How Concierge can help agents find those quality leads on Facebook and Google. 10:55 - Live demo of Pro+ Concierge. Next Steps Visit homesnap.com/concierge to learn more about Pro+ Concierge Check to see if your MLS offers Homesnap
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WATCH: Social Media Advertising Is on Sale! Learn How to Take Advantage
While the coronavirus pandemic has been a stressor for most real estate agents and brokers, there are a few bright spots. Among them are significant decreases in the cost of social media advertising. This is driven by changes in consumer behavior. There are more people sitting at home browsing their social networks (supply), and fewer companies advertising (demand), resulting in lower costs. However, not all social platforms are experiencing the same drop in costs. Waze, for example, is actually getting more expensive because fewer people are driving. So where can real estate pros get the most bang for their buck? That's what we explored in a recent webinar. Tim Condon of Homesnap (and a bunch of enlightening charts and graphs) joined us to explore advertising cost trends across multiple social networks. Watch the webinar recording below to learn how to take advantage of the drop in social advertising prices. Webinar Guests Tim Condon, Chief Revenue Officer, Homesnap Moderator: Marilyn Wilson, Co-founder and President, RE Technology Video Timeline 0:00 - Moderator Marilyn Wilson introduces the topic and panelist. 2:10 - Tim Condon goes over the current state of the real estate market during COVID-19. 4:06 - Homesnap's hypothesis on the connection between changing consumer behavior during the pandemic and lower social advertising costs. 4:50 - A look at the changing costs and amount of clicks on Facebook, Instagram, Google and Waze. 12:00 - Advice to real estate advertisers during COVID-19 regarding where to spend and not to spend your money. 17:01 - How Homesnap is adapting to changing advertising trends and helping agents. 18:14 - Question and answer segment. Next Steps Learn more or talk to a consultant about Homesnap advertising Check to see if your MLS offers Homesnap
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[Video] How to Find Your Best Listing Prospects
Want to lower your marketing budget while getting better leads? It may sound far-fetched, but thousands of agents are already doing this, thanks to the power of "big data." The trick is in using data to narrow your marketing focus in order to target only those homeowners who are most likely to list their home in the near future. The result is that you're paying to advertise to fewer people, but that those people are more likely to convert into clients.
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How to Get Started With Online Ads in Just 15 Minutes a Week
This morning, hundreds of agents and brokers joined RE Technology and AdWerx for one of our most well-received webinars in recent memory. Attendees received tips and best practices for creating ads on Facebook, Google, and AdWerx. Check out the full recording below then flip to the next page for our notes and an exclusive offer for RE Technology members. "I hate webinars where you learn a lot of theory, but don't really have anything actionable to take away," says Jed Carlson, CEO of AdWerx. Fortunately, agents who logged on to our webinar received plenty of practical advice for creating ads and targeting consumers who are ready to buy. Facebook Facebook was the first of three advertising platforms that webinar attendees learned about. Each platform plays to different needs. Facebook, for example, works best for individual agents and small offices or brokerages because it requires less money to reach your target audience. "Target" is an important word here. AdWerx Product Marketing Strategist Clayton Gladieux showed us just how to create an ad that targets only qualified consumers. "The target audience for your ad is people who are in the market for real estate. ... With a little extra thought and some legwork you can get a more refined audience than just the general public using Facebook's targeting options." Clayton showed us how to target consumers by geography, age, interest, and demographics. Viewers also learned how to set up an ad spend budget and bid type. View the recording for more details. Google AdWords Next, we learned about Google AdWords. This is a more complex program with a steeper learning curve than Facebook, according to Mike O'Rourke, AdWerx Associate Product Manager. "AdWords tends to work better for real estate firms, large offices, or agents with enough marketing budget that they can afford to lose money in the short term to sort out what works and what doesn't to win in the long term," says Mike. "With AdWords, the more money you spend, the more you'll get back (eventually). So if you want to try AdWords, ensure you have the time and the money to invest in your success." Mike gave attendees a strategic outline of an AdWords campaign that included generating ad creative, geographic targeting, suggested keywords, budgeting, and more. View the recording to learn more. AdWerx We concluded the webinar by learning more about AdWerx. Have you ever noticed that certain ads seem to follow you online? You visit a certain brand's site once, and then you see their ad on various places across the web for days or weeks after. This is called retargeting and it's one of the most effective forms of online advertising available today. AdWerx is a platform that offers this kind of advertising to real estate pros. CEO Jed Carlson explains: "AdWerx is an advertising system that allows you to target local prospects by zipcode. You tell us the zipcodes that you want to reach people in and we find them, and then we qualify them by locating the people that are 'in the market' for real estate, based on what they are doing online--the actual behaviors they are exhibiting. So it might be that they're visiting listing sites, using a mortgage calculator, or researching moving companies. ... Once we've found the specific people in your area that are in the market for real estate based on what they're doing online, we then take your ad and we follow those people wherever they go on the web." Though AdWerx offers sophisticated behavioral targeting, its simple to use. The platform lets agents generate ads and select zipcodes to target in just a few minutes via a user-friendly interface. Once you're up and running, 15 minutes a week is all you need to (at most!) to deliver effective advertising to a qualified local audience. To learn more, view the webinar recording.
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How to Get Started With Online Ads in Just 15 Minutes a Week
This morning, hundreds of agents and brokers joined RE Technology and AdWerx for one of our most well-received webinars in recent memory. Attendees received tips and best practices for creating ads on Facebook, Google, and AdWerx. Check out the full recording below then flip to the next page for our notes and an exclusive offer for RE Technology members.
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