Chances are you have heard about all the benefits of using social media in your real estate marketing strategy. However, chances are you also simply don’t have time to devote to managing the countless social media platforms available for businesses today.
The good news is that it’s a lot easier than you think!
Here are 6 simple ways you can appear to be social media-savvy in your real estate marketing:
1) Post at least twice a week.
There is a fine line in social media between posting too often and not posting often enough. Posting at least twice a week (preferably spread out during the week) will keep your pages fresh, and your followers engaged.
2) Make relevant, informative posts.
As a Real Estate Agent, you know your business like the back of your hand. Potential clients probably don’t. Creating posts that showcase your personal expertise will go a long way with people looking for more information. While it is good to show some personality in your social media profiles and differentiate yourself from every other Agent out there, you also don’t want to alienate potential clients by filling up their social media news feeds with irrelevant information.
3) Automation can be your best friend.
Set aside 1 or 2 hours at the beginning of each week to schedule out updates across all of your social media profiles. There a lot of great tools out there to help you do this including TweetDeck, HootSuite, and more. A Google search will yield many results.
4) Make sure to be responsive.
Nothing will kill your social media credibility quicker than an unanswered question or comment from your followers. When someone asks you a question or comments on your posts, be sure to engage with them in a timely manner. This will go a long way in showing them that you really are a human being on the other end and will make them more likely to engage in the future.
5) Think local.
Since your business likely offers real estate services in a specific geographic location, make sure to provide relevant local content for that target market. Consider posting information about real estate related stories in your area, or upcoming events that locals can actually attend. Acting as a local news source in your area will help keep people coming back for more.
6) Hire an intern.
Even if you follow the previous 5 tips, you may still find that you simply are not comfortable in maintaining your own social media presence. When all else fails consider hiring an intern. Recent college grads are always looking to get their foot in the door and gain professional experience. Many current students must complete internships in order to complete course requirements for graduation. This means you can get a dedicated team member to manage your social media for free or at least for an inexpensive monthly stipend.
Please comment below on how YOU find the time to manage social media in your real estate marketing!