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Share important pool safety tips in with this postcard, which also has a strong call to action on the back. Postcards like this are important for building trust and staying top of mind with owners who aren’t ready to sell right now.
You don’t want people calling any real estate agent, you want them calling you! This lead generation postcard tells homeowners why you are the most qualified agent to sell their home.
This month’s Tip Tuesdays are all about improving ROI. ROI stands for Return On Investment. The success of most marketing campaigns is determined by ROI. Did you make more money than you spent? Did you make enough money to make the investment of resources (time, money, manpower) worth while?
Improve ROI with a clear call to action and enticing incentive. Why are you running this particular marketing campaign? Do you want people to visit your website? To call you and set up an appointment? To refer you to their friends? Whatever action you want people to take, be very clear in telling them what that action is. Every postcard, flyers, email, social media post should have a clear call to action. It also helps if you have an incentive. This could be something big like a discount or free gift. Or something simple answers to their questions. Don’t just tell them to do something, give them a reason to do it.
Improve ROI by cleaning your list so you don’t mail to unresponsive addresses. It costs money to send emails and postcards. So don’t waste money on unresponsive addresses. Regularly go over your databases and delete addresses that are unresponsive, or that have asked not to be contacted, or that no longer meet the qualifications of your target audience. You’re marketing campaigns will be much more effective if they are being seen by people who are likely to respond to them.
Improve ROI by personalizing your mailings with variable data. Variable data is data that changes based on the recipient. It can be something as simple as a first name. You send out a letter that is exactly the same for every person except that the greeting changes, ie Dear Molly, Dear Matthew. You get the idea. The use of variable data can actually get very complex . But if you have the data, agencies like One Step Services can get it onto a card for you. Why variable data? People respond much better to messages that are personalized to them. We are almost constantly bombarded by marketing through email, social media, television, print and mail. We have learned how to tune it all out. But when something uses our name or other personal information, we pay attention.
Improve ROI by targeting your mailing with a specific message meant for a specific audience. You need to know who you are marketing to, and you need to know what messages are relevant to them. For example, if you are mailing a postcard to a farm filled mostly with young families living in town homes, an effective postcard would be one that talks about the benefits of upgrading to a larger house. You would not want to send this postcard to a community of retirees. Send relevant messages, through direct mail, email, social media ads, etc, and you’ll get a better response.
Improve ROI by branding all your mailers and including your name and photo/logo. People do business with people they trust. The more people see your branding, the more they’ll begin to trust you. Every time they are exposed to your marketing, the chances of them contacting you increase. Case in point. I sent a series of 3 branded emails to a list of nonprofit organizations. About half the list opened the emails but did not contact us. So I sent them a sample packet. From that, I got one response (so far). People need repeat exposure before they act.
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This unique lead generation postcard is specifically for recipients that are retirees or empty nesters. It highlights the benefits of selling their current home and buying a smaller one. Not sure who to send this to? We can give you some guidance on how to get a list of people who may have been ready to downsize.
Recipients really appreciate being informed of the local market. These numbers show that its a sellers market with low inventory and high demand. Get this card out today be prepared for phone calls!
Celebrate baseball’s opening day by mailing the complete season schedule for the Angels, Dodgers or Padres. These pieces provide valuable information that recipients are likely to keep around for a while, so they are perfect for building name recognition. Opening day is the beginning of April, so order today to ensure timely delivery.
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We’ve got two new content ready postcards for you. These cards are perfect for:
- Agents who don’t currently have listings to advertise
- Agents establishing their presence and expertise in a new farm
- Agents who want to use direct mail to generate new leads
Download the March Content Ready Postcards Order Form. Fill it out and either email to email@example.com or fax it to us at 949-452-0381
Sell Sooner Rather Than Later
We all know that mid spring through summer is the most popular time to list. Encourage owners to get ahead of the game by listing now. This postcard gives 4 reasons why.
Don’t Chance Your Home
You don’t just want people to list their homes, you want them to list their homes with you. This postcard encourages them to list with you rather than try to sell by themselves or with an inexperienced agent.
I received a fantastic lead generation piece from a real estate agent last week and had to share. The video is short and I highly recommend watching for the full scoop, but here are the highlights:
- Bright colors attract attention
- Handwritten notes make the piece more important
- Adding something like a magnet will improve brand visibility even after the note gets thrown away
Download order form for March Content Ready Postcards
St Patricks Day Postcards
Use the luck of the Irish to help generate listings with these St Patricks Day themed direct mail postcards.
Time Change Postcards
Longer days are just around the corner. Because the date of the time change changes every year, most people really appreciate a reminder to set their clocks forward. These postcards are a simple way to touch base with your farm or social list and give them some information they’ll appreciate.
It’s time to motivate homeowners to SELL! These postcards were created to do just that. The “Hire an Agent” series encourages owners to hire an agent instead of selling it themselves. And the “Buyers are Coming” postcard is a fun nod to Game of Thrones that encourages owners to get their house on the market before the competitive spring market hits. If you’re looking to generate leads, send one of these cards.
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The Buyers Are Coming
As the year begins, many people are wondering if they should sell their home. They’re curious about the market, if prices will increase, what interest rates will be. Prove yourself an expert by answering some of their basic questions with these informational real estate marketing postcards. The strong call to action encourages recipients to contact you for even more information.
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What To Expect: 2017 Real Estate Forecast
Are Rising Mortgage Rates Good For Sellers?
Looking for ways to spice up your direct mail marketing in 2017? Read our article 8 Ways To Spice Up Your Next Direct Mail Marketing Campaign or 15 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Use Direct Mail for inspiration. When you’re ready to put your ideas into action, call us at 949-587-5301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do you introduce yourself to a new real estate farm? Whether you’re a new agent or a seasoned vet, the answer is essentially the same.
A real estate agent’s first five direct mail postcards should include an introduction/about me card, market update, testimonial, Just Listed/ Sold or Open House, and a contest. At One Step Services, we are real estate marketing experts. We can design these postcards for you, print and mail them. We’ll even set you up on a mailing schedule so you don’t have to remember to place an order. Call us at 949-587-5301 or email email@example.com to get started.