Congratulations on becoming a real estate agent! Real estate is one of those careers that many people find great success in and end up staying in long term, until they reach retirement. Because of this it is a big deal that you have finally found this fun and fulfilling career. Of course, there is also a lot of hard work ahead of you.
As a new real estate agent, you will feel some amount of pressure to do well. Seasoned agents will probably get more listings than you and you will have to work a little harder to get the listings you do get. Once you have a listing, it’s important that you work hard to sell it quickly. In today’s competitive market, there is a lot at play. One of the things that will help you succeed is to market yourself and your real estate business. Here are 2 marketing tips for new real estate agents.
Send Out Mailers
Postcards and other mailers are a popular choice for real estate professionals because they are quick to make and relatively inexpensive. Plus, they are a reliable and effective form of marketing. Mailers will help to get your name and face out there and you can also put your contact info onto them so that people can contact you anytime they need to hire an agent.
Send them out to homes in your area and stay within a specific radius. That way you won’t be contacted by buyers or sellers in areas outside of your expertise or places you would prefer not to work in. Mailers can also be used to showcase homes you have recently sold and the prices they sold at so that locals can see what their own homes might possibly be worth. This could help convince them to contact you to put their own homes on the market, even if it wasn’t on their mind before.
Use Social Media
Rather than using your personal social media accounts to promote your new real estate business, make separate professional accounts on all platforms. Social media is a free form of marketing that is easy to use and doesn’t require too much of a time commitment. It can really help you to reach people who may not know about you otherwise.
You can use social media to show homes that are for sale or have recently sold, or talk about market trends. Also make sure to showcase your personality as that is important to people when choosing an agent.
Becoming a real estate agent is a challenge, and once you’re in there will be a few more hurdles ahead before you reach high levels of success – but nothing you can’t handle! Try these tips to market yourself so that you can start selling as many homes as seasoned agents do.