How To Approach Marketing For The Property Sector
Marketing is definitely something complicated. There are tons of strategies, a number of competitive scenarios to keep in mind and a multitude of different variables which apply to marketing in general, especially when it comes to delicate sectors like property or finance. With the advent of digital-oriented strategies, here’s a quick guide on how to approach any form of marketing within the property sector.
Competitors Research: The Foundation
Even non-marketing-savvy people know how important competitors research is and therefore this should be your top priority when it comes to designing a marketing strategy of any sort. It’s indeed mandatory to keep in mind that your market of choice, whether if big (enterprise) or small (niche) must be analysed to pick up what work and what doesn’t. Properties aren’t operating (marketing-wise) like a t-shirt: your campaign should enlight all the great attributes the property has in order to gather interest with quality, instead of just interest. There’s a big difference between buying a printed t-shirt and buying a house, and this is something which many marketers, especially within this sector, are forgetting.
Approaching A Strategy That Is ROI-Driven
Marketing revolves around being able to maintain a solid ROI throughout the entire campaign. When designing any type of marketing campaign, it’s important to keep in mind what the possible ROI could be: although it’s not actually possible to exactly predict what the ROI will precisely be upon tools predictions (especially if you’re heavily working with paid ads), given the previously mentioned competitor’s research, you will definitely be able to create predictions. A great tool you can use when it comes to planning your content for your marketing strategies is Google’s very own tool “Trends“. “Trends” is based upon real data gathered from users and therefore will give you a numerical (almost) based idea of how people are reacting and engaging the very topic you’re trying to target.
SEO: The Titan For Property Marketing
Let’s face the truth, digital marketing is the easiest, most cost-effective way to approach marketing as a whole, especially when it comes to the property sector. We’ve mentioned above how impactful content is for marketing strategies within this sector, therefore, why not considering it from an SEO perspective? SEO, even after its recent technical updates, is still the most used marketing strategies for those companies who are either operating with commercial property agents or just general property brokers. Why? Because SEO takes marketing-driven content and places it into Google’s eyes, therefore offering the perfect combination of user experience and ROI. SEO should be, in 2020, the top priority of every property and real estate agency.
Boosting Organic Listings With PPC
As we know, SEO is very competitive. Given its open-source friendliness and given the fact that Google has always been very transparent with what and how data is being collected, everyone could pick (hypothetically) your same targeted keywords, therefore, for big ones, it could be relatively hard to rank. For those, it’s heavily advised to utilise ad-hoc PPC campaigns to instantly boost the rankings for that term. Keywords like commercial property valuations are definitely extremely competitive, therefore, this could be a great solution.