Using Offline Marketing For The Real Estate Business
Becoming successful in real estate business takes careful planning and patience, and one of the tools of increasing leverage is knowing the ropes of effective offline marketing. If you fall short in delivering an extensive and comprehensive approach to marketing as a real estate investor, chances are you won’t cover much ground with your business enterprise.
We’ll tackle some offline marketing strategies that will spearhead your real estate business. Here they are:
EMPLOY “GUERILLA TACTICS”
The use of “guerilla tactics” has been used for so many years, be it for small businesses or large businesses, and is still effective even in the fast-paced Internet age. It works like no other marketing for it gives you great results for a minimum investment. Leaving brochures, stickers and flyers in public places, having your ads published in newspapers and television programs, are all great ideas to great ways to increase awareness of your real estate business and attract potential buyers and sellers.
USE THE MEDIA
Doing a number of press releases to local media suits can attract news directors and program directors and in turn result to a significant increase in prospective buyers and sellers. Constant exposure to the media enables you to establish a reputation, and should you maintain that reputation, further your schemes as a growing entity in the real estate industry. A good reputation builds trust, and that trust can cause a chain reaction that will increase your prominence in the real estate business.
GET YOUR SPIEL ON
Public speaking is a powerful tool in getting your message across, and when done right, produces better effect on your audience. While it’s true that everyone is not born a public speaker, you can take the necessary steps on how to improve the skills required. I highly recommend joining the Toastmasters Club, a non-profit organization of professionals that aim to improve communication, public speaking and leadership skills.
This also gives you an opportunity to make yourself known to other real estate investors and sellers, and in turn establish a network that will give you more exposure. BECOME A SPEAKER FOR REAL ESTATE Now that you’ve polished up your public speaking skills, perhaps it’s about time you put it into good use. Becoming a speaker in real estate seminars, symposiums, or any event related to real estate is a great way to market yourself, albeit indirectly.
You can showcase your real estate knowledge by talking about topics such as “How to Short Sell a Time Share Property” or “Things You Need to Know before Buying an Owner Financed Home”, and just about anything that aims at succeeding in the field. If you’re speech is shrewd enough, pulling in potential business partners should be easy.
CREATE A SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING PLAN
Do a lot of research on the market and gather data information that will help you detect potential danger signs and possible business opportunities. Having a list of short term goals in relevance to the long term goals can ensure that your business is always on the right track, and can easily recover from minor and major setbacks.