Look Right In Your Own Back ‘Yard’!
By Julie Escobar
I was watching a new video by a good friend and awesome agent Virginia Munden who was talking about social media and why you don’t need everyone in the WORLD to follow you – you just need to focus on what’s important and RELEVANT to the folks right there in your own community and back yard to really create the kind of ENGAGEMENT you need to connect with the customers you want.
She, of course, is absolutely right. From social media, to mailings to conversation – what people have shown they REALLY want to know about are the things that mean the most to them. That’s why we created a Local Market Series of postcards. They’re a great way to let consumers in your market know that you’ve got the inside scoop on all things local. Here’s a few strategies for how to use them.
1. Choose your farm area or sphere list – or if you need help, we can work with you to build a geographic list that works perfectly with this series. (It’s also a great way to BUILD that sphere or farm if you haven’t yet had a chance to put a database together!)
2. Click here to see our Local Market Series cards – then select this campaign to go out over the next 3-6 months – either one every 28-30 days (a Direct Marketing Association recommendation) or one every other month to your list.
3. Choose the ‘Alternative Back’ for the postcards – This gives you a little more room to make great offers to your recipient list. I would suggest inviting (and enticing) them to your blog or social media page where you are no doubt keeping everyone abreast of the latest and greatest things happening around town. New businesses opening, school sports activities, local plays or concerts, great restaurant review, list of local resources, etc. are all good content ideas for your online portal. Secondly, I would offer them a free report that gives valuable information that they can use. We’ve got a wide variety to choose from on our Resources page including How to Save for a Down Payment, Cash Buyer Checklist, Four Questions to Ask Every Buyer, Spring Moving Tips and so much more. Get yours here – and remember – you can download these at no cost and use them on your blogs as well. (Handy for those days when writer’s block creeps in or your up to your ears in offers! Love those offer days!)
Be sure to start really connecting with area businesses as well. It’s terrific to really know and support them and you’d be amazed at how willing they are to support you right back. Many will offer coupons and offers that you can extend to your sphere which makes for another great reason to mail to them or reach out via telephone. Use your flip camera or iphone to make a short video testimonial – and ask them to do the same. Sharing networks can be great fun in today’s world – and REALLY SMART BUSINESS.
So GO for it! Spotlight YOURSELF as the go-to agent in your market! Need help? Call us at 866.405.3638. Our marketing team can help you build your list, pick the campaign, even create your alternate message. Be sure to use our new Promo Code: LOCAL15 to save 15% on your order! Good luck!
Oh – and while you’re online? Be sure to connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prospectsplus! We’re ALWAYS having fun to share!