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How to Dominate Social Media as a Real Estate Agent in 2023
How to Dominate Social Media as a Real Estate Agent in 2023
Social media has revolutionized the way real estate agents connect with potential clients. It's no longer enough to just have a website or a few listings on a third-party platform. To truly succeed in today's market, real estate agents need to dominate social media. With the right strategies, social media can help you build your brand, attract new leads, and close more deals. In this blog, we'll break down exactly how you can dominate social media as a real estate agent in 2023.
1. Define Your Target Audience
The first step is to define your target audience. Who are you trying to reach with your social media posts? The biggest factor is location and the particular niche type of market you want to serve, but also can be age, interests, income level or even cultural background. Once you have identified your target audience, you can start creating content that appeals to them. It’s better to speak directly to a specific audience than to try and speak to everyone. Your audience will feel that your content speaks to them and your content will have more power.
2. Choose The Right Platform
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to social media platforms. The best way to determine which platforms are right for you is to consider where your target audience is most active. If you're trying to reach millennials, for example, then Instagram and YouTube are going to be better bets than LinkedIn. On the other hand, if you're trying to reach baby boomers, Facebook is the better option.
Keep in mind it’s better to become an expert at one of these platforms than trying to be good at them all. Most agents just don’t have the time or expertise to be great at all of them, especially in the beginning.
For example, we know real estate agents who do:
50 deals a year from TikTok alone
100 deals a year from YouTube alone
60 deals a year from Instagram alone
150 deals a year from Google ads alone
40 deals a year from Facebook ads alone
The theme of all these agents is they got hyper focused on being great at that one platform and got disproportionate results from it. The best strategy is to focus on one platform early and diversify later, not the other way around. Be careful not to compare someone’s fourth quarter to your first, as they 're everywhere to start.
3. Create Compelling Content
Once you've chosen your platform(s) and defined your target audience, it's time to start creating content. Remember that your goal is ultimately to generate leads, so make sure that your content is shareable and promotes call-to-actions such as commenting (especially on Facebook), visiting your website or contacting you for more information. Utilize both images and videos in your posts, as these tend to perform well on social media. Our core philosophy is to always come from a place of value in your content. When you focus on being helpful to others, they will see you in a more positive light, and be more likely to engage with you and ask questions. Also, don't forget to be human! Inject some personality into your posts so that people can get a sense of who you are as a person (and not just a realtor).
4. Use Paid Advertising
Finally, don't forget about paid advertising on social media and search engines. While organic reach is great, it can only take you so far. Running ads is a great way to pay for people to see your content and visit your website—which ultimately means more leads for you! Just make sure you’ve built a bulletproof nurture process for the leads you generate, and understand online lead generation is a long game. One of the biggest problems we see is agents not having the right infrastructure to nurture their prospects effectively.
Generating leads from social media doesn't have to be difficult—if you have a plan (and aren’t lazy)! Remember the steps as outlined above, and don't overcomplicate it. Creating compelling, quality content that speaks directly to your target audience will drive them towards taking action (i.e., contacting you for more information about buying or selling a home).Be patient—results won't happen overnight! Continually experiment until you find what works best for your audience and your goals . . . then sit back and watch the leads come rolling in!
…Actually, don’t sit back at all, keep your foot on the gas and keep upgrading your engine. And if your social engine is due for a tune up, luckily, our team specializes in helping real estate agents take their online acquisition channels to the next level. If you are a real estate agent wanting help to grow your online presence, among many other things, you can apply to work with us here: https://agentlaunch.com/apply
FAQs1. What are the benefits of dominating social media as a real estate agent in 2023?
By dominating social media, you can build your brand, attract new leads, and close more deals. Social media can help you establish yourself as an authority in your field and connect with potential clients in a way that traditional marketing methods can't match.2. Which social media platforms should real estate agents focus on in 2023?
The most popular social media platforms for real estate agents include Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. However, the specific platforms you should focus on depend on your target audience and the type of content you want to create.3. How often should real estate agents post on social media?
Real estate agents should post regularly and consistently on social media. This helps keep their brand top of mind for potential clients and increases their reach on the platform. Aim for at least three posts per week on each social media platform you use.4. Can social media advertising help real estate agents reach new clients?
Yes, social media advertising is a highly effective way for real estate agents to reach a targeted audience. Paid ads on social media platforms can be highly targeted based on factors such as location, age, and interests, making them an effective tool for reaching potential clients.