Archive for 'real estate letters'
People do need to buy and sell homes during the holiday months, even while many real estate agents decide to take time off. If you’re working, reach out to homeowners with Holiday Listing Letters.
Good sales letters never begin with “I” or “We,” and there’s a very good reason why. It isn’t because it sounds a bit rude and self centered, although it does. It’s because of a fact which many of us would rather not believe. That fact is that our readers really don’t care about us. What [...]
Posted: June 4th, 2012 under advertising, copywriting, direct mail marketing, email marketing, email marketing mistakes, real estate letters, real estate prospecting, real estate self promotion, sales letter.
Tags: real estate copywriting, real estate letters, sales letters
The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 is set to expire on December 31. That means that if your clients short sell or go into foreclosure on or after January 1, 2013, they will be liable for Federal Income Tax on all the equity they lost in the housing crash. It’s not bad enough to [...]
Through these rough years of the economic meltdown, it felt like the buyer pool was shrinking like a puddle in the hot sun. Those folks who were selling weren’t going to be able to buy again for a long time. Well, guess what? A “long time” has now passed. It’s now time to reach out [...]
Posted: April 23rd, 2012 under prospecting, real estate advertising, real estate letters, real estate marketing, real estate prospecting.
Tags: buyer prospecting letters, homeowners on the rebound, homeowners returning to the market, real estate letters
Or are you afraid that prospecting to FSBO sellers might make you seem too “pushy?” Because they’re trying to sell without the aid of a real estate agent, you might think they don’t want to hear from you. And you’d be right about some of them. But not all. Some of them may be trying [...]
Posted: March 2nd, 2012 under FSBO, prospecting, real estate letters, real estate prospecting, real estate self promotion.
Tags: FSBO, listing FSBO's, prospecting, real estate copywriting, real estate letters, self-promotion
Prospecting is one of those activities that real estate agents know they must do, but one that gets shoved to the bottom of the list during busy times. They’ll probably remember to hand out a business card when they meet someone new, but getting a marketing piece written and sent to their sphere of influence [...]
Posted: October 16th, 2011 under real estate letters, real estate marketing, real estate self promotion, web marketing.
Tags: drip marketing, real estate letters, real estate marketing, real estate self-promotion
This message was originally posted on Active Rain, a little over two years ago. It was intended for real estate agents, but the principles apply no matter what business you’re in. So here is the question: Is writing your own marketing materials the highest and best use of your time? You as a real estate [...]
Posted: September 27th, 2011 under copywriting, real estate letters, real estate marketing, real estate prospecting, real estate self promotion.
Tags: copywriting, marketing copy, real estate letters, real estate marketing, real estate prospecting
Almost any working real estate professional will tell you that offering your home “For Sale by Owner” is not a very good idea. But partly as a result of a successful website called ForSaleByOwner.com, thousands of homeowners have given it a try. They simply don’t realize the many steps involved in marketing, selling, and closing [...]
Are you just itching to list some of those expired listings – and show those sellers what they’ve been missing these past weeks – or months? You can probably see exactly why they didn’t sell…Most likely it was one of these four reasons: The wrong price Ineffective marketing Poor presentation Lack of follow up But [...]
When you use pre-written marketing materials, you might assume that since the writer was a professional, it’s safe to use their words. That’s not necessarily so. Their voice might be damaging to you. For instance: One of my clients was using a service that sent him two blog posts per week. He’s a busy broker, [...]