Monthly Archive for September 2010
Years ago it made perfect sense to brand yourself and to connect with your local community. Today it takes a more complicated approach that not only includes branding yourself for the local community but being highly visible to those outside your communities. Before the days of internet a realtor needed to be popular within the local community and to advertise consistently in local advertising channels such as newspapers and magazines. While all of that is still good to do today an much more broader approach needs to be realized. To learn about Chapel Hill Homes visit www.chapelhillrealty.com.
One of the best ways to capitalize on a broader branding approach is using the internet effectively. Realtors need to know that the first thing they need is a website with great searching capabilities. People that are looking for homes want to search homes, not realtors. A website with easy search functions will go along way in keeping the prospective buyer on the site. If the home buyer continually uses the realtors site to search homes, then once they find a home that suits them they will call the number on the website giving the realtor a highly targeted lead.
Of course for potential buyers to find the a realtors website the website will need to be found. SEO is the best option for this and can really get your website to the forefront of the search engines. Whichever method you choose for your marketing and branding efforts, one thing is for sure. You will need to be found on the internet to capture today’s potential buyers. The days of the mom and pop realtor are slowly fading away. As the internet takes shape and grows, realtors will need to be creative and utilize the changing nature of the potential home buyer. You can learn more about the real estate market at Chapel Hill Realty.