There are lots of ways to use your real estate newsletter — here are just a few:
Keeping in touch with past clients
If you’d like to be a client’s “Realtor for life” (something that should be one of your main business goals), then your newsletter, combined with other tools, is the best way to maintain that essential long-term relationship.
Turn prospects into clients
Your newsletter is an excellent way of keeping in touch with prospects with the hope of converting them into clients at a later date. So every time you meet with a potential client, give them a copy of your latest newsletter together with some back editions, and ask them to sign up to receive it every month. You’ll also be demonstrating how much extra value you provide.
To generate leads from like-minded companies
A great way to build your farm is to team up with a like-minded company —organizations that sell to the householders you are trying to reach, such as mortgage advisors, carpet cleaners, or landscape services. Ask these companies to include your newsletter with their marketing materials or to send out a letter that encourages their clients to sign up to receive your newsletter. You can offer to do the same thing for them — truly a “win-win” proposition.
To collect leads at open houses
Give away copies of your newsletter at open houses, and ask visitors when they register if they would like to receive the newsletter on a regular basis. Once again, you’ll be differentiating yourself from other Realtors and proving how much value you provide.
Give it away in public places
Place a stack of newsletters in strategic places where you are likely to reach potential clients. Venues include community centers, local retailers, and bars and cafes. Make sure there is a box in your newsletter that encourages readers to contact you to receive the newsletter on a regular basis.
As a valuable business card
Wouldn’t a newsletter be a more attractive than a regular business card? You’d be differentiating yourself from other agents by proving how much value you provide to clients. So carry a stack of newsletters with you.
Use as an insert
Instead of advertising in a publication, try using your newsletter as an insert. Again, make sure it is easy for people to get the newsletter on a regular basis.
Key point: Be open about sharing your newsletter with the kind of householders you want to reach.
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