Beautiful weather, bonfires and trips to the beach. Summer is upon us! If you take some time to travel with your family, it’s very likely that you’re going to explore new places filled with fresh sights, sounds and food, but how are you going to figure out what you’re going to see, hear and eat? Chances are you might spend some time on Google or TripAdvisor reading ratings, checking out photos and perhaps even watching videos on these different locations. After all, you want to know what you’re getting yourself into, right?
If you’re familiar with that experience, guess what? When your clients are searching for homes, they are doing the exact same thing to you!
99% Of All Home Searches Start Online
However, today’s consumer is not only researching homes. In fact, about 66% of consumers are extensively researching agents online before reaching out to them. Their first impression of you is actually being gathered before they meet you. When they’re searching for you, what are they finding? Is your visual presence encouraging attention or chasing it away?
Your Online Presence Is Your First Impression
Visuals included. In many cases, this is when your prospective client is making the decision to submit an inquiry to you or pursue other another’s services. While we call this “the age of the informed consumer,” that only refers to the amount of information the client has at their disposal, it doesn’t necessarily imply that consumers know what to do with that information. That’s why 92% of millennials use agents. That’s more than any other generation!
1. Update your headshot every two years. This time frame is frequent enough to cover changes in hairstyles and fashion. If you take a professional photo, wear appropriate attire, don’t overdo Photoshop and rid yourself of props.
2. Think about using video. Experts are predicting that by 2017, 74% of all internet traffic will be mobile. Studies are already finding that buyers are watching a plethora of videos regarding their real estate needs.
TOP FIVE TYPES OF VIDEOS AND USES