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The Dos and Don'ts of Real Estate Content Marketing: Best Practice



When we talk about marketing efforts, one segment that brings the most significant success is content marketing. And it goes for every industry out there, including real estate. In real estate, selling properties is the top priority. However, working on the brand, establishing relationships, building networks, and providing value to potential property buyers are also important.


Statistics show that 47% of home buyers begin their house-hunting search online, while only 18% initially contact a real estate agent. This fact shows how important content marketing is for real estate professionals. 


So, in this text, we will outline the best practices for real estate content marketing, highlighting the most important dos and don'ts to ensure the strategy is effective and brings success. 


Dos of Real Estate Content Marketing 

Learn about your audience

First, you must understand your audience and explicitly know who you are targeting. Why? Because you need to produce content that will answer their specific needs, preferences, and pain points and give them the answers they are looking for. That way, you will establish a strong connection and gain their trust. To do so, you need to 


  • Analyze your current client base and identify the demographics, interests, and motivations. 

  • Do questionnaires and surveys to gain deeper insight into what your audience likes. 

  • Use data analytics tools to track website traffic, social media engagement, and other relevant metrics to refine and adjust your content strategy accordingly. 

Provide valuable and relevant content

We always come across the same advice when discussing content - that it should be suitable, valuable, and relevant. What does it mean? The content shouldn't be generic and informative of things the target audience already knows or doesn't need to know. Instead, the content should address the target audience's questions, concerns, and interests. Regarding real estate content, the most valuable types are market insights, property tips, how-to articles, and neighborhood guides. All of them have one goal: to provide information to potential clients so they can make informed decisions. 


Use multiple content formats 

Doing only blogs won't do the job. Today, consumers expect different kinds of content to cater to their preferences. In addition, leveraging different content formats can even reach a broader audience and keep them engaged. Here are the formats you should consider incorporating into your content strategy for real estate: 


  • Blog posts to provide details and cater to SEO needs. 

  • Videos to showcase properties and engage the target audience with storytelling 

  • Infographics to present data and statistics visually 

  • Podcasts to do in-depth interviews with real estate professionals 

  • Social media posts to share quick updates and cause real-time engagement by the target audience 


Engage with property managers

A very valuable professional in the real estate industry is the property manager. They can help you create your content marketing strategy as they dive deep into local real estate markets, rental trends, and tenant needs. Their expertise can be used to make the content relevant and authoritative. If you collaborate with property managers, you'll be able to:


  • Gain access to expert insights, as property managers will provide data and information about current trends in the real estate market. 

  • Generate real-world case studies thanks to their experiences and testimonials. 

  • Expand your content reach. Property managers have their own networks and platforms, which you can leverage to broaden your content audience. 

Don’ts of Real Estate Content Marketing 

Don't do overly promotional content

If you focus all your efforts on creating sales content in real estate content marketing, you will make one of the biggest mistakes. Too aggressive sales pitches can deter your audience. Instead, you need to focus on providing value and addressing their needs. While it is okay to highlight your service and listings, you still need to do it in an informative way. 


For example, you can create content that explores the benefits of living in a specific neighborhood instead of directly promoting your listings. Or you can offer first-time home buyers tips instead of explicitly talking about your listing. That way, you will promote your services but want to overwhelm them with messages. 


Don’t neglect SEO best practices 

Whenever you create content, it needs to be SEO optimized because Google or other search engines still need to know what you're writing about so they can show your website to people looking for the services you offer. SEO improves the website's ranking on the search engine results page, making it easier for the target audience to find you. To make sure that your efforts are in order, you need to: 

  • Optimize for relevant keywords. 

  • Improve website speed and usability. 

  • Build quality backlinks 

Also, you need to avoid bad SEO practices, such as stuffing keywords, not doing mobile optimization, and ignoring metadata. 

Don't neglect consistency and frequency

Consistency and frequency are the critical elements for successful content marketing. You must be consistent and frequent in your efforts to create valuable, high-quality content to engage your audience and build brand awareness. Failing to do so will take you off the target audience's radar. To make sure you are consistent and frequent, you need to:

  • Create a content calendar with a plan for topics, publication dates, and distribution channels

  • Set realistic goals 

  • And repurpose existing content 

Conclusion 

Effective real estate content marketing depends on your authenticity, consistency, frequency, and the quality of the content you create. If you understand your audience, you will be able to create valuable content. However, you need to use diverse formats and engage with property managers to build a successful content strategy. You also need to experiment and refine your strategy as you go. Be creative and follow the trends in real estate content marketing.


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