The holidays can be a slow time for real estate. Many people don’t want to buy or sell a home during the time due to the weather and of course the hustle and bustle of all of the holidays. While this may be a slower time for real estate transactions, you should still be engaging with your sphere over the holidays.
Here are four smart ways to engage with your real estate audience over the holidays.
Holiday-themed Open House
You still have a few listings to push through the holidays, so why not make them a little bit festive? Decorate with little touches of the holiday to bring warmth to the listing and give potential buyers an idea of how cozy this future home could be around the holidays. Don’t go too overboard but bring a little bit of seasonal spirit like strategically placed candles and maybe some quick and subtle Christmas lights. You can also light the fireplace and offer Christmas cookies and apple cider.
Give Back to the Community
As a real estate agent, you are well connected to your community. If you have specific cause you would like to volunteer for or give back to during the holidays, make it known and send out a quick email invitation to have your clients and leads join you. Write a quick blog post about the charity and link the blog post in the email invite. This is a great way for clients to get to know you better and drives traffic to your website.
The content you push out on your blog and on your social media channels can have a little winter twist to go along with the holidays. Give tips on how to decorate for the holidays, suggest local events for the community to attend, and showcase your listings with a unique holiday-themed social media campaign or email campaign. Use images in your marketing materials that feature homes decorated for the holidays, etc. to keep the merry vibe going.
Sponsor a Local Event
Another great way to engage with your sphere is to sponsor a local event like a holiday market or fun run or really any event that you can connect with your community and sphere. Be sure to look at all of the sponsor benefits and see which events will likely cater to your targeted audience. Can you showcase your real estate services in any way? Can you list your name and agency anywhere in the event’s marketing collateral? These are things to consider when trying to choose an event.
These tips can help you stay top of mind during the busy holiday season. Consumers can be focused on holiday traditions, gifts, and food, but you can also be on their mind if you sponsor local events, push out winter-themed content, give back to your community and even host holiday-themed open houses.
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