Jun 14, 2021
Over the course of the pandemic, a lot of businesses have shifted their marketing strategies and dropped print marketing altogether. But the three most common elements that have allowed agents to continue thriving during this time are phone calls, postcards, and real estate reviews. Today Matt and Garrett explain why now is the perfect time to return to your postcard mailings, or fine tune the ones you’re already sending for optimal success. Postcards are almost a guarantee to reach your targeted audience, as everyone opens their mail. Mailers can also be used in conjunction with digital marketing - whereas social media posts alone can get lost in the algorithm.
Our hosts talk about putting in the work to create interesting content for your postcards, using them to showcase your personality and creativity, and if that is not in your wheelhouse, hiring someone to help bring your unique voice to life or using templates as a creative reference. Matt and Garrett offer suggestions to include testimonials in your postcards, play with humor, and most importantly, start getting them out the door right away.
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“[Postcards are] really the only thing that can come close to guaranteeing a 100% open rate because everybody checks their mail.”
“This is a long-term play. Mailings are designed to create not only an awareness of who you are in these people's minds, but also to develop long-term delivery of value to these folks so that when they are ready to do something, or when they're in conversations with others about real estate, your name comes up.”
“Put in the work and you'll start seeing results right away.”
“It's always come back to this mailing campaign that's been out there and kind of bubbling behind the scenes, exponential results just keeps growing on itself.”
“I'm not saying social media doesn't work. I actually think it's an amazing platform. If done right, it hits a void that's out there of connecting with people.”
“When it comes to digital content, the cool thing about mailers is that they can become the foundation for all your other content, because micro-content, digitally, is what's taking over now. It's like content that can be consumed in 15 seconds or less.”
“Even if you like doing postcards, Garrett, and you're a creative person, it takes a lot less time to spend in your creative zone, doing two postcards a month, than it does trying to do a social media post every single day.”
“If you have that creative juice, let your personality come out through these postcards, too.”
“A postcard is a place that if you want to, you can have a lot of personality come out of it, you can have a lot of really great energy come out of it. And I think you can play with it a little bit. I think you can also play with…the humorous side, too.”
“That's why I just want to encourage everybody - if you're not getting into the mailers, if you have been hesitating on getting back to your mailers, either way, start getting them out there.”
“I also want to encourage everybody to understand what your strengths are… Just because somebody else was able to do it, doesn't mean that you're less because it's not in your wheelhouse. That's when you need to bring somebody in to take care of that for you, and don't feel bad about bringing in an expert.”
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