Why leading property professionals can’t survive without social media
Social media services have become increasingly useful to property professionals over recent years and now the latest survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has confirmed social media’s place as the essential online tool for successful companies.
The survey found that some 91% of US estate agents now use social media. Key reasons for doing so included lead generation and keeping in touch with clients. Of those surveyed, 70% were found to use social media in order to build relationships and network, demonstrating the value of social media both for maintaining contact with existing clients. Attracting new clients was also shown to be a key benefit of social media, with 64% of respondents saying they use the platforms for marketing and generating leads.
The importance of social media is instantly apparent when the numbers are considered. Facebook has over one billion monthly users, there are 500 million Twitter accounts, LinkedIn has more than 225 million members and over six billion hours of YouTube videos are watched every month. Furthermore, according to Pew Internet, 73% of adults who are online use a social networking site of some kind.
For property professionals in the UK and around the globe, the power of social media cannot be ignored. From enabling wider audience engagement to making it easier for clients to get in touch, social media is an essential part of the modern property professional’s repertoire.
In the UK, for example, some 80% of those looking to purchase a property begin their search online. Indeed, traffic statistics company Hitwise has reported that 1% of all UK internet traffic relates to property.
But with such a huge number of people to reach out to and such an array of sites through which to do it, the best approach can often be tricky to establish. That’s where AB Property Marketing comes in. We keep up to date with the latest research on social media usage.
We know, for example, that in the UK Facebook dropped 1.5 million users between December 2012 and December 2013 based on comScore data. We also know that Pinterest is now more popular than Twitter, attracting 21% and 18% of online adults respectively during 2013, according to Pew Internet. The Pew research also reveals that LinkedIn is particularly popular amongst higher income households.
AB Property Marketing’s social media service provides property professionals with experts in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo Social Media channels. Keeping abreast with the latest research means that we can take a personalised approach to targeting clients’ social media activity, thus capitalizing on each client’s ability to expand their reach and generate maximum impact.
To find out more about how AB Property Marketing can boost your business through social media, visit us at http://www.abpropertymarketing.co.uk/what-do-we-do/social-media/ or call and speak to one of our expert team today on +44 845 054 7524.