Top 5 Tips for real estate agents winning on Instagram
1. Deliver Value
Ever hear of an influencer? Instagram has created its own universe of trailblazers, and if you use it the right way, you could become one too. Sharing content is not only great for educating your followers but also establishing yourself as a real estate “thought leader” and brand.
Being a local expert also ties in with that. To do this, we recommend posting pictures of landmarks and favorite spots around town or creating videos that highlight local businesses you love in your area, or even hosting many virtual open houses.
2. Engage Your Social Community
This is where the hard work comes in. Whether you have five followers or 5,000, engagement is key to keeping the ones you have plus gaining more followers.
What does “engagement” mean?
• Respond to all comments and messages
• Initiate conversations by asking questions
• Use features like polls, quizzes and countdowns on stories Highlight your clients and community
This is a great way to make the most of those spare 5minutes here and there. And yes it will pay off!
3. #Hashtag like a Pro
Instagram has done an incredible job of opening up the world to every user. When we say this, we mean that what you see, or who sees you, is no longer restricted to just your “friends”, it can be many more people.
A great way to make sure your posts get in front of new eyes is by using hashtags. The limit per post is 30 but if that’s too ambitious, we suggest at least 10-15 for each post. Although #realestate may seem like an obvious choice, we recommend throwing in some location-specific ones too (like #malaysianrealestate) since that’s your target community. Then, people who follow or visit that hashtag will see your post. It’s a win-win.
4. Stories, Stories, Stories
Stories was the feature that helped set Instagram apart from the other social media. It’s also the feature that could set you apart from your competition.
Whether you’re sharing your RealestateMY content, highlighting a new property or celebrating a client’s home purchase, stories add tremendous value to your Instagram strategy. They’re also more likely to be seen or engaged with by your followers. Even if you don’t post on your feed every day, you should be posting on your stories.
And remember, it’s not all about business. Don’t be afraid to share funny videos of your family, pets (dogs & cats rule IG), vacations, hobbies, etc. Let your personality shine!
5. Follow @realestateMY
The RealestateMY Instagram strategy is equal parts real estate motivation and member highlights.
You can check out RealestateMY’s stories to see frequent stories or great examples of how their members are using real estate content to engage their followers on Instagram. Sometimes the question is less about how and more about what. RealestateMY gives you great content to share, and all you have to do is share it.
Follow US and see how other top agents are winning with this platform to get inspiration for your next post!
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