Understanding Property Marketing
REAL ESTATE . SELLING . HOME STAGING
Choosing the best agent to sell your property can be a difficult decision, but it’s a crucial one and a little insider knowledge can make all the difference.
To help you out, we’ve compiled some tips on what to ask before engaging the right agent to market what is probably your biggest asset.
You should also learn about the services and resources they can offer you.
What type of marketing package do they recommend?
These days, the race for buyers’ hearts and minds is being won by sophisticated marketing campaigns featuring a mix of daytime, dusk, or aerial photography, coupled with marketing tools such as floor plans, virtual reality tours, virtual furniture, online property tours or professional copywriting.
The types of photography or marketing tools required depends on the marketing your agent recommends for your property’s target audience – whether it be newspaper ads, signboards, letterbox drops, online listings, window displays etc.
Understand different photographic and marketing tools on offer
While standard daytime photography is the cornerstone of the vast majority of campaigns, it’s important to understand the benefits of the other types of photography and marketing tools on offer. Let’s take a closer look at each of them in turn.
Aerial Drone Photography
Aerial Drone photography, taken from up to 120 metres are great for highlighting a larger home’s selling points such as size, location, pool, landscaping and surrounding topography, none of which are captured by regular photography.
With its blending of natural and artificial light, and resulting atmospheric photos, dusk photography gives a campaign the ‘wow’ factor, bringing properties to life and helping buyers imagine returning to a welcoming home.
There’s more to choose from than just black and white floor plans these days.
Black and white floor plans remain a popular marketing tool
Coloured floor plans could make your listing stand out from the crowd
Textured plans can help illustrate a home’s finishes, such as tiles or decking
Furniture can also be added to plans to give buyers an idea of potential furniture placements.
Site plans show off larger homes effectively covering extensive grounds and gardens well
3D artist impressions are perfect for bringing yet-to-be-built residential or commercial properties to life in a highly realistic fashion.
Good floor plans should help buyers navigate through a home and plan their lives there.
Whichever works best for you, floor plans can be essential in conveying information to the buyer that they need to know before taking the next step.
360° Virtual Reality
Another powerful marketing tool is a 360° Virtual Reality Tour, where images are seamlessly blended together to form an uninterrupted 360 degree rotating tour, allowing buyers to virtually inspect a property online 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Through websites like your Agent can even gather views details or views verification details just like a conventional inspection Drivers Licences ,contact phone numbers e-mail addresses etc so your Agent can follow up on later on down the track.
While property staging or hiring furniture can be prohibitively expensive, a more affordable option is to virtually furnish rooms. This cutting-edge technique involves inserting images of furniture into a picture, giving a highly realistic finish.
Online property tours & videos
Online property tours offer an affordable ‘video’ of a property, using an image slideshow set to background music and/or voice-over and including written descriptions. The final tour is provided as an internet link for use in your online listing.
Other types of property videos range from professional ‘films’ of an agent walking and talking viewers through a property, to more modest productions featuring an image slideshow with moving lifestyle or local area footage.
Professional copy writing
It’s important that the wording used in advertisements, brochures and everywhere else to sell your property is professionally written to captivate buyers.
Writing needs to take into account its target market, avoid jargon and read professionally (spelling errors don’t inspire confidence).
Check whether your agent does the copy writing in-house or outsources it to a professional copywriter. If you don’t like their in-house style ask about engaging a professional for your campaign. Great copy writing should tell the story of your property, and help buyers see themselves living there.
Great copy writing should tell the story of your property
Please feel free to contact Melbourne Property Photography for free honest and unbiased advise and answers to any questions or concerns you my have with the marketing of your property or even recommendations on the best Agents in your Area we are more than happy to assist you in any way we can.