YouTube is the second largest search engine and the third most visited site after Google and Facebook. Users consume 3.35 billion hours of video on YouTube each and every month. To say this video sharing network is a marketing goldmine would be an understatement. And given the visual nature of the property management industry, it’s a natural fit. That is, of course, provided that your videos are actually getting found and being watched. If your YouTube performance could use a little boost, here are some expert optimization tips you may want to try.
One of the nicest features of modern property management software is that it offers the ability for residents to handle many of their own actions electronically, without the need for assistance from a human agent. Through the self-service portal, people can process online payments, access details about their rental contract, submit maintenance requests and more. Not only is this more convenient for them, but it’s also good for your busy staff. Of course, not everyone will be willing to jump onboard right off the bat. Here are four things you can do to gently persuade them to give the portal a try.
These days, when someone is looking for information about a business, they’ll do so almost exclusively on the internet. You’ve probably already invested in a quality website, but is it really enough to make your firm stand out amidst all the other property management companies in the area?
Making your business a success requires getting your brand in front of as many qualified leads as possible. But unless you have an unlimited marketing budget, this will require a bit of finesse in determining which channels are most likely to net you the best possible results. With so many options available to you, how can you choose where to focus your efforts and allocate your spend? Here are some guidelines that might help make this difficult decision much less overwhelming.
When it comes to social media and getting your message out to the masses, most people think about networks, like Facebook and Twitter, or even a company blog. One lucrative and highly effective angle that you may not have considered, however, is the podcast – that is, audio recorded messages that can include everything from tips and tricks to a newsworthy announcement to an interview with an industry expert. And with more than 1 billion podcast subscriptions on iTunes alone, it’s obviously something that people are paying attention to. Here’s why you should consider tapping into this market for your own property management business.
Did you know that there are more than 150,000 property management companies out there? That makes competition pretty fierce when trying to sell your property management services to prospective customers like condominium corporations and HOA’s or perhaps individual investor landlords. And the title of this post is purposely somewhat of a contradiction, because “selling” your services isn’t really being authentic, is it? That being said, when trying to beat out the competition to win new business, our first piece of advice is not to sell, but to solve.
AUTHENTIC vs. FAKE
One of the most important components of running a successful business is establishing and solidifying your company brand. This will demonstrate to everyone – your customers, your prospects and your employees – who your property management company is, what you stand for, what your mission is and most importantly, what they can expect when they interact with you. If you haven’t invested in branding or you feel like your current brand isn’t quite as solid as it should be, here are 5 fundamental steps to start turning things around.
These days, consumers are turning to social media for almost all of their brand interaction. Not only is it pertinent that you maintain an active presence on these networks, but it’s equally important that you take the appropriate measures to protect your brand and your reputation. Between April and June 2016, some 600 fraudulent brand accounts were created with the purpose of duping innocent customers into sharing their personal information and as a result, many businesses have paid the ultimate price. To prevent your property management company from becoming the next victim, keep the following tips in mind.
You’ve probably already heard of Google AdWords. In fact, you’re probably already using them to some degree. But many people are still unaware of the latest feature, known as expanded text ads (or ETAs for short). These larger, mobile-friendly ads allow you to include almost 50% more text, so you can provide more information about your business which can do wonders for targeting more property management clients. And if you haven’t yet started using this feature, as of October 26th of this year, you’re going to have no choice. So, let’s get you up to speed!
Did you know that an estimated 500 million people use the photo sharing social application Instagram monthly and 300 million use it every single day? Imagine if you were able to reach even just a small portion of those active users for your property management business? The good news is Instagram is actually a great tool that can easily be leveraged by PM professionals with excellent results. Need some guidance? Let’s take a look at how you can start leveraging Instagram as part of your social media marketing strategy.