Social media, at it’s core is not intended to sell a product or service (i.e. Boston condos for sale), but it certainly does a great job of spreading awareness and validation to a particular cause, in this case, the sale of your Boston Beacon Hill condo. According the Pew Research Project, 74% of all internet users are active on social media. If done correctly, social media can bring the eyes of potential buyers to your Boston condo.
The key catalyst to running a successful social media campaign on your Downtown Boston condo listing is to make sure that you’re using high quality, professional photography. As much as smartphone technology has come along in the last few years, nothing matches the trained eye and lens of a professional real estate photographer. In this day and age, your photos are the first thing that prospective buyers are going to look at. We’ve experimented with sponsored Facebook Posts and Pinterest Boards and we continually see the best response from the high quality photo albums.
When running a social media campaign on any platform, there are a couple of things to keep in mind:
Be sure to speak to the platform that you’re using
– This is important. A social media user on Facebook is looking for something different than a user on Twitter or Pinterest. Make sure that you’re telling the story correctly based on the platform that you’re posting on. An average Facebook user is logged on to keep up with their friends and family, so you’ll want to shape your post showcase the lifestyle that comes with your home and how enjoyable your listing would be to live in. Pinterest users are looking for ideas and eye-catching photos, so create a “bathrooms” board or “bedrooms” board and showcase the area of your home that pertains to that board. Instagram users want to see cool/unique photos, so maybe instead of the standard MLS photos, you take a close up of a unique feature of your listing and post that.
Remember that nobody likes to be sold
– Make sure that you’re adding value with everything that you provide. Sometimes, you might just be providing a link to a great article regarding an upcoming event in your neighborhood, without ever referencing your listing. Be there to add value. The second someone feels that they’re being sold, you’ve lost. Share great photos of your new listing, but you don’t always have to include a “call-to-action” on the post itself. Let the photos do the work.
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Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs
In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.
For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.
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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.
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