Innovative Selling Series Part One: Mobile Technology
With over 5 billion mobile phones being used around the world, of which a billion are smart phones, it has never been more important to embrace mobile marketing. The aim of our digital marketing campaign was to tap into a largely untouched resource, allowing our sellers to take advantage of the ever increasing mobile trend.
Our digital marketing plan which includes QR Codes, SMS technology and mobi sites has proved very popular with buyers, allowing them to keep their finger on the pulse, obtaining extensive property information any time of the day.
SMS keywords appear on signs and in advertisements, which automatically responds to enquiry, sending potential buyers to a mobi friendly, individual site specifically designed for each individual property. Here they can access property photos, floor plans, property and price information. The SMS technology also includes SMS alerts for new properties, reminders for open homes and alerts about price changes.
Close to 98% of all text messages are read, and 90% are read within the first three minutes of being received. It is obvious then why our digital marketing campaign has been a success. SMS technology has proven to be a crucial tool in holding VIP inspection nights before properties go on the market and has even resulted in the sale of a property prior to conducting open homes. Implementing SMS marketing gives our sellers a great advantage, enabling their property to reach more buyers than ever before.
If you would like more information about our services, please do not hesitate to contact us. Next week we will discuss property websites and the importance of internet advertising so stay tuned!