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The Direct Marketing Voice Has Moved!

Posted by QuantumDigital on April 22nd, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Since 2008, we at The Direct Marketing Voice have strived to share with you the most timely direct marketing trends and products to empower you and help your businesses grow. We have decided to put this blog to rest as we now have two separate blogs to support real estate agents and brokers, as well as small business owners.

Read the QuantumDigital blog where we provide real estate agents and brokers with real estate tools and trends, as well as how to put direct mail to work to get more leads and close more deals.

Check out the QuantumPostcards Idea Center that gives small to medium business owners the tools, inspiration, and know-how to grow and foster their businesses using postcards and other direct marketing tools.

Thank you for visiting us throughout the years and be sure to check out and bookmark our new blogs for the most current direct marketing ideas and inspiration.

Quick Tip Tuesday: February 10- Building Your Real Estate Brand Identity

Posted by QuantumDigital on February 10th, 2015 | 1 Response

You’ve created a brand identity for you business, but now what? The next step is to take your real estate brand identity concept and develop it by integrating it throughout your marketing campaign. Your image and marketing should all work together to reinforce your brand to leave a lasting impression on your clients and prospects. Watch this video to find out how to build your real estate brand and grow your business.

Do you have any real estate branding tips that we didn’t cover? Share them by leaving a comment below!

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The 6 Rules of Postcard Marketing for Realtors

Posted by QuantumDigital on February 6th, 2015 | 1 Response

While real estate postcards might not receive as much buzz among marketers as the latest social media platform, they’re one of the most reliable ways to generate leads, sales, and clients for your real estate business.

Real estate direct mail marketing is both a science and an art, requiring equal doses of data-driven marketing insight and great design. With the right combination of art, copy, and targeting, a postcard campaign can fuel your real estate business’s growth.

Are you considering a postcard campaign for your real estate business? Read on to discover six rules of direct mail postcard marketing for realtors looking to bring in new leads, appointments, and sales.

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Quick Tip Tuesday: February 3 – Real Estate Postcards: Build Your List

Posted by QuantumDigital on February 3rd, 2015 | 1 Response

A direct mail postcard campaign can attract new leads, reestablish relations with stale prospects, and even create referrals…that is, if it reaches the right people. The truth is, a direct mail campaign does no good for the realtor or consumer if it doesn’t reach the people who would benefit from the message. Having the right people on your mailing list is extremely important when investing in a direct marketing campaign. With the right list of prospects, existing clients, and influencers on your list, you are more likely to get positive responses and close more deals. Keep these tips in mind when creating your next real estate postcard campaign:

Determine the socioeconomic status of the households in your mailing lists and tailor your marketing message to match. This goes beyond the benefits of personalizing a message because it shows the recipient that you understand their unique needs. This form of segmentation will allow you to send the right message to the right target at the right time. Also keep in mind that your various mailing lists need to be reevaluated, sorted, and scrubbed once every six months. This is the perfect time to make sure your list members are receiving your postcards with messages that are helpful and relevant to them.

Do you have a tip on how to build the perfect mailing list? Leave a comment below, we’d love to hear from you!

 

 

How to Keep Your Real Estate Sphere of Influence Engaged

Posted by QuantumDigital on January 30th, 2015 | 1 Response

From generating new sales leads to helping you find the perfect buyer for a home or apartment, your sphere of influence can be the driving force behind your success as a realtor.

Many realtors make the mistake of building their sphere of influence – networking with influential people, connecting with customers to ask for referrals, and more – only to let their sphere of influence grow cold and inactive.

Your sphere of influence is the fundamental marketing force behind your real estate success, and just like any other business keeps its fundamentals warm, you need to keep your sphere of influence warm in order for it to keep producing benefits.

In this blog post, we’ll share four simple but effective techniques that you can use to keep your sphere of influence engaged, interested, and steadily producing new leads and opportunities for you to capitalize on.

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Quick Tip Tuesday: January 27 – Consistent Real Estate Branding

Posted by QuantumDigital on January 27th, 2015 | 1 Response

What represents your brand? How do you stand out among your competitors? Real estate branding is key when closing a deal, gaining new prospects, or when thinking of ways to stand out in your market. By creating a consistent brand image you are more likely to be remembered in the minds of your clients and prospects. Using your company’s strengths and unique selling points you can construct a brand identity that leaves a lasting impression on your client and sets you apart from your competitors. Just as “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” neither are brand identities. Staying true to your brand and creating cohesive messaging will overtime build a brand identity that is memorable and sustaining.

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Direct Mail: the Unsung Hero of Real Estate Lead Generation

Posted by QuantumDigital on January 23rd, 2015 | 1 Response

“A good advertisement is one that sells the product without drawing attention to itself.” – David Ogilvy

There’s a certain glamour to many forms of advertising. Super Bowl ads, full-page print advertising and slick mobile apps all have a certain type of prestige that makes them undoubtedly appealing to advertisers.

The purpose of advertising, however, isn’t to be glamorous or stylish, or even cool, but to produce results. In the real estate industry, there’s one form of advertising that generates results like no other: direct mail marketing.

Real estate postcard marketing might not get as much press attention as the latest and greatest property app, but it almost certainly produces more leads for realtors at a significantly lower cost.

Call it the unsung hero of real estate lead generation. As a tried and true tactic, real estate brokerages and realtors have been relying on direct mail for decades. Many continue to rely on direct mail as trendier forms of marketing come and go.

 

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Quick Tip Tuesday: January 20 -Content Layout for Postcards

Posted by QuantumDigital on January 20th, 2015 | 1 Response

When constructing a direct marketing message, the layout of the content is just as important as the content itself. A layout and design that is cluttered or hard to follow can deter your customer from reading and or understanding your message which means your ROI and business suffer. QuantumDigital CMO Eric Cosway has shared a few layout guidelines you can use to simplify the design of your direct mail postcard to make it more visually appealing and easy to read.

Use a ragged-right margin rather than a justified setting on your postcard copy. The ragged-right margin helps guide your reader’s eye through the postcard text in a naturally seamless way. It’s also important to use a font that is clearly legible and large enough for your reader to view comfortably. When sharing multiple features in a listing it helps to use bullets, checkmarks, or numbers. This breaks up your copy and gives the postcard a nice balance between white space and text. 

Do you have tips on layout for postcard content? Please share them with us, we’d love to hear from you!

Secrets to Creating an Inner Circle of Influence for Real Estate

Posted by QuantumDigital on January 16th, 2015 | 1 Response

We’ve all heard the timeless business cliché that it’s “not what you know, but who you know” that gets you ahead in life.

Like most clichés, it’s half true. The people you know will play a huge role in your success in real estate, but you certainly need plenty of knowledge, too.

Building a network – an inner circle of influence – is a fantastic way to generate new leads for your business and get a leg up on the competition. This is especially true in real estate – an industry in which many of your best leads will come from referrals.

In this guide, we’ll share four ways to build and maintain your inner circle of friends, contacts, and influencers to make sure you always have new leads and opportunities coming into your real estate business.

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Quick Tip Tuesday: January 13 – What Does Your Car Say About Your Real Estate Brand?

Posted by QuantumDigital on January 13th, 2015 | Leave a Comment

As a broker or realtor, you likely use your “mobile” office more than you do a physical one. Yep, we’re talking about your car. You also have to drive people around in this version of your office, so watch the following video for a checklist of things to look out for to make sure your car reflects your real estate brand in the best and most professional light.

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