Last year, the folks at Chicago Agent Magazine conducted their annual survey, “Truth about Agents.”
When asked which business activities they planned on doing more of, the number one response was “Making better use of social media.” It’s a goal worthy of pursuing, but only if you plan on working on it consistently and intelligently.
Although there is no mention of which platform these agents hope to devote more time to, we think Facebook is a safe bet.
Maybe 2020 will be the year you widen your social media horizons? If so, consider Pinterest.
Women truly do make the world go ‘round.
“As a market, women represent an opportunity bigger than China and India combined,” according to Michael J. Silverstein and Kate Sayre at Harvard Business Review.
“They control $20 trillion in consumer spending, and that figure could reach $28 trillion in the next five years. Women drive the world economy, in fact,” they continue.
Silverstein and Sayre call this “The Female Economy” while the folks at Pinterest refer to the women in the U.S. as “Deciders.”
Any agent who has carted buyers around to view homes for sale understands just how much power women have in the decision of which home to buy.
This makes Pinterest a social media platform ideal for agents.
- Nearly 75% of Pinterest users are female (ominicoreagency.com)
- The median age of Pinterest users is 40 (business.pinterest.com)
- More than 40% of American females on Pinterest say they plan on purchasing a home in the next five years
Getting started is easy
The steps to get set up on Pinterest are easy:
- Create a business account. It’s free. You can do so at business.pinterest.com. Click on the red “Sign up” button.
- Upload your profile picture. Ensure that the photo you choose is “… something that catches people’s attention, clearly demonstrates who you are, and stands out in the visual realm that is Pinterest,” cautions Ryan Pinkham at constantcontact.com. He goes on to recommend that, to avoid the photo becoming distorted, keep to 165×165 pixels.
Create your profile. The trick with your profile is to make it catchy without being salesy. Ensure that your website URL is in there, preferably first. Here’s Massachusetts agent Bill Gassett’s profile:
Notice that he gets a link to his website in there first, which is perfect. We like everything about this except the last sentence. He won that award three years ago. Readers may wonder if, perhaps, his success is waning.
If you have something impressive and current to say, by all means, add it here. Ensure you also add your location somewhere in your profile.
Finally, you’ll want to “claim” your website or landing page on Pinterest. You’ll find an easy tutorial on Pinterest.
There’s more to learn about using Pinterest for your real estate business, but this should get you started. Happy pinning!
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