When you finish your real estate education course you no doubt want to rush out and begin flipping houses and doing all types of marketing for your new real estate investing business. However you must have plan in order to fuel your business with leads that you can quickly turn into cash while investing in advertising that will help you build a formidable brand for the long run.
There are many forms of marketing that can produce real estate investing leads, from foreclosure lists for direct mail and telemarketing to bandit signs and newspaper ads to social media marketing. However the most important thing to remember when you start out is that you must look for marketing methods that both produce prospects quickly and provide you with the maximum return for your budget.
When analyzing which marketing methods to choose for your real estate investing needs you also need to to make sure that you can do enough to make an impact and see rapid results. For example running an ad in your local real estate magazine might look cool and pay off over time, but may not produce a high volume of leads in the first few weeks or month, especially if you have to pay weeks before it is printed. At the same time while blogging has been heralded as a must have for any marketing plan you can’t expect just to put up a blog post every couple of weeks and expect to see hundreds of visitors contacting you. Blogging can yield rapid results and bring in lots of traffic to your real estate investing website, but it is going to take a lot more volume than that.
Start with low cost, quick turn around marketing methods and then add in other advertising channels each month as you grow while continuing to maintain and tweak those that have already been successful and you will find more opportunities for flipping houses than you can handle.