Through The Lens – February 2019 Edition
It’s a “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
Calling all Baseball fans! Listing Marketing Pros wants to take you out to the ballgame with 2 tickets to a spring training game at the Surprise Stadium. What better way to celebrate the start of Spring time in Arizona than spending the day at the ballpark. Here are 5 reasons why spending the day at the ballpark is a good thing:
- The excitement! The energy within the stadium makes it fun to be around.
- Baseball can help form great bonds between you and your friends and family, and even those who are strangers!
- The food! While it may be a little pricey, there is nothing like enjoying a hot dog at a baseball game.
- It’s a tradition. A love of sports is usually passed down from generation to generation.
- The quality time spent together is one of the best reasons to go to a baseball game. An afternoon of sitting with people you love watching a sport you love is a great way to spend the day.
So, put on your favorite team shirt, lather on the sunscreen, grab your sunglasses and a baseball cap……… and start scheduling your appointments!
How to Enter the Giveaway:
- With every standard photo shoot booked for the month of February you will receive one entry.
- With every virtual tour booked for the month of February you will receive two entries.
- When making your appointments use code word “BASEBALL” to be entered into the drawing.
- The contest runs February 1, 2019 through Thursday, February 28, 2019.
- Winner will be notified via live draw on Friday March 1, 2018. GOOD LUCK !!
Pop By Calendar
Pop-Bys are a way to deepen your relationships with your clients and express gratitude. You don’t have to break the bank on pricey gifts; in fact, the more thought you put into purchasing the more your clients will value it, and the more likely they will be to refer you to their neighbors, friends and families. The best part is that when you pop by your clients, whether at home or at work, it’ll generate a buzz from those who see it. Don’t be surprised when you receive a few referrals afterward!
To save you some time, we have compiled a list of some fun ideas for each month of the year.
January – Calendar – “Month to month, year to year, I will help you find the best real estate deals!”
February – Valentine Candy – “You and your referrals are the heart of my business!” or “You and your referrals are the sweetest part of my business!”
March – Irish Spring Soap – “Call (your name) for a “clean” Real Estate transaction!”
April – Chicken Peep Marshmallow Candies – “Have your Peeps call my Peeps for all their real estate needs.”
May – Energy Bar- “Don’t have the energy to think about Real Estate… Call me and I will make things simple.”
June – BBQ Spices– “I’m your seasoned professional for all your real estate needs!”
July – Package of Sparklers or Glow Bracelets – Your referrals put a ‘sparkle’ to my business!”
August – Aloe Vera – Remember, I’ll “Aloe-ways” be here to help you with your real estate needs!
September – Animal Crackers – “It can be a real estate jungle out there, but I am here to guide you safely through. Call me with your questions and needs. I don’t monkey around!”
October – Pumpkin Carving Kit or Pumpkin– “I am always ready to “carve” out time to serve you and your referrals!”
November – Kleenex Pocket Tissue– “Nobody ‘Nose” the real estate market like I do.”
December – Gift Tag Stickers – “Stick” with ‘your name” for all your real estate needs!
PAY IT FORWARD!!
Doing something good for someone else without expecting anything in return is known as paying it forward? By paying it forward, you can make quite a difference in the world. Not only will you make another person’s day, but you will also set a chain reaction in motion. Small gestures will create a ripple effect of kindness. It doesn’t take much and you don’t have to be rich, powerful or influential. Every ordinary person can help to make this world a better place. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can literally change the world for the better.
If you want to pay it forward, consider one these great ideas to make someone’s day, and start a chain reaction of good vibrations.
It doesn’t matter so much how much you give. All that matters is that you are willing to give. Life will provide you with numerous opportunities to pay it forward. You only have to be attentive.
- Do a good deed to a homeless person.
- Pay for someone’s coffee.
- Donate some of your clothes.
- Run for a good cause.
- Ask for donations instead of gifts.
- Donate your books.
- Leave a good book behind.
- Return lost items.
- Become someone’s mentor.
- Donate blood.
- Spend some time with the elderly
- Pay the animal shelter a visit.
- Leave coupons behind at the store you’re not using.
- Offer to take a photo.
- Leave your change where kids will easily find it.
- Pick up garbage.
- Carry someone’s bags.
- Let others in the line go in front of you.
- Write a positive review of good businesses.
- Make a food donation to your local food bank.
3D Interactive Home Tours
In today’s world technology plays a big role in the Real Estate market for both buyers and sellers. By choosing the right technology when marketing a home not only can it help showcase a property, it can shorten the time on the market, reach a wider audience, and sell for a higher price. Agents looking for the next best thing in real estate marketing should consider adding Matterport to their inventory of marketing tools. Not only does Matterport enhance the property being viewed, but it is a game changer for showing a home.
Matterport creates a 3D model of the property that essentially can show the entire home on a three-dimensional scale. Once the scan of the property is complete, it is uploaded right away, allowing anyone to walkthrough the property from the convenience of their own computer. Agents can use it to show several properties at once to potential buyers without ever leaving their office, and buyers can view properties from their own home.
When you use a Matterport you essentially only need to have one open house. This gives you the agent the ability to have a virtual open house 24-hours a day, 7 days a week without having to step foot on the property. Not only does this eliminate the need for multiple open houses, it saves time, expands the audience, and results in a quicker sell!
How is this different than virtual walk tours or walkthroughs that have been around for a while? Matterport does things that none of the previous walkthroughs have done before.
Here are the features Matterport offers:
The Doll House feature allows the property to be viewed as a 3D image. Viewers can move the image around to see all aspects of the home. The viewer can zoom in on certain areas to really get a feel for the layout.
Need a floor plan of the home for your listing? No problem Listing Marketing Pros can have one created from your 3D model.
There is an option to go on a tour of the home as if the buyer is physically walking through it simply by pushing play. The great part about this feature is not only does it walk through each room, but it views the room from multiple perspectives and angles, showing the buyer all aspects of the area.
Matterport has the option to view each room separately using the 360-degree view option. This gives the potential buyer the ability to explore every corner of a room as if they were standing in it.
A Matterport adds amazing value. With one shoot, you get all the benefits of incredible photos and the power to immerse home buyers in an experience they won’t soon forget.