TikTok Marketing for Real Estate Agents: A Beginner's Guide
But we've also talked about how it's essential to use a variety of marketing channels. So today, we're going to talk about a (relatively) new kid on the block you might want to add: TikTok.
Why Use TikTok for Real Estate Marketing?
TikTok has over a billion active users, with 80 million in the U.S.
Unlike Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms that focus on people you already know, TikTok is great at getting your content in front of new users who are already viewing real estate content. TikTok users rely on the "For You" page based on past activity. This means you can attract new followers without advertising dollars.
TikTok Tips for Real Estate Agents
New to TikTok? Here are some best practices, tips, and tricks to get you started.
Know Your Audience
The key to all marketing is to be strategic, know your audience, and target a niche.
As you plan your TikTok marketing strategy, you must consider your ideal client, their problems and concerns, and how you can create content to address those issues.
Adapt Existing Real Estate Videos
You don't need to create all your TikTok content from scratch. You can quickly chop up and repurpose existing videos for the TikTok format.
TikTok videos have an upper limit of 3 minutes, but the most successful videos are 15 seconds or less. This means you can adapt video content from other platforms into a shorter form. This should also help you increase your posting frequency – you'll be able to stretch one longer-form video into multiple short ones.
Keep an Eye on TikTok Trends
Pay attention to what's trending and consider whether you can tap into a trend with your own video. This can be a great way to boost your visibility since it increases the likelihood of appearing on someone's "For You" page. If they've been watching many videos of a specific trend, then the TikTok algorithm will pull them in.
It's essential to keep your strategic goals in mind, though. Don't get carried away with trying to go viral – when you're thinking of making a trending video, consider how likely you are to attract your ideal client.
Ultimately, you'll want to produce original content while keeping an eye open for trends compatible with your brand and niche.
Hashtags, Captions, and Post Text
When adapting your existing content to TikTok, make sure your video can be understood without audio – many TikTok users do stay on mute. This means adding captions to the video to parallel the entire script or emphasize key points.
Like other social media sites, TikTok relies heavily on hashtags to help users find the content they want. Hashtags will also help you find your place in TikTok's algorithm, so you'll want to use relevant tags that reflect your content and the occasional trending hashtag.
It's common for TikTok users to post at least once a day, so you'll want to keep videos short. You can also create videos with the in-app editing tool for quick and spontaneous posts.
However often you post, be consistent. Use a scheduling tool to ensure you roll out posts reliably and regularly.
Don't Forget to Generate Leads
While attracting followers and keeping content engaging, it's easy to forget that social media is marketing. The whole point is lead generation.
Focus on content that generates leads, and then get those leads into your funnel. Don't forget to follow up and nurture them consistently.
TikTok Real Estate Video Ideas
The key to engagement on your posts is to make your content relevant and interesting to your ideal client. This means doing more than just new listing announcements.
Here are some ideas for content that can work well with the 15-second video form:
- Real estate tips and tricks
- Dos and Don'ts for your target audience
- Common mistakes to avoid
- Q&A sessions
- Touring notable properties
- Hot market trends or must-have features
- Promoting local businesses in the neighborhoods you target
Consider what clients need to know on each stage of their journey and keep videos short and tightly focused to one or two points.
Stay On Top of Your Game
Your knowledge and expertise are one of the most valuable tools in real estate marketing. But staying current doesn't happen all by itself. You have to keep yourself informed and educated.
One way to do that is through continuing education – and since you need CE to maintain your license, you might as well make it count, right? We have an extensive catalog of online and approved real estate CE in many states. Check our course offerings and get started today!
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