What makes me want to open your email? Comparing Subject Lines

Everyday I get around 68 emails in my junk account. You know the drill. As I scan down the list each morning, I recognize the names of most of the senders, because I did opt in to get their emails. Even so, I only open a small fraction of them, maybe two. Maybe one. Often…

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15 Things You Might Not Know about Email Marketing for Your Real Estate (or Any Other) Business

In the pursuit of more knowledge about marketing with real estate newsletters, I attended an SEO meeting last night in San Diego. Four specialists conducted a panel discussion about the issues of personalization, deliverability, and content in email marketing. The perspective was refreshingly practical, coming from experts in the trenches who are charged with doing…

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How to Make Pre-Written Real Estate Newsletters More Relevant

Pre-written real estate newsletters provide a valuable service to real estate agents, saving them gobs of time and money, contributing to their brand, maintaining consistency, and for many, providing their only form of follow-up marketing. But because pre-written newsletters are by necessity somewhat generic–even if they are interesting–they may ring a bit bland to past…

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Is It Worthwhile Following Up with Real Estate Clients?

A customer cancelled her real estate newsletter account yesterday. The reason? She’s “too busy and doesn’t need it right now.” Of course, we cancelled the account without question, but I was itching to scream NO! Not for us, but for her. I recall when the real estate market was starting to take a dive in…

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3 Reasons Your Real Estate Newsletters Might Not Work

As with any kind of marketing, there are right and wrong ways to do real estate newsletters. As a real estate agent, I’ve had enormous success with my real estate newsletters, and I’m not the only one. A lot of agents say their newsletters return thousands of dollars for every dollar spent. But newsletters don‘t…

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