5 Basics of Condo and Real Estate Project Marketing

The following are the five basics of marketing in general, but my focus tends to be more on the condo and real estate sales side. You're about to read the principles by which I run my marketing agency N5R , ones I swear by to this day. You'll also read why some of these basics apply more to condo and real estate marketing than ever before.
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Topics: real estate project sales, marketing, project sales expert, condo project sales, real estate sales, marketing agency

The Marketing Power of Video, the Convenience of Phone Calls

All the greatest project marketing experts will tell you that phone calls are better than email, and in-person tops phone calls. The further away you get from meeting in person, the more you deprive yourself of the tools of effective communication: tonality and body language, which put together make 93% of what will win for you in condo or real estate project sales and any other sales for that matter. The problem is, we have phone calls and email because that's more convenient for people. They can't always meet you in person. Fortunately, new technologies are reducing the amount of marketing power that you would normally have to compromise for the sake of convenience. I'm going to discuss two of them.
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Topics: Video, real estate project sales, condo project sales, project marketing, phone calls, skype, facetime

5 More Tips For Standout Marketing and Incredible Sales

In the spirit of my previous post I want to offer you five more tips to help boost your project marketing and make excellent condo project sales. These are excerpts from my ebook It's Not The Market, It's Your Marketing which you can buy on The topics are scattered and if you are left with questions, it can only be because I am condensing whole chapters and case studies into small numbers of words. Be sure to get the whole story from the ebook once you understand how valuable this information is to you.

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Topics: marketing, condo project sales, project marketing, project sales experts

5 Key Sales and Marketing Ideas

The five sales and marketing ideas I am about to share with you are short summaries of larger stories. I know what it's like to be busy in the condo project sales and marketing business, so if making it brief is how I can get the message across then I have no problem with that. These ideas come from a wide variety of topics, but they are all related because they are all so necessary for being successful. After that, I will show you where to read coverage of these points in greater detail.

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Topics: Sales and Marketing, real estate, marketing, condo project sales, project sales experts

Why "Spray and Pray" Marketing No Longer Works

I constantly see condo developers making the same old mistake: using one brand statement to try and reach a vast array of different people. In the old marketing days we called that tactic "Spray and Pray" because it involved blanketing everyone with the same message, then hoping and praying it would stick to somebody. There may have been a time when that was the best you could do, but that era is definitely over and the project marketing world is better for it. One size has never fit all, and you will rarely find a product that appeals to all people in exactly the same way. The new age of Digital Marketing provides the tools you need to appeal to different people in optimal ways. Here are the facts.
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Topics: landing page, project marketing, digital marketing, condo developers, digital age

No Market is Too Tough for Great Marketing

I run my company N5R on the following motto: It's Not The Market, It's Your Marketing. It is a personal belief of mine, and time and time again different situations have proven it to be true. Granted that some jobs are always more challenging than others, one should not be quick to give up on a market where people are still buying condos, real estate or whatever you are selling. Today I want to share with you one extreme example that I will never forget, an experience which only served to reinforce my convictions. I worked on condo project sales in Jacksonville, Florida, right when the market was crashing in the US. I only did it as a favour to a friend who is a very successful developer in Toronto, who needed to sell as fast as he could and get out.

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Topics: sales, market, marketing, condo, condo project sales

How Internet Marketing Worked

Every once in a while it's fun to reminisce about how marketing used to be. Remember how internet marketing was before the time of social media?When you basically had newsgroups, chat rooms, webpages and email to work with. There wasn't even Google for research purposes. I worked on a team with Lou Pearlman and proved that, with the right organization, we could make internet marketing work. A lot has changed, but the basic four principles are the same: use the latest available technology, create a database, create relevant communication, and build brands. You could apply that to condo project marketing or real estate project sales today. Let's review how I applied these principles back in the day, to a then-new group of guys who had yet to sell an album.
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Topics: real estate project sales, condo project marketing, mobile browsing, social media, project marketing, marketing agency, backstreet boys

The 4 Pillars of Effective Email Marketing Campaigns

Email is one of the most technologically mature ways to communicate on the internet. Over the years, email project marketing methods have shifted in the same way as marketing in general. Gone are the days of spray-and-pray mass messages to strangers, most of whom will just delete the message or mark it as spam. If you're a project sales expert or running a project sales agency, you need to know the methods that have been developed to turn prospects into leads, to keep leads engaged or increasingly interested, and to convert those leads into real estate or condo project sales. These are the 4 Pillars of Effective Email Marketing Campaigns.
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Topics: real estate project sales, email marketing, project sales agency, project sales expert, condo project sales, project marketing

Marketing and Sales Tips: Sell a Lifestyle First, a Floor Plan Second

Condo project sales ads are usually the same old boring thing. If you don't know what I mean, flip through a newspaper and look for the ads that seem the most average of the bunch. You will see diagrams, technical renderings, floor plans and numbers, things which might excite an architect but not anybody else. I will tell you who else that appeals to: condo developers whose projects these are. They want a beautiful representation of their project, viewed from an angle that people living there will not usually get to enjoy anyway. This kind of ad misses the mark. What would be on target?

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Topics: real estate project sales, floor plan, developers, condo, condo project sales

Marketing Tip: Touching on Touchpoints

Only one percent of people who walk into a condo project sales office will agree to buy on the first visit. Buying a condo is a big commitment, a long term relationship of sorts. How many people do you know who would say yes to a proposal on the first date? For that matter, how many people propose on a first date? It surprises me whenever a condo project sales office is treated like the beginning and the end of condo project marketing outreach. Every different way that you introduce customers to (and, after, remind customers of) your company and your project is what I call a touchpoint. Sales office visits, appointments, advertisements, email campaigns, each of these is a touchpoint to maintain the interest of sales leads. I am briefly going to summarize what you need to know about touchpoints.
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Topics: marketing, condo, condo project sales, project marketing, sales office, touchpoint, touchpoints



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