Student Housing Prospects: Find them on the #Gram

Peak season may be the time when leases are signed, but prospects are forming their opinions about you long before then. All year long you should be considering your web presence, online reputation, and social media as keys to getting prospects in the door when they are ready to decide. No matter the season, social media and especially Instagram are cost effective ways to reach this student audience and make a connection.  #whyitmatters  This generation of college students is more diverse, and more…

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Quick-Start Guide to Content Marketing for Student Housing

Content marketing is key to defining your brand and differentiating you from top competing properties. Purposeful messaging that brings together the elements of your brand with your student community can make or break your marketing plan. While there are many types of content, focusing on these four areas is a great place to start.  Channels If you have limited time or resources to devote to content marketing, you can start by taking stock of the channels you are already using…

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Multifamily Marketing: Connecting with Gen Z through Email Marketing

Gen Z is heading to college, and in an ever-evolving digital world staying in front of them in an engaging way can seem a daunting task. You may be surprised to learn that email is still an important way of connecting with these up-and-comers. Ninety-one percent of consumers check their email once a day (that includes Gen Z), and 88% of renters indicate that email is their preferred method of communication. So how can email marketing help you reach them?…

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Student Housing Edition: Brand Building Year Round

Marketing in student housing presents some unique challenges. First, you have a very niche demographic target. And second, unlike in traditional multifamily communities, the leasing season for student housing revolves almost entirely around the school year. That means that if you don’t meet your leasing quotas by the time housing decisions for the next school year are finalized, you may wind up with vacant units for the next 12 months. In some markets, this can be a tight window of…

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5 Need-to-Know Tips for Managing Local Listings

Google releases update after update hoping to improve the search experience for their users. Other search engines follow suit. And the more local-focused they become, the more important it is to make sure you are managing your local listings so that you can make sure you are found by prospects in their moment of need. But where to start? Here are five tips to make local listings management more manageable. 1. Get Your Business on the “Big Hitters” There are…

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The Getting Started Guide to Instagram

Social media is a marketing buzzword that isn’t going away, but it is always changing. First, there was MySpace, then Facebook, then Twitter, and it seems every time we blink a new, innovative platform like Periscope or Snapchat joins the scene. Even so, for the better part of the last decade, Facebook ruled social like Google ruled search. But in the last year, a new trend has emerged. Teens and young adults are leaving Facebook as the social network’s popularity grows…

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Are People Even Seeing My YouTube Ads? (& Other Common Questions Answered)

Each month, more than 1.5 billion logged in users visit YouTube.com. To put that in perspective, according to the United States Census Bureau, the estimated population of the US is 325.7 million. That means that nearly five times the number of people that live in the US have an account and are actively watching content on YouTube. What does that mean for you? In a nutshell, as a local business looking to get in front of prospects, it means that…

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5 Ways to Give Your Mobile Marketing a Boost

On average, mobile users spend 69% of their total media time each day on smartphones. That means that over half of their individual screen time is on a device no bigger than the palm of their hands that follows them throughout the day as they make all types of purchase-related decisions and research. Mobile ad spend is on the rise, too. A recent study confirms that by 2019 72% of all ad spend will be geared towards mobile. So what…

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Steal These Social Posts: Multifamily Marketing Edition

It won’t be the first time you’ve heard it. It won’t be the last. Content will make or break your social media strategy. Your posts need to be timely, engaging, and regularly updated. Which sounds simple enough, but putting pen to paper is easier said than done. Never fear – here are five creative ideas to jumpstart your social posts as part of your multifamily marketing strategy this year. 1. Profile Your Staff Your presence on social media is one…

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Game-Changing Lead Response Tips & Tricks

You’ve done it. You’ve finally got a marketing program that works! Your phone is ringing, your inbox is full, and maybe you’re even seeing more new faces in your store. But while traffic is up, business isn’t booming like you’d expect it to be. What gives? Like the old adage, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. Your marketing can bring you leads, but it typically can’t close business by itself. Once leads contact…

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