If used in the right way, LinkedIn has the potential to be a wealth of untapped leads for estate agents. This is according to Ben Sellers, Co-Founder of Starberry (part of nurtur.group), a digital marketing and lead generation specialist, who adds that estate agents can harness the power of the platform to connect with the ideal clientele and expand their businesses effectively.
Commenting on the significance of LinkedIn for estate agents, Sellers adds: “LinkedIn is more than a professional networking platform; it’s a goldmine for generating high-quality leads. Utilising its business-focused capabilities can significantly impact an estate agent’s ability to connect with the right audience and boost lead conversion rates.”
Why utilise LinkedIn?
According to Sellers, there are several reasons, such as the fact that the platform is business focused and has a high conversion rate. “LinkedIn, as a business-centric platform, offers unparalleled lead conversion rates. According to HubSpot, LinkedIn’s lead conversion rate is 277% higher than Facebook or X (aka Twitter),” he adds.
Another reason is that it offers targeted audience engagement. Sellers says that with advanced business features such as a focused search system and InMail, estate agents can seamlessly reach their targeted clientele, making it easier to connect and market their services.
He points out LinkedIn’s enhanced interaction as another advantage. “Comparing LinkedIn to other platforms like Facebook, you might receive more interaction. LinkedIn allows you to receive engagement from connections, as well as those connections’ connections. For instance, if one of your first contacts comments on your post, LinkedIn will display that comment and let their network know about it. By doing this, you can engage those who were previously out of your reach and make yourself more visible,” Sellers comments.
Finally, smart networking. LinkedIn’s algorithm actively makes an effort to link you with relevant connections, events, organisations, and more, facilitating meaningful connections within the industry.
How to use LinkedIn for quality property leads
The first step to effectively using LinkedIn to generate leads is building a compelling profile, which includes a catchy headline, accurate contact information, a well-crafted summary, and detailed experience showcasing your unique selling points.
“Agents should also ask their past clients for recommendations, which should be added to their profile. This will help boost credibility and show others that people enjoyed working with you, which could ultimately lead to more sales down the road,” says Sellers.
Building a network
Building a robust network is vital. Joining industry-related groups, participating in discussions, and sharing relevant content are crucial steps for effective networking. “Don’t just join groups, get involved by posting links to relevant articles or asking questions about key issues in the industry. These are great ways to start a conversation and engage with potential future clients,” Sellers adds.
Leveraging LinkedIn Ads
LinkedIn Ads emerge as a highly effective tool for estate agents. The platform’s targeting capabilities allow precise tailored outreach to potential clients based on demographics, location, and interests, making it easier to reach out to people who are likely to be interested in the estate agent’s services. With various ad formats, estate agents can showcase their services in a style that resonates with their brand.
“And let’s not forget that LinkedIn is one of the world’s biggest social networks with over 500 million active users. That means there are plenty of people with interest in property who will see your ads if they’re using LinkedIn on a regular basis,” comments Sellers.
“Estate agents are encouraged to explore the myriad of possibilities that LinkedIn offers. Whether expanding networks or finding new clients, LinkedIn has something for everyone. By unlocking its potential, estate agents can harness the power of this platform to generate quality leads and elevate their businesses.”
Estate agents interested in maximising their LinkedIn presence are urged to contact Starberry for personalised guidance on utilising this powerful platform – email@example.com