5 tactics top Real Estate Agents use to find Buyers online

To thrive in the challenging real estate industry, real estate professionals need to adapt and embrace modern practices that can help them stand out and succeed as buyers and sellers alike expect more from the services a real estate agent provides. In this article, we will explore how you can find buyers for your properties by implementing innovative tools and workflows.

Last updated on 26/04/2024

Navigating the Shifting Real Estate Seas

In the era of digital advancement, potential buyers increasingly turn to online channels to search for properties. Very often, their real estate journey starts online. The demand for a modern, seamless online experience has never been higher. However, in this vast digital ocean, the real challenge lies in capturing the contact details of potential clients.

Online visitors often skim through listings, glance at descriptions superficially, and quickly move on to the next opportunity at the first sign of friction. Your mission is two-fold: to craft a listing that not only captivates the broadest possible audience but also compels them to engage with your content.

To meet these heightened expectations and remain competitive, modernizing online practices and adopting cutting-edge solutions have become crucial. Furthermore, creating lasting relationships is crucial, even when your interactions are limited. Though it's a challenge, making this change is vital for success in today's real estate world.

1. Creating high-quality visuals

The importance of creating and using high-quality visual assets cannot be overstated. These assets play an important role in attracting potential buyers to your listings, driving more views, clicks, and engagement.

These property visuals extend beyond mere eye candy – they play a vital role in building trust and confidence in the properties you represent. Prospective buyers are not only attracted by what they see but are also more likely to trust the authenticity of the listings, making them more inclined to take the next step in their buying journey.

The good news is, you don't need to transform into a professional photographer overnight to achieve good results. In fact, modern technology has made high-quality real estate photography more accessible than ever before. With a few accessible tools, such as a good HDR software and a tripod, you can significantly elevate your photography game.

2. Creating diverse property content

While photos are undoubtedly essential, their static nature often leads people to quickly skim through them. Only photos that visually are attractive will hold the viewers’ attention longer and lead to less skimming.

Once viewers have skimmed through photos, having additional content readily available naturally encourages them to delve deeper. A short 1-minute video can pique their interest, and a virtual tour is excellent for extending their stay on your page. Virtual tours empower viewers to click around, explore details at their own pace, and immerse themselves in panoramic images – all of which contribute to a longer and more meaningful interaction with your listing. Photos can catch a buyer’s attention, but videos, 360° virtual tours, and floor plans are designed to keep people engaged for longer.

Studies have proven that the more time visitors spend on a page, such as your property listing, the higher the chances they'll take some action, like contacting you.

3 - Leveraging virtual interactions

Are you still qualifying your potential buyers through phone calls or asking for introductory paragraphs? It might be time to consider a more different approach. Rather than going completely digital (unless that aligns with your preferences), it's time to leverage the benefits to your advantage.

Embracing online meetings equipped with cameras and microphones can revolutionize the way you connect with prospects. The impact goes beyond saving time and building stronger relationships; it’s a game-changer for your real estate business. Moreover, embracing remote real estate viewings is a time-saver in itself. Imagine being able to review your entire property portfolio from a distance, efficiently identifying optimal matches and allocating properties to the right clients. This not only streamlines your workflow but also reduces the need for extensive travel, allowing you to allocate your time more effectively.

These virtual interactions allow you to qualify your prospects optimally. You can engage in meaningful conversations that provide deeper insights into their preferences and needs, far beyond what a simple phone call or introductory paragraph can reveal. By doing so, you'll be better equipped to match properties to individuals, creating a win-win situation for both buyers and sellers.

Consider this: when you put a face and voice to your email address and property listings during virtual interactions, you leave a lasting impression. Prospective clients are more likely to remember you, even months or years down the line. This recognition can lead to more referrals and repeat business, bolstering your brand and expanding your local network.

4. Using tangible data insights

As mentioned earlier, the challenge isn't just getting people to view your listings but convincing them to share their contact information.

One effective way to capture this valuable information is through the use of Smart Forms. When you create a virtual tour, you can share it via a Smart Link that restricts access to the content until contact details are provided. This approach not only grants a sneak peek of your captivating 360° images but also generates leads you can follow up with.

Additionally, Private Links offer an excellent means to track your prospects' interests. If you've already used Nodalview, your timeline will reveal how many times someone has visited your property and which links they found most engaging. In contrast, open links on public portals make such tracking considerably more challenging.

Moreover, leveraging data is a powerful way to demonstrate your efforts and the tangible impact of your content to your selling clients. It's a win-win situation where you not only capture leads but also provide clear, data-driven evidence of your value as a real estate agent.

Try Nodalview’s advanced features for free and enjoy the benefits of Smart Links and Property Analytics today already!

5. Growing your online presence and building a strong brand

Establish a robust online presence and nurture a standout brand. Your brand is more than just a logo; it's the essence of your business, crafting a distinct and memorable identity. By optimizing your online presence, you can cast a wider net and heighten your chances of connecting with the right buyers.

This process revolves around four steps:

  • Defining Your Brand Proposition: Clearly articulate what sets your real estate business apart from the competition. What values, qualities, and promises define your brand?
  • Creating and Optimizing Your Digital Platforms: Craft and fine-tune your social media channels and website. These digital platforms serve as the face of your brand in the online world.
  • Collecting Reviews: Encourage and gather genuine reviews from satisfied clients. Positive reviews are a powerful testament to your credibility and service quality.
  • Producing High-Quality Content: Invest in creating compelling content that resonates with your audience. High-quality visuals, informative articles, and engaging videos all contribute to a strong online presence.

For detailed insights into each of these steps, refer to ourprevious article where we delve deeper into building your brand and enhancing your online presence.


To sum up

In the rapidly evolving world of real estate, finding buyers for your properties requires a digital approach. Nodalview offers real estate agents a powerful platform to leverage high-quality visual assets, engage potential customers, and make data-driven decisions. By embracing these digital practices and tools, you can grow your online presence, close deals faster, and match the right buyers with the right homes, ultimately ensuring the success and longevity of your brand.

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