A lot of us pay a lot of attention to the messaging we send out to prospective clients and customers. We agonize over our choice of words. We think through our offers. We consider ways to engage customers and prospects. But on a walk past my local elementary school today (on the first day of school) I think I may have stumbled upon an important lesson.
While word-of-mouth and newspaper advertisements have been the go-to marketing method for remodelers for decades, times have changed. What was once friends talking about dreams for their homes and interruptive advertisements in newspapers and magazines, is now helpful content to answer consumer questions, build relationships, and guide consumers toward a trusted source: you!
We all love a good underdog story. For you, the story of your small homebuilding business facing off against larger builders is as exciting as it gets. Your marketing budget and limited infrastructure might make you feel like David against Goliath. Fortunately, the internet has given small homebuilders the opportunity to level the playing field with larger companies. How are you playing the game?
We are living in an age of information overload. Smartphones. Tablets. Laptops. It seems we are always connected. Even the websites we visit are busier, as content-heavy design is becoming the new standard for content marketing. And that’s good news for sites that use online portfolios to show off their work.