VI. Marketing Plan
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[Company name] will use several strategies to promote its name and develop its brand. By using an integrated marketing strategy, [Company Name] will win clients and develop consistent revenue streams.
The [Company name] Brand
The [Company name] brand will focus on the Company’s unique value proposition:
- Client-focused residential real estate brokerage services, where the Company’s interests are aligned with the customer
- Service built on long-term relationships and personal attention
- Big-firm expertise in a small-firm environment
Targeted Cold Calls
[Company name] will initially invest significant time and energy into contacting potential clients via telephone. In order to improve the effectiveness of this phase of the marketing strategy, a highly-focused call list will be used, targeting landlords and sellers who have listed by themselves and are having difficulty finding a buyer. As this is a very time-consuming process, it will primarily be used during the startup phase to build an initial client base.
[Company name] understands that the best promotion comes from satisfied customers. The Company will encourage its clients to refer other businesses by providing economic or financial incentives for every new client produced. This strategy will increase in effectiveness after the business has already been established.
Additionally, [company name] will aggressively network with useful sources such as home contractors, real estate development companies, and businesses which import employees from other areas of the country and nations. This network will generate qualified referral leads.
[Company name] will invest resources in two forms of geographically-focused internet promotion—organic search engine optimization and pay-per-click advertising. The Company will develop its website in such a manner as to direct as much traffic from search engines as possible. Additionally, it will use highly-focused, specific keywords to draw traffic to its website, where potential clients will find a content-rich site that presents [Company name] as the trustworthy, well-qualified real estate brokerage firm that it is.
[Company name] will list its properties for rent and sale in key local publications, including newspapers, area magazines, and its own newsletter. Additionally, the Company will print brochures and place them in specific locations frequented by target individuals, such as small business development centers and accountants.
By offering seminars on topics of interest in the office or other locations, [Founder’s Name] will encourage residents in the community to become comfortable with the expertise and character of [Company Name]. These seminars will generally be offered free of charge as general promotion and for direct networking.
[Company Name]’s pricing will rely on the standard industry rates in order to neither be perceived as a luxury nor a discount broker. 3% is the commission on sales and 3% on purchases. Apartments and other rentals will have fees paid only by the tenants at the standard rate of one month’s rent. By seeking quality clients and maintaining long-term relationships with them, [Company Name] will fend off pressure to discount their rates, even in down markets.