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Why you need a personal brand as a realtor

In a field as competitive as real estate, you need to differentiate yourself from the thousands of other Realtors in your area! One way to do this is to curate your personal brand – beyond the services you offer or the brokerage you’re registered with. Read on if you’re wondering why on earth you’d need a personal brand above and beyond your brokerage or franchise…

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Newsflash – as a Realtor, you’re a personal brand! Meaning, people want to work with you because of who you are, not just because of the brokerage you’re a part of or the services you offer. Potential clients want to connect with you and see if you’re the right fit to guide them through the home buying or selling process…

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As a Realtor, it’s important that you understand this: YOU are a personal brand. Your clients want to work with you not just because of the services you offer but because of who you are! Potential clients will want to connect with you to see if you’re the right fit and if you’re someone they’d want to work with…

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Here at Fourth Street Creative, our mission is to create multipurpose tools that help you communicate your professionalism and personality to your clients. That’s right – you can purchase once and benefit many times over with just a bit of creativity (like, a teeny tiny bit!). Here’s 3 different ways you can use a Fourth Street CMA template in your business

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In marketing, a North Star is a frame of reference that you keep in the back of your mind as you’re creating your marketing materials or developing your brand assets. It keeps you on-brand by inspiring and steering your designs in the right (consistent) direction. So, how exactly do you discover your North Star?

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So. You want to build your brand image library. We’ve introduced you to Canva photos and other amazing free image sources, like Unsplash and Pexel … but now what?! Building a brand image library isn’t as simple as just compiling real estate-related photos – you need to be intentional about your selections to ensure they’re on brand. Here’s 4 tips to keep in mind.

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Branded posts are crucial to building brand recognition and having your audience instantly recognize your content when it pops up on their Instagram feed. In this video, we show you 4 types of branded posts you need to have in rotation – all of which are totally underused, in our opinion!

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You don’t need a design background or a ton of spare time to become a successful DIY marketer – in fact, it may just be the best thing you ever did for your biz! Here’s why DIY marketing might be the right choice for you…

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It’s that time of year again – when we bust out our ugly sweaters and Santa hats and share a very important PSA: KEEP YOUR HOLIDAY MARKETING ON BRAND. Maybe you’re like “Duh!” but trust us – it’s something we see year after year (after year…)! It’s oh-so tempting to lean toward the festive reds and greens that color EVERYTHING during the month of December, but we promise that won’t do you any favours when it comes to brand recognition!

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Branding can be overcomplicated by so many designers and marketing companies but really it just comes down to how your ideal audience views your offer. Your brand is what other people think it is. So in order to get crystal clear on where you want to take your brand, it’s a good idea to know where you are, what you don’t like and what your ultimate dream for your brand is. Don’t worry I’ve fine-tuned the process into these 4 questions you can ask yourself before you start looking for a designer to help you rebrand. 

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