Episode 64 - Mitch Robinson

How to Make the Most of Real Estate News

In this episode of Real Estate Insiders Unfiltered, hosts James Dwiggins and Keith Robinson are joined by Mitch Robinson, President of Real Estate News. Together, they share invaluable tips and strategies designed to help you build a profitable and sustainable real estate business.

Proactive Media Engagement

One of the standout topics from this episode was the importance of proactive media engagement for real estate professionals. Mitch Robinson emphasizes that real estate brokers and real estate agents should not wait for the media to approach them but should actively offer stories and insights. This proactive approach allows you to control the narrative and ensure that your message reaches your audience.

Key Strategies for Media Engagement:

  • Know the News: Stay updated with national real estate trends and think about how they impact your local market.
  • Be a Resource: Contact local reporters, offer your expertise, and become a go-to source for real estate news.
  • Prepare Key Messages: Focus on what you want to communicate and bridge to these points during media interactions.
  • Engage with Local Media: Understand that local journalists are often looking for local angles to national stories.

Community Engagement

Another critical point discussed was the significance of community involvement. In an age dominated by digital marketing and real estate technology, personal connections still hold immense value. Mitch suggests that real estate brokers and agents should focus on community engagement to build trust and establish themselves as local experts.

Ideas for Community Engagement:

  • Host Local Events: Rent a movie theater for a community movie night or sponsor local events.
  • Participate in Community Activities: Attend and support local events to build your network.
  • Provide Valuable Information: Offer free workshops or seminars on topics like real estate investing for beginners, real estate financing, or understanding real estate taxes.

Understanding Real Estate Trends

Keeping abreast of the latest real estate trends and market conditions is crucial. This knowledge allows you to provide accurate and up-to-date information to your clients, enhancing your credibility and trustworthiness.

Essential Real Estate Trends to Monitor:

  • Real Estate Prices: Stay informed about fluctuations in real estate prices in your area.
  • Real Estate Listings: Keep track of new real estate listings and changes in the market.
  • Real Estate Investing: Understand the trends in real estate investment and advise clients on potential opportunities.
  • Real Estate Laws: Stay updated with changes in real estate laws and regulations that affect your business.

Building a Strong Media Strategy

The discussion also highlighted the importance of having a robust media strategy. This involves being proactive, understanding the media landscape, and knowing how to engage effectively.

Steps to Build a Strong Media Strategy:

  • Identify Key Media Outlets: Find the local news outlets and reporters that cover real estate.
  • Create a Media List: Compile a list of contacts and establish relationships with them.
  • Develop Story Ideas: Regularly pitch story ideas that highlight your expertise and provide value.
  • Be Available: Make yourself available for interviews and provide timely responses to media inquiries.

Learning and Growth

Continuous learning is vital in the ever-evolving real estate industry. Engaging with real estate blogs, real estate podcasts, real estate books, and real estate courses can provide new insights and strategies to stay ahead of the competition.

Recommended Resources:

  • Real Estate Blogs: Follow industry-leading blogs for the latest trends and advice.
  • Real Estate Podcasts: Subscribe to podcasts like Real Estate Insiders Unfiltered for expert insights.
  • Real Estate Books: Read books that cover various aspects of real estate, from investing to real estate laws.
  • Real Estate Courses: Enroll in courses to enhance your knowledge and skills.

Being proactive in media engagement, community involvement, and continuous learning are key strategies for success in the real estate market. By following these tips and staying informed, you can build a profitable and sustainable business.

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