The real estate industry may have its ups and downs, but it has always been one of the biggest industries in the world and a large chunk of the world's money is invested in properties and land. Within this industry lie many other industries and key professions, a very important one of which is the mortgage broking industry.
People rely on mortgage brokers to handle all aspects of their housing loans, and with such great competition in the housing and property industry, the search for customers is a never ending battle for mortgage brokers and consultants all over the world. As most customers are one time customers (people generally buy properties ONCE in a while), there is always a need to source and locate new Prospects.
As a mortgage broker, there are some ways for you to increase your customer base and marketing reach manifold. And it takes no more than for you to set up a blog at your own domain. Just by creating a few simple blog posts every week and building up a mailing list of readers and visitors to your site, you can enjoy a large number of benefits, including but not limited to the following.
1.Garner Greater Countrywide Awareness Of Your Services And Expertise
In your search for new customers, it will definitely help to have an online extension of your service. Although you may not be able to close mortgage and housing loans through your website, it is a great tool for you to source for contacts.
After all, if your blog is about mortgage brokering and real estate, it is quite likely that your visitors have come to your blog because they are interested in the subject, for whatever reason. Thus, all of your visitors are targeted Prospects who may eventually contact you for your services.
2.Provide Advice For Mone
While you may not be able to close actual mortgage deals to make money online, there are other ways you can earn cash through your blog and domain. After years of experience throughout your career, you no doubt have a lot of knowledge in the field of mortgage and financing, and you can sell this knowledge for money on your website.
For example, you can provide tips on finding the right housing loan or teach people how to sort out the relevant details from the not-so-important facts and other such information. Aside from using your know-how to write your blog posts, you can also e-mail bits of information to your customers or write them down in the form of a short electronic book or e-book.
If you go the e-mail route, your customers can pay a monthly fee for being part of your mailing list, while e-books can be sold on your website with a system set up to accept it. It's all easily done and can bring you a mountain of benefits!
3.Build Up Your Reputation
Aside from financial benefits, you will also enjoy a boost in your prominence and reputation as more and more readers stop by your blog. In time, this distinction as a well-trusted mortgage broking consultant and advisor will spillover into the physical world and give your career a boost.
This is even more the case if you use your own name in your domain address, as you maximize the chances of people remembering your moniker.
4.Increase Your Contacts
In almost any industry, it's a well accepted fact that what you know is almost always as important as who you know. Sometimes, it is the latter that's more important, but that's another story.
Your website is a great avenue for you to build up and amass a large group of contacts, whether they are potential customers, potential employers, potential joint venture partners or people who work in an unrelated industry. You simply never know when someone who has visited your website and knows about your expertise and services will come in handy.
Although the above may be enough to send mortgage brokers rushing to secure their self-titled domains (if they're still available), there are still plenty of other benefits. Simply put, a domain and website or blog can open a plethora of opportunities for any mortgage broker. It's only once you get started that you'll start to fully appreciate what a big boost your domain can be for your finances, career and life in general!