Real Estate Marketing Template
Real Estate Marketing Software has advanced in sophistication since the dramatic expansion of the Internet over the past
many years. Many counties provide interfaces which allow real estate marketers to download complete listings of properties for
specific states and counties. However, sorting through this data is an arduous task which is beyond the capabilities of most real estate marketing companies
that rely on spreadsheets to analyze and select properties for their real estate acquisition campaigns.
We were contacted in 2003 to create a comprehensive system to provide a sophisticated query and analysis
software system with tools to select real estate property for marketing promotions. The concept basically to be able to retrieve a select group of
properties from the software and then to send marketing campaign letters to the property owners inquiring if they are interested in selling their
property. A series of up to three letters will be sent in cases where there is no response from the
real estate owner. The real estate marketing software also tracks response rates to marketing letters and provides a
buyer/seller contact management function to
record communications with real estate owners.
Below you will find snap shots of our custom Real Estate
Marketing template software.
The marketing software user interface welcome screen is shown below:
parcel data is managed on the form below. There are so many fields associated with each property unit that we have split them
into three sections:
Query Fields: These fields are primary used to select property parcels based upon their characteristics
- size, value, zoning, etc.
Question Fields: Blank fields are created for property owner's response to certain questions such as:
Has the property ever been listed? Or, are their title problems with the property?
Data Fields: All the other detailed
information which the county supplies with each land parcel.
Next we are going to create a marketing campaign. First step in the screen
below is to enter a name for this campaign; the date is automatically filled in.
We can also add a more description sentence or two about the campaign.
The next step in the process of real estate marketing is to
create a marketing campaign. This task typically involves selecting a group of properties by their specific characteristics.
In our example below we are selecting all properties which are zoned R-2A, 'One-family Residence District'.
Microsoft Access provides sophisticated data filtering capability on each form in the 'Record' menu choice. Here we are using
the 'Filter by Form' option.
In the parcel filter screen below we type in "R-2A" in the zoning field.
We could also select properties based on any combination of other fields and
there is a built-in OR capability too.
At this point we tell the marketing tools software to filter the records. The result is a set of 311 records matching our zone
filter. (See below).
Then we populate these land parcels into the campaign by pressing the 'Pop Campaign with Records' button.
This completes the parcel selection process for this marketing campaign.
The screen below manages communication and response to/from the real estate owners. The system is design to allow up to three
letters to be sent to each owner.
After Select Letter To Send field is entered then the user simply presses the Create Letters button and all letters will be
created with merged owner information. The system is designed to use envelopes with see-through address section so there is no
need to print envelopes.
A second letter would be sent to all non-respondents from the first letter - the system knows who responded from data
entered in the Logs by Letter screen.
Below is an example of the real estate marketing
Note that each letter contains a code in the
upper right corner. The code provides an easy method for locating the properties record in the
Logs By Letter screen below.
The marketer typically we call the owner and ask a series of question about property and title status. This information is
entered into the form below.