We all know that people prefer to do business with people they know, like, trust and respect. As landlords, property managers and Realtors, we know that the more people who know, like, trust and respect us, the more business we are likely to do. Every so often we find opportunities that not only expand our community and potential market place, but that make it easy.
This is where VerticalRent and Meetup.com come into the picture. The rental market is booming, singles, couples and families need to find the right place to live, and landlords need the right kind of tenant. As a real estate professional, no matter in what capacity, you can use Meetup.com as part of your affiliate marketing strategy.
What is Meetup.com?
It is well organized system for people who share the same passions, interests and activities can meet up to follow and develop them. Meetup is more than a simple social networking site, or a social group that grew out of, say Facebook followers. It is a sort of cross between a club, a community college and a vehicle to further worthy causes. And like those examples, anyone can join in or pass by any other groups that already exist. you can even start your own.
How Can You Become Part Meetup?
Firstly, join an active group that is right for you. It could be family-oriented, technological, health and wellness, political, or, say, a hobby you want to follow like gardening, reading, or marathon running. It could even be neighborhood-based, similar to an active home owner association. What matters is that you join an active group you will communicate with, meet with, enjoy making friends with, and contributing to.
As you get to know others, they get to know you. As they get to know you and like you, they learn about you. As you begin to add value to the group, they learn to trust and respect you. As you become more involved, you may join other ready-made groups or you may ask people you know to join you in a new group.
How You Can Use Meetup for Affiliate Marketing
As you know, we at VerticalRent have an excellent affiliate marketing system. When you become one of our affiliates, we will provide you with a free, professional landing page for your website, to make it easy for potential tenants to learn more and become actual tenants for our landlords. You will have many opportunities, at Meetup, to talk about real estate, the market, rentals and neighborhoods. Potential tenants want to avoid problems, so they seek advice from people like you, and hope to get some direction. All you need to do is send them to your website.
Meetup has a great mobile app, so group members can stay in touch with each other. The app also makes it easy to set up events, and to add those events to the calendar. You can arrange events for your groups and for anyone who is interested in learning more about real estate, a neighborhood, tenancy and good available properties. Check out Meetup.com for one near you, check it out, decide which groups you want to join, then, when you are ready, become one of our affiliates.