Making Memories: How to Leverage Your Q3 Personally-Branded Magazine

July 13, 2021

The first two issues of the personally-branded magazine have proven to be a hit. You’ve loved leveraging the professionally-designed piece and feature articles as a lead generation tool that establishes you as a market expert. Today, the magazine returns in Designs, ready to be tailored to your specific summer business needs. 

This issue’s theme, “Making Memories,” comes at a time when your sphere is excited to connect with loved ones and make incredible summer memories with friends and family. Within this issue, you will find fun tips and strategies for clients to make the most of the summer while also answering some of their burning buying and selling questions.

Here’s what you can expect inside the pages of the newest personally-branded magazine, as well as a peek into how one agent is making the magazine work for him.

Establish Expertise Through Feature Articles

Buyer and Seller FAQs. The first feature article offers answers to some of the most common questions agents hear from buyers and sellers. With demand sky-high and mortgage rates low, more and more people may find themselves taking the plunge into buying or selling. The answers to these eight questions will provide your sphere with context on the process while also positioning you as the market expert to reach out for more information.

10 Wet and Wild Ways You Can Cool Off in Your Backyard. With summer in full swing and the mercury climbing to the max, the second piece gives readers a refreshing list of ways to make water-drenched memories with friends and family while cooling off and splashing around in their own backyards. 

Six Shortcuts to Summertime Energy Savings. The final feature in this issue gives your sphere easy-to-implement strategies for cutting costs on their energy bills this summer, so they can spend more of their time and money focused on making memories instead of paying off pricey bills. 

How to Make the Magazine Work For YOU

Operating partner of the E to P Group and regional director of KW Northern California and Hawaii Caryn Prall feels so strongly about the lead generation power of the personally-branded magazine that she creates her own to set an example for her team and new prospective Keller Williams agents. 

“Our agents and recruits are constantly looking at ways to stand apart,” she says. “This tool allows them so many options – print, social, web. And the ability to customize to have their own brand and storyline is a win-win!”

KW agent Jay Cermak of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, believes the magazine is a valuable resource to share with his sphere.

“I love how luxurious the magazine feels!” he says. “Great articles, personalized market data that I can control, and it would have taken me a lot longer to come up with all the articles on my own!” In order to make it his own, Cermak leans into light customization. “I changed a few colors, added logos and branding, updated all pages with my info and market info, and spent some time creating something valuable for my clients and branded toward my business.”

Once he’s customized the issue with his personal brand, Cermak hosts the issue on Google Drive and shares a hyperlink to it in emails to his clients. He also had a few copies printed for local clients and shared the link with people who registered with him based on a Facebook ad.

“I was able to get a few buyer leads in my pipeline from promoting the magazine on Facebook ads through Campaigns in Command,” he says. “The magazine goes into my pre-listing packets as well, and buyer packets when I meet with buyers to add even more value to my listing and buyer presentations.”

For maximum benefit, Cermak recommends tying the magazine into quarterly touches with your sphere.

“If you combine the magazine with your quarterly calls and plus it by updating the homeowner on their current market value, you will become the true economist of choice,” he says. “Set a baseline value today on their home, and next time a magazine comes out and you call to check in on the client, provide your magazine, ask for feedback, and give a market update.”

Time to Get Personal

Ready to customize the new issue of the magazine to fit your business and your lead generation goals? Click below to access your personally-branded magazine in Designs, and let us know your favorite customization tips and tricks!

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  • Jeff says:

    Team! May I know when will be next issue of the Branded Magazine for Quarter 4 of 2021? Thank you!

    • Ada Ciuca says:

      Hi Jeff! We’re so glad you’re finding value in the branded magazine! I can’t give you a set in stone date, but what I can say is that we’re hard at work on the upcoming issue, with the intention of releasing sometime in November. Make sure you’re following our social channels/emails/Outfront. Once we’re ready, we’ll be screaming it from the rooftops 🙂

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