What is Real Estate Branding?
According to Merriam-Webster, a brand is a class or good identified by name as the product of a single firm or manufacturer. It is also defined as a public image, reputation, or identity conceived as something to be marketed or promoted. These are two broad descriptions of branding, which explains why there can be some confusion about what branding means. It’s not uncommon for people to think of a brand as a company’s logo or slogan. However, today a brand for real estate is so much more. A brand is the way people perceive you and connect to your business: it is how people identify your business. Your brand is your company’s identity, your personality, and more. It can be your most valuable asset. Understanding branding takes some understanding of marketing, business, and human behaviors.
Elements of a Brand for Real Estate:
Your real estate brand identity is the visual representation of your business. The elements of a brand include the logo, slogan, tone and voice of the copy, color palette, fonts, and imagery. You use these elements on your website, social media platforms, packaging, and marketing materials. Think of your brand identity as anything you can see that will visually make your business stand out and differentiate it from the competition. These visual elements help communicate your company’s message and values. Your brand identity will affect how people view your business and how you position yourself in a market. For real estate agents, your branding is in part the company with which you have your license and in part who you present yourself as an agent. You cannot rely on the company branding alone if you want to be successful.