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Digital Marketing: Your Insurance Policy for Softening Markets

G5 Posted May 24, 2019 by G5

Markets change constantly. They are dynamic and always shifting, which means your company needs to be prepared for when softening markets occur. No one wants to imagine a downturn, but it’s something that has happened before and will happen again. The companies that perform best during softened markets show up prepared and ready to maintain […]

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Get to Know VP of Senior Living Strategy Jamison Gosselin

G5 Posted May 22, 2019 by G5

We recently sat down with Jamison Gosselin, G5’s VP of Senior Living Strategy, to learn more about his time in the industry and where he sees the biggest opportunities for growth moving forward. Here’s what he had to say. Jamison Gosselin Interview G5: Jamison, tell me a little bit about your background and what drove […]

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Use Social Media Ads to Find Nearby Self Storage Prospects

G5 Posted May 19, 2019 by G5

We recently blogged about why you need a location-specific digital strategy and using social media ads to find nearby prospects ties directly into that plan. Social media ads use geotargeting to deliver content to prospective renters based on their geographic location. Rather than spearheading a national ad campaign, social media advertising is an efficient, effective […]

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Top 5 Takeaways from Google Marketing Live

G5 Posted May 17, 2019 by G5

On May 14, Google held its annual user conference, Google Marketing Live. We tuned in to the “Keyword” event to bring you updates on the latest news and innovations from Google. Here are our top five takeaways from the event. 1. The Need for Higher Quality Answers As digital marketers, you already know that in […]

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Your Multifamily Website Needs Voice of Customer

G5 Posted May 15, 2019 by G5

Today’s multifamily renters put substantial weight in the reviews and opinions of friends, family, and strangers on the internet. Before contacting an apartment community, they will have consulted a variety of digital touchpoints – from search ad to Yelp reviews. Incorporating the voice of your customers into your branding can help attract news leads by […]

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Should You List Pricing on Your Senior Living Website?

G5 Posted May 13, 2019 by G5

Seniors and families searching for a senior living community often share the same complaint — no pricing listed on websites. According to a study by Creating Results, 68 percent of people who moved into senior housing in the last two years and 75 percent of their family members complained that prices aren’t revealed on websites. […]

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Don’t Just Pay For Leads, Pay For the Right Ones

G5 Posted May 10, 2019 by G5

The practice of paying for leads has always been a commonplace marketing strategy for many companies in the real estate industry. Internet Listing Services (ILSs) and lead aggregators tend to play a large role in brand awareness and many real estate marketers still devote a large portion of their budgets to showing up on these […]

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This May Be Why People Aren’t Leasing Your Units

G5 Posted May 7, 2019 by G5

When renters reach a self storage website that doesn’t include real-time pricing and availability, or the flow of the website isn’t intuitive, bounce rates skyrocket and units remain vacant. In a competitive self storage market that saw average rents decrease in 2018 due to concessions, increased delivery, and high occupancy goals, operators need to overcome […]

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Stop Creating Hurdles to Leasing

G5 Posted May 6, 2019 by G5

The temperature outside isn’t the only thing that’s heating up as summer approaches – so is the competition for multifamily search clicks. During this peak season, and throughout the year, having a streamlined website can help you convert more prospects into leads. Refining your website and making it both user-friendly and actionable helps eliminate possible […]

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Turn Your Marketing Up or Down, Not On or Off

G5 Posted May 3, 2019 by G5

A common misconception among the leadership in many real estate organizations is that marketing is something you turn on or off depending on occupancy or market conditions. But that is not a strategy that will set you up for long-term success. You need to maintain a steady marketing presence to continue to attract and retain […]

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