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By Mark Redmond Marketing and business development director NZ Power Distributors
Reposition your business to build
on past accomplishments
Commercial mortgage brokers who are keen to turn around their business and see results
this year should learn from how they
fared in 2011, rather than just wait and
see if recovery comes along with the
new year. This requires a close look at
what worked — and what didn’t — in
your previous marketing efforts.
You should integrate a 3-R approach
when setting your marketing goals
• review: To progress in your mar-
keting efforts, you must review
and analyze previous actions to
see what worked and what did not.
Then examine your competition and
see how many times you can look
back and ask, “Did I lose business
to rivals? And if yes, why?” Start
by looking at what you can do bet-
ter, and find the areas in which you
can improve and gain momentum
• revise: Once you find a few areas
that worked for your business,
build on them. For example, if you
have learned that more business is
coming from two to three zip codes
or two to three cities or townships,
add a few lines on your website to
highlight how you are now serv-
“Your goal is to
bring in more
and to reposition your
company as an expert
in this market segment.”
ing those areas. This helps with
search engines because people
often search by zip code or city.
This might even push your website
higher on search results.
• reposition: Use this foundation to
highlight and capitalize on your ar-
eas of strength. If you’ve closed more
deals in a certain type of commercial
property market, list and mention it
more frequently. You can even mar-
ket it as a new service. Your goal is to
bring in more business and to repo-
sition your company as an expert in
this market segment.
The next step is to know how to fo-
cus your marketing efforts on target ar-
eas. Here are 10 marketing tips that can
help you increase your business and
gain more visibility in a relatively short
span of time.
1. review and update your website.
List your new services, add new
content or embed appropriate key-
words in the “home” and “about
us” pages of your website.
2. connect with nonprofit organiza-
tions and see which areas you can
give to — not just money, but time
and effort. This can bolster your
credibility and opportunities, and
add to your public profile.
3. partner with other industry players,
such as providers of services like
insurance and business brokers or
4. start a referral program. Consider
offering a discount to anyone who
sends you a referral. Don’t forget to
thank them early and often.
5. record educational videos that
cover key topics like savings, rea-
sons to buy now, or special monthly
offers or incentives. Post them on
6. upgrade your technology to reach
and manage more people.
7. network and find ways to receive
new leads. One way is to subscribe
to a credible source for leads.
8. write a press release on the things
that set your business apart or
partner with another business to co-
author a marketing article.
to anyone who sends
you a referral. Don’t
forget to thank them
early and often.”
the network of partners with whom
your exchange referrals for closings
A bonus point is to think about
using you co-op advertising dol-
lars for marketing. January is a good
time to discuss with your current
business partners if you can do
some co-op advertising. This one
marketing tool may nearly double
your marketing resources. •
Mark Redmond is marketing and business-
development director for NZ Power Dis-
tributors, an energy-efficient company that
specializes in helping mortgage brokers and
commercial property managers with cost-
saving initiatives for energy savings. Reach
Redmond at mark@ wessonventures.com or
call (813) 403-1062.