Everyone knows in business the customer comes first. Customer Lifecycle Marketing is founded on this principle.
The goal of Customer Lifecycle Marketing is toWhat is exciting for a prospect may not matter to a dead lead and vice versa. So why would you send them the same content?
Plus, customers who received emails specific to their stage in the customer lifecycle have a
Did we mention? Marketers who use segmented email marketing campaigns experience a
Let’s see what this looks like for Multifamily.
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Every potential Multifamily customer falls into one of the following zones:
The idea is toA.K.A.the zone where you are making money.
Obviously having full occupancy forever is a fantasy, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t form your strategy with that goal in mind.
Norman Vincent Peale said it best, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” That’s what we are doing with
We have developed ready-made ‘plays’ to make the transition from each stage to the next as easy as possible. And maximize the number of customers in the Resident Zone!
By engaging with each customer at every step of the way, you can keep them active and increase your average customer lifecycle value!
Here are our 9 favorite plays:
Let's take a closer look.
Once a prospect fills out a guest card, they should be added to the Prospect Pre-Tour Play to educate them about the property. This play showcases the property’s amenities, features, and the neighborhood to spark prospect interest.
After a prospect tours your property, give them everything they need to sign a lease with the ‘Prospect Post-Tour Play.’ Show them your floor plan availability, notify them about any price-drops and invite them to community events.
Once the prospect has scheduled a tour, they are moved into the ‘Prospect Closing Play’ where they receive an extra nudge to sign a lease. This play provided a variety of timed offers like a waived amenity fee alert, a waived security deposit alert and a half-off your first month’s rent special offer.
As soon as a prospect signs a lease, they should move to the ‘Pre-Move Play.’ In this play, they get all information they need to make their move as easy as possible. This play includes an ‘application approved’ congratulations, a move-in checklist, and a reference guide to insurance and utility companies recommended for your property.
When a resident moves in, they should start the ‘Resident Welcome.’ It gives an overview of information new residents want to know. Typically, the play kicks off with a welcome email and is followed with an email that prompts residents to stay in touch. Next, you can move into some helpful tips for navigating the area, like where to find the various amenities, local entertainment venues, and where they should eat dinner. Round out your welcome play with a personal touch, like a triggered birthday email.
After a resident has been at your property for six months, they should receive the ‘Resident Satisfaction Play.’ As the name suggests, this play evaluates how happy your residents are and gives you a chance to make amends with any residents who are unhappy. The satisfaction play usually includes an anniversary email, a resident survey and a prompt to refer a friend. To go the extra mile, you can send a follow-up email to address any concerns mentioned in the resident survey.
Two months prior to a resident’s lease ending, use a ‘Resident Renewal Play’ to encourage your residents to renew their lease. Gentle reminders and special offers are an easy way to encourage residents to stay.
Inevitably, some residents do not renew their lease. However, that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t be willing to recommend your property to their friends. Make sure you leave them with a good impression by using the ‘Resident Exit Play’ to make their move easy. Send them a move-out checklist to keep them organized. Also, send them an exit survey so you can know learn why some of your residents aren’t renewing. These survey results can inform your new resident retention strategy.
If a lead goes cold or a resident moves out, use the ‘Lead Win-back Play’ to change their minds. 53% of leases are not renewed, so there is a good chance they are open to being wooed by your property. Like all great rom-coms have made abundantly clear, people like it when you are honest about your feelings. Tell them that you missed them and want them back. Then, show them what they have been missing with special offers, floor plan alerts and property highlights.
While this all sounds amazing, it also sounds like a lot for your agents to juggle. Let’s look at how you can use automation to make it even. You read that right: Better Content. Less Work. Tune in next Thursday to learn how!
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