April 12, 2022
Neighborhood real estate pages are one of the most effective real estate marketing strategies. These webpages drive up SEO, position real estate agents as local experts, and catch niche leads that large listing sites miss. Learn how to build the best hyper local pages on your real estate website and start capturing leads. Plus, check out 10 stellar examples of neighborhood real estate pages.
Neighborhood real estate web pages are one of the most effective real estate marketing strategies. But it doesn’t matter how many leads an agent gets to visit their website if they are not capturing their leads’ contact information.
Integrated IDX forms a bond between leads and a real estate agent. On neighborhood real estate pages, leads can be prompted to sign up for listing alerts. Leads will then be sent emails or text message alerts every time a new listing in that neighborhood goes on the market. This drives leads back to the agent’s website until the leads are ready to see listings with the agent in person.
After choosing which neighborhoods you want to focus on, it is important to do SEO research. Knowing how people search for your neighborhood areas is critically important in building your page. Do not skip this step. Using tools like SEMRush, Google Trends, Keyword Sh!tter, or Keywords Everywhere allow agents to check how people are searching for specific neighborhoods.
If one of my hyper local pages focused on the Wash Park neighborhood in Denver, CO, I would enter “Wash Park Colorado” into any of the keyword suggestion tools mentioned above, and check how people were searching for my neighborhood.
I can see people refer to my neighborhood as “Wash Park”, “Washington Park”, “Wash Park Area”, and “Wash Park Denver.” I would include a mix of these terms in my page titles, subheadings, alt text, and meta descriptions.
Your neighborhood page should include an overview of the area. This description should paint a picture of what it’s like to live in the neighborhood. Include information on when the homes were built, local neighborhood events, information about schools, transit information, and highlights of the area.
Every hyper local community page should show off the best, current listings for that area. Using integrated IDX allows agents to show off current listings specific to the neighborhood. Lead capture allows leads to get up-to-date neighborhood listings via text message or email.
One of the top questions leads will have is how much it costs to live in a community, using comps and real-time data, provided a ballpark overview of how much homes average in that neighborhood, what the median household income is, property tax information, and a mortgage calculator.
It is no secret that Google and other search engines favor video content. In fact, video receives 400% more engagement than other real estate marketing medium. Consider creating your own video tour of the neighborhood. If there is a local festival or community event that happens regularly, consider sharing it with buyers online.
Another option is to embed video that has been created by the city or neighborhood, already. Just remember to give credit to your sources.
Buyers will also be interested in education options. Be sure to share information about the school district, charter schools, and private school options. Include information on school ratings and achievements. Include information about the highlights of each school from sports, to extracurriculars, and academic achievements. Links should be included for each district and school.
The goal of hyper local pages is to paint a picture of what life will look like for a buyer in that neighborhood. Highlighting how they will play and have fun should be a key highlight. Showing off local state parks, trails, amusement parks, museums, zoos, aquariums, nature preserves, and park districts all help paint a picture of what life will look like.
Include an area map with information on commute times to and from the nearest metropolitan hubs. Including “walk scores” for the neighborhood is also a huge plus.
Information about the demographics of an area is a huge plus. Include information about the employment rate, the average household size, the median age, etc.
Creating a list of backlinks is important for offering valuable resources to page visitors and for driving up the SEO of your hyper local page. Consider adding links to the local school district, local government pages, police/fire departments, park district, country clubs, shopping district, HOA, or community event webpages.
Lastly, your community page should include a call-to-action to contact you to schedule a showing. Your contact information for text, mobile, and email should all be clearly displayed on the page.
Neighborhood real estate web pages are great for driving up SEO, positioning real estate agents as local experts, and for attracting niche buyers. The most effective neighborhood real estate pages offer a wealth of information on a community, beautiful listings, and lead capture with integrated with IDX.
If you need help setting up your own hyper local neighborhood pages, contact our team. We are always happy to help!
About the author: Paul
Paul Eastwood is the CEO of UltimateIDX and founder of it's parent company Blue Fire Group that has been helping Real Estate agents with online marketing for over 15 years.
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I am using city pages, but i never thought individual neighborhood pages would help much, Thanks
How do you add a button for your traffic to go to your App.
I want to add my app for my agent site to my personal real estate problem solver website.
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