Real Estate Marketing Ideas

A Complete Guide to Promoting Your Listing

By Staff Writer Last Updated April 5, 2023 3 min read

In 2022, 5.95 million homes sold. With a fluctuating market, the success of these sales rested heavily on how well the listing agent marketed them. 

In very few markets can you get the best price for a home by simply pounding a “for sale” sign on the lawn. When you use purposeful real estate marketing tactics, your property will sell faster and for more money. 

Below, we list the best marketing tactics to promote your listings, giving you all you need to know to remain successful, regardless of the market. 

Begin with social media

The real estate marketplace consists of interested buyers both in your community as well as online. You can market your listing by posting it on your Facebook business page, group pages, and other social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok. Provide details in the caption and highlight your home’s best features with professional listing images

Use a professional photographer

When posting your listing online, avoid the temptation of snapping a few pictures of the property with your cell phone. It’s worth investing in a real estate photographer. If you don’t have a preferred photography vendor, try searching Google for “professional real estate photographer near me.” 

Professional real estate photographers understand angles, composition, and light to showcase your home’s best features. Professional pictures encourage prospective buyers to see the property in person. 

Real estate hashtags

Take your social media marketing a step further by using relevant hashtags. Your hashtags should include a combination of real estate terms and location keywords

Here are some popular real estate hashtags (consider adding the city name to any of the terms below): 

  • #houseforsale
  • #openhouse
  • #justsold
  • #homeforsale
  • #starterhome
  • #renovated
  • #newlisting
  • #walkscore
  • #walkableneighborhood
  • #uptown, #downtown
  • #theneighborhood+homeforsale
  • #thecity+homeforsale

LinkedIn groups for real estate marketing

If you’re not currently on LinkedIn, create an account and search your city and the term “real estate.” Join all the groups that pop up and browse their content. 

Look specifically for groups that have not just listings but real estate opportunities. Then share your best listings there and network. Try to avoid groups that have just listings, as yours will likely get lost in the masses.

Cross promote with other agents

Build relationships with other real estate agents to help sell both of your properties. Begin researching realtors in your area to see who lists different kinds of properties, as some real estate agents prefer to specialize. You will quickly learn who you can work well with and then seek to cross-promote properties.

Post virtual tours on YouTube

Make a slideshow with real estate images and post it to YouTube. Video creation platforms like Animoto can help you create the perfect slideshow video complete with a compelling soundtrack to capture buyer attention. 

Promote your YouTube video on your other social media platforms. While you may not get as much reach as embedding the video on Facebook, it’s still helpful to market wherever possible.

Use Google Street View

Google Street View’s mobile app lets individuals create and upload 360-degree content. When you upload this content, it appears on Google Maps and Images for the listed address. You can add a URL to direct viewers to your other listings. 

Take a 360-degree photo of the property’s main floor, for example, and upload it to Google Street View. Buyers who look at your property’s location online will immediately see a full view of the main floor. A virtual 360-degree image is one of the best ways to market real estate online. 

Third-party listing websites

Several real estate listing websites are free for users. While these sites don’t list to the MLS, they can be just as helpful for attracting potential buyers. 

Below are the most common free websites where you can market your real estate: 


Zillow is the go-to place for individuals selling their homes. This leading third-party listing site looks visually appealing and allows you to manage your property on any device. 

Plus, when you list your home on Zillow, it automatically shows up on its sister site, Trulia. The platform is so simple, which is why real estate agents love using it; after you create a Zillow account, you just upload your photos and listing description. is the official website for NAR (National Association of Realtors). While Zillow and Trulia aggregate their listing data from brokerage sites, pulls listing information from regional MLS platforms. 


Movoto is a listing website that aims to make real estate easier for everyone. This platform offers helpful tools and an end-to-end suite for buyers, sellers, and agents. This platform is one of the fastest-growing listing sites available. 

Why use Virtuance to promote your listing images

Promoting your listings feels more effortless than ever, but real estate agents with the same tactics have saturated the marketplace. It takes ingenuity to get your listing to stand out online. Be creative when it comes to promoting your listing.

With Virtuance, we can help take your listing to the next level with professional real estate photography, 3D tours, and access to our Marketing Suite to ensure you have all the tools you need to promote and sell your listing faster.