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59 Pinteresting Your Way to Selling Homes - Alisa Meredith

On this week's episode of the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast, we chat about Pinterest opportunities in home building with Alisa Meredith, Pinterest Product Specialist and Marketing Manager at Tailwind. She shares a bunch of tips and tricks on how to implement Pinterest in your home builder marketing plan.

58 Engaging Home Buyers with Video Storytelling - Shane Austin

During this episode of the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast, Greg and Kevin sit down with Abrazo Home’s "Chief Storyteller" Shane Austin. The three discuss capturing home buyers' attention by telling stories using video. "There are so many other distractions, so many other social media platforms, so much other noise. How do you hook them? And it truly is with the story. The more you use story to hook somebody in and keep them in. Then you're winning, because you're going to keep people on your website longer."

 

57 Focusing on How People Want to Shop - Beth Byrd

On the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast this week, we welcomed Beth Byrd of Beacon Homes for an in-depth conversation focusing on how home buyers want to shop. Greg, Kevin, and Beth also discuss the benefit of looking outside the home builder industry for marketing inspiration.

56.5 Bonus Episode: Home Builder Digital Marketing Summit: Sneak Peek

On this week's episode of The Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast, Greg and Kevin give you a little sneak-peek into the upcoming Home Builder Digital Marketing Summit – Virtual Series, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, 12-2 ET. Join home builder marketing experts in an information-packed session that will help you boost your business today!

56 Using AI & Data to Nurture the Home Buyer Journey - John Hiscox

In this week's episode, Greg and Kevin are joined by John Hiscox, Co-founder of OpenHouse.ai to discuss nurturing the home buying experience by using AI and data and so much more. 

"Make sure that you keep the end-user at the heart of everything you do. And shine a bright light on the dark parts of the buyer journey because it's important to you and your business".

55 Immediacy & Customer Experience - Dave Betcher

Join Dave Betcher of AtlasRTX on this week's episode of the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast. Greg, Kevin, and Dave discuss how to create immediacy and take advantage of the opportunity to build your brand and customer experience.

54 Balancing Production Capacity and Sales - Alan Trellis

This week on the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast, Greg and Kevin sat down with Al Trellis, co-founder of Home Builders Network.  During this episode, they discuss the philosophy of balancing production capacity and sales in a shifting marketplace. You don't want to miss this episode.

53 Handling Good Market Syndrome, “More Better” - Matt Riley

On this week's episode of the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast, Greg and Kevin had the opportunity to sit down with Matt Riley of Group Two. Join as they discuss how to cleverly take on "good market syndrome" and how to continue to set up your business for years to come.

52 Striving to Innovate the Home Buyer Experience - Sarah Titus

This week on the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast Greg and Kevin had the opportunity to discuss innovating the home buying experience with Sarah Titus from Eastbrook Homes. Sarah provides a lot of takeaways, including insight from a focus group, and she reveals some behind-the-scenes coordination of a creative video series.

51 The Growing Marketing Expectations in Home Buying - Kim Sandoval

On this week's episode of the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast we welcomed Kim Sandoval of Classic Homes & Flying Horse. She joins Greg and Kevin to discuss how growing marketing expectations have changed the home buying industry and so much more. 

50 Embracing Ever-Changing Technology - Lisa Lausten

This week on the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast, Greg and Kevin were joined by Lisa Lausten, Senior VP of Marketing at Stanley Martin Homes. They discuss how technology shifts should reflect how consumers not only shop for homes but shop in general. You don't want to miss Lisa's noteworthy journey that brought her into the home builder industry.

49 Defining Principles for Customer Experience - Alaina Money-Garman

Join Alaina Money-Garman from Garman Homes on this week’s episode of the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast. Greg, Kevin, and Alaina discuss how defining your core business principles will boost customer experience, as well as the impact of women and BIPOC in home building. 

48 Willingness to Change Your Paradigm - Carl Baker

In this week's episode of the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast we had the opportunity to talk with Carl Baker from Tresidio Homes. Greg, Kevin, and Carl discuss how the psychology of selling homes is similar to B2B sales, and the importance of being able to change your paradigm to continue to grow your business.

47 Leveraging Google My Business for Home Builders - Cabe Vinson

This week on the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast, Greg and Kevin were joined by Cabe Vinson of Blue Tangerine. Cabe shares tons of valuable information on how Google My Business can boost your business today.

46 The Warranty & Marketing Brand Connection - Stacey Kincaid

On this week's episode of the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast, Greg and Kevin discuss the connection between marketing and warranty with ProHome’s Stacey Kincaid. Stacey is the director of Marketing and Support Services at ProHome and delivers outstanding insight as she’s been involved in home building in some form for the past 20 years. 

45 Upgrade Your Marketing Like You Upgrade Your iPhone - Chad Sanschagrin

On this week’s episode of the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast, Chad Sanschagrin from Cannonball Moments joined Greg and Kevin to discuss the habits of successful salespeople and how you can constantly innovate both yourself and your business to the next (and better) version.

44 OSCs - The Unsung Heroes of Home Builder Marketing - Ingrid Prince

Don’t miss this week’s episode of the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast as Greg and Kevin visit with Ingrid Prince of Shaddock Homes. She shares tons of valuable information about the unsung heroes of home builder marketing, or more commonly known as online sales counselors (OSC). They discuss the importance of finding the right high-performing OSC for your business and creating a seamless transition from the OSC to onsite sales reps.

43 Inspiring Women Through the House That She Built - Kristi Allen

This week on the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast, Greg and Kevin welcomed Kristi Allen, owner of WoodCastle Homes. They discuss the power of women in general contracting and home building, The House That She Built, and so much more. She hopes to show girls and women that there’s a space for them in this awesome home building industry!

42 Complacency in 2021 is Rubbish - Russ Stephens

Join Russ Stephens, Co-founder of the Association of Professional Builders, on this week's episode of the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast. Greg, Kevin, and Russ discuss attracting high-quality leads throughout 2021 while also preparing and setting up your business for 2022.

 

41 The Fundamental Change in Consumer Behavior - Meredith Oliver

On this week's episode of the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast, Greg and Kevin had the opportunity to chat with Meredith Oliver, Chief Digital Marketing Strategist of Meredith Communications. They discuss making data-driven marketing decisions, how customers have fundamentally changed from the COVID-19 pandemic, and so much more.

40 Holiday Special 2020

On this very special holiday episode, Greg and Kevin put you in the holiday spirit by sharing some of their holiday traditions and what they are looking forward to in 2021! You don't want to miss this, Kevin even shares a very special rendition of Blue Christmas.

We hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season! 

39 Builder Panel - Home Builder Digital Marketing Summit

Join marketing experts Chris Hartley, Ashely De Young-Seibert & Michelle Smallwood, plus, the always entertaining Kevin Weitzel from Outhouse as moderator. This session from our recent Home Building Digital Marketing Summit lets you see how other home builders are putting their marketing and digital technologies to use. 

38 The Engagement Power of Interactive Floor Plans and Site Plans - Lauren St. Martin

This week Lauren St. Martin, marketing manager at Creative Homes joined Greg and Kevin to discuss the power of interactive floor plans and how they improve engagement. They also discuss how implementing an OSC can be a benefit for both the marketing and sales team.

37 Recap - Home Builder Digital Marketing Summit

Did you miss the Home Builder Digital Marketing Summit? Don't worry, on this week's episode, Greg and Kevin share some of their favorite moments from each day of the Summit. They also share the grand prize winners, so listen close! You might be a WINNER!

36 End to End Value in the Customer Life Cycle - Ty Udell

This week on the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast, we welcomed Ty Udell from Dun Today. Greg, Kevin, and Ty discuss the value digital binders can bring home builders, the end-to-end value in the customer life cycle, and how the buying process is constantly evolving.

35 Understanding Your Value Proposition - Jennifer Cooper

This week on the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast we were honored to welcome Jennifer Cooper from Truland Homes. She joins Greg and Kevin to discuss the importance of understanding your value proposition as well as how to discover your brand influence and what your company stands for.

34 Shifting to Digital Marketing to Accommodate Customers - Laura Hanson

This week we had the honor of welcoming Laura Hanson from New Tradition Homes to the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast. Greg, Kevin, and Laura discuss her journey into the world of home building as the daughter of a builder. Laura also shares her strategies while shifting to digital marketing to accommodate the customer’s ever-evolving needs. 

33 Process Map to Improve Your Customer’s Experience - Kimberly Mackey

Join Greg, Kevin and our featured guest this week, Kimberly Mackey, the founder of New Homes Solutions. They discuss multiple ways to improve your customer’s buying experience, such as improving processes and technology. 

32 Innovating to Make it Easy on Customers - Ashley De Young-Seibert

From virtual grand openings, the use of video, online tools, singing with Paramore, working with family and Elvis… this episode has it all. Every home builder needs to listen to what De Young Properties is doing to succeed. 

31 Embracing Change in Home Builder Marketing - Ronda Conger

Ronda Conger of CBH Homes brought amazing energy and insights to this week’s episode of the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast. Greg, Kevin, and Ronda explore how to embrace the ever-evolving world of Home Builder Marketing and so much more. 

30.5 Bonus Episode #2: Website Accessibility (ADA) - Why it's Important - Greg Bray

Join Greg Bray, President of Blue Tangerine, on this special episode as he discusses why you should focus efforts on website accessibility, (sometimes referred to as ADA compliance for your website), the basics of implementing and testing website accessibility, and the benefits of integrating accessibility into all aspects of your web strategy. This timely bonus episode is one you won't want to miss...

30 Ethical Considerations in Social Media - Mollie Elkman

This week on the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast, Greg and Kevin welcomed Mollie Elkman, the president of Group Two, to discuss ethical considerations in social media. She shares her expert insight on all things involving home building and social media, with topics such as how social media has changed our world, and the ethics of targeting home buyers.

29 The Keys to Manage Regional Marketing - Brenna Ryan

Brenna Ryan from William Ryan Homes and North Shore Builders, joined Greg and Kevin for this week’s episode of the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast to discuss the mix of traditional and digital marketing. Brenna also shares her experience with several marketing strategies and how they change over time and by location of customer segmentation. 

28 The Process of Becoming a Follow-Up Champion - Anya Chrisanthon

This week on the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast, Greg and Kevin welcomed Anya Chrisanthon from the New Construction Marketing Academy to discuss the process of becoming a follow-up champion. She also explains the importance of a quality CRM program for a successful sales process. 

27 Customer Experience, The Story A Customer Will Tell A Friend - Jimmy Diffee

This week on the HBDM Podcast we got the opportunity to discuss the importance of creating a positive customer experience with Co-founder of the Bokka Group, Jimmy Diffee. He shares some excellent insights and trends on how to make your customer experience stand out compared to your competitors. Creating a good customer experience, will not only improve the customer buying journey, but can also help you do a better job at selling homes.

26 Connecting to Win More Home Sales - Quint Lears

Hold on to your headphones, this episode is jammed packed with tons of motivational quotes that promise to inspire from the creator of Newhomesales.com Quint Lears. He joins Greg and Kevin to discuss his journey in the Home Building and Real Estate industry as well as the importance of focusing “if you want to be terrific, you have to be specific”.

25.5 Bonus Episode #1: Virtual Summit Series - Sneak Peek

Join Greg and Kevin as they share a sneak-peek of the upcoming Home Builder Digital Marketing Summit - Virtual Series! We are bringing the industry’s thought leaders to your home or office once a week for four weeks so you can learn new marketing tactics to sell more homes – and it’s FREE! 

25 Avoid Costly Hiring Mistakes in Real Estate - JoAnne Williams

This week on the HBDM Podcast we welcomed JoAnne Williams, Founder, President, and CEO of JWilliams Staffing to discuss how to avoid costly hiring mistakes in the real estate world. During this episode, you'll learn several tips like what to look for in potential employees as well as how you can stand out as a candidate.

24 Importance of Truly Understanding the Buyer's Needs - Dana Kovach

Greg and Kevin were proud to welcome Dana Kovach, owner of Kovach Marketing to the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast. Listen as they sit down to talk about the importance of branding, the importance of truly getting to know your target segment and potential home buyer in today’s world. Dana also shares how to get builders to reveal the purpose or inspiration behind each community to find the right target buyer's and so much more.

23 The Intersection of the Common Good and Home Building Expertise - Scott Larson

Join Greg, Kevin, and Scott Larson discussing how to address homelessness and people who suffer from homelessness, as well as, how HomeAid is using home builders to help solve this issue. This episode showcases the inspiring mission of HomeAid and sheds a light on how home builders can do their part to get involved in their community. Listen and enjoy this heartwarming episode, it is sure to inspire you to get involved in your own community. 

22 The Magic of Implementing a CRM - Dave Knowles

Dave Knowles founder and president of TopBuilder Solutions joined the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast to discuss the magic of implementing a CRM program for your home builder business. A CRM (Customer Relationship Management) allows you to track how things are coming into the funnel, how well you're converting them, while also helping you ensure that you meet your goals. In this episode, you’ll learn how CRM programs can positively impact your business. 

21 Evoking Home Buyer's Emotions - Stuart Platt

Stuart Platt, a managing partner at Outhouse, spent some time with the Home Builder Digital Marketing hosts discussing some incredibly substantial topics to benefit home builders. Stuart also talks about the importance of creating an emotional connection on the website. With interactive website tools outlined in the podcast, you can create an engaging experience that allows your home-buyer prospects the freedom to “play” on your website

20 The End of the Third Party Cookie - Erik Martinez

Erik Martinez, Vice President of Blue Tangerine joined the Home Builder Digital Marketing podcast to talk about the death of the third-party cookie. Erik, Greg, and Kevin chat about upcoming digital marketing issues such as new privacy regulations and how they affect digital marketing strategies. Erik’s in-depth knowledge and digital marketing expertise is evident throughout the entire episode. Enjoy this information-packed episode!

19 Marketing Psychology & Influences on Consumer Decision-Making - Tim Curtis

The Home Builder Digital marketing podcast enjoyed sitting down with Tim Curtis President of CohereOne to discuss neuromarketing and marketing psychology and so much more. Tim drops a ton of knowledge regarding the cues and triggers that influence the decision-making process and buying. Tim has an incredible knack for looking ahead so listen, learn, and enjoy! 

18 Succeeding on Zillow - Ali Webster

Ali Pearson Webster of Zillow sits down with Greg and Kevin on the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast to discuss ways home builders can succeed on Zillow. The three discuss positioning for the new normal and the importance of communicating with customers on their terms. Ali covers many of the Zillow platforms that help home buyers connect with builders and she talks about the industry’s future. There’s also a squash challenge laid out. It’s another fun episode, listen and enjoy.

17 Embracing New Technology to Boost Sales - Chris Hartley

We welcomed Chris Hartley, VP of Sales at K. Hovnanian® Homes, on to the show to discuss how to assess and use technology to your advantage to boost sales efforts. Chris talks about how to resourcefully budget for the latest technology, how to choose the right new tools and creative ways to get sales teams to buy-in to technology. Chris has a lot of good energy and great insight so listen in and enjoy.

16 Branding, The Process of Producing Trust - Dave Miles

A legend in the home building industry, Dave Miles, president of Milesbrand, joined the show for a fascinating discussion on the importance of branding. It’s clear Dave has an incredible passion as he shares his knowledge of branding. Dave talks about consumer touchpoints, buying on emotion and how executing a brand promise creates trust. There are a lot of books on branding out there that you can buy, but it really doesn’t get much better than Dave Miles so listen in and learn from one of the top minds in home builder marketing. 

15 Advancing the Home Buying Experience - Lynne Davis

We welcomed Lynne Parker Davis, Founder, and CEO of NterNow on the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast. By paying attention to the home buyer journey, Lynne created NterNow, a handy tool for home builders and buyers. We discuss eliminating barriers for prospects and review some surprising stats, including when prospects like to take home tours.

14 How to Extend into a New Brand Segment - Michelle Smallwood from Holiday Builders

Recently on the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast Greg and Kevin got the opportunity to sit down with Michelle Smallwood, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Holiday Builders. They take a deep dive into marketing segments for home buyers as well as the different marketing methods to target the correct audience. 

13 Introduction to the 7 Systems of Influence - Josh Steimle

It was an honor to have Josh Steimle, the founder, and CEO of MWI, an international digital marketing agency on the podcast to talk about his 7 Systems of Influence. How cool is Josh Steimle? He has hung out with Richard Branson on his private island. Josh helps people turn their biggest dreams into reality as he works with some of the world’s top business executives and entrepreneurs. Josh covers many beneficial topics on the podcast including marketing, sales, and leadership. 

12 Connecting Marketing and Sales to Impact Profitability - Bob Whitten

Bob Whitten, one of the home building industry’s most respected financial and business consultants, joined Greg and Kevin to discuss the importance of aligning sales and marketing efforts. Bob covers essential topics, including why sales and marketing coordination can pay off in a significant way. Listeners can accumulate masses of info from this episode as Bob outlines pricing models, market research, competitor research, statistical evaluation, marketing budgets, sales metrics, and more.  

11 Importance of Creating a PR and Social Media Plan - Carol Morgan

Recently on the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast, Greg and Kevin had the opportunity to talk with social media all-star Carol Morgan, founder, and president of Denim Marketing. They dive deep into the importance of having a strategic marketing plan, the difference between PR and social media, and much more. Carol has built a career on listening to clients and personalizing plans to fit each client’s needs while creating big picture marketing strategies. She utilizes public relations, advertising, social media, content, reputation management, and creativity to send traffic to the client’s website and garner measurable results. 

10 Creating and Leveraging App-Based Customer Experiences - Kody Smith

Kody Smith of NoviHome, joined Greg and Kevin to take a deep dive into opportunities that exist when home builders place importance on the digital experience. Learn why digital tools are the norm in other industries, yet, some builders have not embraced the digital efficiencies and what experience can be leveraged to sell more homes and satisfy customers.

09 Communicating with Customers on Their Terms - Bassam Salem

When it comes to thought leaders in the home builder industry, Bassam Salem, CEO, and Founder of AtlasRTX is on the top of the list. We were grateful to sit down with Bassam and discuss communicating with customers on their terms. Bassam discusses how technology can solve business problems, assist with customer service, and boost your ROI. We dive into artificial intelligence (AI), metrics for response time, surprising stats for when home buyers are searching online and so much more.

08 Creating Buyer's Trust with Progression Photos - Gordon Henderson

Gordon Henderson of 149Photos joined the Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast to share how providing weekly home building progress photos online can eliminate pain points for a variety of stakeholders. Gordon covers how adding value to the customer journey even after the sale, can build customer loyalty through continuous engagement. Gordon also shares his experience of building a spec home and drops some all-important Beatles knowledge.

07 Re-evaluating the Value of Email Marketing - Angela McKay

We were so glad to talk with Angela McKay, the VP of Client Experience at Lasso CRM, regarding email marketing. Angela has a range of expertise within marketing and the home building industry, but email is her passion. She drops excellent advice on how to step up your email and details how giving respect and nurturing your database can pay off in dividends. Personalization, auto-response, frequency, engagement are just a few topics that we cover with Angela. 

06 Attribution for Better ROI - Ben Keal

The Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast enjoyed having Ben Keal of Private Communities on the show. Ben has excellent knowledge of the home builder industry and digital marketing, especially when it comes to lead generation. He explains the benefits of understanding your lead attribution to achieve better ROI.

05 Leading Your Remote Team - Tips and Hints for Maximizing Employee Productivity When You Can't Be With Them

The COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly and unexpectedly forced your employees to now work from home. So, we put a panel of leaders together who have been working remotely for years. Learn tips and tricks to lead, organize and motivate your team from home to set your business up for success.

04 Importance of Online Sales Counselors - Leah Fellows

Leah Fellows, President and Founder of Blue Gypsy Inc., reveals how home buyer expectations are changing with the need for instant interaction. As Leah explains, more home builders are finding great value with Online Sales Counselors to help increase sales.

03 Generating Leads with Content Marketing - Spencer Powell

Spencer Powell of Builder Funnel offers up some great tips to make inbound marketing work better for you. We discuss ways to nurture your pipeline with content marketing to build a “digital marketing relationship” and increase qualified leads.

02 Meet Your Host - Kevin Weitzel

Kevin Weitzel of Outhouse may bring a lot of fun and laughter, but he also possesses serious expertise in sales. As VP of Business Development & Sales, Kevin offers a wealth of sales experience from several industries.

01 Meet Your Host - Greg Bray

Greg Bray, the president of Blue Tangerine, started as a web developer and has developed into an industry-thought leader. Few people can translate in-depth website and digital marketing topics to businesspeople like Greg.

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Join Greg Bray from Blue Tangerine and Kevin Weitzel from Outhouse as they dive into strategies for home builders, the latest industry news, and more with fellow industry leaders and top digital marketing experts.

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