Instagram can be a valuable tool for Real Estate Professionals who have access to home photos and are comfortable making posts from a Mobile Device. While Instagram may not be as popular as Facebook, you can still make your presence known, and hopefully snag a few leads.
Just this week Instagram released a new feature giving Users the ability to share multiple photos at a time in one Instagram Post. For Real Estate Professionals with many Listing’s photos, this is a huge improvement. Where you used to have to take the time to post all of the images you’d like to share on IG separately you can now share them all at once with all necessary hashtags in one place. This will save you time and make it easier for your fans to see everything you want them to see without having to click over to your profile. The less steps required for your fans to get what they desire, the better.
Ideas for Use in Real Estate:
- Multiple Photos of One Listing
- Before & After Images of Staging Services
- Including Information & Contact Info as a Photo
- Show Off Multiple Photos From a Single Event
How to Get Started:
Open the Instagram App on your Mobile Device. Locate and click on the “+” button just like you would to make a regular post.
Choose the “Select Multiple” option on the right side of the screen. Then choose the photos you would like to include by tapping them.
The order in which you tap the images is the order in which they will be arranged in your post, that number will be displayed on right side of the image thumbnail. You may select up to 10 images, but try to only include pics you deem necessary. To un-select an image simply tap it again.
Once you have selected the photos you would like to use you will be able to edit your images and apply filters. The filter you choose will be applied to all the images in your post, however if you would like to edit and filter your images separately tap the individual image.
In the dialogue box be sure to write out any copy you feel is necessary. Remember to include relevant hashtags to boost your impressions and to aid in more organized results. Once you have finished writing out your caption, hit “Share”.
Check that your post looks the way you would like it to appear, you can scroll through the different photos by swiping left. Fans will know that your post has multiple images by the dots below the post. There is a dot for each image included, and posts can have up to ten images.