May 30, 2020  
 
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Marketing a Building Remodeling and Repair Contractors' Referral Services Business

A profitable building remodeling and repair contractors' referral services business is about more than supply and demand. It's about designing ways to entice new customers to engage with your products and to encourage existing customers to increase the frequency of their purchases.

Sales, profitability, market share -- the things that matter most to business owners all come down to how well you market your brand and products.

In some businesses, marketing takes a back seat to sales and operations. That's a mistake because without marketing, your brand messages aren't being heard. On the upside, great marketing is a real possibility for a building remodeling and repair contractors' referral services business willing to adapt its strategy to the demands of the marketplace.

Staffing Expertise

Assigning responsibility for the execution of a marketing strategy can be more difficult than creating it. For many business owners, in-house staffing is attractive because it can (theoretically) be performed by current employees and can give the owner more control over the process. As a way to improve performance and time management, owners of building remodeling and repair contractors' referral services businesses enlist the assistance of external marketing professionals. In addition to delivering a better overall outcome, marketing firms bring an objective perspective to your strategy and key messaging.

Newsletters

Despite the unrelenting demands of generating content on a monthly or quarterly basis, a company newsletter has promising potential as a marketing device. We've seen a lot of company newsletters over the years, and the best ones use a thought leadership strategy to advance key value propositions and raise the company's profile as a dominant presence in the industry. These days, building remodeling and repair contractors' referral services businesses to distribute newsletters through online channels (e.g. in email campaigns and as PDFs on the company website).

Building A Community Around Your Brand

Does your business have a social media presence? If not, you may be falling behind the rest of the marketplace. Although they invest heavily in other marketing channels, most building remodeling and repair contractors' referral services businesses need to do a better job connecting with their customers. There are many ways to launch a social media strategy. In our experience, it's helpful to begin with a direct mail campaign. Using vendor-provided mailing lists, you can broaden your reach by informing new contacts as well as established customers about your presence on popular sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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