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Optimising Your Social Media Profiles to Showcase Your Expertise as a Mortgage Broker: A Step-by-Step Guide

September 19, 20233 min read

Optimising Your Social Media Profiles to Showcase Your Expertise as a Mortgage Broker: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hey folks! 😊

If you’re a mortgage broker or adviser looking to establish yourself as an industry thought leader, you’ve probably heard how vital social media is for your personal branding. But simply being on social media isn’t enough. Your profiles need to reflect your expertise and attract the right leads. So how do you optimise your social media presence to do just that? Let's dive in.

Why Social Media Matters for Mortgage Experts

Social media isn't just for cute dog photos or your Aunt's vacation snaps anymore. Platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and even Instagram have become essential tools for lead generation and brand growth in the mortgage industry.

As a mortgage broker or adviser, you need to show that you’re not just another industry professional, but a mortgage expert people can trust.

What Does an Optimised Social Media Profile Look Like?

An optimised profile does more than just state your job title. It showcases your expertise, personality, and how you can solve problems for your clients. It creates a lasting impression that encourages visitors to engage with you.

Key Elements to Optimise on Your Social Media Profiles

1. Profile and Cover Photos

Your photos should be professional but approachable. A high-quality headshot and a cover photo that aligns with your brand can make a world of difference.

2. Bio/Summary

Here's where you can sprinkle those important keywords like 'mortgage broker', 'mortgage adviser', and 'lead generation'. Make sure your bio concisely but effectively says what you do, who you help, and how you help them.

3. Content Strategy

Your posts should reflect your expertise in the mortgage industry. Share articles, advice, and updates that can help potential clients.

If you're struggling to find the right content strategy, I discuss this in depth on my daily Mortgage Marketing Podcast. Check it out!

4. Call-to-Actions (CTAs)

Don't just let people admire your profile; guide them on what to do next. Whether it’s getting in touch with you, signing up for a newsletter, or listening to your podcast, make sure it's clear.

5. Recommendations and Endorsements

These are social proof that you are who you say you are. Ask satisfied clients or colleagues to leave you recommendations or endorse your skills.

Practical Steps for Social Media Optimisation

  1. Audit Your Current Profiles: Check what's working and what's not. Remove anything that doesn’t align with your brand.

  2. Update Information: Make sure all your information is up-to-date, including contact details, services, and work history.

  3. Content Calendar: Plan your posts in advance to maintain consistency.

  4. Engage: Don’t just post; engage. Reply to comments, participate in discussions, and don’t shy away from creating your original content.

  5. Track and Adjust: Use analytics tools to track engagement and adapt your strategy accordingly.

The Pitfalls to Avoid

  1. Inconsistency: An inconsistent posting schedule can deter potential clients.

  2. Neglecting Any Platform: Different platforms have different audiences. LinkedIn may be professional, but don't underestimate the power of a well-placed Instagram story. You can follow my Instagram profile for more tips on leveraging different platforms effectively.

  3. Ignoring Messages and Comments: Engagement is a two-way street. Make sure to reply to messages and comments promptly.

Wrapping Up

Optimising your social media profiles isn’t a ‘set and forget’ strategy; it’s an ongoing process. But the rewards, in terms of lead generation and establishing yourself as a mortgage expert, are well worth the effort.

If this sounds like a lot, you’re not alone. For a deep dive into how you can fully leverage social media for your mortgage business, consider working with me as your coach. Together, we can make your social media profiles client magnets.

So, what's your next step in social media optimisation? Let's have a chat about it on my Mortgage Marketing Podcast.

Until next time, folks!

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Ash Borland

Mortgage Marketing Coach

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