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Why Philadelphia Real Estate Agents Need To Advertise Now

May 24, 2020 9:05:00 AM / by Larry Julius

Type "PHILADELPHIA REAL ESTATE AGENTS" into Google. In slightly over a half-second, the search will deliver 27,800,000 results. Similar searches for Chesterbrook, Penn Wynne, Ardmore, and West Conshohocken produce a proportional number of returns.

Despite the economic hardships imposed by the Coronavirus crisis on Delaware Valley consumers, the demand for real estate is booming. 

The Wall Street Journal published a trend this week indicating that mortgage applications for purchase a home have achieved levels equal to last year.

According to redfin.com, home buying demand is 16.5% higher now than it was pre-COVID-19 on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Redfin attributes this explosive growth in real estate shoppers to two factors, including record-low mortgage rates. The other primary driver is a migration trend from expensive metropolitan areas as buyers hunt for more space at lower prices.

To capture a larger share of the robust market, local real estate agents need to stand apart from the millions of Google results.  Advertising on Philadelphia radio will help accomplish this.  Here's why.

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Topics Philadelphia Small Business Owner, Streaming Audio, newspaper advertising, social media advertising, television advertising, Online Advertising, small business owner, radio advertising, small business, home buyers, real estate, pay-TV, home sellers

Does Cable TV Advertising Make Sense For Philadelphia Small Businesses?

May 12, 2020 2:42:48 PM / by Larry Julius

Pay-TV is struggling to survive COVID-19.

Before the onset of the pandemic, Nielsen reported that 77% of Delaware Valley households received their television programs from cable systems, telephone companies, or satellite operators.  That number, however, is plummeting.

Pay-TV providers in the Philadelphia area include Xfinity, Fios, RCN, Hotwire, Dish, Spectrum, and DirecTV.

"Cord-cutting, people dropping their cable and satellite TV subscriptions, pre-dates the onset of Covid-19. But the pandemic is exaggerating the trend, creating deeper issuers for programming that relies on those services for distribution," Eric Savitz wrote last week in Barron's.  This includes non-premium services like ESPN, TBS, TNT, USA, CNN, and Discovery.

"LightShed Partners analyst Richard Greenfield counts a loss of 1.96 million subscribers to cable, satellite TV, and virtual cable services combined in the first quarter," Savitz continued. "This is the worst combined quarterly drop ever, down 6% from a year ago."

Greenfield said in an interview with Barron’s that what is especially sobering is that most of the first quarter activity pre-dated the virus. The numbers are likely to get considerably worse in the second quarter.

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Topics Best Way To Advertise, Millennials, television advertising, small business owner, radio advertising, small business, pay-TV, direcTV, fios, xfinity, comcast, spectrum, cable television, television, dish network

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