Evolving media has brought the newsstand of the past to the palm of your hand. Publications all over the world have advanced to the point where readers have a variety of formats from which to choose. In other words, when they settle in to peruse the pages of their favorite magazines, buyers and sellers have options. In no other real estate media is this level of convenience more readily available than with Homes & Land Magazine, which recently launched a new mobile-ready Digital Magazine to complement the printed product.
Seizing the opportunity
A study by Kantar Media outlines how digital magazine advertising is shaping the current media landscape.
“Without question, the tablet PC is an enormous opportunity for magazine publishers and advertisers. In 2014, device usage is projected to reach 44 percent of the U.S. population, or 138 million people. Users currently spend an average of 156 minutes per day with their tablets, almost a 40 percent increase in just two years.”
Thanks to the growing prominence of tablets, magazines have been fitted with a new layer of functionality. The technology behind Homes & Land’s Digital Magazine places it among the most innovative publications with tablet advertising, based on Kantar Media’s findings, which note that “fewer than five percent of tablet ads take advantage of the technology’s interactive features.”
With a Digital Magazine from Homes & Land, more information about a listing appears with one touch, giving the buyer access to Virtual Tours, more photos and a real estate agent’s contact information. Additionally, an agent’s offerings are all on display in their chosen layout, complete with branding, slogans and marketing messages. For the agent, it constitutes a total package that’s in a class all its own.
In turn, buyers and sellers viewing the Digital Magazine are afforded the opportunity to browse at their own pace, with the option to narrow the search to listings of a certain price range or number of rooms. Sharing and subscription capabilities also enhance the overall consumer experience.
Bells, whistles and beautiful performance
Designed for buyers and sellers to easily browse, subscribe and connect with agents from their laptop, smartphone or tablet, Homes & Land’s Digital Magazine is well equipped to improve the home search process.
- Digital Magazines are available any time, any place — complete regional, national and international reach
- Increased exposure for real estate agents — links take consumers directly to specific pages within the Digital Magazine
- With a touch, listings prompt viewers with contact information, larger photos, or Virtual Tours
- Consumers can subscribe to Digital Magazines right from their devices, or share them on social media
- For added value and convenience, a printed magazine can be ordered directly from the Digital Magazine
- Compatibility with the myriad list of mobile brands — Android, iPhone, iPad, etc. — assures top-notch performance on any device
The Digital Magazine and all of its useful features, including email subscriptions and the option to order a printed magazine, are available to consumers free of charge.
Ready to experience it for yourself? View your local Homes & Land Digital Magazine by visiting HomesAndLand.com/Magazine-Directory. Want to take advantage of this integrated marketing opportunity for real estate agents? Contact your local Homes & Land publisher to get started.
Homes & Land Affiliates, LLC, is the most trusted, integrated multimedia real estate brand in North America. A leading resource for local real estate information, HomesAndLand.com welcomes millions of unique visitors every month. Headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, with magazines across the United States and Canada, Homes & Land has been serving real estate professionals, homebuyers and home sellers since 1973. In addition to Homes & Land Magazine, the company publishes Home Guide, Rental Guide, and Estates & Homes magazines.