If you haven’t heard about Canva yet, you are missing out. This app, just released for iPhone last week, is amazing for graphic design. Between Canva and the RE/MAX Design Center, all of your marketing materials, branded and otherwise, can be designed in an attractive, visually appealing way. Canva is an app that can be used widely across all your devices, although it does have more options on the desktop version.
Let’s take a quick look at the top five ways you can start using Canva in your real estate business.
#1: Feature Sheets
With Canva, creating Feature Sheets for your listings is incredibly simple. Within Canva, there is a section just for real estate flyers. All you have to do is pick a design that works for you and insert pictures of the listing. To download, click on the button in the top right corner!
#2: Listing Presentations
Is your listing presentation outdated and in need of an update? Canva can help! Not only is the tool easy to use, but you also have the option to use images they have within the app, or you can upload your own photos.
When you’re done with your first slide, simply click on “Add a New Page” and add in the next slide of your presentation. Canva is compatible with Powerpoint and Keynote.
#3: Facebook Cover Photo
Have you been looking for that perfect cover photo for your Facebook page? With Canva you can create your own perfectly sized image and, once completed, easily upload it to your profile or page.
#4: Event Invitations
One of the most successful ways to generate leads and convert clients is to host events. With Canva you can create invitations for any type of event that you are planning. It takes little time and it will look very professional. Send the invitations to your clients, friends, family and network. A beautifully designed invitation will stand out versus a simple text based invitation. You can even print the design out and mail it. Once you’ve downloaded the design it’s yours to do with as you please!
#5: Business Cards
Too often business cards are only one sided, leaving plenty of blank space that could, relatively inexpensively, be filled with valuable content. So for instance, on one side of your business card, publish the recognizable tricolor RE/MAX design, and then use the other side for additional advertising space.
Bonus Tip: Canva is a pay as you go service. Some of the images built into the designs are copyrighted so you have to pay for them. While they are relatively inexpensive – $1 to $3 – you may want to design your marketing materials for free. To avoid paying for the images, simply remove the photo from the design and upload your own and it will no longer be considered a premium design.
So there you have it! Canva, the iPhone and iPad app, is an amazing tool to have in your arsenal to help you create and customize some stunning marketing pieces for your business.