Despite the wonders of modern technology and our digital age, potential clients across all types of market sectors still warm to hard copy brochures. This may have something to do with how we interpret value through the senses of sight and touch. From glossy listing property descriptions to feature sheets, and other hard copy, Sona Visual creates a diverse range of high-quality hard copy media.
Even if your glossy sales copy is full of the highest quality images and your video tour has been recorded using state-of-the-art digital technology, words can still fail you. Sona Visual has a full understanding of how visual and audio information is absorbed and processed. That’s why we are able to provide high quality copywriting services for both hard copy and video tour voiceovers. In the following article, we aim to provide our clients with a few useful tips that they can utilize in producing top quality voiceover and hardcopy content.
Less can be more
When it comes to getting the words out it is easy to get carried away especially when your content is limited by the restraints of space on a page or the running time of a video. Not even the literary masters can claim success with a first draft so you shouldn’t be concerned if your script needs multiple edits. A useful practice is to get the words down once and then rise to the challenge of saying the same thing with fewer words every time you edit.
Great talkers and writers can sometimes become victims of their own art through over embellishment and the use of too many unnecessary words. The key to getting the right balance is to edit, edit, and then, (you guessed it) edit some more.
Make time your friend and not your enemy
Houses have to be sold, brochures and feature sheets need to be produced, and video tours need voice overs. It all takes time, time costs money, and that leads to deadlines. The key to beating deadlines and turning out the best possible copy on time is to allow plenty of time to get the job done in the first place. In the majority of cases, you are only going to get the “one-shot” at getting it right and then it is “out there”. A few extra hours spent polishing your copy can make all the difference and that includes, of course, those all-important sales.
Benefit from your competitors
Apart from out and out plagiarism, there is no good reason why you can’t pick up some useful pointers from the competition. If you are naïve enough to imagine for even one minute that they are not already doing so in relation to your promotional material, you may be in for a shock. The bottom line is that there will always be something of what they are doing that you can learn from when writing your own copy.
Applying your personality
While there are certain professional standards and approaches to how real estate copy is created, there is no good reason why writers and video tour narrators shouldn’t inject at least a little of their own personality. When we are comfortable with the words that we use, the unique voice we express, and how we deliver, the content that we create is more likely to flow in a smooth and coherent style.
If you want to make the most of the opportunities that copywriting can provide for your business you should contact one of our visual media specialists at your earliest possible convenience.