Working with Us
What you should know:
We take our work seriously. Having started as freelance consultants, we understand the pros and cons and concerns you may have. As a hybrid marketing agency, we overcome those concerns:
1) We are dedicated professionals - each strategic partner is dedicated to their profession and has been vetted. You don't have to worry about disappearing freelancers. Many of our clients have been with us for years.
2) Access to your work product. At all times, we setup and create accounts in your name and will provide access to your work product. At the conclusion of projects, you will be given access to download or take ownership of your accounts and work product. We do not charge extra for these - whether photography, graphic design, website hosting, etc. we make sure you have access.
HOW WE WORK TOGETHER
We start with a meeting - usually in person at your place or ours but this can also be done by video or phone.
The initial meeting is usually up to 30 minutes - a time for you to ask basic questions and briefly discuss your situation to determine if there is mutual interest in proceeding to an in-depth consultation. Your time and our time are valuable so let's not waste it!
Consultation and Proposal Process
Prior to meeting, all prospective clients complete a brief questionnaire. This helps us make the most of our time together. Generally, some brief research is conducted and we may or may not require additional information before our consultation.
Consultation meetings last 1.5 to 2 hours. Here we discuss your situation, marketing concerns or needs in detail. This in-depth meeting is also a time to mutually discuss client and consultant expectations. There is no charge for the consultation and proposal process but all information shared or provided is confidential.
Following the meeting, we prepare a very organized, detailed proposal with our recommendations. This can take 1 week to 2 weeks (and, of course, less), depending upon the scope of the project. Again, there is no charge for this. We believe in being transparent about our work and how we work and being as precise and detailed about what we hope to accomplish in working with you is important to the success of our working relationship.
Our proposals include a complete description of the scope of the project, our strategies and recommendations as well as timeline and estimates of hard costs, if any. We understand the value of your marketing dollars. By providing a detailed proposal, we hold ourselves accountable to what we say and do.
Fee Agreements and Billing
We offer both flat fee estimating on projects as well as hourly, depending upon the scope of the project. We bill monthly and provide detailed records for our review. Our goal is to be efficient but effective.
To achieve real results, most marketing projects require a minimum 4 to 6 month commitment. Upon completion of the project, we move clients to "maintenance mode" where we continue basic marketing services on-demand - when you need it.
We provide priority access to our strategic partners in social media management, website design, graphic design, photography, drone, virtual tour, data mining/scraping and digital advertising. We do not charge a commission and provide upfront fees and information. If you have preferred providers, we will work with them and again, we will not charge additional commissions or fees. View our Strategic Partner Profiles