Uncategorized July 14, 2020

Step Up Your Instagram Stories!


Instagram Stories are a quick and easy way to engage with clients and put out content. This form of content disappears after 24 hours and is a great way to post as often or as rarely as you’d like without overwhelming your followers. Not sure how to get started? Keep reading to see a few simple ways to up your game on Instagram!



A great way to interact with your audience is by doing Instagram polls. You have the ability to write up any question, like, “Want to see more of this listing?” or “Do you like this kitchen?” Or, you can rewrite the “yes” and “no” options and turn the question into something a little different. For example, you could put two pictures in your story and ask, “Which house do you prefer?” These are pretty customizable, so feel free to get creative with it! And after your followers or viewers vote on the poll, you get to see what each individual voted. This can give you an opportunity to start a conversation with your audience!



Another useful feature that Instagram Stories offer is the count-down clock. You write in the event worth marking and the start time and date. You can also change the color of the count-down to better match the image you selected. This tool would be a great way to promote an event like an open house. In the example provided, you can also encourage your viewers to DM (or direct message) you for more information. If they respond asking about the event, that conversation will remain in your DM inbox permanently – even after the Story has disappeared! 



There’s a lot of room for creativity with the text and drawing features. For text, there are several different fonts to chose from. Layering or mixed font types is a fun, creative way to spice up your posts. The drawing feature has multiple types of ‘pencils’ to doodle with. Plus, colors are completely customizable. The mix of text and drawings together can really make your posts pop! 




Since Instagram Stories only lasts 24 hours, you have plenty of time to try out different styles for your posts and see what you and your audience like best. Get creative and have fun with it!