7SEVENTY7 Reaches 50% Pre-Leased with Video
“Realync really helped us go into these homes that were under construction and show our prospective residents what these future homes might look like.”
Assistant Property Manager, 7SEVENTY7
Northwestern Mutual opened its state-of-the-art office tower on Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To further the company’s commitment to its hometown, Northwestern Mutual developed a “game-changing” property at the heart of downtown Milwaukee.
Managed by Bozzuto, 7SEVENTY7 entered the pre-lease up stage during construction. In order to reach its target market and bring this unique property vision to life, 7SEVENTY7 needed a solution to showcase its vision in real-time—virtually.
Initially, 7SEVENTY7 implemented Realync in order to effectively pre-lease during construction. To kick off this process, Realync came onsite to train the 7SEVENTY7 team and showcase best practices in implementing video into the team’s marketing and leasing strategy.
According to Lydia Koenig, 7SEVENTY7’s Sales and Marketing Associate, “Within a few hours, the team knew how to use the Realync app. We knew how to take videos. And we were already uploading and sending them to prospects that very same day. It was a really, really great training experience.”
Armed with video and training, the 7SEVENTY7 team began sending links to prospects and scheduling live sessions and tours. The team leveraged the pre-recorded and live video tour functionality to showcase the unique floor plans, amenities, finishes, and fixtures.
“Realync really helped us go into these homes that were under construction and show our prospective residents what these future homes might look like,” said Kyle Kunz, Assistant Property Manager.
Three months after beginning the pre-leasing process, 7SEVENTY7 pre-leased 155 homes, 50% of their units. Several months later, the 7SEVENTY7 team continued to leverage Realync in its resident lifecycle communications and efforts.
Then, 7SEVENTY7 did something a little different. Seamlessly, they pivoted to offering only virtual touring leveraging the Realync platform. Prospects and residents were able to feel confident in the process while touring from anywhere — conveniently.
According to Lydia Koenig, “we’ve received really good responses from potential residents. People have really appreciated the efforts that we have gone to in order to get really good video footage for them and tour live with them. People have really enjoyed it.”
7SEVENTY7 plans to continue to offer virtual live tours and sessions. The team will also continue to expand their usage of video throughout their resident lifecycle and engagement taking full advantage of the Realync platform including live tours, live sessions, and pre-recorded videos. As prospective residents and residents’ needs change, 7SEVENTY7 will be ready to adapt and communicate effectively.
“When we first started using Realync, our goal was to help us lease the building a lot quicker. We started leasing in May, and by August, we had 155 apartments rented which led us to 50% leased.”
Sales and Marketing Associate, 7SEVENTY7
7SEVENTY7 is creating an entirely new way to live in downtown Milwaukee. Gracious apartment homes in a setting that feels like a high end hotel. Experience an entirely new way to live in downtown Milwaukee. 7SEVENTY7 offers all residents the opportunity to live in an environment unlike anywhere else in the city. With every floor plan, with every amenity, with every finish and every fixture, we’ve designed 7SEVENTY7 to be something special. Something amazing. Something, let’s just say it, game changing.
Realync is a multifamily video engagement platform unlocking authentic experiences that connect and convert across the entire prospect and resident lifecycle. Realync’s all-in-one video solution enables multifamily teams to create memorable experiences, lease efficiently and communicate effectively with current and prospective residents. Realync partners with many of the nation’s largest property owners and managers and is actively being used in over 500,000 units today.