Redefining the story-led real estate agency.
We saw a lot of opportunities to create position in the premium segment with a loose but forward looking approach. Like trade in your LVMH suitcase for a Rimowa. This opened up a whole new language —both textual and visual— and made the agency more accessible to younger audience and even more exclusive to the top-end of the market.
The Smart Casual Expert
The Smart Casual Expert became our internal mantra in resetting the brand’s dna and a few interesting decisions were made afterwards. First of all we focused on a more story-led approach that suddenly offered ways to talk and write more about added value instead of value and homes instead of houses. To underline this we created a few different brand statements which are used in communication but also as internal compass.
Secondly we renamed the agency into Baljon. Short and better recognizable with more brand qualities attached to it. With this brand name we were able to create a new visual representation by deleting all unnecessary information. The result is a timeless, minimalistic and yet bold identity that gives space to the context to breathe.
Containr Affairs has made all the difference in overcoming our challenges towards the near future. We wanted to show the market that we are an innovative and contemporary company, without harming the old and trusted name of our firm in the Rotterdam Real Estate market. These challenges called for a very subtile approach and they have simply exceeded all expectations by subtly combining our angle as entrepreneurs with a very fresh and bright new view from the angle of full blood brand marketeers. If you are willing to provide them with the freedom to create, they can move mountains for you.
Karel Glazener — Ceo
After the first push to become more accessible to younger people, Baljon was determined to push on within the top-end market as well. Operating in this market takes a different mindset as expectations and wishes very much differ from the norm. With its 360º luxury service of carefully thought-out tools —called Baljon Bespoke— Baljon stands out from other first class agents. According to the wishes of their clients Baljon puts together a tailored plan to not only list the house, but to also roll out a sophisticated campaign to engage potential purchasers with sellers. If necessary a copywriter, photographer, video artist, interior architect or interior stylist are added to the mix to shape a campaign in the best possible way.
Introducing Baljon Bespoke
The Baljon brand has high-end DNA in its core. Therefore Baljon Bespoke as a luxury service won’t become a stand-alone brand, but an intertwined part of Baljon. Even on the website the service is as accessible as any other part of the website. Exclusivity within the service comes together through the vehicles chosen. In a Baljon grey fold-out box a perfectly carved out inlay is home to a fragrant roomspray that is covered with a pocket size magazine that introduces Baljon Bespoke. To go with it we’ve developed a separate casing for carefully scented home spray.