Marketing may just be one of my very favorite parts of the job!
Once listed, your home will need to be photographed. This step is HUGE! These days, almost everyone is home shopping online. Potential buyers decide whether or not they want to schedule a showing by the pictures they see on forums such as Zillow and Trulia. Additionally, other agents decide whether or not your home will be a fit for their clients by viewing the photos on the MLS. Taking good pictures is a must, and essentially one of the most important tasks in our marketing strategy.
So we have taken some really great pictures, what's next?
Next, the photographs, along with a listing description, and material facts about your property are uploaded to the MLS. The MLS is a database that only other local Realtors can access. Therefore, all the realtors in our area will be able to view your property, and share it with their clients. Your home will also be featured on our website, Zillow, and Tulia. Get ready, we are going to be scheduling appointments!
It's listed, now what?
The job doesn't end with putting a sign in the yard, and uploading pictures online. As your Realtor, I will be holding open houses, sending flyers out to the neighborhood, and actively posting your property on social media. I will also be working behind the scene to make sure other real estate professionals are aware of your property. Our office routinely participates in home tour allowing everyone a chance to take look, offer up advice and opinions, and see if they have a buyer who may be a perfect fit.
Together, We Are a Team.
First impressions count. You may not be able to tell a book by its cover, but you’ll likely pay more for a book if the cover is charming and attractive.
If your home is for sale, or soon will be, creating a positive first impression is one of the most important things you can do.
These are a few proven strategies to making your home shine in its best possible light:
- Mow the yard, and trim any bushes or hedges.
- Place potted plants outside on the porch or entry. Wreaths also work wonders for making a home feel welcoming.
- Store or sell things you are not using. Excess furniture can make rooms appear smaller than intended. Additionally closets that are packed full of items, give the appearance that the home lacks storage.
- Be mindful of pets.
- Light candles or make use of other fragrance dispensers (Ask me about this one, I make candles too. It's been a fun hobby!)
- Keep the countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms cleared off as much as possible.
- And finally, make your bed! You never can tell when someone will want to schedule an impromptu appointment!
Lastly, And Most Importantly.
I work for you. Your satisfaction is the most important thing to me. As we go through this process, please let me know what your questions and concerns are. I will do my very best to serve your needs, and can't wait to be a part of your story.
Let's Do This!