If you are thinking of selling the first thing to know is that anywhere from 85 – 92% of home buyers at least begin their search on the internet. The presentation of your property has to capture their attention because it is not enough to just put the house and pictures on the internet but you must get these buyers to stop and click through for the details.
When you list your property there are certain basic things that the vast majority of agents will do to market your home beginning with placing the property on the multiple listing service (MLS). Doing this puts your property in front of 5000 brokers and agents in the Gulf South Real Estate Information Network (GSREIN) and each of those agents will then insure that their sphere of influence is made aware of the listing. An agent in Covington may have a friend or client who is looking for exactly your house and you want to make sure every agent knows your house is on the market. From GSREIN your property uploads to Realtor.com and is now available for view around the world. Taking pictures that point out the best of the home is also something that becomes second nature after years of marketing properties. Marketing is part art. The right angle of a room can make all the difference.
Syndication of your listing across the internet will bring buyers in as well. Buyers have preferred sites to search on for various reasons and not every buyer will use Realtor.com. I will syndicate your home across the internet to such sites are Yahoo.com, Oodle.com, Homes.com, Local.com, Craig’s List (when appropriate), Ebay, Google and many more. Buyers flit around the internet from site to site and there is telling where they may see your property.
While this is an overview of some of the marketing tools I offer it is not all inclusive. Each and every seller is different and have different comfort levels. First and foremost is putting together a marketing plan that is individual and suits each seller.
- I help home Sellers make informed decisions on pricing based on many factors, by providing a Comparative Market Analysis on the home so that you can see comparable homes that have sold;
- REALTOR®, I negotiate the contract for you, obtaining the best possible terms and conditions that meet your specific needs and protect your interests;
- A good REALTOR® acts as the Captain of the Ship so to speak guiding the purchase from start to finish and ensuring that you have a good experience.
Experience in negotiating is also crucial because what good is it to market the heck out of your listing, get an offer and then not have the skills to bring that offer to the closing table. Having been a Realtor, Broker and Associate Broker for the past 22 years puts a lot of experience in my arsenal. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation is the highest professional designation awarded to REALTORS® in the residential sales field. Fewer than 5 percent of all REALTORS® hold the CRS Designation. I am not just saying it it is documented.
If you want to sell your home, give me a call 504-908-2268. I answer the phone you will not reach a centralized switchboard who will then assign you to an agent. We can structure a marketing plan that is geared to you.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Broker and REALTOR©
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