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What are your most effective marketing tools when selling a home?

Asked by Trulia San Diego, San Diego, CA Fri Mar 15, 2013

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I just got a call from the folks at BING!
They stated they were the most effective tool when selling a home!
What a person to believe?

Be aware, how 'effective' is measured is curcial.
There are seven measures of 'effectiveness' related to home sales.
Which of these do you refer?
Perhaps you refer to finding the ONE AND ONLY buyer for this home....
Then clearly the best resource is the area real estate professionals who have the real buyers.
And how do you find them? The local MLS.
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My top 10:
1. Appropriate pricing
2, Widespread syndication of the listing
3. Property that has been cleaned up
4. Property that has been cleaned up
5. Property that has been cleaned up
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7. Property that has been cleaned up
8. Property that has been cleaned up
9. Property that has been cleaned up
10. Property that has been cleaned up
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By far, the internet! Of course the intent won't help one bit if the pictures of the property don't do a great job enticing buyers to come and take a look.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 17, 2013
The interwebs. :)

Professional photography, right pricing, good presentation. That does the trick every time.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 17, 2013
Other agents.

The MLS is a network of agents, and if you can set them up with the information they need, one of them will sell your listing for you.

- I just got a call from the folks at BING!

(SOMEBODY is working two jobs!)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 17, 2013
The best marketing won't work unless you;
Price it right (don't be greedy....be strategic!)
Show it well (clean, neat, staged)
Service it well (quick responses to inquiries)

And when you do, hire a professional photographer who can put it up on its own property-specific website. Will the photos also show up on youtube?

Complement the MLS posting by enhancing the listings on Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow --- which are the most-often visited by both buyers and sellers.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 17, 2013
The most effective marketing tool is the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), a property placed on the MLS reaches out to all members of its association and millions of consumers that can view inventory through other sites that feed from MLS.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 16, 2013
Competitive pricing. Homes that are over priced don,t sell or are on the market for a long time. Removing excess furnature or clutter. Professional staging.Getting the word out to my network of realtors and prospects that I have a new listing fresh one the market. Having quality photos taken along with a compelling discription of the benifits of the neighborhood where the property is listed.
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Price it right, good staging, nice clear and clean photos. Post it in MLS and in today's market millions of people and agent have access to different real estate website. Pass a new listing flyer to the srounding Negiborhood always works. From my experience there is always a buyer in the same neighborhoods and end up purchasing my listings.
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As an agent for a new home builder, my most effective marketing tool is getting a client inside one of our models to see the standards and the upgraded finishes and be able to touch and feel the finished product.
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Quality photography is critical in getting the attention of home buyers. Some photography companies go a bit overboard with the images though. Unrealistic colors (pink skies, aqua blue pools, bright green grass) sometimes make the homes look cartoonish or radioactive.

Open offer to San Diego agents-
As I enjoy photography as a hobby, get in touch with me if you need listing photos. I have been contemplating starting a real estate photography side business. I would be happy to take some photos of listing and get your feedback. If I have time, I would be happy to do it.


Robert Boerner
Gecko Realty
619-977-2262
rboerner@geckofinancial.com
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I agree that a professional photographer makes a huge difference in attracting buyers. Internet advertising is essential as are broker caravans. Everything is selling quickly and if agents know about the home, it will sell.
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I hire the services of a professional photographer. You only get one chance to make a good first impression and that is best done with quality pictures on the MLS and all other real estate websites.
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