Most buyers want to see all the houses that fit their criteria. They eliminate houses that don't have enough square footage, large enough dining areas, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Photos help sell homes, but information to keep them interested is price and data. A real estate agent needs to make sure all categories are filled out on the listing if possible. Sometimes they aren't allowed access to measure the house (a tenant occupied house where the tenants are left as much privacy as possible.) Location is another important feature. A location close enough to schools for the children to walk, good access to shopping and freeways is a plus. Most people want quiet and private. If there is a way to add privacy that helps. Some times the market changes seasonally. There are typically more buyers looking when the weather warms up so they don't have to move in rain or snow. Some buyers have to sell their homes before they can buy, that translates to a 2 month lag waiting for someone who has an offer on their property before they can seriously start looking and making offers. Get your house ready to sell before you put it on the market. Some people have a hard time visualizing a house they way they would like it if it needs a few things.
When I think of your question, I often wonder if the house is ready to sell. Is there something that would make the sale time take longer?
While selling the most homes may be an interesting statistic, it is not the most important criterion to use to select a Realtor to represent and sell your home. Here would be a more valuable statistic: how quickly were the homes sold in contract that led to the sale of the home. And even that one is not the most important. How well does the Realtor represent your home on the Internet?
By my estimate updated from data from the National Association of Realtors, at least 90% of homes that are sold are first seen on the Internet. So now the question is: who does the best job taking pictures that both faithfully and realistically represent the home? Many agents use their cell phones or a point and shoot camera to provide those incredibly important images of your home. Then they simply upload them to the MLS and forget them. Maybe the weather was not conducive to an attractive picture of the exterior of your home when the Realtor was there. Will they return at a time when your home will be looking its best? I have seen homes listed for two years with no sale be in contract in two weeks when beautifully photographed with professional equipment and the images properly adjusted in Photoshop.
In addition, you need a website built that uses these excellent photos to their best effect. That means providing captions for the photos that set the mood or mindset for the potential buyer. These words must be carefully selected to appeal the specific target audience who might be interested in your home.
Selling the most as others have noted may not be the most important criterion to use. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to call or email me. Dohn Riley with Hybrid Real Estate. My email is email@example.com and my phone is 541-726-7220.
I wish you the best in the sale of your home. Our market is needing homes for buyers to select from. It may be a good time for you as a seller. Take care, Dohn
That information is supposed to be closed to the public and Barb, down below, risks her MLS membership by sharing it with you. There isn't a way for the public to look it up.
The most sales volume in Eugene is handled by the three largest brokerages.