Erik Sachs, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL

I need some advice/help selling a villa/townhoues in Atlantic Shores

Asked by Erik Sachs, Chicago, IL Thu Dec 13, 2012

My parents selling my grandmother's villa as part of the estate liquidation. I am worried that they are not well represented. When I look online I cannot find the listing. Why won't the group that manages marketing use the local MLS to generate sales leads?

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Hi Erik,

I recently sold one of the villas in Atlantic Shores. The AS website used to IDX the listings but eliminated that feed sometime earlier this year. i do not know nor understand their reasoning. The villa I sold had an offer within 4 weeks after being listed with another agent for over 1 year. I did 2 things that i believe helped that to happen. First, I created an Atlantic Shore webpage with a real time feed featuring my listing and including all current listings and those that sold in the past year. Then I created a Google pay per click campaign that ran on the top of the page when Atlantic Shores was searched. Secondly, I had the villa staged by a professional stager so that pictures enhanced my "featured listing" in Altantic Shores. There are quite a few listings in Atlantic Shores so creative marketing is essential. Also, the management group is a member of our MLS system but it is a small company with little marketing. I do not know who is currently representing your family, but will help if I can. Let me know if you need any additional info.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 13, 2012
I'm not certain if you have sold the home yet. I do know the community well and it does sell. Our market was slow over Christmas but is picking up now. Please let me know if you need any assistance. I don't see a problem in getting the home sold. It's a great location and a wonderful community.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
Normally communities 55+ take a little big longer to sell. It will really help to present the property with a fresh coat of paint, removing most of personal stuff and take a lot of pictures. You can select the better one to post it in different real estate sites.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone

Century 21 tenace
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 29, 2012
This neighborhood is a wonderful 55+ community. It is very unique in the neighborhood benefits that come with co-op ownership. I am very familiar with this neighborhood seeing that my close friend is the resale manager there. Please feel free to contact me for more information...Linda Brooks / Long and Foster. 757-718-9330 cell.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 16, 2012
There are currently 20 active and 4 pending in the MLS.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 13, 2012
Tom - would you mind sending me the active and pending listings? Are there any closed in the last 12 months? My email is Thanks in advance.
Flag Thu Dec 13, 2012
Eric -

Give me a call and I will be glad to help you. I am a local native and work extensively throughout the Region.

I look forward to speaking with you.

Wayne Goodman
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 13, 2012
It should be listed on the MLS and represented by a realtor. Please feel free to give me a call and I will be happy to look into this for you.
Thanks so much!
Trish Hertsgaard
Keller-Williams Town Center
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 13, 2012
That community may have an in-house marketing department. I have seen others listed in there. I will look into it some more.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 13, 2012
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