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Is an online presence important to Detroit sellers?

Asked by California Mortgage Broker, 92075 Sun May 13, 2007

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An online presence is of utmost importance. Where are the buyers today? They are on the internet. They are not reading the Sunday classifieds looking for a home because that is inefficient and none to satisfying. With the internet, a buyer can hone in on exactly what they are looking for, take a look at the pictures and virtual tour and check out the neighborhood schools. So you need an agent with a strong on-line presence so that your home is best presented where the buyers are--the web.

Below is a link to an article about how to select an agent who will be effective for you in today's market.
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Maureen Fran…, Real Estate Pro in Birmingham, MI
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Maureen: Excellent response and article. I couldn't imagine someone not wanting their listing online, unless it was a very private offering.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 13, 2007
almost everything is online these days, including (Buyers for Real Estate) so if the simple fact that almost 8 out of ten buyers are on the internet these days shopping for that perfect home is important to you then the answer to yoru question is YES.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 3, 2008
Yes, the majority of buyers now go online to do their home searching. Print is expensive and old where it is hard to justify the cost when compared to how many buyers actually read it. So yes, if you are not online you will eventually disappear.
Web Reference: http://www.annbyerhomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 24, 2007
As a recent buyer (and current seller) in Detroit Metro, I can tell you that the interent is the only resource I have used for buying homes. I typically skip listings that don't have any photos and almost always check out the virtual tours.

Since I wanted to sell before I bought another house I had not planned to view any houses so soon. However browsing through the websites I saw a home with a great virtual tour. I must point out that I had absolutely ruled out buying another split level home, however the place looked so appealing on the photos and tour that I couldn't resist calling the realtor for a look. We liked the house, but didn't want to rush, so we kept looking and preparing our own home for the market. However, I kept checking online to see if that house had sold. Each time I saw the photos and tours I found myself imagining living there and where we'd put all our stuff. I basically fell in love with the place online.

In the end we broke down and put in an offer (we close next month). I'm hoping for the same kind of success with my current property using the same techniques as I feel that the interenet was pivotal in getting us to buy our new home.

Hope my story helps!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 28, 2007
Online presence is becoming more important everyday. Buyers don't even want to look at a home online if it doesn't have a selection of photos too!
Web Reference: http://thedenver.blogs.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 25, 2007
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