Tmg, The house does soud wonderful. Make sure your agent has a visual tour, and that the visual tour address on the internet is listed on the sign rider and on the flyers. Make sure that your agent uses the maximum number of pictures in the MLS, and shows them on the flyer. On the MLS, make certain that the agent uses discriptive words under the photos. Not the typical and mundane "kitchen" "living room" etc., but descriptions of details you may not be able to tell from a picture- i.e.- new Thermador gourmet 6 burner range.... I have sold properties over the internet from discriptions and details I listed. Also, make sure that the agent uses the available space (in our MLS it is the "supplement" area- to paint a word picture of the property. You never know WHAT will strike a nerve with someone shopping on the internet. While there may be a picture of the entrance monument, the caption under the photo might read "only 4 blocks from Starbucks. Imagine the convenience of enjoying Starbucks on a lazy Saturday morning in your new neighborhood!" That has sold a home for me! Your buyer may not even see the garage as the first impression- their first impression, and offer, may come from the internet! See to it that the agent you choose markets on numerous internet sights- as different ones pick up different details. I use a source that puts my listings on 20-30 different websites. Statistics prove that 79-82% of buyers come from the internet in today's market! Make use of that!
Like Ellen said- keeping attractive flyers in the box at the curb is very important. I use not only flyers, but a sign rider that has my 800 "call capture" number which gives 24/7 info. The moment a buyer calls about the property their phone number comes into my e-mail on my phone. I can then call the buyer and see if they need more info, or would like a showing!
It is the marketing "tricks" that will get buyers INTO your home, which is how it will not only get interest, but perhaps multiple offers on your property.
If I can help you with the marketing of your property, please give me a call!
The best to you in getting your home sold!
2007 President of North San Diego County Vhapter of Women's Council of Realtor's