Rubyshoesday, Home Seller in Vandalia, OH

Thank you for your responses. Can anyone advise me on what specifically to look for in terms of e.g. marketing strategy etc?

Asked by Rubyshoesday, Vandalia, OH Tue Mar 29, 2011

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Dee Nofziger, Agent, Toledo, OH
Wed Apr 20, 2011
Check out an agents websites and blogs. If they are difficult to navigate, then buyers will have a hard time finding your home in a search. However, if an agent plasters your home all over the internet in as many places as possible, uses videos and virtual tours, has a system for capturing buyers information and returns phone calls to buyer prospects promptly, then all is good.

With that being said, almost all buyers start their search online. But the next step is to drive by or ask to see it. If the curb appeal is lackluster, they may never pick up the phone. If the price is obviously wrong for the neighborhood, they will also skip over it. Price it as close to market price as you can, then expect your agent to fight for you when it comes time to negotiate.

The idea is to get as many people in the door as possible, so that you have more choices.

Another helpful hint is to use a stager. They can work wonders!
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Kevin Brisky, Agent, Minong, WI
Tue Mar 29, 2011
Basically you're looking for a specific marketing strategy. Something that you feel is tailored for your home. You want it to include mostly online sites etc.. but you also want a few local advertisements. Also, if your home is appropriate to do so, possibly an open house or two, and some marketing to get the word out there for that.

Hope this helps!
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Laura Feghali, Agent, Stamford, CT
Tue Mar 29, 2011
Hello Rubyshoesday,
90% of buyers begin their home search by looking on-line. It's very important that your home has maximum exposure on the internet on the various real estate sites.
Also, make sure that your home is showing it's best. Curb appeal is important. Check your front door and entry to determine that it is clean with no peeling paint. Add a pot or two of flowers for color. Clean your windows.
On the interior, pack away personal items such as family photos and valuables to allow the buyer to visualize themselves living there. Remove all clutter and any unnecessary furniture so that the rooms appear spacious and neat. Organize your closets.
And...don't overprice your home. Have your agent show you comparable recent sales in your neighborhood to determine what a fair price would be to attract the most buyers.
Hope this is helpful.
Good luck selling!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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