What methods can I use beside adds in newspapers and calls to neighbors?

Asked by Susan Faber, Newton, MA Sun Apr 10, 2011

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Mary Ann Fig…, Agent, Newton, MA
Sun Apr 10, 2011
Hi Susan,
Avoid spending money on newspaper ads and focus on internet networking, such as Facebook, MLS, Zillow and Trulia.
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Tom and Joan…, Agent, Boston, MA
Fri Jun 3, 2011

The Banker and Tradesman is another great publication as is Realtytrac.com. Best
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, ,
Tue May 31, 2011
I am confused, are you buying a home or selling one then buying one? Follow the advice of your Realtor, biggest mistake I see clients make is not listening to their Realtor, that goes for both buyers and sellers.
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John Lynch a…, Agent, Newton, MA
Tue May 31, 2011

Try a single property listing website with a custom domain name like http://45westbourne.com/. This is a successful tool with marketing your property as it will rank in Google, provide for a site for buyers to reference, you can provide the link on Zillow, Facebook, and other sites.

You can publish one FREE listing website at http://dwellagent.com/ and then buy a domain name like the one above at a service like GoDaddy.com.

Good luck - John

Dwell360, Newton, MA
Web Reference:  http://dwellagent.com/
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Tom and Joan…, Agent, Boston, MA
Mon May 16, 2011

You tube is great for making slide shows and video exposure. You can create adds on wordpress and distribute the property via Linked In and other areas. Best
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Territory.c…, Agent, MA,
Wed May 11, 2011
Internet marketing ... Facebook ads included.

Good luck!!

Web Reference:  http://territory.com
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Anna Glebova, , Newton, MA
Sat May 7, 2011
Lots and lots of internet marketing: Google juice, SEO (search engine optimization), Social media (as already mentioned - facebook, twitter, what have you).
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Tean Wong, Agent, Boston, MA
Fri May 6, 2011
Mary Ann Figoni is right! 94% of home buyers are looking for their home online, the more you are on line and network with people is better.
Web Reference:  http://www.teanwong.com
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William DeCo…, Agent, Geneva, NY
Sat Apr 23, 2011
Susan its sounds like the market for selling your house is limited by conventional means, sorry but there are things you can do to expand your exposure. Realtors belong to a very large network that lists 1000's of properties allowing any one property excessible to anyone all over the world. For the exposure in todays market you need as many eyes to see what you have to offer in the shortest amount of time, advertisement electronically and by print media is the way to go, along with an honest cma done on your property is well worth the investment you will make in hiring an agent. Good Luck with any decision you choose!!

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Jennifer Bla…, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Fri Apr 22, 2011
Hire a Realtor! You won't be sorry! If you are a buyer, you will not owe a fee. If you are seller, you will eliminate many issues by working with a professional and it will be worth the money!
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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Mon Apr 11, 2011
Hi Susan, It sound like you are trying to sell your home. Not knowing how to market the property is one of the common reasons to hire an agent. Even though you pay a commission it is usually worth it in the end. Statistics show that 90% of buyers are beginning their home search on the internet so I would focus my effors there. Unfortunately without an agent you will miss out on the local MLS and Realtor.com. You can use sites like Zillow, Trulia, Oodle, Craigslist, etc. The other part is knowing how to write effective ads and optimizing them to rank high in the search engines.

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
GREEN Designated Agent
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
Web Reference:  http://raveis.com/chrispagli
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Tom and Joan…, Agent, Boston, MA
Mon Apr 11, 2011

Are you trying to buy a home or sell? If you are trying to buy I would also recommend hiring a buyers broker and let them do the hard work. I work out of the Weston market and have faciliated 17 acquistions over the past 6 months. All the best
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Christine Mo…, Agent, Wilbraham, MA
Mon Apr 11, 2011
Hire a Realtor. Interview 3 and take all of their best ideas and apply it to your home.
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Suzanne MacD…, Agent, Succasunna, NJ
Mon Apr 11, 2011
Not sure what you are trying to accomplish. You put the question under home selling, your subtitle is home buyer. I know some very good websites depending on what you are trying to find, but first I need to know what that is. You can contact me here on Trulia and I will do what I can to help.
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