More Eyeballs, More Money
The process of selling your home can seem like a long process, but after you get through things like picking an agent, making any necessary repairs and pricing your property, you get to the most important stage of the process, actually selling the darn thing.
All of your work to get your home into a salable state will have little or no impact if you can’t convey what you’ve done to the home and why it is the right fit for a potential buyer. Getting motivated buyers in your home and talking about your home is the only way to sell it and with the right advertising scheme, you can greatly increase your chances of selling your home promptly.
While those that are currently trying to sell homes in a seller’s market might not see the importance of advertising techniques, any good real estate agent will tell you that the market can change at any time. Those in buyer’s markets know all too well what a challenge selling a piece of real estate can be.
Whether you go through the process of selling yourself or hire a real estate agent to do it for you, there are two vital components to an advertising campaign that you should at the very least consider when organizing an advertising effort.
The importance of a flyer lies in its ability to travel with a potential buyer, serving as a constant reminder of your home and providing extensive information on the high points of the real estate property. If someone drives by and sees your listing, you want to give them the information they need to pique their interest.
If your real estate agent believes in doing open houses, make sure that there are flyers available to give out. While you and your real estate agent will both want to chat with everyone that comes through, it may become an impossibility and conveying all of the aspects of a home is practically impossible in such a time frame.
Flyers get around this problem and provide you with a tangible product you can hand a prospective buyer that they can then use to make an informed decision to either pursue your home further or move on to another prospect.
Prospective buyers are more and more using the internet as a prime resource when researching real estate. Especially for those moving over a long distance, the internet can offer a simple solution to getting a large amount of information on a home market without extensive effort. You want your home to be as easy as possible to access, so including it in this increasingly simple arena can go a long way towards that.
Depending on your real estate agent, many brokerages now offer online services as a part of their selling technique, even sometimes constructing a fresh web page for your property. There are many directories you can use to publicize your home and working with a web-savvy real estate agent can dramatically increase the interest in your real estate.
…And Everything Else
Of course there are many other ways to publicize your home. Television ads can make sense for those selling high-value homes or for sellers working with a real estate agency that has a weekly television showcase. Its expense usually negates the benefits of television advertising for smaller sellers and the results can be spotty.
Print advertisement can be another solid way to attract interest and it is perhaps one of the most commonly used techniques for selling real estate outside of the MLS. Print advertisement is usually an exercise in balancing information and brevity, so work with your real estate agent to develop a motivating advertisement that won’t break the bank on per-word newspaper fees.
No matter what you do, make sure that in a buyer’s market or in any market, you are doing all you can to get your home sold. Sometimes that can involve investing in an advertisement medium you might be unfamiliar with, like internet listings, but that effort will ultimately pay off in more motivated buyers and a better chance to sell your piece of real estate quickly and efficiently.