AFY Steven Thomas - Seller Book

white, amateurish photos. The photo was insignificant compared to the information provided below it. Today, the reverse is true. Photographs have become the most effective bait to attract future homeowners. Recent studies show that 89% of buyers use online tools to shop for homes before contacting a real estate agent. They peruse the web, finding homes that appeal to them, and then contact a Realtor. Getting your home sold quickly takes exposure. Beautiful, engaging, photos of homes, inside and out make the best first impression. Online marketing through photographs is one of the most important ways to market your home. Listing photography is a great tool for showing off the best features of your home. Bright and colorful shots of welcoming spaces encourage buyers to imagine themselves comfortable and living happily in your home. By focusing on the unique aspects of your home, like large rooms with great views or amazing architectural features, you can generate genuine interest. Stage your home to give the appearance of space and light in every photo without distorting reality. MAXIMUM TARGETED EXPOSURE When you hire an agent, they can place your listing on all major real estate portals such as Zillow and Realtor.com. Buyers flock to these websites to find new listings. The agent can also place your home on their own dedicated website and their social media outlets. In the average month, Zillow alone captures 69% of traffic to real estate websites. When you choose an agent to sell your home, make sure they offer the maximum targeted exposure to potential buyers through the online marketplace. Check to see if they are current with all techniques for online marketing and can provide the advanced technical services to sell your home: • Visual maps such as Google Earth • Floor plans or 3-D floor plans • Video tours • Updates on buyer activity through the agency

57

Powered by