Marketing Your Home
Tuesday Nov 01st, 2016
If you're thinking of selling your home, you need a marketing plan. Just like any other product people buy or sell, a home's value must be communicated to the proper audience to ensure the seller gets the best possible price.
Marketing your home means more than putting up a lawn sign and sticking an ad in your local newspaper. You need to have a complete marketing plan that takes into account your property features and benefits, your objectives and details the specific resources available to you.
Your planning should begin as soon as you choose a Realtor, and often even before that. Part of your marketing plan will involve pricing your property, deciding when to list it and what features need to be cleaned or repaired. At this stage it is essential that you are completely honest with your Realtor about the condition of your home, your financial needs and any time constraints.
Once you have the basic information established, you need to get to the "guts" of the marketing plan, or determine how best to let people know that your home is for sale and get them excited about it. You need to keep in mind when you are planning that there are two key target audiences: home buyers and other real estate agents. You will need different marketing vehicles and slightly different information to effectively reach each audience.
There are a myriad marketing products and activities that can be utilized to help sell your home and your Realtor with the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), newspaper advertising, brochures, open houses, neighbourhood mailings, etc. In addition to the standard tools, your local Real Estate Professional and Realtor, Denise Dilbey, Broker with Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty, has access to the industry's leading marketing tools and resources, including:
- www.royallepage.ca: Your home will be featured on Royal LePage's web site which receives an average of more than 450,000 unique user sessions each month;
- Virtual Reality Tours and Slide Shows: Available for many homes on the web site, giving prospective buyers a private tour of your home;
- Online Feature Sheets: Providing pictures and greater detail for your home when people want to know a little more than the basics;
- Referral Network: Your property's information will be available to nearly 11,000 Royal LePage Realtors coast-to-coast and 700 of thetop real estate companies in the world through an exclusive affiliation;
- Customized Just Listed Cards: Distributed to potential buyers with details of your home on it.
- International Marketing and Promotional web sites: Targeting a pool of international Real Estate potential buyers with details of your home.
- Complete Marketing Program specifically designed for Rural, Country and Farm Properties:Unique as your property is, this marketing targets and promotes your property’s unique features and benefits.
Your Realtor, Denise Dilbey, Broker can help you determine which tools will be most beneficial in your particular situation and market. Whatever the plan you decide on, make certain that you are an active part of it. Reviewing the plan's success on a regular basis should be a built-in part of any successful marketing plan. This article just gives a sampling of the many ways there are to market your home, to ensure the best price possible.
To get more information, call your local Real Estate Professional, Realtor, Denise Dilbey, Broker. Offering professional Real Estate services in Town of Halton Hills, Real Estate in Georgetown, Acton, Town of Erin, Town of Caledon and Country and Farm properties. Denise Dilbey is also a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) is a global real estate professional who has undergone specialized training to complete international transactions seamlessly and with reduced risk. Designees have a track record of working successfully with clients worldwide. The CIPS designation is the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. Only REALTORS® who have completed extensive coursework and demonstrated considerable experience in international business are awarded this prestigious designation . #yourrealtorforlife.
Denise Dilbey, Broker with Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty, Brokerage has completed a luxury home marketing training course offered by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.“The course is a step towards earning the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation which The Institute awards internationally to sales professionals who meet performance standards in the upper-tier residential market,” said Moore-Moore. Denise Dilbey, Broker is an example of a sales associate who works to hone the special skills and competencies necessary to provide exceptional service in the fine homes and estates marketplace.”
Dilbey is an award-winning sales associate who has been in real estate since 2004 and specializes in the Rural Residential and Farm properties in the Halton Hills, Caledon and Erin markets. Dilbey is currently rated in the Top 1% of Realtors® based on sales volume nationally with Royal LePage. Denise also holds many other designations including Accredited Relocation Specialist, Certified Negotiation Expert [CNE], Consumer-Certified Real Estate Consultant and Seniors Real Estate Specialist with both the National Association of Realtors and Canadian Real Estate Association.