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Here are a few simple suggestions on what will work best
MLS and the Internet
and provide a list of properties to their agent to schedule showings or call directly the listing agents for more information. The MLS is the number one tool for selling a property in the shortest possible time. Most buyers use real estate agents when buying a home, and 100% of all real estate agents use the MLS.
All properties that are listed on the MLS will be displayed, changes and updates will be posted to the listings on all of these linked real estate websites. Please note that the NWMLS (WA State) is one of the few MLSs nationwide who discontinued to provide a direct feed to REALTOR.com®. Individual agents and offices are responsible to upload the information if they wish to provide their clients with the widest possible exposure.
MySecretAgent.com include the yard sign as part of the Full $495 and Extended $295 Package, it is available for a fee in the $95 Basic Package. It is a simple but effective advertising tool. Serious buyers who have a preferred location usually drive around in the neighborhood without an agent. The yard sign will let them know your home is available and it will encourage them to call your phone number displayed with the sign.
Flyers and Brochures
Most agents will provide some kind of information flyer for your home. At MySecretAgent.com we include in our Full $495 Package a professionally designed flyers you can display in your flyer box and in your home. We will email you a PDF copy to print on your printer, or email to interested buyers as needed, you will never run out of flyers. Also, our Full $495 Package includes 50 glossy printed flyers mailed within a few days. You can order professionally printed glossy flyers or brochures with the Basic or the Extended Packages, these will make a lasting impression on buyers who preview your home. Please see our Listing Tools.
Personal Home Page
Share it on social media, use it to advertise your home on the internet, and with our Extended and Full Packages add virtual tour, video and open house information. Your name and phone number are displayed on the top of your Personal Home Page so potential buyers can contact you directly.
Mass mailings around the neighborhood are a way for agents to advertise their company and generate listings. Neighbors are more likely to become sellers than buyers, by the yard sign they already know that your home is for sale. For you as a seller postcards are great way to let family, friends and contacts know you are selling and ask if they know someone who is interested in buying your home. Color postcards with pictures and a brief description can be a very powerful sales tool and will generate a great buzz. Please see our Listing Tools.
Newspaper ads can get expensive and they only show the fraction of the actual properties available in one area, in our experience ads in the Sunday paper maybe good for advertising your open house information, but it is costly.
Real Estate Magazines
These publications exist to promote a real estate agents and their companies. Again, these contain only a fraction of the available properties on the market. By the time they are printed and picked up, the listings are out dated, prices are changed or the property is sold. Most of these publications are monthly. Some of these publishers are recognizing time is of the essence and now have internet presence. On HomesAndLand website you can run a Geo targeting ad, can include search by zip code, county, state, city, and more, they usually charge a click charge: CPM (Click Per Thousand). BUT, most real estate websites include the same search criteria and will display your home FREE.
The first people to go to an Open House are your neighbors who are thinking about listing their home and want to compare your home to theirs. When an agent is holding an open house they want to meet potential sellers in the hope of getting a listing, or meet prospective buyers who may be in the market to buy. Buyers who go to open houses are typically looking to purchase and comparing several homes in one area. Holding an open house yourself doesn’t require any special skills, but it should be advertised in some form to be successful. Please see our Open House and Home Selling Tips for more information on how to hold a successful open house.
Free Advertising Sites
“MySecretAgent.com” and the “Equal Housing Opportunity” words or logo somewhere in your offering. If you use your Personal Home Page link, all this is already there for you.
Go to craigslist.com
Hit “my account” and then go to sign up
After you have entered all your information then from the home page click post to classified
Click what type of posting you want and then specifically what you are selling
Enter in the price, the headline and the city
You can ignore the images and the street address part of the posting
Click enter, it will have you review the listing and at the bottom verify some numbers and letters, make sure you do this, or your listing will not post
You will receive a confirmation email with the address of your posting
When you get the email, click on the link, you will have to look at the posting and hit “publish”
Posting fall off every seven days, so you will need to re-list each week
Posting on Friday is the best idea, as people look on Friday for the weekend
Go to kirotv.com
Click on the upper right “post an ad" free
Choose the real estate category, enter the zip code and your email
Enter city/area, and address
Enter listing information, upload photos, and enter the verification word
Click post ad (or edit ad, to make changes)
You’ll receive a confirmation email to the email address you gave, click into the email and click the link to make your ad live
Go to seattleweekly.com
Click on “real estate” and select category
Enter headline & information
You should get a confirmation email to activate listing
Go to thestranger.com
Click on under Housing “real estate for sale”
Click on big orange “post” in top left corner
Print ad text is different from your web ad text. Print ad text is 25 words that the Stranger may pick for their newspaper
Enter all listing info, description, pictures, etc.
You’ll receive email to confirm listing