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Selling Your Home in a Downward Market

Aug 13, 2008
Well, it may be a downward realty market, but it is upward Internet market. It is an accepted fact these days that more homes are first spotted by potential buyers using the Internet than by using any other method. This means that in order give yourself the best chance of selling your home, you must choose your realtor partly according to his or her Internet site.

It is better not to do this by walking into your local realtor's office; it is better to check it personally by trying to use the site yourself. To check the usability of your local real estate agents' Internet sites go through the local realty Internet sites one by one and compare them for their user-friendliness.

What are buyers looking for when they browse a realty company's site? They are looking for homes for sale - it may be that they appreciate information about the area, but first and foremost they want to see the choices of properties in their range.

One way to check this ease of use is to imagine that you are planning to buy a home in your own locale. Type in the words: properties (or homes or realty) for sale and add the name of your own area, town and state and see who comes up.

From the sites which do come up for selection, check each of them in turn for ease of access and function. Obviously these first two or three Internet pages will be the ones that will be most looked at.

Start by clicking on the sites of local real estate agents and comparing the actual sites to each other. You can do this by typing in your area and your required price range or bedrooms if these options are offered. How is the usability so far? Did you always get to the pages that showed listings that fit your description?

If this is the case, consider that your potential buyer will end up at the photo of your home without a lot of frustration - this is a big plus! Too many annoying questions on a web site will send buyers scuttling to the next web site and your home will never be viewed!

Another important aspect of Internet browsing for a home is the fact that we all want to see the inside of a home. The 'virtual tour' must be able to be easily accessed from the main photo of the house.

Therefore, if your home is on the main screen - it had better look good if you want them to investigate your property further! The garden will be immaculate with blooms and shrubs situated in pots, (if necessary buy some!), to take away any plainness. Try and take the photo when the sun shines and is making the new paint sparkle!

The next option they can take is to click on the virtual tour. Once again these photos of your yard and the interior of your home will look better if you can take the shots when the sun is shining into the rooms, through the trees etc.

If you feel that the Internet presentations of other houses seem to be propitious then the next step to check out is the charisma, efficiency and sincerity of the real estate agent. Once you have ensured that you have the best Internet representation and the best realtor - it is all up to your house!
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