It doesn’t matter how much you advertise your home for sale, if you don’t have the other two elements in check. If you don’t price your home right and if you didn’t properly prepare your home for sale and it does not show well, it doesn’t matter how much you advertise it, you may end up having many calls but no bites.
There is many creative marketing strategies and approaches when it comes to advertising your home for sale. There is no point on listing your house out for sale and you are the only person to know it, you need to let the word out. First start by placing a for sale sign in the house, still effective, gets the phone ringing and neighbors wanting to find out how much the house is selling for, it is more than ok to share information with the neighbors you never know if they have a friend or a family member that loves that neighborhood and are in the market for a house.
Majority of house hunting nowadays starts on the internet, you have to create a strong online presence and fight for maximum exposure, so that you can sell your house in a timely manner. Your real estate agent will start by listing your property on the local mls where once it goes live it is available to all agents in Las Vegas and their buyers if your home fits their criteria, however listing your property it is not enough to sell it, make sure to enter as much information and as many pictures from your property, showcasing every room and highlighting any upgrades. Once on the internet you have only a few seconds to grab the buyer’s attention before they move on to the next one.
Encourage your agent to post as many pictures and even videos that will make your house stand out from all the other ones, the local mls in Las Vegas allows you up to 35, make a note advising more pictures available upon request. I receive emails from potential buyers all the time requesting more pictures. Make sure to include a picture of the exterior front, and back especially if you have a pool. I feel bathrooms and kitchen pictures help to sell a house all the time, especially if you have nice upgrades, this is the time to show them off.
Get with your realtor for feedback on the current market trends to determine your target audience many buyers look for Las Vegas homes as a second home due to our beautiful weather or a vacation home while they are in town. If your home is located in a community with a home owners association find out from them if rentals are allowed, to make sure you can also advertise for possible investors.
There is many other marketing alternatives as post cards, direct mail, newspapers, magazines however the internet is the strongest marketing tool hands down. Remember the purpose of marketing your home is not just advertise it with no results is advertise to accomplish the end result “sell the house”, so I would focus on the tool with proven results...