Do you know how many homebuyers use the Internet to find a home? You should if you want to sell your home in a reasonable amount of time. The answer is 71 percent.
Viva La Internet Revolution!
There has been a revolution over the last five years in the real estate industry. It is called the Internet. Long gone are the days of buyers wasting weekends driving around looking at homes. Now, they sit at their desks and view homes on the Internet. If your home isn’t on the net, there is a good chance a person interested in your home will never find it.
When listing homes for sale, you’ll be able to provide a bevy of information to potential buyers. Essentially, you’ll get to provide everything you would in a typical MLS listing such as bedrooms, bathrooms, garages, appliances, price, square footage, contact information and so on. There is, however, one major advantage to listing on an online real estate site compared to regular MLS listings – photographs.
The key to selling any piece of real estate is curb appeal. Curb appeal is simply the notion that the first view of a home is the key to making a sale. Using online sites, you can create curb appeal that will have a buyer running for the car keys.
Photographs are the key to making this happen. You should only list your home on sites that allow you to upload at least 10 photographs. The photographs should highlight the best aspects of the home as well as unique characteristics a buyer isn’t going to find anywhere else. Buyers drive to homes to get a first impression. They sit in their bathrobe, drink coffee and click away. A buyer who likes what he or she sees in your photographs is already half way to making an offer. If you don’t upload photographs, you are wasting your time listing your house anywhere.
The Internet revolution in the real estate industry is charging ahead at a full steam. Don’t get left behind!