It used to be that to market a home meant putting a sign in the yard, copying a few brochures and placing the home in the local MLS service. Back in the day of MLS books, buyers and realtors had to wait a week for the book of listings to be updated. Now, the speed of information is almost instantaneous and it takes a diverse mix of marketing methods to attract buyers and maximize seller return. My goal is to maximize the appeal of my listings to prospective buyers through impeccable preparation, high quality deliverables and a beautiful Internet presence that gives each and every listing the custom feel that buyers appreciate. I fulfill this goal through the execution of my highly effective and proven marketing plan that puts the home, not the agency in the forefront.
The first step in my premier marketing plan is in detailed and early preparation. Your house deserves professional and experience representation and this begins long before the sign is placed in the yard. The first step in the preparation phase is to price the property correctly. Proper pricing results in maximizing the sales price for the Seller while still staying attractive to potential Buyers. Correct pricing takes into account comparable sales, the location, the condition of the property, the current market conditions and the competition. I take great care in analyzing and comparing your property to other homes with specialized spreadsheets I have developed over time that help us decide on the right price.
Once the price is set and the listing papers are signed, I go to work to maximize the appeal of the home by taking great photos and writing a compelling description. To many listings describe the property in terms of facts. I strive to describe the home as a lifestyle, a place to make memories, a place they want to live. The goal of the photos and remarks is to make the buyer want to look at the property in person. Almost all potential buyers are viewing listings online. Our first showing is online and the goal of my marketing is to make the buyer want to see the property in person.
After the photos are done and the description is written, my hub and spoke marketing plan is implemented. The hub is a custom website that I build from scratch. This is a true custom website developed from scratch and with it’s own website address. On this website I can tell the full story of your home, display all of the photos, describe the location, the neighborhood, display links to the HOA, show the brochure and the MLS sheet, etc. When a buyer wants more information we want more than 500 characters (the limit on MLS and other online sites) to tell the full story of why this home is different and why they should see it. The custom website is where interested buyers go to get the information they want and it’s where they send their family to share their excitement. This is where we point all of our other marketing. This is where we can give a full and controlled experience to our potential buyers.
The spokes of my premier marketing plan includes print, online and Realtor-to-Realtor advertising. The diagram on this page shows how I use a broad spectrum of marketing methods to reach potential buyers. All of my marketing is done with a feel of substance and quality.
Print marketing includes a sign, custom brochures, a sign rider with the website address and consistent display advertising in the Daily Camera.
Our strategic online marketing includes websites across all sectors. These include national websites such as Realtor.com and Redfin.com. Regional websites such as Coloproperty.com. Local websites such as AtHomeColorado.com. Competitor websites such as Remax.com, COHomefinder.com, and wkre.com. Of course your property will be featured on the KearneyRealty.com and NeilKearney.com websites as well. The goal of online marketing is to impel the buyer to take the next step.
Our marketing to other Realtors includes a thorough MLS listing, which includes the compelling description and beautiful photos and email marketing to our local list of over 800 agents. With the MLS listing, it’s important to have done all of the prep work upfront because you only have one chance to make a good first impression. I have established a reputation among my peers based on impeccable ethics and easy communication. Other agents like working with me and they know when they bring an offer it will be handled promptly and with complete integrity.