Before going on the journey of selling your house online, you should make sure that it is as presentable as possible for your prospective buyers. You can receive up to double or even triple your remodeling expenses when renovating a part or your entire home. Home remodeling jobs such as kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, room additions, pool additions, and flooring can easily increase the value of your home. Not only will it increase the value but it also gives the opportunity to take more enticing pictures. A picture is worth a thousand words and improving a section of your home will give the viewer something to think about.
Classified advertisement sites are used to list anything to sale for free; the amount of traffic that these sites receive is extraordinary. The following sites are popular classified ad sites:
The amount of submissions that are uploaded onto these sites on a daily basis are high in volume as well. Many times, your listing will get drowned in submissions which are why you should renew your submissions every so often and place an enticing title for a higher click through rate. In the listing, these are the following features that it should contain:
· Great Pictures – the listing should fill every available photo spot that the website offers. These pictures should be meaningful and of high quality. If you have any remodeling jobs done, add these instead of non-remodeled sections of the house. If you have any large damage to the house, you will need to place it to inform your visitors.
· Detailed Description – You always have to boast about your house but also place the negatives in a positive way. Don’t try to be flamboyant about the specifics, filter out your audience by being as detailed and specific as possible. You don’t want to waste time showing people around and have them see something they don’t like by surprise. Trying to fool people will only waste time and ruin your reputation.
· SEO - Place specific keywords in the content so that it can be viewed by Search Engine searchers. If you use long-tail keywords such as “house for sale in Miami” or “Remodeled house for sale” in the description, you will be more likely to appear on the first pages of a search query on Google and other search engines. Most of the Classified ads sites have high authority, meaning that they can rank higher than other sites if used properly.
· Enticing Template – Some of the sites allow you to upload an html format of a design template. Adding a template to your listing personalizes your post and gives value to what you’re trying to sell. The template should resemble the pictures of the home.
Another way to promote your house over the Internet is to open a Pay-Per-Click (PPC) campaign. This method does require some investment but it’s a better way to expose a property that is of high value. Creating your own PPC campaigns on platforms such as Google Adwords and Yahoo Advertising Solutions gives you the freedom to create your own landing page. When a Classified Ads website limits the style and amount of pictures and the quality, a landing page can be customized to every specific detail you can come up with. There is more sense of trust with paid ads, since on the classifieds anybody can post whatever they desire for free. You are investing money in marketing your house, so it must have some value to it. I suggest that you make the landing page into a story of the house and with a small bio of yourself. This will give more of a sense of trust to the buyer. You are not selling as a real estate agent, but as a real person that is not looking for any commission off his home, just someone that will take good care of your home.
Property Submission Sites
You can find property submission sites all over the web. Search for “sell my home” and you will see many paid and organic listings; some are free but the more exclusive ones require a fee. You should try out the free ones before you start spending on the exclusive ones. The site requires you to place a lot of information at times and with high quality pictures; the more information you place the better. Some of these sites require commission for the final sale. Research the site before you pay anything; check out their reviews, their social shares, and reputation on search engines.
Real Estate Agents and Brokers
Real estate agents and brokers are always the last resort but you can always use them in a unique way. On Social Media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin, you can follow and give your information to these brokers. At times they can share your house information to all of their friends, followers, and clients. All you need to do is to provide them with a link to your listing; make it as easy as possible for them. Once you have made a friendship with them, you can reach their followers, friends, and clients, and you can outreach on your own. Don’t sell yourself as an agent but as a homeowner who is looking for a buyer that will appreciate your home as much as you do.
The Internet is a sure proof way to sell your home as close as possible to the price you want to sell it at and with little money invested. You can save time, gas, and money through the Internet and probably get more then what you expected through it. Do your research first and watch out for scams, it is easy to point out a shady website once you go in. It needs to read “trust” and give a convincing “about” page most of the time. Google the company’s name to see if they’ve been associated with any frauds or scams. Remember that a house will sell quicker and with a better price if it had a remodeling job done to it. Xtrm Construction can place that value to your home without having to overspend. Contact us today for a free quote to start getting better offers for your home.