We do what we call “Seller Reporting” for many of our clients. This is simply a gathering each month, week, etc of the hits their listing has received on various sites. This feature is available on many sites (Zillow, Realtor.com, VisualTour & more) and is typically very user friendly. This keeps your sellers in the loop and also makes them feel they have not been forgotten! A very important thing in today’s market, where sometimes listings remain on the market for longer than usual.
We used to have to manually send these VisualTour hit reports through their system, which worked fine, but was a bit time consuming. They are now offering the ability to schedule the reports to be sent out on a daily or weekly basis. This is a GREAT new feature that everyone should be taking advantage of. See the example to the right of the report that is sent to your seller.
It takes less than five minutes to put in your personalized message and an email address, then you pick the day you want the reports to be sent each week and that’s it! Once you have set up a seller, you can just forget about it! VisualTour will automatically remove the reporting once the listing is no longer active.
I highly recommend utilizing this tool if you use VisualTour, and if you don’t you should definitely consider sending your sellers reporting on the sites you do use. It gives them peace of mind and puts you a step ahead of your competitors - It’s also a great thing to add to your pre-list presentation - Sellers will be impressed!
The best part is, this is the perfect task to have your VA take care of. At RealSupport, we set up a reoccurring task, and the reporting goes out each month without our clients having to think twice about it!