HOW DO YOU APPROACH A NEW LISTING OPPORTUNITY?
Today I am up early preparing for a possible new listing. I always love the opportunity to meet new people, learn about their property and use creative strategies for marketing. There is no exact science and there is no magic. What we can do is research the data available to us, understand our own markets and spend time with the Seller's to discover their "why's", their "needs" and their level of commitment.
This listing appointment this morning is a bit different. This property is not your typical sub-division home. This is a 450 acre ranch near The Woodlands. Now first of all, this kind of contiguous acreage this close to The Woodlands is valuable and rare! This type of property will take a lot of creativity and thought in order to market it effectively.
My approach will be similar to the way I approach any new listing and that is to gather as much information as I can regarding the history, plats, flood information, topography, land use, tax records, etc. Doing your homework on any property is vital. With this piece of property, actually getting to know the property by touring it first is important.
Selling farms and ranches is a passion of mine. Having lived on a farm, I learned valuable information concerning country living, different types of land, agricultural uses as well as livestock needs. Land is our most valuable commodity and it is becoming more and more rare as our cities continue to grow.
I am approaching this possible new listing today with excitement! More than anything I will come away from the appointment with more knowledge and will have met some wonderful people. I will be keeping my eyes and ears open in order to learn as much as I can!
What are your strategies for approaching a new listing? Go out there and make it happen! Have a great day!
"Have you fully lived today?"
Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®
Broker Associate - RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring
26113 Oak Ridge Drive Suite D ~ The Woodlands, Texas 77380
Selling The Woodlands real estate and surrounding areas!
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