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A few days ago I wrote on post on the Pre-Listing Questionnaire, I send out BEFORE I meet with clients, to determine their motivation for selling, their financial situation or their ability to sell. I mentioned how this helps me be prepared before I show up for the listing appointment. The other items I include in the email is my Marketing Plan. I ask them in advance to please check out all the web sites I am sending them so they will get a clear idea of where all their home will be marketed on the Internet. Most sellers don't have a clue what we do so we have to tell them. Here is the plan:
Marketing Plan Designed For Mr.and Mrs. Home Seller
1234 Main Street
24 Hour World Wide Web on Realtor.com
Feedback after each showing
Place a Keller Williams sign on the property
Perform a comprehensive COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS
Submit the property in 3 MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICES
Notify Top Selling agents of the property (usually 20% of my board)
Produce a PROPERTY PROFILE FACT SHEET with multiple color photos
Promote the property at Keller Williams sales meetings with video tour
Utilize a lock box to facilitate ease of showings
Monitor sales and listing activity and keep them informed of what is happening in the market place.
Send a report every Monday morning with activity in their neighborhood or school district.
Notify my past clients of your home on the market. Do they know anyone?
With my TEAM be available to show your home convenient to you and the buyers.
Syndicate to multiple national web sites.including Tulia, Zillow, Property Bot, Homes.com, oodle, craigslists, Google base, PropSmart, Yahoo Real Estate, Local.com, Livedeal.com, V-flyer.com, RealEstateShows.com, Cyber-homes, homescape.com and AOL Real estate, homescape.com.
(Most of these are syndicated so it is really not a big deal to promote where their home will be listed)
In 2007, over 63% of my business was referred to me from satisfied past buyers and sellers. The other 37% comes from Internet Marketing. I personally have 4 web sites that I market on.
I also have many other domains that point to MissyCaulk.com to use, depending on where I am advertising.
I tell them their home will also be listed on the following web sites: HomeAdvisor.com, Homes.com, Homegain.com, Yahoo.com, HarmonHomes.com, KW.com, Realtor.com, MissyCaulk.com, MissyCaulkTeam.com, HireOurTeamForLess.com, AnnArbor-Houses.com, Saline-Houses.com, KW.com.
I ask them to review the marketing materials, BEFORE I arrive, so I can answer any questions on how I will sell their home. When I get to the house, most people have no questions. So I get spend the time, getting to know them and their needs, wants and desires. However, did you catch anything missing from this report?
They usually don't either. So I point out to them, No print advertising in either the Ann Arbor News, Homes Magazine and NO Open Houses. Now, I would be happy to have an OPEN HOUSE, but they just don't work in my market, we are fortunate to get 2-3 groups into the house. One exception is homes in downtown Ann Arbor, then you will get more people looking.
(I point this out at the appointment because I don't want any misunderstanding during the listing contract)
“Successful people do those things which unsuccessful people think are a waste of time”
***To be continued..... A few slogans I send to get in their heads***
Missy Caulk & Team can be reached at 734-926-9797 or email: Missy@MissyCaulk.com
Our Team of 6 agents are available to help you relocate to Ann Arbor, Saline, Dexter, Chelsea, Milan, Ypsilanti Township, Clinton, Manchester, Whitmore Lake, or throughout Washtenaw County, MI.
Stay strong, stay faithful, stay honest, stay loving, stay true to who you are, most importantly stay true to who God is as you'll be who you are, and you'll be happy, you'll be you, you'll be free. -Jamie Caulk
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