Why Didn't They Sell?

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There are thousands of houses that sit unsold, and probably thousands more that have been withdrawn from the market during this recession.   Checking listings that have expired or been withdrawn in the past two years in my part of the Ozarks, Shell Knob, made me wonder how they had been marketed.  Was it Location, Location, Location - or quite possibly Price - Price - Price?

Possibly a bit of both, but many of them were vacant, so foreclosed?  Maybe.  It also seems to me, that brokers need to  offer new agents  instruction obtaining the best listing photos possible.  With 85% of buyers checking the internet before they call on a property, it would behoove us to give our sellers great pictures of their biggest investment. 

These pictures are from the MLS - Withdrawn & expired listings.












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Guy Thomas
WR Starkey Mortgage - Colorado Springs, CO

Joan, that is a great bit of advice. when the buyers are scanning the internet you don't have long to capture their attention.

Jan 07, 2010 09:24 AM #1
Sonja Patterson
Keller Williams - BV - College Station, TX
Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou


A picture may be worth 1000 words...but listing pictures and proper staging may be worth thousands of dollars to our clients!! :)  Great post!

Jan 07, 2010 09:27 AM #2
Robin Lundholm
Cape May, NJ

Ahhhh....The power of a perfect picture.  I hope many people read your post.

Jan 07, 2010 09:29 AM #3
Dean Bergstrom
Bergstrom Realty Inc., Brokerage - Stoney Creek, ON
Broker of Record

I agree, pictures are the first thing a person will see more than likely before they start to read the description. If the picture is not of a good enough quality the client may just move on to the next listing. As an agent it is up to us to market the property effectively. If we cannot take good pictures, there are plenty of people who can and do it for a living. Us the experts when needed.

Jan 07, 2010 09:34 AM #4
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