Looking for marketing feedback

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141 White Heron LaneI have a client whose listing has gotten very few showings. I am reaching out to other REALTORS® and interested consumers to get some different perspectives on the marketing of this really special home.

It is a very attractive waterfront property on North Carolina's Crystal Coast which is approximately three hours by car from Raleigh. The house is next door to the community pool and comes with a wonderful boat slip not far from the back deck.

The property is ten minutes from the beaches of Emerald Isle, and you can easily be to the Intracoastal Waterway by boat in ten minutes and out into the ocean in another ten.

The subdivision is a friendly, gated community called Bluewater Cove located on the shores of the beautiful White Oak River which is nearly two miles wide at that point. The area has great schools and plenty of first rate services.

The house is listed at $559,900 which is slightly less than a bank appraisal done last month. Last summer a larger home just up the street with not nearly as nice water frontage and view of the river sold for $585K.

I have a secondary but very important interest. The person who buys the property will be our next door neighbor, so I would love to attract someone who not only buys the property but ends up being a great neighbor.

I would appreciate any feedback on the property that you could provide. I value all opinions and comments.

I have created a web based form where you can easily provide comments.

You can view pictures and general information about the property at the 141 White Heron Lne site I set up to help other agents market the property.

Specific information including a link to the listing in MLS is available at: our Crystal Coast Real Estate Portal or my real estate home page.

Thanks for your time, and any feedback that you might provide. I really appreciate any help,

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Rainer
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Karin Lundeen
Keller Williams Realty - Denver Southlands - Centennial, CO
Realtor Centennial Homes For Sale

Hi David ~ It is gorgeous!  Unfortunately, it must be price!

Jun 25, 2011 03:01 AM #1
Rainer
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Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi David - As a home stager, my perspective would be about how the home is presented. If it hasn't been staged, you might want to consider a professional staging consultation.

As for marketing, check out both Craig Rutman and Barbara Todaro here in AR. They are both amazing marketers and offer great tips in their blogs. Craig is in your area, and Barbara is in Massachusetts.

Jun 25, 2011 03:04 AM #2
Rainer
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Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc.
pha logistix inc - San Francisco, CA
SF NYC LA

Hi David... great home.  The first two pictures of the Great Room and Kitchen show a great deal of clutter...I would delete these two pictures.  You have better pix that show these rooms without the clutter.  If it were me... I would ask the sellers to further declutter the kids' bedrooms... way too many toys, things on the walls, personal items etc.  I didn't see any pics of closets but I wonder how "full" they are.  Good luck!

Jun 25, 2011 03:05 AM #3
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