What Can I do to Get My Listings Noticed?-Blog of Course

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Conversation to self

Why is my newer listing not getting enough attention?  

Have you put in the MLS?-Check

Have you got great photos?-Check

Has it got a virtual tour?-Check

Have you done open houses?-Check

Have you done some live Facebook posts about the home?-Check

Is it on ALL the ZTR (Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com) sites?-Naturally

My own website?-Of Course

Good Lord I've done everything....what can I do to ensure that this home and neighborhood is getting ALL the attention it needs??!!


I need to write a blog post  

Oh my gosh!  I need to write a blog post and create and IDX page to get some of that SEO juice to the top of Google so that I can generate some more buzz around this neighborhood and home.

That is literally what came into my mind last night about 10pm trying to figure out how to create some more interest in a home that's in a challenging situation.  Beautiful newer one story home, but owners have little to no equity as the home is practically brand new.  

It's also competing with several brand new constructions homes AND the neighborhood is saturated with pre-existing homes for sale as well.  My clients need to get moving as they are military and transferring and I want to do everything I can to help them get their home sold.  

It's a seller's market here where I am in the Greater San Antonio TX area for the most part and homes are coming off the market fairly quickly.  However, NOT all areas and neighborhoods are facing that particular issue.  This particular neighborhood is convenient to all the military bases, shopping etc but is not the favorite school district...however, it's important that new buyers understand that this area is getting brand new schools.  

In order for me to help potential buyers find this place and this home, I did an IDX page on my website and created two blog posts, one here on Active Rain and a generic one on my wordpress site.  I also created a neighborhood page that explains the neighborhood, the amenities and the new schools and put it in the search area of my website.  

Now we just wait and see.  I still do the opens, live FB posts, etc, but now I can go to sleep at night knowing that I have now done everything to ensure my listing and that neighborhood is getting the most exposure I can get it.  

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Brenda Mullen – San Antonio Texas Real Estate Professional

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Comments (9)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Blogis a great way.  Also, f your listing is in the MLS, it is available for about 98%  of the population.   What more do we  need.

Jul 15, 2018 06:22 PM
Brenda Mullen

True William Feela , the MLS does give us a lot of exposure; however sometimes that extra SEO really helps it along!

Jul 16, 2018 09:43 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Brenda Mullen  Good conversation to self!

And you can continue blogging about the property until it is sold and settled. 

Jul 15, 2018 06:35 PM
Brenda Mullen

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland -Sometimes self talk is what's needed lol!

Jul 16, 2018 09:44 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Also CALL people you know and tell them personally about this house-and ask who they know who might like to see it.

Jul 15, 2018 07:30 PM
Brenda Mullen

Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 -I do Most definitely do that as well, as well as reverse prospecting and mail outs...that above was just a small example to get on the blog post.  Hope all is well!

Jul 16, 2018 09:48 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Brenda,
Yes, blog about it and address the "issues" in a positive way... like the school situation you mentioned.  Great talk with yourself! 

Blog on!

Jul 16, 2018 07:08 AM
Brenda Mullen

Carol Williams -Definitely need to let everyone know the positives of the area, home and neighborhood for sure!

Jul 16, 2018 09:49 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brenda Mullen - With so many people relocating today, it pays to blog all about your listing! I love this post!

Have a great day!

Jul 16, 2018 03:46 PM
Brenda Mullen

Patricia Feager -It sure does.  Showings have picked up since I did it too :)!  

Jul 20, 2018 06:11 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Brenda good job!  And good luck on getting this home moving!

Jul 16, 2018 03:54 PM
Brenda Mullen

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 -Well, gotta put everything into our arsenal we can!  

Jul 20, 2018 06:12 AM
Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Happy Friday Brenda 

Jul 19, 2018 09:55 AM
Brenda Mullen

Ricardo Mello -Well...it's Friday now so Happy Friday back to ya!

Jul 20, 2018 06:12 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Yes, Brenda. What an Aha Moment! I need to do the same. My blogging has fallen off. It's a proven fact that blogging about properties and neighborhoods gets more hits than other subject matter. Now, it's time to get bck on board with those market reports, and nieghborhood reports. 

Jul 21, 2018 07:00 AM
Brenda Mullen

Jerry Newman -I always have an aha moment when it's time to blog lol.  It's been a while (a long one) since I've done a market report, much less a blog.  While trying to figure out just "what else" I could do to enhance this listing of mine...blogging was surely an answser :)!  Thanks for stopping by!

Jul 21, 2018 12:36 PM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

You already have done a lot more than your average agent. I am sure this property is well on its way to getting sold.

Feb 23, 2019 12:03 PM
Brenda Mullen

It most definitely did!  Thanks for stopping by!

Mar 06, 2019 12:57 PM