Monday Musings: Details Will Make or Break You!

Reblogger Barbara Todaro
Services for Real Estate Pros with RE/MAX Executive Realty 104763

This is a fantastic post that should be read by all who provide marketing....

Oh, wait, "all listing agents" are marketing agents!!!

Original content by Ron and Alexandra Seigel DRE00893924

Pictured above is the ceiling detail of a mixed use building is the downtown area in Santa Barbara.  In our opinion, this is just one of the reasons all the condos in the building sold out in record time.

In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention

Lou Holtz

We are firm believers in the importance of details, when it comes to presenting oneself in a selling situation.  Those little details will make or break you every time.  In selling or listing luxury real estate or any other type of real estate, you are being trusted to represent either the property or the buyer.  In order to that you are also representing yourself.  You cannot afford to be lackadaisical when it comes to details, if you want the job.  


At present we are working with a large company that is about to launch a new large luxury enterprise.  We are charged with the branding, the presentation,  the website development and choosing the right people for the job.


Ron has interviewed several web developers. We were down to two finalists.  Ron reviewed both websites.  The first website had a welcoming video with no sound.  Assuming that it may have a glitch on our side, he found the video on You-Tube, and there was no sound there either.


Then he viewed the video by the CEO of the company.  It took the CEO ten minutes to get to the point of why one should choose his company for the job.  The first nine minutes were filled with too much personal information, which had no bearing on the company and was of no interest to us.


The second website was simple and to the point.  There were no glitches, and no personal opinions or information to distract from the purpose of this company's existence.  


Without saying a word about our impressions, we also had our real estate web developer meet face to face with both since they are in the same city, and his impressions were similar to ours.  


We have all our work proof read.  We are adamant about missing pixels, reject pictures of homes with trees blocking the view, getting the color right, as well as the grammar and spelling. We insist on double checking statistics, and avoiding glittering generalities like (top 1% or voted broker of the year, or dubious awards or designations for favorite nation). We verify, research and verify again.

The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail

Charles R. Swindoll


Although many may not notice that the pictures on a site are out of focus, over photo-shopped or are not in HDR mode, they will have a feeling as to why they don't like the site or its presentation.  It is details that lodge themselves in most peoples' subconscious.

It is not necessarily about aesthetics because we all have style preferences it is about the details in the final product. You may not like the product, but you admire the intricate details.  We have taken many visitors to this building, some loved the architecture, some did not.  They all agreed that they loved the attention to the details and the details themselves.

To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.--Giorgio Armani

This is the bench on the side of the building, did you notice the Buddha under the bench!

Do your details need to be reviewed?

Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-




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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thank you for the re-blog. In real estate, one is always marketing as in many other professions, and details make the difference.  A

Dec 16, 2019 07:19 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Barbara. This is an excellent re-blog. Alexandra and Ron are very wise and details always matter.

Dec 16, 2019 07:25 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

More often than not, real estate agents leave their marketing for a last minute creation.... never with much thought involved, and that includes online as well as print....

Sheila Anderson they are "the best" when it comes to Branding and creating the marketing pieces that result in strong Branding.

Dec 16, 2019 07:29 AM #3
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Barbara and this blog is so true, glad you re blog it I missed first time around.


Dec 16, 2019 08:10 AM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Barbara, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Dec 16, 2019 10:24 AM #5
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Thanks for the re-blog, Barbara! I think you already have a keen sense of what your buyers want to see and how they respond to what you market. 

When you're in the thick of it - boots on the ground - and PAY ATTENTION to your own market, the responses you expect and that you receive for each marketing piece, generalities aren't warranted, are they? 

In our business, you are the master marketer! 

Dec 16, 2019 12:06 PM #6
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Yes, I agree Barbara Todaro those memorable details pointed out in the blog really make the property stand out from the rest. Those that get remembered get sold. Jeff 

Dec 16, 2019 07:58 PM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

Like I told Alexandra, if they go into that much detail on the outside, just imagine what the inside looks like.

Dec 17, 2019 01:19 AM #8
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Barbara, a very inspiring article about paying attention to details. Oh and Merry Christmas to you.

Dec 17, 2019 01:38 AM #9
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Ah yes...Uniquetails are what differentiates everything and everyone !

Dec 17, 2019 04:58 AM #10
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Excellent re-blog, Barbara Todaro and by the great team of Ron and Alexandra Seigel ,   Not too difficult seeing how all the condos in the building sold out so quickly when you look at the details. Gorgeous!!

Dec 18, 2019 09:30 PM #11
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