In today's competitive real estate market, the more tools available to the seller, the greater the advantage you bring to your listing. For instance, have you ever looked on the Internet for properties and found a brief description and 1 picture of the house? So you call to see the property, because its the price and area you are looking for, only to find out that the home hasn't been updated and needs extra work. After a couple of showings like this its no wonder you start to give up!
As a seller the advantages of having detailed information and photos on the internet via a high traffic site are exposure, exposure, and yes exposure. On the Brinkoetter.com website the statistics are the proof, from Jan 19,2009-Jan 25,2009, the site received 6995 visits, 150336 page views, and averaged 9 minutes spent on the site. This information is passed on to the seller as a weekly email on the specific property, letting them know what kind of interest their listing is receiving.
As a buyer this type of information can save time and money. Eliminating all the driving and extras that go along with house hunting. On the Brinkoetter.com website you can access properties for sale by the MLS number or by knowing the street address. The entire Macon county MLS is in the system, even if it is not a Brinkoetter listing. However the Virtual Floor plan, and photo galleries are only available on Brinkoetter listings. This is not the only method of advertising used but rather a service that compliments the other marketing we do. The company that provides this service at a reasonable cost to the agents is Homesight. They can be reached at homesight.net
Homesight will go to the clients home, usually within a couple of days. They will take pictures with a wide angle camera,which shows amazing detail. While at the clients home they measure each room and create an interactive floor plan. This creates a CAD floor plan with the photos embedded in the drawing, by rolling the mouse over the rooms you can view the pictures. Above is a listing I had last year for a sample. Those interested can also go to Brinkoetter.com to view other examples that are current listings, that show the rollover feature.
Brinkoetter and Associates serves Decatur, IL and surrounding communities. Illinois counties covered are Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, Cristian, Dewitt, and Western Sangamon. If considering listing or selling in these regions utilizing these tools call Todd Maxedon at Brinkoetter and Associates at 217.254.0530 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to making your experience trouble free.