Monday, July 27, 2009

Fresh Ideas on How To Sell Your Home

Sellers who have tried to sell a home lately, know that it can be tough right now. However, it is not impossible to sell your home. In fact, if you are willing to put in a little work you may be surprised at the outcome.

Open House- Many buyers plan on previewing an open house before they purchase a home. This is a great tool for getting potential buyers into your home, and most buyers use them as a way to see a home they are interested in without having to schedule an appointment. MySecretAgent has many useful ideas on holding an open house.

Use signs and flyers to advertise your open house. MySecretAgent allows sellers to purchase open house signs that direct buyers to your home. When listing with our full package you receive printed flyers that are also a great tool to advertise an open house

To help make your home look even more enticing and spacious, stage your home to look less cluttered and bigger. Staging your home can help add balance and appeal your home to buyers in ways that you likely never even considered. As a result, your home will stand out from the rest of the competition. MySecretAgent has many tips on how to stage your home.

Offer a home warranty- A home warranty can cover the cost to repair or replace many of your home’s systems and appliances. This is another small step that can help a potential buyer rest just a little easier at the thought of purchasing your home. It will also make your home stand out among the pack of other homes available for sale.

Consider letting a buyer stay in your home for a night- This is an "out there" idea but consider it if the potential buyers are worried about neighborhood noise levels. According to a recent article on, "some builders and sellers are offering prospective buyers a chance to stay in the home for a night. They’re even welcoming folks with bottles of wine and other goodies to make their stay comfortable."

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Advertising your home

Free Online Advertising Options

With our Full $495 Package you will have access to our list of FREE online advertising links – with step-by-step how to instructions – to Craigslist, Zillow and many more after you list your home.

Here are a few suggestions to advertise your home:
  • MLS and the Internet- 85% of buyers start looking for properties on the internet and provide a list of properties to their agent to schedule showings or call directly the listing agents for more information. The MLS is the number one tool for selling a property in the shortest possible time. Most buyers use real estate agents when buying a home, and 100% of all licensed real estate agents use the MLS. The NWMLS provides a direct internet feed to the websites of all of their member companies and individual agents. All properties that are listed on the MLS will be displayed,changes and updates will be posted to the listings on all of these linked real estate websites. Please note that the NWMLS is one of the few MLSs nationwide who discontinued to provide a direct feed to®. Individual agents and offices are responsible to upload the information if they wish to provide their clients with the widest possible exposure.
  • Yard Sign- Included in in our $295 Extended Package and $495 Full Package. You can also choose to add this to our $95 Basic Package.
  • Flyers and Brochures- 50 glossy professionally printed flyers and a PDF version is included in our $495 Full Package. You can order professionally printed glossy flyers or brochures with the Basic or the Extended Packages, these will make a lasting impression on buyers who preview your home. Please see our Listing Tools.
  • Postcard Mailers
  • Newspaper Ads
  • Real Estate Magazines
  • Open House