Creative Ways to Sell More Homes
While there is a measure of success just from getting multiple listings, a listing agent isn’t really successful until those listings are actually sold. As a listing agent, you need to market the property and find the right buyer. Sellers like to use an agent that understands how to sell a home fast, since that is what will get them to their next step and will make them eager to recommend you to others.
How to Sell a Home Fast with Free Internet Marketing
Sometimes you’ll need to invest to market a property, but there are plenty of free ways to advertise your listings online. Some of these include:
- List your property on a free real estate listing website.
- Create your own website and feature your property.
- Create pages on social media for your listings and share them with your network.
- List your properties on Facebook Marketplace, local buy/sell groups, or on Craigslist.
How to Sell a Home Fast with Paid Internet Marketing
Some paid internet marketing comes at a higher price, but paid internet marketing is often worth the investment. Some of these ideas are traditional, while others are more creative.
- Sponsor an Instagram post or pay to boost a Facebook listing.
- Advertise your listing through Google.
- Pay for direct advertising with banner ads on relevant websites.
- Set up an auction on eBay.
How to Sell a Home Fast with Networking
Networking is one of the best ways to sell a home fast. When you know more people, you have more people to reach out to when it comes time to sell your listings. Join forums, maintain connections with title companies, closing attorneys, and mortgage brokers, and form bonds with other agents. When you are connected with a mortgage broker, they can recommend you to those who come in looking for pre-qualification who may not have started their search yet.
Most agents know plenty of obvious connections to network with, but think beyond the traditional. Look for wholesalers (searching Craigslist for “we buy houses” listings is a good way to find them) and forge a connection with them. Wholesalers often have connections with local buyers.
Out of the Box Ideas
There are some interesting out of the box ideas that can lead you to cash buyers. Cash buyers can streamline the process and get your listings sold quickly. One idea is to visit real estate auctions. Many buyers attend these. Let buyers know about the properties you have for sale. If you offer a good deal, these buyers may be inspired to look at your listings, rather than the properties up for auction.
If your listing is a property that has good potential as a rental, look for property owners who already have properties for rent. Often they are great targets to acquire another rental property, and may be in a position to move quickly.
Old School Methods to Sell a Home Fast
With all the new strategies, some listing agents forget about the value in old school methods. Don’t forget to
- List your property online.
- List your property in a classified newspaper ad.
- Put a “For Sale” sign in the yard.
A successful listing agent is one who understands how to mix these methods in a creative way for each unique property. Moving properties quickly will mean more success for you and a greater roster of clients and potential clients who will trust you to list their homes because they know you can get the job done! We are always looking for talented agents to join our team. If you’d like more information about working with us, contact Amberwood Real Estate today.