Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Regardless of it being a good investment with a fair price and prime location, selling a property can take a long time and a lot of effort. If only a few people, such as your immediate network, know about you selling your home, this won’t generate many potential buyers. Getting a real estate agent will help, but another thing you can do as a property seller is to advertise.
Advertising in a reputable daily newspaper will help you reach many prospective buyers. People who are really looking to buy a house or invest in real estate will be searching the classified ads for any worthwhile investments. This will connect you to a wider market and some serious buyers faster and easier than word of mouth or through your sales agent.
In considering which newspaper to advertise in, ask the newspaper staff about the number of readers and advertising fees. Think of a way to advertise your property with the least number of words possible, for a lower advertising rate. This might set you back a couple of bucks, but cashing in on your property faster will be worth it.
You can also turn to the world wide web for advertising. Many real estate agents are also in the practice of advertising properties online these days, so if you haven’t hired one, you could just take matters into your own hands by taking to online ads.
More and more people today are using the internet for quick research on everything, from homework to real estate. Modern gadgets are all equipped with internet capability, thus making it easy and convenient for buyers to search for property online.
Just remember that advertising your property and posting your contact details in newspapers and on the web might also attract prank callers or even robbers. Assess the character of people who contact you for meet-ups. Even if they seem nice and respectable, be cautious of where and how you meet the person to view the property. - Aislinn Kee