It’s time for Gary Chambers and Kimberly Suntjens to do their thing with a few old-fashioned, and some new-fashioned, marketing tools.
- The “For Sale” Sign
Despite our leaps in technology, the “For Sale” sign continues to be an extremely effective way to advertise. Anybody responding to your sign is a solid lead because they’ve seen your home with their own eyes.
- Traditional media and Other Marketing Tools
The Chambers Real Estate Tean may choose any or all of the following: photo ad with description in the Drumheller Mail, real estate listings on the radio, web, Twitter, Facebook, Kijiji and sometimes good old-fashioned mail. Neighbourhood mailers are still incredibly effective. We also hire a professional photographer to come and film virtual tours for some of our properties.
- MLS® and the power of the Internet
If you decide to have your home listed on a real estate Board’s MLS® System, you can also have your home advertised on www.REALTOR.ca, Canada’s most popular Internet research tool for residential real estate, and a big reason why over 85% of Canadians who search for a home start their search on the Internet. We also input it onto www.2121.ca and www.DrumhellerHomes.com
- REALTORS® really know how to network
Gary and Kimberly are part of an extensive community of REALTORS® who collectively represent hundreds of eager buyers. REALTORS® can call other REALTORS®, who can call other REALTORS®, who can call other REALTORS®.
Ultimately, your home itself becomes a selling tool
- Start with an open house for REALTORS®
A REALTOR® Open House is an efficient way to attract REALTORS® to see your home with their own eyes. If your home is perfect for one of their buyers, you can be sure they’ll rush right out and tell them! Your REALTOR® can organize everything and get the buzz started.
- Make sure your home looks it’s finest
Your best buyer may just walk in off the street!
- Lock away valuables
Most folks are decent, courteous and honest, but it’s wise to stash away jewelry, cameras and other small valuables. You can ask your REALTOR® to request a name and phone number from every visitor for added security.
- Attend to any hazards
Is there an electrical cord somebody could trip on? Is there a chair that will collapse if somebody actually sits in it? Fix it, or lose it.
- Avoid cooking foods with strong aroma
Almost nobody’s dream home smells like smoked herring!
- The best way you can help. Don’t be there
You want people to feel relaxed and daydream that your home is their home. This just isn’t possible with you there. Go see a movie, or take your pets on a field trip.
A “lock box” makes it easier to show your home
A “lock box” is a small, sturdy metal box that’s affixed to your front doorknob. It’s a mini safe with a key to your house inside. REALTORS® are given a combination to the lock box, so they can show your home to interested buyers.
Be patient with visits. Hopefully they will lead to a great offer, soon.
When you're ready to sell you home, be sure to call The Chambers Real Estate Team at Century 21 Power Realty in Drumheller. Gary Chambers and Kimberly Suntjens have extensive marketing backgrounds working for you. Check out our website at www.DrumhellerHomes.com and see how our expertise will showcase your property in the best way!