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How can i increase trafic in viewing my home?

I am sure someone will like my home as much as we do, just dont know how to find them.

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October 25 2009 - Twinsburg
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One of the toughest things for a homeowner to do is to be objective. Of course you love your home. But the reality is that the person who buys your home won't love it as much until they've made it their own with their own belongings and decor. Have friends and neighbors give you an objective opinion. Is your home too dark? Too taste specific? Cluttered? Buyers need to be able to imagine themselves in your home. The first step is to make your home marketable to as wide an audience as possible visually. Take great pictures. Choose the words in your description wisely. Offer incentives to buyers or their agents. Do open houses. Post the listing everywhere on the Internet. Sound exhausting? That's what a good listing agent should help you with.
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February 13 2013
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Ok, I know I shouldn't post it because it doesn't apply to "all" Realtors®

But due to two postings from agents that didn't read the answer already posted, and the date of the question:

NAR stand for "not about to read" and "not able to read"...

What agent would you select?  One that reads, or one that just posts marketing propaganda months after the fact?
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February 13 2013
As the owner of the home it is always helpful to have an agent to sell it (if you do not already). Remember a professional will always have more tools at their disposal than you do as the owner, the largest of those being the multiple listing service. For sale by owner properties will most likely not get the same traffic as agent listed properties simply because not everyone can see it. Photos are usually the best way to get your property to catch a buyers eye. Make sure your home is displayed in an orderly fashion with clutter and personal items put away. Display the most dramatic and exciting features of your home such as a huge master suite, a lovely fireplace in the living room or a large backyard with a pool as your photos. 
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February 13 2013
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Well one thing is for sure, you don't wait 3.5 years to address the issues of potential clients as done by the last poster...
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February 13 2013
Photos, photos, photos!!!!1
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February 13 2013
Statistics show that most buyers are starting their home search on line and that they are using an agent.  Your photos have to be top notch.  look carefully to see what is shown.  Is there something pictured that may turn off the buyer.  Is the home in the best shape that it can be?  Is the home priced according to similar homes in the area?  If you don't have an agent guiding you then you might want to consider hiring one since you seem to have a dead line.  We are entering the spring market so don't miss out.
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March 08 2012
Definitely read and take Rockinblu's blog to heart - there is a lot of invaluable advice in there.  Pricing, marketing, advertising.

On my website in the science and art of staging, you will find lots of advice on preparing a house for sale. 

In fact, this house is deeply, deeply personal.  When potential buyers look, many of them are not seeing the house, they are seeing your home.  Even the words on your profile tell buyers how dear this lovely place is to you. 

I suggest you consider interviewing several local stagers, check references, and hire someone.  Professional stagers are very good at transitioning a home into a house (that can still be lived in comfortably while it is on the market).  And, many stagers can also help sellers make the transition when there is no choice.

Better, clearer, wider photos, yes those are needed.  All of the advice below is excellent.

I hope this helps.


 
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November 03 2009
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first of all it looks like a nice house...but is that a bird cage by the front door? that should be the first thing i would move away, for those of us with sensitive noses that could be an instant turnoff, a bad first impression. i've bought and sold many homes, i've walked out of a few due to messy conditions or smells that i couldn't get past as well. pack the extra stuff in boxes and place them in the attic, the garage or storage if you can. be sure to clean out closets and pantries especially. you want to give the potential buyer the impression of space and clean, clean, clean!! nothing makes a home more appealing than that, in my opinion. and definitely good quality photos with extra great lighting when you do have a showing. best of luck!
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November 02 2009
Since close to 90% of homebuyers are starting their search online, I would suggest maximum online exposure.  I agree with the other contributors who say tons of high quality photos are also the key, along with virtual tours for out of area relocators.  Most serious homebuyers are working with a local Realtor, so letting the local agents know about your property is suggested.
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November 02 2009
Tons and tons of high quality photos.

Write a statement as to why you bought the home and what you liked about it when you bought it.
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October 27 2009
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onemorejim,

While the blog attached to the link below is directed to FSBOs, whether you'fre represented by an agent or not there may be some things of value in it for you. Quite honestly I think the inside photos need to be reshot with a wide angle lens to give a better view of the room, and things removed from the kitchen counter to give the appearance of more counter space.

http://rockinblu-rockinblu.blogspot.com/2009/02/thinking-about-doing-fsbo.html
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