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Where's my house?

We listed our house on zillow 2 weeks ago and it is not listed on the 20 pages for the area. Only way to find it is to put in the exact address. What's going on?
  • October 24 2013 - White Bear Lake
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Hi Flyboy,
Listing on Zillow should be a part of your marketing plan but only a part.  As a FSBO you want to save money in Realtor fees.  Any maybe you will be one of the small percentage of FSBO's that do make the sale.

A suggestion:  When people look at your listing the first picture they want to see is front elevation.  The second picture should be the kitchen.  Third, the master bedroom.  They want to see parts of the home they live in and use the most.  Ninety-nine percent of buyers start their search on line.  If they don't like the pictures they probably will not ask their Realtor to show them your home. (Realtors will ask if yours is a co-op listing, in other words will you pay buyer's side commission.)

When we list homes we use a professional photographer to make sure the photos are the best they can be.  We spend hundreds of dollars marketing your home (four-color flyers, signs, brokers open houses, public open houses, etc.).  Your home is listed on hundreds of websites (including Zillow).

Should someone want to see your home what is your plan for showing the house.  Can you evaluate the people looking at your home?  Are they pre qualified to purchase?  Are they legitimate buyers?  Or are they casing your home for other reasons?  Open houses?  Market surveys to make sure your house is priced competitively?

If you are interested, we have a free 40 point marketing plan for FSBO's that leads you through the items you must do to sell your home including contracts.  Good luck with the sale.
  • October 24 2013
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are you selling for sale by owner?  or working with an agent? 
If your not working with an agent I'm happy to help you.  Just contact call me  and I'll help you get to the bottom of it and also go over some more strategies to help you out

  • October 24 2013
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