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After finally saving up enough money to use as a down payment, I decided that it was time to hit the market. I met with a lender, got pre-approved for a loan, and then started visiting different properties. However, I quickly realized that I didn't know as much about real estate as I would have hoped. I wanted to find a great neighborhood and know what to ask the professionals, but I could tell that I needed a little help. To point me in the right direction, I started working with a great real estate agent who was familiar with the area. This blog is all about educating the general public on real estate matters.


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Different Techniques Your Real Estate Agent Should Be Using To Market Your Real Estate Listing

by Nathan Olson

When your home is placed up for sale, it is considered a real estate listing. Most people have real estate agents who help them to list and sell their home. If your home is listed for sale, your real estate agent should be using different methods and techniques to help market your home and help it to sell. Here are a few of the different techniques that a real estate agent can use to market your real estate listing. 

Social Media

One of the best ways to market real estate listings is on social media. On social media, a real estate agent can market your home, showing off pictures or even videos. There are different social media websites, including specific real estate social media sites. Marketing the home on various sites, and ensuring that you are targeting the demographic of that social media website, can really help to drum up interest in your home or attract the right buyer. 

Open Houses 

Open houses are a tried and true way to get potential buyers in to see your home. Not everyone is great about making an appointment to view a home. Many buyers prefer to go out with their agent on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and view a variety of homes at once. Open houses allow these types of buyers the ability to see your home without having to make an appointment. In addition to doing standard open houses, broker or agent open houses may also be used. This allows agents to view a house, and the agent can then recommend the house to potential buyers. 

Sending Mail or E-Mail

If you are trying to get your home sold, a real estate agent may want to send out mail or e-mails about your home. Postcards, flyers, or e-mails should include a couple of photos of your home, as well as information such as the size of the home and the asking price. Someone may be thinking about buying, but may not be spending a lot of time actively searching for a home. Mailers help to target these people, and may entice them to purchase if your home is perfect for them. 

Using a variety of techniques can help your home get sold quickly. If your home has been sitting on the market with little action, ask your real estate agent if any of these steps are being taken to help your real estate listing to sell faster.