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Posted by Landmark, Realtors on 9/18/2018

When you put your home on the market, it would be nice if you could just put a “For Sale” sign out front, then the home would magically sell. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. Most home searches begin online today. Then, buyers move to open houses and private home showings. Whether you live in a condo, townhouse, or a single family house, there’s ways that you can increase the amount of traffic to your home showing. The more people that see the property in person, the more likely someone is to buy it! You’ll need to work with your realtor to effectively market your home and make it easily available for home showings.



Don’t Require That Your Agent Be The Only One Who Shows The Home


The MLS is where properties for sale are listed and how realtors help their clients find homes. The listing should state that you have a lockbox available to allow other realtors to get into the home with a client. They will call first in order to set up an appointment for a showing. Also, don’t be restrictive for your showing times. Of course, your home won’t be available 24 hours a day, but you need to be flexible. Work with your realtor to set appropriate times for potential buyers to do walkthroughs. 


Outside The Box Marketing Strategies


Aside from simply listing the home and posting it on social media, try other marketing methods. Maybe you can do some direct mailing to the neighborhood in order to announce that the home is for sale and showings are available. You can also put ads for the home showing in the local newspaper, on Craigslist and on Facebook message boards.   


Don’t Forget The Buyer’s Agent Commission


Most likely, your listing agreement states that the buyer’s agent and the seller's agent are splitting the commission on your home 50/50. You can raise the amount of the commission and give the buyer’s agent a higher percentage to make the home more attractive to both realtors and buyers. Realtors are more likely to want to show the home, if they have a little extra incentive to bring clients to your home for sale. The money you get from the sale of your home is yours, so use a little of it to get your home sold faster, possibly for a better price.  


Organize A Neighborhood Open House


If there are a few other homes in the neighborhood for sale, ask your realtor to try and coordinate with other agents to hold all of the open houses during the same hours on the same day. Real estate agents tend to love to work together because it gives mutual benefits to both parties. This strategy will attract a larger crowd because people who attend one open house will drive by with curiosity, or notice how close the open house listings are together and plan to visit all of the showings during that day.


If you plan your home showings right alongside your realtor, you should have your home sold in a timely manner to the right buyer for a great price.





Posted by Landmark, Realtors on 9/15/2018

This Single-Family in Springfield, MA recently sold for $179,400. This Ranch style home was sold by - Landmark, Realtors.


40 Swan Hill Dr, Springfield, MA 01129

Single-Family

$187,000
Price
$179,400
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Location,Location, Location, with views of Mill Pond for this Move right in 1 floor Ranch, lovingly cared for by the same Family since new, most all major mechanicals have been updated,newer Heat, Hot Water and Central air systems will keep you Comfortable for years to come, along with the whole house fan! The Roof and Windows have been replaced, most appliances remain for Buyers enjoyment in this Open Floor plan home with gleaming hardwood floors and a beautiful fireplaced living room for entertaining. And just steps away is the Spacious Family room with skylight, easy access to the yard or oversized 2 car garage with an opener and walk up storage attic. This is a must see that won't last long.

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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Landmark, Realtors on 9/15/2018


31 Osborne Ter, Springfield, MA 01104

East Springfield

Single-Family

$139,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
This beautiful 3 bedrm Ranch/Bungalow is right next to the library so enjoy reading a book on the cozy front porch of this vinyl sided home located on a lovely terraced street of well kept homes. Being freshly painted, there's a living rm with fireplace & hardwood floors, a dining rm w/lovely wooden beam ceiling, built in hutch & great hardwood floors. Updated cabinets and counters in the kitchen and updated bath. Boasting a LEAD CERTIFICATE! Gas heat & hot water, circuit breakers and new thermo windows. A garage plus 5 car parking near mall, restaurants, parks & great highway access.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Landmark, Realtors on 9/13/2018


140 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01103

Condo

$36,900
Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Own a Condo with beautiful view of the park and miles beyond. Pay less than renting (or rent out) and only a "stones throw" from our magnificent cultural centers, BB Hall of Fame, MGM, new Union Station & much more! Spacious open foyer, sunny dining & living rm w/high ceilings, oak cab kitchen w/appliances, master bedroom w/bath. Closets galore & handy laundry only doors away. Management & Security Guard alternative hours. Utilities included (except electric). Be part of downtown renaissance!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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Posted by Landmark, Realtors on 9/11/2018

Purchasing a deluxe home at an affordable price may seem impossible, particularly for property buyers who are searching for a residence in a seller's market.

Lucky for you, we're here to help take the guesswork out of buying a terrific residence at a budget-friendly price, regardless of the current housing market conditions.

Now, let's take a look at three factors that homebuyers need to consider before they enter a seller's market.

1. Your Timeline

What is your homebuying timeline? Ultimately, you'll want to consider how quickly you need to relocate to a new residence. This will enable you to map out a homebuying journey that boosts your chances of getting the best results possible.

For example, if you have several months to plan ahead, you may be able to wait out a seller's market. You can pursue a wide range of residences over an extended period of time. And if you find a residence that you like, you can submit an offer on it.

On the other hand, if you need to move right away, you'll likely need to speed up the homebuying journey. In this scenario, you'll want to make the most of the time and resources at your disposal. If you can optimize the time and resources that are available, you may be better equipped than other homebuyers to discover a great home in a seller's market.

2. Your Budget

How much can you afford to spend on a home? A seller's market favors property sellers, so you'll want to do everything possible to budget appropriately and avoid the temptation to overspend to acquire a residence.

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage usually is an excellent idea. If you meet with banks and credit unions, you can learn about your mortgage options and choose a mortgage that matches your finances perfectly.

With a mortgage in hand, you can enter the housing market with realistic property buying expectations. You also may be able to narrow your home search, and as such, speed up the process of purchasing your ideal house.

3. Your Homebuying Expertise

What do you know about the housing market? In most cases, homebuyers lack real estate expertise. However, working with a real estate agent ensures you can receive comprehensive support as you navigate a seller's market.

A real estate agent is a friendly, knowledgeable housing market professional, one who will go above and beyond the call of duty to assist you during the homebuying journey.

Typically, a real estate agent will set up home showings, keep you informed about new properties as they become available and negotiate with home sellers on your behalf. He or she will even provide honest, unbiased recommendations, guaranteeing you can get the expert insights you need to make informed homebuying decisions.

When it comes to exploring houses in a seller's market, why should you be forced to leave anything to chance? Consider the aforementioned factors closely, and you can improve your chances of acquiring a stellar home without having to break your budget.




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