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Virtual Staging: An Innovative Way to Impress Buyers

As more home-sellers turn to virtual staging, we have to ask: Is it really worth it, and does it compare to traditional staging? According to the National Association of Realtors®, 77 percent of buyers’ agents say that staging makes it easier for buyers to visualize themselves living in a home. As many as 38 percent of sellers’ agents say that they …

Do gimmicky photos and videos help sell homes?

Do you think those videos and photos where agents get dressed up, or do something else that’s gimmicky, actually help to sell homes? Here are a few examples so you can see what I mean: A real estate agent in Texas has dressed up in a T Rex costume for his photos and video, and is currently using that to …

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How to sell your home in a hot real estate market

How to sell your home in a hot real estate market

How do you sell your home in a hot real estate market? The two big things you want are great photos to attract more interested buyers, and of course a really well presented home that buyers can instantly fall in love with.

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How video can help real estate agents improve their marketing

In this video real estate marketing coach Tom Ferry talks about video and how it can help real estate agents improve their marketing: Here’s what he said: 1. Start your marketing with a video. So if you’re a real estate agent then Tom suggests that you need to do a video tour of a property before you do your flyers, your …

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Staging a home for real estate photography

How do you sell a home in today’s market when the visual elements of a real estate marketing campaign are so important? I came across this video from White Orchid, a home staging company, and they have some good things to say: According to this video from home staging business owner John Matthews: “Here’s the simple formula: when you stage …

The benefits of technology in real estate sales

Benefits of technology in real estate sales

When it comes to real estate sales homeowners and agents now have an abundance of wonderful technology that can assist them in the marketing of a home. And these aren’t gimmicks either – this is technology that really helps buyers and sellers achieve the best possible outcome, since sellers can now show what their home is really like, and buyers …

Two big real estate marketing tips for agents

Real estate marketing tips

In this video by Tom Ferry called “Everything you need to know about real estate marketing” he outlines five things that real estate agents need to know about marketing: There’s some great content there, and it’s only about 17 minutes long so it’s worth watching if you’re an agent wanting to up your game. But there are two big rules that …

Virtual reality: is it the new open house?

The new wave of virtual reality tools for the marketing of real estate seems to be growing in popularity, although I suspect there is still a bit of division amongst agents and buyers. Some people love it, and some people hate it. For those who love it it’s a wonderful way to market and view a property, to find out exactly …

The benefits of virtual furniture for real estate sales and rentals

Virtual furniture: “… has proven excellent results in us being able to achieve maximum interest levels and numbers attending our open for inspections, with the subsequent leasing of that property quickly, at the highest rental return possible.” – Sarah Latham, owner and director of Latham Cusack Property Services’ North Shore office The quote above was from a blog post at …