Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News: When Selling Your Home...It Takes More Than A Lockbox, A Sign And Placing The Home In MLS.

When Selling Your Home...It Takes More Than A Lockbox, A Sign And Placing The Home In MLS.

Today's post is about how marketing matters when selling your home. Some people think all that's needed is a For Sale sign in the front yard, a lockbox on the front door and then just place the home in MLS. Occasionally, homeowners and Realtors get lucky, however for the most part it takes a lot of work.

So how does a Realtor go about finding that buyer that will love your home as much as you do. Let me explain. Play Video



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Let me share with you, how I work hard for homeowners who need to sell. Remember, you will benefit more on the bottom line it you choose  to hire a Realtor who knows your community well. Make sure you hire an experienced Realtor who will be able to master all of the hurdles on the way to settlement.

 Below are just a few examples of how Erick and Company will market your home and get it sold fast.

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Then I will make sure to Blog about your home similar to this. When readers find homes on the Internet especially on a blog post, they should feel they are getting more information that just looking at a MLS Listing online. This is the place where I can showcase your home in a more personal way.

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We also use Business Card Stickers to promote your home

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Not only that we market with Text to allow prospective home buyers to access information about your home instantly.No matter whether they just drove by your home or they picked up a flyer in the house, they can access information about your home in seconds. Price, Photo's, bedrooms and baths Go ahead punch in the code above to see how this works.

Start by typing #79564 into the To section of the text area, now type 76860 and the information will be sent to instantly!

You the seller never have to worry that a buyer is not able to learn how much your home is, or just drives a way assuming the price is to high.


These are just a few ways that Erick and Company helps sellers sell fast in today's real estate market. We have many more and our tool box is full. 

 When you need Results, Count on Erick and Company

                                                                              How can we help you today?

                       Do you have questions about the value of your home? Call me 703-851-3085 or contact me by email 

Contact Peggy James or Erick Blackwelder  of Erick and Company - Exit 1st Choice Realty,14029 Crossing Place,  Woodbridge VA. 22192. Realtors®, call 703-851-3085 (Peggy) or 703-590-2252 (Office) to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Lake Ridge, Westridge, Old Bridge Estates, River Falls, Middle County, Manassas, Montclair, Dumfries, Occoquan, Dale City, Gainesville area's

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Comment balloon 8 commentsPeggy James • July 08 2010 08:50AM


Good post Peggy! I especially enjoyed the video. It's very well done.

Posted by Bill Wilson (Paradigm AdvantEdge) about 6 years ago

Great post, looks like you do a great job marketing your listings!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 6 years ago
Wow! Awesome marketing. These ideas will help me beef up my listing presentations. Thanks!
Posted by Nell Lindner, Brazosport Area Specialist (American Realty, Lake Jackson, TX) about 6 years ago

Hi Bill, thank you. The use of video really allows the consumer to get a feel for who I am. I love getting calls that say "Peggy, I was searching for a Realtor to help me sell in the Woodbridge VA area. When I landed on your video and continued to read your blog. I knew you were the agent I needed to hire!" 

Posted by Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates) about 6 years ago

Joan- I knock myself out for local sellers. I truly believe it is a Listing Agents job to get as many people across the sellers threshold as possible. We can also show sellers how many virtual showings they are getting compared to physical showings that cross the threshold. We can tell what marketing efforts work, what headlines work. We never know exactly where the buyer will come from, however we are going to cast the net wide and far and use every tool we have to get a SOLD SIGN in the front yard.

Nell- in today's day and age I really think every homeowner who is thinking of selling their home needs to start in the same place home buyers do. The Internet. Do a little research to see, what local Realtor has a good Online Presence. Those that do are using today's technology to reach consumers. Here is a video I did to show how you do that. View Here

Posted by Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates) about 6 years ago

Peggy, you obviously put everything into selling a home. Nice video. I hope you have a great Stager on your team ;).

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) about 6 years ago

Peggy, great video story. Amazing! I am sure all your silents appreciate your experience and your special approach to every listing.

Posted by Anna Dovger, Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX (Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607) about 6 years ago
Janice - so far I have not had to hire a stager to sell my listings. I take time with each seller to help them understand that getting the home ready for showing is much different that the normal homeowner lives everyday. Anna- Thank you. By showing homeowners this information up front and giving them a video presentation. It is a win/win approach to real estate. Someone who is thinking of selling a home typically will interview two or three Realtors. This is just a preview of what my marketing plan looks like.
Posted by Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates) about 6 years ago