Reeling in Different Types of Buyers

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There are a couple of different buyers out in the market these days that can make it difficult when creating or advertising your listing. As a seller, you have to find ways to cater to each kind of buyer to really maximize the exposure of your home. By doing so, you will have an even greater chance of getting your home sold quickly.

Buyers with an agent

Many buyers hire a buyer’s agent to aid them in the process of searching for and purchasing a home. Their agent searches for homes in the buyer’s price range, desired area, and with their preferred features and then brings them to the property to show. Some buyers may even go to the property without their agent, but if they are represented by their agent through closing, then you will still have to pay the buyer’s agent commission. You might be wondering, “Why should I pay a commission to this agent who isn’t representing me?” Without the agent, the buyer may not have found your home on their own. So it is important to provide an incentive for the buyer’s agents in order to persuade them to bring buyers to your home. The buyer’s agent will then represent them through the closing process while your agent represents you.

Unrepresented buyers

It is becoming more and more common for buyers to come to your home without an agent. With the ability to search for homes on the Internet, buyers can choose which properties they would like to see on their own. In order to reach unrepresented buyers, you need to make your property as accessible as possible. This might include advertising in local papers or putting up signs with your contact information to show your home. You should be available as much as possible to show your home, since unrepresented buyers don’t have an agent to access a digital lockbox. Be willing to make appointments with these buyers to show your home and have as much information as possible about your property to better inform them. Then, direct them to your agent to proceed with any offers. Having an unrepresented buyer can be a great advantage in the end for you, since you won’t have to pay a buyer’s agent commission.

Other options

You may get buyers who either have an agent or who are unrepresented, but you might also get people who would like to rent or lease your property. At Duffy Realty of Atlanta, you can list your home for a lease purchase for no extra charge. If you would like to rent your home, you may advertise it via rental websites to advertise it. Once the rental term is up, you may list it in the MLS. It is important to be aware that there are a few types of buyers in the market that you can real in. Cater towards all of them and your home will be sold in no time!

Tips for Sellers: for an Open House!

City-wide open houses are coming up soon, get your home ready for one! If you would like to participate in the city-wide it is not necessary for you to notify us, all Duffy homes have the option to hold one or not. You can advertise simply by placing an “Open House” sign in your yard. They are available from Lowes or Home Depot or you can also find them on the FMLS store website www.fmlsstore.com.

You can also get creative and make your own. Craigslist.org and newspaper classified ads are another way to advertise! Here are some great tips for what you can do to make your house the most appealing to your guests:Continue reading

REMINDER: City Wide Open Houses – This Sunday – the 31st – 2 to 5

If you are unsure about what to do, go to www.TipsandForms.com for instructions.

My Son Says We Should Move To An All-Inclusive Resort In Cancun Full-Time

Just returned from a great resort in Puerto Moreles, Mexico that I found online on Book-it.com. After extensive research comparing star ratings and customer reviews, I chose NH Riveria for our 7 day adventure. I found that the airfare was cheaper when I purchased directly from Airtran.
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We had a great time there and I would recommend the resort to anyone looking for a Mexico vacation. I would say for me personally, we were gone too long and I miss work, but for the average person, like hubby Frank and my son, they say we should move here full time.

This is what my 10 year old son came up with with Frank at breakfast one day. The week at the resort cost us $1250.00 including tax and gratuities. The resort is all inclusive which includes babysitting, food, maid service, towel service, room service and all utilities. He figures that this cost will save us about 50K per year if we just live at the resort. Pretty smart, if I say so myself.
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Tiffany, Duffy’s Customer Support Manager Gets Married!

Congratulations Tiffany Reynolds, now Tiffany Schrader. The wedding was in Cocoa Beach, Florida on February 2, 2008.

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