Is Your Home Brilliant or Hidden From Buyers?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

fall foilageSome things are meant to stand out, brilliant red berries on a branch, the wonderful fall colors of autumn leaves at their peak.

Toad blending Other things try to hide from view.  The toad with the speckled pattern for instance.  Natural colors to blend with the brown leaves and the grass, ducking the predators who might think, FROG LEGS....YUMMMM!!

So when you're marketing your Warren County Ohio home for sale, which category do you want to be in?  Obvious answer, right?  You want to POP, You want to be a FLAMING SUN so bright the public can't miss you! Pictures, blog posts with high Google results, web sites, BOTH MLS!

Wait, BOTH MLS you say?  Isn't there just one in our area?  Nope!! There's two, one for Cincinnati, and one for Dayton.  If you live in Warren County, you're right in the sweet spot!  You can go north to Dayton, or south to Cincinnati!  Easy access to both via our major local roads!

If your potential listing agent doesn't belong to both MLS, guess what happens to your home?  Ribbit, ribbit....you're hidden in the leaves and grass from potentially half the buying public for our local area!  That loss of visibility may lead directly to fewer showings, fewer offer opportunities.  It may even lead you to think your home isn't in much demand and result in you LOWERING your price to generate more activity, ALL because the FULL buying public can't see you!

So, be careful when you're selecting your listing agent!  Find a team like The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite that can bring you the complete marketing package for Warren County!  Those items above?  They're just the start for what we can do for you, so give us a call and let's talk!  No pressure, no hassle, just here to help!

Hope you're having a fantastic week!
Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth & William Spear
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Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Lets shake things up at your home today!
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092

You two are right on the money and have a great marketing plan for your clients............I'd expect nothing less though............well done.

October 21, 2010 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803

You two know the way to get those listings...The public will know who to choose from your stand-out marketing!

October 21, 2010 07:39 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com

Debbie, So close, yet so far apart!  I sometimes think the Cincinnati oriented people forget Dayton is just a short ride north!

Michael, Exactly!  Toads are small, but get a big bullfrog and that predator has a meal.

Cinnamon, It's something Liz figured out early on for our area, you need both to get max exposure.  Some agents don't want to pay the extra membership fees, but it gives us extra exposure on Realtor.com too!

Anita, Thanks!  In this business, we have to know the best approaches to help our clients, this is just one way to do it!

Gabe, It's crucial for them to understand too!  A home in just one of the MLS helps us if we have the buyer.  We'll set up our automated buyer home searches for both MLS to catch the homes that are only in one or the other, knowing a fair number will duplicate.

Roger, Thanks!

Larry & Sheila, We certainly hope so!

 

October 21, 2010 08:05 AM
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Melissa McKinney
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McKinney Realty Group

Bliz~Great information for your clients! I have often wondered how people in the "sweet spot" decides which side to go to.  Makes perfect sense that the Agents in that area NEED to be in both.. Of course I would have figured this out if I were in the middle.. LOL

October 21, 2010 08:25 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Melissa, Of course you would have!  It would seem to just be common sense, but not every one practices common sense....but that makes it a little easier for us to sell ours before theirs :)

October 21, 2010 08:41 AM
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Mike & Cindy Jones
Real Estate - (904) 874-0422 - Jacksonville, Fl
Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage

Very nice post!

October 21, 2010 02:17 PM
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Mike and Cindy, Thanks!  A little toad from our front yard, a little fall foilage from the woods around us and we're in business!

October 21, 2010 02:19 PM
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Maureen McCabe
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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gosh I started out in Dayton and I don't think the idea of being in either the Middletown MLS (is there still one?  ) or Cinci ever crossed my mind...or that anyone in Dayton's south suburbs was "doing it."  We would split buyers and they would often buy in the Westchester area rather than in our market.  Showing up in the Dayton MLS for properties between has got to be great for sellers in your area. 

October 21, 2010 03:31 PM
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Eileen Hsu
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Douglas Elliman Real Estate

No official MLS here in Manhattan New York market. But sometimes sellers list properties with firms that do not share the listing with entire brokerage community, and it becomes a ghost listing to buyers.

October 21, 2010 03:34 PM
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Maureen, There's still multiple boards for our area (such as Middletown), but only Cincy MLS and Dayton MLS cover our turf now.  It's a help, especially as you hit Lebanon and north in the county.  The Mason residents, probably not quite as much, but it DOES give double coverage in Realtor.com, so we still place in both to gain that and other advantages.

Eileen, A whole different way of doing business for you there if listings aren't shared!

October 21, 2010 03:38 PM
Rainmaker
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J. Philip Faranda
Broker-Owner
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY

We have homes listed in "tweener" areas as well, and they go on two MLS systems as well. It maximizes exposure. Very smart move on your part to incur the overhead on behalf of your clients' best interests.  

October 21, 2010 04:47 PM
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Tammie White
TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net

Fortunately, only one MLS here.  This is excellent info for your local sellers.  I'd use you for sure.

October 21, 2010 06:00 PM
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Erica Ramus
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA

I belong to 3 MLS systems to get maximum exposure to surrounding counties for my listings. I wish there was just 1 big one!

October 21, 2010 07:52 PM
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Phil, It's like you said in your morning post, IF it will help sell your clients home, you're for it!  We have the same marketing philosophy, we put quite a bit of our checks back into increasing the odds of the next listing selling!

Tammie, It's a little more challenge to manage two, but also an opportunity to differentiate from the competition, so we're liking it!

October 21, 2010 07:53 PM
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Erica, That's a lot of MLS to manage :)

October 21, 2010 08:10 PM
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Dawn A Fabiszak
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!
Keller Williams Real Estate ( Denver metro area, Colorado

L & B ~ that is a great piece of marketing that you have easily proven with your past clients

October 21, 2010 10:45 PM
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Dawn, It's always been nice to be able to show them the benefits of being in both MLS!  It certainly helps!

October 21, 2010 11:39 PM
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Christine Donovan
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Donovan Blatt Realty

I'm glad we don't have to worry about two MLS.  If we did, it would be imperative to be in both.

October 22, 2010 12:31 AM
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Scott Hayes
Realty Austin, Broker Associate
(512) 786-8300

Love that frog picture. And he/she did blend in, because I didn't notice it at first.

October 22, 2010 05:28 PM
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Christine, Definitely both if you had to!  Erica said she's got 3 to deal with!

Scott, We have to watch our step in our yard!

October 22, 2010 07:37 PM
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