Managing Your Online Real Estate Presence from Zillow to…eBay
Think of any major purchase you have made in the past year, how did you come to that decision? Did you flip through your local phone book to call an expert? Unlikely. You probably did what any other, rational human would do: you got on the internet. Believe it or not, the same is true when it comes to buying and selling houses.
Twenty years ago, no realtor would have told you that the internet would eventually be the driving factor behind most real estate transactions. That might be a powerful statement, but considering the fact that Zillow recently bought Trulia for $3.5 Billion (with a B!), I’d say there is definitely something to this online real estate thing.
Zillow and Trulia are the two largest home listing services on the web. Some others such as Realtor.com, have been trying to catch up for a while now, but few have been able to. Actually, social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are even becoming more popular for marketing your home. In turn, this is also a great way for finding new properties you may have skimmed over.
That’s great, Denise. Why do I care?
Wow? Straight to the point. Whether you are buying or selling, it is important to be utilizing these instruments. At Denise Swick & Company, we have built a solid foundation on all of the platforms listed above, so we can provide as much information to buyers and sellers as humanly possible. With so many different channels for people to get their information, we must be as wide-spread as possible.
Here’s another reason why you should care:
Ultimately, the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is the greatest online tool for buying and selling homes. The MLS goes beyond the previous sales, basic specs, and “estimates” that can be seen from the major commercial real estate sites and provides the “insider” information needed to get the edge. So, how can you get information you need from the MLS? Realtors.
At Denise Swick & Company, we have Buyer Specialists that know everything about the MLS and can conduct searches based on your wish list. Also, as a Listing Agent myself, I have been performing accurate Comparative Market Analyses for over twenty years.
What about that thing about eBay?
Oh, you mean the title? That just goes to show you how many different online real estate sites were out there. You didn’t really think you could buy a house on eBay, did you? Well, I certainly didn’t! It turns out there are a TON of houses for sale on eBay, including some in Dayton, OH! It doesn’t stop there, though; Craigslist is also another popular avenue for selling homes.
At the end of the day, you want every advantage you can get when buying or selling your home. There’s no way anyone could ever monitor all of those sites and keep track of all of that data. They would have to do it as some sort of full time job! At Denise Swick and Company, we monitor and manage all of these outlets for our clients to find them the best home out there and to find the perfect buyer for their home.
Choosing a realtor to help you in the buying or selling process (or both!) can take some stress off and provide you with the only sure way to get all of the information you need. The last thing you want is to miss out on an awesome opportunity because you didn’t know where to look!
Yes, we also offer homes on Zillow in Oakwood Ohio!
Whether you choose to work with Denise Swick & Company or not, I hope you find a realtor that is right for you. According to the National Association of Realtors, over 90% of all real estate transactions in the past three years have been through realtors. So, if you would like more information about buying or selling, click on the “Contact” button above.
To see the houses currently listed on our MLS, visit www.DaytonRealEstateOnline.com and search for your dream neighborhood! Links to all of our social media and home listing services can be found under the “Testimonials” tab or by clicking the icons at the top of the screen. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions!