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Social Media for Home Sellers

 

The world of advertising has changed tremendously over the last decade. Gone are the Mad Men days, when businesses relied on print, television, and word-of-mouth to sell their products and services. While these avenues are still relevant and important to advertising in real estate, we cannot ignore the fact that we are living in a digital age, where people get their news from websites and interact with friends and family through social media platforms. Realtors® know this and have been turning to the Web for easy marketing channels. You might be wondering how this applies to you as a seller. Shouldn’t your real estate agent be worrying about the marketing of your home?

Well, let’s think about the sheer number of people you know who use social media, and then add that to your real estate agent’s sphere of influence. Then think about how many people your peers know, how many followers those peers have… We could go on for days. Remember Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? It’s sort of like that. Even though your Realtor® will go above and beyond to sell your real estate in Charleston, it’s imperative that you do your part to take the reach of information to a higher level. So what exactly can you do as a seller to help market your home? Chances are you are among the roughly 1.11 billion Facebook users, 500 million Twitter users, and 350 million Google+ users, for example. Using your personal social media accounts to help market your home will get the information out more prospects than if your Realtor® does it all on his or her own. Here are a few tips to use to sell your home with social media.

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Emotional Mistakes Sellers Make

 

Is your emotional attachment to your home preventing buyers from taking interest?

We’re beginning to see classic signs of a seller’s market in Charleston real estate. That’s great news for home sellers, who have been at a disadvantage for a few years now. But even with the market change, sellers need to be vigilant and take their Realtors’ advice without letting their emotions cloud their judgment. One of the biggest pitfalls to which sellers fall victim is their emotional attachments to their homes. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common emotional mistakes sellers make and learn how to avoid them.

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