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How we got more than asking price in 32 days!

Coming up with the right price when selling your home is certainly a balancing act. You want to ask for as much as possible, but not so much that you turn away potential buyers. You also don’t want to cheat yourself with a price that’s lower than your home’s worth.
The “right” price is one that’s in tune with what similar homes are selling for in your market. It’s a figure that you and the buyer agree accurately reflects the home’s value. One of the things we do with our team is understand the markets that we work on, we constantly evaluate the market so that when we make a pricing recommendation, we don’t over, or under price your home. That market analysis and understanding was on full display with 31634 Loma Linda! After we make a price recommendation that will ensure an offer, we immediately get to work on our marketing strategy! The reason why we apply a robust marketing plan along side correct pricing is because we need to create a buzz around your property.

The Coming Soon Marketing Plan

We created a Coming Soon property website so that interested parties can get information easily such as price and location. We are going to be driving traffic to your property listing page via Facebook ads and through our own reach. While every home is unique, they are all presented in the exact same way on listing sites. The same layout with the same information in the same places. Boring. With a unique property site you have no restrictions at all and can present your listing any way you’d like. Do you want to start with a full screen video or a closeup of a historic detail while music plays? No problem. You can have complete creative control over your own site.

Because so many people communicate almost exclusively via text message, we’ve found that a lot of Real Estate buyers are more than happy just to send a text message for more information about a property. When they do this, we are alerted instantly that someone is looking at your home or property, and besides sending them the information they requested instantly, we can then follow up with them via text or phone call in order to try and schedule an appointment with them. Want to see how it works? Text “OAKTREE” to 951-800-7824 now!



Social Media Splashing

We always start out with a splash social media strategy. That means that we will place your property on all of the major social media channels like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. But so many people are doing this, sometimes it gets lost in the shuffle. So in order to stand out, we do some color and contrast on your properties picture.What we mean is that we design graphics and images that will cause social media audiences to pause and look at the ad. We do this by contrasting a lighter background picture against our logo.

After we do a splash post on all of those channels, we move to deliberately target audiences in your geographical area. We do this through our business page at The Val Ives Team. The copy (writing above the post) is intended to give enough information that will spark some interest of readers. We always give some details about the property, the location, the amount of bedrooms and bathrooms and sometimes the square footage. We always direct readers to click the included trackable link in order to get pricing information. We do this so that we can possibly set an appointment with potential buyers who are interested in your property.

A few years ago, the online branding and marketing company called Hootsuite did a study on the use of emojis in advertising. After extensive A/B Testing, they discovered that on average, Facebook posts including emojis usually showed a 30%-40% higher click-through rates and 20% lower CPC (Cost Per Click) than regular posts. That’s why we always try to include emojis in all of our posts.😀

We took the property live to the Multiple Listing Service on 12 July 2018! Once we gathered interest we knew it was time to take it live and increase the level of urgency and exposure immediate. Once we went live on the MLS we updated the property website and starting planning for the weekend open houses.

The Online Syndication

Loma Linda is listed on (Your Property Link) which receives 39.7 million regular users.

It is also placed on Zillow and Trulia which is known as the Zillow Group, and has 73.5 million unique users across desktop and mobile devices. Which accounts for 64% of all online related real estate searches.

Property is listed on Zillow and Trulia (Your Property Link)

Property is listed on (Your Property Link)

We went live and began markting Loma Linda at a starting listing price of $474,000 and 32 days later we got an acceptable offer of $474,000….That’s not a typo! We came in over asking price! We would love to talk to you or anyone you know about applying our same marketing, listing, and pricing expertise to your home!