Marketing Your Home for Sale

By Mark Hostetler Published 03/27/2007 | Real Estate
When it comes to marketing your home for sale, many owners who decide to sell their homes themselves run up against the difficulty of marketing their homes for maximum exposure. For this reason it is a good idea to utilize a professional realtor.

Marketing is everything when it comes to the sale of a home. Without proper exposure it becomes increasingly difficult to get the attention of prospective buyers. An agent can offer an already established web presence which is one of the best ways to gain attention for your home. Let's face it, this is the era of the internet. Most home buyers will go to the internet long before they begin working with a realtor, and will have a good idea of the homes that they want to see. This is why it is vital for a realtor or agent to have a commanding web presence.

Another important aspect of marketing your home that an agent excels at is making your visible to other agents. This is one of the most important steps in the home sales process. Normally an agent will have cultivated working relationships with groups of buyers agents in the community and will hold realtor-exclusive showings where your home can be showcased to all the agents in your town/city. As you can imagine, the benefits of this are immeasurable. In addition, a realtor also has an operating budget to secure print and media advertising. This should include full page color advertisements in the local newspaper, and flyers that are available 24 hours a day on the sign in your front yard. This kind of coverage is almost impossible to gain without a realtors aid.

In marketing your home, a realtor is making an investment of time, effort, and money in your property. It is in their best interest to see that your home is sold in a timely manner and for the best price possible. They are able to showcase your home in a fashion that most home owners cannot achieve due to the time involved. They have more access to marketing media and have an intricte knowledge of the market. Ask your realtor what it is that they do to market a home properly, you might be surprised.

Heath Hostetler is a certified Las Vegas Realtor: who is known in the community for his honesty and hard work. Heath's knowledge of the Las Vegas real estate market is invaluable in the purchase or sale of a new home or condo.For more information contact Heath or visit him on the web at