Steve recently helped my wife and I find and purchase a new home for our family. His expertise and experience was invaluable throughout the process. Steve is a seasoned professional, highly recommended by his clients and respected by his peers and other related professionals. He is a great listener, patient, nicely tenacious, detail oriented, thorough, available and responsive. Steve is also probably the most resourceful person I have ever met. When we ran into some trouble related to issues found by our home inspector Steve was quickly able to engage an engineer and contractor to help resolve the situation. In fact no matter what we needed Steve always knew someone we could call who would deliver the same level of service we received from him. To top it all off Steve is a great guy to know and I’m happy to have met him and now count him as a friend.
Our house sold within six weeks. He was very knowledgeable and kept us informed throughout the process. He is a true professional and you can see he cares about the quality of service he is giving you. I would definitely go to him again for my real estate needs.
I was extremely lucky to find Steve to help sell my home. I was living in Charlotte at the time and my house was a rental property that needed a lot of work before it was ready to sell. Steve pretty much took on the entire project for me. Steve new what I should and shouldn’t do to the house in order to sell it quickly, and it did, the house sold in just a few weeks.
One of the nice this about Roanoke is that it has rural areas as well as downtown and suburb areas. Believe it or not, selling homes in each of these areas is different. When you market homes that are in a more suburb or city setting, options like open houses and other marketing to generate foot traffic to the home are much more effective.
So how does that work when the property is a lake front property? Or a property that is truly rural. Or how about when the property is in a specific area that is desirable that people are looking for?
For these types of properties, online marketing makes much more of a difference.
Let’s take a look at some examples from a couple of other real estate websites:
Here’s one in Fort McMurray Canada. If you look on this site, you will see that some of the areas are quite rural, but they are searched for, so the REALTOR makes sure that it is easy to find them on their site. You can find all of the different areas around Fort McMurray pretty easily. And you can look by price as well. We do the SAME thing on our site!
Here another one. This shows a desirable neighborhood in Lower Mission Kelowna. The whole idea for them on this page is to market the AREA (even though it is IN the main city (Kelowna) the REALTOR is doing a good job of position their clients listings on a page that gets exposure for people looking SPECIFICALLY for homes in Lower Mission (which is a much sought after area up there.) They are working on getting exposure for this page.
So how do we use that to help you here:
Well, put us to the Google test!
You will find us on virtually every major search term ahead of the other REALTORS you might be considering. Whether you are talking about a rural home near Smith Mountain Lake or often searched for neighborhoods such as Ashley Plantation, Hunting Hills or even the smaller outlying areas such as Salem, Google things that people will search for and we usually are on Page 1. We spend a lot of time and effort to get the exposure for our clients.
Exposure sells homes (assuming they are priced right and in good condition). Simple as that.