As home buyers increasingly shop for homes online, it’s really important that real estate agents focus on showcasing their listed homes in ways that are optimized appropriately
Lafayette, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2012
Award-winning Lafayette real estate agent Dana Green says that in order to sell a home today, it’s important to understand buyer online behavior. Today’s buyers, she says, often start their home searches online, then turn to a seasoned local agent to make sure they fully understand the scope of available properties, negotiate the lowest price possible and avoid pitfalls.
“As home buyers increasingly shop for homes online, it’s really important that real estate agents focus on showcasing their listed homes in ways that are optimized appropriately,” says Dana. “First impressions are critical in real estate—and today those impressions are often made on buyers’ smartphones, iPads and other mobile devices.”
Dana says that basic real estate principles are still in play. For instance, asking price is paramount. When pricing is off-market, she says, qualified homebuyers may never even see a listing because it won’t pass their self-defined price range search filter. In addition, staging, curb appeal and high quality photography are still critical—and now they need to look great on small devices, too.
“The goal is to get online searchers offline and into your home for a tour,” says Dana. “When it comes to searchers using mobile devices, the quality of the photos can be the difference between whether they get out of the car or not, even during an open house.”
Dana says that she and her brokerage firm, Pacific Union International, have embraced mobile marketing as part of their online marketing strategy. The Featured Listings component of Dana’s website, in fact, is not only filled with stunning photos and video, it is also optimized for more robust keyword searches than is available on typical MLS-fed aggregators.
For information about this subject, visit Dana Green’s blog at danagreenteam.com/blog. For information about Lafayette and other Contra Costa County real estate for sale or other real estate advice or services, please call Dana at (925) 339-1918 or go to DanaGreenTeam.com.
About Dana Green Lafayette
Dana Green's deep connection to Contra Costa County, particularly her hometown of Lafayette, drives her professional success. As Lafayette’s top-producing agent since 2008, she brings the same pride to her career as she does to being a resident of a Lafayette family-friendly neighborhood. She finds it extremely rewarding to help others find their dream home and discover the unparalleled quality of life Lafayette has to offer.
With well over 300 million dollars in transactions closed, a 15-year tenure in marketing and having owned her own highly successful staging company, Dana offers both buyers and sellers a unique perspective on how to make the most of their home purchase or sale.
Every home Dana Green represents is staged to sell, a service she offers free to her clients. Driven, determined and passionate about her craft, Dana loves challenges and thrives on helping clients with their Contra Costa real estate needs.