Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My House is Not Selling! I Will Wait till After the Holidays or Spring...

Never give up. My advice around the Hoiday's for our clients that decided they wanted to "take a break" was always as follows. I would ask them a question. "Do you still want to sell?" Most would say yes. "If a buyer comes into the market place tomorrow, and they would be a buyer that could fall in love with your property, and if they would offer you full price (or even just a $1,000 less) would you still want to sell?" If they answer, Yes...then I say, "well, if your home is not on the market, and that buyer does show up, they may settle for 2nd best and buy something else. That, unfortunately is a missed opportunity, and most people who buy a home will not move for another 3-5, we never get that buyer back."

Just to prove these are not just words.... We sold a home on Christmas Eve. The purchase price on the offer was full price! This home had been on the market for 6 months, and the Seller made a comment that she was just going to take it off the market till Spring. That could have been a HUGE mistake.

The Korn Team NEVER stops marketing our properties. Did you know that over the past 60 days (November and December we have had 198 showings on our properties. There are buyers out there, and we never give up looking for them until we get an offer on our client's property.

If you are feeling frustrated and want to give up on the selling process...give us a call. Let us help you understand and intrepret the current market conditions. We can help you come up with a plan to get your property SOLD! In 2009 we helped over 111 Home Buyer's and Seller's accomplish that. In fact, The Korn Team sold 11 properties at OVER asking price. Another 15 or so sold within $1k-$2k of asking price, and 10 of our properties sold in less than 30 days.

Feel free to contact us at 816-224-KORN (5676). It is a tough market out there, but properties are selling. Don't give up, and be patient. With our proven markeing plan, the buyer for your property will know your property is available the day they come into the marketplace.

Brad Korn
The Korn Team
(8716) 224-KORN (5676)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Staying on the Cutting Edge Marketing Properties in Kansas City

Here is one of our newest marketing ideas...creating a Blog for each property we have for sale. This is a copy of the email we sent to our clients.

The Korn Team is continually looking for methods to get you more exposure to the property. One of the most recent Marketing Tactics we came up with was to create a Blog about your property. Blogs are very powerful marketing tools on the web. I was having a discussion with a marketing person and during that conversation we had talked about individual blogs on each property.

People looking to buy homes love to hear from a seller and what they like about their home. We asked our clients to send us an email... a letter from them about what they love about their home, the neighborhood, the area, schools, parks, etc.

By using the neighborhood name, city name, school name, and anything else that web surfers may search for, buyers will find our properties faster on the web. We even ask them to talk about Kansas City, the Plaza, Chiefs stadium (oooh...don't mention them :) ..... anything that would be a searchable word that might come up in buyers searches. We will copy our content along with pictures, etc. in an effort to get you more exposure.

We were thrilled to have received a call from Keller Williams International that our KW website had stood out as a site (among 700+ offices and over 70,000 agents) that was consistently getting some of the highest traffic counts in the company. We feel it is because we stay on the cutting edge of technology, and keep what is most important for our clients at the forefront of our new strategies...more exposure to their Properties.

Brad Korn
The Korn Team
(816)224-KORN (5676)
(816)268-3839 fax
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