Since launching on Thanksgiving day 2011, my team and I have seen a healthy and steady increase in new visitors to MungoList.com, while helping several home owners and agents sell their homes and listings quickly. Whether you’re a seller looking to sell on your own, or a real estate agent looking to increase your listings exposure, increased traffic on MungoList means more views for your listing. One of the keys for helping to increase traffic to our site has been our SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategy.
Every Listing on MungoList has a unique SEO friendly URL that links directly to your listing and your contact info so that all prospective buyers can contact you directly. The key is that the property address is in the URL so when buyers use search engines to perform searches in your neighborhood, your listing will appear in the search results. As we continue to grow, we will always be looking to improve our strategy to help you increase your listings exposure and sell faster!
Categories: Agents & Brokers, FSBO, Selling.
We just helped another Home Owner sell and save in North Hampton, MA. Kim Listed her home on January 31st 2012 and accepted an offer on March 13th. Kim Saved over $3775 in commissions and fees and sold in less than 3 months. MungoList.com provides the most efficient way to sell a home for do it yourself sellers. List and save with MungoList.com.
If you are trying to sell your home but it continues to linger on the market, here are the top 4 reason why:
1. Pricing – If your home is overpriced, you will miss out on many buyers that would have viewed your home had it not been overpriced. If you price a home too low, you will increase the likelihood of a bidding war, which is great for any seller. If you price it too high your home may linger on the market and become less attractive to buyers. The longer a home sits on the market the less a buyer is interested in viewing the property which decreases the sales price in many cases.
2. Presentation – A huge part of selling residential real estate, is making sure a home looks its best. This includes, the landscaping, staging, interior paint colors, lighting and removing all clutter. In addition, the right photographs will capture your homes character and will help your listing standout.
3. Exposure – If you put a For Sale By Owner sign on the front lawn and post a quick classified on criagslist, chances are you’ll be waiting a very long time to sell your home. In today’s real estate market over 90% of buyers start their search online and as a seller you must find a way to showcase your home to these buyers. The fastest and best way to make to target your audience is to sure your home is listed in your local MLS as well as the top real estate search sites. This includes, Realtor.com, Zillow.com/Yahoo Real Estate, and Trulia.com. When a home is listied in MLS it is usually syndicated to these and other sites as well. The only way to get your home in MLS and Realtor.com is to go through a realtor. Most buyers use these sites to find a home so it is imperative that you leverage the power of MLS and public facing real estate search sites in your quest to sell.
4. Incentive – Because most buyers work with a real estate agent, it is in your best interest to give these agents an incentive to show your home vs. the competition’s. Lets say you and your neighbor decide to sell at the same time; you both have similar homes in size and condition, but your neighbor is offering a 3% commission and you are only offering 2%. Take a guess which house buyer’s agents will try to sell first.
If your home seems to be lingering on the market, take a look at these 4 factors and you should be able to quickly identify why your property hasn’t sold. For further assistance contact a MungoPro and they will be able to assist you in all areas of selling your home and ensure you sell quickly.
Categories: FSBO, Selling.
While great landscaping can make the right first impression and even increase a homes value, bad landscaping, or a lack there of, can really effect how fast you sell and your final sales price. Landscaping is something that is commonly overlooked, but studies have shown that homes that are professionally landscaped sell faster and help increase a neighborhoods home value, especially if the majority of neighbors do the same. If you are looking for a quality landscaper a MungoPro can assist with pointing you int the right direction as well as providing some practical tips to help you get started.
Categories: FSBO, Selling.
If you are looking for an alternative way to sell your Massachusetts home, you should really consider the MungoList.com approach. As a seller, you are able to list your home is MLS for free and work with a real estate professional as a consultant at a rate of $50 per hour. A MungoPro can assist with tasks such as:
Photographing Your Property
Comprehensive Price Evaluation
Scheduled Showing Attendance
Open House Attendance
Final Water Reading
Home Inspection Attendance
In addition if an agent finds you a buyer you only pay that agent a commission. If you find your own buyer you pay $0 in commissions. This is a unique alliterative and the most efficient way to leverage the expertise of a real estate professional to help you sell for more.
Categories: FSBO, Selling.