The world of real estate has evolved dramatically over the last decade. The arrival of the internet has changed the way people view and purchase homes and agents that do not spend the time and money to tap into this technology are feeling the effects. More and more the internet is the location where people first see the homes that they eventually purchase.
Marketing of homes is one of the main areas of the real estate business that has evolved alongside the education of the average buyer. These two things are closely related as buyers become ever more vigilant and choosy about their purchases. This had led them to seek more and more information in regards to their new homes and the internet has been able to provide this. In fact the agent website has become one of the single most important tools in a realtors arsenal.
However, there is more to marketing a home than simply posting it online and hoping for the best. There is a variety of secondary marketing that ensures a home will achieve maximum coverage on a given real estate market. This includes more traditional methods such as newspaper ads, flyers and signs and open houses. When you decide to sell your home, be sure to ask your agent about their marketing plan for your home. Make sure that all the avenues are covered and that there are no "holes" in the plan that could lose you a possible sale. A good measure of an agent's ability to market a home is their track record. Don't be afraid to ask an agent for references and testimonials, if they are hesitant to supply them with these, then you should be even more hesitant to give them your business.