Monday, January 7, 2013

Searches Up 253%--Understand the Web Impact on YOUR Home Sale!

What does it take to sell a home in 2013? A new report from the National Association of REALTORS® and Google says real estate related searches are up a whopping 253% in four years. Now, combine this statistic with another showing that 90% of home buyers use the internet in their home search. The two most often used sites? Local MLS and In Minnesota, more than 97% of home buyers under the age of 44 used the internet in their home search...that is really a number to thing about!

If you are thinking of selling your home in 2013, understanding the role the internet plays in your sale is crucial!

Because the best way to increase your chances of selling your home is to make certain it is listed with a REALTOR® that uses the internet to YOUR advantage.

*High Quality Photos that realistically portray the home.

*Photos Showing Special Features and Assets Go beyond the kitchen, living room and family room. Highlight unusual woodwork, landscaping and other specific home features.

*Use a variety of websites,, as well as a broker website. (i.e.

*Has a Real Estate Blog…And knows how to use it to your advantage. I have had a personal real estate blog for over 6 years.

It is more important than ever before for a home seller to ask questions about how your home will be marketed on the internet before you sign a listing contract. It can be the difference between your home having your home SOLD in a short time or lingering on the market.

Planning to Sell YOUR Minnesota Home in 2013? Let me help! If you are buying, selling or relocating to Minnesota and need help from a professional REALTOR®, give me, Theresa "Teri" Eckholm of RE/MAX Specialists, a call or visit my website for a FREE Relocation Packet or Homebuyers Success Packet. I specialize in acreage and lakeshore properties in the north and east Twin Cities metro area including Ham Lake, Lino Lakes and all communities in the Forest Lake School District! Serving Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.

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