“So why are you not doing open houses. When I was a selling real estate in the lower 48 we did open houses. Where are all the lookers? Where are all the people that are just curious about the home. Why are we not getting more showings on my property?”
I was just getting ready to answer when a voice rang out from the next office. We have a open window between offices…. It said we hold your home open 24-7 and now that curious person can just go on line and look at the virtual tour or You Tube video to get a up close look at your home from the comfort of their home in their jammies. Why bother putting your coat on and trudging out in -30 weather when your can just fire up the computer. The client looked a little stunned and said “well I never though of that.”
I went on to explain that buyers are doing extensive research online before they even contact a Kenai REALTOR to look at homes. That is the reason we provide great pictures, virtual tours and a local area specific custom web site to make this process so much easier for the buyer.
So the mystery is solved. The Kenai Homes buyers are not missing, just home by the fire on the computer checking your home out from a distance. If you are selling or thinking of selling be sure that your home is prepared to impress online.