If you want to sell your house online and get tons of traffic to your house you need to utilize the best For Sale By Owner Websites, the best web 2.0 sites for real estate selling, the free online classifieds, as well as paid classifieds.
In this article we’ll talk about a few of the best web 2.0 sites.
DO NOT waste your time with Newspaper Classifieds. Only use Newspapers if your doing an open house or having a 3-5 day home auction. You should only have an open house if your using the sell your home in 5 days strategy. Think about this! Would you have a better chance of buy houses in st louis if 100 people showed up at the same time or if 5 people showed up at all different times?
The reason for selling your house online is to get massive exposure on an International Basis. Putting your house on the internet does this. If your just advertising to your local market with For Sale By Owner Signs and newspaper ads your targeting very few buyers. While those are great methods you need to do a lot more. Especially in a slow buyers market.
If your in a hot sellers market its always going to be easier to sell your house and you can get away with doing less.
I believe the #1 strategy to sell a house online is having a video tour of your house on You Tube.
Why is this the #1 strategy?
The first reason is that its free. The second is that if you do this correctly you can get a ton of traffic. Third, people like seeing houses in a video so they can quickly eliminate a house or put it on their list to to see. There are ton of tricks to getting a lot of traffic with this method.
The first is to make sure you put what people are searching for in the headline of your You Tube post. If you just put your address you won’t get much traffic. Go to Google and type in keyword tool. Once at the keyword tool type something a “BUYER” who is looking for a home to buy in your area would type into a search engine. Something like, homes for sale in Littleton colorado or for sale by owner Denver CO. The key is to put the exact search term as your headline. This will help move you to the top of YouTube and potentially get you to the top of even Google.com.
Another tip is to put 2-3 of your keywords in your video description and be sure to put your keyword tags you find using the Google Keyword Tool. You also want to find searches with medium to low traffic. Around 2,500 searches per month or less. This way you will potentially get onto the 1st page of Google.