More and more often these days people are starting to house hunt from another state, another city, or even the opposite side of the country from where they want to buy a new home. Sometimes people are relocating because of a new job offer, other times for educational opportunities or to move to a more affordable area. Military families move on average every 3-4 years and often need to find a new home in a place they have never been before. If you know how to work with long distance buyers that will give you a big advantage over other agents. Here’s what long distance buyers are looking for in a Edmonton Real Estate Agent and how you can help them find the perfect home:
Advertise Your Expertise
Often people that are moving long distance will look for a real estate agent online or through social media. Make sure that your personal website says that you specialize in long distance moves and that you are an expert in the local area. You might want to put a short video clip on your website explaining what you can offer to people who need to find a house long distance. Also make sure that your website and social media contains information about the local area, local attractions, and other local information that you may have overlooked assuming that your buyers already knew. Long distance buyers won’t know about that special summer festival, or where the best shopping is in town. Having that information on your website will reassure long distance buyers that you know the local area very well and can help them.
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Become An Expert In Video Walkthroughs
When it comes to long distance buyers you will need to be able to effective video walkthroughs that really show off the houses that you’re trying to sell. A really great video walkthrough will help the buyer feel like they are right there seeing the home. But, in order to do a great video walk through you have to know what height to have the camera at, how to show off the rooms to their best advantage, and how to get the lighting just right. It’s a smart idea to take a video walkthrough of a home before going live with a potential homebuyer. Play back the video so you can see what the buyer will see and make any adjustments in the angle or lighting that are necessary to make sure the house looks as good as possible.
Do The Leg Work
You can’t possibly know everything about an area, even if you’ve lived in that area your whole life. And buyers won’t expect you to have all the answers. Being honest and telling a buyer that you don’t know the answer to a question that they ask but that you will find out the answer for them will help build trust and make that buyer feel like they can depend on you to help them find the perfect home.
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