Marketing real estate takes a lot more than a yard sign and classified advertising. It takes networking and maximum exposure to the real estate community.
The key to marketing a property is a thorough introduction to the real estate community.
As you are probably now aware, over 80% of home buyers are using the Internet in a t least part of their Real Estate search process. That’s why we have created one of the strongest Internet presences in North America. This site you are looking at is only the start!
Your listing on this website is linked to other Real Estate websites across North America. It is regularly advertised to the REALTOR® community, through e-mail information and mailings. I also advertise my website in local media and mailings.
In addition to my websites www.BoKnowsHomes.ca, I maintain several other websites on to maximize the visibility of your property.
- www.BoKnowsHomes.com. Myoriginal website has some of the best search engine rankings in the Okanagan Valley and is a complete guide to the Central Okanagan Valley.
- www.BoSkapski.com. This site and all my real estate listings can be accessed through over 7,000 Century 21 REALTOR® and Real Estate Office websites across Canada. Click on Kelowna on a map of Canada on any of these websites and all my listings will show up.
- www.CondoKelowna.com. This is the most complete site for condominiums, townhomes and “bare land strata” homes in the Central Okanagan
- www.kelowna-real-estate-bc.com. This site also enables your property to be listed on many other Okanagan real estate websites.
- www.okanagan-real-estate.info. This is another search engine friendly website that carries all of my listings.
- www.KelownaAgent.com. Still one more site to help buyers find your property online.
- www.inthehouse.com. We feature the best quality full screen virtual tours available on this site.
- We create your own personal website for your home utilizing its addrss as a URL name.
- For cellphone and PDA users, we have a mobile site, www.forsalekelowna.mobi to feature your property, as well.
This is just the tip of the iceberg! These sites are also linked to my listings onwww.Realtor.ca and numerous other websites throughout cyberspace. All these sites link back and forth and assist in giving your property the ultimate web presence. When you choose the Bo Knows Homes Real Estate Team to market and sell your home, we can assure you that no one else will give you so much Internet exposure.
This program attracts referrals from members of the general public and REALTORS®. This means you are exposed to more potential buyers for your home. I constantly market and promote my Referral Rewards Program, to increase interest in the Okanagan and my listings.
With more than 8,000 member offices of the Century 21 network throughout the world, and more than 150,000 Century 21 Referral Services member associates worldwide, you’ll have access to a vast pool of buyers locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Our www.BoSkapski.com website assures expsure of your property throughout the Century 21 world. Century 21 is the world’s largest real estate network.
Over 7,000 Century 21 REALTORS® in Canada refer clients throughout the Century 21 system. By targeted Emails, Newsletters, the Century 21 Referral Directory and our 7,000 plus Century 21 websites, we increase the possibility that someone will buy your property.
Century 21 Referral Services provides the network with potential buyers who must relocate within a limited time period because of corporate transfers.
Cooperation and exchange of information between brokers is an additional marketing opportunity used to generate qualified buyers-leads for your property. We ensure that your property receives maximum visibility to this network by emailing a copy of your listing to all cooperating members.
Important information about your property will be submitted to the Multiple Listing Service. This is a valuable resource widely used by the real estate community and is highly effective in increasing awareness of your property.
Of course, I do still use the conventional yard sign and magazine & newspaper ads, as well as paper brochures and open houses to help market your property. However, I do all these with a different flair than conventional REALTORS®.
Brochures: I produce a beautiful four or 8 page colour brochure, highlighting the key features of your home, as well as a large number of high quality pictures. The purpose of these brochures is to remind the buyer of the special features they liked in your home compared to the other 10 houses they visited. This way we overcome their information overload.
Open Houses I maximize exposure to your home by advertising my open houses both in the key real estate newspaper supplements and by targeted mailings. I provide additional information, such as financing options, to visitors to my open houses.
Yard Signs with a Difference: Our Century 21 yard signs are the most visiblle and elegant in the industry. To make viewing of your property easy we advertise your special URL on all our yard signs.
Print Ads: We feature our listed properties in “Homes and Land” magazine, a high quality full colour real estate magazine that is distributed throughout the Thompson Okanagan area, as well as selected sites in the Lower Mainland and Alberta. These properties are also featured on the Homes and Land website, yet another cyberspace portal. Your property will also be featured in the MLS® Review.
Every way you look at it, you are getting maximum exposure and the highest quality marketing for your property when you choose the Bo Knows Homes Real Estate Team to Market and SELL your home. “Bo Knows Homes”! Shouldn’t you know Bo?