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14 Ways the JWA Works to Sell Your Home

14 Ways the JWA Works to Sell Your Home

Customized Plans for your greater Athens area home

Effective advertising and marketing are essential when selling your home. From descriptive, colorful ads to internet options, our marketing team is able to attract potential buyers and agents.  We know that every home is unique. We would not use the same marketing plan for a 1930’s bungalow as we would for an Oconee estate. After viewing your home we will create a custom marketing plan for your property. Below you will find just a few marketing steps we take on our properties in the greater Athens area. Ready to talk more about what Jennifer Westmoreland & Associates can do for you? Give us a call, or submit a request for contact today!

  1. Price your home strategically so you’re competitive with the current market and price trends.
  2. Stage your home to cast a positive light on the features most important to buyers: uncluttered rooms and closets, fresh paint and terrific curb appeal.
  3. Place “for sale” signage and complete with property fliers easily accessible to drive-by prospects.
  4. In addition to “for sale” sign we place a text rider which provide free recorded information about your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Where each caller’s inquiry will be followed up with a personal phone call.
  5. Distribute custom “just listed” notices to over 600 area agents.
  6. Optimize your home’s Internet presence by posting information in the Keller Williams Listing System (KWLS), as well as local and global MLS systems including plenty of photographs and a description of your property.
  7. Produce a video tour of your home, placing it on multiple websites to attract both local and out-of-town buyers.
  8. Target our marketing to active real estate agents who specialize in selling homes in your neighborhood.
  9. Advertise your home with email campaigns and social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus and YouTube.
  10. Target active buyers and investors in our database who are looking for homes in your price range and area.
  11. Provide you with weekly updates detailing our marketing efforts, including comments from the prospective buyers and agents who have visited your home.
  12. Use Google Adwords to promote your listings on search engines and websites.
  13. We pay real estate websites so your property shows higher on search results.
  14. Home Packets are left at your property with a buyer flyer, disclosures and other important information.

15 Summer Home Safety Tips

15 Summer Home Safety Tips

One of the crimes most frequently reported to the police is residential burglary

Planning your summer vacation trips away from your home in the Athens area? This can be an exciting time for travel, but be sure to take a few minutes and make plans for your home while you’re away! Burglary safety doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive and there are some steps you can take to help prevent burglary. Please share this checklist with friends, and we hope you have a fun and safe summer vacation!

Tips on Safeguarding Your Home via KW

  • Make sure all exterior doors have good locks-at least dead-bolt locks with a 1″ throw.
  • Always lock up when you go out, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Secure sliding glass doors with bars or locks, or put a broom handle in the door track.
  • Make sure your windows have good locks, especially those at ground level.
  • Make sure all porches, entrances, and outside areas are well lit.
  • Trim any bushes or trees that hide doors or windows.
  • Maintain your yard and keep ladders and tools inside when you’re not using them.
  • Don’t hide your keys under the doormat or in a flowerpot. That’s the first place burglars look! It’s much better to give an extra key to a trusted neighbor.
  • Mark your valuable property like TVs, VCRs, computers, cameras and stereos with your driver’s license number.
  • Keep a record of your property in a safe place.
  • Install an alarm system for summoning emergency help.
  • If you park your car outside, never leave a garage door opener in the car.

When you go away

  • Ask a neighbor to collect your mail and newspapers, and offer to return the favor.
  • Put an automatic timer on at least two lights and a radio. Consider photoelectric sensors to turn outside lights on and off automatically.
  • Tell a trusted neighbor when you’re leaving and when you’ll return. Include an itinerary and phone numbers where you can be reached in an emergency.