Monday, March 12, 2018

Listing Your Home for Sale | Real Estate Marketing | Sarasota FL

When you sell your Sarasota real estate, you should be interviewing Realtors who are already marketing your neighborhood or condo to buyers who are searching for it online.

It's no longer enough for a real estate website to rank high for "sarasota real estate" searches on Google.  Those potential buyers are comparing Sarasota to other areas in Florida and are at the early stages of their buying cycle.

Google your Sarasota neighborhood before hiring a Sarasota Realtor
Google your neighborhood or condo before hiring a Sarasota real estate agent

The best prospective buyers for your Sarasota real estate are searching for information for your specific neighborhood or condo.  These buyers are the best potential prospects to make an offer on your property.

Once these buyers find your Sarasota real estate for sale, you don't want your property to appear in a long list of competing properties.  I can provide a premium banner advertisement with a link to your individual property information on my website, ensuring that buyers looking for your neighborhood see your property first.

Contact me for a case study and more information about my high tech online marketing designed to sell your Sarasota property as quickly as possible for the best price.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Stupid Real Estate Marketing Tricks | Top 5 Lists | Sarasota FL

Real estate marketing tends to lure you into giving up your email address to get more information.

I don't want to do that to you.  You shouldn't have to be bombarded with unwanted advertising to get answers to your questions.  I want to be your Venice and Sarasota Realtor of choice.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Atlanta Braves Spring Training | February 2018 Update | The West Villages Venice FL

Here's a video update on the construction going on at the Atlanta Braves spring training facility in The West Villages in Venice FL you won't find anywhere else.

Grand opening should be in time for the 2020 season.  This will be located next to The West Villages Town Center, and will be within walking distance of Renaissance at The West Villages and Islandwalk.

For more about The West Villages and the new construction homes, visit my website

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Distance to the Beach | Palmer Ranch | Sarasota FL

Are there homes in Palmer Ranch the same distance to a beach, as a home located east of I-75?  Yes, they do exist.  You'll be surprised to know that both Toscana Isles and Willow Chase are almost the exact same distance to Nokomis Beach.

Palmer Ranch to Siesta Key beach: 7.3 miles

Toscana Isles to Nokomis Beach: 7.1 miles

Take the estimated travel times by Google with a grain of salt.  If you've ever tried to get to Siesta Key beach in season, the travel time from Tamimi Trail over Stickney Point Bridge can take up to 30 minutes.

Contact me for expert local market knowledge to help you select a home with the features and lifestyle that matter to you.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Real Estate Marketing | Luxury Homes and Condos | Sarasota FL

Do you have a home to sell in #Sarasota or #VeniceFL? I am uniquely providing the next level of real estate marketing available to you today. 

Potential buyers for my listing in Gulf Twin Towers will find the property's landing page on my website, and my landing page chock full of real estate information for the condo building itself, at the top of Google search results, far above #Zillow

David Barr's online marketing Google search results page
Google search results page for my listing in Gulf Twin Towers

Buyers searching specifically for your condo or neighborhood are better prospects than buyers searching "sarasota real estate".

This is important because over 90% of home buyers start their search online.  Any broker can list your property for sale on hundreds of real estate websites.  Being visible to those buyers looking for your specific real estate for sale in a Google search will result in a shorter time on the market.  

Contact me for more about advanced online marketing for your luxury home or condo that no local broker can match.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Lister Accompanied Showings | A Bad Idea in Luxury Real Estate Marketing | Sarasota FL

I've been working with out of town buyers looking for a luxury waterfront home in Sarasota.

Most of the agents in my service area falsely believe they are providing a value added service to their clients by promising to be present when a potential buyer tours their property.

Scheduling showings for these properties can be a nightmare, especially if the listing agent (usually an assistant, not the actual agent) can't be available to accommodate the schedule of the buyer.  Just imagine if this was occurring in another industry. It's really outrageous.

Is an assistant actually selling your luxury property instead of the Realtor you hired?  I toured 6 properties with buyers yesterday, and spoke to the actual listing agent a total of zero times.

Are you afraid of theft?  Every home owner selling their property should put valuables away and de-clutter, regardless of the price.  Are you worried about unqualified buyers touring your property?  A good buyer's agent won't waste their time with unqualified buyers in the first place.

In my experience, most buyers don't want another agent/assistant present during a showing, just to tell us the room we're in is a bedroom.  We get it.

I even had an agent representing a seller try to interrogate me about my clients:  Who are they, what do they do, where are they from, what else am I showing them, what areas are they interested in?  Sorry sellers of that property, your agent just got your home taken off the buyer's tour.

As a Sarasota luxury home seller, are you getting enough showing appointments and feedback from potential buyers?  If not, your Realtor may be placing unnecessary obstacles in the path to selling your home.

Friday, December 22, 2017