Monday, July 28, 2014

Winning Marketing Program to Sell a House


Marketing program to sell a house that works! How We Can Sell Your House.

Robin Scott, REALTOR house selling marketing program that works -

•     Provide staging advice. And if appropriate consult a staging professional. The appearance of a property can effect the perceived value and amount of time it takes to sell. My plan is to help you get the most for your house in the shortest amount of time.

•    Hire a professional photographer.
The professional photographer will take quality photos of your house and those photos will be used in all of the marketing; bringing attention from buyers. Tourfactory provides individual photos, develops a virtual tour, provides video on YouTube and sends you a weekly report with charts and graphs of the activity your advertising generates. Here is an example of a tour: http://www.tourfactory.com/1155211

•    Place a sign in the yard and lockbox on the door.
This makes it easy for REALTORS and their buyers to find and tour your house in a safe and controlled way. The lockbox records information on the broker, agent, date, time and contact information.

• Create and display color flyers. In the house there will be color flyers available for interested parties so they can easily refresh their memory regarding details of the home.

•    Place on MLS. With over 10,000 REALTORS in the greater Austin area servicing buyers, MLS is the best resource to get the information to those REALTORS and distribution to online buyers through approved companion sites such as austinhomesearch.com, REALTOR.com and Trulia.com.

•     Broadcast to REALTORS, clients & prospect database.
Through advertising opportunities on sites such as facebook.com, linkedin.com, google+ and my enewsletter, I am able to generate interest in your home.

•    Place on a multitude of other key sites.  austinhomesearch.com: http://www.austinhomesearch.com/homes-for-sale/TX/Hutto/78634/216-Holman-Path-121175965#listingphoto-gallery-large, REALTOR.com: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/216-Holman-Path_Hutto_TX_78634_M77399-98569?row=2, robinscottrealtor.com: http://www.robinscottrealtor.com/default.asp?f=listing_details&listingid=390792&listingtype=1, Austin Real Estate News Blog: http://activerain.trulia.com/blogsview/4392296/five-bedroom-home-in-hutto-for-sale, tourfactory.com: http://www.tourfactory.com/1155211, how to sell a house in Austin: http://howtosellahouseinaustin.blogspot.com/ ,   trulia.com, postlets.com: http://postlets.com/s/216-holman-path-hutto-tx-78634/11311921, youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYxFM10-2Uc  , facebook real estate directory, trulia:http://www.trulia.com/property/3155362474-216-Holman-Path-Hutto-TX-78634 and a minimum of 10 other locations.

•    Hold an open house. This gives neighbors and other interested property an opportunity to tour the home and spread the word of it’s availability.

This program gets results!
Recent home sales:
13433 Gent - sold in 2 days
7610 Elkhorn Mt - sold in 12 days
908 Berrywood - sold in 8 days
15137 Thatcher - sold in 2 days
7608 Windrush - sold in 7 days

Fast results will aid you in moving on.

"Robin was an amazing seller's agent. Through her diligence and attention to detail, I had several offers for more than the asking price within 48 hours of listing. I highly recommend her." -  13433 Gent
"Robin is knowledgeable and savvy about the real estate business. She was always available to answer our questions. We admire her professionalism." - 7610 Elkhorn Mt


"Robin was very professional and organized. She priced our house according to market research in our area, and got our house sold in less than 2 weeks!" - 908 Berrywood

“I have used Robin for all of my Austin real estate needs since 2001. Robin is very professional, personable and has unmatched knowledge of the real estate market. Robin was able to advise me on the market and direct me in making sound decisions. I had multiple offers on my house the first day it was as on the market! Robin assisted through the closing process and I closed with no issues. I would definitely recommend Robin to anyone looking for an agent. Robin goes above and beyond.” - 15137 Thatcher


"Robin was very patient and calm during the sale of our home and of the buying of another home. We had some issues with the buyers of our house and Robin was professional and handled the obstacles beautifully." - 7608 Windrush
Homes sellers are also homebuyers. If you are in the Austin, Texas area and are planning to sell and/or buy a house - search for homes, contact me for a FREE home market analysis and marketing plan or help finding and purchasing your new home. Robin Scott, REALTOR® 512.589.7988 or robinscottrealtor@gmail.com

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pflugerville Home for Sale


http://www.tourfactory.com/1200191
JUST LISTED! This charming home in Heatherwilde neighborhood of Pflugerville will be active to show July 24, 2014.

With NO carpet, this home features laminate in living and bedrooms and tile in Kitchen and baths. It has a sunken living/dining area with a fireplace, a large kitchen/breakfast open to the living and the large master is separated from the 2 other bedrooms by the living area. The master bath has a dual vanity, garden tub, walk-in shower and 2 closets. In the back is an oversized, covered patio great for entertaining.

Built in 1992 with 1590 sq. ft. in Plfugerville ISD. Easy drive to downtown via I-35 or out to toll 130.
ML# 5971949. Only $153,900

Homes sellers are also homebuyers. If you are in the Austin, Texas area and are planning to sell and/or buy a house - search for homes, contact me for a FREE home market analysis and marketing plan or help finding and purchasing your new home. Robin Scott, REALTOR® 512.589.7988 or robinscottrealtor@gmail.com

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

219 Holman - SOLD in 24 days!

Congratulations to Natalie and Randall in the successful sale of your home.

This well-cared for 5 bedroom/3 bath home in Hutto sold in a matter of days and the transaction went smoothly thanks to the great prep work and communication the sellers provided plus all the hard work from my team.

See the outstanding photos and tour our professional photographer took.

"Robin is AMAZING! She got our house on the market and sold right away. Anytime I had a question or concern she was there. The whole process was great and almost stress free. Robin kept us informed every step of the way, which was refreshing. We sold a home before and it was not a good experience and left a bad taste in our mouths. I highly recommend her as a realtor!!! Thanks Robin!" - The Eyhorns" 

Homes sellers are also homebuyers. If you are in the Austin, Texas area and are planning to sell and/or buy a house - search for homes, contact me for a FREE home market analysis and marketing plan or help finding and purchasing your new home. Robin Scott, REALTOR® 512.589.7988 or robinscottrealtor@gmail.com

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Austin Home Sales - June 2014

Austin-area home sales reach all-time high for June as listings increase

Mid-year results show 2014 on pace to exceed record sales volume in 2013

Austin Board of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for June 2014



AUSTIN, Texas July 21, 2014– According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), Austin-area home sales reached an all-time high for the month of June, increasing 13 percent year-over-year to 2,997 single family home sales in June 2014. Mid-year statistics show Austin-area home sales increased three percent year-over-year to 13,426 homes sold, putting 2014 on pace to potentially exceed 2013’s all-time high in sales volume.

Bill Evans, 2014 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, explained, “The 2014 summer selling season in Austin was expected to be strong, and June 2014’s home sales activity did not disappoint. Austin’s housing stock is rising to meet the area’s continually strong housing demand, and as a result Austin saw a sharp rise in home sales in June 2014.”
  • 2,997 – Single-family homes sold, UP 13% from June 2013.

  • $252,520 – Median price for single-family homes, UP 7% from June 2013.

  • 6,426 – Active single-family home listings on the market, UP 6% from June 2013.
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Monday, July 14, 2014

8 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®

Not all real estate practitioners are REALTORS®. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

Here are eight reasons why it pays to work with a REALTOR®. 

1. Navigate a complicated process. Buying or selling a home usually requires disclosure forms, inspection reports, mortgage documents, insurance policies, deeds, and multipage settlement statements. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal and avoid delays or costly mistakes.

2. Information and opinions. REALTORS® can provide local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They’ll also be able to provide objective information about each property. A professional will be able to help you answer these two important questions: Will the property provide the environment I want for a home or investment? Second, will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell?

3. Help finding the best property out there.
Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market and it will take some investigation by your REALTOR® to find all available properties.

4. Negotiating skills. There are many negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession and inclusion or exclusion of repairs, furnishings or equipment. In addition, the purchase agreement should provide a period of time for you to complete appropriate inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase. Your agent can advise you as to which investigations and inspections are recommended or required.

5.  Property marketing power.
Real estate doesn’t sell due to advertising alone. In fact, a large share of real estate sales comes as the result of a practitioner’s contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends and family. When a property is marketed with the help of a REALTOR®, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your REALTOR® will generally make sure all prospects are accompanied through your property.

6. Someone who speaks the language. If you don’t know a CMA from a PUD, you can understand why it’s important to work with a professional who is immersed in the industry and knows the real estate language.

7. Experience. Most people buy and sell only a few homes in a lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each purchase. Even if you have done it before; laws, processes and regulations change. REALTORS®, on the other hand, handle hundreds of real estate transactions over the course of their career. Having an expert on your side is critical.

8. Objective voice.
A home often symbolizes family, rest and security — it’s not just four walls and a roof. Because of this, homebuying and selling can be an emotional undertaking. And for most people, a home is the biggest purchase they’ll every make. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on both the emotional and financial issues most important to you.


If you have any other questions related to residential real estate, call or email Robin at 512.589.7988 or robin@robinscottrealtor.com

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