Real Estate Marketing Ideas

3 Tips to Sell Your Listing Faster

By Lindsay Goebel Last Updated May 24, 2023 2 min read

To be a successful agent, you have two main goals: sell your listings fast and for as close to asking price as possible.

There’s no magic potion or difficult 20-step program to selling a house fast. Here are a few real estate listing tips to help watch your listings and real estate referrals grow:


1. Beautify your home by de-cluttering and cleaning

When a potential homebuyer visits a listing, they are imagining themselves living there. This starts with the curb appeal of the house, so make sure the yard is tidy, the exterior of the home is welcoming, and the driveway is power-washed.
When cleaning the interior, make sure the house seems as large as possible by removing clutter. Homebuyers don’t want to see mail, photos, or knick-knacks busying up the house. Once again, homebuyers are envisioning themselves living there. To this point, also make sure every room is spotless and nice-smelling. You don’t want to lose a sale because the kitchen smelled like kitty litter, right?


2. Establish a marketing plan

With over 92% of homebuyers viewing listings online, your digital presence is critical. Go beyond solely listing on Zillow and your local MLS. Share your listings on social media, your personal blog, and through email marketing. If you feel like you’re running out of digital marketing ideas, try creating social media listing flyers. We created a few templates, free to download here.
The more times a homebuyer is exposed to your listing, the better chance they will recall it and want to see the house in-person. 


3. Use professional photography


Over 83% of all homebuyers who view listings online say photography is the most useful feature in choosing which properties to view. This means that if you aren’t using attractive real estate images, you could be losing out on views and sales.
There’s a reason agents who use professional photography on every listing make double the average GCI. Using professional photography highlights the most marketable features of the home that makes buyers fall in love. This “love” translates into faster sales and multiple-offer situations.
Professional real estate photography is the most powerful marketing tool you can use to sell your listings faster. High-quality images can have a tremendous impact on not only your brand but the experience your client has when working with you.

These three real estate marketing tips are great strategies on how to sell a listing fast

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It is important to market your listing and get it in front of as many potential buyers as possible. Getting creative with your marketing and investing in great listing images help attract eager buyers.

Hiring a professional photographer to portray your property in its best light is crucial to maximize your listing and saving time. Virtual tours or high-quality videos can help you stand out even more and increase open-house attendees.