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Archive for April, 2017

Tips for using our new online sign up process

J. Andrew English J. Andrew English
Monday, April 17th, 2017

A few tips to help make the online sign up process easy and quick:

  1. If you you own the property with another person, IE… husband/wife/partner/etc… for each owner, you will need to specify a sep email address. The reason being, each owner has to sign. In order to sign electronically, you need your own email address.
  2. If you want your listing to go up on a specific date and not asap, just shoot us an email at english@congressrealty.com and let us know the specific date you prefer. (otherwise, we will process the listing asap)
  3. If you don’t see an email from our server, check your junk mail/spam mail folder
  4. If you have any difficult with our forms and prefer to fill something out by hand, just call us or email us and we will send you a print ready version.
  5. Once all parties have signed the listing agreement, our server will then send you the profile sheet. The way the system is set up, all owners have to sign the listing agreement before the system will send out the profile doc.
  6. If you have any trouble with your photos, email them to info@congressrealty.com and we will handle these for you.
  7. When in doubt, give us a call and we can help expedite the process. Don’t spend too much time on one issue trying to resolve it on your own. Chances are, we can assist and fix the problem with a 1 minute phone call.

Flyers

J. Andrew English J. Andrew English
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Are flyers needed for my listing? Where do I obtain flyers?

We can send you the client view from the MLS that can be utilized as a flyer or you can use the our listings portion of our website to print a flyer in mass quantities. (at no cost) The important thing to keep in mind is that the MLS will not allow anyone to use the Agent Detailed version of the MLS as a flyer. The reason being… the MLS wants to protect private information from being leaked to the public. Examples of private information would be gate codes, alarm codes, etc…

Benefit of flyers today in 2017:

The thing to keep in mind is that 99% of home buyers are using smart phones. When I drive by a property myself and want to know additional information about the property, I simply type in the address and go to Zillow, Redfin, etc… where I can view the price, countless photos, etc… I can’t remember the last time I even looked for a flyer at a property myself. As more and more people become comfortable with technology, flyers are becoming less and less useful. A well done flyer might contain 3-4 photos…whereas, I can scroll through a 100 HD photos right on my phone while sitting outside of a property.

I think their can be a slight benefit to putting something in the hand of certain home buyers. Something they can feel and touch… but that benefit is incredibly small.