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Old 03-11-2007, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Anderson, SC
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We have our house for sale & are SO ready to move. The problem is we live in a very rural area but are 12 miles to Jesup which is a city of about 10,000.
Need new suggestions on marketing! We've have a internet page, have done City Data Classifieds, Craig's List, [domain blocked due to spam], the newspaper, & the realtors (we are willing to pay the buyers agent) and notified local lenders & schools. It's been appraised & home inspected. There has been interest from several buyers but they couldn't get financing on their end. We're are 36 mi from Fort Stewart, which would normally could attract military people, but thousands of them are preparing to leave for Iraq the end of the month so for the next year or so it won't be.
SO, how do we attract 'QUALIFIED' buyers in such a rural location?
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Old 03-11-2007, 05:33 PM
 
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Have you read the Florida forum? Many of the posters desperately want to move here and lots of them don't seem particularly choosy about where -- as long as the new house is across the state line.

I might place ads in some Florida publications if I were you. And post in City-Data's own Classified Ads forum -- that might draw interest via a Google search.
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Anderson, SC
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Have had several Floridians inquiring but not pursuing it. What I really don't get is the number of people who have seen the house, say they love it & are going to talk to the bank & you never hear from them again! Is that just southern politeness or what? If so I'd rather have them say they hate it! If it's that they are not qualified buyers than where are [i]they(the qualified ones)[i]? So many people say they want to live out in the country & not have neighbors on top of them AND want the school district we are in yet...nothing. It shouldn't be the price or condition since it's been appraised & home inspected & every thing is new. We are in a good school district, close to a state route and have advertised we'll pay a buyers agent if they want to use a Realtor. I just don't get it
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Old 03-18-2007, 03:24 PM
 
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We have our house for sale & are SO ready to move. The problem is we live in a very rural area but are 12 miles to Jesup which is a city of about 10,000.
Need new suggestions on marketing! We've have a internet page, have done City Data Classifieds, Craig's List, [domain blocked due to spam], the newspaper, & the realtors (we are willing to pay the buyers agent) and notified local lenders & schools. It's been appraised & home inspected. There has been interest from several buyers but they couldn't get financing on their end. We're are 36 mi from Fort Stewart, which would normally could attract military people, but thousands of them are preparing to leave for Iraq the end of the month so for the next year or so it won't be.
SO, how do we attract 'QUALIFIED' buyers in such a rural location?
Offer a huge bonus for realtors that bring qualified buyers(prequalified or preapproved) and can close quickly.put an ad in the brunswick,savannah and hinesville local papers noting the bonus. you should get a lot of att4ention
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Old 03-18-2007, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Anderson, SC
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Offer a huge bonus for realtors that bring qualified buyers(prequalified or preapproved) and can close quickly.put an ad in the brunswick,savannah and hinesville local papers noting the bonus. you should get a lot of att4ention
Thanks for the idea, will discuss with hubby.
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:35 AM
 
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Lightbulb The Enemy of your Enemy...

Is your friend. A great way to get around this is to start up a relationship with one or 2 local lenders. Most of whom are probably feeling their purse string tightening from a lack of business. I know that given half a chance to get in front of a buyer these days many would cut off their own leg. Ask the lenders for a list of products that they have available, also any marketing pieces that they have. Whenever possible if you are expecting someone to show the house ask the lender if they can be available by phone for preapproval. In doing this it also helps you get more control in your transaction. BTW the other poster is also correct about the incentive for agent compensation, like crows, they to see sparkle! Best of luck to you and your family.
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