Terravita Monthly Home Tour Demonstrates the Value of Realtor Networking

Last year’s Terravita Monthly Home Tour was a raving success because of the collaborative efforts of Listing Agents from more than eight different real estate brokerages with an average of 15 homes on tour and 20-30 groups of visitors through each home.

When a Terravita homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold.

In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a well connected real estate professional. We realize that technology has changed the purchaser’s behavior during the home buying process. Today, 92% of all buyers use the internet in their home search according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2013 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers.

However, the report also revealed that 96% percent of buyers that used the internet when searching for a home purchased their home through either a real estate agent/broker or from a builder or builder’s agent. Only 2% purchased their home directly from a seller whom the buyer didn’t know.

We believe you hire us to market your home highlighting its amenities and benefits to as wide an audience as we can possibly reach through ALL of our resources. Through the Multiple List System (MLS), print ad, the participation in the Terravita Monthly Home Tour, and truly, the “world wide web”, we can reach an infinite number of Buyers and Agents. And if we do our job correctly, which is to market-blitz your home, chances are, we will not be the one to bring you the offer. What does that matter as long as it sells? It matters a lot. The wider the audience the more probable you will sell your home for the highest amount possible in the fewest days and with the least amount of hassle.

There are nearly 40,000 REALTOR-members in Arizona Association of REALTORS, with 8,200 Scottsdale Area REALTOR Association members. These numbers demonstrate that the odds are in the favor of a cooperative agent bringing us the offer, along with a possibility of getting multiple offers resulting in your best sales price. We depend on the cooperation and mutual respect of our fellow REALTORS to make sure our Buyers and Sellers goals are achieved. We lose that edge if we don’t use all those resources and respect our colleagues in the process. The most valuable asset a REALTOR has is his reputation among his colleagues.

These statistics, the collaborative mind-set of the participating Listing Agents in the monthly home tour and its impressive attendance led us to launch the tour earlier this year giving us a great kick-off to our winter/spring season.

SAVE THE DATE for the Terravita Monthly Home Tour OCTOBER 31st FROM 2-5PM. KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR MORE REMINDERS. Should you have any questions, please contact me, Gayle Henderson of RE/MAX Excalibur, your Tour Director, and I will make sure I get you the answers you need.