Marketing Your Home 

The Koitz Group at Long and Foster RE

As one of the top real estate groups in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, we offer unparalleled service and expertise.  From the time we first visit your home, until the day that you walk away from the settlement table with your check in hand, you will be able to rely on us for our knowledge, caring, and full attention to detail. 

Pricing

  • Pricing your property is probably the most important aspect of selling your home.  It has been statistically proven that homes that are priced “right” at the beginning, sell for the most and in the shortest period of time.  
  • Market evaluation - Your property’s value depends on a number of market conditions, including the recent sales price of other homes in your area. We will provide a detailed market of these recent sales, as well as homes that are under contract and currently available for sale.
  • Asking price from that market evaluation - We will recommend a range of pricing. After studying the market analysis, the seller will decide the list price.

Property Condition and Marketing Plan

  • Property condition - We will offer staging advice so that you can present your property in the best possible light.  A buyer’s first impression is absolutely crucial. If needed, we can also provide names of tradespeople for repairs or updates. 
  • Professional photographs and virtual tour - With 85% of home buyers beginning their search on the Internet, professional photos and virtual tours are the foundation of a successful marketing program.  Wide angled, high fidelity still photos and/or “interactive virtual tours” are staples of our program.
  • Property brochures - our branded marketing brochures integrate full bleeds, high fidelity photos on a 100lb Glossy Cover Stock with extra UV coating to enhance the final image.  Every photo is designed to accentuate the focal points of your home.  All materials are printed on the Xerox DocuColor i-Gen3, the most advanced digital press in the country.

Placement in MRIS

Your home will placed in the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS) database, which allows tens of thousands of agents from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and The District of Columbia the ability to easily find and sell your home.

Internet Presence

In today’s market, 85% of home buyers begin their search on the Internet. Because internet marketing is our specialty, your home will have unrivaled online exposure, to include the following websites:

  • KoitzGroup.com - Using advanced search engine optimization processes, aggressive pay-per-click marketing, and targeted magazine advertisements directing people to our website, we are proud to have one of the most sophisticated and visible real estate websites in the Washington Metropolitan area. We get hundreds of visitors a day and you will benefit from this tremendous exposure.
  • Craigslist.com - The king of the online classifieds is an incredibly valuable tool in the online marketing process.  Our listings coordinator will submit your home into Craigslist upon placing it into the Multiple Listing System.  New postings are placed to announce open houses.      
  • Christie’s Great Estates - Christie’s Great Estates is the largest international network of independent real estate brokers specializing in important properties.  Christie’s has chosen Long & Foster to represent them in certain marketing areas.  Qualifying properties will be featured on their site.
  • LongandFoster.com - With a market share of over 30% in the Metropolitan area, Long & Foster’s website reports thousands of hits per day.  Your property will be prominently displayed on this popular site.
  • Realtor.com - From the time we enter your home into the Multiple Listing System, it will be displayed on the most visited real estate website in the country
  • Homedatabase.com - Another popular, and consumer friendly website, Homesdatabase, is one of the largest real estate search portals in the region.  Your home will be automatically uploaded to our website in Homesdatabase.com after being placed in The Multiple Listing System.
  • Long & Foster's Extraordinary Properties - Homes featured in Long & Foster’s Extraordinary Properties® magazine (an award-winning, quarterly publication of upper-brackets properties) are featured on this exclusive website.
  • WashingtonPost.com – Sunday open house ads submitted by the Out-Group will also appear on this highly visited online publication.

Every home gets its own “Online Name”

An underrated component of online marketing giving each home an easy-to-remember online identity brings potential buyers to a site that advertises your home, not a site that advertises your agent.  We have invested in domain rights to a myriad of memorable urls just waiting for your home!

Direct Marketing

  • Photos and details of your property will be shared with tens of thousands of Realtors through the MRIS and targeted e-mail campaigns.
  • Professionally designed, oversized property mailers with 100lb Glossy Cover Stock with extra UV coating will be sent to targeted areas.

Print Marketing

Your home may be placed in any of these publications:

  • The Washington Post - With a circulation of almost 1,000,000 readers on Sunday, this is where we place our open house advertisements.  Our in-house copy-writer will make sure that your ad gets prominent placement and visibility. 
  • The Gazette - A weekly paper that hits the streets on Wednesdays, this local publication is highly read and real estate photo ads are well received.
  • Bethesda Magazine - Published 6 times a year, this relatively new but highly successful magazine focuses its attention on the communities of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Cabin John, Kensington, and Potomac.
  • Washington Spaces Magazine - This unique publication highlights what it deems to be “exceptional homes, people, and great ideas for living the best life in the Washington, DC metropolitan area” and is, therefore, a wonderful resource for marketing high end or truly distinctive properties.
  • Long & Foster’s Extraordinary Properties - Long & Foster’s award-winning magazine of upscale homes is published quarterly and has a circulation of 200,000 copies per issue.
  • Christie's Great Estates - Published 7 times a year, and with a readership of over 100,000, this exclusive magazine is only for properties in the top 10% of the Washington Metropolitan market.
  • The Northwest Current - One of our “go to” weekly newspapers when marketing in Washington, D.C.’s Northwest corridor, this neighborhood publication has a circulation of over 55,000.
  • The Hill or Roll Call - Both of these weekly papers are highly regarded by both Capitol Hill residents and staffers, and therefore are valuable assets to our marketing protocols.

Yard Signs

  • When allowed, we will install a distinctive Long & Foster yard sign at your property.  Sign calls often produce some of the best prospects.

We’re Always Here

  • As either a buyer or a seller, you will find that we are always available to you.  There’s no such thing as a “dumb” question and handholding is part of our job.  We’ve even been offered hourly therapy fees!
  • Weekly updates – At a minimum, we will contact you weekly via telephone or emails to discuss current market conditions, marketing plan, showing feedback, area sales and possible price adjustments.

Marketing Your Home From Start To Finish

Our first job is to market your property and attract buyers.  Then, when we receive an offer on your house, we use our expertise to help you negotiate and review the offer, oversee the inspection process, keep on top of the loan process and make sure that the closing goes smoothly.  We will: 

  • Present all offers
  • Examine the buyer’s qualifications to buy
  • Negotiate the offer
  • Help in closing the sale (i.e., home and termite inspections)
  • Attend and represent you at settlement
  • Become your realtor for life!

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