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Social media such as Facebook and Twitter is on everyone’s lips nowadays, from university students using it to network with their classmates, to businesses sharing their latest venture or new creation. Networking with people – from your own town to those across the world – has become the norm. With this is mind, could social media marketing be used to sell your home? It’s being used in much more productive ways than simple friend connection, and with just a few simple guidelines, your home could be reaching your target audience within hours.

Here are our Top 5 Tips to sell your house effectively using social media:

Do your research – Have others done the same in your area? Have a search around your local area via social media, and see if you can find any success stories. Ask them questions, and learn any helpful facts about your area and its social media selling potential from those with experience.

Lay the foundations – Set up a social media page for your house via Facebook and Twitter. Both have advantages: Facebook is great for imagery, and Twitter is ideal for networking locally. Create a page you would want to look at if you were a buyer. Have a strong cover and profile photo of the property, and details of its location in the text boxes.

Sell it! – If you want to attract potential local buyers, ensure your images are spot on. A professional photographer would come in handy here. Get rid of clutter, and make each room look homely. Facebook has the advantage of videos too; why not get a video made? A showcase or walk-through of your home is an ideal way to let people see more of the property. Make your home sellable through quality creative content. Is it near good schools, for example? Tell them so.

Share it – Share your pages via your Facebook and Twitter accounts with your friends, and ask them to share it on to their friends too. This immediately opens your network. Do you have a blog or a website? Share it on here. Put it on the footer of your personal emails. Network on Twitter too; search for people looking for property in your area, and comment on their tweets.

Be interactive – You hopefully will start getting likes and comments from potential buyers; ensure you check the page daily to answer these, or risk losing prospective viewers.

One of our favourite examples of how successful social media selling can be, is a woman called Betsy Talbot who was setting off around the world with her husband, and wanted a quick sale. By networking and running the Twitter account to sound like the house was doing the talking, the house was sold within two months. One of our favourite lines: “I love watching you stroll by me on the way to Fremont Sunday Market. If you lived here you could park in my garage!”

In the next few years we could well see more properties being sold through social media.  With such interesting developments in the property market happening all the time, it’s worth spending a little effort seeing if you can make it work for you.

If you’d like my help to sell your home more effectively, please answer a few short questions here and if I think I can help you, I’ll be in touch.

Today’s post is by Andrea Morgan, Twitter’s very own @RightmoveAddict

I remember when I first got interested in property, I had moved back home and decided I enjoyed my own space and wanted my first home.  I went to viewing after viewing, nothing caught my fancy.  One day I was driving down a street and my mum said, that house would be perfect, I agreed.  Spookily the house went on the market the following week, I viewed and bought – job done!

Life with property has not been as simple as then but one thing that has increased is my passion for property.  My family think I am so funny and always joke about it calling me “Kirsty”, but yet who do they come to for property advice?  After joining twitter Rightmove asked me to write a blog about being a Rightmove Addict, have to say I was honoured. Since writing my Rightmove Blog, it came apparent that there are hundreds of ‘me’ out there.

What I mean, is people who search on Rightmove or other property sites for not just buying, but for dream houses, to look at the local market, just to see what a particular property looks likeinside.  People who can spot a show home sign a mile away, not the big development signs but the little yellow ones. People who look in estate agent windows when passing, make note of properties that go on the market in their area and people who are property potty.

Some people commented on my blog that they were annoyed that I was looking at property online with no intention to buy.   Online property sites have allowed greater access to the market, it has increased peoples passion about property.  I wouldn’t mind the world looking at my house online as it only takes one to buy.

I have now many twitter friends in the property industry and some very likeminded people.  Its great as I can listen to differing opinions to the market and see other peoples ideas of a great property.  Tuesday’s Rightmove Crush is great fun, and I have now found myself researching properties the night before.

So to all you addicts out there, don’t struggle with your addiction on your own, there are others out there who will enjoy the journey with you.  So come and join the gang, share your highs, your lows, your ideas and most of all, share your love for property.

If you’d like my help to sell your home more effectively, please answer a few short questions here and if I think I can help you, I’ll be in touch.