If you have put your home on the market, or will be listing your home for sale, your house number is a small detail that may pay off larger than you think.
Consider how today’s buyer shops for a home. Research shows that 97 percent of consumers shopping for homes are looking online. First, they will look at the pictures (hopefully professional photo’s that have been taken by a professional photographer as first impressions DO matter) to see the house online. When viewing the property online, they will also take a look at the bird’s eye view or aerial view on the map to check out the potential neighborhood or surroundings. They might even map out how far from shopping, schools and major roads of travel the home is.
Once the initial research is done, they will certainly attempt to do the drive by. This is when you will need a visible house address as well as a real estate sign. Remember if there are several homes for sale, this will be more important as there could be many real estate signs on a single street!
These are the silent steps that buyer’s work through when selecting a potential home. Of course, nothing replaces proper pricing. It may help to have your house address displayed where it is visible, especially at night as many home shoppers will execute the driveby on their route home from work.
Catherine Lindstadt, REALTOR 631-266-6113 firstname.lastname@example.org