Selling Your Home: WHY SANDRA
As your Salt Spring Island Home Finder, Sandra Smith is committed to offering you unsurpassed service in the Gulf Islands real estate market.
"I am thrilled to help you find your ideal island real estate. It is my personal goal to exceed your expectations with hard work and integrity."
Why Use a Realtor
The sale of a home is the largest financial transaction in which many of us will ever be involved. It is important that you fully understand the process as well as all the documents involved. Selling your home is a major event! This section is intended to help you become an informed consumer and understand the role of your realtor and its importance.
Comprehensive Market Analysis (CMA)
As a complimentary service, Sandra Smith will complete a comprehensive market analysis of your home, using comparison and cost analysis. It is important the home is priced right and to ensure this, careful market research must be done. Sandra is happy to undertake a market evaluation of your home at any time.
Marketing is key to selling your home. As your realtor, Sandra Smith will have a comprehensive plan to offer, including use of quality photos, the internet, and print advertising.
Only photos that bring out the best attributes of your property will be used and Sandra Smith can offer an extensive photography shoot using a well known island photographer.
Promotion via internet web sites is an absolute necessity when selling real estate on Salt Spring. It is important that your realtor has a quality site that can be found by buyers. Prominent web advertising gives your home 24-hour exposure, 7 days a week, to a world of possible buyers. If you list with Sandra Smith your home will be featured on the following sites:
www.saltspringhomefinder.com: this site has been designed for search engine optimization. A good website is more than just visually appealing. The content must be good enough to be found by search engines. Traffic to this site will continue to increase with the help of services.
www.saltspringmarket.com: this is one of Salt Spring’s most active web sites, with over 10,000 visits per month. Not only is www.saltspringhomefinder.com linked to this site, but it is done so with a banner advertisement.
www.saltspringtoday.com: as the Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce website, this is another high traffic site. Sandra is a member of the chamber and also has a direct real estate link on this site.
www.gulfislands.net: this is the site of our local Gulf Islands Driftwood newspaper. Your home will be seen here as all houses and property featured in the newspaper’s booklet Real Estate: Your Real Estate Source Book For the Gulf Islands, will also be shown on the website.
www.mls.ca: All Multiple Listings are placed on the MLS web site.
Other smaller links are also being developed all the time, as ongoing research pinpoints the best markets for your home.
Traditional Print Advertising
Sandra Smith also believes in the importance of print advertising, and will not compromise on quality. Traditional print advertising will occur in:
Real Estate: Your Real Estate Sourcebook for the Gulf Islands
This is a monthly real estate magazine that covers all the Gulf Islands and is prominently displayed at ferries and throughout the island with a distribution of 13,500.
Gulf Islands Driftwood & The Vancouver Sun
The Driftwood may introduce your listing in Aqua or in the weekly publication or The Vancouver Sun Business Section is utilized once a week on a rotating basis.
Distribution of home brochures are extensive, predominantly through electronic means. Quality feature sheets are distributed to offices on Salt Spring Island as well as being placed on the multiple listing service for viewing and printing by viewers wordwide. Brochures of properties for sale are also featured on Sandra's own site www.SaltspringHomeFinder.com.