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The MLS is the Most Powerful Tool for Marketing Your Condo

Vancouver Condo Real Estate Video Blog #499 - February 9, 2010

The MLS is the Most Powerful Tool for Marketing Your Condo 

Ian Watt video blogs about he sometimes receives phone calls from For Sale By Owners who are having a tough time marketing their properties and Ian always explains its because you are not using the most powerful marketing tool in real estate - the MLS. If you want to voice your opinion or if you don't care for Ian's comments please email your feedback to ianwatt@ianwatt.ca and visit http://www.ianwatt.ca/RealEstateVideos for all the Ian Watt Real Estate Video Blogs.

Ian Watt: Hi Good Afternoon, its Ian Watt in Downtown Vancouver. We get email like this all the time. Somebody wants to sell their condos but they don't wanna use their realtor and they send it out say: hey just so you know I'm selling this privately and this is the price in their market value they're not a great deal or anything like that. I'm a cooperate with any realtors would give you a commission but the funny thing is, if they're selling at value and they don't put it in the MLS they're loosing out on 9,400 realtors in a Greater Vancouver area. Those are not even including like Surrey in the Valley and that kind of area either. So you're cutting out all those people. Imagine if every realtor has just one buyer. That's 9,400 buyers you are missing because you are not marketing to them via the MLS. The MLS is so powerful that that's how all the realtors find all the information and you might have a data base of 10, 15, a hundred different realtors and you send it out to them but they probably won't take it as seriously as if it's on the MLS. So think about that next time and their all different services, all different price ranges you don't have to pay a huge commission. If you just wanna get it on the MLS. My name is Ian Watt and if you have any questions. You could always email me at ianwatt@ianwatt.ca. Thank you very much and have a great day!