We’re Here for You
Since 1968, LandVest has been the trusted resource for great properties. Clients, fiduciaries, and top media outlets like Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times rely on LandVest for sound advice and exceptional results. During these challenging and complex times, we are here for you.
To stay virtually connected while we socially distance, LandVest’s command of technology keeps our listings in front of buyers, sellers, fellow industry professionals, and news outlets.
How We’re Using Technology
- Videos Tailored for Web and Social Platforms
- 3D Tours
- LandVest Exclusive Web Features (e.g.”What We Love”)
- Digital Floor Plans
- Detailed Property Profiles
- Web Syndication
- Private Listing Websites
- Blog and Social Media Features Tell Your Property’s Story
- Live Tours and Virtual Open Houses
Communicate and Transact
- Dotloop or DocuSign for Signatures
- Listing-Specific Market Activity Reports
- Timely Market Analytics
Brokerage FAQ in Uncertain Times
Should I Take My House Off the Market?
If you are committed to selling in a timely fashion, generally no. Buyers are looking, and while transactions have slowed, we are putting deals together. More people are online than ever before. Why miss the opportunity to be there when a buyer makes their move?
How Do You Know People Are Looking?
Web visits to landvest.com are up 23% over this time last year. Over a two-week period in March, our web site traffic increased by 321%. Facebook click-throughs to LandVest.com were up 241%.
Should I Lower My Price?
Talk with your broker. The key is to have your property priced appropriately relative to current data. Some buyers will look for price reductions, but timing is critical to stay advantaged relative to competing properties on the market.
If I Leave Our Property On, Won’t the Listing Get Stale?
If it is priced right, it will sell. If it isn’t and lingers on the market, we can help you refresh the listing visually and through technology.
I Don’t Want People Touring Inside Our Home
Understood. Technology allows much of today’s home-buying process to be done virtually, including virtual tours and transaction processing. In some situations, buyers may be able to drive by or tour the outside of the property, and inside tours may be conducted with applications such as Facetime, WhatsApp, and Google Meet.
In the Meantime, What Are You Doing to Market Our Property?
This is a great time to promote your property online. Web traffic is way up, and we are using the increased attention to tell the stories of our special properties. This is accelerating the trend toward digital advertising. Many media outlets, particularly event-related sponsorships, and printed marketing materials are shifting to digital promotions. We are in daily contact with advertising venues and coming up with exclusive opportunities and innovative ways to get buyers to your listing online.
What Are You Doing to Comply with Health and Safety Rules?
- No open houses.
- Virtual showings with Facetime, WhatsApp, or similar technology are the preferred approach.
- Exterior-only showings are the next best choice, as permitted locally.
- Interior, in-person showings as necessary and permitted locally.
- Showings are conducted under strict health and safety practices (gloves, masks, sanitizer, distancing, etc.).
- Showings only if the seller and broker are in agreement that a showing has very low health risks for all involved.
- All buyers verified as healthy, highly-qualified, and ready to act.
Why Should I Buy or Sell Now?
Hindsight shows that people who purchased during, or immediately after, tumultuous events are handsomely rewarded. For sellers, the advantage is to work with pricing that is more closely linked to the pre-crisis levels. For buyers, some sellers will have no choice or overreact, so there will be some distressed sale opportunities. In both cases, there is a first-mover advantage. Every situation is different and we are here to help advise.