When posting your listing for sale or rent, here are some best practices for increasing the chances of getting it sold or rented.
Having great photos versus ordinary photos can literally be the difference between selling your listing or not selling it. Here are a few points Use the best camera you have available to take your photos.
One of the biggest factors of selling your listing is the price. Not only are potential tiny house dwellers wanting to downsize their homes, they are also wanting to downsize their expenses. We recommend initially pricing your listing at a competitive price that you feel is fair and what potential buyers or renters would consider to be fair as well. Remember, you can always change the price if you need to in your dashboard.
The title should be very accurate and descriptive but also concise. Look at the title of your listing as its elevator pitch. Think of the best selling attribute and Here are a few quick examples of good titles:
Victorian Styling Cottage With Stairs To Access Loft
Off Grid Yurt With Lovely Stream On Property
Micro Apartment In The Heart of SoHo
Lightweight Tiny House Perfect For Frequent Travel
Refurbished 1800's Cabin Secluded In The Forest
20' Container Home Built For Full-Time Living
2 Bedroom Tiny House Well-Suited For A Small Family
The description of your listing should start out with the most important details first and then gradually move towards things that are less important. The first paragraph should be an "overview" that explains the listing overall and perhaps the back story if applicable.
One of the best ways to increase the overall exposure of your listing is to do a video tour of it and have it posted on The Tiny House Listings YouTube channel. With 1/2 million subscribers, you'll get instant access to a very large audience of tiny house lovers looking to purchase a tiny house.
Additionally, we will embed the video tour into your listing which will help give potential buyers a better idea of what your listing is all about.
Want to share your video tour and get your listing alot of exposure? Email us and we'll send over the quick details.
Lead response time
In a study conducted by Dr. James Oldroyd of MIT, a real estate agent's odds of converted an online lead into a sale are increased 100 times if they respond to the lead within 5 minutes. While many of the factors listed in this guide will help you get more leads, your response time to a lead is most likely the most important factor to converting genuinely interested leads into your buyers or renters.
Be assertive, positive, update and take the can-do approach
In selling, it's important that your help your customer. You give them every opportunity to purchase your listing and help them tackle obstacles that could prevent them from purchasing it. Here are examples...
"Thanks for your message! I'm sorry but my tiny house doesn't come with land, but here's my number, perhaps I can help you find a great spot to park it."
"No I don't offer financing but I know of a bank that's offering financing for tiny houses. Give me a call and I'd be more than happy to help walk you through it."
"Yes the house does have a compost toilet! Great question. What else can I answer for you? My tiny house is perfect for full-time living and there's a good chance it's perfect for you."
Get them on the phone
Research shoes that speaking to someone on the phone increases your chances of turning your potential buyer or renter into an actual customer. Do you best to get him or her on the phone and you'll be able to get a better idea of how you can help them purchase or rent your listing.
Above all, please remember that we are here to help. It's our job to ensure your experience and decision to work with us is successful and enjoyable. Click the support chat button in the lower right-hand corner any time for help or feedback.
Show them your face
You can add a photo of yourself that is displayed in your listing. Here's an example:
Use our support articles
We are constantly adding support articles to cover the most commonly-asked questions by both potential buyers and rented as well as listers. For example, if someone says "How do I get my tiny house delivered to my location" you could link your lead to this article.
This gives you more credibility and makes the entire process of selling or renting your listing that much easier. You can upload your profile photo here.