|Re: Manual of nuts & bolts -- selling a home in cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Mac Thomson (macheartwoodcohousing.com)|
|Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 05:53:46 -0700 (PDT)|
Here's what we have on our "Marketing Your Home" webpage: > Marketing Ideas for Home Sellers and Landlords > 02/16/10 > > > The Membership team maintains community listings at the Cohousing Association > website and the Intentional Communities website promoting the Heartwood > Cohousing community in general, but as a community, we do not pay for > advertising individual homes for sale or rent. That’s up to the home sellers > or landlords if they so choose. > > The Membership team does maintain a What’s Available section on this website > where we will create an individual listing for your home based on information > and photos that you provide. Please see examples of other listings there and > send the Membership team information that will easily fit into that format. > > Besides the marketing work of the Membership team, it is recommended that you > take independent initiative to sell or lease your home. Here are some ideas: > •Post flyers at natural food stores, coffee shops, etc. advertising your home. > •Send periodic posts to coho-l. Coho-l is a national chat list of people > specifically interested in cohousing. It’s free and goes right to our target > market. You may need to subscribe to coho-l before posting, if so, go to the > coho-l website. > •Send periodic posts to the Heartwood community chat and the Phase 2 chat. > Lots of folks interested in Heartwood subscribe to those chat lists. You do > need to be a member of those lists to post to them. > •Place a classified ad at the Cohousing Association website. > •Place a classified ad at the Intentional Communities website. > •Place a classified ad in the Communities magazine. Send an email to the > magazine for more information. There are usually copies of the magazine in > the common house. > •Post a listing on the craigslist website. > > Please keep in mind that selling or renting a home at Heartwood is first and > foremost about selling the community and then the home. > > As a general rule, it has been found that real estate agents are not > effective in selling community homes because they are not at all familiar > with the idea of selling community rather than selling homes and they are not > connected to the community network where the likely buyers come from. -- Mac Thomson Heartwood Cohousing Southwest Colorado http://www.heartwoodcohousing.com "Two roads diverged in the woods. And I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference." -Robert Frost ********************************************************** On May 12, 2010, at 10:48 PM, cohousing-l-request [at] cohousing.org wrote: > Message: 1 > Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 22:56:25 +0000 (UTC) > From: marclancy [at] comcast.net > Subject: [C-L]_ Manual of nuts & bolts > To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org, Susan Niedringhaus > <zeemoo [at] earthlink.net>, marilyn Clancy <marclancy [at] > comcast.net> > Message-ID: > <1736231084.26012321273618585514.JavaMail.root [at] > sz0090a.emeryville.ca.mail.comcast.net> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 > > Following are the words of our Social Capital Chair, Su Neidringhaus: > > "In the interest of making our community, Harmony Village of Golden, CO, > sustainable and continuing to enjoy the benefits of a diverse and invested > group of people, we want to create support for the buyers and sellers of our > homes. We plan on doing this by understanding our future vision for our > community, giving clear, honest, consistent information to interested buyers, > providing a current list of interested buyers to the seller, MOST IMPORTANTLY > providing a manual of nuts and bolts tips for selling a cohousing home, and > providing a variety of financial strategies for purchasing a home." > > > Rather than re-inventing the wheel, do any of you have a manual you have > developed & are willing to share with us, helping us with this undertaking? > > > Marilyn Clancy Sauriol > 1007 Cottonwood Circle--Harmony Village > Golden, CO 80401
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