|Re: Anyone specialize in selling houses in cohousing communities?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Kathryn McCamant (kmccamantcohousingpartners.com)|
|Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:01:34 -0700 (PDT)|
I would love to have local realtors be well enough informed to be able to represent cohousing sales.... I do think that realtors can offer a useful service, and they should be getting to understand cohousing when there is a community in their locale as that is part of their market. That being said, I have to say I have been very dissappointed by the realtor community. I have reached out to them repeatably, and tried to educate the local community, but have seen very few cohousing sales come thru a realtor. Sometimes you can find a local realtor that will give you a flat fee or .5 - 1% commission to list the home on MLS and draw up the contracts, but assumes you'll bring in the buyer thru your own outreach. I would always offer a full buyers commission to any realtor that does bring you buyer. For resales, I recommend: Notice out to your local database (no database? That's where most existing communities drop the ball, they haven't kept a database of all the people who have come thru the community over the years...) Flyers out in all the usual places (like you did when you were first doing outreach in the development phase). Everything you can do thru CohoUS.. Classified ad, enhance your community's directory listing, put it in Cohousing Now!. It appears that many, if not most, cohousing resales come thru our communities' social networks.... So keep your community posted and up to date on the status of the sale. Remind your community members that you need their involvement to makes sure your home is sold to someone that fits well with the community. Ask them to please let everyone they know, know about the sale. Include them in showing your place, invite potential buyers to dinner, etc.... Katie -- Kathryn McCamant, President, Architect CoHousing Partners, LLC 241 Commercial Street Nevada City, CA 95959 T.530.478.1970 C.916.798.4755 www.cohousingpartners.com On 7/17/14 2:16 PM, "Edie Farwell" <edie.farwell [at] gmail.com> wrote: > >Does anyone have expertise or work as a realtor in selling houses in >cohousing communities? I ask as I am selling our wonderful house at Cobb >Hill CoHousing in Hartland, Vermont, >http://cobbhill.org/membership/sales-a-rentals and a local realtor¹s >advice was that mainstream realtors won¹t be much help, and that someone >who knows how to market well in the cohousing community would do much >better. So am wondering if anyone is a cohousing realtor or the like? > >Thanks, >Edie Farwell >edie.farwell [at] gmail.com >_________________________________________________________________ >Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
Anyone specialize in selling houses in cohousing communities? Edie Farwell, July 17 2014
- Re: Anyone specialize in selling houses in cohousing communities? Ann Zabaldo, July 17 2014
- Re: Anyone specialize in selling houses in cohousing communities? Kathryn McCamant, July 17 2014
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