More potential homeowners are scouting for residential properties online. It’s more crucial than ever to use real estate sites and marketplaces when you have a property for sale. What better way to showcase your property than an engaging listing that will attract buyers? Besides double-checking your basic grammar and spelling, here are some essential rules to follow when writing property listing descriptions.
Craft an eye-catching headline.
The headline should be exceptional. Depending on where you’ll list the property, most buyers only read the headline and skim the listing before giving it a good read. It’s likely that buyers will forgo reading the remaining description if the headline doesn’t hook them in. Don’t put your effort to waste, and ensure you craft a striking headline.
For starters, an attention-grabbing headline should be short and sweet. It should also be detailed but not reach a point that it’s difficult to read. Assess the property’s features and state its most powerful selling point. Don’t be afraid to add descriptive words to your headline, especially if it fits the bill. While drafting a headline, try to write as many as possible and pick the most fitting one.
Write a straightforward introduction.
Don’t beat around the bush and tell your potential buyer what the property has to offer from the start. The opening statement should show them what to look forward to with the property. This introduction is an opportunity to expand your headline and elaborate further on the most marketable selling point.
Your introduction should flow seamlessly, keeping potential buyers reading the description until the end.
Highlight outstanding features.
No, this isn’t the part where you list how many bedrooms and bathrooms are on the property. Save that for the statistical data section of your listing. When writing a property listing description, there should be a balance between being straightforward and creative.
Does your property have tall ceilings? Stunning lake views? Perhaps, it’s a smart home that has appliances from notable brands? Add these details to your description and tell a story about the property. If you can think of any other unique features, include them in your listing.
After talking about the highlights and best features, you shouldn’t be afraid to be honest in your description. If parts in the property need work, you should tell them. After all, you don’t want to make promises you can’t keep. Don’t oversell your property but describe it in the most honest yet creative way.
Skip the jargon.
Avoid using real estate terms and acronyms that only seasoned real estate agents and buyers would understand. Make sure that the descriptions you write are inclusive and welcome buyers from all walks of life.
Pictures paint a thousand words.
Many buyers love to browse a property listing’s gallery. Hire a competent photographer to capture the home’s best aspects from attractive angles. The order of the photos should also be in chronological order from the entrance point. This order gives them a feeling that they’re taking a digital tour of their prospective new home.
Although, words can still make an impact if you accompany them with pictures. Captions on the property photos give them a hint of character that they wouldn’t otherwise find with gallery images on their own.