Complete real estate information about the Gatlinburg area real estate market and everything related to it including Pigeon Forge and Sevierville as well as the rest of Sevier County and our Great Smoky Mountain National Park area. Current market statistics and new listings including foreclosures are also highlighted here.
When Marketing ANY Real Estate, the Right Picture is Crucial!
A client of ours who is relocating from West Palm Beach to live here in Sevier County, TN called this morning to update me as to his progress in this effort. He listed his FL house a couple of days ago with a Florida real estate agent who came very highly recommended but sadly the results since then have been anything but professional. Seemingly rushed, the agent hurried through the feature list options that his local MLS dictates, but the real crime is the primary photo that he took of the property. With no regard to the position in the sky of the sun relative to the front of the home, the resulting photo is very dark and doesn't show the property in a complementary light whatsoever.
Florida Drive By Shooting
Several years ago, I wrote in this space about a Sevierville Drive by Shooting. Don't be alarmed, this is my own nickname for some of the horrible photos that we see here taken by Gatlinburg area real estate agents. They simply lean out through their car window and without a moment's consideration pull the trigger on another poorly composed photograph. This is indeed crucial because that first front view exterior photo is what determines whether or not a potential buyer chooses to look further at a home or pass on it to instead consider a different property that is more aesthetically pleasing. Without an effective and attractive main photo, even the best priced real estate won't get the attention it deserves. In an oversupplied market like the one we are currently in here in East Tennessee, we need every buyer we can get. That is why we go to extremes to get the best photos possible, even if it requires being at the property at sunrise (which I do often)! Here is an example of thew way we take pictures:
Tennessee Sunrise Shooting
This listing of ours became a pending sale at only 15 days on the market, partially because of the quality of the photographs as well as a very effective marketing description. To have your Smoky Mountain property properly showcased and to get the best price possible, contact us.
We have recently listed 4 otherwise unrelated Smoky Mountain true luxury properties in Sevier County and these estates are absolutely breathtaking. Whether you are looking for an incredible view from a huge mountain side home overlooking Gatlinburg, a spectacular 100+ acre horse farm estate in the Wears Valley area of Sevierville, the landmark Gatlinburg Castle, or just desire your own massive pristine property surrounded by the State and National Forests, we can satisfy your urge to own an undoubtedly unique Smoky Mountain estate. Click on the caption under each of the pictures below to be directed to a full description of these remarkable Gatlinburg area estate properties.
Last month, I expressed some concern that our 2012 winning streak for Smoky Mountain residential real estate sales was going to be broken. Unlike the first 8 months of the 2012, September's results did NOT exceed those of September 2011. I also reminded readers that one month does not a trend make and that we would need to wait a couple of months to get a clearer indication of where our Gatlinburg area real estate market was headed. That caution turns out to be quite well thought because the latest residential sales results for our Gatlinburg area real estate market seem to be much better, with the early results already being better than most recent year's October results. Here is my preliminary table showing the good news:
Gatlinburg area sales rocketed past January 2016's tally and we haven't even got all of the sales reported yet. Because this is only the preliminary total, we could rocket past 2006's red-hot all time record of 210 sales. Here is the initial report of January 2017's blistering sales pace for Smoky Mountain residential real estate sales:
Because of some MLS data errors, January's average sales price is not shown on the report above, but hopefully will be soon...