The signs in the driveway are cute, but let's get real here people: buyers simply won't take you seriously if you don't have an professional listing hosted on an online MLS, like Seller's Resource Group.
Now that the entire world has seemingly been taken over by interconnectedness, technology and everything, you as a seller are really shooting yourself in the foot if you're not tapping into that valuable resource to reach people and create interest.
Released in the National Association of Realtors 2009 Statistics Sheet-where they compile endless amounts of data on everything involved in the real estate market-is some very demonstrative data showing that people are using the internet in greater numbers and with greater success.
According to last year's NAR Stat Sheet, more that 9 out 10 buyers (94%) used the Internet to find their homes. Likewise, 90% of sellers list their homes online. So if you are one of the few that aren't listing online, you're cutting yourself off from 94% (!!) of buyers and remaining within the 10% minority. Plus, since only 11% of the market is For Sale by Owner-driven, you'll do well to cater to buyers that have an agent working for them. They won't even glimpse your house if you don't have an honest-to-goodness MLS.
The stats are in and there's just no way to deny it anymore. An online presence, when selling your home, is becoming the norm-and fast. So stay up on your prowess. Seller's Resource Group is a great place to start. Not only do you get a professional looking listing service, but you have plenty of help at your fingertips-from online video tutorials to forums and communities with countless resources.