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What Makes Us Successful   ♦   Our Marketing Approach   ♦   Networks & Affiliations   ♦   Online Presence   ♦   Fine Properties International

Washington Fine Properties' marketing utilizes the most successful media outlets and networking opportunities for connecting with prospective buyers. This is done through the implementation of our powerful marketing campaign tailor-made for your property.

Because each offering is unique, so is our approach to finding the most suitable buyer. Our program is designed to "cover the landscape" where prospective buyers look to find available offerings. Although an individual plan for your property will be designed for its entry to the market, our efforts will most often consist of a combination of the following elements. Your agent will work with you to decide what is most appropriate and to develop a plan around your schedule and goals.

Our Selling Services

Immediate Notification of Buyers & Top Producers

 
Notification of Buyers

BUYER LISTS

Through our extensive data-based systems, Washington Fine Properties will access the names of all active and registered prospective buyers organized by "categories of interest." We generate the most comprehensive search-specific client lists available through our corporate operations, outstanding agent base, and powerful marketing efforts.

When a property is first listed with Washington Fine Properties, the company matches the property against specific categories of interest to buyers. These include location, size, architectural period or style, and amenities.

We immediately notify potential buyers of the availability of the home and provide them with detailed information to describe the offering. Our relationship with agents and brokers from other firms allows us to notify them of

offerings that may be suitable for their registered clients. Our sales associates follow up with interested parties to discuss the offering and, if appropriate, schedule a tour.

FOCUSED MAILING LISTS

  • Washington DC prospective buyers (by price and location)
  • DC, Northern VA and Suburban MD property owners
  • Selected lists by "property-specific" categories, such as: architectural period or style, price, acreage, property amenities, executive/diplomatic housing, and geographic region or neighborhood.

Our Priority Mailing Lists include corporate executives, financial advisors, attorneys, ambassadors, venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, international representatives of foreign buyers, and real estate professionals.

TOP PRODUCERS IN THE CAPITAL AREA

Top-producing DC, MD, and VA brokers receive copies of your brochure to notify them of the offering and to encourage their participation. We share commission equitably with all brokers participating in a sale. This practice has ensured excellent cooperation with brokers in the area.


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MRIS

The Metropolitan Regional Information System (MRIS) is the area's multiple listing service. Once your property is entered into the system, nearly 50,000 registered agents and their clients will have access to details concerning your offering.

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INTERNET MARKETING

Washington Fine Properties' web site, wfp.com, is rich with features for prospective buyers. The site maximizes the power of internet marketing by delivering global reach through our affiliations with the finest international networks.

Strategically developed and tailored for our website, our state-of-the-art Map Search and MLS integration allow buyers and sellers from across the globe to search all brokers' listings in our market quickly. This exposure ensures our sellers the ability to achieve the highest price for their home.

Property offerings are also featured on WashingtonPost.com, Trulia.com, Zillow.com, Realtor.com, HomesDatabase.com, Postlets.com, Maps.Google.com, LuxuryRealEstate.com, Regents.com, LeadingRE.com, and RELOHomeSearch.com.

EMAIL MARKETING

We are able to increase your property's exposure on the web through direct email marketing. Our iFlyers accentuate your property with vivid photos and text. In keeping with the aesthetics of our print advertising materials, the iFlyer is mailed to an extensive list of thousands of agents around the Capital Region, including our exclusive directory of top-producing agents.

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Our I-Flyers deliver immediate notification of new listings with photos, video and virtual tours to potential Buyers, Agents and Brokers.

VIRTUAL TOURS

It is more important than ever to take advantage of the power of the Internet to ensure that potential buyers find your home and have the ability to experience it easily on the web. We have the most comprehensive online tours available. Each features up to 50 large, high-quality photos. We ensure that buyers and agents see stunning photos of every Washington Fine Properties' listing.

Our virtual tours create visual impact and excitement with bold, liquid-screen displays and one-click access to slide shows, HD videos, guided floor plans, immersive 360-degree spherical panoramas, interactive maps, touchscreen compability and much more.


Worldwide Affiliations

 
Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldLuxuryRealEstate.comFine Properties InternationalLuxury Real Estate - RegentsMayfair Internatonal Realty

The "democratization of luxury" has spawed a number of luxury networks, publications, and web sites today. Some firms can only market internationally within the confines of their own network. We were once affiliated with such a network, but decided it was more important to belong to the "best of the best" networks, giving our clients greater international exposure than any singular network could possibly provide. This benefits you, our client, by giving you targeted exposure where you need it most.

Fine Properties International connects our clientele to the absolute finest companies in the real estate industry, worldwide. These affiliations create a distinct advantage in a highly competitive market, providing exposure for our properties to the world's finest quality sources of buyers in the luxury real estate marketplace.

Learn More About Our International Affiliations & Networks


Open Houses & Signage

 
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OPEN HOUSES

With our client's approval, we will conduct both "Broker's" and "Public" open houses on a regular basis in accordance with your marketing schedule. The Broker's open is a forum for all agents and brokers in the Capital Region to preview your offering. The Public open provides potential buyers the opportunity to experience your property firsthand. Both are heavily marketed through print and online channels, providing significant exposure for your property.

SIGNAGE

For Sale signs are an important element in the sales process. A Washington Fine Properties' sign sends a message of quality and lends credibility to the listing. Our signs are impeccably maintained and placed on appropriate properties depending on community restrictions and the approval of our clients.

SALES MEETINGS & PRICING TOUR

More than 95% of people considering purchasing a home seek help from a real estate professional. It is therefore critical to market and expose your home both to potential buyers and the real estate agents who represent them. Washington Fine Properties conducts weekly sales meetings to allow our agents to network and share details concerning what is currently on the market, what properties will be coming on for sale, and what buyers are currently in the market. Matches are often made between sellers' and buyers' agents at these meetings. All of our listings are included on a WFP agent tour to assist in the pricing process and to further provide exposure to the agent community.


Brochures & Direct Mail

 

SUPERIOR COLOR PRINT MATERIALS

We produce high-quality color materials for all of our properties. We have a wide range of pieces designed to be used together to market your home. These include two- and four-page brochures, oversize direct-mail cards, and more. We ensure that when buyers and agents come to your home, they leave with a print piece that stands out in the market.


Property Advertisements

 
  • Property Advertisements: Washingtonian
  • Property Advertisements: Luxury Real Estate
  • Property Advertisements: Washington Life
  • Property Advertisements: Bethesda Magazine
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PRINT ADVERTISING

Our firm takes advertising more seriously than any other real estate firm in the Nation's Capital. Each of our listings, regardless of price, benefits from our experience-based strategies and methods.

Washington Fine Properties' two-tiered advertising program differentiates our firm in the marketplace. Our programs are strategically designed to provide our listings with the most extensive local exposure available and, when appropriate, far-reaching national and international marketing. Our sellers are assured access to the largest audience of qualified buyers in the world.

Our branded print advertisements provide all of our listings individual and cross-marketing benefits—each property markets another.

These advertisements can be seen regularly in the Washington, DC, area's most recognizable publications, such as Washingtonian; Washington Life; The Washington Post Real Estate section; DC (Modern Luxury) Magazine; The Georgetowner; The Northwest, Dupont, Georgetown, and Foggy Bottom Current; Hill Rag; Potomac Almanac; Bethesda Magazine; Arlington Magazine; Alexandria Gazette Packet; Great Falls, McLean and Arlington Sun Gazette; élan magazine, and more.

In the Virginia Countryside, our advertisements are positioned in the Middleburg Life, Middleburg Eccentric, In & Around Horse Country, Rappahannock News, and The Piedmont Virginian, as well as many Spring and Fall Race and Hunt ads including The prestigious Virginia and International Gold Cup Races.


Fine Properties International Portfolio Magazine

 
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Our award-winning Fine Properties International Portfolio publication showcases a collection of Washington Fine Properties' current luxury property offerings and Private Placement listings over $1 million.

Fine Properties International Portfolio is distributed to private clients, target markets, selected offices and agents in the brokerage community, and to national and international networks representing high-end clients worldwide. It is also distributed to all homes assessed over $1million within the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, MD, Northern Virginia, and the Virginia Hunt Country.

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