5 Tips for placing the best free property ads on Junk Mail

Buying and selling property, including through free property ads, in South Africa is a lucrative business right now. More and more South Africans are realising the value of investing in their own property, that’s why we’re seeing a booming property market and have excellent investment opportunities knocking on our doors.

selling a house with free property ads

If you are thinking of selling property, now is definitely the time to do it. But before you do, think about how you are going to advertise your property to the right buyer. If you go about it the right way, you can advertise in a cost-effective way, communicate with potential buyers and sell your property as quick as you can say “Sold!”.

Here are 5 great tips for posting your free property ads on Junk Mail:

1. Don’t spend money if you don’t have to

In today’s economy we all want to do as much as we can to save a few pennies, right? Well, what if I told you to advertise your property and get it sold actually doesn’t have to cost you a cent? Whether you’re a private seller or an estate agent, consider getting a free property listing and making use of great online advertising channels such as Junk Mail Classifieds.

Yes, Junk Mail is one of the most visited websites in South Africa where you can post free property ads and reach thousands of potential buyers. Not only is advertising on Junk Mail free, but you receive a host of great ad editing, management and promotion options to make your ad that much more effective and sell your property fast.

2. Place a free ad in the right categories

In order for your ad on Junk Mail to reach the right viewers and potential buyers, make sure that you don’t just place a free ad, but that you place it in the right category, i.e. Property for Sale, and right sub-category, for example ‘Bachelor Flat for sale’ or ‘Holiday Accommodation for sale’ etc. Whether you are selling a house or a bachelor flat, Junk Mail has that perfect category for you.

property categories on junk mail

3. Optimise your free property ads to get the most views

Before creating your free property listing, check if you’ve optimised your ad for maximum exposure and included all the necessary information. It’s a fact that ads with ample information about a property plus multiple colour, good quality pictures gets better response.

So be sure to portray your property in the best light by providing as much details as possible. Specify the size of the property, the floor area, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, whether it’s furnished or unfurnished, pets are allowed or not, the price etc.

property listings

Write a captivating ad-title. When selling property, put yourself in a buyer’s shoe. If you were searching the site for property, what would you be typing into the search bar? Use that as a guideline. A good title for example would be: “2 Bedroom townhouse in Somerset-West for sale”. It’s to the point and gives enough information to draw the visitor to click on your ad to read more. After writing your attention-grabbing title, provide more detailed information in the description box provide.

Lastly and very importantly, include the region in which your free property ads should be placed as well as your contact details on which a potential buyer can reach you.

4. Promote your ad selling property

Because a website such as Junk Mail, and especially our Property for Sale section, receives such high volumes in traffic, an ad, unfortunately, can move very quickly down the search results as new ads are placed by the minute.

junk mail top ads

Junk Mail has come up with a solution for this to help keep advertisers’ free property listing at the top and visible with fantastic ad promote options like Top Ad, Bump Up and Home Page ads. These promote options will make your ad visible for longer and increase your chances of selling your property fast dramatically. Send an email to promotemyads@junkmail.co.za to find out more.

5. Use social media to your advantage

Social media is an awesome way to spread the word that you are selling a house, so use it to your advantage. You’ll see on your published Junk Mail ad there is a host social media buttons, including Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, WhatsApp etc. Share your ad with friends and family, or if you are an agent, share your ad(s) on your company Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also ask others to share it for you, and before you know it, your property advertised on Junk Mail, will be sold.

free property listings on social media

So if you are thinking ‘I need to sell my house’, then don’t sit on it, follow these great tips, post your

Liezl Grobler

Digital Copy Editor, Blogger, SEO Writer and Online Marketing…

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